Profhilo is neither a mesotherapy product nor a dermal filler. It represents a new category of treatments in improving skin quality. The production procedure of Profhilo begins with a simple mix of 32mg HA-H (high molecular weight Hyaluronic acid) and 32mg HA-L (low molecular weight Hyaluronic acid). The mixture is then put through thermal stabilisation, rather than chemical additives, to achieve cross linking. The complex obtained has the following unique qualities:
high HA concentration (64mg/2ml)
extensive spreadability, cohesivity and thus tissue integration
no added chemical agent or BDDE
low inflammatory response
Extensive research on effects of Profhilo, especially since 2015, has produced data showing remodelling of the extracellular matrix with an increase in the expression levels of type I and type III collagen in fibroblasts and type IV and VII collagen in keratinocytes, as well as increased expression of elastin. These data confirm enhancements in the skin texture, elasticity and hydration, with a tightening and lifting effect. Profhilo can be used as a stand-alone procedure or to prepare patient for treatment with hyaluronic acid dermal fillers for best outcome.
Tissue remodelling and improvement in skin laxity of face, neck and body.
How is Profhilo Administered?
Skin is cleaned with an antiseptic solution and injection sites are marked. Product is injected superficially, in the subcutaneous layer, as a bolus of 0.2ml per point e.g 5 injection points on each side of the face. This will create slight ‘bumps’ at sites of injection which may last up to 24hrs but dissipates as the product spreads along the plain of tissue.
Two sessions with a one month interval followed by a third session within the next four months:
Treatment 1 (2ml)
1 months later, treatment 2 (2ml)
Within next 4 months, treatment 3 (2ml)
Additional within the same year for problematic areas (2ml)
Side Effects and Aftercare
Some tenderness, redness, swelling and bruising around the injection site. This is normal and will subside, usually within a few days. If swelling or pain persists, contact your doctor as soon as possible.
Use a cold pack to reduce swelling and / or redness
Do not massage or manipulate the treated area
No recovery time is required and you can return to your daily activities immediately
Avoid any further cosmetic procedures for 2 days after treatment
Avoid wearing make-up for 12 hours post- treatment
Avoid extreme temperatures (hot or cold) for a minimum of 7 days after treatment (no saunas, steam rooms, sun beds or sun exposure)