Profhilo is a rejuvenating skin treatment made of both high and low molecular weight hyaluronic acid (HA). It is recommended for patients afflicted with early skin ageing – that is, skin dryness and loss of elasticity as shown in mild to moderate skin laxity.
Profhilo uses NAHYCO Hybrid Technology, a proprietary process of heat-treating high and low molecular weight hyaluronic acid (HA) to form hybrid cooperative complexes.
These hybrid cooperative complexes improve skin quality by hydrating the skin, reducing skin laxity through the stimulation of collagen production by means of multi-level dynamic remodelling. They are also more resistant to enzymatic breakdown.
Profhilo needs to be injected into consistent locations of the face and neck – the Bio-Aesthetic Points (BAP) where the hybrid cooperative complexes of HA will naturally spread to the adjacent areas.
Using the BAP technique, with only 10 points for the face or the neck, there is minimal downtime and minimal discomfort. This proves to be a relief for many patients who are averse to discomfort from multiple injections from treatments such as Rejuran or skin boosters. The downtime, if any, would only take a couple of days to subside.
The recommended frequency is two sessions over a month (each session takes about 30 minutes), and maintenance sessions done six months later. This is also a good proposition for those who have hectic schedules and unable to commit to monthly treatments.
*results may vary between individuals
Profhilo only needs to be administered in 5 points for each side of the face and is safe and painless with the BAP technique.
The Bio Aesthetic Points, or BAP Technique chooses 5 anatomically receptive areas of the face with an absence of large vessels and nerve branches, therefore minimizing risks while maximizing diffusion of the product in the malar and submalar areas. Using only 5 points to administer Profhilo is possible as the formation of hybrid cooperative complexes significantly reduces viscosity, while at the same time maintaining manageability and diffusibility in the tissue.
Treatment of the neck involves a total of 10 injection points. Standardized protocols for other areas, such as the forehead and the arms, are still being formulated.
The BAP technique has been shown in several clinic studies to be efficacious, thus eliminating the need for the traditional injection techniques of skinboosters and other mesotherapy treatments of the skin, which can result in more patient discomfort, and downtime. Side effects are very mild (e.g swelling and occasional bruising) and temporary. The raised bumps from the injection points quickly fade away over a few hours as the product quickly diffuses all over the skin.
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2. Efficacy, Safety, and Tolerance of a New Injection Technique for High- and Low-Molecular-Weight Hyaluronic Acid Hybrid Complexes Carmen Laurino, MSc, Beniamino Palmieri, MD, and Alessandro Coacci, MD
Topical numbing cream is applied on the skin for 20 minutes. Your doctor then uses a fine needle to administer tiny amounts of Profhilo under the skin. The treatment takes about 10 minutes to complete.
An initial cycle of 2 treatment sessions, 1 month apart for Profhilo. In people with severe skin laxity, a third session may be needed to obtain more optimal results.
After the initial treatments, the company recommends that the treatment regime is repeated after 9 to 12 months. The longevity of the treatment will depend on several factors, such as the patient’s skin, genetics, lifestyle and environmental factors. Some doctors report that the skin quality improvements from Profhilo continue to show even after a year in some of their patients!
There will be visible bumps on the skin lasting a few hours to a day. Some temporary swelling, and bruising can also occur.
It’s easy to get started on your Profhilo® journey. Your first step will be scheduling a one-to-one consultation with our Profhilo® physician, a trained medical professional who has more than 10 years experience in facial aesthetic procedures.
Your Profhilo® physician will take the time to discuss a holistic approach to your goals for enhancing your skin. Together, you’ll look at your whole face from different angles, then focus on the specific areas where you want to see an improvement in skin texture and hydration.
When we receive your request for an appointment, we will confirm your appointment by telephone.