Do you ask yourself what’s the secret to having a glowing complexion and firm-looking skin that looks like it has just been airbrushed?
Being over thirty doesn’t mean saying goodbye to healthy, plump, and radiant skin. Today there are a number of new, non-surgical aesthetic treatments for skin rejuvenation, which are taking the beauty world by storm, and Profhilo is one of them.
So, if you were planning to add more hours to your sleep routine in order to make your skin look well-rested, you may want to try Profhilo instead. It not only gives you the look of I-have-just-come-back-from-a-two-week-holiday-in-Mauritius but that dewy, healthy, slightly plumper glowing completion that takes a good five years off your face.
WHAT IS PROFHILO?
Profhilo is not a dermal filler and unlike collagen, it doesn’t freeze your muscles. It is a non-permanent, injectable anti-ageing treatment made from hyaluronic acid and designed to treat skin that’s losing its elasticity and firmness.
Hyaluronic acid is a substance produced naturally by our body, which means it doesn’t try to fight it or get rid of it. Because its role in the body is to retain moisture and aid collagen production, Profhilo can hold up to 1,000 times its weight in water, which makes it an ideal substance for binding moisture in the skin.
As we age, however, the production of hyaluronic acid lessens, and this becomes visible in our skin, which turns duller and dehydrated and experiences the first signs of ageing, with fine lines and wrinkles forming around the eyes and mouth.
WHAT DOES PROFHILO DO?
- Profhilo accomplishes multiple feats for skin. To list just a few, Profhilo:
- Significantly reduces skin laxity
- Makes skin remarkably more firm
- Restores volume to sagging and sunken areas
- Tightens skin for a more taut, youthful appearance
- Stimulates production of four types of collagen and elastin
- Constantly infuses skin with boosted hydration for a fresher look and feel
- Can be used preventatively to avoid loss of volume and dullness
- Imparts radiance to the skin, giving the face a beautiful, glowing appearance
- Is superb at treating multiple areas, including the body: face, neck, décolletage (chest, cleavage and lower neck), arms, knees and hands.
HA is hydrophilic, meaning it draws and holds water from your body, so Profhilo acts as a hydrator rather than a filler. This makes it fantastic for those with tired, dull-looking skin, transforming it into firm and luminous skin. This effect takes place within 3-5 days of treatment.
Over the next few weeks collagen and elastin production is stimulated, producing a secondary effect of skin tightening. This is useful because levels of collagen, elastin and Hyaluronic Acid in the skin rapidly drop from the age of 30, resulting in signs of ageing such as fine lines, wrinkles and lacklustre skin. Profhilo acts to reverse some of these changes. The maximum effect of Profhilo is usually seen 2 months after the second treatment.
The downtime following a treatment is minimal, and you should be able to return to normal ‘light’ daily activities immediately after your procedure. However, we recommend that you avoid physical strain and sports on the first day after the treatment, and don’t have a sauna or steamy bath for the first few days. You should also avoid intense sun or UV light exposure for the first few days after treatment.
Treatment with Profhilo improves skin tone, texture, hydration and overall radiance. It can help to increase firmness and elasticity and promote healthier and softer-looking skin. Profhilo is most commonly used for facial areas, but can also be used to rejuvenating the neck, decollete, arms, knees and hands.
As with all non-surgical aesthetic treatments there is a risk of side-effects, such as minor bruising or swelling at the injection sites. These do not usually occur and generally subside quickly when they do.
Profhilo is not recommended for women who are pregnant or breastfeeding, or people who are allergic to Hyaluronic Acid.
If you are considering Profhilo treatment and would like to discuss whether it is right for you, do not hesitate to get in contact.
Profhilo is injected just below the skin’s surface over 2 sessions 4 weeks apart. After injection it disperses quickly beneath the skin to improve hydration, without any need for massage or risk of leaving lumps or nodules. Profhilo is absorbed within a 2cm radius of its injection site, so to treat the face only 10 injection points are needed in total.
A single course of Profhilo involves 2 injectable treatments 4 weeks apart, after which you can expect to see an intense hydration. It makes the skin glow, fine lines can disappear and you’ll notice smoother, tighter skin. Courses of two treatments can be repeated every six months as needed to maintain the results.