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Understanding Profhilo – Questions Answered from Skin Expert Julie Scott

Understanding Profhilo – Questions Answered from Skin Expert Julie Scott

10 facts about Profhilo

Understanding Profhilo: A Revolutionary Skin Treatment

In the evolving landscape of aesthetic medicine, Profhilo has emerged as a groundbreaking treatment that offers a unique approach to skin rejuvenation. Unlike traditional fillers and Botox, Profhilo’s innovative formulation and method of action cater to those seeking a natural and holistic improvement in their skin’s quality. In this blog, we will delve into the differences between Profhilo, fillers, and Botox, explore why Profhilo cannot currently be used on the forehead with traditional techniques, and explain the necessity of its two-session treatment protocol. We’ll also address common post-treatment reactions to give you a comprehensive understanding of this revolutionary skin treatment.

How Does Profhilo Differ from Fillers?

Profhilo stands out from traditional dermal fillers due to its unique composition, action, injection technique, and treatment objectives. Unlike fillers that typically contain hyaluronic acid with chemical cross-linking agents to create volume and structure, Profhilo is made from a highly purified hyaluronic acid that combines both high and low molecular weights, thermally bonded without chemical cross-linking. This composition allows Profhilo to disperse evenly under the skin, promoting collagen and elastin production across the treatment area.

The BAP (Bio Aesthetic Points) technique used for administering Profhilo involves just five strategic injection points on each side of the face, designed to maximise the spread and effect of the product within the dermal layers. In contrast, traditional fillers are injected more variably and directly into specific areas to sculpt and define facial contours or replace lost volume.

Profhilo is considered the ultimate undetectable injectable, subtly regenerating the skin to enhance its natural appearance by providing a youthful glow without making significant volume additions or dramatic changes to facial contours. The effects of Profhilo treatments generally last around six months, with less frequent maintenance needed compared to some other filler treatments. This makes Profhilo an excellent choice for those seeking a less invasive, more natural-looking enhancement to their skin’s elasticity and vibrancy.

How Does Profhilo Differ from Botox?

Profhilo and Botulinum Toxin (commonly known by the brand Botox) serve distinct purposes in aesthetic medicine, each addressing different aspects of aging and skin enhancement. Profhilo is a skin bio-remodelling treatment that utilises hyaluronic acid to enhance skin hydration, elasticity, and firmness by stimulating the production of collagen and elastin to improve overall skin quality.

Botox, on the other hand, is a neuromodulator that temporarily relaxes facial muscles, targeting wrinkles caused by muscle movements such as frown lines and crow’s feet. While Profhilo improves skin texture and tone across areas like the face, neck, and hands, Botox is injected into specific muscles where dynamic wrinkles appear. The results from Profhilo are generally subtler, focusing on rejuvenating the skin to make it look smoother, plumper, and more radiant, whereas Botox reduces the appearance of wrinkles and lines with noticeable changes in muscle activity.

Both treatments require periodic maintenance to sustain their effects—Profhilo typically lasts around six months, whereas Botox may need reapplication every 3-4 months. Profhilo is often favored for its natural-looking enhancement and gradual improvement of skin quality, whereas Botox offers a significant reduction in wrinkles with noticeable changes in muscle activity.

For more information about Botox, visit our Botox page.

Why Can’t You Inject on Your Forehead at the Moment?

Profhilo has innovated its application for the forehead with a specialised cannula technique, tailored for advanced practitioners. This approach is specifically designed to address the unique anatomical challenges of the forehead, reducing risks like product migration and vascular complications associated with traditional needle injections.

This method not only smooths fine lines and fills temple hollows but also enhances skin quality by targeting hydration, collagen, and elastin stimulation. It rejuvenates dry, sun-damaged skin, extending Profhilo’s versatility in aesthetic medicine to include safer and more effective treatment options for previously challenging areas.

Why Do You Need Two Sessions?

Profhilo is typically administered in two sessions spaced about 3-to-4 weeks apart to ensure optimal results. The reason for this two-step approach is based on how Profhilo works within the skin to stimulate bio-remodelling and collagen production.

During the first session, Profhilo begins the process of integrating into the skin, starting the stimulation of collagen and elastin which enhances hydration and elasticity. This initial treatment sets the foundation for tissue improvement and begins the bio-stimulation and bio-remodelling process.

The second session builds on the initial results, further enhancing the concentration of hyaluronic acid in the skin. This reinforcement ensures a more prolonged and sustained stimulation of collagen and elastin production. By having two treatments, the skin receives a more significant boost in these vital proteins, leading to more pronounced and lasting improvements in skin tone, texture, hydration, and overall firmness.

This staged approach allows the skin to gradually adapt and respond to the treatment, ensuring that the remodelling process is progressive and builds upon the initial enhancements achieved from the first treatment. To maintain these benefits and the integrity of the skin, patients typically engage in ongoing maintenance treatments with Profhilo, preserving the rejuvenated appearance and supporting long-term skin health.

Why Do You Get Little ‘Mosquito Bites’ Post Treatment?

The small bumps that appear like mosquito bites post-Profhilo treatment are a normal and temporary reaction. These bumps are the result of the injection technique used and the nature of the product itself. Profhilo is injected superficially just beneath the skin using a technique designed to maximise its dispersal and effectiveness in stimulating collagen and elastin production across a broad area.

Because Profhilo is a highly concentrated hyaluronic acid product, it initially remains in small, localised deposits at the injection sites. These deposits cause visible bumps, which are simply the product settling into the skin. Over the next 24 to 48 hours, Profhilo begins to spread and integrate more fully into the skin’s tissue, and these bumps will naturally dissipate.

The bumps are an indication that the product is precisely placed and will soon begin its work of hydrating the skin from within and promoting the formation of new collagen and elastin fibers. This process enhances skin quality holistically, improving its texture, volume, and overall appearance over time.

Summing up!

Profhilo represents a significant advancement in the field of aesthetic medicine, offering a unique and natural approach to skin rejuvenation. By understanding the differences between Profhilo, fillers, and Botox, and recognising the importance of the two-session protocol, patients can make informed decisions about their skincare treatments. The temporary post-treatment bumps are a small price to pay for the long-term benefits of enhanced skin quality and youthful appearance.

For more details and to book a consultation, visit our Profhilo page. If you’re interested in other treatments, check out our Fillers and Botox pages. Enhance your natural beauty with the latest in aesthetic medicine.

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