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If you’re considering an anti-ageing treatment here in Suffolk, you’ll want to feel confident you’re making the right choice. Not only do we help our clients make that decision through our informative blogs, but we also offer consultations at our Suffolk aesthetics clinic to guide you through your options. Altogether, it helps you make an informed choice about your treatment.

Today, we’re sharing some information about Profhilo and dermal fillers, two treatments the Suffolk team offers. Find out what they are, how they compare and which is best for you in our special blog post.

So, what’s the difference?

Dermal fillers are used to plump the skin for a smoother appearance; shape and sculpt features like the nose and jaw; fill lines and wrinkles; and add volume to hollow areas, like the temple and cheekbones.

But Profhilo is what’s known as a ‘skin booster’. While it still uses hyaluronic acid to improve the appearance of your skin, it has more of a rejuvenating effect. This is because the hyaluronic acid in the injections draws water deep into the skin to moisturise from the inside out, plumping the skin while enhancing radiance. In this way, it’s better to think of Profhilo as being more of a serum than an injectable.

How does treatment compare?

With dermal fillers, you may only target one area of the skin. Conversely, Profhilo focuses on more holistic results by targeting several areas, often with around 5 injections. The two treatments can also be used together.

Which treatment is better?

The treatments work in different ways. Older age categories, like the mature over 50s, might prefer Profhilo’s hydrating quality that plumps, smooths and glows as it goes. But dermal fillers can also enhance an aged appearance by refining wrinkles and reversing sagging skin.

Which treatment is faster?

Again, this depends on the number of treatment areas. In some cases, treatment time is comparable, whereas in others dermal fillers may take less time in the chair. Many people who choose Profhilo need a couple of treatments for the best results. When it comes to longevity, expect dermal fillers to last a little longer – perhaps up to 18 months. Profhilo, on the other hand, typically lasts inside of 12 months. That’s because it’s a purer form of hyaluronic acid, and can be more quickly metabolised by the body.

What else do I need to know?

For a quick recap, remember:

  • Profhilo is effective for hydrating and replenishing the skin, adding radiance
  • Profhilo is typically used on the face but can be used in other areas such as the neck
  • Compared to dermal fillers, Profhilo is more popular among older clients
  • Dermal fillers can achieve more dramatic results – like shaping the facial profile

What’s next?

To see which treatment might be recommended for you, or to find out more in a personal consultation, talk to our team today.