Dermal fillers and Profhilo are both made of hyaluronic acid but they are used for different purposes. While fillers include other elements in the formula and have a gel-like consistency, Profhilo is a purified liquid that flows easily through the skin to treat the whole face. Here’s what we think you might like to know about the two treatments, so you can make the right choice for you:
Fillers are for facial contouring
The main purpose of dermal fillers is to reshape areas of the face. While some want a stronger chin and clearer jawline, others wish to hide a bump in the nose and opt for non-surgical rhinoplasty. Profhilo is not designed for this purpose.
Profhilo is for intensive facial rejuvenation
The feature that makes Profhilo so popular is its high concentration of hyaluronic acid. Hyaluronic acid occurs naturally in the body and is essential for the production of collagen and elastin. That production slows as we age, resulting in wrinkles and sagging skin, but an injection of Profhilo floods the face with hyaluronic acid, stimulating new production of collagen and elastin and healing the skin from within. Dermal fillers have this effect too, but not to the same extent and only in a localised way.
Profhilo reaches the parts other treatments can’t reach
Fillers are designed to stay put, because of their volumising and contouring application. You wouldn’t want your chin filler to climb halfway up your face, after all. Because it’s a liquid, Profhilo can flow through the layers of the skin, treating the whole face with its restorative properties. Fillers have to be injected in every place you want them to have an impact, but Profhilo will get there on its own.
Profhilo can be used to treat different parts of the body
Though Profhilo is most commonly used to rejuvenate the skin of the face, it can also restore the youthful appearance of skin on the neck, décolleté area, arms, knees and hands – all the areas that are often visible to others.
Dermal fillers require fewer visits to the clinic
Profhilo treatment involves 2 sessions, 4 weeks apart, and further top-up appointments might be needed to maintain optimal results. Dermal fillers are injected in a single session, and results tend to last between 12 and 18 months. That said, Profhilo only involves a small number of injections, but if you’re using dermal fillers to contour different areas of your face, you might need several more during your treatment.
At the end of the day, the choice between these two effective treatments is down to you, but bear in mind the main purpose of each: dermal fillers are for volumisation (while having a positive effect on the skin), and Profhilo has been carefully calibrated for ultimate hydration and skin health.