It’s the treatment that has been dubbed “injectable moisturiser” or “the glow injection”, and bookings for Profhilo have doubled across the UK since lockdown started – but is there any wonder?! WFH and being cooped up indoors can leave the skin looking a little lackluster, leaving many of us seeking a treatment that will give us our glow back. In fact, a recent study from Glowday revealed that 27% of UK women feel that lockdown has aged them. So, is Profhilo the solution to your skin problems?
Profhilo is a hyaluronic acid injection that delivers the deepest depths of the skin with a dose of hydration that’s impossible to achieve with topical skincare. To put it simply, it’s skincare that goes beyond the surface. It replaces the moisture lost during the ageing process and renews the skin with a healthy, youthful, dewy glow. We’re hearing more and more women gushing over the dramatic impact Profhilo has had on the quality of their skin – including a large handful of celebrity fans! But is this the right treatment for you?
Hyaluronic acid: the moisture miracle
Recent years have seen skincare evolve dramatically, not only do we know more about anti-ageing ingredients than ever before, but these holy grail ingredients are also more accessible than ever too. One of these ingredients that have become increasingly common in skincare is hyaluronic acid.
Hyaluronic acid is a molecule that occurs naturally in the skin, notable for its ability to attract up to 1000 times its own weight in water. The molecule’s moisture-attracting properties, when added to the skin, can leave skin looking plump and feeling comfortably moisturised. Thus, HA has become a go-to ingredient when it comes to hydrating skincare, especially anti-ageing products.
It’s always more comfortable to have moisturised skin, but as we age it becomes more of a pressing issue. The skin naturally loses collagen, ceramides and elasticity as we age, and thus becomes less hydrated, less plump and forms wrinkles and fine lines. Hyaluronic acid can help hydrate skin and ultimately plump up some of the finer lines. However, the hydrating benefits of HA can only go so far when applied topically…
The evolution of skincare
Although hyaluronic acid is now a popular ingredient in topical skincare, the benefits of applying it topically can seriously vary. In its natural form, hyaluronic acid is too large of a molecule to penetrate the dermis deep enough for long-lasting moisture. Instead, topical HA products tend to sit on the skin’s surface and provide temporary hydration. And in some cases HA’s moisture-attracting properties can cause moisture to be drawn out of the skin and cause the skin to be drier than before.
If you’ve experienced some of the plumping, smoothing (albeit short-lived) results of a hyaluronic acid moisturiser – then imagine the results if HA was able to reach the deepest depths of the dermis? You can now experience this kind of deep, long-lasting moisture that leaves you glowing from the inside out with Profhilo.
What is Profhilo?
Profhilo is an award-winning injectable treatment, described by its innovators as a revolutionary “beneath the skin” hyaluronic acid moisturising treatment. The injectable is made from 100% hyaluronic acid, one of the highest concentrations of HA on the market. The injectable treatment is not only deeply hydrating, but it also works to remodel ageing and sagging skin tissue. For this reason, Profhilo is not only popular for the face, but also the neck, hands, decolletage, arms, knees and even abdomen.
The treatment itself only takes around 10 minutes with 5 injection points into the desired area. Once injected, the Profhilo will provide an immediate hydration boost before continuing over the next four weeks to stimulate elastin, collagen and attract moisture to the deepest layers of the skin.
Profhilo is one in a string of “tweakments” that are continuing to soar in popularity due to how quick and convenient they are. “Tweakment” is the new nickname for less invasive, more subtle alternatives to cosmetic surgery, and Profhilo couldn’t be a better example of a quick and easy treatment that can have a truly transformative effect.
What results can you expect?
When it comes to Profhilo, the results really do speak for themselves. Take a look at any before and after and you’ll be impressed by how the overall quality of the skin has visibly transformed. Profhilo hydrates and retextures the skin in a way that is much longer lasting than any skincare, resulting in smooth, plump, dewy, glowing skin. Crepey lines on the face, neck and chest are visibly smoothed, accordion lines are plumped and the marionette area is firmed up. Unlike other injectables such as filler and anti-wrinkle injections, Profhilo simply stimulates the skin’s natural processes – resulting in you still looking like you! Although, it will also help other injectables to look better and last longer too.
How Profhilo compares to other injectables
Both Profhilo and dermal filler use the same component, hyaluronic acid, however they both work very differently and offer distinctly different results. The key difference between Profhilo and dermal fillers is that dermal filler is typically used to enhance a specific area such as the lips, jaw or cheeks. The hyaluronic acid is merged with other components and it does not usually migrate to other areas of the skin. Whereas Profhilo is made of 100% hyaluronic acid, an entirely naturally-occurring skin substance that blends seamlessly into the skin and disperses throughout the surrounding areas to improve overall skin quality in the target area.
Profhilo works to treat the skin from the inside out, improving texture, bounce, plumpness and elasticity. It’s smooth gel-like texture allows the injectable to distribute evenly without forming any lumps, unlike fillers which have more of a risk of lumps. For this reason, Profhilo can be used to treat areas that are hard to treat with dermal fillers, such as the neck or forehead.
Profhilo is widely considered to be a revolutionary treatment in the world of injectables, bridging the gap between skincare and cosmetic injectables. In many ways, it is more like skincare than a cosmetic enhancement, making it an attractive option for those who want to age gracefully and continue looking like themselves.
The cost of Profhilo will vary for each individual depending on your needs, who you go to and where the clinic is. Here at Hunar Clinic, our prices for one Profhilo treatment start at £270, and the price of two Profhilo treatments starts at £500. You can get a more specific idea of the price of your treatment by booking a consultation with Dr Prerna Mittal.
Where to get Profhilo London & UK
As with all injectable treatments, it is vital that you pay close attention to who you go to for your treatment. Unlike in other countries, the UK does not regulate who can perform injectable treatments, which means the quality of your results can vary vastly depending on who you go to. Although many injectables are non-permanent and reversible, you can avoid the risk of unpleasant results by seeing a qualified practitioner.
Hunar Clinic is a doctor-led clinic that offers groundbreaking aesthetic solutions, such as the increasingly popular Profhilo. Located in Gerrards Cross, just a short 25-minute train journey from London’s Marylebone, Hunar is a convenient place to go to for Profhilo treatments from Harley Street experts in a luxurious setting.