Profhilo® treatment at Barstable Medical Clinic, Essex
Profhilo® is a new discovery in facial ageing, addressing skin laxity and restoring firmness in a natural way by stimulating your own collagen and elastin production.
The first treatment of its kind to ‘renew your skin from within’, not only hydrating but tightening sagging and crepey skin and smoothing away lines and wrinkles.
Containing one of the highest concentrations of Hyaluronic Acid on the market, its patented technology nourishes your own dermal cells and encourages new collagen formation. This ‘skin remodeller’ is a game changer in the world of aesthetics, winning Product Innovation of the Year at the Aesthetic Awards. Due to the way Profhilo® has been made, it acts as a hydrator rather than a filler, and is therefore fantastic for those with tired, dull and ageing skin as it creates more luminous skin and a radiant complexion.
Profhilo® can be used in a number of areas to address multiple ageing concerns, for example:
- Full face, including smokers lip lines and eye area
Profhilo® is suitable for any age patient, male or female.
What can I expect from a Profhilo® treatment?
The procedure consists of two separate treatment sessions, 4 weeks apart, as this has been shown to be the most effective way to activate your own cells production of elastin and collagen.
5 specific injection points are used (BAP technique) on each side of the face, 10 superficial injections with a very small needle. For neck treatments there are several superficial injections to the skin, down the left and right sides and centrally. For some specific areas, we may use a cannula to inject the product.
This same treatment is then repeated 1 month later. Following this patients can then either choose to have one treatment every 3 months or repeat the double treatment every 6 months.
Patients report improved skin condition and reduction in lines within 1 month and dramatic results are seen up to 6 months later.
Barstable Medical Clinic is excited to introduce the new Profhilo Body®; bringing the brilliance of Profhilo® to the body to rejuvenate sagging skin of the arms, inner thighs and knees and tummies!!
Similar to the award-winning Profhilo® used to improve skin tightness on the face, Profhilo Body® is a new injectable and home care treatment package which has been shown to improve skin laxity when used in areas of sagging skin in the body.
- Clinical studies show an improvement of the treated areas in terms of wrinkles and skin laxity of 23% after 4 months from the first treatment.
- Superfical hydration of the skin is increased both in the inner part of the arms (+ 17.1%) and in the abdomen (+ 16.1%) one month after the first treatment.
- The elasticity of the inner arms improves by 26.6% and the abdomen by 24% after 4 months.
- The data showed a visible global improvement in laxity within 4 months.
The treatment consists of two sessions of injected Profhilo Body®, 4 weeks apart, as well as a post procedure, home care kit of the Profhilo® Figuera Body Patch and Body Cream for continued use to enhance the skin tightening effect of Profhilo®.
Profhilo® - frequently asked questions
As with any injection, patients may experience some discomfort and/ or bruising, although this is generally mild. There may be a slight stinging sensation as the product is injected.
Small visible lumps at the injection site occur, and can remain for 3-24 hours post procedure. This is normal and part of the Profhilo® technology.
Whilst both contain a form of Hyaluronic Acid, Profhilo® is structured in a different way, so it doesn’t provide volume and isn’t used to alter the structure of the face. For example, dermal fillers are used to target a specific area of volume loss, i.e cheeks, lips, however Profhilo® is not a volumising treatment.
Instead it targets skin laxity and creping lines, as well as improving complexion. It can provide subtle tightening of skin and an all over refreshed appearance of the lower face, unlike fillers which usually target one specific area.
Profhilo® for the face is administered through 5 superficial injections into the skin, on either side, therefore 10 injections in total. In the neck, hands and chest the number of injections can vary. Whilst the injection itself is not painful (it is a very small needle and superficial injection), the product does produce a slight stinging sensation for a minute or two after the injection. The whole treatment takes no more than 15 minutes.
There is very little down time to having Profhilo®, which is again why it is such a fantastic treatment. Following the procedure, there can be small areas of swelling at the injection site, which usually subsides within 24 hours. As with any injection there may be some bruising, however this is a minimally invasive treatment with swift recovery.
You should notice the results of the treatment – increased firmness, elasticity and an overall improved quality of your skin – lasting around six months. However, other factors can affect the results, including the degree of correction needed, your age and lifestyle and your skin’s natural ageing process.