Profhilo Haenkenium is a multi-action antioxidant cream to enhance firmness, elasticity and reduce fine lines and wrinkles. It works to restore the protective barrier of sensitive and stressed skin. Profhilo contains hyaluronic acid helps maintain the integrity of the skin’s hydration. Suitable for all skin types.
This cream is used along side the first of its kind, a Bio-remodeller . A revolutionary ‘beneath the skin’ hyaluronic acid moisturising treatment, made with the patented technology, which has a prolonged stimulating activity on the dermal cells. When injected into skin, it stimulates the skin cell receptors to counteract skin laxity and improve and restore firmness of the skin.
Launched in Italy in 2015 and wnow be available in Australia from August 2022.
A new category of injectables called Bioremodeling Fillers. Consisting of ultra- pure acid, it stimulates stem cells and provides a stable environment for the laying-down of new collagen and elastin in the superficial layers of the skin. Moreover, it maintains the integrity, firmness, and volume of fat. It creates volume in the tissue where it is needed due to its high spreadability. This results with lifted tissue with fewer wrinkles, improved texture, intense hydration, an overall improvement in skin quality and firmer skin. It is a real anti-ageing treatment.
It differs from any other dermal filler and skin booster for a number of reasons. From a characteristics position, it is almost a liquid (honey like consistency) and able to flow from one part to the next easily. From a patient’s perspective, this translates to an easy treatment with minimal injection points and almost no downtime. From the injector’s perspective, treatment can be performed quickly and efficiently with less discomfort to the patient.
Combination of low and high molecular weight, as recent studies have shown that combination of chains of different lengths and molecular weights have a synergistic effect in improving tissue repair and regeneration.
Low viscosity, high cohesivity and high flowability (very fluid with optimal tissue diffusion), that’s why can be injected in 5 Bio-aesthetic points each side of face and can have effects in the rest of the lower face.
Most patients will require 2 treatment sessions one month apart. Some patients may require 3 sessions at monthly intervals. Results can last about 6 months. To maintain the best results, the treatment cycle can be carried out twice a year.
Over a period of 3 – 4 weeks, it kick starts the production of elastin, re-modelling the skin tissue and giving it a plumper and tighter look radiating a natural glow. It can be used as a standalone treatment or in conjunction with other fillers to replace volume loss, hydrate and tighten skin. It can also complement laser treatments or botulinum toxins to get an even better result.
What is the difference between Profhilo and Fillers?
Even though made from the same ingreadient, it is not a dermal or volumizing filler. That is while fillers are intended to add volume and replace volume loss in the face e.g. to give you apple cheeks or a well-defined jawline and pointed chin. This product acts to deeply hydrate the skin, improve skin elasticity and quality and improve skin laxity.
It contains one of the highest concentration of H acid available in the market. As the H acid is higher, it can absorb water better and the skin will be more hydrated. It cannot replace volume loss or augment various parts of the face such as the cheek or tear trough which started to lose collagen.
What bio-remodeling means?
The treatment is a new anti-aging approach. It is best-described as a biological remodelling agent, ‘bio-rejuvenator’, ‘bio-revitalizer’ or ‘tissue-stimulator’.
Bioremodeling is an innovative biological activity to anti-aging which counteracts skin laxity of the face and in areas traditionally difficult to treat, such as the neck. hands and arms.
It is the only product which acts to stimulate all four types of collagen, elastin and fat cells.
Who is it for?
As we age, the presence of hyaluronic acid in the skin naturally starts to drop, which causes the skin to lose its natural firmness and elasticity. Most people begin to see the effects of H acid depletion as they reach their 30s – and this is the perfect treatment for anyone looking to counteract this.
Does it help with saggy skin?
Once injected into the correct layer of the skin, the product flows and spreads to the other parts of the face or skin, providing a very nice stretch and tightening to the saggy skin.
It is also capable of stimulating our skin to produce all four types of collagen and elastin – these vital substances which are lost from the skin as we age. Thereby further improving the skin elasticity and skin quality.
What is it like?
It isis injected just under the skin using very fine needles in pre-determined points. It is relatively painless and there is usually no need for topical pain relief creams prior to treatment. The treatment itself is very quick, taking only about 10 minutes.
On the face only five injection points are necessary on each side of the face to give maximum results.
Is there any downtime?
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, and give sports, swimming and any other strenuous physical activity a miss for 24 hours. It is also best to avoid saunas and steam rooms for a few days after treatment.
Are there any side effects?
Side effects are uncommon and usually mild.
They include small bumps, redness, bruising, mild tenderness or discoloration which generally will resolve within a few days.
Make-up should not be worn for 12 hours
You are advised to avoid alcohol and vigorous exercise for 48 hours
Avoid sunbathing, and extremes of heat or cold for 14 days post treatment.
Any bruising may take a few days to appear, arnica can be helpful in clearing bruising. It is advisable to avoid aspirin and alcohol for 12-48 hours after treatment.
Tenderness should settle as swelling and bruising goes down.
The following should be avoided at least 1 week post treatment:
• Direct ultraviolet light exposure (sun and solariums)
• Further clinical treatments (including, but not limited to): microdermabrasion, laser, intense
pulsed light, chemical peels, muscle relaxant injections, and dermal fillers.
When will I see results?
It ‘remodels’ the skin after just 2 treatments (4 weeks apart) resulting in tighter, firmer, hydrated, smoother, radiant skin. Sometimes further treatments are required to see the full benefits. Generally, this would be determined during your initial consultation.
We may then recommend top-up and maintenance sessions, depending on your body’s response to the initial treatment
Is the treatment suitable for males?
This treatment is suitable for both males and females. It is the food for your skin- it provides hydration, lifting, collagen synthesis and anti-aging benefits. As it is not a dermal filler, it does not augment the shape of your face or features. Instead, it provides an overall subtle improvement.
The treatment is suitable for anyone who has skin laxity, crepey skin or fine lines and wrinkles. While it contains the same substance as fillers – H acid, it does not volumize like fillers. It is a safe and fast procedure with little downtime that helps to tighten skin. Depending on your needs and skin condition, we may recommend combination treatment of Profhilo with other procedures such as anti wrinkle injections, fillers, lasers or HIFU.