Otherwise known as the “Miracle facial” and “Injectable moisturizer”, Profhilo is a highly sought-after tweakment among those in their quest for smooth, younger-looking and glowy skin.
As you are probably aware by now, the natural ageing process, city life and the effects of stress can take a huge toll on our skin. Our mid-20s to 30s is where most of us start noticing the changes in our skin; and unfortunately, not for the better.
From fine lines and wrinkles, dry and rough skin to saggy cheeks—Profhilo is a 3-in-1 treatment that nips these issues in the bud in a safe, natural and effective way.
But what exactly is the hype around Profhilo all about? And is it even worth the investment? Let’s find out.
An FDA and HSA-approved treatment, Profhilo is neither a dermal filler nor skinbooster—instead, it is a “bio-remodelling” injectable that works to address and heal the source of ageing from within.
Its main ingredient is hyaluronic acid (HA) which is also commonly seen in dermal fillers. The difference is, it contains the highest concentration of HA (64mg) to provide sustained, intense hydration and volumizing effects on the skin.
What truly makes Profhilo special is how it is made—developed with NAHYCO Hybrid Technology, it is 8 times less likely to degrade than any other dermal filler or skinbooster for lasting effects! In addition, it is also BDDE-free which translates to a lower risk of inflammation or unsightly lumps and bumps.
Taking a more active versus passive approach to skin rejuvenation, Profhilo is highly biocompatible and can be used on the neck, decollete, arms, knees and hands. As compared to other fillers which require multiple injection (up to 100+) points, Profhilo only requires 5 points in each cheek, making it a more feasible option for those who are afraid of needles but yet want to target tissue repair.
To quickly summarize, here are the main benefits of Profhilo:
- Improved skin hydration
- Tissue and scarring repair
- Firmer, tighter and “bouncier” skin
- Improved skin quality
As compared to dermal fillers which usually focus on one specific area such as the cheeks and jowls, Profhilo’s high spreadability means that its benefits are seen and felt across the entire face.
Here are 3 more reasons to fall in love with this treatment.
#1: It stimulates 4 different types of collagen and elastin.
As mentioned earlier, Profhilo is made up of both low and high molecular weight HA—while the former helps with hydration, the latter provides a stable structure in the dermis to give that mild lifting effect.
During this time, the slow release of HA kickstarts the stimulation of 4 different types of collagen and elastin—allowing it to not only hydrate but also firm, tighten and provide mild lifting effects to the skin!
While most dermal fillers are primarily used for volumizing and skinboosters like Rejuran Healer are used for wound repair; in this case, it’s safe to say that Profhilo is indeed the best of both worlds!
#2: It is a no-downtime treatment with minimal risks and maintenance involved.
Unlike traditional injection techniques, Profhilo is administered using the specifically designed Bio Aesthetic Points (BAPs) on each side of the patient’s face.
Injecting only 10 key points on the face, this minimizes the risk to any surrounding blood vessels and large nerves while maximising efficacy through diffusion.
In fact, clinical trials have shown absolutely no side effects with Profhilo!
#3: Boosts overall skin integrity and reduces acne scars.
The main mechanism of action of Profhilo is ideal for dermal tissue repair which makes it an ideal solution to address a depressed acne scar.
Due to its high concentration of hyaluronic acid in each dose, it quickly activates the wound healing and tissue renewal process while stimulating the activity of fibroblast cells and keratinocytes to increase collagen synthesis.
What this essentially means is that you aren’t just covering up your scars temporarily and superficially but actually healing them!
One particular study conducted with 12 patients facing moderate‐to‐severe atrophic acne scars saw a moderate-to-significant improvement in acne scarring just after two treatments!
Get That Injectable Glow On
In summary: Profhilo is a great investment to help future-proof your skin and tackle the first signs of ageing.
It is not just another filler but a powerful and complementary treatment that can be used in combination with traditional dermal fillers and even your acne laser treatment!
At our clinic, we believe in using a combination approach to provide the best results for our patients. A great example is combining Profhilo with the Gold PTT treatment with Vbeam Prima as an acne treatment to decrease any inflammation, enlarged pores and active acne while simultaneously providing hydration to smoothen out the skin and boost your results.
Our doctors have over 40 years of combined experience and are well-trained to safely administer Profhilo. We also offer Acne scar removal treatment such as the INFINI RF treatment, Fraxel Dual Laser, TCA cross and subcision.
As with any other injectable or filler in the market, it is important to seek the help of a professional aesthetic doctor who is familiar with facial anatomy and can pinpoint the exact area of skin tissue to inject to produce optimal results.
A game-changing anti-ageing treatment that can give you that highly-touted luminous glow, there’s good reason why Profhilo won the award for “Best Injectable in Europe” in 2018. If you are ready to walk away with more radiant, taut and baby-smooth skin, give us a call to book your consultation today!
- Who is the ideal candidate for Profhilo treatment?
Patients with dry skin and experiencing the first signs of ageing such as skin laxity, dullness and fine lines and wrinkles are ideal candidates for Profhilo. These are typically anyone over the age of 30, although younger patients in their late 20s can also use it as a preventative treatment to kickstart the body’s natural cell renewal cycles.
However, pregnant or expecting mothers should avoid undergoing treatment, as well as those allergic to hyaluronic acid or suffering from autoimmune diseases. Do speak to our doctors for a consultation to check your suitability.
- What does the procedure entail?
Our Profhilo treatments follow these 4 key steps:
Step 1: Cleansing and numbing of the face and marking of injection points.
Step 2: Injection of Profhilo (2ml) using the BAP technique
Some pain can be expected during the procedure; however, is minimal and shouldn’t be overbearing.
The entire procedure also takes roughly 15-30 minutes to complete and afterwards, it is recommended that you complete another treatment after 4 weeks for best results.
Minor side effects include some slight redness, bruising and swelling. It is completely normal to notice some localised lumps that should subside within the first day after treatment.