Profhilo or Dermal Fillers: What’s the Difference?

By Florence Goulbourne

Profhilo is made from hyaluronic acid (HA), however, it varies widely from traditional HA dermal fillers like REVOLAX and other market-leading brands. The biggest difference is that Profhilo is not a cross-linked filler. No BDDE has been used as a crosslinking agent to stabilise the product and make it last longer within the body. Instead, Profhilo is thermally stabilised which fuses the molecules together and creates a unique complex consisting of HA. This special manufacturing process makes the product more suitable for larger areas.

How does Profhilo work?

The filler does not add a noticeable amount of volume to the face, but instead spreads out under the skin like an injectable moisturiser. Deep skin treatments delivered traditionally with five injections on either side of the face.

The filler stimulates the collagen and elastin production which tightens the complexion and stores water under the skin. This results in smoother and glowing skin. Main areas of the face may experience a little lift from the injections after the filler has spread out evenly under the skin.

How is Profhilo different to HA dermal fillers?

Unlike regular HA dermal fillers, Profhilo is recommended to be injected twice one month apart as the initial treatment. Follow up treatments to maintain the results are estimated for every three to six months. Regular HA dermal fillers can last up to 18 months after one treatment.

Another difference to traditional dermal fillers is the downtime. Clients may experience up to two days of downtime after a Profhilo treatment due to the nature of the product. After being injected, the filler stays in a small bump under the skin and will spread out and disappear within hours. Depending on the client, this can take up to 48 hours. If the standard injection technique of five injections for each face half is followed, the client will leave the clinic with ten small bumps.

The main difference between Profhilo and HA dermal fillers like REVOLAX is the area of treatment. Regular dermal fillers are used to enhance a specific area of the face or treat one small part. Profhilo can be seen as an injectable skincare product which will help the skin glow, smooth out little imperfections and provide overall hydrated, healthy skin.

Both Profhilo and HA dermal fillers have their areas of application and purposes. While HA dermal fillers add volume and change the shape of facial features, Profhilo spreads out to plump up a larger area slightly and treat the skin from within. Depending on the client’s wants and needs, both dermal fillers offer great results.

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