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Is Profhilo Different From Fillers and Bo-tox?

We compare three popular skin tightening treatments–Profhilo, Fillers and Bo-tox, to help you find your right fit. 

Who doesn't want tight, glowing skin? But, as we get older, our skin loses a noticeable amount of elastin, fat and collagen. The end result is a dull complexion, fine lines and a loss of volume. This is where skin tightening treatments come in. More and more people are turning to injectable treatments to combat the signs of aging in their quest to remain young and radiant. Profhilo treatment, Bo-tox and dermal fillers are the most popular options that work to combat these issues and give you younger-looking and naturally glowing skin. But are these all the same? While these treatments share some similarities, they are quite different. We break down these skin injectables to help you make the right choice. 

What is Bo-tox?

As the name suggests, Bo-tox comes from a toxin produced by the bacterium Clostridium botulinum. Bo-tox has been used for cosmetic purposes to treat wrinkles brought on by muscle movement for years. Bo-tox works by freezing the muscle, which causes the formation of wrinkles. By doing this, Bo-tox inhibits muscle movement and gives you glowing skin and a smoother, line-free complexion. Cosmetically, Bo-tox can be used to reduce wrinkles and fine lines in the following areas:

  • The area between the eyebrows to treat frown lines
  • Around the eyes, to treat crow’s feet lines
  • It can also be used to relax muscles that pull down on the face, for example, in the neck muscles, to give a lifting effect
  • The forehead, to correct forehead lines 

Patients can expect the effects to last for several months, usually three to four, after just one treatment. The results don't fully appear for up to two weeks after injection.

What are dermal fillers?

Just like Bo-tox, dermal fillers also work to repair wrinkles. A filler is injected beneath the skin's surface in order to increase fullness and volume. Dermal fillers are made of a range of temporary or long-lasting materials. However, hyaluronic acid fillers are the most popular. 

Dermal fillers are primarily used to treat static wrinkles. Loss of skin suppleness and collagen are the main contributors to static wrinkles. Deep lines that are visible even when the facial muscles are not contracting can also be effectively treated with a filler. Additionally, fillers can also give you healthy-looking, glowing skin. Dermal fillers come in a variety of varieties that are used to treat various aging symptoms. A filler can be used for the following purposes:

  • Lips that are thinning can be filled out with a dermal filler. 
  • You can use a filler to give your face's shallow or sinking areas more volume. 
  • The smile lines around your lips can be easily treated with a filler.

Hyaluronic acid fillers last 5 to 24 months and are available in a range of thicknesses so that the right one can be used for each skin type.

What is Profhilo treatment?

While dermal fillers are used to change the shape of facial features and replace lost volume due to aging, Profhilo treatment plays no part in volumizing or restructuring the face. Instead, it offers intense hydration and rejuvenation to your skin. Profhilo is an injectable skin remodeling treatment that targets dullness, fine lines, wrinkles, and skin laxity. It contains one of the highest concentrations of hyaluronic acid (64mg / 2ml) on the market and helps to rewind the clock by giving you younger-looking, glowing skin. But are you wondering why the Profhilo treatment is better than other skin injectables? Unlike other injections that just plump your skin or fill the wrinkles, Profhilo treatment aims to treat the root cause of the problem. The gradual release of hyaluronic acid by Profhilo increases the synthesis of collagen and elastin, which improves skin tone, moisture, and the visible signs of aging. Profhilo treatment has a slew of benefits:

  • It improves skin tone and skin texture.
  • The hyaluronic acid which is injected retains moisture and hydrates your skin. This leads to naturally glowing skin.
  • Profhilo treatment boosts collagen and elastin production and increases firmness and elasticity to promote healthier and softer-looking skin.
  • The treatment can be used preventatively to avoid loss of volume and dullness.

The long-lasting results are a plus point. The effects of Profhilo treatment can last for up to six to nine months, but this can vary from patient to patient and is influenced by their age and skin type.

Do you wish to learn more about these injectable treatments for glowing skin? Book a consultation with our experts today. You can speak to us on +971 4 346 6641, email on, or schedule an appointment here

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