What is Profhilo and How Does it Compare to Popular Fillers

A woman is receiving a Botox profhilo injection at Skinney Medspa in New York City.

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Profhilo is a revolutionary injectable treatment that has been making waves in the world of anti-aging prevention since its inception in 2015. This skin booster is often called an “injectable moisturizer” for the skin thanks to its ability to provide lasting, deep skin hydration.

Profhilo is made up of pure, concentrated hyaluronic acid (HA). Its main objective is stimulating collagen and elastin production, two essential proteins for maintaining healthy and youthful skin. In addition to hydration, this injectable also improves skin texture and firmness.

Currently, HA is the most popular dermal filler used to replace volume loss due to aging. Over the past decades, different HA fillers have been created, each with different characteristics. These include factors such as the gel thickness, gel hardness, gel consistency, total HA concentration, and duration of presence in the skin.

Like dermal fillers, Profhilo significantly impacts aging skin and the long-term aging process. Although Profhilo and dermal fillers are both made of the same ingredient, they differ in terms of results, duration, and cost.

Wondering how Profhilo compares to popular dermal fillers? Keep reading to learn about the benefits of Profhilo injectable treatments and decide if this popular skin booster is right for you.

What is Profhilo

Profhilo is an injectable treatment that improves skin health and rejuvenates the skin. It contains a high concentration of hyaluronic acid, a substance that naturally occurs in the skin. Hyaluronic acid helps to hydrate and plump up the skin.

When you inject Profhilo into the skin, it spreads out and hydrates the skin from within. It also stimulates the production of collagen and elastin, which are proteins that help to keep the skin firm and elastic. Over time, the skin becomes plump and firm, and the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles decreases. Profhilo treatment usually involves a series of injections over a period of time, and the results can last for several months.

Overall, Profhilo is a versatile and effective treatment that can address multiple skin concerns, leaving you with smoother, firmer, and more radiant skin.

Understanding Profhilo

During the aging process, lines and wrinkles become deeper. The skin loses its elasticity and radiance. This is due to a mix of environmental elements and lifestyle factors like sun exposure, drinking, and smoking. Thanks to the way Profhilo stimulates natural collagen and elastin production, this injectable can do wonders for anti-aging prevention. Aside from increasing skin hydration, it enhances skin health by correcting uneven skin tone and texture. Profhilo also dramatically improves skin’s firmness and plumpness, making it less prone to fine lines and wrinkles. This is thanks to how the injectable stimulates natural collagen and elastin production.

At a Profhilo treatment session, we inject the skin booster a few millimeters under the skin’s surface. We administer about five injections to each side of the face. This allows the hyaluronic acid to expand evenly throughout the skin. The injections hydrate the skin cells and stimulate collagen and elastin production. As a result, this helps soften wrinkles and fine lines. It also helps firm the face and improves elasticity over time. The skin’s radiance increases Three weeks after the initial Profhilo dose, and the tone and texture improve. The entire procedure takes under ten minutes to complete.

We recommend at least two treatments a month apart to see optimal results. Full benefits are not visible until two to three weeks following the second treatment session. The more hydrated the skin, the higher the chance of collagen production. Therefore, getting a second Profhilo dose is crucial to hydrating skin.

After a patient has their first two treatments, we encourage a follow-up treatment every six months. This will ensure you gain the long-term benefits of Profhilo. Consistency is key to getting the most out of Profhilo. We tailor a treatment plan for each patient according to their degree of aging.

It’s important to remember that Profhilo’s hyaluronic acid makeup is different from that of dermal fillers. Profhilo is a skin-boosting treatment that focuses on improving skin health and does not add volume. Specifically, Profhilo focuses on improving skin quality and hydration. Dermal fillers, on the other hand, add volume and shape to specific areas of the face. Additionally, Profhilo’s benefits can last longer than traditional dermal fillers.

What Are The Benefits of Profhilo?

Profhilo is a revolutionary skin treatment that offers numerous benefits. Firstly, it contains a high concentration of hyaluronic acid, which helps to hydrate and plump the skin, reducing the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. This results in a more youthful and radiant complexion. Profhilo also improves skin elasticity and firmness, giving the skin a tighter appearance.

Other benefits of Profhilo include:

  • Improves skin tone and texture
  • Smooths and firms the skin
  • Improves skin laxity of the face, neck, and body
  • Reduces the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles
  • Hydrates and plumps the skin
  • Stimulates collagen and elastin production
  • Improves dull, lackluster skin
  • Delivers a more youthful and radiant complexion
  • Improves skin elasticity
  • No downtime
  • Quick, painless procedure
  • Long-lasting results

What Areas Can You Treat With Profhilo?

Profhilo is commonly known for treating the face. However, the skin booster can also target other areas of the body to provide deep hydration and skin remodeling.

These areas include:

  • Neck
  • Décolleté
  • Inner arms
  • Hands
  • Knees
  • Stomach

Additionally, Profhilo Body is also available for patients looking to combat dry, crepey skin and achieve lasting hydration. It improves skin laxity in the different body areas, particularly the abdomen and inner arms.

Is Profhilo Safe?

Yes, Profhilo skin booster is safe. The injectable has been on the market since 2015. However, as with any cosmetic injectable, there is always a risk of side effects such as redness, swelling, or bruising. In a case study examining over 40,000 patients treated with Profhilo, only 12 adverse reactions were reported. Swelling, edema, and redness were some of the most frequently observed reactions, none of which were considered serious.*

To reduce your chances of bruising, refrain from drinking alcohol for 24 hours before or after injection. Additionally, blood thinning medications, as well as Omega-3 vitamins and anti-inflammatory drugs, for a few days before and after treatment. You can also use Arnica topical cream or tablets a few days before and after treatment to combat bruising further. It is important to consult with a qualified healthcare professional before undergoing any skin treatment. If you have a bleeding disorder or have unrealistic aesthetic expectations, you should discuss this with your provider before any treatment.

Profhilo vs Dermal Fillers

Profhilo skin booster is an injectable skincare treatment that provides hydration and improves overall skin quality. While it is similar to dermal fillers in that both are made up of hyaluronic acid, Profhilo differs from dermal fillers because it does not add volume or shape to specific face areas. Instead, it works to hydrate the skin from within.

Dermal fillers specifically add volume and fullness to areas of the face that have lost elasticity or have lines and wrinkles. Dermal fillers enhance facial features and add shape and lift to areas such as the lips, cheeks, or jawline.

Additionally, Profhilo is made of concentrated hyaluronic acid with a thinner, more watery consistency. Dermal fillers, on the other hand, contain hyaluronic acid that has a thicker, gel-like consistency. Profhilo spreads under the skin while dermal fillers remain in place.

In terms of application, we inject Profhilo skin booster in a series of 2 treatments. We space these treatments out over a period of 4 weeks to gradually improve the skin’s hydration and overall quality. We recommend maintenance treatments to maintain results. On the other hand, we use dermal fillers for specific areas of the face. Dermal fillers provide more immediate results with maintenance treatments every 6 to 18 months.

Profhilo vs Botox

Profhilo skin booster and Botox neurotoxin are both injectable treatments that improve the appearance of the skin, but they work in different ways. Profhilo differs from neurotoxins such as Botox, Dysport, and Xeomin. The main difference between Profhilo and neurotoxins is their mechanism of action. Profhilo works to improve overall skin quality and hydration. It stimulates collagen production and improves skin elasticity, resulting in a more youthful and hydrated appearance. Profhilo does not paralyze the muscles like Botox, making it a more natural-looking option for skin rejuvenation.

Botox specifically targets muscle movement to reduce wrinkles. It does this by blocking nerve signals in the muscles, causing them to relax and reducing the appearance of wrinkles and fine lines. We use Botox to treat dynamic wrinkles, which are caused by repeated muscle movements, such as frown lines and crow’s feet.

Overall, Profhilo focuses on improving skin quality and hydration, while Botox targets muscle movement to reduce wrinkles.

What Are the Side Effects of Profhilo?

Profhilo has little side effects. The body metabolizes the hyaluronic acid completely. Common side effects of Profhilo are minor and include slight bruising, swelling, tenderness, and discoloration at the injection sites. However, these symptoms are temporary and go away on their own. Adverse side effects* are rare but include:

  • Hematomas
  • Ecchymosis
  • Temporary skin reactions

There is little to no downtime, but avoiding intense workouts after the treatment is recommended. Patients are also advised to avoid anti-inflammatory medications and alcohol 24 hours before the procedure.

Who is a Candidate for Profhilo?

Profhilo is suitable for men and women of all skin types who are showing signs of skin aging. Those looking to boost skin quality and hydration are ideal candidates for Profhilo. The injectable effectively targets lax, loose skin, fine lines, wrinkles, and loss of firmness and elasticity. This is typically seen in individuals in their late 30s and above. Additionally, post-menopausal women in their late 50s and older will benefit significantly from Profhilo. The skin booster improves the quality of lackluster skin, helps with elasticity, and replaces collagen lost during menopause.

How Much Does Profhilo Cost in New York City?

The cost of Profhilo injections varies. Factors such as the amount of product you need, the injector’s experience and expertise, and where you live all contribute to the overall price. Currently, one dose of Profhilo can range from $250-$400, and a full treatment costs anywhere from $500-$800 for each area of the body.

Is Profhilo Right For You?

Before getting a Profhilo treatment, tell your injector if you have any known allergies or if you are taking any medications, over-the-counter drugs, or herbal supplements. To be a good candidate for skin boosters like Profhilo, you should be over 18 years of age and looking to improve the quality of your skin. You may not be a good candidate for Profhilo injectable treatments if you:

  • Are currently pregnant or breastfeeding
  • Have blood-clotting problems
  • Have unrealistic expectations

Try Profhilo in NYC

Profhilo is a fantastic option to consider if you want to improve your skin quality, boost hydration, or achieve an overall glow. You can learn more about how this skin booster can combat dullness, fine lines, and wrinkles and help smooth and firm your skin by contacting SKINNEY Medspa. We are proud to offer this game-changing Profhilo injectable to patients in New York City.

Schedule your free consultation at SKINNEY Medspa to find out more about this popular beauty treatment and how it boosts collagen and elastin production by calling (305) 717-7576. Speak with one of our skin experts about this safe, non-invasive treatment and determine if Profhilo is right for you. We can’t wait to introduce you to this exclusive skin booster and get your skin glowing in no time!

SOURCES:

1. Safety Assessment of High- and Low-Molecular-Weight Hyaluronans (Profhilo®) as Derived from Worldwide Postmarketing Data. Biomed Res Int. 2020 Jun.

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