It’s probably not until the last decade that the focus on youthful looking skin has been magnified around the world. Step-by-step skincare has made its mark as the norm for a lot of women to keep their face looking beautiful, radiant, and free from any signs of aging. If you are over the age of 30 and have joined the bandwagon late or have yet to jump in, then your face may already be exhibiting skin flaws that make you appear older than your actual age. Worry no more, as undergoing a treatment of Profhilo in Singapore can remove the years off your face in an instant. Know more about this amazing procedure in this article.
Insights on skin aging
Before we discuss cutting years off your face with Profhilo, it is important to understand first how aging affects our skin.
As we continue to grow old, our body undergoes wear and tear. According to experts, our skin in particular starts to show aging symptoms once we pass the age of 25. Collagen, a substance naturally produced by our body to keep the skin elastic, slows in production. As a result, our skin gradually begins to sag. Aside from this, there are other factors that cause skin aging, such as a person’s genes and sun exposure.
Aging of the skin is categorized into two kinds:
- Intrinsic skin aging
- Extrinsic skin aging
Intrinsic skin aging is a natural occurrence in the body as we continuously age. This happens around the age of 20 when the skin’s capability to remain elastic and repair damages becomes slow. How fast and severe our skin ages intrinsically is determined by the type of genes that we have and its reaction to free radicals.
Extrinsic skin aging pertains to external and environmental factors that hasten the skin’s aging process. These factors are preventable and controllable. Examples of this type of skin aging are:
- Skincare products
- Sun exposure
Are there ways to combat skin aging?
There are plenty of ways to combat skin aging, especially extrinsic skin aging. Here are some tips that you can do:
- Do not start smoking or quit the habit. Cigarettes contain a substance called nicotine that can leave the skin bereft of nutrients and oxygen as it constricts the blood vessels in the body.
- Eat a healthy diet. Antioxidants from fresh fruits and vegetables bring numerous benefits to the skin. One of which is fighting free radicals that cause the skin to age quickly.
- Exercise regularly. Exercising regularly improves the blood circulation in the body. This helps in delivering more oxygen and nutrients, which makes the skin healthier.
- Manage your alcohol and caffeine consumption. Alcohol and caffeine are diuretics. This means that the body’s production of urine increases, which can leave the body dehydrated. A dehydrated skin will look dull and dry.
- Use sunscreen. Broad-spectrum sunscreen helps in protecting the skin from the sun’s UV rays, which can be damaging to the skin. Remember to apply sunscreen daily to prevent skin aging caused by sun exposure.
Practicing these tips constantly will improve the health and appearance of your skin, but it may take time for you to see results. If you want to reverse the signs of skin aging quickly and see results in an instant, then we recommend an aesthetic treatment called Profhilo.
What is Profhilo?
Profhilo is a substance made from synthetic Hyaluronic Acid (HA) that is injected into the skin in order to trigger the production of fresh collagen, which then works to improve the skin’s elasticity and overall quality.
Profhilo can best address the following skin aging problems:
- Crepe-like skin texture
- Dull skin
- Loose skin
- Fine lines
- Sagging skin
Profhilo is mainly used to address skin aging affecting the face, specifically these areas:
- Cheeks – upper and lower parts
- Nasal base
It may also be used to treat problematic skin in these parts of the body:
How does Profhilo work?
Profhilo is injected into the skin using a tiny needle at strategically marked areas. Generally, five injections on each side of the face are enough, but the number of injections may increase depending on patient needs. As the substance is introduced through a tiny needle, the hyaluronic acid (HA) is slowly released and distributed equally into the skin. The hyaluronic acid (HA) then works to trigger the production of new collagen and elastin in the skin. The formation of collagen and elastin then improves the skin’s hydration, elasticity, and structure.
You can expect these benefits as Profhilo works its way in repairing your skin from the inside out:
- Increased elasticity and firmness of the skin
- Improved skin hydration and skin tone quality
- Radiant and younger looking skin
Who is the best candidate for a Profhilo treatment?
Profhilo is recommended for women between the age of 30 and 50 with mild skin laxity problems. You may also consider this treatment if you would like to fight aging symptoms while you are in your 20s.
How long does a Profhilo treatment take to complete?
A session of profile treatment will take around 30 minutes to complete. This is a quick, non-invasive, and safe procedure that you can easily squeeze into one of your daily schedules.
How long do the results of the treatment last?
You can enjoy your younger looking skin for at least six to nine months. It is recommended that a touch up Profhilo procedure follows once the results have begun to disappear to ensure long-lasting results.
Is the procedure painful?
Numbing cream is applied to the treatment areas before injecting Profhilo to ensure that the patient does not feel any discomfort or pain during the procedure.
Are there risks and side effects involved in the procedure?
Profhilo is a safe procedure. There may be minor, but temporary side effects from the procedure, such as:
- Bruising in the treatment areas
- Minimal swelling
These do not usually need any further treatments or medication as they normally resolve on their own within a few days.
Has this article piqued your curiosity on how to combat the signs of skin aging? Book a consultation at Edwin Lim Medical Aesthetic Clinic to know more about Profhilo in Singapore.
Edwin Lim Medical Aesthetic Clinic
#02—12/13 Changi City Point Shopping Mall
Orchard Clinic (By appointment only)
#05-51 Lucky Plaza, Orchard Medical Specialists Centre
Phone: +65 69042218
Whatsapp: +65 96372218