Skin boosters are injectables that improve skin texture, elasticity, hydration and overall skin appearance. Skin booster treatment involves injecting hyaluronic acid, which is a soft, gel-like substance under the skin, which improves the skin’s elasticity, firmness and radiance giving an overall glow effect.
Both products are made of hyaluronic acid, however a filler is a thicker solution, with strong cross links – and a skin booster is more water based with the ability to spread and encapsulate moisture in the skin. Often patients benefit from both a filler to shape and lift, and a skin booster to smooth and hydrate.
While Botox and fillers concentrate on lifting and shaping the skin, or freezing muscles to relax wrinkles, Skin Boosters work on the biochemical level of the skin to improve overall skin quality, offering longer lasting effects.
Profhilo is an injectable treatment for skin laxity that uses Hyaluronic Acid (HA). It is a bio remodelling treatment that can be used on the face, neck, décolletage, and hands. It can also be used to improve the appearance of scars.
Profhilo is different from other injectables because it is made of a lower molecular weight hyaluronic acid. This means that it can be injected into the skin without causing damage or pain. The lower molecular weight also allows it to be absorbed by the skin more easily, which leads to better results.
Profhilo treatment lasts for around 6 months, and two treatments are recommended, though this will vary from person to person.
Profhilo contains one of the highest concentrations of stabilised hyaluronic acid on the market. Because it is thermally bonded and not chemically bonded it acts as a hydrator not a filler. It is injected just underneath the surface of the skin where it disperses quickly and reacts with your own tissue to instantly boost hydration. It works by stimulating the production of new collagen and elastin in the skin This increase makes the skin more elastic and firmer and helps to smooth out fine lines and wrinkles. In addition to its firming and anti-ageing effects, Profhilo also helps to hydrate the skin by increasing the skin’s ability to retain moisture.
Due to its gel like consistency Profhilo distributes smoothly and evenly without the formation of any lumps – a potential risk with traditional fillers. This means it can be used on areas which are difficult to treat with traditional fillers, such as the neck, decolletage and hands.
What are the negative effects of Profhilo?
Common side-effects of Profhilo are like other types of fillers and include mild bruising and swelling. Very rarely, side-effects can include allergic reaction, infection, and nerve damage.
The injections sting briefly, but patients generally report only mild discomfort. After the treatment, you may experience some tenderness for the first 24 – 72 hours.
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