What is Profhilo?
Profhilo treatment is a hyaluronic acid (HA) injectable which originates in Italy and has been well received in Europe since 2015. Backed by extensive research and many positive reviews, Profhilo has finally gained Health Sciences Authority (Singapore) approval in 2020. It has now become a popular choice of aesthetics treatment in Singapore.
How does Profhilo work?
Profhilo is commonly known as “逆時針” in mandarin or “Time Reversing Injection”. It is a bio-stimulating injectable which is used for skin rejuvenation, hydration and collagen production. Unlike other bio-stimulators, Profhilo can stimulates 4 types of collagen and delivers HA to the different layers of our skin. It also kick start our tissue repair process, which helps to improve acne scars in our skin.
Although Profhilo comprises of both low and high molecular weight hyaluronic acid. The structure and composition of the HA found in Profhilo is different from that of dermal fillers and skin boosters. The amount of HA found in Profhilo is 5 times more than those found in skin boosters, therefore making it one of the most effective ways to deliver intense hydration to the skin. It’s soft and self-distributing nature makes it ideal for patients who wants to see faster lifting results than HIFU*. With Profhilo, there is also shorter downtime (5 Bio Aesthetic Points on each side of the face), as compared to the tiny bumps seen in Arium Perfect Trio Injection.
*Disclaimer: Patients may still benefit from a combination of Profhilo and HIFU treatment if moderate to severe skin laxity is present.
Profhilo injection can also be performed on the neck, back of the hands, arms and elbows and abdomen to provide hydration and lifting effect.
Benefits seen in patients who have undergone Profhilo treatment include: improved skin hydration, more elastic and firmer skin, improved acne scars.
To find out if you are a suitable candidate for Profhilo treatment, you can first have an assessment with our doctor.
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Frequently Asked Questions
Who is suitable for Profhilo treatment?
It is suitable for patients with signs of ageing skin looking to hydrate, tighten and improve the quality of their skin.
How is the procedure performed?
We will apply numb cream to your cleansed face for about 15 minutes. After that, our doctor will then perform 5 injection points on each side of the face using a fine needle. The procedure is generally well tolerated by most patients.
Is there any downtime to this procedure?
You will see 10 bumps on the face for 1-2 days. The swelling should subside by day 3 or so. Some patients may experience mild bruising at some injection sites. This is usually temporary and should heal within a few days.
What should I look out after the procedure?
You can continue with your skincare routine as per normal. After the injection, keep the skin clean and avoid makeup for one day. You can start to use makeup to conceal the injection marks from the second day. We will review your skin in 2-4 weeks’ time.
When will I see improvement in my skin?
You will start to see your skin improving after the first injection. Your skin will feel more hydrated and firmer at around 3-4 weeks. Generally, your fine lines, skin elasticity and natural lifting effect will be more noticeable after repeat injection.
How often do I need to repeat the treatment?
It is recommended to complete a course of 2 treatments with an interval of 3-4 weeks between sessions, followed by a treatment every 6 months for best results.