What is Profhilo?
Profhilo is an injectable skin hydrating and remodeling gel from Italian company IBSA. These products are sometimes called “injectible moisturisers” or “skin boosters”.
Profhilo is widely regarded as the best in its category with many glowing reviews and industry awards:
‘Product of the Year‘ – Aesthetic Awards 2022
‘Best Anti-Aging and Beauty Trophy‘ – AMEC Paris
‘Best injectible product in Europe‘ – Aesthetic Industry Awards.
Injections under the surface of the skin give far better and longer lasting results than any type of moisturising cream. Profhilo can hydrate and plump up the skin for a healthy, radiant glow, and improve the appearance of wrinkles and fine lines. The slow-release formula stimulates new growth of collagen and elastin, helping to improve skin elasticity and firmness.
Most people who receive Profhilo injections see noticeable improvements in their skin within a few weeks and the effects can last for around 6 months.
The effectiveness of Profhilo comes from the highest concentration of hyaluronic acid on the market.
Made possible by a revolutionary manufacturing process called NAHYCO® technology which enables the bonding of high and low molecular weight polymer chains without using chemical cross-linking. This improves the viscous and elastic qualities, replicating healthy synovial fluid naturally produced by the body.
The treatment has been proven to be safe and effective. Injections are well tolerated, and there are minimal risk of side effects. Even though its injected, similar to dermal fillers, profhilo doesn’t add volume or contours. It spreads out around the injection sites to hydrate and nourish the skin from within, producing a fresh and healthy looking complexion.
Benefits of Profhilo
- Improved skin hydration making it appear more plump and youthful.
- Improved skin tone and texture – The skin becomes smoother, firmer, and more radiant.
- Reduction in appearance of fine lines and wrinkles
- Non-invasive: A popular choice to improve appearance without cosmetic surgery.
- Versatile – Profhilo can be used on the face, neck, décolletage, hands, arms, knees, and abdomen.
- Long-lasting results – The effects of Profhilo can last up to six months, and some people may experience longer-lasting benefits.
How to prepare for Profhilo treatment
Before the treatment, it is important to cleanse your skin and remove all makeup. You should also avoid using any oils, lotions, or perfumes on the day of your treatment. If you have a history of cold sores, you should take prescribed antiviral medication for 5 days prior to your treatment, to prevent any outbreaks.
What to expect during and after treatment
First, your skin will be cleansed and a numbing cream applied to reduce any discomfort. Then small amounts of the hyaluronic acid gel are injected into specific areas of your face using a very fine needle. You may feel a slight prickling sensation as the needle is injected, but this should only last for a few minutes. After the injections, the skin is massaged to help evenly distribute the gel.
Most patients experience minimal discomfort during the procedure and can return to their normal activities immediately afterwards. There may be some mild redness and swelling, but this should subside within a few hours. Sometimes there may be some small bumps and bruises at the injection points, but these disappear within a week or so and can be hidden with makeup.
The results of profhilo usually start to show after about 2 weeks and you should notice a gradual improvement in skin quality, smoothness and radiance.
HOW MANY TREATMENTS WILL I NEED?
A single treatment can give good results, but for optimal skin improvement with longer lasting results, 2 treatments are recommended – spaced around 1 month apart. We offer a discount when booking 2 treatments..
HOW MUCH IS IT?
We offer single treatments from £250 and two treatments from £450.
As a newer innovative product, the cost of Profhilo is slightly higher than most skin boosters. But many people think it’s worth it for the benefits that result from the high concentration of pure hyaluronic acid.
It can be seen as comparable to the price of premium skin creams, but in our opinion a high quality injectible solution that moisturises and improves your skin from the inside-out, gives far more effective results than any cream or serum applied externally.
For an alternative skin improvement treatment, you might also consider Morpheus8 – advanced microneedling with RF technology.
PROFHILO Vs MORPHEUS8
Which treatment is better?
Both procedures give very nice results for skin improvement. Profhilo is a gentler treatment where the concentrated HA plumps up and rejuvenates the skin tissue for a fresh, glowing complexion, whilst Morpheus8 stimulates a healing response with microneedling and also remodels the underlying fat layer with heat energy.
Morpheus produces a more significant lifting and tightening effect which is especially beneficial for mature skin. Both treatments can be combined at intervals of 3 or 4 weeks apart for even more effective results.