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Profhilo® Aftercare

What to expect following a Profhilo®  treatment

Profhilo®

Aftercare

Most people can continue with normal activities. Some will have some redness, and pin prick marks. Bruising is possible.

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.

 

It will settle, there is no need to massage.

Make-up should not be worn for 12 hours.

You are advised to avoid alcohol and vigorous exercise for 48 hours.

Avoid sunbathing, and extremes of heat or cold for 14 days post-treatment.

Any bruising may take a few days to appear, arnica can be helpful in clearing bruising. It is advisable to avoid aspirin and alcohol for 12-48 hours after treatment.

Tenderness should settle as swelling and bruising goes down.

Please contact us: If redness, tenderness, itching or swelling worsens after 3 days, rather than settling or you notice blanching, mottled bruising/redness, or pain (beyond tenderness as you would expect with bruising or swelling).

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  • What are Anti-wrinkle injections?
    Anti-wrinkle injections uses a natural protein to temporarily relax muscles and prevent the formation of lines and creases that occur when muscles contract.
  • How do Anti-wrinkle injections work?
    Anti-wrinkle injections temporarily block the release of acetylcholine. Acetylcholine is a chemical substance that is released from nerve endings. It transmits signals to the muscle causing the muscle to contract. By blocking the release of acetylcholine, the muscle is unable to contract fully. This prevents creasing, as the muscles will not move.
  • Are Anti-wrinkle injections safe?
    The chemical substance used has been around around since the 1980s to treat a number of muscle spasms related issues. Treatments are completely safe when they are delivered by a trained and qualified practitioners.
  • How long till I see an effect?
    Anti-wrinkle treatments usually take 2 to 5 days to take effect, and the full effect is usually visible after 10 - 14 days.
  • How long do the effects last for?
    The effects usually last for 3 - 6 months.
  • Are there any side effects?
    The most common side effects is redness and swelling at the injections points immediately after the procedure. However, this usually lessens an hour post treatment. Bruising may occur. Some people experience mild headaches, which can be supressed with painkillers such as paracetamol.
  • What should I do after treatment?
    To help reduce the accidental spread to neighboring muscle groups, we recommend that you avoid lying flat for 4 hours, post-treatment and avoid the following activities for around 24 hours: Rubbing or massaging the area treated Vigorous exercise Any “facial” beauty treatments. Contact us 14 days after the procedure if a ‘touch-up’ is needed. Click here to see our full list of aftercare instructions

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