Profhilo® is a unique injectable treatment that stimulates elastin as well as collagen production.
It is a clear, jelly-like substance which comes in a syringe and is administered with several small injections superficially just under the surface of the skin. The sensation is just like a superficial sting and numbing cream can be applied beforehand to overcome this.
How Does Profhilo® Work?
The product disperses from the injection sites within a few minutes. Over the course of the next few weeks it acts to stimulate production of collagen, but what is different from other fillers is that it also stimulates elastin production. Elastin is the fibrous network in the dermis which gives the skin elasticity and suppleness. It is also broken down, as well as collagen, by sun damage and age, and its breakdown contributes to the sagging that occurs with time.
How Many Treatments Will I Need?
It is usually recommended that two initial Profhilo® treatments are done a month apart. However, more treatments can be done after that as necessary to achieve the desired result.
Is There A Recovery Period After Profhilo®?
After each treatment there is very little recovery—just a few pinpoint marks where the product was injected. Occasionally there may be a small bruise that settles in a few days.
When Will Results From Profhilo® Be Seen?
The improvements start to be visible after 3–12 weeks.
What Areas Of The Body Can Profhilo® Treat?
Profhilo® can be done at any site on the body, but is most frequently done on the cheeks, lower face and neck.