It’s not a dermal filler, it’s not Botox. We reveal all about the entirely new category of injectable hyaluronic acid treatment taking the aesthetic industry by storm.
Profhilo has been the secret weapon of beauty insiders and beauty editors for a little while now; promoting radiance and hydration as well as correcting crepey, wrinkled skin that’s becoming saggy and lax, it’s easy to see why beauty journalists are raving about it. Even American beauty editors are hopping on planes to make pilgrimages to the UK whilst they wait (not-so-patiently) for its imminent U.S launch.
At The Skin to Love Clinic, we too have been eagerly awaiting this treatment to hit the clinic. It’s not like any treatment we currently offer (and we offer a lot of treatments) and we’re not disappointed.
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The treatment is made of injectable hyaluronic acid (much like a dermal filler) which improves skin quality and treats skin laxity. Profhilo is produced in a special way which means not only does it hydrate and act like scaffolding within the skin, it also triggers a response in the tissue known as ‘bio-remodelling’ which smooths, tightens and gives your skin an inner glow. Literally.
In short, the treatment remodels skin laxity and battles crepiness. It is not a replacement for fillers and Botox and can be used in combination with these other treatments or as a stand-alone treatment. Profhilo benefits the skin quality rather than the muscle movement which causes wrinkles (Botox treats this) or for the loss of volume in the fat pads and filling specific lines (fillers treat these concerns).
This is a process that is triggered in the skin to create lots of new, bouncy collagen and elastin which helps to combat the signs of skin ageing such as lines and wrinkles, crepiness, and dull, thinning skin and improves skin laxity and encourages skin rejuvenation.
Profhilo uses an incredibly pure form of synthetic hyaluronic acid which is injected strategically into the upper layers of the skin with a very small needle. Unlike hyaluronic acid used in filler treatments, this hyaluronic acid is very runny (think honey-like) and effortlessly disperses into the skin where it has a ‘scaffolding’ action on the tissues, hydrates and begins its bio-remodelling process to improve skin laxity.
The results aren’t immediate as this is a 2-part treatment; each session is 30 days apart from one another. In those 30 days after each session, your skin works hard, producing new, bouncy collagen and elastin to give your skin a firmer, smoother, plumper complexion. Full results are seen only after the second session as your skin produces more and more collagen and elastin, however, changes are often noticed after the first session.
The only similarity between dermal fillers and Profhilo is that they’re both made from natural hyaluronic acid which is injected into your tissues.
Fillers are quite thick hyaluronic acid gels used to restore volume and definition to areas such as cheeks and lips, as well as smooth out specific wrinkles such as nose-to-mouth lines. Profhilo has a runnier consistency than fillers and is injected only into the upper layers of skin to hydrate and have a ‘scaffolding’ effect within the skin, as well as improve the quality of your skin thanks to its ability to trigger bio-remodelling.
The Times beauty journalist, Olivia Falcon, describes it brilliantly: “Imagine your skin is a bed: rather than plumping up the pillows (the effect fillers have on the skin), Profhilo increases the thread count of the sheets (your skin).”
There is no downtime; immediately after the procedure, you can see small bumps, much like an insect bite or bee sting, at the site of the injection. These are very easy to cover usually and can take up to 24 hours to settle. Just a single course will show significant tissue improvement due to the chemical cross-linking agents profhilo stimulates in your skin.
The innovative injection technique used during a Profhilo treatment means that only 5 small injections are needed on each side of the face meaning that the treatment is quick and comfortable. Some adverse reactions reported in these cosmetic procedures include bruising or prolonged swelling. However, prolonged swelling occurs rarely due to the very fine needles used in the treatment sessions.
The treatment is biocompatible due to its pure grade hyaluronic acid which is free of additives, therefore reducing side effects and offering greater safety. To date, over a million treatments have been administered all over the world and nobody has had a serious reaction to the treatment.
Despite the incredibly high hyaluronic acid content it has a low inflammatory profile, and pro-healing properties and is backed by clinical studies.
If you would like to learn more about the treatment, read profhilo reviews and see if it would be suitable for your skin concerns, please don’t hesitate to book a consultation with one of our medical practitioners. Or alternatively, click here to see more of our aesthetic treatments.
How long do the results last? The improvements to the firmness, elasticity and overall quality of your skin should last up to 6 months, this is due to the slow release of hyaluronic acid in your skin and the resulting increase in collagen and elastin production.
The treatment improves your skin tone, texture, hydration and overall radiance. Profhilo helps to increase skin firmness and elasticity and promote healthier and youthful-looking hydrated skin.
It also increases the amount of collagen, a naturally occurring substance, in your skin. These anti-wrinkle injections can produce results that can last for up to six months due to the stabilised injectable hyaluronic acid.
Profhilo also contains HA, the key difference between these two treatments is that it doesn’t add volume or change the structure of the face. Whereas, Dermal fillers are used as lifting and volume adding beauty treatments.
Yes, there are no real restrictions as the non-surgical injectable treatment can be used when treating skin laxity, to prevent signs of crepey or ageing skin and to intensely hydrate the skin. Some ask does profhilo work, or is profhilo worth it? And to this, we say, yes.
The injection sites produce a slow release of Hyaluronic Acid, whilst dermal fillers are more intense on your skin, profhilo injections will give you youthful skin over the next few weeks after your treatment session.
It is one of the more popular non-surgical aesthetic treatments available in the beauty market today. It differs from dermal fillers and other filler treatments in that it reduces fine lines by helping to increase your collagen and elastin levels, both of which are naturally occurring substances.
It gives you a skin glow or luminous skin by injecting stabilised injectable Hyaluronic Acid into the upper layers of your skin. Reviews as well as before and after profhilo photos are a great way to see how the treatment works.
Hyaluronic acid occurs naturally, and as a substance that is naturally present in the human body. It is well known for its skin benefits, especially alleviating dry skin, reducing sagging skin and an uneven skin tone, the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles and crepeyness.
This acid is used in both treatments and dermal filler treatment options to smooth your skin’s surface, give you tighter skin and a youthful appearance. It also has intense hydration properties and when used in procedures, reduces the appearance of ageing and sagging tissue.
Disclaimer: This blog is not to be used for diagnostic purposes. We are all unique which means that our results, recovery and suitability for any type of treatment will vary. Always seek the advice of a professional should you have any health or cosmetic concerns or to discuss treatments specifically for you.
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