‘The holy grail of skincare’
Loved by beauty bloggers and journalists, Profhilo® was dubbed the ‘holy grail of skincare’ by Imogen Edwards-Jones of getthegloss.com. “It’s better than looking well rested. The result is a dewy, healthy, slightly plumper looking glow that takes a good five years off your face”. Amber Graafland, from the Daily Mirror is also a fan. “It’s the ultimate skin pick-me-up and perfect for anyone looking for skin that looks dewy, plumper and generally younger. Martine McCutcheon is fan and it’s the treatment beauty industry insiders can’t stop talking about”. So how does it actually work? And what ingredients can really make you look five years younger? Read on to find out the secret behind Profhilo®.
So, how does Profhilo® work?
Unlike other injectable treatments such as dermal filler or anti-wrinkle injections, Profhilo® is a moisturiser. It contains 100% synthetic hyaluronic acid (HA) and the ingredients can work from deep within the skin to rehydrate and plump. This is what makes it far more effective than any topical moisturiser that contains HA. With one of the highest concentrations of HA currently available, it not only boosts and hydrates, but can dramatically reduce fine lines and remodel sagging and ageing skin. It’s relatively painless and the treatment involves two sessions a month apart. Read more here about the treatment.
What is hyaluronic acid?
Hyaluronic acid is a naturally occurring substance found in the body that is responsible for maintaining moisture within our skin and many skincare products contain this active ingredient. Profhilo® has been specially formulated to contain a unique level of synthetic HA which helps to encourage the production of collagen and elastin in the skin and when injected, it stimulates the skin’s natural synthesis of collagen.
How long does Profhilo® last?
Profhilo® lasts in the skin for around 28 days. During this time the stimulation of four different types of collagen and elastin takes place by slowly releasing hyaluronic acid. Within the first few weeks you will see intense hydration, glowing skin and fine lines can disappear! You skin will feel smoother and tighter.
What areas can be treated?
Profhilo® is most commonly used for facial areas including the top of the cheeks, nasolabial fold laughter lines, mouth and chin but can also effectively be used for rejuvenating the neck, décolletage, arms, knees and hands.
How is Profhilo® different to dermal filler?
If you are looking to add volume to specific areas, dermal filler would be the right treatment for you. Profhilo® is not a volumising treatment like dermal filler and isn’t used to enhanced specific areas of the face (e.g. lips and chin). The HA injected is dispersed evenly throughout the face giving you an all-round plumped, firmer appearance.
How is Profhilo® different to anti-wrinkle injections?
Profhilo® isn’t a replacement for anti-wrinkle injections but can be used to compliment it. Think of Profhilo® as a skin quality treatment, for smoother texture, elasticity, and plumpness. If you have crow’s feet or formed lines on the forehead, anti-wrinkle injections may be the best option.
Profhilo® can be combined with either of these treatments to achieve maximum results. Talk to your practitioner about the best course of treatment for you.
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