Profhilo® is an effective and natural looking non-surgical facelift treatment, it is a new discovery in facial ageing addressing skin laxity, not just filling lines and wrinkles. Made of 100% HA (Hyaluronic Acid), it nourishes dermal cells and restores firmness of the skin. This treatment will hydrate your skin from the inside out, getting rid of any ‘crepey’ skin.
A skin laxity treatment, Profhilo® uses patented technologies engineered for ‘skin remodelling’, a revolutionary concept of ‘curling’ wrinkles rather than ‘filling’ them. It effectively stimulates the production of both your natural collagen and elastin to renew your skin from within.
Thanks to the unique characteristics of Profhilo®, skin condition can be visibly improved after just 2 sessions, with a 1-month interval, and only 5 injection points on each side of the face. Profhilo® can be used on a number of areas including the full face (including eye area), neck, décolletage, upper arms and hands and is suitable for practically anyone, men and women, from 30 years’ old and with no upper age limit. A top-up session can be done 6-12 months later.
Profhilo™ treatment can help to:
- Increase skin firmness and elasticity
- Tighten and lift skin
- Improve skin tone and texture
- Rehydrated skin
- Restore radiance
Pricing: £450.00 ( Covers first two sessions) & £250.00 per session thereafter
What are fillers?
The most commonly used fillers are made of hyaluronic acid, which is naturally found in the skin. Thanks to its ability to store moisture, hyaluronic acid is responsible for giving skin a plump and hydrated look. Hyaluronic acid fillers are a gel-like substance that creates volume in the skin. Once injected, they begin to integrate into the substance of the skin, attracting water molecules and hydrating the surrounding tissue.
What are they used for?
Fillers were first used to treat facial lines and creases in order to stave off the signs of ageing. More recently, fillers are being used to augment and enhance facial features such as creating sharper cheekbones, more defined jawlines and straighter noses. Fillers can also be used on other parts of the body such as the décolletage, neck and hands to rejuvenate crépey skin.
What is the difference between fillers and Botox?
Both are used to rectify or prevent the signs of ageing, but fillers and Botox are quite different. While fillers are typically used to add volume and plump the skin, Botox (which is a brand name for botulinum toxin) temporarily blocks nerve signals in the muscles where it’s injected to restrict movement and treat ‘expression lines’.
Where are fillers used?
Fillers are a gel-like substance that is injected into different parts of the skin. The depth of injection and consistency of the filler dictates the results that will be achieved: deep injections with firm fillers create volume and shape to the face, mid-depth injections with medium-firm fillers reduce the appearance of creases, superficial injections into the dermis with soft fillers help to smooth out wrinkles, plump and hydrate the skin.
It is also worth noting that fillers can be injected in different ways: using a needle or a cannula. A cannula is a blunt tube that deposits filler underneath the skin and can be used to treat any part of the face e.g. tear troughs, cheeks, jawline or lips.
Pricing: From £180.00
Anti-Wrinkle Injections (Botox® / Azzalure®)
Many people have heard of this miraculous treatment for wrinkles and expression lines, but what is Botox? It is actually the trade name for a substance injected into the skin which is known to inhibit muscle movement and prevent wrinkles developing or worsening.
Botox injections are now one of the most popular cosmetic treatments in the world and celebrities including Madonna and Kylie Minogue are rumoured to use this procedure for aesthetic purposes.
How does Botox work?
Botox treatment works by blocking the nerve signals to the affected muscles around the injection site. The muscles become more relaxed and their activity is reduced, in turn reducing the effects on the skin such as lines.
When injected into the problem area, it freezes muscle movement by blocking neuro-transmitters for a period of 4-6 months, so the treatment needs to be administered a few times a year to maintain the curative affects.
Just a wrinkle treatment? – What is Botox used for?
It can be used for many reasons and is very helpful in the treatment of many medical conditions such as lazy eye, and cervical dystonia. It is also now being used to treat excessive sweating from the hands and underarms. However, for beauty and cosmetic
purposes, it has become well known as a safe and effective wrinkle treatment aiming to reduce the appearance of wrinkles and lines in our faces.
Whilst it has a wide range of uses and new uses are being researched and discovered all the time, the most well-known popular cosmetic use is as a safe and effective wrinkle treatment. Over time, the muscles we use on our face to create facial expressions, sun damage and the human ageing process can carve out grooves, lines and wrinkles in the skin which do not disappear when the muscles are relaxed. Botox relaxes the muscles and skin appears more youthful and less wrinkled.
Botox side effects and cost
As far as Botox side effects go, if the wrinkle treatment is used correctly then it is considered a safe and effective procedure and side effects are generally only minor and may not occur at all. Occasionally some light bruising or redness might occur in the area of the injection, but this should subside quickly.
The effects of Botox on the muscles become apparent within a few hours, however the main effects will appear after about a week.
The regulation of Botox.
Legally, because Botox is prescription only a doctor must prescribe it.
The GMC stipulate that a doctor must carry out an assessment of a patient’s full medical history before issuing a prescription.
I Area £195
2 areas £230
3 Areas £260