Profhilo - Is this injectable Skin Care?
Profhilo is a treatment that is rapidly becoming established as a must have for anyone serious about the optimal approach to anti-ageing.
Who should consider Profhilo?
If you are starting to notice the first signs of skin ageing you will benefit from Profhilo. So if you are developing fine lines, wrinkles, signs of skin laxity, dullness or a tired look then you will want to consider this treatment. Collagen production in the skin starts to decline from the age of twenty five but only really starts to become noticeable from the age of thirty onwards. Profhilo is an ideal first time treatment for those that don’t feel ready to start using dermal fillers. On the other hand Profhilo can also be added to the treatment plan for those who are already having Botox and Facial fillers as it will provide an overall structural support to the skin.
Profhilo vs filler. What is the difference?
Profhilo contains a high concentration of stabilised hyaluronic acid which spreads, just under the skin surface, out from the points of injection. This high concentration hyaluronic isn’t a filler or a toxin but instead acts by bio remodelling the skin to deliver all over facial rejuvenation, whilst leaving the shape of the face unchanged.
Facial fillers on the other hand have cross links between the HA molecules to ensure the injectable stays where it is injected. Depending on the type of filler used they can help plump or add definition and are used to restore lost volume in the temples, cheeks, chin or lips. They are also effective at augmenting the jawline and treating individual wrinkles or folds such as the nose to mouth lines or downturn at the corner of the mouth.
What is hyaluronic?
Hyaluronic acid is a naturally occurring molecule found in human skin. Hyaluronic acid attracts and binds water, providing volume and hydration, but also supports collagen and elastin fibres. It also provides a medium, or carrier, for the efficient transport of chemical messages between the cells.
At one level the additional HA brings a near instant surge in hydration whilst bio-stimulants help to increase the skin’s own natural production of several types of collagen and HA.
Where is Profhilo used?
Profhilo is used in the lower face, neck, upper chest and backs of hands. It is injected just under the surface of the skin with the pattern of distribution of injections tailored to each individual. At Woodford Medical you don’t need to conform to the one size fits all approach where clinics use a set pattern of five injections on each side of the lower face. Instead we look at each case as an individual and plan where best to place injections to give you the maximal benefit.
What is in Profhilo?
Profhilo contains 32mg of low molecular weight HA and 32 mg of high molecular weight HA. This gives one of the highest concentrations of HA on the market totalling 64 mg of HA. The HA is thermally cross-linked generating stable complexes of H-HA and L-HA that have a low risk of causing inflammation. It is the combination of the two different forms of HA that gives the hydrating and volume effect. Another advantage of Profhilo is the bio-stimulation of four different types of collagen to give the skin a more youthful look.
Prohilo treatments are available at our clinics in Essex, London, Cambridge, Belfast and Leamington Spa - To Book a treatment please call us on 01245 227983
After speaking to my practitioner they said that I would be suitable for the Profhilo treatment and I was excited at the prospect of more hydrated looking skin. I would definitely recommend this treatment! 10/10!