The quest to achieve more refreshed and youthful skin through regenerative treatments is popular amongst our Esher and Surrey patients.
Two popular treatments that have gained significant attention are Profhilo and Microneedling. Both procedures promise skin renewal, but they achieve this in different ways. In this blog post, we will delve into the workings of Profhilo and Microneedling, highlighting their benefits and differences to help you make an informed choice for your skin.
Understanding Profhilo: The Injectable Moisturizer
How Profhilo Works: Profhilo is an injectable hyaluronic acid (HA) treatment renowned for its ability to hydrate the skin from within. Hyaluronic acid is a naturally occurring substance in the body, known for its moisture-retaining properties. Profhilo contains a high concentration of pure HA, which is injected into specific points on the face. Once injected, it disperses beneath the skin’s surface, stimulating some collagen and elastin production, leading to improved skin elasticity and hydration.
Benefits of Profhilo:
· Intense Hydration: Profhilo provides deep, long-lasting hydration, enhancing skin texture and radiance.
· Natural Collagen Production: By stimulating collagen and elastin, Profhilo naturally tightens and lifts the skin, reducing sagging.
· Minimally Invasive: Profhilo involves minimal injections and boasts a quick, and relatively comfortable procedure.
Exploring Microneedling: The Collagen-Inducing treatment
How Microneedling Works: Microneedling, also known as collagen induction therapy, employs a handheld device equipped with fine needles. These needles create controlled micro-injuries in the skin’s surface. In response to these micro-injuries, the body’s natural healing process is triggered, stimulating the production of collagen and elastin. The regenerated skin is smoother, firmer, and more youthful in appearance.
Benefits of Microneedling:
· Collagen Stimulation: Microneedling promotes the natural production of collagen, resulting in improved skin texture and reduced fine lines.
· Reduced Scarring: Microneedling can help reduce the appearance of scars, including acne scars, by encouraging the growth of healthy skin tissue.
· Customizable and Versatile: Microneedling is adaptable and can be customized based on the patient’s specific skincare concerns and goals.
Differences Between Profhilo and Microneedling
· Method: Profhilo involves injecting hyaluronic acid, while Microneedling employs a device with tiny needles to create controlled injuries in the skin.
· Primary Focus: Profhilo primarily targets hydration. Microneedling focuses on collagen induction but is also effective for improving skin texture and reducing scarring.
· Downtime: Profhilo typically has minimal downtime, with some patients experiencing slight redness or swelling at the injection sites. Microneedling may have a short downtime, including redness and mild discomfort, which subsides within a few days.
· Number of treatments: Your initial Profhilo treatment consists of 2 treats separated by 4 weeks followed a single maintenance treatment every 6-8 months, whereas microneedling involves on average between 3-6 sessions separated by 4-6 weeks. Therefore the improvements seen from microneedling will be more gradual over a longer period of time by comparison to Profhilo.
Choosing the Right Treatment for You
The choice between Profhilo and Microneedling ultimately depends on your specific skincare needs and goals. If you seek intense hydration, skin tightening, and a subtle lift, Profhilo might be the ideal choice. However, if you desire overall skin rejuvenation, improved texture, and collagen stimulation, Microneedling could be the better option.
Before making any decision, as with any Medical Aesthetic treatment seek the opinion of an experienced Aesthetic Doctor. They can assess your skin, discuss your goals, and recommend the most suitable treatment tailored to your unique needs.
In summary, both Profhilo and Microneedling offer remarkable benefits for skin rejuvenation. Many patients in Esher, Surrey incorporate both as part of their regular skin maintenance regimen. Understanding their mechanisms, differences, and advantages can empower you to make an informed choice, leading to radiant, revitalized skin.
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