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Profhilo is an injectable bio-remodelling treatment which hydrates the skin from within, improves skin texture and boosts glow. It can also help with skin laxity on the face, neck, hands and décolletage area.

Profhilo is an entirely new type of hyaluronic acid injectable gel that not only hydrates beneath the skin but also has a prolonged stimulating activity on the fibroblasts (skin cells).

Dr Catherine Stone attended the launch of Profhilo in Paris five years ago, and was one of the first to be chosen to take part in the initial New Zealand trials. The results of the trial, combined with the positive support from Dr Cat’s global aesthetic network, has resulted in The Face Place adding this treatment to our repertoire of non-surgical Cosmedicine offerings


What's the first step with Profhilo?
As with all of our injectable treatments, you must have an Initial Injectable Consultation before proceeding with your first treatment. This ensures you are fully educated and informed, to The Face Place’s standard, before proceeding with treatment.

We are a best-practice clinic and consistently deliver optimal results by placing paramount importance on education and informed consent.

How is Profhilo different from regular dermal fillers?
Profhilo is not a dermal filler. Where usual dermal filler products work to fill lines, add structure and volume, Profhilo works as a skin-conditioning treatment.

It is classed as an ‘injectable moisturiser’ but it offers many other benefits. Its ability to stimulate collagen and elastin and improve skin texture makes it significantly different from other ‘injectable moisturiser’ treatments.

Profhilo has opened up a new injectable category – bio-remodeling.

To summarise the complex science, it contains two types of HA. Together they combine to provide both a ‘Hydro’ effect and a volumetric ‘Lift’ effect.

How does Profhilo work?
Because it is in cross-linked, stabilised form, Profhilo lasts in the skin around 28 days. During this time the stimulation of 4 different types of collagen and elastin takes place by slow release of HA.

It not only boosts and hydrates the skin, but it also remodels the ageing and sagging tissue.

Hyaluronic acid occurs naturally within our skin but it depletes as we age. Profhilo replaces the lost HA, helping with hydration, and stimulating collagen and elastin as well. It also has a bio-revitalising effect on tissue, tightening and rejuvenating it to improve laxity.

What Profhilo made up of?
Profhilo contains one of the highest concentrations of hyaluronic acid on the market (64 mg / 2 ml). Hyaluronic Acid (HA) is a naturally occurring substance in our skin. It is a hydrophilic substance, which absorbs water and hydrates our cells.

Our body’s production of HA decreases from the age of 27 resulting in our skin becoming thinner, drier and more fragile.

What can Profhilo help with?
Profhilo can be effective in hydrating the skin as well as improving skin texture.

It is best suited for individuals noticing skin laxity and crepey, dull skin in the face, neck, hands or décolletage area.

How does Profhilo work?
It is injected into the deeper layers of the dermis and spreads to cover a wider area. As a stabilised product Profhilo lasts in the skin around 28 days (the activity on dermal cells will last longer than that of a non-stabilised gel). During this time, the stimulation of 4 different types of collagen and elastin takes place by slow release of HA.
How many treatments of Profhilo are needed to see results?
Profhilo takes a few weeks before you start to notice any visible improvement, mainly because the body has to produce the skin-boosting ingredients itself.

Profhilo usually involves two treatments spaced one month apart. Some people may require three treatments.

The results from Profhilo treatments will most often last for up to nine months, but results can differ from person to person.

Typically, clients repeat Profhilo treatments from six to 12 months in order to achieve and maintain the best results.

Is a Profhilo treatment painful?
Profhilo injections are well-tolerated without numbing cream.

There are five specific BAP (bio aesthetic point) injection sites on each side of the face or neck where our clinican injects Profhilo into the facial skin. From there, Profhilo gradually spreads out across the facial tissue.

It has a very sheer, runny texture which means it spreads out across the face very well, so this means that multiple injection sites are not required.

How long does Profhilo treatment last?
The results from Profhilo treatments will usually last for up to six months, but will vary for every person. We suggest maintenance sessions every once or twice a year.
Are there any possible side effects of Profhilo?
Profhilo® has been widely used in Europe for the past five years. Over a million syringes have been administered, and crucially, it has a very well-established safety profile.

As with any injectable treatment, there is a risk of swelling, redness, tenderness and bruising for 24-48 hours after treatment.

Initial lumps may take 24-48 hours to settle completely. There is a very rare risk of potential infection or prolonged lumps. Lumps are more visible when treating the neck; they are less noticeable on the face.

Lumps visible immediately after treatment on neck

Lumps on neck reduced after 24 hours

Because Profhilo’s beneath-the-surface stimulation of cell renewal occurs over the skin’s natural skin cycle, there is no risk of a puffy, bloated or obviously treated appearance.

Are there side effects with Profhilo?
Rarely, an alleric reaction can occur to Hyaluranon or the local anaesthetic cream. It can be treated with antihistamines. There is a small risk of infection which can be treated with antibiotics.
Mandatories (important medical information)
Profhilo®, containing low & high molecular weight hyaluronic acid, is a Class III medical device for the treatment of the face and body for contours redefinition and laxity remodelling where skin laxity is a problem. Profhilo has risks and benefits. Do not use with treatments such a laser resurfacing or medium-deep skin-peeling. Caution in people on blood thinning medicines. Do not inject into inflamed areas or intravenously or intramuscularly. Possible side effects: pain and swelling at injection site. Accelagen Pty. Ltd. Whanganui.
To find out if this injectable treatment is right for you, contact us for an Initial Injectable Consultation with one of our medical team. Book online here or give us a call on 0800 267 633
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