As one of the newest methods of non-surgical skin treatment on the market, Profhilo is a revolutionary skin treatment that is only getting more popular with time. If you’re considering skin care services and are interested in the benefits of Profhilo treatment, then this article is for you! Read on to discover everything you need to know about Profhilo, explained by the experts at The Skin Department.
1. What is Profhilo?
Profhilo is a new biocompatible anti-aging approach to skincare. It is a revolutionary new treatment made of thermally stabilised hyaluronic acid (HA).
While there are also fillers made of hyaluronic acid, the hyaluronic acid in fillers is turned into a gel. In comparison, hyaluronic acid in Profhilo is made to simulate the effect of hyaluronic acid that naturally occurs in the skin. The hyaluronic acid found in the skin is a watery liquid, and Profhilo has the texture of liquid honey.
2. What is 3D Remodelling?
Profhilo is sometimes referred to as 3D ‘biomodelling’ treatment. It’s labelled as such because Profhilo does more than just impact the surface of the skin—it helps the body regenerate and renew cells. In this way, Profhilo helps the body and cells to function even better than they do naturally, having a transformative effect on the health and appearance of skin.
3. What Does Profhilo Do?
As we age, the levels of collagen, HA, and elastin in our body significantly decrease, which results in signs of aging (fine lines, wrinkles, volume loss). Because the main role of hyaluronic acid in the body is to retain moisture, stimulate collagen production, and provide hydration to the skin, Profhilo emulates this.
How does it do this? Profhilo is a biocompatible substance with one of the highest HA levels in the market. When injected into the topmost layer of the skin, it hydrates and stimulates the production of collagen and elastin, integrating seamlessly into the tissues and tightening the skin at the same time.
Profhilo treatments can make your skin feel:
- More radiant
4. Who is Profhilo Suitable for?
While Profhilo is especially useful for people who lack volume and elasticity in the skin, it is a truly universal treatment, suitable for anyone in their late 20s and older.
For younger patients, Profhilo can be used as a preventative to maintain and stimulate cell regeneration in the body, resulting in fresher, glowing skin. For more mature patients, Profhilo can be used as a restorative treatment to address existing depletion such as decreased suppleness, firmness, increased laxity, wrinkles, and more.
5. Who is Profhilo NOT Suitable for?
Profhilo is not suitable for women who are pregnant or currently breastfeeding infants. People who have infections in the area that we are going to inject are also not suitable. Anyone who has an allergic reaction to Profhilo should also refrain from further treatments—however, having allergies to Profhilo is very, very rare.
If you are concerned, we recommend consulting with your GP or dermatologist to determine if Profhilo is right for you.
6. What Areas Can Profhilo Treat?
Profhilo can be used to treat and rejuvenate a wide range of areas, including the following:
- Cleavage/décolletage/lower neck
7. How is Profhilo Different to other treatments?
While regular filler treatments are crosslinking (which turns something into a gel that lifts), Profhilo is a non-crosslinking filler. Regular fillers “fill” less voluminous areas, adding extra volume or acting on muscles to produce a desired physical reaction. In comparison, Profhilo is a substance that promotes skin health, plumpness, and natural dewy glow by providing a slow release of HA into the skin and stimulating the body’s natural skin renewal cycle.
8. What Do Profhilo Treatments Involve?
Profhilo treatments consist of two initial appointments, 4 weeks apart. Your specialised clinician will inject Profhilo into the topmost layer of skin in your chosen area. After this, the substance spreads out across the tissue. Because Profhilo is biocompatible and can easily be absorbed by the body, it only stays in the skin for 20-30 days. But the real results come from Profhilo’s incredible ability to encourage your body to produce more collagen and elastin!
Over the following 4-6 weeks, the HA will stimulate collagen and elastin production in your body, effectively remodelling the skin to become smoother, plumper, and firmer. The HA will stimulate ‘neo-collagenesis”, a process that triggers the skin’s collagen receptors.
The best results are usually visible 2 months after your second Profhilo treatment. Following top-up treatments will depend on your skin type and personal preference. At The Skin Department, we generally do annual treatments or biannual treatments (6 monthly).
9. Is Profhilo Safe & are there any Side Effects?
As with all aesthetic non-surgical treatments, minor side effects can take place. Common minor side effects include redness, slight bruising, tenderness, or itchiness at the site of injection. These are all temporary and will naturally dissipate within a few hours or a day of the injection.
Since Profhilo is free from synthetic chemicals and is made from materials that naturally occur in the body, there are no long-term side effects caused by Profhilo, and no allergy tests are required prior to treatment.
Book your Profhilo Treatment at The Skin Department
Looking for a skin clinic in Auckland to book your Profhilo treatment? Then visit the lovely team at The Skin Department! We are experts in appearance medicine and non-surgical aesthetic treatments. Come in for a free consultation with a qualified professional today to discuss your skin concerns and find out if Profhilo is right for you.