What is Profhilo? Liquid injectable moisturiser has grown in popularity in recent years as it helps to feed and nourish the skin as well as encouraging it to heal itself from within. Rather than applying creams and lotions which only reach so far, liquid injectable moisturiser reaches deep into the dermis, doesn’t paralyze muscles like Botox and does not produce excessive volume within the skin, as dermal fillers do.
Dr Preema is a huge fan of Profhilo®, one of the original and most trusted and approved brands of liquid injectable moisturiser.
‘Profhilo® is a new filler on the block…the go-to for this is Dr Preema Vig, medical director of the Dr Preema London Clinic.’ – The Sunday Telegraph, February 2019. Read more
What is Profhilo®?
Profhilo® is the first BDDE-free (no cross-linking / viscosity building), stabilised injectable hyaluronic acid (HA) based injectable substance which helps to treat skin laxity.
Profhilo® offers one of the highest concentrations of HA on the market. HA is responsible for hydrated and youthful skin and is drastically depleted from the skin over time. The HA in Profhilo® will boost and hydrate the skin as well as remodel the ageing and sagging tissue which occurs during the natural ageing process.
Profhilo® is not a dermal filler or bio-revitaliser, it is a bio-remodelling product, which is a new category in injectable moisturiser. Profhilo® forms 2 types of HA, HA and LHA. This combination of powerful HA components produces a longer-lasting product as well as intensive skin laxity remodelling.
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How is Profhilo® administered?
Profhilo® works in a course of 2 or 3 treatments, 4 weeks apart. On the face, only 5 injection points are necessary on each side of the face to give maximum results.
Profhilo® acts as a hydrator rather than a filler. It is injected just under the surface of the skin, where it disperses quickly (due to the lack of BDDE cross-linking agent) and reacts with your own tissues to instantly boost hydration. Over the following 4 weeks, phase 2 will boost collagen and elastin production within the dermis. This helps to give the skin a youthful, plump, smooth and firm appearance.
Profhilo® can be used as a stand-alone treatment or in conjunction with other dermal fillers, laser treatments or Botox as part of a holistic approach to skin remodelling and revitalisation.
Am I suitable for Profhilo®?
We use Profhilo® to create an airbrushed skin effect on patients of all ages. It is especially popular with patients over the age of 30.
If you are not happy with your skin laxity, have crêpey or thin skin as well as other visible signs of ageing such as fine lines and wrinkles, you could be suitable for Profhilo®. However, before any treatment here at Dr Preema’s clinic, a no obligation consultation will be needed in order to check your medical history, examine your individual concerns and discuss potential results.
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Does Profhilo® hurt?
What is Profhilo like to have done? As Profhilo is injected just under the skin using very fine needles in pre-determined points, it is relatively painless; you may feel a short sting or scratch, but this is short-lived. Patients can opt for topical pain relief or anaesthetic before a Profhilo® treatment, but it is usually not needed.
The procedure is very quick, taking only about 10 minutes.
Is there any downtime?
There is no downtime with Profhilo®. However, it’s advisable to avoid alcohol, aspirin or anti-inflammatory medication in the 24 hours prior to the treatment. Vitamin C and Vitamin E can also increase the likelihood of bruising, but it is fine to use 48 hours after.
Immediately afterwards, it’s important to avoid wearing make-up and strenuous exercise such as going to the gym, swimming or extreme sports and hot steam rooms and saunas for at least 24 hours.
Can I go in the sun after Profhilo®?
You will need to avoid excessive sunlight for 48 hours after Profhilo® and wear a high SPF sunscreen.
It’s important to know that if you expose your skin to the sun, this will only have a detrimental effect on your skin quality and hydration. Investing in good habits such as wearing SPF and a wide-brimmed hat when going into extreme sunlight, as well as having regular treatments such as Profhilo® will help your skin hugely, in the long-run.
Are there any risks or side-effects?
There are no long-term side-effects with Profhilo® as it is metabolised by the body completely. The risk of any allergic reaction is substantially reduced due to the lack of any synthetic chemicals such as BDDE.
Some people can experience some redness, slight bruising, tenderness and possible itching at the injection sites, but these will subside in a few hours to a day and is totally natural.
How long do results from Profhilo® last?
Results from Profhilo® can last anything from 6 to 12 months, depending on your individual reaction and metabolism of the product. Dr Preema has developed her approach with Profhilo®, and invites patients to return for a single maintenance treatment, every 3 months. This keeps the skin in exceptional condition.
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Liquid injectable skincare can intensely revitalise, restore and remodel your skin for a more youthful complexion. Profhilo® sets the bar for this treatment and is one of the most adored by Dr Preema’s patients.
Profhilo in London with Dr Preema Vig
Established in 2003, new patients can be assured when you visit us that our London cosmetic clinic that you are in the best hands, whether that is for Profhilo® treatment or anything else.
For more information on Profhilo® contact our team of friendly and helpful clinic staff to book your initial consultation with Dr Preema.