How dose Profhilo work?
Profhilo spreads water-binding hyaluronic acid below the surface of the skin, it’s very hydrating and gives the appearance of an “injectable glow.”
Our bodies naturally produce hyaluronic acid, which can hold up to 1,000 times its weight in water, but we gradually lose it with age. Similarly, collagen and elastin, the protein fibers that provide structure and elasticity to the skin, break down and their production slows.
The high concentration and diffusion of hyaluronic acid within the dermis also trigger regenerative cells called fibroblasts to produce new collagen and elastin.
How many treatments will I need and what does the treatment involve?
Like other injectables, Profhilo is a relatively easy treatment that takes only about 15 minutes.
Profhilo is always injected in a standard pattern of five injection points, often referred to as bio-aesthetic points (BAP), on each side of the face. After each injection, you can expect a stinging sensation for up to 90 seconds as the substance gets situated in the skin.
You’re able to return to your daily activities immediately afterward.
For best results it is recommended to have 2 treatments 4-6 weeks apart.
When will I see the results?
Although Profhilo can quickly to hydrate the skin, its full effects don’t set in until about four to six weeks after the first treatment.
The two recommended monthly treatments 4 weeks apart align with the rate of cell turnover and you’ll benefit from increase in collagen and elastin for six months after your treatment but will vary for every person. We suggest maintenance sessions every once or twice a year.
Will I need time to recover?
Bumps that resemble bee stings at the injection points are both common and normal, and they should subside within 24 hours, as the product dissipates through the skin.
As with other injectable treatments, mild bruising may occur after the procedure, too, but should go away within a few days.