If you like to keep up to date with the what’s-what in the world of beauty and skincare, it’s likely you’ve heard of the latest injectable treatment on the block, Profhilo. If you’ve dabbled with injectables before, you’ll know that going to a reputable practitioner is your best bet for success and a non-negotiable in terms of health and safety. But if you’re yet to delve into the world of filler and botox, Profhilo might just be the perfect entry-level alternative.
Profhilo has been coined the ultimate glow giver by its fans, and if you listen to the podcast My Therapist Ghosted Me, you’ll know just how incredible the results can be. Profhilo is great for beginners, as rather than changing the shape of parts of your face as filler can do or relaxing muscles like Botox, Profhilo works by delivering deep hydration to the skin to help plump, moisturise and give an all-over glow to your complexion.
But whether you’ve heard of it or not, we’re going to do a deep dive into all things Profhilo. From what exactly it is, to how much it costs, as well as the suite of benefits. Consider this your all questions answered, Profhilo edition.
But first, what is Profhilo?
Profhilo is a bio-stimulator made from Hyaluronic Acid used to enhance the face and neck area. Unlike traditional Hyaluronic Acid dermal fillers you may have come across, Profhilo does not volumise, instead, it is injected just under the surface of the skin to stimulate new collagen and elastin to improve skin hydration, lines, wrinkles, skin tone, laxity and firmness while giving a tightening and lifting effect to our skin.
How does Profhilo work?
Profhilo is injected just under the surface of our skin to stimulate skin cells - giving a tightening and lifting effect to the skin. Containing one of the highest concentrations of Hyaluronic Acid on the market, the revolutionary ‘beneath the skin’ moisturising treatment is made with the patented NAHYCO technology, which makes it possible to deliver these high levels of hyaluronic acid safely and effectively.
In case you’re not aware of all the incredible benefits and capabilities of HA, it’s a water-binding molecule that can hold up to 10,000 times its weight in water. It naturally occurs in the skin but as we age, our bodies will begin to produce less of it. By using HA through topical skincare, or via injectables, it can stimulate the skin cell receptors to improve and restore firmness to the skin. But unlike traditional fillers, Profhilo’s aim is not to volumise, instead, it attracts and retains water to the superficial layer of the face - giving you an unmatched glow. This makes it a great treatment to have before a big event such as a wedding if you want to have flawless, dewy skin!
What are the benefits of Profhilo?
At Caci, we use Profhilo as a way to improve skin quality. Where botox and filler tend to be aimed at changing the way your face moves or is shaped, think of Profhilo as being the ultimate step in your skincare routine. Because it works at a deeper level, Profhilo creates structure and support alongside hydration which will give the skin an unmatched amount of bounce and plumpness. It can also improve the skin’s overall texture and tone, giving you a healthier-looking complexion.
Who should and shouldn’t get Profhilo?
As mentioned, Profhilo works wonders for hydrating the skin, as well as regenerating the skin when the first signs of ageing begin to appear. Because the outcome is always very natural looking, it is generally considered to be a good treatment for all skin types. However, if you have extensive sun damage or more engrained lines and wrinkles, you may require more treatments to see the desired results. This is something to raise during your consultation, and the nurse will be able to tell you whether you will achieve your desired look - and if not, how other treatments might be better suited to help you get there. It’s also worth noting that Profhilo is not recommended for pregnant or breastfeeding women.
When considering any injectable treatment it’s always good to measure and manage your expectations to find out what exactly it will achieve, and what it won’t. Profhilo is not filler - therefore, its main goal is not to add volume to specific areas of the face. If this is what you’re after, then dermal filler might be more suited. However, if you’re wanting a deep, hydrating boost to the face, then Profhilo is absolutely the right treatment for you.
How much does Profhilo cost?
The first time you have Profhilo, you will require two appointments with the registered nurse roughly four weeks apart from each other. For new customers, these initial treatments will cost $1700, or if you sign up for an Amerase Membership, around $159 per week.
For our existing customer, the cost for the initial two treatments is $1600 which is roughly $150 per week on the Amerase Membership. Then your ongoing maintenance appointments which you can get every 6-9 months are $850 per treatment, which works out to be $32 per week. As injectables go, Profhilo is at the higher end of the cost spectrum, however, the results have been well-documented to be life-changing, so we would argue that it is absolutely worth it to look and feel your best.
How to prepare for your Profhilo appointment
The most important thing to consider when it comes to booking your Profhilo appointment is timing. If you’re wanting to have it done for a special event, make sure that you have given yourself a good window of time between your treatment and the event to allow for any bruising and swelling to subside.
Try avoiding any strenuous exercise for at least 24 hours post-treatment, so if you’re dying to get a gym session - try doing it beforehand! Also, aim to get plenty of rest the night before your treatment and try to keep your stress to a minimum to prevent you from feeling rushed and hurried.
All in all, try to relax and enjoy the experience. You may feel a little bit nervous before your treatment, and this is completely normal. But try not to be! We assure you that you are in the best hands at Caci. You can ask any questions you have either during your consultation or before/during the treatment to help keep your mind at ease.
What is the downtime after Profhilo?
After a treatment, there is usually no downtime involved, however, you may experience some redness and small bumps and the injection site (similar to Botox). Very occasionally there may be some bruising but this will subside after a few days. It’s recommended that you avoid consuming alcohol, strenuous exercise or rubbing/massaging the treated area for 24 hours after. Also avoid anywhere that your skin may come into contact with irritants such as pools, hot tubs and saunas.
What to expect at your Profhilo appointment
At Caci, we are passionate about our customers feeling confident in their skin, and adding Profhilo to our treatment portfolio is a really exciting way for us to continue to deliver this. Like all our injectable treatments, Profhilo is carried out by our team of registered nurses. You will have two appointments, four to six weeks apart, with top-up appointments then required every six months for best results. Results usually become visible following the first treatment, however, the best results will come four weeks after your second treatment - so if you want to line this up with a special event, keep this in mind!
The injection process itself takes around 15 minutes, and while results always vary with these types of treatments, you can expect them to last 6-9 months. The injection process itself is quick and generally well tolerated with customers only reporting a mild, but brief discomfort.
It’s suitable and safe for both men and women and all ages and skin types! If you’re interested to find out more about whether Profhilo can help you reach your skin goals, book a free consultation at your local Caci Clinic for some expert advice!
Choose Caci for Profhilo treatments
Like all cosmetic injectable procedures, there are some very slight risks and complications involved. That’s why it’s so important to choose a reputable clinic to administer your Profhilo treatments. Skill, experience and credentials should be your number one priority when deciding where to get any injectables performed. At Caci, all of our cosmetic medicine treatments are only performed by highly qualified and trained registered nurses, so you can rest assured you’re in safe hands!
Profhilo®, containing low & high molecular weight hyaluronic acid, is a Class III medical device for the treatment of the face and body for contours redefinition and laxity remodelling where skin laxity is a problem. Profhilo has risks and benefits. Do not use with treatments such a laser resurfacing or medium deep skin-peeling. Caution in people on blood thinning medicines. Do not inject into inflamed areas or intravenously or intramuscularly. Possible side effects: pain and swelling at injection site. Accelagen Pty. Ltd. Whanganui.