Ever wondered why celebrities possess an orb-like glow? It’s time to talk about Profhilo treatment. A hyaluronic acid treatment, Profhilo is the key to plump, juicy skin, and a deliciously hydrated complexion. Here’s everything you need to know about this season’s hottest tweakment.
What does Profhilo do for your face?
“Profhilo is a revolutionary hyaluronic acid treatment designed to improve hydration and skin laxity, restoring firmness to the skin,” says Dr Marco Nicoloso, who offers the treatment at Ouronyx. “It not only boosts and hydrates the skin, but also remodels ageing and sagging tissue.”
Comprising two types of hyaluronic acid in very high concentrations, little drops are injected into the skin, and left to dissolve over about 12 hours, filling up fine lines and wrinkles and improving the overall skin texture.
“With its unique bio-remodelling properties, Profhilo can also improve skin tone, texture, elasticity, firmness, and radiance of the skin without changing volume or the shape of the face.”
How long does Profhilo treatment really last?
Generally speaking, practitioners recommend a course of two treatments, a month apart, with effects lasting for up to six months.
Is Profhilo better than fillers?
While Profhilo treatment is an injectable, it doesn’t affect the contours of the face like fillers. “Fillers are made to correct the loss of volume, define the shapes of the face or to lift,” says Benjamin Kaufholz at Dr Dray Clinic. “Profhilo is made to improve the quality of skin which does not give extra volume at all.”
Does Profhilo really work?
In a word, yes. Increasingly popular among celebrities due to its natural effects, it’s a great entry point for those looking to experiment with tweakments without wanting to change too much.
What are the side effects of Profhilo?
Generally speaking, Profhilo is a very safe treatment with few risks. However it can be a bit painful and you might bruise and/or swell very slightly.
How often can you have Profhilo?
After a two-part course, it is recommended to wait between six months to a year before another treatment. However, a single treatment is sometimes recommended after three months if there are higher levels of ageing present. If in any doubt, however, always speak to your practitioner.
This article first appeared in British Vogue.