Sitting looking at yourself on Zoom calls all day has made many of us aware of the lines and wrinkles creeping into our faces. The realisation for some that our skin is showing signs of ageing has made many of us wonder “what can I do for my skin?” This is where Profhilo Treatment began to gather popularity. Not a filler, but a bio-remodelling agent. Profhilo treatment has become the way forward in the world of anti-aging treatments. 

Here at Enhanced Aesthetics, we are proud to be able to offer Profhilo Treatment but what exactly is it? Let us explain: 

-What is Profhilo Treatment? 

Profhilo has taken off in popularity over the last few years and is fantastic at treating skin that is lacking in volume and elasticity. It’s a safe, effective and a long-lasting alternative to expensive skin creams and treatments. Profhilo is one of the most highly concentrated doses of hyaluronic acid available on the market today. The treatment contains a combination of high and low molecular weight hyaluronic acid . This allows for greater longevity. Hyaluronic acid is one of the most commonly found products used for anti-ageing and anti-wrinkle skin creams. Profhilo is sometimes referred to as an ultra-effective injectable moisturiser as opposed to a filler. 

-How does Profhilo work? 

As you age, your body begins to stop producing hyaluronic acid, collagen and elastin. These are all responsible for the overall firmness of your skin. This, obviously, leads to wrinkles and lines starting to form on our skin. Profhilo was designed to specifically counteract this and to re-model the skin, making it appear fuller and smoother. When the hyaluronic acid is injected into the skin, it acts like a sponge, absorbing water making the skin appear fuller, younger and less tired. When injected, the acid covers about a 4cm area of the skin, meaning you can actually have up to 10 injection sites across the whole face. Remember, as it is not filler (it is a bio-remodelling agent), there are no lumps or bumps to worry about! 

-What does the Profhilo procedure involve? 

At Enhanced Aesthetics, we carry out a consultation to carefully examine the skin to ensure the treatment is suitable for the individual. We thoroughly explain the procedure and the benefits and risks. The gentle and slow injections offer maximum comfort during the treatment. The product immediately starts spreading due to the high concentration of HA and its cohesive nature. In terms of post-treatment care, to avoid infection you should avoid applying make-up or touching your face for 6 hours after treatment.  The areas that were treated may look slightly raised and bumpy after the treatment.  This will deduce the following day.

-How long does it take to work? 

It is recommended that Profhilo treatments are undertaken 4 weeks apart. Even though your body will produce more collagen and elastin, the Profhilo itself will only remain present for around 4 weeks after being injected. Intensely visible results are seen for about 8 weeks after the treatments, however, visible results last anywhere up to 6 months or more. Maintenance sessions are required 6-12 monthly depending on the degree of correction required, your age and lifestyle.