Holidays. They're on. They're off. They're on. They're off. They're on again. Profhilo is one of this summer's most sought-after pre-holiday skin treatments. But is is okay to travel after you've had Profhilo? Let's find out.
Can I Travel After Profhilo?
What is Profhilo?
Give it a few years and Profhilo will be as popular as 'Botox' yet it's still relatively new in terms of treatments and if you're not in the industry it's unlikely you're familiar with it. It also works entirely differently to antiaging injections like botox and fillers. It's a great 'entry level' treatment if you're concerned about injectables changing your face, as Profhilio is a pure skin treatment.
In a nutshell, and if you don't care for the really sciency explanation, it's like injecting 50 tubs of Crème de la Mer into your skin.
Is Profhilo a filler?
Profhilo is an injectable skin treatment made from highly concentrated, highly purified hyaluronic acid (HA). We already have this stuff in our bodies. Profhilo is injected into 10 specific areas of the face, it then spreads under the surface of the skin where it immediately hydrates deep within the skin, due to the hydrophilic (water-loving) properties of the hyaluronic acid. Profhilo also acts as a ‘bio-remodeller’ which is tricky to get your head around if you're not into human biology. But essentially it stimulates significant collagen and elastin synthesis (new chemicals are made, basically!), resulting in plumper, tighter, smoother, more supple skin
So Profhilo is different from filler?
Even though both fillers and Profhilo involve HA being injected into the face to undo signs of ageing, this is where the similarities stop. Let’s look at some differences between the treatments to help you tell your Profhilo from your fillers.
Profhilo vs. fillers: The type of hyaluronic acid
The type of HA used in dermal filler injections is thicker and more viscous than the runny consistency of Profhilo injections. And the HA that you’ll find in fillers is combined with other ingredients, unlike the highly concentrated and purified HA used for Profhilo. So, whilst hyaluronic acid is the star of the show in both injectables, the HA used for each is actually pretty different.
Profhilo and fillers work in different ways
Once the hyaluronic acid dermal fillers have been administered, the HA pretty much stays in the place it was injected (thank goodness, or else we could end up with questionable results!). But, this is actually the complete opposite to how Profhilo works. Once the Profhilo injections have delivered their 10 shots of hydration, the HA starts to disperse underneath the skin, spreading its moisturising magic across the whole face. Which brings me to my next point...
Profhilo and fillers: different treatment areas
During a dermal filler treatment, only specific areas of the face are targeted - like the cheeks, deep wrinkles and lips. And whilst you can go back and have multiple filler treatments, only one area is focused on at a time. But, Profhilo treatment isn’t restricted to just one place. What Profhilo actually does is plump, refresh and tighten the whole face.
Can I travel after Profhilo?
Profhilo is a perfect pre-holiday treatment to give you fresh, glowy, smooth skin. For the BEST results you need at least two sessions, sometimes three - so it's worth timing your final treatment for a couple of days before you fly. But yes, you can travel after Profhilo - it's just always wise to wait 24 hours at least.
Can I travel after fillers?
We asked Shelley Folkes at Glow Clinic Hereford what she recommends: "My advice would be never fly within 48 hours of ANY treatment just to be outside the 'danger zone' time wise of any immediate complications (although highly unlikely) but with Profhilo 24 hours is suffice. With dermal fillers, I advise my patients to wait a week before flying - I am cautious and like to feel reassured and confident there has been no adverse reaction."
So what does Profhilo actually do ?
Think of it like this: Profhilo is like taking a really hydrating moisturiser and, instead of slathering it on top of your skin, injecting it into your skin, helping to make it supple and hydrated from the inside. So, it provides your skin with intense moisturisation and rejuvenation - and this is why it’s often referred to as injectable skincare. Who doesn’t like the sound of that?
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