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Profhilo is an innovative treatment in the world of aesthetic medicine, known for its ability to hydrate and rejuvenate the skin. Unlike traditional dermal fillers, Profhilo works by stimulating the production of collagen and elastin, providing a natural-looking result. It is important to be aware of potential side effects and risks from this treatment.

What is Profhilo?

Profhilo in Bathgate - Iriston House Dental PracticeProfhilo is a revolutionary injectable treatment composed of hyaluronic acid (HA), a naturally occurring substance in the body known for its ability to retain moisture and promote collagen production. Unlike other HA-based treatments that add volume to specific areas, Profhilo spreads evenly beneath the skin, improving overall skin tone, texture, and elasticity.

The treatment involves injecting Profhilo into specific points on the face, neck, or other areas needing rejuvenation. It stimulates the skin’s natural repair processes, resulting in a smoother, firmer, and more hydrated appearance.

Common Side Effects of Profhilo

While Profhilo is generally considered safe and well-tolerated, some side effects may occur. These side effects are typically mild and temporary, resolving within a few days. Here are some of the most common side effects associated with Profhilo:

1. Redness and Swelling

After the injection, it is common to experience some redness and swelling at the injection sites. This is a normal inflammatory response to the injection and should subside within a few hours to a couple of days.

2. Bruising

Bruising can occur at the injection sites due to the needle puncturing small blood vessels. This is a common side effect of any injectable treatment. Applying ice packs to the area immediately after the treatment can help minimise bruising.

Are there any side effects of Profhilo3. Tenderness and Soreness

Some patients report tenderness and soreness in the treated areas. This discomfort is usually mild and temporary, typically resolving within a few days. Over-the-counter pain relievers can be taken if needed, but it’s best to consult with your practitioner first.

4. Lumps or Bumps

Occasionally, small lumps or bumps may form at the injection sites. These are usually temporary and will disappear on their own as the product spreads and integrates with the skin. Massaging the area gently can help speed up this process.

Rare Side Effects of Profhilo

While rare, some side effects can occur that may require medical attention. It’s important to be aware of these and seek help if necessary:

1. Infection

As with any procedure involving needles, there is a slight risk of infection. Practitioners take precautions to minimise this risk, such as using sterile equipment and following proper hygiene protocols. However, if you notice any signs of infection, such as increased redness, swelling, pain, or pus at the injection site, contact your healthcare provider immediately.

2. Allergic Reactions

Although rare, allergic reactions to hyaluronic acid can occur. Symptoms of an allergic reaction may include itching, rash, hives, or swelling. If you experience any of these symptoms, seek medical attention promptly.

3. Vascular Complications

In extremely rare cases, there can be complications related to the vascular system, such as occlusion of a blood vessel. This can lead to tissue damage if not addressed quickly. Symptoms to watch for include severe pain, discoloration of the skin, or a change in skin temperature at the injection site.

Factors Affecting Side Effects

The likelihood of experiencing side effects from Profhilo can depend on several factors:

1. Practitioner Expertise

Choosing an experienced and qualified practitioner is crucial. A skilled practitioner will know the correct injection techniques and sites, reducing the risk of complications and side effects.

2. Patient Health

Your overall health can impact how your body responds to Profhilo. Conditions such as autoimmune diseases, infections, or skin disorders may increase the risk of side effects. It’s important to disclose your medical history to your practitioner before undergoing treatment.

3. Aftercare

Following the recommended aftercare instructions can significantly reduce the risk of side effects. This may include avoiding certain activities, such as strenuous exercise, alcohol consumption, or exposure to extreme temperatures, for a specified period after the treatment.

Managing Side Effects

Most side effects of Profhilo are mild and resolve on their own. However, there are steps you can take to manage any discomfort and promote faster healing:

1. Cold Compress

Applying a cold compress to the treated area can help reduce redness, swelling, and bruising. Make sure to wrap the ice pack in a cloth to prevent direct contact with the skin.

2. Avoid Touching the Area

Avoid touching or massaging the treated area for at least 24 hours after the treatment to prevent irritation or infection.

3. Stay Hydrated

Drinking plenty of water can help your body recover and keep your skin hydrated, enhancing the effects of Profhilo.

4. Follow Aftercare Instructions

Adhere to any aftercare instructions provided by your practitioner. These guidelines are designed to minimise side effects and ensure optimal results.

In Summary

Profhilo is a safe and effective treatment for skin rejuvenation, offering numerous benefits such as improved skin texture, hydration, and elasticity. While side effects are generally mild and temporary, it is important to be aware of potential risks and follow your practitioner’s advice to minimise them.

Choosing a qualified and experienced practitioner is crucial to ensure the best results and reduce the risk of complications. By understanding the possible side effects and how to manage them, you can make an informed decision and enjoy the benefits of Profhilo with confidence.

Why Choose Iriston House Dental Practice for Profhilo Treatments?

Lori-White - Dentist at Iriston House Dental Practice

At Iriston House Dental Practice, we prioritise your safety and satisfaction. Our team of experienced professionals is here to guide you through every step of the Profhilo treatment process, ensuring you achieve the best possible results. If you have any concerns or questions, do not hesitate to reach out to us. Your journey to healthier, rejuvenated skin starts here.

Profhilo treatments at Iriston House Dental Practice will be performed by our Advanced FA Practitioner, Dr Lori White, and our facial aesthetic team. Lori graduated from Dundee University in 2017. She has a keen interest in restorative dentistry and facial aesthetics, including dermal fillers and anti-wrinkle treatments that she now carries out in the practice. She enjoys getting to know her patients and her bubbly personality is particularly good with anxious patients, quickly putting patients at ease.

Our team will prioritise patient comfort and safety, ensuring a smooth and pleasant experience. With a commitment to excellence, our clinic offers a serene and welcoming environment where you can achieve rejuvenated, youthful skin. Trust Iriston House Dental Practice to deliver exceptional results with our Profhilo treatments, enhancing your natural beauty effectively and safely.

What Our Patients Are Saying

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Catherine Renton
8 May 2024
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7 May 2024
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3 May 2024
Excellent Dentist can't fault it. I don't like going to the Dentist, I have a new dentist since my regular one left and she is excellent.
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2 May 2024
I have had a dislike of the dentist since childhood. Lori immediately put me at ease. She is very professional and offers excellent advice. The Practice Staff are all welcoming and the Surgery is well maintained snd spotlessly clean.
Carole Fullerton
1 May 2024
I have just recently changed dental practice and have nothing but positive things to say about my new dentist Mr Stone. He put me at ease and explained everything he was doing. Denise the dental hygienist was great too and again explained everything she was doing and gave good oral hygiene advice. All the staff I have met have been lovely.
Sue Wilson
30 April 2024
Facial aesthetics carried out by Lori, absolutely amazing and will be booking in again.
Barbara Tina Watt
29 April 2024
Great treatment from Dentist Lori and the team. Lori takes time to find out your needs and preferences. Would highly recommend.

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