If you’re up to date with the latest ‘tweakments’, chances are you’ve come across Profhilo. Described as an injectable moisturiser by the experts, this in-clinic treatment is extremely popular with both women and men. In fact, most experts would describe it as one of the most in-demand skin-renewing treatments on the market today – something they put down to its subtle-yet-noticeable results.
Whereas dermal fillers are generally administered in particular areas (e.g. cheeks, jawline and nose) to change the shape of your face, Profhilo spreads evenly throughout the face to give an overall plumper appearance. The results are natural – think slightly firmer skin and an all over glow. Huge on TikTok, the hashtag #Profhilo has amassed 87.9 million views (and counting), with lots of fans documenting said natural results.
Keen to find out more, we asked the experts to break down everything you need to know about this buzzy treatment – including what it is exactly, why it’s so popular and if it’s painful. Always first in line to try any beauty innovation, our tester Lottie tried the injectable treatment first-hand at The Prager Clinic in Knightsbridge, London. Below, she shares her honest review and if this treatment is indeed worth the hype!
Before we jump straight in, let us first say that here at GLAMOUR, we’re all about ‘your beauty, your rules’ and if you want to trial cosmetic treatments, that’s your call. If you’d rather embrace your fine lines and natural beauty in all its glory, you do you. All we advise is that you seek the best advice and do things on your terms. So, if you’re looking to trial something yourself, please do your research and consult an expert.
What is Profhilo?
The first of its kind, Profhilo is a stabilised form of the miracle hydrating molecule hyaluronic acid. When injected, “Profhilo stimulates collagen and elastin production, attracting water in the deeper layers of the skin to effectively plump and hydrate the skin from within, like an internal moisturiser,” explains Dr Maryam Zamani, oculoplastic surgeon, facial aesthetics doctor and founder of MZ Skin.
As we know, the skin’s ability to produce collagen decreases as we age. “Profhilo is strategically placed at key points to rejuvenate the skin’s own collagen-making abilities,” explains Dr Michael Prager, award-winning and world-renowned cosmetic doctor.
What does Profhilo do to your face?
“Think of Profhilo like taking a really hydrating moisturiser and, instead of applying it on top of your skin, injecting it into your skin for rejuvenation,” says Dr Zamani. Profhilo attracts water into the deeper layers of the skin while stimulating four different kinds of collagen and elastin production. “Together, this can result in a tightening and lifting effect while giving skin that luminous glow,” continues Dr Zamani.
What are the benefits?
The revolutionary treatment is especially effective at treating those areas prone to laxity and sagging like the cheeks, neck, chest and décolletage. “More traditional dermal fillers aren’t suitable for these areas as the delicate skin makes it difficult to inject and to control the distribution, but these areas are also especially prone to ageing,” says Dr Prager.