What is Profhilo?
Profhilo is a revolutionary injectable treatment which uses a high concentration of hyaluronic acid to boost and hydrate the skin, while also remodelling sagging or ageing tissues. Since launching in 2015, it has won numerous awards for its innovativeness, as well as its natural-looking results. Profhilo is suitable for both men and women of all ages and skin types, while the most common areas for treatment include the face, neck, decolletage, back of hands, arms, knees and abdomen.
How does the procedure work?
Dr Sabrina/ her team starts by cleaning the skin and mapping out the targeted injection sites ahead of treatment (for optimal results, the face requires five points on each side). Topical anaesthetic is not required for treatment – however, if you are concerned about discomfort, this can easily be applied. The hyaluronic acid-based gel is then injected into the dermis, using a very fine needle, where it not only restores hydration but it also stimulates the fibroblasts to produce fresh collagen and elastin – for renewed firmness. Immediately after, you will notice small “bee sting” welts, which will disappear in less than 24 hours. Two treatments, four weeks apart, are required – resulting in dewy, luminous, healthy-looking skin. The whole procedure takes around 20 minutes.
- Subtle result – perfect for those seeking radiant, healthy-looking skin
- Minimal downtime – can return to normal activities straight away
- Unrivalled expertise – performed by leading oculoplastic surgeon
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Commonly Asked Questions about Profhilo
When will I see results?
In a few days, skin looks brighter, healthier and rejuvenated – however the body requires up to three months to generate new collagen and elastin – therefore the skin-firming benefits will take a little longer to become apparent. For this reason, more mature patients may need additional treatments.
What is the downtime?
Immediately after, you will notice small “bee sting” welts in the injection sites – these feel hard to touch but are not painful. Some patients prefer to hide these beneath a scarf or oversized sunglasses; however they will disappear in less than 24 hours as the Profhilo integrates with the tissues.
Is Profhilo painful?
Unlike many other injectable products, Profhilo does not contain the anaesthetic lidocaine – which means that the injections may sting a little. Most patients are able to tolerate this easily; however if you are concerned about discomfort, a topical anaesthetic cream can be applied beforehand.
How long does Profhilo last?
The effects of Profhilo can last anywhere between 6-12 months, therefore it is recommended that you book in for a top-up treatment each year.
Am I suitable for Profhilo?
You should not have Profhilo if you have a known allergy to fillers, or have an active infection at site of injection. You are advised not to have alcohol in your system, as this is more likely to cause, nor should you have the treatment if you are pregnant or breastfeeding.
About Dr Sabrina Shah-Desai MS, FRCS
Dr Sabrina Shah-Desai is a distinguished oculoplastic surgeon and one of London’s leading eye specialists. She has over two decades of surgical experience and is renowned for her ability to create a natural look.
Dr Sabrina has a deep anatomical knowledge of the periorbital area and an appreciation for the differences in treating both men and women. When raising the brows and eyelids in a male Upper-Lid Blepharoplasty, it is important to preserve the T-shaped brow – in order not to feminise their appearance.
What beauty experts have to say
“For anyone that’s losing sleep about the state of their eyes, Sabrina Shah-Desai (a powerhouse ocular plastic surgeon) is the person to see to put things right. Her treatments are super refined, undetectable and all done with the lightest touch.”Brides Magazine
“I had a very positive experience. She provided me with relevant pictures of what to expect post surgery which was very useful. Her post op information was clear and easy to follow. She came across as a very caring and confident practitioner. The outcome she described before surgery was realistic and she skilfully performed this.”
“I would like to express how happy I am with the results of my upper blepharoplasty. My eyes have healed really well and I am already getting compliments on how perfect they look! I would like to thank Mrs Sabrina Shah-Desai for her time, caring attitude and excellent results.”
“I've been wanting to have upper & lower lid surgery for some years. I have hereditary heavy eyelids, tea troughs & also bags under my eyes. I'm constantly told I'm looking tired! I researched a lot of surgeons & finally came across Sabrina Shah-Desai through a recommendation from an aesthetic nurse.”
“I feel that I've found my 'face doctor' and that is as valuable to me as the happiness I feel when I look in the mirror. Thanks too to Abi who was on hand during my recovery. She has a kind and caring nature and was on call the whole time during my recovery to give me the reassurance that I occasionally needed.”
“By far the best experience I have ever had with a doctor! Mrs Shah Desai is so professional, knowledgable and thorough with her approach and at the same time so kind, warm and friendly. I highly recommend her for any kind of surgery in the eye area.... I had a very fast and smooth recovery and I am so pleased with the results!”
“I've had very heavy set eyes for the last 10 years that's aged me and decided that I now wanted to have treatment to help this problem. At consultation with Sabrina I felt confedent about suggested treatment for me. I had Blepharoplasty which was almost pain free and am so happy with my results.”