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Profhilo is a revolutionary approach to skin rejuvenation that has gained significant popularity in recent years. It is a unique hyaluronic acid (HA) injectable that works to hydrate and remodel the skin, providing a natural and youthful appearance. Let’s explore the science behind Profhilo, how it works, its benefits, and why it might be the right choice for those seeking to improve their skin’s texture and elasticity.

What is Profhilo?

Profhilo in Bathgate - Iriston House Dental PracticeProfhilo is a bio-remodelling injectable treatment that uses a highly purified form of hyaluronic acid. Unlike traditional dermal fillers, which add volume to specific areas, Profhilo spreads beneath the skin to provide overall hydration and stimulate collagen and elastin production. This leads to a smoother, firmer, and more youthful complexion. Profhilo is especially effective for treating skin laxity and improving skin quality, making it a popular choice for individuals looking to enhance their skin’s natural beauty without the use of traditional fillers or invasive procedures.

The Science Behind Profhilo

Hyaluronic acid is a naturally occurring substance in the body that plays a crucial role in maintaining skin hydration and elasticity. As we age, the production of hyaluronic acid decreases, leading to dry, sagging skin and the formation of wrinkles. Profhilo addresses this issue by delivering a high concentration of hyaluronic acid directly into the skin.

Composition of Profhilo

Profhilo contains one of the highest concentrations of hyaluronic acid available on the market, at 64mg per 2ml syringe. This high concentration allows for maximum hydration and stimulation of the skin’s natural regenerative processes. The hyaluronic acid used in Profhilo is also thermally cross-linked, which means it has undergone a unique process to increase its stability and longevity in the skin without the use of chemical cross-linking agents. This thermal cross-linking technology sets Profhilo apart from other injectable treatments and contributes to its effectiveness.

Mechanism of Action

When injected into the skin, Profhilo diffuses quickly and evenly, creating a hydration reservoir that plumps and smooths the skin. This process, known as bio-remodelling, not only provides immediate hydration but also stimulates the production of collagen and elastin, two essential proteins responsible for skin firmness and elasticity. The result is an improvement in skin texture, tone, and overall appearance.

Profhilo works in two phases:

  1. Hydration Phase: Immediately after injection, Profhilo hydrates the skin from within. The high concentration of hyaluronic acid attracts water molecules, providing deep hydration and plumping the skin.
  2. Remodelling Phase: Over the following weeks, Profhilo stimulates the production of collagen and elastin. This process helps to restore the skin’s structure and firmness, resulting in a smoother and more youthful appearance.

The Treatment Process

The Profhilo treatment process is straightforward and minimally invasive, making it an attractive option for those looking to improve their skin without significant downtime. Here’s what you can expect during a Profhilo treatment session:

Consultation

Before undergoing Profhilo treatment, a thorough consultation with a qualified practitioner is essential. During this consultation, the practitioner will assess your skin condition, discuss your aesthetic goals, and determine whether Profhilo is the right treatment for you. This is also an opportunity to ask any questions you may have about the procedure.

Preparation

On the day of the treatment, the practitioner will cleanse your skin to remove any makeup, oils, or impurities. A topical anaesthetic cream may be applied to the treatment area to minimise discomfort, although many patients find the injections to be relatively painless.

Injection

Profhilo is typically administered using the Bio Aesthetic Points (BAP) technique, which involves injecting small amounts of the product into specific points on the face. These points are strategically chosen to maximise the spread of Profhilo and ensure even distribution across the treatment area. The BAP technique usually involves five injection points on each side of the face, minimising the risk of bruising and swelling.

Post-Treatment Care

After the injections, the practitioner will gently massage the treated area to ensure even distribution of the product. There is no downtime associated with Profhilo, and most patients can return to their normal activities immediately after the treatment. However, it is advisable to avoid strenuous exercise, alcohol, and exposure to extreme temperatures for 24 hours following the procedure.

Follow-Up Treatment

For optimal results, a second Profhilo treatment is typically recommended four weeks after the initial session. This ensures sustained hydration and further stimulation of collagen and elastin production. Some patients may require additional treatments depending on their skin condition and desired results.

Benefits of Profhilo Treatment

Profhilo in Bathgate - Iriston House Dental PracticeProfhilo offers numerous benefits that make it an attractive option for those seeking to improve their skin’s appearance and health. Here are some of the key benefits:

Deep Hydration

Profhilo provides intense hydration to the skin, making it an excellent treatment for those with dry or dehydrated skin. The high concentration of hyaluronic acid attracts and retains water, ensuring that the skin remains plump and moisturised.

Improved Skin Elasticity

By stimulating the production of collagen and elastin, Profhilo helps to improve the skin’s elasticity. This can reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, giving the skin a firmer and more youthful appearance.

Enhanced Skin Tone and Texture

Profhilo can help to even out skin tone and improve skin texture. This makes it an excellent treatment for those with uneven skin tone, rough texture, or other skin imperfections.

Natural-Looking Results

One of the main advantages of Profhilo is that it provides natural-looking results. Because it works by hydrating and stimulating the skin’s natural regenerative processes, the results are subtle and gradual, enhancing your natural beauty without the “overdone” look often associated with other treatments.

Minimal Downtime

Profhilo is a minimally invasive treatment with no significant downtime. Most patients can return to their normal activities immediately after the procedure, making it a convenient option for those with busy schedules.

Versatility

Profhilo is a versatile treatment that can be used on various areas of the body, not just the face. It is commonly used to improve the appearance of the neck, décolletage, hands, and other areas where skin laxity is a concern.

Potential Side Effects and Risks

As with any cosmetic treatment, there are potential side effects and risks associated with Profhilo. However, these are generally mild and temporary. Some of the most common side effects include:

  • Redness: Some patients may experience redness at the injection sites, which typically resolves within a few hours.
  • Swelling: Mild swelling may occur at the injection sites, but this usually subsides within a day or two.
  • Bruising: Although rare, bruising can occur at the injection sites. This is usually mild and resolves within a few days.
  • Tenderness: Some patients may experience tenderness at the injection sites, but this is generally mild and short-lived.

It is important to choose a qualified and experienced practitioner to minimise the risk of complications and ensure the best possible results.

Who is a Good Candidate for Profhilo?

Profhilo is suitable for a wide range of patients, including those with:

  • Aging Skin: Profhilo is ideal for those looking to address signs of aging, such as fine lines, wrinkles, and skin laxity.
  • Dehydrated Skin: Those with dry or dehydrated skin can benefit from the intense hydration provided by Profhilo.
  • Uneven Skin Tone: Profhilo can help to even out skin tone and improve the appearance of pigmentation and other skin imperfections.
  • Poor Skin Elasticity: If you have noticed a loss of skin firmness and elasticity, Profhilo can help to stimulate collagen and elastin production, improving skin texture and tone.

It is important to have realistic expectations and understand that Profhilo is not a replacement for more invasive procedures, such as surgical facelifts. However, it can be an excellent option for those looking to enhance their natural beauty and achieve a more youthful appearance without surgery.

Comparison with Other Treatments

Profhilo is often compared to other injectable treatments, such as dermal fillers and skin boosters. While all these treatments aim to improve the appearance of the skin, there are key differences that set Profhilo apart.

Dermal Fillers

Dermal fillers are designed to add volume to specific areas of the face, such as the cheeks, lips, and nasolabial folds. They work by filling in wrinkles and adding structure to the face. While dermal fillers can provide dramatic results, they do not offer the same overall skin hydration and remodeling benefits as Profhilo. Additionally, dermal fillers are typically thicker and more viscous than Profhilo, which allows for targeted volume enhancement but may not be suitable for improving overall skin quality.

Skin Boosters

Skin boosters are another type of hyaluronic acid injectable that aims to hydrate and improve the quality of the skin. However, skin boosters typically have a lower concentration of hyaluronic acid compared to Profhilo and may not provide the same level of hydration and collagen stimulation. Additionally, skin boosters are often injected more superficially into the skin, whereas Profhilo is injected deeper to achieve more significant results.

Botox

Botox, or botulinum toxin, is a popular injectable treatment used to relax facial muscles and reduce the appearance of dynamic wrinkles, such as frown lines and crow’s feet. While Botox is effective for treating specific wrinkles caused by muscle movement, it does not provide the same overall skin hydration and remodeling benefits as Profhilo. Additionally, Botox works by temporarily paralysing muscles, whereas Profhilo works by enhancing the skin’s natural regenerative processes.

Chemical Peels

Chemical peels involve the application of a chemical solution to the skin to exfoliate the outer layers and reveal fresher, smoother skin beneath. While chemical peels can improve skin texture and tone, they do not provide the same deep hydration and collagen stimulation as Profhilo. Additionally, chemical peels can involve significant downtime and discomfort, whereas Profhilo is a minimally invasive treatment with little to no downtime.

Aftercare and Maintenance

After undergoing Profhilo treatment, it is important to follow the practitioner’s aftercare instructions to ensure optimal results and minimise the risk of complications. Some general aftercare tips include:

  • Avoid Touching the Treated Area: Try to avoid touching or massaging the treated area for at least 24 hours after the procedure.
  • Stay Hydrated: Drink plenty of water to help maintain the hydration provided by Profhilo.
  • Avoid Extreme Temperatures: Avoid exposure to extreme temperatures, such as saunas, steam rooms, and very hot or cold environments, for at least 24 hours after the treatment.
  • Avoid Strenuous Exercise: Avoid vigorous exercise and activities that cause excessive sweating for 24 hours after the treatment.
  • Use Gentle Skincare Products: Use mild, non-irritating skincare products to avoid any potential irritation to the treated area.

To maintain the results of Profhilo, follow-up treatments may be recommended every six months to a year, depending on your skin condition and desired results.

Why Choose Iriston House Dental Practice for Profhilo Treatments?

Lori-White - Dentist at Iriston House Dental PracticeChoosing Iriston House Dental Practice for Profhilo treatments ensures you receive premium care from highly skilled and experienced professionals. Our team is dedicated to providing personalised treatments tailored to your unique skin needs, using the latest techniques and high-quality products.

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.

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