As we start to get older, the skin can lose vital substances, such as collagen, elastin and hyaluronic acid (HA). This, coupled with the loss of tissues like fat, bone mass and muscle in the face, can lead to skin ageing, skin sagging and the formation of sunken cheeks, jowls and hollow temples. As we see these changes over time, the realisation that skin creams and lotions simply won’t solve these issues, begins to become apparent, so we may look for non-surgical solutions to resolve our skin concerns. At KL Cosmetic Clinics in the heart of Doncaster, we specialise in injectable and device-led technologies to help restore and revitalise ageing skin. One such treatment which has proved exceptionally successful for many of our patients with ageing skin, is called Profhilo®.
What is Profhilo®?
Profhilo® is a hyaluronic acid skin remodelling and revitalising substance which is very different to Botox and those traditional dermal fillers, used for skin augmentation. Profhilo® takes around 10 minutes to administer, by a medical professional and the results can last up to 6 months. Profhilo® usually requires 2 to 3 treatment sessions, 4 weeks apart and is injected in to 5 specific points on the face. Profhilo® works by stimulating 4 different types of collagen and elastin within the skin tissues, as well as intensely hydrating the skin, due to the high quality HA within the product. The slow release of hyaluronic acid, a naturally occurring sugar within the skin, connective tissues and joints helps to improve the quality of the skin over time. This is because HA can hold up to 1000 times its own weight in water and therefore utilises the skin’s own moisture to heal and repair the skin.
Profhilo® is not a traditional dermal filler in that it will not physically ‘fill’ specific areas, such as deep crevices and wrinkles. It is not a muscle relaxant like Botox® and will not prevent the movement of facial muscles. Profhilo® delivers the overall effect of luminosity and hydration as well as a tightening, toning effect to the skin. Profhilo® can be used to complement other aesthetic treatments and significantly improves the quality of the skin, but gives a very natural-looking result.
Which areas can Profhilo® be used?
Profhilo® is most commonly administered to the upper and lower facial areas but it can also be very effective when used in areas such as the, neck, décolletage , hands, elbows and knees to help hydrate and smooth the skin.
When will I see results of my Profhilo® treatment at KL Cosmetic Clinics?
Your results should start to be seen in as little as 2 weeks after your first treatment with Profhilo®. However, for optimum results, you will need to discuss the course of treatment needed for your individual skin requirements, with your KL Cosmetic Clinics practitioner. You will most likely however, see optimum results after around 8 weeks of your initial treatment and then improvements after a third session, should you need it. The third treatment will most likely be administered at around 6 months after your initial Profhilo® treatment.
How long do results last?
Results from Profhilo® typically last around 6 months following your final treatment session. However, everyone is different and results will depend on whether you take care of your skin in the sun, eat a healthy diet, refrain from smoking and exercise excessively. All these factors can be detrimental to the skin, so it’s important to maintain a healthy lifestyle as well as having any non-surgical treatments for your skin.
Is Profhilo® safe?
At KL Cosmetic Clinics we research all our treatment offerings to ensure safety and efficacy. Profhilo® has been used globally for over 150,000 patients since 2015 and thus far, there have been no adverse reactions or severe side effects reported. This is due to the fact that Profhilo® is made from ultrapure HA with no chemicals used as cross linking agents. This makes the product well tolerated by the skin and dramatically reduces the risk of adverse side effects.
If you are seeking a non-surgical treatment to tone, tighten, plump and lift your skin, a course of Profhilo® could make all the difference to your appearance and confidence. Quick to administer and with no clinical downtime, it’s no wonder that Profhilo® is becoming a firm favourite here at KL Cosmetic Clinics.