August 5, 2021
My Profhilo Session with Clifford Clinic!
Have you heard of Profhilo®?
I’ll admit, I only knew about Profhilo® very recently, ironically from the boyfriend 😅
Profhilo®, also known as skin rejuvenation treatment for tired, ageing skin, is different from all other typical skin fillers and skin boosters as it acts via a new process: bio-remodelling of the collagen and elastin structures in the skin!
To me I understand it like a 10-20 times better than skin-boosters that is a 100% pure HA-based, chemical stabiliser-free product – sounds SO SO GOOD! 🤗
I really wanted glowing skin with firming/tightening effect and enhanced skin hydration with no downtime.
That said, I walked into the clinic having the mindset of being extremely realistic about my exceptions – everyone should, no matter what procedure you’re looking to do.
This was my face BEFORE.
I’m actually happy with the way I look overall, but if I have a firmer, tighter looking face/skin with enhanced hydration and glowy skin – why not!
I’m not complaining! 😗
Let’s put them side by side for comparison’s sake
See! Got difference right~ 😍
My features are somehow more “lifted” and prominent, and my overall look looks firmer and tighter!
First things first : WHY DO WE NEED PROFHILO®?
The human skin is divided into three layers: epidermis, dermis and hypodermis.
Support structures like collagen and elastin, which gives the skin structure and helps maintain elasticity and firmness, are found in the dermis layer.
As we age, the natural production of collagen and elastin slows down, and the amount of Hyaluronic Acid (HA) in our skin decreases.
This can cause the skin to lose elasticity and sag, creating the wrinkly appearance typically associated with old age.
How does Profhilo®work?
Profhilo® achieves bio-remodelling of the skin in three main ways.
- The high concentration of HA in Profhilo® stimulates fibroblast cells to increase natural collagen and elastin production in the dermis.
- The HA complexes present in Profhilo® directly provides structure to the skin via a volumetric effect to help reduce sagging.
- Profhilo® improves hydration, preventing the skin from drying out and thus maintaining elasticity.
After being injected into the skin, Profhilo® naturally distributes itself across multiple layers of the skin. This helps in improving skin laxity and hydration from the inside out, giving you a more youthful look.
It also stimulates tissue repair processes, which can help in the repair of acne scars.
What results can be expected?
- Firming, tightening and lifting effect on the skin
- Tissue and scarring repair
- Enhanced hydration
- Dewy and plumper-looking complexion
- No downtime and minimal side effects
Okay moving on to my entire profile experience @ Clifford Clinic
When I reached Clifford Clinic, the nurses waste no time in helping me apply numbing cream as it will take 30mins to 1 hour for the numbing cream to take effect so the Profhilo injection will be more tolerable!
I was quickly given a “temporary mask” while having the numbing cream on as I sat at the waiting lounge to wait for the numbing effect to happen – love that little thought considered from the nurses that the numbing cream might ” dirty” my own mask. 😷
Clifford Clinic ALWAYS ensures that they have a clean and safe environment for all their patients and staffs alike so that we can all still enjoy aesthetic treatments/procedures comfortably and harmlessly.
Me getting all ready and pumped up for the procedure while the nurse wiped my numbing cream down.
Ok here we go…
I recalled Dr Gerard cracking a joke – he ALWAYS makes his patients feel so comfortable prior/during procedures and treatments and sometimes even chatting with us to make us feel less scared/worried during the entire process to help take our nerves off a little.
And I love how he meticulous he is, always doing an amazing job! 😍
Anyway this is how it works!
Profhilo® comes in individual pre-filled 2ml syringes.
Unlike traditional injection techniques, 0.2ml of Profhilo® is carefully injected into several specifically-selected Bio Aesthetic Points (BAPs) on each side of the patient’s face.
By administering Profhilo® through only 10 key points on the face, this minimizes risks to blood vessels and nerves while maximising efficacy through diffusion.
If you all see the little tiny bumps/areas – that’s the selected Bio Aesthetic Points (BAPs) – Profhilo® will then “disperse” to my entire face through these points – doing it’s job to bio-remodel my entire face.
SO COOL RIGHT!
Hahaha I know it looks painful, but it’s not – there’s numbing cream remember?
And I look stiff because I’m trying so hard not to move so I will not inconvenient the doctor hahaha
Proof that it’s not so painful : check out pic 4 when I stuck out my tongue 😛
IMO Dr Gerard Ee is one of the gentlest doctor I’ve ever experienced for any sort of treatments I’ve done so far – pain is usually minimal to none!
To be honest, I was more worried about the swelling after Profhilo because my skin can get so sensitive and reactive at times.
But the very next day…..
Swelling : NONE
Itching : NONE
Skin reactions : NONE
I WAS SO FRIGGIN SURPRISED TBH
Profhilo® has almost no visible side effects as the 100% pure HA used is completely harmless!
However, some people may experience mild redness and soreness after the treatment, but these will usually subside in a few hours.
Advantages of Profhilo®
- Combines the effects of different types of HA-based treatments
- Contains 100% pure HA with no other chemical additives and stabilising agents
- Is more long-lasting than most other products on the market
- Showed absolutely no side effects during clinical trials
- Has no downtime post-treatment
- Is one of the safest amongst similar procedures with its biocompatible design
Profhilo® does not only hydrate the skin, it also provides tightening and rejuvenative effects.
With all these perks, Profhilo® is certainly one of the best treatments in the market, and should certainly be considered if one is looking to improve their ageing skin!
For me personally, I experienced and saw results just doing 1 treatment – probably because I’m still considered “young” (I’m 30 this year for your reference wahaha)
Thank you Dr Gerard Ee!
My Profhilo® procedure is about $ before gst.
And if you wanna know – ARE YOU SUITABLE FOR PROFHILO®?
Basically anyone who is suitable for standard dermal filler treatment is suitable for Profhilo® as it is safer than most other HA-based treatments for skin aging!
However, to be safe, please consult the doctor before commencing treatment!
Full article read here: http://www.aggylow.com/2021/08/my-profhilo-session-with-clifford-clinic.html