Profhilo has been available for several years but now that I’ve been studying homeopathy and appreciate the important role of the layer just under the skin, I’ve become far more interested.

The area just under the skin is known in alternative medical terms as the “reticular layer”; reticular meaning mesh-like or lace-like. This layer has no boundaries – it stretches and spreads throughout the body. It’s possible that acupuncture works through this channel as well.

New research on hyaluronic acid has also increased my enthusiasm for Profhilo.

Profhilo is non-cross-linked hyaluronic acid. It is not designed as a filler, but when injected into this magical reticular layer exerts its anti-ageing effects; locally but possibly further afield as well.

It’s like bathing your tissues in olive oil.

Hyaluronic acid hydrates tissues and is a powerful antioxidant. Moreover it protects the fat cells from attack and degradation, meaning that the fat cells remain intact even as we age. The most destructive aspect of the ageing process is that we lose volume. Not anymore – well-placed hyaluronic acid can protect our facial fat stores.

How do we use Profhilo?

Profhilo is not a filler. It is a cellular lubricant, a soft, caring molecule that protects the cells from age and degradation. It is injected just under the skin and spreads throughout the tissues of the face, bathing them in this supportive solution, maintaining them through the adversity of city life.

We use Profhilo to maintain the face you have got – either to give a simple glow, a freshness or beautiful skin, or to maintain the face that we have achieved here at Bijoux. Results from fillers and other treatments can be naturally prolonged with no adverse effects, fat face or weird looks that can result from excess fillers.

Treatment regime

Prohfilo needs to be “built-up” in the system so we recommend an initial loading dose of two treatments 4 weeks apart, then maintenance every six months.

How does it feel?

Profhilo injections do not hurt but can leave little bumps where injected for about 24 hours. Sometimes there can be a bruise.

When do I see results?

Because this is a maintenance treatment, the results you will achieve will be subtle, but then you’ll appreciate that you are looking good most, if not all, of the time.