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Profhilo vs Sculptra: Which is right for you?

Anti-ageing Injectables, West Malling, Kent

In the ever-evolving world of aesthetic treatments, two injectables are particularly well known for their skin rejuvenation benefits: Profhilo and Sculptra. While both treatments promise to revitalise the skin, they do so in unique ways, catering to a variety of different needs and preferences. Read on to understand these two popular treatments, exploring what they are, how they work, and how to determine the best option for you.

What is Profhilo?

Profhilo is a relatively new entrant in the field of injectable anti-aging treatments. Known for its high concentration of hyaluronic acid, it stands out due to its unique ability to hydrate and remodel ageing skin. Unlike dermal fillers which primarily aim to add volume, Profhilo works by improving skin tone, texture, and elasticity.

How Does Profhilo Work?

Profhilo’s mechanism is based on the bio-remodelling of the skin. It stimulates the production of collagen and elastin, thanks to its high concentration of hyaluronic acid. This compound is naturally found in the body, known for retaining moisture and contributing to youthful skin.

Where is it Injected?

Profhilo is typically injected into five key areas of the face, often referred to as the ‘Bio Aesthetic Points’. The treatment can also be used in areas like the neck, hands, and arms.

What Results Should You Expect?

After treatment, patients can expect to see improved skin texture, firmness, and hydration. The skin appears more luminous and youthful, with results gradually appearing over a few weeks and lasting up to six months.

What is Sculptra?

Sculptra, on the other hand, is a poly-L-lactic acid (PLLA) based treatment. It is primarily used for restoring facial volume lost due to ageing or illness, working subtly and gradually to stimulate the skin’s natural collagen production.

How Does Sculptra Work?

Sculptra targets the underlying causes of facial ageing by restoring volume and promoting collagen production. The PLLA micro-particles in Sculptra are biocompatible and biodegradable, which means they are safely absorbed by the body while stimulating collagen growth over time.

Where is it Injected?

Sculptra is typically injected into areas of the face where volume loss has occurred, such as the cheeks, jawline, and temples. It can also be used to treat deep lines and wrinkles.

What Results Should You Expect?

Sculptra offers a more gradual improvement in skin volume and structure. The results are not immediate but develop over several months, offering a natural-looking enhancement. The effects of Sculptra can last up to two years.

Profhilo vs Sculptra: How Do They Differ?

While both Profhilo and Sculptra are injectable treatments aimed at improving skin quality, they differ significantly in their approach and results.

Mechanism of Action: Profhilo hydrates and remodels the skin using hyaluronic acid, whereas Sculptra restores volume and stimulates collagen production using PLLA.

Treatment Areas: Profhilo is often used for overall skin rejuvenation, including delicate areas like the neck and hands. Sculptra is more focused on volume restoration in specific facial areas.

Results: Profhilo results in improved skin texture and elasticity, visible within weeks. Sculptra’s results are more about volume enhancement and take longer to manifest.

Longevity: Profhilo treatments typically last around six months, while Sculptra can last up to two years.

Determining the Best Treatment for You

Choosing between Profhilo and Sculptra depends on your specific skin concerns. If your primary goal is to improve skin hydration, texture, and overall radiance, Profhilo might be the right choice. However, if you’re looking to address deeper lines, wrinkles, or volume loss, Sculptra could be more beneficial.

It’s essential to consult with an experienced, medical aesthetic practitioner. They can assess your skin’s condition, discuss your aesthetic goals, and recommend the most suitable treatment plan for you.

Both Profhilo and Sculptra offer effective solutions for anti-aging and skin rejuvenation, each with its unique strengths. By understanding the differences and consulting with professionals, you can make an informed decision that aligns with your skincare goals, ensuring a happier, more confident you.

If you’d like to learn more about the options, click here to enquire or to book a consultation with an Illuminate Skin Clinic expert.

Disclaimer: Please be aware that results and benefits may vary from patient to patient taking into consideration factors such as age, lifestyle and medical history.

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Aesthetic Award For Best Clinic South

Aesthetic Award For Best Clinic South

Aesthetic Award For Best Clinic South 2019

Runner-Up, Customer Service

Runner-Up, Customer Service

Kent Women in Business 2017

Businesswoman of the Year

Businesswoman of the Year

Kent Women in Business 2017

Runner-Up, Customer Service

Runner-Up, Customer Service

Kent Women in Business 2016

Finalist, Best Clinic South

Finalist, Best Clinic South

My Face My Body 2015

Professional Achievement Award

Professional Achievement Award

Kent Women in Business 2015

Rising Star Award

Rising Star Award

Kent Women in Business 2015

Runner-Up, Small Business of the Year

Runner-Up, Small Business of the Year

IBAK 2017

Runner-Up, Service Excellence

Runner-Up, Service Excellence

IBAK 2017

Finalist, Best New Clinic

Finalist, Best New Clinic

My Face, My Body Awards 2015

Finalist, Diamond Awards

Finalist, Diamond Awards

Safety in Beauty 2016

Winner – Best Clinic South England 2019

Winner – Best Clinic South England 2019

Aesthetics Awards

Winner, Growth Award 2017

Winner, Growth Award 2017

IBAK 2017

Winner, Start-Up Business of the Year

Winner, Start-Up Business of the Year

Kent Independent Traders Awards 2015

Bronze

Bronze

Kent Health and Beauty Awards 2015

Start-Up Business of the Year

Start-Up Business of the Year

Kent Women in Business 2015

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coolsculpting
exuviance
Heliocare
intravita
Jane Iredale
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Kenalog
neostrata
obagi
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rrs
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teosyal
thermavein
Venus Concept
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