What is Profhilo?
Made from hyaluronic acid, Profhilo is an age-defying injectable for skin plagued by sagginess and laxity. Suitable for any parts of the body such as the face, neck, décolleté, hands and arms that needs an instant boost in hydration, skin tone and texture, suppleness and reduction in fine lines.
Hyaluronic acid is commonly used as a “filler” to replace volume loss or enhance various parts of the face such as the cheek, tear trough, jawline, or chin. On the other hand, Profhilo is not a “filler” as its unique structure allows it to flow smoothly across the skin to boost hydration, smoothen and achieve “remodeling” in just 5 injections on each side of the face.
How Does Profhilo Work?
Our body produces Hyaluronic acid naturally and it is found in our skin, joints and other connective tissues. With the ability to hold 1000 times its weight in water, hyaluronic acid is essential to keep our skin hydrated and supple. The main role of hyaluronic acid is to hold on to moisture and support collagen production. Due to aging, hyaluronic acid production depletes over the years, contributing to lacklustre, dry, wrinkly complexion.
Profhilo contains one of the highest concentration, 64mg of hyaluronic acid currently available in the market. As it is thermally bonded instead of chemically bonded, it is a hydrator and not a filler. Injected just beneath the skin via only 5 points per side of the face, where it flows smoothly and reacts with your own tissue to improve hydration without the formation of any lumps which may be a potential risk with traditional fillers. It is thus perfect to use on areas such as the neck and forehead which are usually difficult to treat with traditional fillers.
Over the next four weeks, Profhilo starts to stimulate the production of elastin and collagen, remodeling the skin tissue and giving it a supple and firmer appearance with an irresistible glow from within.
What is the Treatment Like?
Profhilo is delivered just underneath skin in 5 points on each side of the face using very fine needles. The treatment is relatively painless without the need of topical numbing cream. It takes only about 10 minutes for the whole procedure for the face.
For the neck, a standardised 10 points neck injection technique irrespective of variations between patients to avoid potential injury to vital structures.
How Many Treatments Are Required?
Generally 2-3 sessions* are required at monthly intervals, Profhilo can last between 6 – 12 months.
*Sessions may vary depending on individual.
Profhilo can be used on its own or in conjunction with other fillers, laser treatments or Botox as a complementary.
Who is it for?
Anyone who has skin laxity, crepey skin or fine lines and wrinkles.
Is there any downtime or side effects?
Some people may experience redness, slight bruising, tenderness as well as itching at the injection sites but these are temporary and should resolve within a few hours to a day.
There are no long-term side effects and risk of allergic reaction is substantially reduced as Profhilo does not contain any synthetic chemicals which some people are allergic to.