ANTI-AGING SKIN INJECTABLES COMPARISON

Profhilo vs Filler: Can You Use Profhilo and Fillers Together?

If you’ve recently been considering facial enhancements to address ageing skin, you may have come across two of the most popular Cosmetic Injectables in Singapore: Profhilo® and Dermal Fillers. 

While both are effective anti-ageing treatments, these cosmetic injections work differently to rejuvenate your skin. Let's breaks down the differences and benefits of each cosmetic injection to help identify which one is right for you or if you need both:

WHAT ARE PROFHILO INJECTIONS SINGAPORE (逆時針)?

Profhilo is a brand of cosmetic injectables that produces solutions indicated for overall skin repair. It is manufactured in Switzerland by IBSA Group.

The composition of Profhilo is based on pure thermally cross-linked hyaluronic acid (HA). More precisely, it combines both high-molecular-weight HA and low-molecular-weight HA. The technology that is employed by Profhilo to create a hyaluronic acid-based solution is called NAHYCO. It ensures high safety, effectiveness, and long-lasting duration of the product.

Profhilo belongs to skin boosters that effectively treat sagging, dehydrated, and dull skin. Among the main areas that might be treated by Profhilo are the face, neck, decolletage, arms, and hands.

According to its treatment course, Profhilo should be injected beneath a patient’s skin during the two procedures with a four-week interval between them. The complete Profhilo treatment usually provides a patient with a six-months result that might be prolonged by multiple injections from time to time.

Due to the high concentration of hyaluronic acid, profhilo disperses quickly underneath the skin’s surface and instantly reacts with your own tissue to boost hydration. The most common area people choose to have Profhilo is the face. However, you can also use the treatment on your arms, hands, neck, knees, and chest. 

An Overview of Profhilo
Treatment Duration 15 minutes
Recommended Sessions 2-3 sessions
Recommended Interval 2-3 sessions 1 month apart, then 6-monthly maintenance thereafter
Recovery Time Minimal

PROFHILO VS FILLER

WHAT IS DERMAL FILLER SINGAPORE (皮肤填充剂)? :

Dermal fillers usually come in the form of injectable gels that can be used to replace volume in our face. Distinct from surgical methods such as fat grafting, fillers are a minimally invasive approach that are favoured for their shorter downtime and relatively lower risks.

Dermal fillers are injectable treatments used to plump up wrinkles and smooth facial lines. They come in various types, each tailored to specific needs and areas of the face. Dermal fillers offer noticeable benefits in enhancing facial appearance, but like any cosmetic procedure, they can have side effects.

WHAT ARE THE DIFFERENCES BETWEEN PROFHILO AND DERMAL FILLER?

The difference between Profhilo and Dermal Fillers as follows:

Profhilo is a skin treatment, whereas fillers are NOT a skin treatment.

DOWNTIME:

Profhilo®: No downtime

Dermal Fillers: Minimal downtime

COMPONENTS:

Profhilo®: Made of 100% hyaluronic acid, Profhilo® blends into the skin seamlessly and distributes itself evenly. 

Dermal Fillers: Made of hyaluronic acid and natural sugar already present in the body, Dermal Fillers replicate the function of this naturally occurring substance to restore fullness and volume in numerous facial areas.

CONSISTENCY:

Profhilo is runnier in texture and is a higher concentration of hyaluronic acid.
Filler is a thicker more viscous hyaluronic acid

USE:

Profhilo spreads evenly under the skin and immediately refreshes and plumps the skin from within, this stimulates elastin and collagen production. Profhilo can be administered in the face, neck, décolleté, hands, and knees.

Filler stays where it is placed and its use is for volumizing, shaping, lifting, and filling a specific area. Filler can be placed in the lips, nose, cheeks, jaw, chin, temples, tear troughs, and deep-set lines.

TREATMENT OCCURENCE:

Profhilo is a course of two treatments with each appointment one month apart, which can then be topped up if desired after completing the initial two treatments. 

Filler is dependent on desired result and area treated; this would need to be advised within a doctor consultation. However, recommended treatment is one every 16-18 months.

HOW LONG DOES IT LAST?:

How long does Profhilo® last?

The results from Profhilo® treatments will most often last for up to 6 months, but results can differ from person to person.

How long does dermal filler last?

Dermal fillers can last anywhere from 6 – 18 months depending on the person.

PROFHILO VS FILLER COMPARISON SINGAPORE

Question Profhilo Fillers
What is it? Runny, concentrated injectable hyaluronic acid Thick, gel-like injectable hyaluronic acid
What does it do? Spreads under the skin, immediately refreshing & plumping skin from within, whilst stimulating collagen production Stays where it's placed, volumising, shaping, lifting and filling
Where can it be used? Cheeks, neck, decollete, hands, knees Nose, lips, cheeks, jaw, chin, temples, tear troughs, deep lines
Treatment Cadence 2-3 treatments, 4 weeks apart, then 6-monthly maintenance thereafter 1 treatment every 6-18 months (depending on filler & location)

BENEFITS OF PROFHILO AND FILLER TOGETHER

Can I Do Profhilo and Filler Together?

Profhilo and dermal fillers can work very harmoniously together
. For example, dermal filler can be used to correct areas of lost volume and Profhilo can provide a boost in radiance. However, it is advisable to space out these treatments over separate appointments, due to their similar injection locations

Benefits of Profhilo and Filler as follows:


Benefits of Profhilo:

  • Profhilo is the first revolutionary bio-remodeling “injectable skincare” that addresses skin laxity and signs of aging through the bio-stimulation of collagen, elastin, and adipocytes stem cells that were lost through skin aging.
  • Profhilo had high hyaluronic concentration using 32mg of high molecular weight HA and 32mg of low molecular weight HA.
  • Profhilo is not a filler or a skin booster, Profhilo regenerates new tissue and cells, leading to a new skin architecture without volumization.
  • Profhilo wakes up dormant fibroblast to allow it to regenerate collagen, and elastin, and complement the results of the skin booster.
  • Profhilo works on multiple layers of the skin, and multilevel 3D flowability.
  • Profhilo has been clinically proven for safety, efficacy, and bio-compatibility.
  • Profhilo uses a unique BAP (Bio Aesthetic Points) injection technique for optimal diffusion of the product. With just 5 BAP injection point per side of the face, Profhilo diffuses through the different skin layers, across the face through, bringing a natural and lasting refreshed look.
  • Minimal pain and downtime.

Benefits of fillers:

  • Fuller lips
  • Smoother smile lines
  • Immediately visible results
  • Little to no downtime
  • Minimal swelling & bruising

WHY DOES PROFHILO TAKE SO LONG TO WORK? (COMPARED TO DERMAL FILLER)

Dermal filler treatment is an entirely different skincare treatment that is designed to use a harder form of hyaluronic acid (HA) to fill a loss of volume, usually on the face.

While Profhilo is also a natural hyaluronic acid (ultra-pure hyaluronic acid), it is made differently. Instead of just filling a loss of volume, it will spread evenly and then trigger the body to start producing collagen and elastin.

This means this skin booster will take longer to show results, but it will be the ideal solution for things such as:

  • Ageing skin
  • Skin laxity
  • Skin tone (radiant glow)
  • Crepey skin
  • Overall skin health
  • Sagging skin
  • Deeper lines and wrinkles

You’ll find that the skin’s surface will look better as time goes on, and after your initial treatments, your dehydrated skin will appear hydrated and healthy.

HOW TO CHOOSE BETWEEN PROFHILO AND FILLER?

Ultimately the decision depends on your concerns and your treatment goals.

Profhilo is incredibly popular with the more mature age group as it gives beautiful hydration to the skin, softens fine lines and plumps the skin. If your priorities are to smooth skin texture, minimise fine lines and achieve a radiant complexion, Profhilo is an excellent option.

However, if you’ve lost volume in the face and would like to restore a beautifully balanced profile, dermal fillers will likely be the most appropriate treatment pathway.

Aesthetic Doctors love to use Profhilo in conjunction with fillers for a healthy, radiant complexion that beautifully showcases the results of the dermal fillers.

SINCE PROFHILO AND FILLERS ARE BOTH HA, WHAT IS THE DIFFERENCE?

The reason why they have different properties is due to the way that they are cross-linked and the molecular weight of HA.

Cross-linking

Profhilo is stabilised with a patented thermal technology without the use of chemical bonds. This allows

  1. Low viscosity – it allows the product to have a high concentration of HA and yet ‘watery’ enough to spread 2cm from the injection point under the skin.
  2. Increase availability of Profhilo to bind to water to provide deep hydration effects

HA FILLERS:

  1. On the other hand, HA fillers are usually BDDE crosslinked to increase viscosity and G’ – which is important so that the fillers are to stay and shape and resist impacts of external pressure

Molecular weight

Profhilo contains patented hybrid HA complexes of a combination of high and low molecular weight. Low molecular weight complex is responsible for binding to water, providing the hydration effects. Whereas High molecular weight complexes provides a stable HA architecture in the dermis that allows volumetric replacement – giving the ‘Lift’ effect. The different molecular weights penetrate to the different depths of the skin – from the dermis to the superficial adipose layer to kickstart collagen and elastin bio-remodelling process. This collagen building process results in a natural lifting effect.

A dermal filler used to volumise an area usually contains high molecular weight HA cross-linked in BDDE. This will allow the filler to be higher in viscosity, more cohesive that will means that it will be structurally ‘harder’ to take the shape of the area where it ‘fills’. By structurally filling hollow areas where it fills

WHICH IS BETTER FILLER OR PROFHILO? WHICH IS BETTER THAN PROFHILO?

Which treatment is better?

Profhilo and Dermal Fillers are both very different. Neither one is better. Essentially, it comes down to the best approach for the results you desire. This is why we always offer a full consultation prior to treatment.

Generally, if you are looking to boost skin hydration, rejuvenate your complexion and reduce skin laxity, Profhilo will be the one. The treatment duration take around 15 minutes, with results lasting from 6-9 months. Downtime is minimal (24 hours) and a little swelling and bruising is normal. People tend to see improvements to their skin after just 5 days.

If you are looking to boost a specific area i.e. your lips or target deeper wrinkles and skin folds, injectable dermal fillers can help to restore the structure of the skin and add plumpness. Results can last up to 6-12 months depending on the type of filler used.

CAN PROFHILO BE USED WITH A FILLER?

Can Profhilo Be Used with A Filler?

Profhilo and dermal fillers can work very harmoniously together. For example, dermal filler can be used to correct areas of lost volume and Profhilo can provide a boost in radiance. However, it is advisable to space out these treatments over separate appointments, due to their similar injection locations. This time frame should be at least 2 weeks apart. 

PROFHILO VS FILLER PRICE COMPARISON

Difference between Rejuran and Profhilo Price Singapore as follows:

The cost of Profhilo in Singapore starts from $1000 per syringe (2cc) (excl gst), and $3000 for 4 sessions. Depending on your skin condition, more than one (1) Profhilo treatment session might be needed to achieve desired results. Result varies with individuals.

In Singapore, the cost of fillers varies by brand and type, ranging from $399 per syringe for Korean fillers to $1800 for premium brands. Fillers are categorized into temporary and semi permanent types, with the temporary ones primarily composed of hyaluronic acid, a substance known for its skin rejuvenation properties.

Cost may vary accordingly depending on the individual’s needs and preferences. Result varies with individuals.

IS DERMAL FILLER TREATMENT OR PROFHILO TREATMENT FOR ME? CAN YOU USE PROFHILO AND FILLERS TOGETHER?

If you’re wondering if dermal fillers treatment is the solution to your specific skin concern, or Profhilo injection treatment is more suitable for your skin, or can you use profhilo and fillers together, then it’s best to book a consultation with our team of aesthetic doctors. During your consultation we can examine your skin and get an understanding of what you’d like to achieve. With that information, we can then help you to make an informed and educated decision about the best treatment for you. 

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