10 jabs in the face. 5 minutes. Done.
Profhilo is the latest dermal filler on the block. Like most of its filler predecessors, it is synthetic hyaluronic acid, and is injected into the skin. Except that it is anything but what all the other hyaluronic acid fillers are. The long and short of it all is, Profhilo is taking the beauty world by storm. Not only is everyone doing it, it’s basically making those who swear to never Botox or inject “artificial stuff” into their faces regret they ever said it.
PROFHILO – UNRIVALED IN ITS CLASS?
“Unrivaled” – the makers of Profhilo proudly claim. And perhaps a rightful claim; no injectable hyaluronic acid filler has been able to stake its claim on a non-crosslinked, bioremodelling filler. Put simply, Profhilo improves the skin, rather than adding volume to it. Studies show that it stimulates skin cells to produce collagen and elastin more effectively and hence it is a regenerative treatment that results in bioremodelling of aging skin.
What’s most interesting or appealing to people is the fact that Profhilo is BDDE-free, and it has one of the highest concentrations of hyaluronic acid in any filler out there (64mg/2mL). Being BDDE-free means that it is free of this chemical that is traditionally used to increase longevity of the filler within skin, and also, this filler will only last approximately 1 month once injected – much to the joy of those who are not used to the idea of having fillers for longer than that.
Injected subdermally, the first improvement that can be observed is an improvement in skin hydration. Patients report more firm, and more youthful-looking skin over weeks, including subjective improvements in wrinkles and texture. Bioremodelling takes place over a period of up to 12 weeks.
Compared to skinboosters which requires many, many jabs all over the face, Profhilo only requires 10 jabs in 10 different strategic points. And because Profhilo is non-viscous, injection at these points of the face will facilitate quick diffusion to most parts of the face with your normal facial movements.
After the first treatment, a second session is performed approximately 1 month. Those with more skin laxity or more severe signs of aging in the skin may opt for a third session approximately 6 months from the first injection.
So can Profhilo replace a surgical facelift? The answer is no. But it makes the skin look more healthy, dewy, and younger, without downtime and for most of us who are starting to worry about our aging skin, that’s really all we need.