The importance of feeling good about our appearance became ever-so-apparent during the repeated lockdowns of 2021. The realisation that getting dressed, brushing your hair and sticking on some lipstick genuinely made you feel like you had a purpose drove that point home unlike any other moment in time.
Then there was ‘Zoom face’. Have you ever been so fed up with looking at yourself in your life? We’re vain, but even we have not looked at ourselves more than this past year, as we barrel through meeting after digital meeting. The realisation that your skin is showing signs of ageing, or that you’re looking less-than-fresh crept up on you, making you ask aloud: “what can I do for my skin?”
Profhilo Review: Back to (Skincare) Beauty Basics
Well, let’s start by going back to the basics of what makes our skin look and feel great. Of course, we could suggest lots of different treatments, and tell you how they could benefit your skin in different ways, but a good starting point is to make sure you’ve got some good basics going. By basics, I mean a few staple skincare products you should use at home.
We’ve spoken about these products at some length: Keep your skin plump and hydrated with a hyaluronic acid serum. Slow down the signs of ageing with a daily SPF and use a retinol cream to help to cope with breakouts and smooth wrinkles.
It is super important to look after your skin with these daily creams. However, topical creams have a limit to how much they can correct your skin concern. Realistically, you are unlikely to get the same result from cream as you will from clinical anti-ageing treatments.
So what treatment options are there to give your skin a youthful boost and give you your glow back? One of our favourites here at S Aesthetics Clinic is Profhilo. This treatment was dubbed the ‘injectable moisturiser’ when it launched and had US beauty journalists leaping at the treatment. Let’s explore this treatment a little further…
Who would benefit from Profhilo?
There are no real restrictions as Profhilo injectable treatments can be used to prevent signs of ageing and to intensely hydrate the skin. However, it is most used in the clinic to correct signs of ageing on the face, neck, chest and hands.
You may benefit from a Profhilo injectable treatment if you have lines and wrinkles, or if your skin lacks elasticity, becomes thin, and lacks plumpness. You can also use Profhilo if you have some sun damage, would like to rehydrate your skin, or are looking for a way to maintain healthy, youthful-looking skin.
Collagen and Elastin: Is Profhilo better than Botox?
Profhilo is an entirely new category of injectable treatment so it cannot be compared to Botox (or filler) as its purpose is entirely different.
Profhilo is not similar to Botox in any way other than that it is an injectable treatment. Anti-wrinkle injections like Botox work on the muscles, not the skin. It relaxes the targeted muscles, reducing the movement of those muscles. This reduces lines such as those on your forehead or crow’s feet around your eyes.
Profhilo is also not filler; dermal fillers are generally made from quite a thick hyaluronic acid gel which is used in areas that have lost volume, such as your lips or cheeks, and to fill wrinkles such as those that can form around the top lip (‘smokers lines’) or the marionette lines.
Hyaluronic Acid & Difference between Profhilo and Dermal fillers?
It’s quite easy to see why there’s some confusion surrounding the difference between dermal fillers and Profhilo. After all, both are made of hyaluronic acid (HA). As mentioned before, fillers use a thick HA gel which is injected into depressions in the skin, or to rebuild volume in areas that have lost it, such as in the cheeks or under the eyes.
Profhilo is also made of HA, it is special in that it combines both high and low molecular weight HA. Which is then thermally stabilised, turning the two molecules into one compound.
The reason this is important, and differentiates it from the ‘normal’ HA in your fillers, is that once Profhilo is injected into your skin, its gorgeous honey-like consistency allows it to slowly spread throughout the area you want to rejuvenate, triggering ‘bioremodelling’- stimulating four different types of collagen and elastin in your skin as it goes, resulting in a smoother, firmer, more youthful-looking, glowing skin.
Is Profhilo worth it? Profhilo Before and After Anti Ageing Effects
This is a personal decision. If you are looking for the results that surgery might bring you, like a facelift, then you might not choose Profhilo. Even though your skin will benefit from the deep hydration and stimulation of collagen and elastin, you will not achieve the same results from this non-surgical treatment as you would from surgery.
If you are looking for glowing skin and a more natural-looking way to improve your skin and signs of ageing, then Profhilo is absolutely worth exploring.
If you have any questions specifically about your skin and how Profhilo might affect you, please don’t hesitate to contact us.
Profhilo Treatment: how long does it take to work?
The results aren’t immediate. Using injectable Profhilo as a method of skincare entails two treatments that are 30 days apart, and each set of injections consists of five small injections on each side of your face. You may experience small bumps, much like an insect bite or bee sting, at the injection sites. These are very easy to cover and can take up to 24 hours to settle.
Profhilo injections come in the form of two treatments and are a month apart from one another. In the 30 days after each set of hyaluronic acid injections, your skin works hard to produce new, bouncy collagen and elastin.
Profhilo gives your skin a firmer, smoother and plumper complexion. The full results of your Profhilo injections are seen only after the second session as your skin produces more collagen and elastin. However, changes are often noticed after the first set of hyaluronic acid injections.