Dermal fillers are used extensively by aesthetic doctors for improving skin texture of aging patients and augmenting facial features, such as lips, nose, and cheeks. The wide range of dermal fillers available in Singapore is testament to the popularity and ease of use to improve one’s appearance.
In general, existing dermal fillers available in Singapore are segregated into temporary hyaluronic acid (HA) dermal fillers and collagen-stimulating ones. Once injected into the body, it stays in the body for several months, exerting its beneficial effects before it gets resorbed naturally by the body.
Profhilo is a new type of injectable HA filler that was launched in Europe few years ago. Its unique properties as a skin bioremodelling treatment took Europe by storm, drastically changing the way doctors treat skin aging in middle-aged people.
How is Profhilo different from other HA dermal fillers?
Profhilo is a game-changer in the world of medical aesthetics.
It is the only known HA injectable in the world that constitutes a buffered physiological solution of high molecular weight (H-HA) and low molecular weight (L-HA) HA. The H-HA and L-HA molecules interact with each other to provide unique rheological property that allows the doctor to administer the treatment easily without increasing the viscosity of the injectable.
In addition, Profhilo has one of the highest concentrations of HA (64mg/ 2ml) among the different types of injectables in the market. It does not only boost the moisture content in the treated area by rehydrating the skin, it also remodels aging and sagging skin.
Profhilo aims to achieve the following beneficial outcome:
- Reverse and slow down the physiological process of skin aging by increasing skin hydration, strengthening the elastic fibers, and improving the collagen production in the dermis.
- Repair the dermal tissue and stimulate the repair in cases of scars resulting from superficial trauma such as acne and chicken pox scars.
- Achieve face lifting and corrective results without surgical intervention.
It is designed for individuals with aging skin that lacks volume and elasticity.
How is Profhilo administered?
Profhilo is strategically placed at five key points on the face, starting from around the eyes to chin. It is also an excellent treatment for softening neck wrinkles and lines. Similar to administering the treatment on the face, the doctor marks and injects five points on either side of the neck.
What is unique about Profhilo?
Unlike other skin remodeling treatments such as skinboosters that require several injection points on the face, Profhilo only requires five entry points on the face. Profhilo is such a fluid product that it disperses quickly beneath the skin to the rest of the face or neck after the treatment, without leaving any need for massage or risk of leaving lumps or nodules.
Once in place, the H-HA and L-HA attract water to the surrounding areas and begin the regenerative process that results in plumper, firmer skin after a few weeks.
How often must I repeat the treatment?
Doctors recommend a course of 2 sessions 4 weeks apart for a single course of Profhilo treatment, followed by a repeat of two sessions every six months for maintenance. Results from Profhilo treatments can often last for up to six months, but results may differ from person to person.
This works out to be more affordable than a course of skinboosters which typically requires 3 sessions 4 weeks apart, and one treatment every five to 6 months.
Who is a suitable candidate for Profhilo?
Profhilo is best suited for people who display early signs of aging such as fine lines and mildly saggy skin, but with good volume on the face. It is an excellent choice for people who want increased overall hydration to the skin without adding volume to specific areas of the face.
This treatment delivers excellent result for people looking to improve skin texture. However, if you are over 60 with heavy, saggy skin, Profhilo works well by adopting a combination approach using threads, collagen stimulating fillers, or Ultherapy.