Profhilo is not a dermal filler it is a hyaluronic acid gel, one of the latest innovations to treat skin laxity by skin bio-remodelling. Profhilo is a skin booster made from hyaluronic acid for skin that is losing its elasticity and firmness with age. It creates a fresh natural look and softens fine lines.
How does it work
Profhilo stimulates the production of new collagen in the skin by a slow release of hyaluronic acid.
The treatment protocol
Results are visible after only 2 sessions 4-6 weeks apart. Treatment results last for up to six months. Profhilo can work as a treatment on its own or in combination with other cosmetic treatments.
As with any injectable treatment there are minor risks, including bruising and swelling, as well as infection, allergic reaction, vascular compromise and nerve damage; although IBSA claims these are rare.
Contraindications include patients with bleeding disorders, immune compromised disorders and those with unrealistic expectations.
Conclusion and treatment areas
Profhilo does not create the volume replacement associated with dermal fillers, it creates volume in the tissue where it is needed due to its high spreadability. It is good to treat challenging areas such as the eyes, neck, chest and hands.
When treating the submalar area, IBSA has developed a five point protocol called BAP (Bio Aesthetic Point) Technique. Which involves five bolus injections of 0.2mm on each side of the face. The injection sites were identified using a selection criteria which aims to reduce risks to the blood vessels and nerves and maximise efficacy through diffusion.