Collagen – it is the most important and abundant protein source in our body that is vital in keeping us looking young and vibrant.
In fact, it constitutes about 75% of the weight of your skin, and around 30% of your total body protein mass. By the time you are 80, you will actually have 4 times less collagen than you do in your 20s!
There are many different types of collagen, and they all provide vital benefits to the skin, tendons, joints, blood vessels and even scar tissues in our body – especially since it enables our body’s to naturally heal and repair itself.
Unfortunately, the body produces less collagen as we age – which leads to the common signs of aging such as wrinkles and sagging skin. This starts as early as our mid-twenties, and in addition to many other factors; including exposure to sunlight, smoking, pollution and taking in too much sugar in our diet – all leads to the loss of collagen needed for moist, plump and youthful skin.
While there are many ways to boost collagen sources in our body – the fastest and most popular way method has got to be dermal fillers. But did you know that there is now a revolutionary treatment changing the game in the injectables industry?
Known as Profhilo – a.k.a. the “anti-wrinkle treatment of 2019”, Profhilo is based off a unique Hyaluronic Acid (HA) molecule featuring the Hybrid Cooperative Complex (HCC) model.
Providing an innovative approach to reverse the signs of aging, it counteracts skin laxity through a powerful process known as bio-remodelling – and works great on the face, neck, décolleté, arms, hands and knees.
Essentially, Profhilo helps with the bio-remodelling of the collagen and elastin structures in the skin rather than just merely improving volume. The high concentration of HA in Profhilo not also provides an abundance of hydration, but also stimulates the cells to generate 4 types of collagen and elastin in the skin, which in turn triggers the skin’s natural repair process to help with the symptoms of aging and even acne scar removal!
Profhilo vs. Dermal Fillers
While both are effective facial enhancement treatments, it is important to recognize that both of them address very different problems.
What makes Profhilo different from traditional dermal fillers and boosters is that it contains one of the highest concentrations of pure grade HA (32 mg/ml) on the market today. In fact, it is NOT a filler; but instead, a bio-revitaliser which does wonders to the skin overtime.
Studies have shown that HA improves skin hydration and the production of collagen, helps fight free radicals, and even has antibacterial and anti-inflammatory properties that help with wound healing!
While there are many dermal fillers on the market that is also made up of the bio-compatible HA, they are not usually made up of 100% HA, and may contain other ingredients that do not offer as much hydration.
In short, Profhilo is the go-to solution for those looking to deeply hydrate their skin to bring about a more dewy, radiant and plump appearance to their entire face, whereas dermal fillers are generally administered in particular areas to help sculpt the facial structure and boost volume.
Even though Profhilo is mainly used for hydration and to rejuvenated tired skin, it does boost collagen and elastin levels throughout the skin to a certain extent; and thus is viewed as the more holistic solution for youthful, radiant skin.
If you are a low maintenance person, you will also prefer that Profhilo requires less top-ups and maintenance sessions; with longer-lasting results for you to enjoy. There is also a lower chance of undesirable lumps that can often with dermal fillers – its gel-like consistency ensures that it spreads and integrates into the skin naturally overtime.
It is not fair to compare Profhilo and dermal fillers side by side, and both of them should be seen as completely different solutions. However, we have seen dramatic improvements and results when they are used as part of a combination treatment.
At The Clifford Clinic, we provide Profhilo, as well as a range of other anti-aging solutions such as the Edge Fractional CO2 laser – the current gold standard for improving aging skin and acne laser treatment!
- Why Hyaluronic Acid?
Profhilo is made of 100% pure grade HA – a naturally occurring substance which acts like a sponge to hold in moisture and make our skin plump, smooth and hydrated. Given that it is biocompatible with the human body – this makes Profhilo extremely safe to use.
Having hydrated skin also works to slow down the visible loss of volume, firmness and elasticity to reverse the symptoms of aging!
- What does Profhilo treat?
Profhilo works in 2 key ways – treating skin laxity by subtly lifting the skin, and boosting hydration to bring out a flattering, dewy and radiant complexion.
- Are the results natural?
Profhilo treatment results are extremely natural, and the effects builds up overtime so that no one has to know that you got anything done.
- What is the ideal age for Profhilo?
The recommended age range for Profhilo is 40 – 50 years of age, although Profhilo also works well on younger patients starting from the age of 30.