The effective, non-surgical facelift is designed to naturally lift, tighten and remodel the skin.
What is Profhilo?
Profhilo is a complete new approach to anti-ageing treatments. This effective, non-surgical facelift is designed to naturally lift and tighten the skin, it is a new discovery in addressing skin laxity, sagging and a way to get rid of crepey skin. This revolutionary beneath the skin hyaluronic acid moisturiser has one of the highest concentrations of hyaluronic acid on the market and utilises a patented technology designed for skin remodelling to restore firmness in the skin.
This skin bio-remodelling injectable treatment has a stimulating effect on the dermal cells, aiding in the production of new collagen and elastin resulting in increased firmness and elasticity in the skin. It can be used for both face and body concerns, to aid in the remodelling of ageing or sagging skin with effects that can last up to 6 months. It not only improves skin texture and tone by effectively stimulating the production of collagen and elastin, it also nourishes dermal cells to boost skin hydration and radiance, leaving skin beautifully glowing. Profhilo delivers great results on its own or in combination with other aesthetics treatments. The treatment is suitable for practically anyone, male or female concerned with ageing, from 30 years, with no upper age limited.
How long until full results are seen?
Duration of results
Topical Anaesthetic Cream
PAYG £300. Course discount available
You’ve probably got some questions, but before you get in touch, we’ve answered the most common ones.
At Staffordshire Skin and Laser Clinic, we know that your skin is your most important asset. That’s why we give it the attention it deserves. When you come in for a consultation, we’ll do a full medical assessment to make sure there are no contraindications to treatmentyour safety is our number one priority. We’ll will do a full holistic assessment of your concerns, assessing contributing factors such as genetics and lifestyle and thoroughly assess your skin. We will assess skin quality, tone, texture and hydration, lines, wrinkles and volume loss and get a clear understanding of your treatment goals and expectations. Profhilo may be advised in combination with other treatments for optimal results. During your consultation we will discuss the benefits, potential side effects, risks, treatment alternatives and answer any questions you may have. As we are passionate about results we will also advise on a ZO Skin Rejuvenating protocol as well and nutritional support to allow for optimal results. Following your consultation we will provide you treatment information and a quote.
How does it work?
Profhilo is a form of Hyaluronic Acid (HA) that is injected in to 5 areas of the face for maximum diffusion of the product in to the deeper tissue layers, a small amount of Profhilo is then injected in to the superficial subcutaneous layer.
• Minimally invasive
• No recovery time required
• Natural looking results
• Minimal downtime
• Skin rejuvenating benefits
• Stimulates collagen and elastin production
• Softens lines and wrinkles
• Targets skin laxity to increase skin firmness
• Improves skin texture and tone
• Gives you a youthful glow
• Will not alter facial features or profile
• Improve skin quality and deep hydration
• Boost confidence and self esteem
What areas can be treated?
Profhilo® can be used in many areas where the concern is ageing and sagging skin, the most common areas are the face, neck, décolletage, hands, inner arms and knees.
Treatment safety and side effects
Firstly you are in safe hands by visiting a Save Face accredited centre of excellence accredited clinic Treatment with Profhilo is considered incredibly safe when administered by a qualified practitioner using a reputable product. Profhilo is very safe to be injected into the skin as it is made up from Hyaluronic acid (HA). This resembles our own HA meaning our skin accepts it as part of our own natural skin protein. Like all cosmetic treatments there is a chance of side effects. Following your treatment you may experience some mild side effects such as redness, swelling or bruising, but these will resolve very quickly. During your consultation with our nurse prescriber she will discuss all the risks and benefits associated to treatment.
How many treatments will I need?
One initial treatment followed by a second treatment 4 weeks later.
When will I see results?
Improvement will be visible a short time after first treatment, with the skin more hydrated and glowing. Following the second treatment there will be improvement in the skin texture and tone, with optimal results visible within 6 to 8 weeks following the second treatment.
Am I suitable for treatment?
Prior to any treatment at Staffordshire Skin & Laser Clinic a full medical consultation and assessment will be carried out to ensure there are no treatment contraindications as your safety is our priority. Although treatment is safe for most people there are main contraindications that will make you unsuitable for treatment – these include
• Pregnancy or breast-feeding,
• Cancer and or autoimmune diseases, exacerbation of chronic diseases, haemophilia
• Skin infections, cold sores, skin inflammation in the treatment area
• History of keloid scarring
• History of treatment with a permanent dermal filler
• Allergy to any of the dermal filler components
• Recent laser or chemical peel treatments.
How does treatment feel?
You will experience minimal discomfort. A topical aesthetic cream is applied to the area prior to treatment and ice can also be used to numb the skin. While Profile is injected you may feel a stinging sensation but this very quickly resolves.
How long will results last?
Treatment results will typically last 6 months, with long-lasting hydration and smoother, tighter skin. To maintain results a top-up treatment is recommended between 6 to 12 months.
Pre treatment guidelines
One of the main concerns with dermal filler treatment is the risk of bruising and swelling. Here are a few pre-treatment tips to help minimise these reactions:
- 1 week prior to treatment avoid over the counter blood thinning medications aspirin and NSAI’s such as ibuprofen. Do not discontinue any prescribed blood thinning medication without consulting your GP
- For 1 week prior to treatment avoid omega supplements/fish oils, St John’s Wort, Gingko biloba, Vitamin E, ginseng and primrose oil supplements.
- 5 Days prior to treatment start taking Arnica supplements as this herbal remedy can reduce swelling and speed up recovery time.
- For 2 days prior to treatment avoid any products that may cause skin sensitivity such as Tretinoin/Retinols/ Glycolic acid or topical prescriptions
- Avoid alcohol for 24 hours prior to treatment
What to expect during treatment
Prior to treatment you will have the opportunity to ask any questions that you may have, and once completely satisfied this is the right treatment for you a consent form will be signed. All make up will be removed and the skin cleaned. Photographs of the treatment area are taken to enable us to review the effectiveness of treatment. If there are any active skin infections, cold sores or you are generally unwell treatment will not be administered and will be rescheduled for a later date. If you feel that you need to discuss any illnesses or medications we ask you to contact the clinic prior to your appointment.
What to expect after treatment?
Immediately post treatment there may be some swelling, redness or small bumps, bruising is not so common. Any reactions may become more apparent over the next 24-48 hours. Despite this you are still able to carry on with normal activities. An ice pack can be applied post treatment to reduce any immediate swelling
Post treatment advice
Following Profhilo you may feel or see small bumps under the skin, this is normal and you don’t not need to massage and manipulate, it is important that you let these settle naturally over the next couple of days. Avoid excessive alcohol, strenuous exercise, sunbeds, saunas, steam rooms and extremes of cold or heat for 2 weeks post treatment to allow for an inflammation to settle. Avoid make up for 12 hours post procedure. Avoid using your retinol or AHA products for 24 hours. An Ice pack and cold compresses can be beneficial for reducing swelling. Arnica cream can be helpful in reducing bruising if this occurs. Over the counter medications to reduce swelling include ibuprofen and anti-histamines can also be beneficial if able to take, however these are not normally required. Don’t forget to stay hydrated and wear your SPF daily. A review appointment is always scheduled 4 weeks post treatment to ensure you are happy with your results and have no concerns.
From £270-£300 per syringe. Discounts and packages are available on multiple syringes. Monthly instalment pre payment plans available with GoCardless. A £25 booking fee is required to secure your consultation/appointment. This is redeemable against any treatments or products purchased within 6 months.