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Profhilo

Profhilo offers a new approach to rejuvenating your skin by triggering a ‘bioremodelling’ response; a revolutionary new category of anti-ageing injectable treatments that shouldn’t be confused with dermal fillers, skin boosters or mesotherapy.

This injectable treatment introduces slow-release hyaluronic acid (HA) to lax, crepey skin to trigger a cellular response, often referred to as switching your skin’s ‘lights on’. Profhilo awakens and stimulates your regeneration process.

This treatment is ideal if you have lax, crepey, thin, sun-damaged skin on your face, neck, décolleté, arms and hands. Profhilo can significantly improve your skins hydration and firmness whilst remodelling your ageing skin.

At The Skin to Love Clinic this procedure is performed only by medical practitioners.

Winner of the Aesthetic Awards Product Innovation of the Year 2016, this treatment is truly groundbreaking. Designed for both the face and body, Profhilo is a slow-release hyaluronic acid (HA) which is strategically placed into your skin and gradually disperses into your tissue.

During the 30 days following treatment, the remodelling process of your tissue takes place. There is deep hydration of your tissues, better quality elastin is stimulated, 4 types of collagen are stimulated, and the fatty layer of your skin is regenerated. The result of this process is an improvement in skin laxity and quality, improved tissue hydration and firmness and smoothing and tightening of your skin.

Profhilo not only boasts the highest concentration of HA on the global market, but it also combines both high and low molecular weight HA and, through a thermal process, combines the two molecules to become one compound; this is the reason it creates its unique results.

This is a two-part treatment, you will have the second session of Profhilo 30 days following your first; this is an important part of the treatment process and your entire treatment will not be complete until your second session is completed.

Indications that this treatment may be right for you:
• You have skin that is lacking in elasticity.
• Your skin is thin and lacks volume and plumpness.
• You have skin crepiness.
• You are noticing lines and wrinkles.
• You have dehydrated, sun damaged skin.
• You would like to prevent early signs of skin ageing.

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I have been a client at the STL for many years with fab results but had never had Profhilo.  The procedure involved small injections into my neck which could have been quite a daunting thought but as I said to Jane at the time – I would trust her with my life!  I’m impressed with the results and I also had Thermage at the same time which will see the benefits over a longer period.  As ever – thanks for a great service and is good to know that all technical procedures are carried out by qualified practitioners like Jane.Lisa

Second profhilo treatment today carried out by Jane, who is not only a very skilled nurse and cosmetic technician but always reassuring, knowledgeable and happy to answer any questions about the procedure and aftercare.  I’m looking forward to seeing further improvements over the coming month. Many thanks to The Skin to Love Clinic.Hazel

As always excellent treatment.Cheryl

What an amazing service! Jane and the team are incredible; knowledgable, experienced and very friendly – really know their stuff and put you at ease for any treatment. Will be going back for lots more treatments.Clare

Jane is very good at her job, I felt I was in extremely competent hands throughout.Rebecca

Very pleased with the cosmetic treatment and I felt confident and in safe hands with Jane.Christine

So far the Profhilo treatment is 5 stars.  The small bumps were already starting to reduce within an hour of the treatment.  This morning there were only two small marks from the needle but that will soon disappear.  My skin seems to be slightly improved today so I look forward to it improving further.Cheryl

Dr Crichlow and Jane provide an excellent service. Knowledgeable in their field of expertise, and happy to answer any questions and chat about different treatment options. I felt at ease throughout the treatment procedure and I am very happy with the results already. – Kate

What an amazing service! Jane and the team are incredible; knowledgeable, experienced and very friendly – really know their stuff and put you at ease for any treatment. Will be going back for lots more treatments.Clare

I have been a client at the STL for many years with fab results but had never had Profhilo. The procedure involved small injections of the acid into my neck which could have been quite a daunting thought but as I said to Jane at the time – I would trust her with my life! I’m impressed with the results and I also had Thermage at the same time which will see the benefits over a longer period. As ever – thanks for a great service and is good to know that all technical procedures are carried out by qualified practitioners like Jane.Lisa

Thank you for taking the time and trouble to answer all my questions! I feel in such safe hands and am really looking forward to seeing the end results.Rose

View a patient journey of Profhilo here.

I have lost some volume in my face but don’t want to look like I’ve had work done. Is this possible to achieve with Profhilo?

It is possible to achieve subtle volume replacement in treated areas; however, results depend on where you have lost volume and to what degree. Profhilo will not give you the volume replacement needed for concerns such as a cheek augmentation where your fat pads have significantly lost volume; instead, you may achieve this with dermal fillers, for example.
A consultation is a vital part of your treatment process so that you can have your concerns assessed and matched with the most appropriate treatment(s) for you to consider.

I’m thinking of having surgical treatment for my ageing skin, should I have Profhilo instead?

Any non-surgical treatment is not a replacement for a surgical alternative. That is not to say that you won’t benefit from the treatment, but you will not get the same results as you would with surgery. You may like to consider non-invasive aesthetic treatments following your surgical procedure to improve your skin further and help to maintain your results.

Non-surgical treatments can be great alternatives for invasive surgical procedures, particularly if you do not require dramatic intervention or if you do not or cannot have surgical treatment. However, it is very important to remember that a non-surgical treatment will produce different, often more subtle, results than cosmetic surgery.

Is Profhilo safe?

Yes, Profhilo has a good safety profile. It is very rare to get serious complications. At The Skin to Love Clinic you will only ever be treated by a medical professional with extensive experience and the skills to handle possible complications.

Are there side effects to Profhilo?

Mild swelling and bruising are the most common potential side effects immediately following treatment. At The Skin to Love Clinic you will only ever be treated by a medical professional with extensive experience and the skills to handle any possible side effects or complications.

Consultations are an important part of the treatment process in allowing you to understand the treatment and to establish if the benefits of the treatment are outweighed by any possible side effects. During a consultation, your characteristics, such as your area of concern and your medical status, will be assessed. Your medical practitioner will be able to discuss whether this treatment is appropriate for you, as well as any suitable alternative treatments.

Your practitioner will discuss any possible side effects, questions you may have about Profhilo and any aftercare you should adhere to prior to you having treatment.

If I don’t have Profhilo again, will I look worse than I did before?

No. The product will gradually wear off and your natural ageing process will continue. This treatment does not stop that natural ageing process.

How long does Profhilo last?

As with most treatments, this can vary depending on where you have treated, your lifestyle and your metabolic rate; these factors usually influence the longevity of your results. For example, in our experience, those who smoke or frequently do cardio work-outs can break-down hyaluronic acid faster than those who do not.

The guidelines are to have maintenance treatments four to seven months after your full treatment.

Does the Profhilo treatment hurt?

The level of discomfort is usually found to be mild and tolerable by patients. The most common feedback we receive is that some of Profhilo injections can feel like small ‘stings’. We understand that that each person’s tolerance to pain is different however and are happy to offer our patients additional local anaesthetic cream prior to the procedure should this be a concern of yours.

What’s the difference between Profhilo and Sunekos?

There are many similarities between Profhilo and Sunekos but, in our experience, Sunekos is generally better suited for skin with more advanced signs of ageing.

Both treatments are a new type of injectable treatment completely different from skin boosters, mesotherapy and dermal fillers; they trigger a process in the skin called bio-remodelling.
The Profhilo product contains high concentrations of hyaluronic acid (HA) which deeply hydrates the treated tissue to help with signs of skin ageing and sagging skin as it stimulates your natural collagen and elastin production. The Clinics’ practitioners use Profhilo to refresh the skin, firm and smooth skin and give skin its’ ‘glow’ back.

Profhilo can be used on the body, face and neck. On the face Profhilo is used to treat the neck or mid to lower face only; the Profhilo protocol that’s followed enables the treatment to be best effective and is only used to treat those specific areas.

Usually, a single Profhilo treatment is made up of two separate sessions spaced approximately thirty days apart. Some people require a third session if their signs of ageing are more developed; this would be discussed upon assessment. Profhilo treatment is generally repeated after 6 months to maintain the results if desired.

The SuneKos product contains HA as well as powerful amino acids. Amino acids are proteins which help to firm and strengthen the skin whilst the HA deeply hydrates the treated tissue. SuneKos stimulates fibroblast activity in the Extra Cellular Matrix (ECM) which results in new collagen and elastin being produced.

The Clinics’ practitioner’s preference is to use Sunekos to refresh, firm and smooth the skin and give skin its’ ‘glow’ back in those who have more advanced signs of skin ageing.
SuneKos is able to treat signs of ageing on the forehead and around the eyes as well as the centre and peripherals of the face. SuneKos is able to treat concerns around the mouth, for example, lines above the top lip as well be used to volumise the tissue. SuneKos has 2 strengths of the product; SuneKos ‘200’ has a low molecular weight which can be used around the eyes and forehead and SuneKos ‘1200’ which has a medium molecular weight and is used in the centre of the face and peripherals of the face.

A treatment of SuneKos is usually made up of four sessions which are spaced seven to ten days apart. The SuneKos treatment can be repeated after approximately eight to nine months to maintain the results if desired.

In our experience, whilst anyone can have both Profhilo or SuneKos it is our opinion that generally speaking Profhilo is well suited for those whose signs of skin ageing are that of a forty-year-old or less. Sunekos is usually better suited for slightly more challenging, sun damage, crepy skin.

Both Profhilo and SuneKos have an excellent profile and we’ve seen very pleasing results from both products at The Skin to Love Clinic. Your practitioner will discuss with you which treatment they feel your skin is best suited for you upon assessment.

Treatment Summary

No. of treatments
Usually a 2-part treatment process with 30 days between sessions. Your practitioner may recommend a 3-part process rather than a 2-part process upon assessment; this is usual in cases of more advanced skin ageing.

Procedure time
Usually 30 minutes.

Discomfort level
Very mild.

Recovery time
Very little evidence that procedure has taken place, skin is usually recovered within a few hours. As with all injectable treatment there is a risk of bruising at the site of injection.

Final results
Some changes can be noticed after 1st treatment however, best results will be seen after your second treatment. Maintenance can be approximately every 6 months.

Duration of results
Approximately 6 months depending on the level of correction needed.

Resume usual activities
Immediately for most activities. Avoid swimming for 48 hours and extreme temperatures for 7 days. Avoid massaging the area treated for 24 hours. Full aftercare will be provided prior to treatment.

Consultation needed prior
Yes

Disclaimer*: We are all individuals, therefore, results from treatments may vary from person to person, because each person responds differently. Results will last a different amount of time from person to person depending on variables such as the individual’s metabolism, lifestyle and area of treatment; this may even vary between treatments for an individual. Results, downtime and recovery following treatment will vary from patient to patient. The information we provide is based on the extensive experience we have gained from treating a wide variety of patients of different ages, genders and is based on an average patient experience.

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