At a Glance

DURATION OF TREATMENT 30 minutes
ANAESTHESIA REQUIRED None (anaesthetic cream can be applied if required)
CONTRAINDICATION Individuals with a known hypersensitivity to hyaluronic acid. Pregnancy and breastfeeding.
DOWNTIME
1 2 3 4 5
Very little with mild swelling and possibly mild bruising. This can be easily concealed with make-up.
DOWNTIME
1 2 3 4 5
Very little with mild swelling and possibly mild bruising. This can be easily concealed with make-up.
RESULTS Hydrates, improves lines & wrinkles and lifts.
EFFECTIVE FOR Hand Rejuvenation • Crepey skin around the face, and eyes • Neck rejuvenation • Body Rejuvenation – Crepey arms and knees
NUMBER OF TREATMENTS Two initial treatments followed by maintenance treatments every six months.
PRICE Profhilo prices start from £350. Finance available here.

What is Profhilo?

The science behind Profhilo is fascinating. Prof. Chiara Schiraldi and Prof. Mario de Rosa developed the technology at the Second University of Naples. It is the first stabilised hyaluronic acid based product without the use of chemical cross-linking agents (BDDE). During the process, low and high molecular weight hyaluronic acid bond together using a patented completely chemical-free, thermal process that confers structural and rheologic stability. By creating these natural bonds, hyaluronic acid fillers are stabilised and confer longevity, meaning they don’t break down within a week or two of injection.

As a result, Profhilo is an excellent option for the earlier prevention of lines, wrinkles and loss of volume as a result of ageing and reduction in collagen and elastin in the skin.

Profhilo won’t produce lumps and bumps and therefore is fantastic for areas like the neck where fillers can’t provide as much of a flawless, smooth solution.

Profhilo can flow freely through the dermis and subcutaneous tissues in a way that traditional hyaluronic acid fillers cannot. This means that it has exceptional results for areas that are difficult to treat with fillers such as the forehead, hands inner arms and neck.

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Before & After Gallery

“I have never had such good results”, Susan (57)

“I just moved to Farnham from London and I was concerned that I would not have local access to the newest and highest quality treatments as I did in London. In fact, I now benefit from equal, if not better treatments that are much more professionally administered. I have never had such good results with both filler and botox as I have had with Dr. Rekha Tailor.”

“Very refreshing approach”, Female patient (53)

“Dr Tailor very knowledgeable & gentle in her approach leaving you time to go away & have a think before embarking on any treatments. She gave a new insight into how my face can be refreshed without going down my usual Botox & Tear Trough route & it certainly worked!!! She’s incredibly engaging & has now put together a proper skin plan for me, & again for me to go away & have a read rather than being forced into anything. Very refreshing approach & reassuring that there are some decent cosmetic surgeons out there. A worthwhile trip for sure & someone I believe I’ll be with for a while as this was my first experience of the clinic.”

“Highly professional advice”, Female Patient (49)

“Dr Tailor offers highly professional advice and service putting you at ease and giving confidence in her procedures. I have recommended several friend already and will continue being a loyal customer for sure. Other staff at the clinic are also friendly and highly professional. Great clinic!!!”

“The only clinic I trust”, Female Patient (52)

“You are the only clinic I trust , I feel the advice is always genuine and the treatments and products are of the highest quality . Dr Taylor is extremely knowledgeable, professional and caring, a lovely person all round.”

Frequently Asked Questions

Hyaluronic acid fillers are typically stabilised by crosslinking with 1,4-butanediol diglycidyl ether (BDDE), to confer longevity. Otherwise, they would break down and eliminate within a week or two of injection.

The science behind Profhilo is fascinating. Prof. Chiara Schiraldi and Prof. Mario de Rosa developed the technology at the Second University of Naples. It is the first stabilised hyaluronic acid based product without the use of chemical cross-linking agents (BDDE). During the process, low and high molecular weight hyaluronic acid bond together using a patented completely chemical-free, thermal process that confers structural and rheologic stability.

Profhilo is available in one formulation – 64mg of hyaluronic acid in a 2ml pre-filled syringe (32mg of high molecular weight hyaluronic acid + 32mg of low molecular weight hyaluronic acid).

Owing to this new technology it was possible to combine 32mg of low molecular weight hyaluronic acid (80 – 100 KDa) and 32mg of high molecular weight hyaluronic acid (1100 – 1400 KDa) while maintaining complete manageability. It results in a total concentration of 64mg of hyaluronic acid which has never been achieved before precisely because of technological limitations. This process does not involve the use of chemical cross-linking agents and the final product, Profhilo, is pure hyaluronic acid. The formulation of hyaluronic acid with different molecular weights contained in Profhilo means that it has a Hydrolift® Action and makes it easy to inject. Studies of Profhilo have also shown significant up-regulation of collagen and elastin production. These are an outcome by both fibroblasts and keratinocytes resulting in minimal tissue inflammation.

Dr Tailor delivers the treatment to the face using the 5-point BAP (Bio Aesthetic Points) technique, the optimum method for placement of the product. We use the 5 injection points on each side of the face, away from major vessels, nerves etc. in such a way as to maximise the ‘spreadability’ of the product through diffuse regions of the cheek and jawline.

The product flows and distributes itself evenly. Moreover, it is integrating within your skin’s tissue without resistance (rather than remaining at the same place). Therefore, this makes it naturally a much less painful procedure than dermal fillers.

Profhilo won’t produce lumps and bumps in these or other areas. Even if we inject it as a bolus, it flows freely into the tissue and moves completely naturally and fills them evenly within 24 to 48 hours. Profhilo’s unsurpassed level of tissue integration and biocompatibility is due to its unique manufacturing process.

While most dermal fillers contain local anaesthetic such as lidocaine to assist in a pain-free procedure, we do not need to use any for Profhilo injections. We also us a minute needle which means that the skin is generally free from marks and bruises.

We recommend an initial treatment plan of 2-3 treatments every 1 month followed by maintenance every 4 to 6 months.

It’s important to note that Profhilo is an excellent option for the earlier prevention of lines, wrinkles, and loss of volume. Beyond the teens, due to genetic or intrinsic ageing, we lose collagen and elastin from the dermis. This results in our skin becoming thinner and less elastic.

Prevention is better than cure i.e. it is best to take action sooner. Also, it is useful to prevent wrinkles from forming and becoming more entrenched. This helps to maintain the best results for longer. Moreover it means there is less need for future treatment when you maintain your good skin health.

The needle for Profhilo is extremely small meaning the skin is generally free from marks and bruises, as long as pre-treatment advice is followed. There tends to be no pain with Profhilo, although it can be mildly uncomfortable.

Transient redness, pain, itching, discolouration or tenderness at the implant site.

Hyaluronic acid completely brakes down within the skin leaving no trace.

For more information on this treatment or to book your appointment at our award-winning clinic, please contact us, we look forward to welcoming you at our clinic.

Individuals with a known hypersensitivity to hyaluronic acid. Also, pregnant ladies and women who breastfeed.

This can be used as an early prevention of wrinkles alongside some of laser treatments such as ClearLift.

For ladies who are already further down the line of ageing, we would recommend this alongside the use of dermal fillers.

Ultherapy is the gold standard for lifting and tightening the skin for the face, neck and décolletage so pairs really well with Profhilo in providing a rejuvenated and revitalised appearance.

As with all of our treatments, we highly recommend that patients invest in our cosmeceutical range ZO Skin Health which will help to repair the skins barrier function and help it slow the ageing process. Skinade is a fantastic option for those looking to stimulate collagen production and improve skin’s quality.

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