Profhilo: What You Need To Know About This Anti-Ageing Skin Treatment

By: Clara Siew / July 22, 2021
Categories : Aesthetics

As we get older, our skin begins to lose collagen and cells do not turn over as quickly as they used to. Progressively, our skin also starts to lose its natural hyaluronic acid content. Our skin holds 50% of our bodies’ hyaluronic acid content and it is a crucial element in prolonging the lifespan of our skin cells. Aside from that, hyaluronic acid also contributes to our skin’s overall barrier function and helps our skin to retain moisture effectively. Since this hyaluronic acid content depletes as we age, our cells will not be able to retain water as effectively and this leads to a breakdown in our skin’s collagen and elasticity over time. To replenish our skin’s hyaluronic acid content and restore our skin’s youthful appearance, we now have the option of a Profhilo treatment. Here’s what you need to know about it!

What is a Profhilo treatment?

Dubbed the “time-reversing injection”, Profhilo is currently the talk of the town for radiant and youthful-looking skin. It is an injectable treatment that uses a high concentration of 100% hyaluronic acid to rejuvenate the skin. In addition to that, it also combines 32mg each of both low and high molecular hyaluronic acid to treat skin laxity and uneven skin texture.

How does the Profhilo treatment work? What is the Profhilo procedure like?

Each Profhilo treatment only takes about 5 minutes. Using a high concentration of hyaluronic acid, Profhilo treats skin laxity by bio-stimulating the skin’s production of elastin and collagen. This treatment can be used to reduce the appearance of sagging skin, fine lines and wrinkles on the face, neck, chest and even hands.

After the initial consultation, the doctor will locate your 5 bio-aesthetic points (BAP) on each side of the face and neck. Then, using a fine needle, the Profhilo formula will be injected under the surface of the skin. These injectable points are strategically placed to minimize bruising and discomfort and to yield optimal results.

The treatment uses a hybrid concentration of two types of hyaluronic acids which are:

  • L-HA: provides a hydrating effect after it releases slowly to hydrate your skin to full plumpness.
  • H-HA: provides a lifting effect by stabilising the HA architecture that promotes volumetric replacements.

Overall, the results are noticeable within 2 weeks after the first treatment. Dr. David Loh of David Loh Surgery generally advises patients to follow up with a second session after a month for visible improvement. After treatment, the results of Profhilo can last anywhere between 8 to 9 months.

How Does the Bioremodelling Effect Work?

The slow diffusion of Profhilo is mediated by the slow degradation rate of the dermal and subcutaneous compartments. Profhilo has a unique structure in that it contains hyaluronic acid, which is a polysaccharide. HA captures water and consequently results in hydration.

When the HA is incorporated inside the skin, it advances extracellular bioremodelling by simulating 4 kinds of skin collagen and elastin. Additionally, the HA complex maintains the practicality of the skin cells such as keratinocytes in the epidermis and fibroblasts in the dermis. This impacts the skin layers by boosting hydration and elasticity to create a lifting effect.

What are the key benefits of a Profhilo treatment?

In addition to rejuvenating the skin, Profhilo is an effective treatment for boosting overall hydration levels and stimulating collagen production. Because it leads to tremendous bio-stimulation of elastin and collagen in the skin, it results in a tighter, firmer and more radiant appearance. Moreover, Profhilo also accelerates tissue repair which is instrumental in the treatment of acne breakouts and scars. On top of it all, this treatment is quick and involves minimal downtime and discomfort.

More benefits of Profhilo:

  • Fewer risks of lumpiness
  • Collagen and elastin levels are greatly boosted
  • Improves skin texture and diminishes signs of ageing
  • Intense hydration deep into the skin

How is Profhilo different from dermal fillers, Rejuran and skin boosters?

Unlike dermal fillers, Profhilo does not restore volume to the skin. Instead, it delivers an intense surge of hydration to restore radiance and vitality to the skin. In terms of skin boosters, Profhilo differs in the way it is delivered to the skin. While Profhilo involves 5 injection points per side, skin boosters require multiple small injections in one localized area.

Although Profhilo’s main ingredient (hyaluronic acid) is similar to that of skin boosters and fillers, the biotechnological and chemical structures differ significantly from one another. In fact, the concentration of hyaluronic acid in Profhilo is five times more than the average skin booster! Additionally, its binding technology also ensures that there are fewer impurities in its formulation than that of traditional dermal fillers. So what this means is Profhilo is safer with a lower risk of lumpiness and other unwanted side effects.

How Much Does the Profhilo Costs in Singapore?

Even though it seems like an easy procedure but it does bear a pretty price tag. They can cost you upwards of $1,000 per treatment session and it’s highly recommended for you to go for two sessions to actually see improved results. With that, complete Profhilo treatment can come to a total of $2,000!

Another factor that comes into play is your current skin condition. If you have more severe issues, your doctor will most likely advise you to go in for more treatments. Thus, increasing the final total. However, you have to remember that the Profhilo will indeed give your skin amazing benefits so you decide if it’s worth it or not.

Frequently asked questions about Profhilo

1. Who is eligible for Profhilo treatment?

Pretty much everyone will benefit from a Profhilo treatment. However, it works particularly well for individuals with signs of ageing skin and who are looking to hydrate, tighten and improve the quality of their skin. It is also very effective for mild to moderate cases of skin laxity and rhytids (fine lines).

2. What is the downtime after Profhilo injections? Are there any side effects?

Recovery time is remarkably short. There are hardly any visible side effects except small “bumps” which will normally subside after a day or so. Patients can usually resume their normal activities immediately after the procedure. Since Profhilo is bio-compatible with your body, your body will be able to metabolize the hyaluronic acid injectable over time.

3. Can I combine Profhilo with other aesthetic treatments?

Yes, Profhilo can be safely and synergistically combined with many other aesthetic treatments such as fillers and even lasers. However, it is always advisable to consult your doctor regarding the treatment sequence for optimal results.

4. What is the treatment protocol for Profhilo?

Profhilo generally requires two treatments, a month apart. Profhilo has the benefit of fewer treatment sessions than conventional fillers. One syringe of Profhilo is used in each treatment, which has a volume of 2cc. The number of treatment sessions can be reduced for patients with more skin laxity.

5. How long will it last?

All good things in life aren’t always permanent and that’s the case with Profhilo. It will last on average of 9 months to a year. It is highly recommended to maintain a rejuvenated complexion is to undergo maintenance treatments of 2 injections, a month apart, in 6 months.

David Loh Surgery – improving appearance, enhancing confidence

Dr. David Loh is the founder of David Loh Surgery, has over 30 years of working experience in the field and specializes in injectable aesthetic treatments. Alongside Dr. David Loh is Dr. Phoon Yi Shan – she is also accredited in aesthetic procedures such as filler injections, Thermage skin tightening treatments and injectables. Together, they run David Loh Surgery and have been helping patients enhance their confidence since 2002.

In addition to various facial and body contouring procedures, David Loh Surgery provides Profhilo treatment as well as other hyaluronic acid fillers. It takes expertise, years of experience, precision and a keen artistic eye for a doctor to help you realize your aesthetic goals. Hence, it is important to do your research thoroughly and consult an accredited doctor or plastic surgeon before proceeding with any aesthetic procedures.

For more information regarding Profhilo or to book a consultation with David Loh Surgery, click here.

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