Profhilo is a new concept in facial repair, rehydration, restructuring and revitalisation. The properties of HA include collagen stimulation, improvement in skin nutrition and oxygenation, increased hydration and free radical reduction.

Profhilo is a non-cross-linked HA, a free-running liquid that contains 64mg/ml of HA. Although this is not comparable to a filler, typically containing 20mg/ml, this figure does give you an idea of the sheer amount of HA in Profhilo.

Profhilo is injected just under the skin in a few places; normally up to five or six each side. Local anaesthetic and a short cannula can be used for safety and comfort. Profhilo is used all over the face – we are increasingly using it for the forehead and the neck in addition to the “usual” areas of the mid-face.

Results are initially quite subtle but over time show as increased hydration, glow, improvement in fine lines, dry skin and skin quality. Longer-term benefits are reported to be maintenance of facial structure and volume.

Two “loading” treatments are recommended four weeks apart, then the treatment is repeated every six months according to need. It’s the kind of treatment that people are having as a long-term maintenance, either alone or in combination with fillers, botulinum toxin or energy-based therapies.

Profhilo can be used on all areas of the face and body; face, forehead, hands, neck, decollete.