Thank you for visiting us today for your Profhilo treatment. At Elegant Beauty Clinic we pride ourselves on 5 star service and aftercare. It is important to follow the below guidelines in order for your results to look fabulous but also last as long as possible.
There might be redness, swelling or tenderness in the treated area. This is a normal result of the injections and will generally disappear within a few days.
In order to reduce bruising, it is important to adhere to the aftercare regime. Please avoid any medications such as Ibuprofen, Naproxen or Diclofenac, Fish Oils, Omega 3 Fatty Acid, Garlic, High Dose Vitamin E, Gingko Biloba, St. John’s Wort and Ginseng for the week prior and week following a treatment.
Alcohol increases the time the blood takes to clot which increases the risk of bruising, please avoid alcohol for at least 24 hours prior to treatment and at least 24 hours after your treatment (abstain from alcohol for 7 days prior and 7 days post treatment for optimal results).
You can apply a cool compress to the treatment area (do not apply ice directly to the skin) for 10 minutes every half an hour on the day of treatment if needed.
Avoid any heat inducing activities for 24 hours such as strenuous exercise, spas, saunas and hot showers as it increases the likelihood of bruising.
Avoid facials, waxing, chemical peels, skin needling, microdermabrasion, IPL or laser treatments to the area of treatment for 2 weeks after treatment. The product is injected in small ‘deposits’, you may be able to see them initially, but they settle usually within hours. It may be possible to feel the product where it has been injected under the skin. Don’t worry this will settle, there is no need to massage.
If you’ve had Profhilo to your face, make-up should not be worn for 12 hours.
When to seek urgent review:
Allergy or infections can occur but thankfully are extremely uncommon. If you get a painful or itchy bump or swelling near an injection site please contact us immediately for a review.
When immediate help could be required:
Pending Necrosis: Though extremely rare needs immediate attention to prevent scarring. It is caused by filler or swelling disrupting the usual blood supply causing discolouration (pale or dusky coloured skin) usually associated with pain within the first few hours after a treatment. It can occur in many places, however, it requires an immediate return to the clinic or if out of hours then please attend A+E.
Anaphylaxis: Though rare in the extreme, immediately after your treatment, if you were to start to feel generally unwell and develop swelling and redness around your face our clinicians are trained to recognise and deal with anaphylaxis. If you are no longer in the clinic 999 should be called for an urgent ambulance explaining your concern is anaphylaxis.
For optimal results Profhilo requires 2 treatments 4 weeks apart, very occasionally a 3rd treatment may be required. Profhilo works on remodelling the skin so the results are not immediate, the final result will not be evident for around 8 weeks after your initial treatment, but it will be worth the wait!
We are always on hand to help provide advice or information if you require so contact us on social media or on our booking phone line if required.
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