PROFHILO®: A Promising Injectable Category To Fill The Gaps
February 4, 2020
Those in their quest for maintaining youthful, vibrant skin often find it hard to do so simply by taking topical and oral supplements.
While there is no doubt that a healthy diet and regular exercise is the key to amazing skin – there is only so much that one can do with a hectic schedule.
Before, there was plastic surgery – but patients are now looking for less invasive treatments, or in-office “tweakments” that require minimal downtime –essentially achieving much more, with less.
Thankfully, technology advancements has allowed for such injectables to be available in the market today – long gone are the days of puffy, unnatural-looking faces caused by excessive fillers and Botox.
Profhilo is the name – a powerful injectable that has recently garnered a lot of attention from the press, doctors and loyal patients who swear by the treatment!
The basis of Profhilo
Profhilo is a patented, innovative approach to anti-ageing that encourages the skin to undergo regeneration. A group of Swiss biologists are the pioneers behind Profhilo – with decades of unique experience working in pharmaceutical research and technology – specifically based on hyaluronic acid (HA).
It is well-known that the secret to youthful, vibrant skin is the presence of collagen, elastin and adipocytes – vital substances that start to decrease as we age.
This leads to the emergence of the major symptoms of skin ageing, including wrinkles, skin laxity and tired, lacklustre skin.
A potent ingredient that can help to replenish and promote collagen synthesis in the skin and body is HA – a humectant that attracts and holds up to 1,000 times its own weight in hydration!
The problem is – most HA-based products used in aesthetic medicine are based on chemical cross-linking that, although does the job – often changes and modifies the behaviour of HA – something that is counterproductive and not ideal.
This is what makes Profhilo so unique – its novel, patented technology is largely based on the concept of bio-remodelling – with no chemical cross-linking that takes place in its production!
The unique characteristics of Profhilo
Offering one of the highest concentrations of HA in the market (64mg/2ml) – Profhilo contains a mixture of 32mg of low molecular HA (L-HA) and 32mg of high molecular HA (H-HA) that is combined using NAHYCO Technology to create the only Hybrid Cooperative Complex HA.
Don’t be confused just yet – what this means is that it is both stable and long-lasting – acting to stimulate collagen and elastin in the body to improve skin laxity.
In addition, the 100% pure HA compound is completely safe to inject into the body – in fact, clinical testing has shown no negative side effects of the injection, with one of the highest safety ratings in the industry and high patient satisfaction1!
What Profhilo does
The key advantage of Profhilo is driving hydration – and its ability to encourage remodelling in multiple layers of the face. Its extensive spreadability and low inflammatory response allows you to enjoy the pro-healing benefits throughout the day, and also lowers the risk of adverse effects2.
Rather than filling your face in specific areas, or disabling facial muscles – Profhilo works with your tissues to stimulate positive reactions throughout your natural skin renewal cycle.
What Profhilo doesn’t do
Despite the plethora of benefits that Profhilo offers – it is important to note that it is primarily a bio-remodelling injectable, and should not be considered as an alternative to traditional fillers. If you are looking to plump up your face or dramatically alter the structure of your face – you are still better off using dermal fillers.
The treatment process
Profhilo also uses the BAP (Bio Aesthetic Points) Technique – which involves 5 injections on the most receptive areas on each side of the face. This is so as to maximize HA diffusing across the entire face to stimulate collagen, elastin, and boost hydration over a longer period of time.
When Profhilo is combined with BAP Technique, what you can expect is a tightening action that has been shown to have a positive effect on facial volume3, as well as a significant improvement in skin hydration and skin elasticity after one and two treatments respectively4.
Just 2 sessions (1-month apart) is all you need to enjoy a smoother, more hydrated skin that lasts up to 9-12 months! The HA is slowly released into the body and broken down, which is why results are gradual instead of instant.
The best part is – Profhilo can be combined with other aesthetic treatments, including laser treatment for surgical scars to deliver optimal results.
As Profhilo is now available in Singapore, there is no better time to reap the benefits from this new-class injectable!
Where to get Profhilo
Not only is Profhilo a magnet of hydration that improves overall skin quality, it also works great on multiple areas, including the face, neck and body!
Due to its unique characteristics – Profhilo is recommended for a wide range of patients, both young and old – especially for those entering their 30s, to those in their 50s.
Dr Angeline Yong at Angeline Yong Dermatology (AYD) is proud to be one of the first clinics to offer Profhilo in Singapore! With a passion in providing individualized, bespoke and comprehensive treatments for various dermatological concerns – you can put your face in good hands with the appointed regional opinion leader for Profhilo.
Key to any Profhilo treatment is getting it done with a specialist dermatologist that knows what he or she is doing. Seeing that Profhilo is a multi-level treatment that requires a series of injections – it is critical that your doctor reaches the correct level; go too deep or too shallow and it won’t work.
At our dermatology clinic, we offer a range of FDA-approved fillers, including Profhilo to help you achieve a youthful, enviable glow in just 2 sessions! With Dr Angeline, you can be sure your treatment is effective, comfortable, and personalized throughout!
1. Rodriguez Abascal M. et al. Facial bioremodeling by intradermal injection of a stabilized hybrid complex of high and low molecular weight hyaluronic acid: prospective study on 30 patients. Eur Aesth Plast Surg J 2015; 5(2): 124-131.
2. Laurino C, Palmieri B, Coacci A. Efficacy, safety, and tolerance of a new injection technique for high- and low-molecular-weight hyaluronic acid hybrid complexes. Eplasty. 2015;E46:427–437.
3. Sparavigna A, Tenconi B: Efficacy and tolerance of an injectable medical device containing stable hybrid cooperative complexes of high- and low-molecular-weight hyaluronic acid: a monocentric 16 weeks open-label evaluation. Clin Cosmet Investig Dermatol 2016; 9: 297-305.
4. Beatini A. et al. Hyaluronic acid hybrid cooperative complexes and the BAP (Bio Aesthetic Points) technique: the new edge in biorejuvenation. Aesthetic Medicine 2016; 2(2).