What is Profhilo®?
Profhilo® is a unique hyaluronic acid based product developed for treating skin quality and offers an innovative approach to anti-aging. Profhilo® causes skin bioremodelling by a dual action due to its unique composition. It stimulates 4 types of collagen and elastin. The result is improved skin quality, texture and hydration. Profhilo® is not a dermal filler, nor is it mesotherapy. It is the first product of its kind in the medical aesthetic arena.
Treatment involves 5 injections to each side of the face (other areas eg neck, décolleté and hands can also be treated) and takes only a few minutes. 2 treatments one month apart are required to achieve the best result.
How long does it last?
The effects can last up to 6 months.
Who is not suitable for this treatment?
This treatment is not suitable if you are currently undergoing laser skin resurfacing or medium depth peels. It would also be avoided if you have active skin inflammation or infection, including coldsores. Contraindicated also in pregnancy and breastfeeding.
What are the risks and potential side effects?
Profhilo is highly biocompatible, owing to the fact that it is made from natural hyaluronic acid. Downtime is usually minimal with redness and slight swelling in the injected areas. However as with any injectable treatment there are minor risks, including bruising, swelling and infection. Allergic reactions, vascular compromise and nerve damage are rare.
Makeup should be avoided for 12 hours after treatment.
Please note: All injectable treatments in the Fitzgerald Private Clinic are carried out by highly skilled and fully registered Doctors. A consultation is carried out prior to all treatments and procedures to ensure the safest possible outcomes.