Profhilo

Profhilo is one of the most innovative and advanced treatments available and has quickly become one of the most popular skin boosters on the market. It is an exclusive and sophisticated treatment for the improvement of ageing skin. Profhilo delivers dramatic improvement in skin firmness, tightness and quality, and is considered a ‘true breakthrough’ in anti-ageing treatments. It is an injectable skin bio-remodelling treatment that stimulates the production of four types of collagen and elastin, helping to significantly improve tissue quality.

With one of the highest concentrations of Hyaluronic Acid on the market it is used for effective skin remodelling and treating skin laxity, and can have the effect of softening and filling lines and wrinkles.

Profhilo has the advantage over our other skin boosters of needing just two treatments to give its full effect, with a recommendation that these are performed one month apart. Profhilo is of particular benefit around the cheeks and lower face, although it has little effect over the forehead. If your forehead is an area of concern we recommend looking at our other skin boosters, although this will be discussed in detail at consultation with your aesthetic doctor. It can also be used over your neck.

Frequently Asked Questions

Profhilo is an injectable treatment that specifically targets a 2cm radius of the injection site, with the product being gradually absorbed into this specific area. As a result there are just 5 injection points on each side of the face to ensure optimal distribution and absorption of the slow-release Hyaluronic Acid formula.

Once the absorption process has started, Profhilo stimulates the production of 4 different types of collagen and elastin. It is this stimulation that results in significant improvement of tissue quality and skin tone, as well as improved overall texture, hydration and radiance. Profhilo also helps to increase the firmness and elasticity of the skin in the treatment area.

Prior to receiving a treatment with Tu Aesthetica you will be required to have a face-to-face consultation with an aesthetic doctor. They will assess your medical history, discuss your wants and needs, and devise a personalised treatment plan. They will also make clear the risks and benefits of the treatments, give you the opportunity to ask any questions you have, and together you will decide if the treatment is right for you. You will also be required to have photographs taken for insurance purposes prior to any procedure.

Before undergoing Profhilo treatment your aesthetic doctor will assess your anatomy and clean the area to be treated with a sterilising solution. They may wish to mark the injection sites according to your individual anatomy and will inject at those specific locations on either side of your face or neck with a fine needle.

A second identical treatment four weeks after the first will need to be undertaken to see the full effect of Profhilo.

Once consent has been obtained and photographs taken, the procedure itself will take around 15 minutes.

Fine needles are used, typically much finer than those used for vaccinations. Whilst there are fewer injections needed for Profhilo than our other skin boosters, a larger volume of solution is introduced with each injection which can be uncomfortable, with some patients likening it to a mild bee sting. For most patients though the procedure is easily tolerated, and you should remember you can stop any procedure at any time.

The downtime following a Profhilo treatment is minimal, and you should be able to return to your normal 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.  Taking steps to avoid the sun and UV light is also highly recommended for the first few days post-treatment.

Profhilo remodels the skin after just two treatments four weeks apart resulting in tighter, more hydrated, smoother, and more radiant skin. The full effects of Prohilo will not be seen until four weeks after your second treatment, but you should notice a continuous improvement in skin quality from the end of your first treatment and your skin should look increasingly bright and more revitalised over this time.

Patients who undergo a Profhilo treatment can expect to see increased firmness and improved elasticity of the skin in the treatment area, with the effects lasting up to 6 months. Tu Aesthetica recommends top up sessions every 4 months to maintain the results. With four-monthly top up treatments the results have been shown to improve as new collagen and elastin builds in the skin.

Profhilo is a very safe treatment. Following injection, you may naturally experience some slight redness, swelling, itching, bruising, pain and tenderness but this will typically fade away within a few hours and is nothing to be concerned about. To date, Profhilo has been applied to over a million patients worldwide with no known cases of patients suffering from any serious negative effects.

Treatment with Profhilo and other injectable aesthetic treatments are still largely unregulated in the UK, allowing for wide variation in the qualifications and experience of practitioners and the standard of treatment provided to patients.

At Tu Aesthetica your safety is our number one priority, and therefore, with us you will only have your injections performed by a currently practising, GMC registered, UK trained doctor. Our doctors engage in regular training to remain current, skilled, and professional in the treatments they provide. All of our Doctors work within the NHS and undergo regular appraisal and revalidation.

It is important that you feel comfortable with your doctor, not only in their ability and knowledge, but also on a personal level. We encourage all our patients to carefully research the practitioner offering them treatment, and only to make an informed decision on proceeding with treatment once they are comfortable with their experience, their qualifications, and their manner.

Profhilo treatment is undertaken following a specific recommended manufacturer’s protocol stating dose and injection locations. For this reason it is unlike our dermal filler and anti-wrinkle injections where any treatment is bespoke according to factors such as patient anatomy and desired end result, and as such Profhilo is offered at a set price for anyone wishing to receive the benefit of its skin boosting effect.