All about: Profhilo – the bio-remodeller delivering that just-back-from-holiday glow

A couple of months ago I was lucky enough to visit the always-inspiring Dr. Teresa Cattin at her Faceworks skin clinic in Albany to try a brand new injectable beauty option known as Profhilo.
From Italy, Profhilo provides an innovative and exciting new approach to anti-ageing known as “bioremodeling”. This refers to remodelling of the extracellular matrix in terms of elasticity and support, and clinical data confirms resulting improvements in skin texture, elasticity and hydration with an immediate tightening effect.
So what’s in it? Profhilo contains an ultra -pure hyaluronic acid, the component of our skin responsible for retaining moisture. As we age, our natural production of hyaluronic acid decreases more and more by the year. Topical applications using quality products containing hyaluronic definitely helps, but adding a treatment like Profhilo into the mix will up your game dramatically.
Essentially a moisturiser that is administered subcutaneously in two different sessions a month apart, Profhilo is 100 per cent synthetic hyaluronic acid or HA injected by a tiny needle into the face. It rehydrates and re-textures crêpey skin in a way that no topical cream alone could ever do, stimulating the production of new collagen in the skin by a slow release of hyaluronic acid.
Profhilo is different to more traditional dermal fillers in that it doesn’t contain butanediol diglycidyl ether (BDDE) which is a synthetic chemical in dermal fillers. Over the years, BDDE is safe when used in fillers, however, Profhilo doesn’t contain this chemical and is free from additives and impurities. This makes it very attractive to anyone avoiding synthetic chemicals but still looking for that little something extra to boost their glow as they age.

I had my first set of ten jabs (five in either side of your face) on my first trip to see Teresa (above), the other around four weeks later. I have to say my first session was a little on the ouchey side, but the second was a breeze. I had a few dots visible for around 24 hours following each treatment, but these were easily covered or well… ignored! The needle itself is fine; but there is a slight stinging sensation as the liquid is pushed under the skin. You can have anaesthetic cream for those pinpricks, but in reality they weren’t too bad at all.
Key to Profhilo is the waiting game, as it doesn’t deliver the kind of instant gratification that comes with most injectables. After my first session I definitely saw a de-shadowing of some of the more prominent areas of my face, as well as an improvement in skin texture and a significant reduction in my rosacea flares, which was a very pleasant surprise! Number two has definitely upped that even more, with a definite hydration factor that can be seen and felt. I’m wearing less foundation – if any – and to me eye, look like I’ve just returned from a long, relaxing holiday.
If you’re looking for that plump, dewy goodness as we head into summer I can’t recommend this treatment more. Profhilo at Faceworks costs $799 for a full treatment area (i.e face or neck), and is worth every cent.

Main Photo by Jernej Graj on Unsplash


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