When clients request wrinkle injections, they’re usually referring to dermal fillers, which are hyaluronic acid fillers that smooth lines by plumping up the skin.
Last year however, a new type of wrinkle injection entered the market called Profhilo. This product is also a hyaluronic acid but, unlike regular dermal fillers, it treats loose skin and improves sagging by tightening wrinkles rather than just filling them.
The science behind
Profhilo is a natural hyaluronic acid that doesn’t contain butanediol diglycidyl ether (BDDE) which is a synthetic chemical in dermal fillers. Over the years, BDDE is safe when used in fillers, however, Profhilo doesn’t contain this chemical and is free from additives and impurities. This means it may appeal to clients wary of having injections that contain synthetic chemicals. As the product is a balanced hyaluronic acid, it offers greater safety and a reduced risk of side-effects compared to injectable wrinkle treatments that contain synthetic chemicals.
Why isn’t Profhilo classed as a dermal filler?
As this product doesn’t add volume to the skin as regular dermal fillers do. Instead of plumping up the skin, it restores the body’s natural hyaluronic acid, decreasing with age, leaving the skin looking tighter and rejuvenated.
How does Profhilo work?
Whereas fillers treat wrinkles by increasing volume to smooth out creases, it doesn’t increase volume. Instead it improves the elasticity of the skin, therefore treating wrinkles and improving tissue quality, rather than simply filling wrinkles.
But Profhilo stimulates the production of collagen and elastin to renew the skin from within. This way, it restores skin hydration, laxity and tone in a process that has been described as ‘bio-remodelling’.
Where can it be used on the body?
It can be used to successfully treat skin laxity in the following areas:
- Face – in particular the cheeks (malar region), below the cheeks (sub-malar region), lines around the lips (perioral lines) and marionette lines (the lines that extend downwards from the corners of the mouth)
The effects of the treatment last for around six months and include increased firmness, improved elasticity and improved skin texture, as well. Amazing results can be achieved with as little as two sessions, which should take place around four weeks apart. Also, to maintain the benefits of the treatment we recommend to have top up treatments.
What are the side-effects?
Common side-effects of Profhilo are similar to other types of fillers and include mild bruising and swelling. Very rarely, side-effects can include allergic reaction, infection and nerve damage.
Profhilo at Health & Aesthetics
As it is a new product, practitioners administering it need to have completed specific training on this injectable. Dr Rekha has attended a dedicated training to administer Profhilo and therefore the treatment is now available at health + aesthetics.
Should you have any questions about this ground-breaking treatment, speak to the Health & Aesthetics team today on 01252 933133 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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