Essentially, profhilo is considered an injectable skin remodeling treatment. It contains a very high concentration (one of the highest in the market) of hyaluronic acid (HA). The treatment is especially helpful for those who lack skin volume and skin elasticity. Profhilo is undoubtedly one of the most popular treatment options available today.
Instead of just filling and plumping wrinkles, the hyaluronic acid’s slow release stimulates the production of collagen and elastin. Profhilo is the perfect treatment option for those who would like to improve their skin tone, hydrate their skin, and reduce the appearance of wrinkles and fine lines.
Profhilo: How the Treatment Works
Hyaluronic acid is considered hydrophilic. This means it will draw and hold water from the body. That said, Profhilo is a hydrator and not a filler, making it one of the best treatment options for those with dull-looking and tired skin. Within 3 – 5 days after the treatment, you will notice a more luminous and firmer skin.
Stimulated over the next few weeks is the production of collagen and elastin. This creates a secondary effect of skin tightening. The levels of elastin, hyaluronic acid, and collagen found in the skin will drop dramatically at the age of 30. This results in dry, lackluster skin, fine lines, and wrinkles.
The Benefits of Profhilo
Profhilo can help enhance the skin texture, tone, hydration, and overall radiance. It has also been proven effective in increasing the skin’s firmness and elasticity, creating a softer-looking and healthier skin.
While usually used to treat facial areas, profhilo can also rejuvenate the decollete, neck, knees, arms, and hands. Profhilo has been known to effectively reverse some of those visible signs of aging. The maximum effect of the treatment is typically seen at least 2 months after the treatment.
The Profhilo Treatment Process
Injected below the skin’s surface, profhilo is done over 2 sessions (4 week interval). After the injection, it is quickly dispersed beneath the patient’s skin, improving its hydration. Unlike other treatments, there is no need for massage. There is also no need to worry about lumps or nodules.
Profhilo can be absorbed within a 2cm radius of where it was injected. Ten injection points in total are needed to treat the face. A single course will involve 2 injectable treatments, spaced 4 weeks apart. Expect to see intense hydration after the treatment.
You will also notice your skin glowing and your fine lines disappearing. You will also notice a visibly tighter and smoother skin. Courses of two treatments can be done every six months (or as required) to maintain the results.
Recovery from the Treatment
Treatment downtime is very minimal and you would be able to carry out your daily activities (light ones) immediately after. However, it is ideal that you avoid playing sports or doing anything strenuous the first 24 hours after the procedure.
You need to also avoid steamy baths or saunas for the first few days after the treatment. In addition, you also need to avoid any intense UV light or sun exposure, at least after a few days after the procedure.
Possible Side Effects
Known side effects of profhilo include minor bruising or swelling at the site of the injection. However, bruising and swelling are rare and when they do occur, they often quickly subside.
The treatment is not recommended for women who are either pregnant or breastfeeding or those who have an allergic reaction to HA. If you would like to know if the treatment is a good option for you, don’t hesitate to consult your doctor.
Your doctor can provide the proper guidance if the treatment would be a good fit for you. Otherwise, they will recommend other options that suit you best based on your unique circumstances.