A revolutionary, award winning, ‘beneath the skin’ HA moisturizing treatment.
What is Profhilo?
Profhilo is a one of a kind, revolutionary ‘beneath the skin’ hyaluronic acid (HA) moisturizing treatment that has been all the rage in Europe for the past few years. As a pure HA injectable gel it has won many awards and proven safe and highly effective for super-hydrating and toning the skin. Having one of the highest concentrations of HA on the market, it not only boosts and hydrates the skin but it also has a bio-stimulatory effect on skin cells to ramp up collagen and elastin production for months post injection. This bio-remodelling effect on skin counteracts skin laxity and helps restore firmness to the skin.
How does Profhilo work?
- As we age, our HA levels drop as does our production of collagen and elastin. Our skin becomes thinner, crepey and less toned / elastic unless we intervene to boost the formation of these skin constituents. HA is one of the most hydrating molecules that draws water into the skin to super hydrate it form the inside out.
- Profhilo is an ultra-pure HA gel that is injected into targeted areas of the face, neck or décolletage to combat crepey, thinning and dry skin. It does this by delivering high concentrations of hydrating HA to the skin and by stimulating a new wave of collagen and elastin production. The results are long lasting hydration under the skin and well toned, smoother skin.
- Profhilo is not a filler – it has high concentrations of non-cross linked HA in its formulation but it will in no way volumize treatment areas. The HA gel is super thin and very spreadable throughout the dermis when injected. Profhilo is a skin booster.
How we do it
- The high concentration of HA in Profhilo necessitates that it be injected into precise, targeted spots. For example, a Facial or Neck treatment would each have 10 injection sites per treatment session. Dr vanVliet would map these out, apply numbing cream for comfort and then inject at each site.
- After your treatment a small bump or wheal will be present at each injection site and these will resolve within 24 hours.
- As with any injection there is a slight risk of bruising at an injection site and this may take longer to resolve.
- No intense exercise, no makeup, no massage of sites for 24 hours after your treatment session.
The Treatment protocol
Two treatment sessions spaced 1 month apart are recommended to achieve best results. The results of the first treatment series will last at least 6 months. After that one treatment every six months is all that is required to maintain your results
Before and After
Best Candidates for Profhilo
- Any age group really! For millennials it will be about early intervention and boosting the skin to remain hydrated and toned. In older age groups it is highly effective at combatting the natural tendency for HA, collagen and elastin constituents in our skin to drop off. It essentially boosts your skin to remain hydrated and toned.
- Profhilo is most effective for improving texture in lax, crepey skin of the face, neckline, décolletage and hands but it can be used anywhere on the body including the hands, arms and knees.
Why we LOVE Profhilo!
Dr vanVliet is excellent at what she does, and her staff is always welcoming and up to date on the most cutting edge skin treatments. Dr vanVliet takes time to explain what treatment would be best and is prompt, reassuring, and gets great results . I highly recommend her and on top of it her front desk and her assistants are kind, friendly, and supportive.
– Mary-Beth Manning
Dr vanVliet and her team in Spring Spring are highly professional and very respectful of privacy and the personality of each client. The office is exceptionally clean and welcoming. Dr vanVliet has an artist’s eye and a surgeon’s hand. I have thorough confidence in her aesthetic advice and skills. I would recommend this office for anyone seeking basic skin maintenance to age defying therapies, from removal of simple skin lesions to more complicated, larger excisions. The end result is an advertisement in itself.
Everything about Spring Skin is First Rate!! From the time you enter Spring Skin’s beautifully appointed office, one feels in caring and very professional hands. It is a happy environment. Dr VanVliet’s advice and the treatments are superb.. we are very fortunate to have this wonderful, knowledgeable Dr on our island. I always come away feeling my best!!
Dr Van Vliet and her team are so caring and wonderful. I feel like Im being so well taken care of when I go there. Also – their cosmetic skin procedures have given me better results than many bit city dermatologists!
I am absolutely delighted to provide a review for Spring Skin! As someone who had been going to Vancouver several times a year for skin care, I was thrilled to discover Spring Skin right here on Salt Spring island. Immediately I received friendly and knowledgeable service from the office manager and my initial consult was an absolute delight! The clinic itself is lovely and inviting. I had all my questions answered and left with a treatment plan. My treatments have all gone as expected and I am in love with the results. Spring Skin will now be a regular part of my self care and skin care routines and I cannot wait to go back and try more of what they have to offer. Vancouver level treatments and service right here on Salt Spring – simply fantastic!
If someone asked me to describe my treatment results in one word, that word would be WOW! I am so impressed with Spring Skin and that begins as soon as you walk through the front door. They are friendly, knowledgeable, and always willing to take the time to explain various treatments. The treatments themselves and the results are nothing short of amazing. I would highly recommend Spring Skin!