With the rise in living costs, it is tempting to look for more affordable alternatives to cope, even more so with facial treatments. However, this could lead to a risk of using counterfeit products that could be dangerous. Fake and counterfeit products have been making their rounds in the market, leaving many needing to authenticate and verify them.
The same goes for filler treatment products like Profhilo. Globally, there have been reports of counterfeit and unauthorised sources of Profhilo that are illegally acquired. Using these products for filler treatments can lead to health risks and complications.
If you are seeking a Profhilo skin treatment in Singapore, here’s what you need to know and how you can identify whether the Profhilo treatment in Singapore provided is legitimate.
What is Profhilo?
Profhilo in Singapore is an injectable skin remodelling treatment. It is often used to target various skin concerns, particularly on the face, hands, and neck, for a more youthful appearance. Profhilo treatment is also effective in addressing ageing skin issues, as it contains the highest amount of hyaluronic acid (HA) compared to other fillers.
The type of hyaluronic acid involved in a Profhilo treatment is thermally cross-linked to generate a stable hybrid complex of high and low molecular-weight hyaluronic acid. This improves the viscosity and elasticity of the formulation while improving its resistance to degradation.
In fact, Profhilo injectables contain 32mg of low molecular weight HA (80-100Kda) and 32mg of high molecular weight HA (1100-1400Kda). These add up to 64mg hyaluronic acid in a 2ml pre-filled syringe with a high concentration of HA.
When this hyaluronic acid is injected into the skin tissues to address the lack of volume and elasticity, it helps to hydrate and stimulate the generation of new collagen and elastin in the skin. Over time, the hyaluronic acid content will smoothen the skin for a more youthful appearance.
How Does it Work?
Ageing changes your body in various ways. One of the most noticeable changes is apparent on your skin. When it produces less collagen and elastin – cells that give your skin its structure and firmness, fine lines and wrinkles can develop on your forehead, around your eyes, marionette lines, etc.
A Profhilo treatment in Singapore can stimulate collagen and elastin production while improving your skin’s elasticity. This is thanks to the high concentration of hyaluronic acid in the syringe, which is hydrophilic in nature. The hyaluronic acid draws out water from the body and holds on to it, plumping up the skin to create a more volumised appearance.
Profhilo treatments can also help reverse the signs of ageing, such as sagging skin, by active bio-remodelling to give the skin a more rejuvenated and glowing look. However, it is essential to note that Profhilo injectables cannot permanently reverse ageing signs but instead helps to boost skin hydration.
How to Verify the Authenticity of Profhilo?
As globalisation threatens the authenticity of various products, aesthetic clinics and patients alike have to be vigilant about the products used and offered. Here’s how you can authenticate your Profhilo skin treatment in Singapore.
1. Look out for the Neoasia QR code and holographic authenticity stickers
Most products today come with authenticity stickers to prove the product is original. For Profhilo injectables, it’s important to look out for the Neoasia QR code and holographic authenticity stickers. This means they are sourced via pharmaceutical cold chain logistics.
Products without the code and stickers are likely to be counterfeit or illegally acquired. Avoid using such products as it may lead to health risks and complications.
2. Scan and verify the code before your Profhilo treatment
Before your Profhilo treatment, you may be asked to verify and authenticate the injectables. So, scan the QR code with your mobile phone and always ask to see the authenticity sticker.
Once the authenticity of your Profhilo injectables is verified, your doctor may proceed with your treatment.
How to Identify Fake Dermal Fillers ?
There are several ways for you to identify fake dermal fillers, such as:
1. Changes in the Packaging – A change in product packaging will warrant a notice by the manufacturers along with the details on the new packaging. Use the details provided to identify the fake product. Consider the finer details, like the shade of the ink colour, font size, and how the batch and expiry details are printed on the box. Most manufacturers will use the same equipment so there shouldn’t be a difference.
2. Prices – You should be wary if the price is substantially cheaper than the general market price.
3. Be Cautious – You can never be too cautious when it comes to getting a skin treatment in Singapore. So, check with the relevant authorities on the service provider’s license registration and supply of dermal filler.
What are the benefits of a Profhilo treatment?
Profhilo offers a non-surgical, non-invasive and painless procedure to rejuvenate the skin. It boosts the production of collagen and elastin, which in turn leads to an improvement in skin texture. When using the authentic version, some of the benefits you can look out for include:
1. Alternative to Surgical Treatments
Because Profhilo is an injectable treatment, it makes an ideal alternative to surgical treatments without the invasive and permanent effects of surgical procedures. It requires minimal downtime with little to no side effects.
2. Improves Skin Laxity
Profhilo triggers the production of elastin to regain the firmness and suppleness of the skin around the injected site. This allows collagen and elastin fibres to be remodelled on the dermal matrix and counteract skin laxity.
3. Improves Skin Quality
If you have wrinkles, loose skin, or crepiness, a Profhilo treatment can help to boost your skin quality, making it appear softer and smoother. At the same time, it produces a lifting effect that can make you look younger.
4. Ability to Target Specific Areas
Most patients face issues on specific parts of their face, like under-eye wrinkles, crepey cheeks, or fine lines surrounding the eyes. A Profhilo treatment can target these issues while ensuring that each area is fully treated.
How Much Does Profhilo Treatment in Singapore Cost?
Before committing to a Profhilo treatment, you should be aware of the costs. One Profhilo pre-filled syringe contains 2ml of HA, which will be used equally across 10 injection points in a single treatment session. The number of sessions required depends on individual’s skin condition. The first two or three sessions are done one month apart with a maintenance treatment every 6-9 months.
At SL Aesthetic Clinic, we offer Profhilo treatments for between $1,000 – $1,200 per syringe, depending on the number of syringes.
If you are considering a Profhilo treatment in Singapore, you should consult a medical professional to provide the proper guidance and treatment you need. Here at SL Aesthetic Clinic, we’re happy to provide said guidance and address any further questions or concerns you may have, so contact us today for more information.