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What is the Difference Between Dermal Filler and Profhilo?

There is one leading similarity between dermal filler and Prophilo and that is they are both made from hyaluronic acid (HA) which is injected into your tissues. However, Profhilo differs from the usual fillers in several ways due to the product’s structure that allows it to flow over a larger surface of the face.

Hyaluronic acid is a naturally occurring substance that is produced in our body, found in joints, skin, and other connective tissue. Its purpose is to hold moisture in the body and support collagen production, and can hold up to 1000 times its weight in water.

Prophilo has a less dense, runnier consistency than dermal fillers and is injected only into the upper layers of the skin, and contains one of the highest concentrations of stabilized hyaluronic acid on the market. Profhilo is not designed to add volume but to boost and hydrate the skin, remodeling the aging and sagging tissue.

Besides its high content of hyaluronic acid, Profhilo has a low inflammatory profile combined with pro-healing properties. This treatment can be used in areas which are difficult to treat with, such as the neck and forehead, as for Prophilo distributes evenly and smoothly, without the formation of lumps.

Fillers on the other hand, are a thicker hyaluronic acid gel that is used to restore definition and volume of areas such as the lips, cheeks, and jawline. Dermal filler injections also help to smoothen out wrinkles, creases, and depressions in the skin, such as nasolabial folds and under eye hollows.

How Does it Work?

Prophilo is injected just underneath the surface of the skin where it quickly distributes, reacting with your tissue to instantly boost hydration. Over 4 weeks, it will boost elastin and collagen production. Some of the benefits of Prophilo include:

  • Improves skin tone
  • Deeply hydrates the skin
  • Increases firmness and elasticity of the skin
  • Promotes healthier, and softer-looking skin
  • Can be used to rejuvenate the neck, arms, knees, hands and decollage
  • Provides an overall radiant appearance to the skin

What is the Downtime?

There is no downtime after Prophilo treatment. Some patients may experience slight bruising, tenderness, or redness; however, these temporary side effects should resolve within a few hours to a day. There are no long-term side effects with Prophilo, as it is metabolized by the body completely over time.

Makeup is advised to be avoided right after the treatment. Sports and strenuous activities should also be avoided for 24 hours. Consult with one of Novomed’s expert Dermatologist’s today, and learn whether Profhilo is right for you.

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