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PROFHILO®

 

THE POWER OF HYDRATION AND REJUVENATION

The first of its kind, Profhilo® is a revolutionary 'beneath the skin' hyaluronic acid moisturising treatment. This results in a unique hyaluronic acid injectable gel, which has a prolonged stimulating activity on the dermal cells. When injected into the skin, Profhilo stimulates the skin cell receptors to counteract skin laxity and improve and restore the firmness of the skin.

One of the highest concentrations of hyaluronic acid on the market, Profhilo not only boosts and hydrates the skin, but also remodels ageing and sagging tissue. The most common areas of treatment include the face and neck and can also be used for the décolletage, hands, arms, knees and abdomen area where it would effectively treat skin laxity. The treatment is suitable for men and women as well as offering skin benefits for patients of all ages.

 
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TREAT YOURSELF YOUNGER

Approaching your skincare treatment by treatment is like approaching a piece of art with just 1 colour of paint or 1 brush. That's why at Skin on Forty-Five we perform pre-treatment consultations so we can assess your needs and desires and work with you to create a plan that achieves your goals in an affordable and stress-free journey.

 

STRESS FREE AFFORDABILITY

We get how good our products are would love to make this accessible to as many people who want to. To help out we have our LoveMySkin treatment plans as well as Laybuy and other Easypay options.

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FAQ

The Answers You Need

WHAT ARE DERMAL FILLERS AND WHAT DO THEY DO?

Dermal fillers are a clear gel made of Hyaluronan, a carbohydrate naturally present in the body that declines with age. Hyaluronan encourages skin hydration and collagen formation. They also contain local anaesthetic for comfort. Elastic gels smooth deep lines and support dynamic areas such as the lips and mouth. Firmer gels restore youthful curvature and replace lost volume. Results last between 6-24 months depending on the selected filler, the area treated and individual metabolism.

HOW CAN I PREPARE FOR MY TREATMENT?

  • Book in advance, as treatment shouldn’t be within 4 weeks of planned dental treatment or intensive skin treatments or 4 days before an international flight. Also, allow 4 weeks before an important occasion for optimum healing.

  • Avoid taking aspirin, anti-inflammatories and oil supplements 5 days before your treatment to minimise your chance of bruising.

  • Inform your practitioner if predisposed to cold sores, as preventative medication can be prescribed. Your practitioner may recommend treatments to condition the skin before your filler treatment, to optimise results.

WHAT ARE THE POSSIBLE SIDE EFFECTS?

The treated area will initially look red, swollen, feel tender or lumpy and bruising may appear after 12-24 hours. This generally takes 2-4 weeks to resolve. Due to factors like underlying facial asymmetry or scar tissue, results may be slightly uneven despite our very best efforts.
We recommend booking a complimentary follow-up consultation at 4 weeks after treatment to allow us to assess how you are going. This allows us to ensure optimal outcomes and address any questions you might have.

WHO SHOULD NOT HAVE HYALURONAN DERMAL FILLERS?

Those previously allergic to hyaluronan; with permanent fillers or facial implants; pregnant or breast-feeding; unwell with a cold, sinusitis or facial infection; prior keloid scarring; caution is needed for those with autoimmune disorders.

WHAT ARE THE RARE SIDE EFFECTS?

There is a very small risk of allergy, infection or the filler entering an artery. Any of these reactions must be promptly treated with a dissolving enzyme. Antibiotics and antihistamines may also be required. There have been extremely rare reports of blindness, with the treatment of the nose and between the eyes carrying a higher risk.

WHAT SHOULD I DO AFTER FILLER TREATMENTS?

  • Cleanse your face as normal

  • Reduce swelling by gently applying intermittent cool packs, taking antihistamine medication and applying arnica or Hirudoid cream to help resolve bruising.

Please do not:

  • Exercise intensely, drink alcohol or wear makeup for the remainder of the day.

  • Swim, use a sauna or have facials for a week.

  • Have any firm pressure on the area for one month (such as face-down massage).

 

QUALITY COSMETIC CARE YOU CAN TRUST

At Skin on Forty-Five we pride ourselves on providing service of the highest quality, safety and luxury. We are the only Accredited Cosmetic Clinic by the New Zealand Society of Cosmetic Medicine in Taranaki and are lead by Taranaki's only Accredited Cosmetic Doctor. This shows the quality and safety of our services and gives our clients the peace of mind that they are receiving the highest quality care from a team that strive for perfection.

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