Among skin tightening laser treatments and Botoxprocedures, dermal fillers still look like something new. However,the first rejuvenating injectables were introduced in the 1800s,and now, more than 200 years later, there is quite a wide range tochoose from.
One of these products is Profhilo. But how exactly is it differentfrom other fillers? What are its pros and cons? Today, thesequestions will be answered.
WhatIs Dermal Filler?
When topical moisturizers don’t bring the desired result, peoplemay try injectable ones. There is a variety of fillers availablefor purchase. Their formulations are different, but the majority ofrejuvenating hybrid complexes are based on high andlow-molecular-weight hyaluronic acid (HA).
Its molecules attract water from the surrounding tissues, providingskin hydration and elasticity, reducing fine lines and wrinkles.HA treatments also improve collagen and elastin formation thatdecreases as a person ages.
How to Apply It?
Before the procedure, a doctor applies lidocaine to the treatmentareas to numb the possible pain from the injection. Sometimes,lidocaine is already present in the formula, so additionalanesthesia won’t be needed.
Dermal fillers are delivered with a fine needle into the innerlayers of the skin. Once there, the solution needs some time tosettle, but the first effect appears on the skin surfaceimmediately.
How Long Do Dermal Fillers Last?
On average, 1-8 treatment sessions are required to achieve thedesired look, depending on the area injected and the formula used.The recovery is fast, and the results remain even for 3-24months.
What Is Profhilo Treatment?
Profhilo is a relatively new product on the market that targetsinevitable signs of aging. This filler treatment also relies on theability of hyaluronic acid to release collagen and elastin in thebody cells, improving the overall skin quality.
When Is It Used?
Profhilo treatment is injected in the neck, face, knees, hands, andcleavage. Also, it’s possible to deliver Profhilo under eyes toreduce fine lines around them. The used HA is purified and highlyconcentrated, so the injections are primarily targeted at peoplewho wish to hydrate their skin and achieve a youthful glow.
The procedure is the same as with other filler injectabletreatments.
How Long Does Profhilo Last?
Profhilo’s results remain even for up to 6 months. The techniquerequires undergoing 2 sessions 4 weeks apart, 5-10 injection pointseach. Usually, the peak effect is achieved within 7-14 days.
How Is Profhilo Different from Other Skin Boosters?
Despite being a dermal filler, Profhilo still has its uniqueproperties that deserve to be listed:
- Unlike other fillers, the consistency of Profhilo is runny, whichallows it to spread under the skin more easily;
- Profhilo solution spreads across the whole face, while otherfillers stay in the treated area. For some people, it’s a benefit,but for those who want to treat only a specific area it can be adisadvantage;
- The concentrations of hyaluronic acid vary from one formula toanother, and Profhilo has the highest one. It provides strongerhydration but fails to provide maximum benefits of amino acids,minerals, enzymes, and vitamins;
- The high hyaluronic acid concentration provides better hydrationbut makes Profhilo less effective in restoring volume loss thansome other injections.
Side Effects and Contraindications
Profhilo treatment can cause the same skin reactions as otherdermal fillers:
- Allergic response, etc.
Consequently, contraindications for these aesthetics treatments arealso shared:
- Skin infection in the injection site area;
- Hypersensitivity to the ingredients;
- Weak immune system;
- Bleeding disorders;
- Pregnancy and breastfeeding, and others.
Before opting for either Profhilo or other filler injections,candidates must consult their healthcare providers.
To Sum Up
However, Profhilo can’t be called the best among skinbiorevitalisation products, because there is no first among equals.While it can benefit people struggling with dry skin and wrinkles,other solutions are also worth consideration, and a dermatologistmay help to make the best choice.