What’s Profhilo? A physician explains


In her newest video Sophie Shotter talks Profhilo, the moisturising injectable that creates a dewy, wholesome, plumper trying glow with virtually zero downtime

Beloved by many together with Mary Greenwell and Trinny Woodall who had the remedy in October 2019 and mentioned she would undoubtedly suggest it, Profhilo is the remedy on everybody’s lips (and in everybody’s faces) who desire a delicate but noticeable enchancment to their pores and skin. Dr Sophie Shotter, who affords the remedy at her Kent clinic reported a 50 per cent improve in enquiries about pores and skin hydrating injectables reminiscent of Profhilo during the last six months.

However what’s Profhilo? In her newest video for GTG Dr Sophie Shotter tells all in regards to the injectable remedy which is the one she personally by no means misses.

What’s Profhilo and the way is it totally different from filler?

“Profhilo is a remedy that entails injecting hyaluronic acid into the pores and skin, however it’s very totally different to dermal filler,” says Dr Sophie. “Dermal fillers are gels created to carry the pores and skin, whereas Profhilo is the feel of runny honey and it is injected strategically into sure factors inside the pores and skin.”

You’ll really feel and infrequently see a bump like a bee sting and usually subsides inside hours. It spreads out over the course of about three weeks and can depart your pores and skin smoother and firmer.

Different fillers reminiscent of Juvederm and Ellanse are thicker in consistency designed to remain the place injected and plump that particular space. Fillers add quantity and padding, whereas Profhilo with its runny texture is extra about boosting pores and skin high quality. “The function of Profhilo is to stimulate the pores and skin and swap in your collagen-producing cells, inflicting your pores and skin to be remodelled,” says Dr Sophie. It is nice for crepey or lined pores and skin.

What number of periods of Profhilo do you want?

You want a minimal of two periods of Profhilo, 4 to 6 weeks aside, says Sophie. Some folks want greater than two periods; it relies on the person and their pores and skin.

How shortly are you able to see outcomes from Profhilo?

“Most individuals do not see any change of their pores and skin after the primary Profhilo remedy. In the event you do see any distinction you are very fortunate,” Dr Sophie cautions. “Individuals are inclined to see outcomes round three to 4 weeks after their second remedy as a result of that is how lengthy it takes for the collagen manufacturing to begin occurring. Profhilo just isn’t a fast repair; however it’s good to have within the lead as much as an occasion.”

How lengthy does Profhilo final?

Profhilo usually lasts about six months. After the preliminary two periods of Profhilo, Sophie suggests having one session each three months to high up, somewhat than ready six months.

What are the consequences of Profhilo?

Pores and skin will look and feel firmer; it’s going to have a bounce and glow to it. “Individuals will praise you however be unable to pinpoint what seems to be so good as a result of you have not had a structural change to your face,” says Dr Sophie. When our columnist Imogen Edwards-Jones, tried the remedy, her earlier than and after photos shocked even her mom.

Your pores and skin will really feel extra moisturised and your make-up will glide on higher. “A couple of week after my Profhilo remedy, my make up goes on like a dream,” she says. “It simply appears to take a seat higher as my underlying pores and skin is extra hydrated.”

The place on the face and physique can I’ve Profhilo?

Profhilo is generally injected into the face, often from the cheekbone to the jawline. You possibly can have it in your brow too however this space can grow to be very bumpy as a result of it is a tight house, explains Dr Sophie. She prefers to make use of a filler known as Viscoderm for the brow traces.

“Profhilo works effectively on the neck however wants greater than two periods,” says Sophie. “It really works effectively within the décolletage too, to assist crepey pores and skin from solar harm. It is also good for palms and arms and stomachs and knees, although you will have extra injected and extra periods for these bigger areas.”

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Who should not have Profhilo?

People who find themselves pregnant or breast-feeding. Not as a result of it is harmful however as a result of it isn’t moral to check the therapies on pregnant or breastfeeding ladies.

“I wouldn’t do Profhilo after which right away have Radiofrequency or Ultherapy,” says Dr Sophie. “If you wish to mix them you’ll have the energy-based remedy first, adopted by the Profhilo. Or have them in separate sittings. It’s potential that the warmth degrades the Profhilo extra shortly than we wish it to and due to this fact that you just don’t get the end result we hope for.”

Can Profhilo sculpt your jawline?

There are loads of wonderful Profhilo earlier than and after photos on the web, which ends up in folks visiting Dr Sophie considering it’s going to give them a jawline carry. “That is not what it does,” she explains. “Profhilo is about pores and skin somewhat than construction. If somebody has very lax pores and skin, Profhilo will give them just a little bit extra of an outlined jawline, however it’s not the identical as with dermal filler. In your session be sure you’re clear about what you wish to obtain so you’ll find out if Profhilo is the fitting remedy for you.”

What is the downtime with Profhilo?

“You will depart the clinic trying such as you’ve been attacked by a wasp,” Sophie says. “This can go down by the night if you happen to had a morning remedy and by the next day others will battle to see any signal you’ve got had something accomplished. Bruising and swelling are potential with needles too.”

Are you able to enhance Profhilo?

Dr Sophie devised her signature Final Glow remedy, £2,400, which entails an IV hydration drip containing nutritional vitamins reminiscent of vitamin C throughout your remedy. It devised the mix after she discovered herself always reminding her shoppers to go residence and drink extra water as hyaluronic acid (which is what Profhilo is fabricated from) absorbs 1000 occasions its weight in water.

Profhilo with Dr Sophie is £550 per session at The Beauty Pores and skin Clinic in London, or £750 for 2 periods at The Illuminate Pores and skin Clinic in Kent.

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