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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 was a completely revolutionary, 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.

SAC Aesthetics Clinic Face Lifts & Skin Treatments

在谈到皮肤注射剂时,这是患者最常问的问题之一。如果您碰巧不知道标题上的所说的治疗方法,您可以参考我们以下帖子。

我们为什么要对这些治疗方法进行比较?

3种治疗方法在某些方面有相似之处,对于外行人来说,也正是这些相似之处让我们感到困惑,认为它们都是一样的。

  • 它们都是可注射的治疗方法,通常以人工或注射器在面部皮肤上进行多次注射的形式进行。
  • 它们能改善受到干燥、细纹和松弛困扰的老化皮肤。
  • 它们不会改变我们的脸形。
  • 逆时针和水光针都含有像皮肤填充剂一样的透明质酸(HA),但由于结构不同,它们不会增加面部的体积。

那么,哪种治疗方法是最好的?

嗯,这个问题并没有正确的答案。逆时针,水光针和婴儿针各有各的好。应该问的问题反而是:

“哪种治疗方法对我来说是最好的?”

这三种治疗方法都有其特殊的品质,并已被证明在其各自的领域内是有效的,如果操作得当,会有明显的效果。更重要的是,必然是根据病人的独特皮肤需求和问题选择最适合病人的治疗方法。这些问题可能是皮肤松弛、干燥、皮肤纹理、毛孔大小、疤痕、肤色不均,甚至是以上所有。

首先,我们先看一下这3种产品之间的一些基本区别。

可注射式内容简介疼痛评分频度效果
逆时针64毫克/注射器

2毫升/注射器

2/102个疗程,间隔1个月补水

丰满肌肤

改善肤质

减少皮肤松弛

适度的提升效果

水光针15-20毫克/注射器

1毫升/注射器

4/103-4次,间隔1个月补水

肌肤增白

婴儿针2毫升/注射器6/103-4次,间隔1个月改善皮肤质量

微量补水效果

 

那么,‘谁’会从哪种治疗中受益?

水光针

什么是水光针,谁将会从水光针中受益最大?

水光针被俗称为注射保湿剂。它是一种基于将游离透明质酸多次微量注射到皮肤中以增加皮肤里的水分水平的治疗方法。透明质酸是一种结合水的分子,能够容纳其自身重量10,000倍的水分。常见的品牌包括Restylane Vital LiteTeosyal Redensity I

那些主要想改善皮肤干燥以及想让自己的肤色有一些光彩和光泽的病人,水光针更适合您。

水光针注射需要至少3次疗程,每个疗程间隔一个月,以达到持久的光泽。停工期通常为3-5天,由于治疗过程中会有许多的注射点和不同的注射深度,术后通常会留下微小的注射痕迹,不过也有可能会出现瘀伤。水光针可以通过医生手工注射或使用注射器进行,或两者混合使用。

婴儿针

什么是婴儿针,谁将会从婴儿针中受益最大?

婴儿针是一种基于来自韩国鲑鱼DNA的多核苷酸注射剂。它的主要好处是创造皮肤愈合和胶原蛋白的合成。

有痤疮疤痕、毛孔粗大、皮肤敏感、肤色不均以及发红的病人,婴儿针更适合您。

婴儿针注射也需要至少3次疗程,每个疗程间隔一个月。由于该注射被置于皮肤的浅层(基层膜),患者在接受治疗后会立即出现 “被蚊子叮咬般的肿块”,通常需要24-48小时才能消退。注射痕迹可能会保留3天,但瘀伤的情况极为罕见。

逆时针

什么是逆时针,谁将会从逆时针中受益最大?

逆时针是一种基于高分子量和低分子量透明质酸(HA)的注射剂。它只经过热反应处理,形成一种混合合作复合物。当它通过多层次的动态将会重塑并发挥作用,因此,除了皮肤补水外,它还能刺激胶原蛋白的产生并改善皮肤的松弛状况。

同时受到干燥、松弛和失去弹性以及早期下垂影响的皮肤老化的患者,逆时针更适合您。

由于混合合作复合物的存在,使其对透明质酸的分解更有抵抗力,所以逆时针只需要进行至少2次疗程,每个疗程间隔一个月。

此外,逆时针还具有以下优势,通过使用生物审美点(BAP)技术,逆时针疗程只需要在每侧脸部上注射5个点。这意味着整个治疗只会造成非常小的伤痕,而且通常在一天内消退。在所有3种治疗中,婴儿针的停工期是最短的。

以下是3种产品的比较。

逆时针水光针婴儿针
营养成分H-HA和L-HAHAs多核苷酸
效益补水

多层次生物重塑

胶原蛋白+弹性蛋白生成

补水亮肤皮肤屏障恢复活力

皮肤修复

胶原蛋白产生

适用于皮肤老化

出现松弛和早期下垂的情况

干燥的皮肤敏感皮肤

毛孔粗大

痤疮疤痕

肤色不均

发红

年龄组30-50岁

抗衰老,下垂,瘦弱的皮肤

20岁以上

干燥,缺水,无光泽的皮肤

20岁以上

有问题,痤疮或敏感的皮肤

操作技巧BAP技术 – 每侧5次注射用手或注射器进行多次手动显微注射用手或注射器进行多次手动显微注射
治疗制度2个疗程,

间隔1个月

3-4个疗程,

间隔1个月

3-4个疗程,

间隔1个月

疗效持续时间6-9个月6个月6个月
停工期停工期极短,注射点轻微肿胀注射痕迹3-5天,有瘀伤的风险虫咬般肿胀24-48小时,注射痕迹2-3天
治疗领域面部、颈部、肩颈部、手臂、手部面部、颈部、肩部、手部面部、颈部、手部
与其他治疗相结合
疼痛评分+++++++++
价格$$$$$$$

那么,哪种治疗方法适合您?

答案取决于您的皮肤问题,以及您希望通过治疗达到什么目的。在美容实践中,没有 “一刀切 “的解决方案,建议您最好与您的医生详细讨论您想达到的效果。

 

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Medical aesthetic ‘tweakments’ have become increasingly popular in the last few years. From Botox and fillers to lasers and skin injectables, people have come to accept and embrace treatments that subtly enhance features and rejuvenate faces and complexion.

Amongst the latest, Profhilo is one of the latest up-and-coming anti-ageing ‘tweakment’ of the hyaluronic acid skin injectables in the market. Unlike the existing hyaluronic acid skin injectables like fillers and skin boosters in the market, Profhilo not only improves hydration and plumps up your visage; it is also unique in that it can counteract wrinkles and sagging of skin by stimulating bio-remodelling of collagen and elastin structures in the skin.

The highly-raved Profhilo is made of 100% pure hyaluronic acid (HA) which is a natural component of human skin. HA can bind water up to 1,000 its own weight, which is why HA skin treatments are often touted as ‘injectable moisture’. However, not all HAs are made equal. Because of the unique thermal crosslinking process used to link the short and long-chain hyaluronic acid in Profhilo instead of binding agents such as BDDE, as well as its high HA concentration, Profhilo stimulates natural collagen and elastin production in the skin, which helps it increase the elasticity of the skin while reducing wrinkles and sagging as well as increase skin hydration.

Profhilo also has the advantage of having almost no downtime. Due to its unique spreadability when injected into the skin, Profhilo requires small injections in only 10 selected bio-aesthetic points which minimizes risk to blood vessels and nerves. The product then diffuses throughout the layers of the skin and exerts its effects. Due to the unique injection technique, most people can go back to their daily activity immediately after injection with minimal downtime. 

The result? A dewy, plump complexion with a firmer and better-lifted contour, enhanced hydration and better tissue and scarring repair. Typically, 2 treatments are done 1 month apart and effects can be observed after the second treatment. They gradually improve over time and can last between 6 and 9 months. For best results, Profhilo is recommended to be administered twice a year. 

For those who are looking for a more striking and significant improvement, Profhilo can be combined with other treatments such as skin boosters, Rejuran healer and even lasers for better results. Profhilo is best for anyone over 30 who wants to improve tired, dull and ageing skin. 

In Singapore, Profhilo injections are provided only in accredited medical aesthetic clinics. When having your Profhilo treatment or products, always look out for the Neoasia Authenticity Sticker. Only with the authenticity sticker can you be assured that the product is delivered via pharmaceutical cold chain logistics at all times. Due to the unique nature of the Profhilo product, optimal product integrity can only be assured if it is delivered from the point of manufacture to your skin within the approved temperatures at all times. 

Next read: PROFHILO VS SKINBOOSTERS VS REJURAN


This is one of the most commonly asked questions by patients when it comes to skin injectables. If you happen to not know any of the treatments on the title, you can refer to one of our posts here: 

Why did we compare these treatments? 

These 3 treatments are similar in a few ways, and to the layperson, it is also these similarities that confuse us to think that they are the same:

  1. They are all injectable treatments, usually delivered in the form of multiple injections on the skin of the face either manually or with an injector. 
  2. They improve ageing skin which typically is plagued with dryness, fine lines, and laxity. 
  3. They do not change the shape of our faces. 
  4. Profhilo and Skinboosters both contain hyaluronic acid (HA) like dermal fillers, but due to structural differences, they do not add to volume in the face. 

So, which treatment is the best? 

Well, there is no right answer to this question. Profhilo is not better than skin boosters and vice versa, and the same applies to Rejuran. The right question to ask rather is: 

“Which is the best treatment for me?”

All 3 treatments have their own special qualities and have been proven to be effective in their respective domains, giving significant results if done properly. More importantly, it is imperative and essential that the treatment that is chosen is best suited to target the patient’s unique skin needs and concerns. These concerns could be skin laxity, dryness, skin texture, pore size, scars, uneven skin tone or even all of them. 

Below, we will first look at some basic differences between these 3 products:

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Injectable HA contentPain ScoreFrequencyEffects
Profhilo64mg/syringe2ml per syringe2/102 sessions, 1 month apartHydration Plumps skin Improves skin quality Reduces skin laxity Modest lifting effect
Skinboosters15-20mg/syringe1ml/syringe4/10 3-4 sessions, 1 month apartHydration Skin brightening
Rejuran Healer0mg2ml/syringe6/103-4 sessions, 1 month apartImprove skin quality Minimal hydrating effect

So, who will benefit from which treatment?

Skinboosters

What are skinboosters and who will benefit most from Skinboosters?

Skinboosters are colloquially known as injectable moisturizers. It is a treatment that is based on multiple micro-injections of free hyaluronic acid into the skin to increase the hydration level in the skin. HA is a water-binding molecule that is able to hold up to 10,000 times its own weight in water. Common brands include Restylane Vital Lite and Teosyal Redensity I. 

Patients who primarily want to improve skin dryness as well as want some glow and radiance to their complexion will benefit most from skinboosters.

A course of skin booster treatment involves 3 sessions one month apart to achieve long-lasting radiance. Downtime is typically 3-5 days due to the many injection points and depth of injection, typically as small injection marks, although bruising is also a possibility. Skin boosters can be administered via manual hand injections by your doctor or using an injector, or a mixture of both. 

Rejuran

What is Rejuran and who will benefit most from Rejuran?

Rejuran is an injectable based on polynucleotide derived from Salmon DNA from Korea. Its main benefits are creating skin healing and collagen synthesis. 

Patients who have acne scars, open pores, sensitive skin, uneven skin tone as well as redness stand to benefit most from Rejuran injections. 

Rejuran injections also require a minimum of 3 sessions, one month apart. Due to the superficial nature of the injections – it is placed in the superficial layer (basement membrane) of the skin, patients get “mosquitoes bites-like bumps” immediately after treatment that typically take 24-48 hours to subside. Injection marks may remain for up to 3 days, but bruising is exceedingly rare. 

Profhilo

What is Profhilo and who will benefit most from Profhilo? 

Profhilo is an injectable based on both high molecular weight and low molecular weight HA which had been treated with just thermal reaction to form hybrid cooperative complexes. It works by multilevel dynamic remodelling, and hence in addition to skin hydration, it also stimulates collagen production and improves skin laxity. 

Patients with ageing skin that is affected by both dryness, laxity and loss of elasticity with early sagging will benefit most from Profhilo treatment. 

Profhilo requires 2 sessions one month apart due to the presence of cooperative hybrid complexes which renders it more resistant to hyaluronidase breakdown. 

Profhilo also has the advantage of requiring only 5 injection points on each side of the face using the Bio-Aesthetic Points (BAP) technique which means the treatment only causes minimal downtime in the form of swelling over the injection points that usually subside within the day. In all 3 treatments, Profhilo has the least downtime due to this. 

Below is a summary table comparing the 3 products.

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Profhilo Skinbooster Rejuran
Ingredients H-HA & L-HAFree HAsPolynucleotides
BenefitsHydration Multilevel bio-remodelling Collagen+Elastin productionHydration RadianceSkin barrier rejuvenation Skin repair Collagen production
TargetAgeing skin with laxity and early saggingDry skinSensitive skin, open pores, acne scars, uneven skin tone, redness
Age group30-50yo for anti-ageingSagging thinned skin20yo above with dry, dehydrated dull skin20yo above with problematic, acne or sensitive skin
Administration BAP techniques – 5 injections per sideMultiple manual microinjections with hand or injectorMultiple manual microinjections with hand or injector
Treatment Regime2 sessions, 4 weeks apart3-4 sessions 1 month apart3-4 sessions 1 month apart
Duration of efficacy6-9 months6 months6 months
DowntimeMinimal downtime – mild swelling on injection pointsInjection marks 3-5 days with risk of bruisingInsect bite like swelling for 24-48 hours, injection marks 2-3 days
Treatment areasFace, neck, décolletage, arms, handsFace, neck, décolletage, handsFace, neck, hands
Combination with other treatmentsYesYesYes
Pain Score ++ +++ ++++
Price$$$$$$$

So, which treatment is right for you? 

This really depends on your skin concern and what you are looking to achieve with treatment. There is no “one size fits all” solution in aesthetic practice and it is always advisable to speak in detail with your doctor about what you want to achieve.