PROFHILO at Strata
Profhilo® is a revolutionary 'beneath the skin' hyaluronic acid moisturising treatment, which has a prolonged stimulating activity on the dermal cells. When injected into skin, Profhilo stimulates the skin cell receptors to counteract skin laxity and improve and restore firmness of the skin.
Hyaluronic acid is a naturally occurring substance produced in our body, found in skin, joints and other connective tissue. Its role is to retain moisture in the body and aid collagen production. It can hold 1000 times its weight in water which makes it ideal for binding moisture in the skin. With age, however, hyaluronic acid production slows and the skin looks duller and dehydrated, with fine lines and wrinkles forming.
Profhilo contains one of the highest concentrations of stabilised hyaluronic acid on the market. Because it is thermally bonded and not chemically bonded it acts as a hydrator not a filler. It is injected in 5 specific points on each side of the face just underneath the surface of the skin using very fine needles. It is relatively painless and there is usually no need for topical pain relief creams prior to treatment. Profhilo then disperses quickly and reacts with your own tissue to instantly boost hydration. Over the next four weeks your own collagen and elastin production is boosted. This effectively remodels the skin and giving it a plumper, smoother and firmer appearance.
The full treatment consists of two sessions, one month apart. A further session may be recommended after approximately six months in order to prolong the effect.
It is suitable for people over the age of 30 who are uncomfortable with skin laxity, crepe-like skin or other visible signs of aging such as fine lines or wrinkles. The treatment itself is very quick, taking only about 10 minutes.
There is no downtime. It is advisable to avoid alcohol, aspirin or anti-inflammatory medication in the 24 hours before treatment.
Immediately after treatment you should avoid wearing make-up, swimming and any other strenuous physical activity for 24 hours. It is also best to avoid saunas and steam rooms for a few days after treatment.
There are no long-term side effects. Profhilo is metabolised by the body completely.
No allergy test is required prior to treatment. The risk of allergic reactions is substantially reduced because Profhilo does not contain any synthetic chemicals which some people might react to.
Some people may experience redness, slight bruising, tenderness as well as itching at the injection sites but these were temporary and should resolve within a few hours to a day.