If you are booking or undergoing any of the procedures below, please read the important information.


Please contact us if you have any questions, queries, or concerns.


Injectable hyaluronic acid (HA) is a type of temporary dermal filler. These Injectable HA fillers help to reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, fill out facial folds, and help to build underlying structure and framework including volume to the facial areas. The effects of injectable hyaluronic acid are seen immediately. Side effects are rare with HA's. There maybe local injection site reactions, generally resulting from an acute inflammatory response to tissue damage combined with the introduction of a foreign material (HA). This may include swelling, pain, tenderness and bruising. These effects last a short time.


The face is a complex structure of nerves, blood vessels and veins. It is extremely important that the practitioner is knowledgeable regarding the facial structures. A signed consultation form is required before any treatments can commence. It is vitally important that we discuss the possible side effects of all treatment with clients so they can make a well informed choice.


Botulinum toxin is a neurotoxic protein produced by the bacterium Clostridium botulinum. Once injected, the toxin prevents the release of a neurotransmitter from the nerve endings at the neuromuscular junction. This causes paralysis of the muscle. This is perfect to help soften lines and wrinkles and the underlying muscle is not active. 


The effects from Botulinum toxin will last approximately 3 to 6 months. As muscle action slowly returns, the lines and wrinkles begin to reappear and the area will need to be treated again. The lines and wrinkles often appear less severe with time because of muscle atrophy (muscle waste due to lack of use). There are some side effects of Botulinum toxin, these include pain and swelling at the injection point, headache or flu-like symptoms, eye dryness and possibility of brow droop. 


Like all cosmetic procedures, micro/skin needling isn’t without any risk. The most common side effect is minor skin irritation immediately following the procedure. You may also experience redness for a few days after treatment. Call your aesthetics practitioner if you notice more severe side effects, such as:

  • bleeding

  • bruising

  • infection

  • peeling

If you have any of the following contra-indications, you may not be a suitable candidate for micro/skin needling if you:

  • are pregnant

  • have certain skin diseases, such as psoriasis or eczema

  • have open wounds

  • have active acne

  • have had radiation therapy recently

  • have a history of skin scars

  • have active cancer


There are risks to chemical peels, but however infrequent these may be, there can be complications. These include:

  • Scarring

  • Infection

  • Permanent or temporary changes in skin and tone. These can include Hyperpigmentation (a darkening of the skin which can be treated with bleaching techniques) and Hypopigmentation (a lightening of the skin which can be more difficult to treat)

  • Cold sores or recurring blisters and cold sores like herpes. An antiviral medication taken before treatment will help prevent a breakout.


You should not have a chemical peel if you:

  • Continue to have excessive sun/sunbed exposure

  • Have active Herpes Simplex, Warts or a history of Keloid scarring

  • Undergone any type of recent facial surgical procedures

  • Pregnant or Lactating

  • Used Accutane (a medication for severe acne) in the last year which will increase the chances of excessive scarring.

  • Are taking a high dose B5 supplement

  • Have any autoimmune diseases

  • Have had any recent Chemotherapy or radiotherapy treatments

  • Have broken skin, sunburn, or have recently had waxing treatments


While PROFHILO® is quite safe, it’s used is not indicated for patients who are:

  • Pregnant

  • Breast Feeding

  • Allergy

  • Immunocompromised


Are the PROFHILO® injections painful?

PROFHILO® is injected with a very fine needle and cause minimal discomfort.  

Does PROFHILO® Cause Swelling?

When PROFHILO® is injected correctly in the suggested injection layer and in the suggested area there is usually minimal swelling. However, there is always a risk of swelling, bruising and allergic reaction with any injected medicine. You will have little blebs or bumps at the injection sites for 24 hours after treatment, but these will disperse as the product disperses.

We recommend not having treatment if you have an important event in the next 2 weeks should any bruising or swelling be unacceptable.


What Should I Tell My Practitioner Before Having PROFHILO®?

It is highly recommended that you tell your practitioner about all your medical conditions, including if you:

  • Have a disease that affects your muscles and nerves

  • Have or have had a breathing problem, such as asthma or emphysema.

  • Have or have had swallowing problems

  • Have or have had bleeding problems.

  • Have plans to have surgery.

  • Had surgery on your face.

  • Have weakness of your forehead muscles, such as trouble raising your eyebrows.

  • Have drooping eyelids.

  • Have any other change in the way your face normally looks.

  • Treated areas shouldn’t be reinjected within 2 weeks of the initial procedure.


Guidelines for timing with other treatments.


  • Botulinum toxin: two weeks prior.

  • Microdermabrasion, chemical peel, IPL: 1–2 weeks pre or post treatment

  • Fractional resurfacing 3–4 weeks distant

  • Treatment should not be undertaken in the immediate period following other routine medical procedures (including vaccination).

  • Dental procedures: at least 2 weeks pre or post treatment

  • Are pregnant or plan to become pregnant. It is not known if PROFHILO® can harm your unborn baby.

  • Are breastfeeding or plan to breastfeed. It is not known if PROFHILO® passes into breast milk.

Are there any side effects?

Some undesired effects which may appear at the injection site are pain, sensation of heat and reddening or swelling (as listed in the package insert). These generally disappear in a short period of time.
The injection point on the zygomatic protrusion(cheek) may disappear more slowly than the others (up to 1-2 weeks).


Contraindications for PROFHILO®

Please do not use PROFHILO® in these cases:

  • Allergies to product ingredients

  • Allergies to Gram +ve bacterial proteins or lidocaine.

  • Infected skin area e.g. cold sores, acne


  • Cautioned use is advised when taking anticoagulants due to increased risk of bruising.


Post PROFHILO® Treatment Recommendations

In order to assure that your treatment is successful, and you get all of its benefits, please follow these recommendations:

•    Use a cold pack to reduce swelling and/or redness.
•    Do not apply makeup or creams on the day of treatment, then after 24 hours you can use makeup to cover any redness or bruising.

  • Eating fresh pineapple or arnica tablets can be consumed to help reduce bruising or apply arnica gel.

  • Regular antihistamines for the first 24-48 hours


Things to avoid:

 Physical strain and sports on the first day after the treatment

  •  Further cosmetic therapies for the first 2 days after treatment.

  •  Sauna, steam bath, icy temperatures or UV radiation by the sun or a solarium for two weeks after the treatment.

  •  Try to stay hydrated (1.5-2.0 litres water per day)


The face is a complex structure of nerves, blood vessels and veins. It is extremely important that the practitioner is knowledgeable regarding the facial structures. A signed consultation form is required before any treatments can commence. It is vitally important that we discuss the possible side effects of all treatment with clients so they can make a well informed choice.



Not all treatments are for everyone. Please check our contraindications list to make sure you avoid disappointment.


You need to be generally healthy and don’t have any skin diseases or infections in the area treated, there are few medical reasons why you should not undergo this treatment. However, Aqualyx is not recommended for women who are pregnant or breast feeding; patients with auto-immune disease, diabetics and patients who have had severe anaphylactic reactions and allergies. It is also not recommended for those people who have been diagnosed with lipodystrophy or any pathological conditions.


Before Your Treatment

Many clients are concerned with having visible signs following Aqualyx treatment. There are a few key steps you can take to help you both minimise visible bruising and swelling and recover as quickly as possible. The more closely you follow these steps, the faster you will recover and the fewer signs will be visible:

  • Avoid any blood thinners (e.g. alcohol, aspirin, Vitamin E, some herbal preparations and supplements) for 2 days prior to and 2 days after treatment. Thin blood results in increased risk of bruising, so help minimise bruising risk by avoiding anything that can thin your blood.

  • Take arnica tablets as follows: 2 tablets every 2 hours for 5 days prior to the treatment. The 30c potency are best.

  • You may wish to purchase the products mentioned in the next section PRIOR to your treatment so you don’t need to visit the chemist after treatment.

Protocol for resolving bruising and swelling

  • Hot compress: very hot water, soak clean cloth, wring out very tight, lay over the face so that the heat and steam goes to the face. Repeat several times, ideally every 2 hours if possible.

  • Arnica cream: Will help with bruising. Apply generously before going to bed, This will help minimise bruising.

After Care Advice

Immediately after treatment, there may be slight redness, swelling, tenderness and an itching sensation in the treated area. This is a normal result of the injections. The inconvenience is temporary and generally disappears in a few days. If it continues or if other reactions occur, please call us. The results directly after the treatment should not be seen as the final result.

Avoid touching the treatment area 6 hours after the treatment. After that the area can be gently washed with soap and water, and light make-up can be applied in the case of the neck/jaw area after 24 hours.

Until the initial swelling has resolved, do not expose the treated area to intense heat (e.g. solarium and sunbathing) or extreme cold.

If you are using aspirin or any similar medication, be aware that these may increase the bruising and bleeding at the injection site.


Side effects of fat dissolving injections are rare. 


The face is a complex structure of nerves, blood vessels and veins. It is extremely important that the practitioner is knowledgeable regarding the facial structures. A signed consultation form is required before any treatments can commence. It is vitally important that we discuss the possible side effects of all treatment with clients so they can make a well informed choice.