Profhilo is a real buzz word in the skin industry. Also called ‘Skin Boosters’ and an ‘injectable moisturiser’ it feels like everyone is opting for it. And for good reason.
It is a gel containing one of the highest concentrations of hyaluronic acid on the market. Injected under the skin, it spreads under the surface stimulating the dermal cells to hold on to and move moisture to the skin’s outer layers. The result is plump, dewy skin.
Hyaluronic acid is naturally found in the body (about 2/3 in the skin itself) where it binds to water molecules to hydrate the skin. Our skin needs to be hydrated to function properly as our protective barrier.
If it is not hydrated our skin loses elasticity, becomes tight, dry, saggy and is less effective at protecting against bacteria and other aggressors we are exposed to daily – such as UV and pollutants.
Drinking lots of water and moisturising are also important parts of keeping your skin well.
Simply put, it is an effective way to help counteract skin ageing by retaining moisture.
The reason youthful skin looks plump and dewy is because of its high content of water. It also retains its resilience and pliability, which older skin is lacking.
Increasing the hyaluronic acid concentration where it is injected, Profhilo helps the body to retain moisture in the skin. Resulting in increased firmness, plumping and a general glow.
Most people have it injected in the lower part of the face or neck. This helps with sagging, wrinkling and general skin laxity. It is also effective on the décolletage, hands and abdomen.
The short answer is any age. Everyone will see benefits from Profhilo. However, we normally see people opting for it from their mid-30s and 40s when they are noticing their skin ageing but don’t want (or need) something like fillers.
Dr Cherry x