WHAT IS IT?
Profhilo® its is a clear injectable solution made of a high and low concentration Hyaluronic acid, which is naturally present in the skin but declines with age. It promotes skin hydration and collagen formation. Profhilo® has a unique formulation, its consistency is such that allows it to evenly spread through the skin tissues and underlying structures forming a hydrating layer as well as stimulating cell production including collagen and elastin.
WHAT IS IT USED FOR?
Profhilo® is used to treat skin laxity and to help remodel ageing, sagging and crepey skin. Areas treated are face, neck, decolletage and hands. It hydrates the skin and is shown to have a stimulatory effect on the cells producing collagen and elastin to help tighten and lift the skin and improve skin quality to give it a more youthful look.
Profhilo integrates into the tissue and restores the level of hyaluronic acid naturally found in the skin. The recommendation is 2-3 treatments 4 weeks apart. Maximum results are seen 4 weeks after the second treatment. The treatment can last for 6 to 9-months, however, this may vary and depends on your skin type and age. You may require a top up of treatment at this time to maintain the results.
WHO SHOULD NOT HAVE PROFHILO®?
Those previously allergic to hyaluronan; anaphylaxis reaction to bee stings, pregnant or breast-feeding; with permanent fillers or facial implants; unwell with a cold, sinusitis or facial infection; prior keloid scarring; planned dental treatment 2 weeks post, overseas travel 5-7 days. It is best avoided if you have had a recent vaccination 2weeks pre and 2 weeks post. Caution is needed in those with autoimmune disorders.
Common: Mild swelling, redness, a raised lump, bruising and tenderness at the injection site can occur. The lumps usually resolve over hours or a few days.
Uncommon: Nodules, hardening, infection
Rare: Discoloration of skin at injection site, abscess, granuloma, hypersensitivity