Profhilo is an injectable treatment that is both preventative and corrective in combating the signs of ageing. Profhilo is made from pure hyaluronic acid with no added chemicals which makes it extremely safe and unreactive. The treatment works by engaging the body’s receptors to induce the stimulation of collagen which is the protein that strengthens our skin and gives it structure. Unlike dermal fillers, Profhilo does not change the facial structure.
Profhilo is injected uniformly into the superficial subcutaneous layer of skin and the product disperses within 24 hours. Profhilo treatment restores hydration and increases collagen and elastin production to give a youthfulness that no other injectable treatment can. The most popular areas to be treated are the face, neck, hands and décolleté.
Profhilo Treatment Guide & FAQs
What happens first?
Before we carry out any treatment, we will ask you to book an initial consultation with our aesthetic doctor. During this consultation, we’ll take a full medical history and carry out the latest Visia computerised skin analysis to take magnified 3D images of your face.
We’ll also carry out a visual assessment of your skin and talk to you about your needs, hopes and expectations. We’ll find out a bit more about lifestyle factors that might not only affect your skin, but also what type of skin rejuvenation treatment would be most suitable. Having gathered all this valuable information, we’ll have a better understanding of which treatment you need and where they should be injected to give you the best outcome. We’ll create a bespoke treatment plan that is entirely focused on you as an individual.
Will you suggest other treatments?
It may be that you come to us thinking you need one type of treatment but that we are able to suggest a more suitable alternative. Whatever the case, we will very much consider your individual needs and give you an honest assessment, including realistic expectations of the outcomes of your treatment.
What is Hyaluronic Acid (HA)?
Hyaluronic acid is a substance found in the body: it’s our own natural moisturiser. We are all born with a certain amount of hyaluronic acid but it gradually depletes over time, which results in the loss of volume as well as lines and wrinkles (just compare a baby to a grandparent), therefore any treatment to replace some of this lost hydration is an absolute winner. One of the unique properties of hyaluronic acid is that is can hold up to 1000 times its body weight of water. Whilst some cosmeceutical products and treatments help, the most popular and effective way to restore lost HA is by using injectable treatments.
Why is Profhilo treatment different to a dermal filler?
Both Profhilo and dermal fillers are made from synthetic versions of hyaluronic acid. Dermal fillers also contain a chemical known as BDDE. This is necessary as dermal filler is used to lift, sculpt and contour – in essence, what is injected needs to stay where it is injected to give the desired result. The use of Profhilo is quite different. Profhilo is not used to change structure, it is used to restore hydration to the skin. It is made from pure hyaluronic acid with no chemical cross-linking agents, so when we inject it, the product disperses to treat an entire area such as cheeks/jawline, neck or hands.
Is there any downtime or side effects with profhilo treatment?
At WY we always advise that there may be a bump at the injection sites for up to 24 hours as this is the time is takes for the product to be absorbed. With any injection there is a small risk of post-treatment bruising or swelling at injection points however, since we inject so superficially this is minimal. If you’re having your neck treated, the bumps can last a little longer as skin is thinner.
What is Profhilo used for?
Not only does Profhilo replace lost hydration, it is also clinically proven to minimise the signs of skin laxity by stimulating collagen and elastin production. An increase in collagen production improves skin quality and skin texture, reduces fine lines and wrinkles and has a remodelling effect. The most common areas to treat are the cheeks/jawline, smokers lines, neck, hands and décolleté.
Where do you inject?
There are specific points to inject to follow the protocol for Profhilo. Not all clinicians will practice in this way however this is what is recommended by Profhilo manufacturers and is known to be most effective. This is known as the 5-point BAP technique for the cheeks and jawline and 10-point BAP technique for the neck.
How often do I need to have Profhilo treatment?
The majority of people have two Profhilo treatments spaced a 4-6 weeks apart. This is either then repeated in 6 months time or a single treatment is taken every 3 months to keep on top of things.
How much does Profhilo treatment cost?
We charge £490 for a single Profhilo treatment and £900 for both sets of initial injections. We also have course prices for those who wish to schedule for the year ahead.
Book a Consultation
We’d love to welcome you for a no-obligation consultation to answer any questions you may have. Please don’t hesitate to book.