Profhilo is a truly unique approach to skin ageing: fast acting, minimally invasive and highly effective. We look at whether this injectable moisturiser is worth the investment.
How does Profhilo work?
Very fine needles inject small amounts of hyaluronic acid at a very superficial level into five specific injection points on each side of the face. These are known as Bio Aesthetic Points. The hyaluronic acid then flows evenly in the top layer of the dermis, integrating smoothly into your tissues.
Before this hyaluronic acid naturally disperses, it stimulates collagen and elastin production. Collagen is a protein that makes up the largest percentage of your skin – about 75 to 80%. Collagen has a crucial role in the strengthening of your skin and gives it elasticity. Elastin is another essential and naturally occurring protein that is very elastic and found in the connective tissues. Both collagen and elastin deplete as you age which is the main cause of skin sagging and wrinkling. So, as well as a skin moisturiser, Profhilo remodels the skin from the inside out, tightening and lifting the skin.
Is Profhilo clinically proven?
Profhilo is backed up by several clinical and in vitro studies. In one study, 70% of patients showed an improvement of at least one grade in facial volume and another showed significant improvement in skin hydration after only one treatment and in skin elasticity after two treatments. Profhilo is also proven to deliver high patient satisfaction.
When will you see the results?
This varies from patient to patient, with some reporting an improvement after the first treatment. However, we recommend two sessions spaced a month apart and you should see a visible improvement in the weeks after that second session.
How long does Profhilo last?
Again, this varies from patient to patient, but you can expect brighter, tighter, younger-looking skin for 6 to 9 months.
Will Profhilo make you look younger?
Patient satisfaction after Profhilo is typically very high as it can deliver an all-over skin rejuvenation and targets many of the signs of facial ageing.
Is Profhilo better than other injectables?
Anti-wrinkle injections and dermal fillers work in different ways and deliver different results. The former target dynamic wrinkles such as crow’s feet and frown lines. Temporary dermal fillers are also composed of hyaluronic acid but rather than just filling a specific area, Profhilo stimulates collagen and elastin production across the face, so remodels the skin on a deeper level.
However, the results can be more subtle than other injectables so Profhilo might not deliver the results you desire as a standalone procedure. During your consultation, Dr Claudia will assess your skin and listen to your ageing concerns and then advise you on a treatment protocol that will deliver the results you’re hoping for. Call 0115 772 2363 to arrange an appointment with Dr Claudia.