- Duration of results: 8-10 months
- Recovery from treatment: 2-3 days
- Risks and complications: Low to medium
- Anesthetic: Ice/numbing/none
- Procedure Duration: 10 to 30 minutes
Profhilo® is a revolutionary treatment just launched in South Africa that gained great popularity and success in Europe. It is an injectable treatment with one of the highest concentrations of hyaluronic acid currently on the market counteracting skin laxity.
The Profhilo® treatment does not only boost and hydrate the skin, but also remodels the aging and sagging tissue serving as a great option for patients who lack elasticity and volume.
The most common areas of treatment include the face and neck and can also be used for the décolletage, hands, arms, knees and abdomen area where it would effectively treat a loss of skin firmness.
Profhilo® does not act as a replacement for the injectables currently used to treat wrinkles and should rather be used in combination with anti-wrinkle injections and dermal fillers. Where dermal fillers plump and fill out wrinkles, Profhilo® stimulates the production of collagen and elastin which improves the hydration and texture of the skin as well as the appearance of fine lines.
How does it work?
Hyaluronic acid is a naturally occurring substance produced in our body with the role of retaining moisture and aiding collagen production. The production of hyaluronic acid slows down with age and the skin looks duller and dehydrated, with the formation of fine lines and wrinkles.
The hyaluronic acid in Profhilo® acts as a hydrator and not a filler. It is injected just underneath the surface of the skin where it disperses quickly and reacts with your own tissue to instantly boost hydration. Profhilo® distributes smoothly and evenly without the formation of any lumps – a potential risk with traditional fillers. This means it can be used on areas which are difficult to treat with traditional fillers, such as the neck and forehead.
Who is a suitable candidate for Profhilo®?
The treatment is suitable for both men and women of all ages and all skin types. Individuals suffering from visible signs of aging, volume loss, skin laxity, dull and dehydrated skin, fine lines and sagging will particularly benefit from this treatment.
What does the treatment entail?
Profhilo® is injected into the upper layers of the skin using a very fine needle in specific pre-determined points. The procedure is relativley painless and is very quick, taking only about 10 minutes with no downtime.
Only five injection points are necessary on each side of the face to provide optimum results, while on the neck the product is administered over ten injection points.
Results are noticeable within 3-5 days after the treatment and 2 sessions are recommended 4 weeks apart for maximum benefits. Thereafter the great results are maintained with Profhilo® treatments every 6 months.
ZAR 3900VAT incl.
- Specialist: Dr. Zak
- Back to work the same day / the next day
- Price is dependent on the area
- Price is per vile