Profhilo, commonly lauded as an “injectable moisturiser” that smooths fine lines and wrinkles, is a bio-remodelling injectable that contains one of the highest concentrations of hyaluronic acid (HA), 5x more HA than traditional Skinboosters. Apart from its high concentration, the HA used in Profhilo is also unique as it does not have the usual cross-linking, allowing Profhilo to be self-distributing without forming any lumps.
Due to ageing, our body’s natural ability to produce hyaluronic acid depletes gradually, resulting in wrinkled, dry and lacklustre skin. Profhilo is injected beneath the skin, commonly on the face and neck, to achieve the “remodelling” effects of a younger, brighter complexion.
Profhilo is designed for individuals with dry, saggy skin that lacks “bounce” by delivering an instant boost of hydration and increasing production of both collagen and elastin. As opposed to filling up specific areas which lack volume, Profhilo improves overall skin quality that results in:
Profhilo uses a pure grade form of HA free from additives to give a scaffolding effect to skin tissues. Using a patented thermal cross-linked technology, Profhilo binds high and low molecular weight HA together to form complexes, which lasts for a longer period of time compared to non-crosslinked HA. Fat stem cells and fibroblasts are stimulated to bio-remodel old skin tissue and produce new collagen and elastin in the dermis for better elasticity and support. The following are achieved:
This technology also removes the need to add synthetic cross-linking agents present in most cross-linked dermal fillers to enhance stability, while still giving structure for bio-remodelling to take place. Combined with the natural hydrating effects of HA, Profhilo rejuvenates the skin for patients to have a firmer, smoother and more youthful appearance.
Unlike Skinboosters or Rejuran that have a great many injection points, Profhilo’s self-distributing nature allows for only around 5 injection points on each side of the face with very fine needles in order to deliver the HA underneath the skin. The Bio Aesthetic Points (BAP) are the chosen injection points due to their safety in the absence of large, critical vessels and nerve branches.
The unique structure of Profhilo allows it to spread evenly and extensively with minimal risks of lump formation during downtime. It takes only around 10 minutes to inject Profhilo to the whole face.
Dr Lena Fan explains how Profhilo works to hydrate and remodel the skin. Watch to learn how Profhilo is different from other skin boosters.
How is the treatment administered?
Injection sites are kept to just a few points each side in a Profhilo treatment, as opposed to multiple points in other skinbooster treatments. Also known as the Bio Aesthetic Points, they are areas away from major blood vessels and nerves, where Profhilo spreads easily across all 3 layers of the skin, improving the safety profile of the treatment.
How many times should I undergo Profhilo?
For initial treatment, Profhilo should be done twice with an interval of 4 weeks, followed by a maintenance session 6 months later. For individuals with more severe laxity or who wish to see better results may do a third session before moving on to maintenance treatment.
What are some side effects of Profhilo?
Consisting of pure grade HA, Profhilo is free from additives which boosts its safety profile and minimises the risks of complications. After the treatment, there will be raised bumps at the sites of injection, and they should subside within 24 hours. Bruising and soreness over injection points are rare and are usually mild and temporary if they occur.
Is Profhilo a dermal filler?
Although Profhilo and dermal fillers both contain hyaluronic acid, their biochemistry makeup is different. With a thicker consistency, dermal fillers are used to restore volume and definition to sunken or hollow areas. Profhilo has a runnier consistency and is injected more superficially compared to dermal fillers, to hydrate and bioremodel skin.
Is Profhilo suitable for males?
Profhilo is suitable for both genders as it gives hydrating and anti aging benefits. It does not change your facial features as it is not a dermal filler, rather, it provides an overall improvement in skin quality.
Can I massage the bumps for it to reduce faster?
Profhilo has a watery consistency and spreads easily throughout all skin layers. Bumps should subside in about 1 day, and there is no need for a massage. Too vigorous a massage can result in unwanted inflammation around the injection sites.
Why choose Veritas for your Profhilo treatment?
While Profhilo has the ability to “bio-remodel” skin tissues to improve overall hydration and firmness across all 3 layers of skin: the epidermis, dermis, and subcutaneous fat layer, injecting it in the right layer for long-lasting hydration and collagen stimulation is a skill that few doctors possess. The correct dermis layer for injections is difficult to reach and can be more painful than injecting it the way it’s commonly done by many others. At Veritas, we use various techniques to ensure that the right layer is reached and also painlessly, in order to maximise the results of Profhilo for our patients.