Profhilo® is a gel-like hyaluronic acid, injected beneath the surface of dull or ageing skin in two sessions set at least four weeks apart. With time, our skin produces less collagen and elastin – two beneficial proteins largely responsible for the elasticity, smoothness and volume of our skin. As production levels decrease, we may start to notice the development of lines, wrinkles, or sagging skin.
Why is it unique?
This is where Profhilo® comes in – its unique concentration of HA hydrates the skin, encouraging the generation of these two proteins, for a radiant and youthful appearance with improved tone, fullness, texture and quality – most apparent approximately one month after your second session, for up to 6 months.
Who is it suitable for?
Profhilo® is considered ideal for the rejuvenation of the delicate skin of the face, neck and hand, and finds great success when used to tackle signs of ageing – such as lined, wrinkled or loose skin – and skin concerns relating to texture and tone, boosting the skin’s moisture levels for a subtle glow.
While it may sound similar to treatment with targeted and volumising dermal fillers, Profhilo® is considered to sit within a category of its own between skin solvers and fillers – with its unique formulation of intense hydration combined with natural protein stimulation for the benefit of the face as a whole.
What are the risks?
Potential side effects of bruising, swelling, tenderness and redness. Good hygiene after is advised to avoid infection.
How does Profhilo work?
You will be injected at 5 points on each side of the face. The Profhilo then stimulates your skin to produce more collagen alongside drawing more water to encourage super hydration.
How will you look after Profhilo?
You may have a few bumps for a few hours to a day afterwards then your skin will return to normal.
How many Profhilo treatments will you need?
To have noticeable results you need to have the two treatments at the 4 week interval. Profhilo lasts in the skin for 28 days but during this time it stimulates collagen and elastin so the results are longer. It is recommended to have three procedures (with 4 weekly break in between) for longer lasting results, then a 6 monthly session to keep the collagen and hydration stimulated and boosted.
How much does Profhilo cost?
It is €275 per session.
Does the Profhilo procedure hurt?
It will feel like a bee sting in the areas it is injected into. It is over very quickly.