Worried about skin laxity in the face, neck, and other parts of the body? Are you looking for a treatment that can lift, tighten, and firm the skin? Profhilo, an injectable treatment that has been popular in Europe for years, is now available at Cutis Laser Clinics in Singapore. It bioremodels the skin by treating skin laxity and other signs of aging.
What is Profhilo?
Profhilo is an injectable treatment made with 100% hyaluronic acid or HA. It is also referred to as a bioremodelling injectable used for hydrating the skin and treating skin laxity. Profhilo has a unique formulation that bio-stimulates collagen, elastin, and proliferate adipocytes (fat) stem cells.
Profhilo contains a mixture of low and high molecular weight hyaluronic acid. The low molecular weight HA (L-HA) is for hydrating the skin and offering a hydration effect. The high molecular weight (H-HA), meanwhile, is for providing a stable HA structure that results in a lifting effect.
How does Profhilo work?
This injectable treatment hydrates and remodels the skin through a slow release of hyaluronic acid. Its high concentration of HA not only provides hydration benefits, but also firming, lifting, and tightening effects. It can reach multiple skin layers and mainly targets loss of collagen and skin laxity.
Profhilo stimulates the production of 4 types of collagen types I, III, IV and VII), elastin, and adipocytes (fat) stem cells. This injectable stays in the skin for about 28 days, where it stimulates essential proteins by slowly releasing hyaluronic acid. This improves hydration and skin laxity, as well as the skin’s overall integrity.
What is Profhilo’s injection method?
Profhilo uses the BAP (bio-aesthetic points) technique for optimal product diffusion and less risk to nerves and blood vessels. With this technique, treatment sites are carefully selected, with Profhilo only injected on 5 points per side of the face (a total of 10). For neck treatment, a total of 10 injections are required
The fewer injection points can help minimize pain and bruising, which is beneficial for patients who want less downtime. This helps in achieving desirable results with fewer sessions and less risk. You may also be glad to know that the BAP technique delivers a natural and lasting refreshed appearance.
Where can Profhilo be used?
Profhilo is mostly used on the face, neck, and décolletage, but it can also be used on other parts of the body. These include the hands, chest, knees, and depressed acne scars.
What are the benefits of Profhilo?
Apart from treating laxity and other signs of aging, Profhilo treatments can also:
- Improve skin hydration
- Stimulate collagen and elastin
- Treat fine lines and wrinkles
- Help with tissue repair (ideal for acne scarring)
- Improve skin’s overall quality
Is Profhilo safe?
Profhilo is considered to be safe and effective. It contains 100% pure HA, which the body metabolizes completely over time. Also, it does not have additives like Lycodine and BBDE, which are known to increase the formation of lumps.
Do Profhilo injections hurt?
As with all other injectable treatments, there is some minor discomfort. Topical anesthetic or numbing cream is applied before the procedure to make it tolerable and more comfortable.
What results can I expect?
With two Profhilo treatments, patients can expect intense hydration benefits. There are also lifting and tightening results several weeks after the treatments, along with glowing and smoother skin. Profhilo is said to take five years off your face.
How long will I have to wait before I see results?
Patients can immediately see results after the second session, which will improve over two to three months. However, there are also cases where patients report seeing improvements after the first treatment.
How long do the results of Profhilo last?
In general, patients can expect the results to last up to six months or longer. But since every individual is different, the longevity of results can vary.
How many Profhilo treatments will I need?
Usual protocol is two Profhilo treatments, spaced one month apart. The number of sessions is fewer compared to other injectables like skin boosters. For each treatment, one syringe of Profhilo is used. Subsequently, one syringe of Profhilo can be used as a booster treatment every 6 months. For more mature skin, this usual protocol may be modified.
Is there a downtime?
The downtime for Profhilo in Singapore is minimal to none. Just be sure to avoid aspirin, anti-inflammatory medication, and alcohol 24 hours before the injection. You should also avoid UV exposure and exercise for 48 hours.
Does Profhilo have side effects?
You may see some bumps after the injection, but these disappear within 24 hours. There is also some mild swelling and redness at the injection sites, which normally resolve within a few or several hours.
Who are good candidates for Profhilo?
Profhilo is ideal for patients who are 30 and are dealing with skin laxity, wrinkles, and other signs of aging. It can treat mild sagging and moderate signs of aging, as well as improve skin hydration and elasticity.
How does Profhilo differ from fillers, skin boosters, and Botox?
Profhilo, dermal fillers, skin booster and Botox are all injectables and can treat different signs of aging, but they are not the same. Fillers are mainly for filling up volume lost, smoothing fine lines, and enhancing facial contours. Skin boosters, on the other hand, restore hydration and improve elasticity.
Botox is completely different, as it is a neurotoxin and doesn’t contain hyaluronic acid. It treats wrinkles and fine lines by temporarily paralyzing the muscles in the face. Profhilo, meanwhile, is for treating skin laxity, boosting hydration, and improving the overall quality of the skin.
Can I combine Profhilo with other treatments?
Yes, you can combine Profhilo with other nonsurgical anti-aging procedures. You can combine it with Ultherapy and lasers, as well as other injectables like Botox and dermal fillers. A consultation with an aesthetic doctor will let you know which combination of treatments suits your needs and goals.
Contact us today to book your appointment or learn how Profhilo in Singapore can make your skin firmer, tighter, glowing, and more youthful.