The effects of ageing and environmental stress can be less than kind to our skin. A myriad of problems such as lines and wrinkles, dullness and dehydration, uneven texture and tone and volume loss can not only affect the way we look, but how we feel about ourselves.
When lotions, serums and creams no longer offer us the maximum protection or benefits we need, where can we turn? Traditional dermal fillers have their valuable place in non-surgical facial rejuvenation, but if you’re looking for an injectable treatment to bring you back your glow but not physically augment your skin or re-shape facial features, you might be looking for something that works with the skin’s cellular composition, to heal and replenish itself, from within.
At Leicester MediSpa, our medical practitioners offer a unique skin bio-remodelling procedure to restore, replenish and intensely hydrate skin that has started to show signs of the natural ageing process. This revolutionary treatment, hailed as an injectable moisturiser is Profhilo®.
Profhilo® is a hyaluronic acid (HA) injectable skin treatment containing one of the highest concentrations of HA available, developed to assist in the rejuvenation and replenishment of the skin’s architecture from the inside. Once injected, Profhilo® disperses quickly, spreading within a 2cm radius. Injecting HA, ensures that water is held at the correct level of the dermis to provide deep hydration and an improved appearance.
On administering the product, it is placed superficially into 5 key areas on each side of the face, by your fully trained and qualified medical practitioner here at Leicester MediSpa.
Profhilo® stimulates 4 different types of collagen and elastin within the skin, helping it to rejuvenate and restore itself in a cellular way, without distorting or filling its physical structure. It does this by slowly releasing high-quality hyaluronic acid; a naturally occurring substance which is found in the body. The water attracting properties of hyaluronic acid make it perfect for providing moisture and luminosity to the skin.
The combined stimulation of the skin-building substances within the dermis, results in a significant improvement in skin tone and texture and laxity. In a course of 2 treatments, Profhilo® can significantly improve the signs of ageing that most of us will notice with time.
Profhilo® can be used as a stand-alone treatment or in conjunction with other aesthetic treatments such as Botox® (anti-wrinkle) injections and traditional HA-based dermal fillers.
Dermal fillers are enormously versatile and perform a myriad of actions within the facial tissues. The most popular treatments we offer here at Leicester MediSpa include:-
Most patients experiencing the effects of the natural ageing process, or environmental damage can benefit from a course of Profhilo®. However, before we can agree to administer any treatment, here at Leicester MediSpa, we will ask that you attend a no obligation consultation, to ensure that there are no contraindications which may affect the safety or efficacy of your treatment. Once we are satisfied that Profhilo® will be a safe and effective treatment for you to undergo, you can go ahead and book your first treatment session.
As with any injectable procedure, there are some minor side-effects to consider which can include mild redness, slight swelling, and possible bruising. These generally disappear in a short period of time and are associated with the needle, not the product. Infection of the treatment area and allergic reaction are exceptionally rare. Contraindications to Profhilo® include bleeding disorders, pregnancy, and breastfeeding.
Profhilo® can treat a wide range of skin concerns on the face and the body. However, most commonly treated areas include:-
As Profhilo is injected just under the skin using very fine needles, into set points, it is relatively painless. The injections may sting briefly but this is normal, bearable and will subside. Patients can opt for topical anaesthetic before Profhilo® treatment, but it is usually not needed since the procedure is quick to administer however, this will be discussed at your consultation.
After your treatment you may experience some tenderness around the treatment points for 24 to 72 hours.
It is most commonly advised that you have 2 treatments, a month apart. However, if you are experiencing more severe signs of ageing, such as deeper lines, loss of volume and skin dehydration, we may recommend another treatment, a month after the second. Follow up treatments are then recommended every 3 to 6 months, to maintain your results.
After your Profhilo® treatment, you will be provided with bespoke aftercare advice from your medical practitioner, here at Leicester MediSpa. There is no clinical downtime, and you can continue your daily activities immediately afterwards. However, it is advisable to abstain from strenuous exercise or to have any hot baths, saunas, or steam treatments for around 48 hours.
It’s important to keep the skin clean afterwards to avoid infection, so not wearing makeup for 24 hours, after your treatment is advisable.
Some results may be seen around 4 weeks from the initial treatment. However, the best results are visible around 4 weeks after the second treatment. After 8 weeks, your skin will appear revitalised, hydrated, healthy, glowing, and youthful. If you have severe facial ageing, a third treatment may be required to give optimum results.
Results can vary from patient to patient. However, in general, you should enjoy a more hydrated and glowing complexion for up to six months, following your initial Profhilo® treatment.
Certain environmental and lifestyle factors can have a dramatic effect on your skin, as well as the results from a course of Profhilo®, such as smoking, sun exposure, pollution and stress.
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Our highly skilled medical practitioners offer a unique skin bio-remodelling procedure to restore, replenish and intensely hydrate skin that has started to show signs of the natural ageing process.