Formulated and patented by NAHYCO® Hybrid Technology in Italy in 2015, Profhilo has been a buzz and hype in the beauty industry. It’s said to be a one-of-a-kind treatment that provides skin rejuvenation, without the need for surgical procedures.
But what exactly is Profhilo and why has this treatment become so popular? We’ll explain more about it in this article.
What is Profhilo?
Profhilo is a skin rejuvenation treatment widely used in the beauty industry. It entails hyaluronic acid (HA) injections for overall skin improvement and revitalisation.
The hyaluronic acid (HA) formulation is injected into specific points on the facial area. Consisting of both low and high-molecular weight hyaluronic acid, the formulation plays an essential role in stimulating collagen and elastin production in the skin.
Collagen and elastin are two factors that are responsible for maintaining the skin’s elasticity, firmness, and hydration. As people become older, the production of these proteins naturally decreases, hence wrinkles, fine lines, or sagging skin may begin to develop.
Within the beauty industry, Profhilo is typically used to combat such issues mentioned above. Its main formulation, hyaluronic acid, is biomedically proven to improve skin hydration, which ultimately increases natural collagen and elastin within the skin.
How Does Profhilo Work?
Profhilo generally works by injecting the hyaluronic acid (HA) formulation into certain points on the face. But the real question is, how does hyaluronic acid work beneath the skin and result in rejuvenation?
Once injected, the high and low molecular weight hyaluronic acid work in different ways. The high molecular weight HA will start to attract and retain water, providing the needed skin hydration. At the same time, the low molecular weight HA penetrates deeper into the skin to stimulate collagen and elastin production.
Furthermore, Profhilo requires two main sessions with a four-week gap between each appointment. This is to ensure that the treatment achieves the intended collagen and elastin stimulation.
A few weeks after completing the two sessions, patients will be able to notice improvements in their skin. But it’s important to note that results from Profhilo treatment will vary from one person to another.
What are The Benefits of Profhilo?
Profhilo, which consists of the purest form of hyaluronic acid (HA), promotes skin bio-remodelling. This treatment is biomedically proven to boost skin hydration, collagen, and elastin. That being said, this treatment makes a helpful way to:
- Improve skin texture
- Reduce fine lines and wrinkles
- Boost skin elasticity
- Smooth skin complexion
However, it’s important to note that the benefits of this treatment vary from one to another. One person may have a different skin condition than the others, resulting in different outcomes from undergoing Profhilo.
Additionally, to receive optimal results from Profhilo, everyone may require a different amount of sessions. For example, someone with fewer skin concerns may benefit from lesser sessions than someone with more concerns.
How Long Will The Effects Stay?
The effects of undergoing Profhilo, as mentioned above, can last 6 months. Since everyone has different skin conditions and concerns, the rejuvenation effects may last differently for each individual.
The most common factor influencing its longevity is the severity of the concerns before treatment with Profhilo. The more serious the concerns, the more frequently it is that patients will have to repeat the sessions to maintain the effects.
On the other hand, Profhilo’s effects could last for 6 months if the concerns were easily managed. The effects may also last for up to 12 months before patients return for another session.
Profhilo VS Skinbooster: How They Differ?
Profhilo and Skinbooster are both injectable hyaluronic acid (HA) treatments. This often makes many people confuse the two due to the similarity.
However, these treatments work differently and result in different outcomes as well. We’ll list down the difference below:
Profhilo is formulated with hybrid technology, consisting of low and high molecular weight HA that provides skin hydration as well as stimulates collagen and elastin production.
Skin booster, on the other hand, is composed of uniform molecular weight HA. The main focus of this treatment is to provide deep and long-lasting skin hydration.
Number of Sessions
Profhilo requires a mandatory two sessions with a space of 4 weeks apart. This is to ensure that the skin bio-remodelling is effectively achieved.
Skin booster, on the other hand, is usually performed as a series of treatments. The number of sessions will depend on the individual’s needs and goals.
Profhilo generally combats skin concerns particularly those involving moisture, collagen, and elastin deficiency. The results are natural and last 6 to 12 months.
Meanwhile, skin booster focuses on deep and lasting skin hydration. The expected results include a refreshed and plumpy skin, which approximately last from 6 to 9 months.
Can I Combine Profhilo With Other Treatments?
Yes, you can combine Profhilo with other treatments. Combining Profhilo with other treatments allows you to address a wider range of skin concerns that go beyond what Profhilo alone can cover.
The following are the treatments that go well with Profhilo:
While Profhilo gives your skin its needed hydration and stimulates collagen as well as elastin production, laser treatments make an ideal combination to treat more skin concerns. This can include Revlite Laser, HIFU Doublo Gold, Agnes RF, and other laser options.
It’s best to consult with your trusted medical aesthetic doctor before proceeding to combine Profhilo with any laser treatments. This way, you can get safety assurance and revitalise your skin without experiencing adverse effects.
While Profhilo injections aim to hydrate the skin and stimulate collagen and elastin production, it’s different from Botox. Botox, or Botulinum Toxin, is a treatment that aims to restrain muscle contractions, which temporarily reduces fine lines and wrinkles.
Botox is commonly used for individuals who wish to minimise the appearance of fine lines and/or wrinkles around their facial skin. You can combine this treatment with Profhilo for more prominent results.
However, similar to what we’ve said before, it’s always best to talk with your reliable medical doctor before deciding on it. They can give you an overview of the pros and cons of the treatment combination, which you can then fully decide on.
Profhilo and dermal fillers are both injectable skin rejuvenation. However, there are a few clear distinctions between the two.
While Profhilo injections are done to provide skin hydration and remodel the skin by stimulating collagen and elastin production, it’s different from dermal fillers. Dermal fillers are administered to replenish skin’s lost volume and restore facial contour.
That being said, both treatments play distinct and complementary roles in the field of aesthetics. And you may combine the two for more prominent results within your facial skin.
We’ll say it again: consult with your medical aesthetic doctor before deciding to undergo a combination of any of these treatments. Everyone has different skin conditions, so any desire to rejuvenate skin through clinical treatments must be thoroughly evaluated.
Profhilo Price: How Much Does It Cost in Singapore?
The cost of Profhilo in Singapore starts from $1000/syringe (2ml). Cost may adjust accordingly depending on the individual’s needs and preferences. Talk with us for a more accurate price estimate.
I’m Interested To Try Profhilo, What Should I Do Next?
Now that you’re interested to try Profhilo, the following is what we suggest to do next:
Consult Your Medical Aesthetic Doctor
Profhilo isn’t the ultimate solution to address all of your skin concerns. By consulting with your trusted medical aesthetic doctor, you can receive an accurate diagnosis and get advised on whether or not Profhilo is right for you.
Undergo The Treatment
If Profhilo is the right option for you, you’ll proceed to undergo the treatment. During the procedure, your trusted medical aesthetic doctor will inject the hyaluronic acid (HA) formulation into specific points of your face.
Other Skin Rejuvenation Solutions
While Profhilo is generally well-tolerated and suitable for many individuals, it may not be the most ideal solution for everyone. And if your medical aesthetic doctor decides that Profhilo will only bring more harm than good for you, he/she may suggest other solutions that work.
Profhilo, an injectable treatment that entails using pure hyaluronic acid (HA), has become a buzz and hype within the beauty industry due to the benefits it brings. It’s biomedically proven to boost skin hydration as well as stimulate collagen and elastin production.
Despite the hype, it’s worth remembering that everyone has different skin conditions and concerns. Thus, before deciding to undergo Profhilo in the hope to rejuvenate your skin, we’re here to remind you to consult your trusted medical aesthetic doctor first.
Contact us for more information on Profhilo.
Is it painful to undergo Profhilo?
Everyone has a different pain tolerance. What’s perceived as painful for one may differ from the others. However, Profhilo is generally well-tolerated. Even those with lower pain tolerance mostly can manage the pain during the procedure.
Is there any downtime after Profhilo?
There’s little to no downtime after undergoing Profhilo. But it’s always best to take some rest and avoid engaging in heavy physical activity 24 hours post-treatment.
Does Profhilo truly work?
Profhilo effectively treats a broad range of skin issues, particularly those involving hydration, collagen, and elastin deficiency. By consulting with a trusted medical aesthetic doctor, you’ll be given an overview of how Profhilo will work to improve your skin.
Which one is better, Profhilo or Botox?
There’s no better or worse as Profhilo and Botox treat different skin concerns. That’s why we always recommend consulting with a trusted medical aesthetic doctor so you can undergo the procedure that matches you.
How soon will I see the results from Profhilo?
Since the outcomes of Profhilo are natural, the time it takes for you to notice the results is longer than when you undergo, say, dermal fillers or botox. Most people would notice improvements in their skin after a few weeks following the procedure.