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Profhilo – Everything you need to know

Known as the secret weapon for many a celebrity and beauty insider.  In this blog we discuss Profhilo – everything you need to know. Profhilo is a “beneath the skin” moisturiser.  It is a revolutionary hyaluronic acid moisturising treatment.  It is excellent for skin that is losing its elasticity and firmness due to ageing.  Improvements will be shown in skin tone, firmness and hydration, also lines are minimised.

Profhilo – everything you need to know…

Profhilo injectable gel stimulates the activity in the dermal cell receptors, the results counteract skin laxity and improves and restores the skins firmness.  This process call “Bio-remodelling” is triggered in the skin, which then creates new and bouncy collagen and elastin.  This treatment will tackle all signs of skin ageing such as fine lines and wrinkles, crepiness and thinning dull skin.  Improvement will be seen to skin laxity as the skin rejuvenation process begins to work.

Profhilo has one the highest concentrations of hylauronic  acid on the market.  The treatment will boost and hydrate your skin.  Profhilo will also remodel ageing and sagging skin.   It is an ideal treatment for rehydration rather than sculpting your face,  So if you just want to firm and improve the skin texture rather than add volume Profhilo is an ideal treatment for you.

The areas that can be treated with Profhilo

Face

Neck

Décolletage 

Hands

How many treatments are needed?

Profhilo requires 2 treatments which are taken 4 weeks apart for best results.   Further treatments can be done approximately every 6 months in order to prolong the effects.

The treatment is suitable for men and women offering skin benefits for people of all ages. 

How Profhilo gives you that “glow”

Profhilo is an ultra pure hyaluronic acid.  When it is injected precisely in to the upper layers of the skin, it will stimulate your collagen and elastin.  Attracting water into the deepest layers of the skin, thus providing unbeatable hydration.  Leaving you with beautifully glowing, firm and hydrated skin.  

Once Profhilo is injected, the slow release of the hyaluronic acid stimulation of 4 different types of collagen and elastin begins.  This stimulation promotes significant tissue improvement, Profhilo also has a wonderful tightening and lifting effect of the skin.

Profhilo injections are a 2 part treatment, with the second part happening 4 weeks after the first.  In the following days after the first session your skin will be busy rejuvenating and producing the elastin and collagen needed to give you skin that is firmer and smoother.  An all round glowing complexion.  The treatment will stimulate and the second treatment will boost and ensure longevity.  Full results are only seen after the second treatment as this is when your skin really starts to show the plumping and hydrating effects, however you will definitely see changes after the first session.

Profhilo – everything you need to know – frequently asked questions

What’s the difference between Profhilo and dermal fillers?

The only real similarity between Profhilo and dermal fillers is that they are both made from hyaluronic acid which is injected into your skin.  Profhilo contains an exceptionally high concentration of pure hyaluronic acid, which is exceptionally pure because of the patented manufacturing process which is unique as the process does not involve the use of chemical cross-linking agents to bind the chains.

Traditional dermal fillers are all made of hyaluronic acid and all have a different viscosity, dependent on the requirements and which areas are being treated.  So a thicker filler would be used for your jawline compared to your lips for instance.  Profhilo is not a dermal filler.  It is a much thinner consistency due to the molecular chains of non-animal hyaluronic acid being formed of both high and low molecular weight.  They are fused together making them thermally stabilised and this creates a patented gel which, when injected spreads to become integrated into the skin.  It is only injected into the upper layer of the skin, as it’s not being used to fill anything, just to rehydrate the skin to enable the scaffolding effect and trigger the bio-remodellling process.  

Is Profhilo better than fillers?

Essential they are 2 different products for 2 different treatment options.  Profhilo is excellent at rejuvenating the skins texture and hydration.  Profhilo will not add any volume, but it will improve the appearance of of ageing and sagging tissue with a tightening lifting effect.  Fillers are used to create volume that is lost due to ageing eg; cheeks, temples & lips. Fillers can also be used for non-surgical nose jobs and non-surgical facelifts too.

Is Profhilo better than Botox?

Profhilo is for restoring the skins texture and to re-hydrate.  Botox is to inhibit a muscle from moving, so a wrinkle will no longer form.

What will I look like after Profhilo injections?

There is no downtime after Profhilo treatment, you may see some small bumps at the injection site, these can take up to 24 hours to settle.

Profhilo has an innovative technique with minimal injections, so treatment is quick with little discomfort.

Is Profhilo safe?

The Profhilo treatment is biocompatible, this is due to the pure and high grade hyaluronic acid that it consists of.  It is also important to note that it is free from additives, which delivers greater reassurance of safety and reduction of side effects.  Even though there is an incredibly high content of hyaluronic acid, it has a low inflammatory profile.  Importantly Profhilo is backed by clinical studies.  As with any injectable treatment there can be risks involved, all of which will be discussed with you at you consultation with Austin.

Am I suitable for Profhilo treatment?

Austin will discuss the Profhilo treatment including your expectations of the outcome after treatment.  He will also explain any possible side effects, with you in detail during your consultation.  Your medical history will also be taken to ensure, if you decide to go ahead with Profhilo, it is safe for you to do so.

Does Profhilo treatment hurt?

The injections are small but may sting a little.  Anaesthetic is not necessary as treatment is quick and there will possibly be only be, if any, mild discomfort.   There may be some residual tenderness, redness or needle marks at the site of injection, these will disappear in the next few days after treatment.  If you can feel any product where it has been injected please leave it alone to settle, as it will naturally disperse into your skin, do not massage.  You can resume your normal day to day activities, with some exceptions (see below). 

Profhilo everything you need to know

Profhilo – everything you need to know to avoid for 48 hours after treatment

Exercise

Extremes of temperature 

Sun exposure

Touching the treated area – to avoid any risk of infection

Avoid make up

Profhilo treatment is not suitable for anyone who is pregnant or breast feeding.  Some medications and supplements can cause increased risk of bruising which should be avoided in the days before and after your Profhilo treatment.  

If you are planning to have treatment for a special occasion, we suggest having the procedure in advance as much as possible before the event.  This is for 2 reasons, firstly you will want the full effects to be showing, which with this treatment takes time, due to the treatments needing to be 4 weeks apart.   Secondly, as with any injectable treatment there is always a risk of bruising, so leaving enough time before the event will ensure any bruising that may occur has the chance to go.  

How long will my Profhilo treatment results last?

Everyone is unique, but as a general guide your Profhilo treatment results will last approx 6 months.

Profhilo is a great stand alone treatment, but Profhilo works primarily on the skin quality, not muscle movement or re-creating any lost volume.  For significant lift and enhancement to the face, Profhilo is brilliant when used in conjunction with other treatments too.

We hope that our “Profhilo – everything you need to know” blog has been useful.

Find out what Profhilo could do for you, contact Austin Brewer at his private clinic to arrange a free consultation.  Tel: 07823 883888 

3 Areas You Didn’t Know Dermal Fillers Could Be Used

Dermal fillers are incredibly versatile.  Which is why we thought we would let you know 3 Areas You Didn’t Know Dermal Fillers Could Be Used.  They can be used in all different ways and places dependent on the target placement area and the thickness (viscosity) of the dermal filler.

Did you know that dermal fillers can be used in other areas and not just on your face?.  

Have you had facial treatments?, but maybe your neck, décolletage or hands are still giving the game away about your age?.  Austin Brewer can provide the answer.  3 areas you didn’t know dermal fillers could be used.  Straight forward treatments that are long lasting and will turn back the clock for these areas instantly.

The dermal fillers that are used at Austin Brewer are 100% hylauronic acid.  This is a substance that is naturally present in the body (your eyeballs, joints and skin).  It can hold 1000 x its weight in water, which is why it makes such an excellent product to rejuvenate and replace lost volume.  Fillers are all naturally broken down by the body over time.  

Dermal fillers will fill wrinkles and add volume to soft tissue.  A series of small injections of the gel are precisely placed to deposit the filler to where it is needed.   These work to replace the lost collagen and elastin, which experts have agreed generally happens by our late 20’s!

A straight forward procedure

With very little downtime, it’s no wonder that fillers are an optimum way to achieve a youthful and glowing skin but without the inconvenience of having to adjust your day to day life.  Having an injectable filler treatment is a quick and straight forward procedure, when carried out by a medical professional who is proficiently trained.  

We always advise against trying to get a cheap deal when you are looking for an injectable  treatment as unfortunately you will always get what you pay for.  This mostly means a cheap product being used that is not prescribed for you, and unsatisfactory results from bad injection technique.  Sadly we have seen far too many clients after having filler from a cheap deal, only to ask if we can help correct it. 

Removal of filler is possible, but does have its own risks and complications too.  It is not something to consider lightly.  So please don’t think, “I can get cheap filler and if I don’t like it I can simply have it removed” this is not the way to think when you are considering an injectable treatment.  The incorrect placement of filler can have devastating effects before you even think about having it removed.  It is worth remembering, there are far fewer practitioners that are competent at removing filler than those who are willing to inject you in the first place!.  

Please stay safe and only use a reputable and fully insured and trained medical professional.  

Austin Brewer is a highly qualified and experienced medical aesthetic practitioner.  

He has specialised in dermal filler treatments since 2004.   Austin will always offer you a free consultation.  You can ask all the questions you wish and Austin will be able to asses you and the whether the treatment requested is appropriate for you.  This is so that all options can be discussed, and the full procedure explained, including cost and expected outcomes. 

Increasingly we have seen our clients are addressing ageing issues that go beyond just the usual facial area.  The neck, décolletage and backs of the hands have in the past been mostly overlooked.  However, with modern techniques and improvements in products, these procedure are deservedly facing a surge in popularity.  Often it’s the small details that can make the big contribution to your overall look.  With no downtime, these non invasive treatments can literally turn back the clock.

Neck • Décolletage • Hands

We all know what the combination of ageing and the sun can do to our skin.  Unfortunately our necks, décolletage and backs of our hands are in the sun just as much as our faces.   But most of time they simply get overlooked when we apply spf.  This can result in premature age and sun spots too (we can also provide treatment for these).  Combined with the lines and wrinkles, this can make these areas appear much older than the rest of you.  

The following information about 3 areas you didn’t know dermal fillers could be used.  Are all areas that can all be improved from a simple anti ageing dermal filler treatment & safe removal of sun and age spots.

3 AREAS YOU DIDN’T KNOW DERMAL FILLERS COULD BE USED

3 AREAS YOU DIDN’T KNOW DERMAL FILLERS COULD BE USED

NECK LINES

Neck lines appear over time and are a natural part of the ageing process.  Along with gravity, our necks begin to suffer the unwanted effects of lines and sagging.  However, that’s not to say that we can’t give your neck a little helping hand and turn back the clock.  We are prone to our necks ageing faster due to the dermis being thinner.  

Neck wrinkles are also becoming an issue in our modern age due to repeatedly looking down at our phones otherwise known as…Tech neck.  This new term has been used as a reference to how long we all spend looking down at our devices, and sadly our bodies, one way or another pay the price.  Alongside smoking, this seems to be one of the biggest contributors to the lines arriving on our neck prematurely. 

Treatment for the neck is straight forward and long lasting.  Using dermal fillers lines on the neck can be smoothed away, leaving the neck looking instantly rejuvenated and youthful.  There is also another treatment for the neck lines, which involves botox, this will also help with the look of lines and “turkey neck” which happens due to sagging platysma muscles.  Both of these treatments are provide excellent results in dealing with neck lines.

3 AREAS YOU DIDN’T KNOW DERMAL FILLERS COULD BE USED

DÉCOLLETAGE 

Decolletage or Décolleté this delicate area is all too often overlooked until one day the unloved area looks back at you in the mirror and you realise how neglected it has been.   The wrinkles that appear on your décolletage are due to a mixture of factors.  The mains ones are age, sun exposure, gravity and diet.  All of these will have a contributory factor in the breakdown of the collagen and elastin in the middle layers of your skin. 

The same as the neck, the décolletage area is also prone to age and sun spots.   These sun and age spots can also be simply treated in clinic.  When the skin is also creased and crepey it can make the skin in this delicate area look much older.  With a dermal filler treatment, the whole décolletage area will show a vast improvement.  The results will leave you with a completely rejuvenated appearance of the skin.  Treatment is long lasting and will enhance the appearance of the décolletage area.

Austin Brewer Aesthetics Hand Wrinkles

HAND WRINKLES

Hand wrinkles treatment with dermal fillers for hand wrinkles show instant results.  Along with the neck and décolletage, the hands are another area we simply don’t pay enough attention to.  But the hands can show our age just as much as our faces. 

Our hands are put through a lot on a day to day basis so they deserve some special attention.  The skin is thin on the backs of our hands.  The ageing process & sun exposure results in loss of volume and again those annoying sun and age spots.  

When you have dermal fillers administered for hand wrinkles you will be amazed at the difference this simple procedure can make.  Plumping out the appearance of any raised veins, and generally smoothing out the areas that have lost volume.  The results are always very effective and pleasing.

At Austin Brewer aesthetics we use only the very best clinically proven dermal fillers.  Juvederm is always our filler of choice as it consistently delivers the smoothest, most natural looking and longest lasting results.

Removal of sun and age spots as mentioned above is another treatment that Austin can offer in clinic.  Simple cryotherapy will eliminate these unwanted marks and the skin will once again look fresh and blemish free.  Ask for more information when you book your dermal filler treatment for complete skin rejuvenation.

Other improvements that will help

Apply moisturiser

Drink plenty of water

Always wear spf – every day

Try to limit time spent looking down at mobile phones etc

Stay out of the sun during hottest part of the day

Wear a hat in the sun as this has the bonus of protecting your face and neck.  If the brim is wide enough it will also protect your décolletage.

One last, but very important thing to note…

Unfortunately and strangely dermal fillers are not regulated in the UK.  So essentially anyone can buy them and start injecting.  Scary thought.  So we strongly advise you to only see a medical professional to administer any kind of injectable treatments – especially dermal fillers, as the complications that can arise from poor injection technique and incorrect placement are terrible and can be life changing.  So please do your research, ask questions and stay safe.

We hope you have enjoyed reading our “3 Areas You Didn’t Know Dermal Fillers Could Be Used”.  

Austin Brewer offers free consultations for all treatments at his discreet private clinic.  Conveniently located within easy reach of Bournemouth and Poole.  Appointments are available 7 days a week including evenings.  

Contact Austin Brewer for your free consultation for dermal fillers or any other treatment on 07823 883888