What is Profhilo?
The first of its kind, Profhilo® is a revolutionary ‘beneath the skin’ hyaluronic acid moisturising treatment, made with the patented NAHYCO® technology. This results in a unique hyaluronic acid injectable gel, which has a prolonged stimulating activity on the dermal cells. When injected into skin, Profhilo® stimulates the skin cell receptors to counteract skin laxity and improve and restore firmness of the skin.
One of the highest concentrations of hyaluronic acid on the market, Profhilo® not only boosts and hydrates the skin, but also remodels ageing and sagging tissue. The most common areas of treatment include the face and neck and can also be used for the décolletage, hands, arms, knees and abdomen area where it would effectively treat skin laxity. The treatment is suitable for men and women as well as offering skin benefits for patients of all ages.
Unfortunately, our body’s production of hyaluronic acid decreases with time, which causes the skin to lose elasticity and wrinkles to appear.
How Does Profhilo Work?
Ultra-pure hyaluronic acid is precisely injected into the area being treated. Unlike wrinkle reducing and dermal filler treatments, Profhilo® stimulates collagen and elastin, attracting water in the deeper layers of the skin.
As a stabilised product, the activity on dermal cells will last longer than that of a non-stabilised gel. During this time the stimulation of four different types of collagen and elastin takes place by slow release of hyaluronic acid.
The stimulation results in significant tissue improvement. Therefore we cannot say that Profhilo® is a skin booster as it also has a significant tightening / lifting effect on the tissue.
Profhilo can be administered in a number of different ways, although the most common and effective method is to use the BAP (bio aesthetic points) technique. This technique works by injecting five key areas on each side of the face, starting with each side just next to the ears, then on to the nasolabial fold, chin, under the eyes, and on the tops of cheeks.
Once injected into the skin, the hyaluronic acid disperses quickly beneath the skin. There is no need for massaging the area during and/or after the treatment nor is there a risk of leaving lumps or nodules.
The downtime following the treatment is minimal, and you are able to return to normal daily activities immediately after the procedure. Just avoid sun or UV light exposure, sports, strenuous physical activities, as well as saunas or hot steamy baths during the first few days post-treatment.