Improving hydration and remodelling the skin using Profhilo

The three fundamental biological components that determine your skin’s plumpness, laxity and hydration levels are collagen, elastin and hyaluronic acid (aka “HA”—one of a family of something called glycosaminoglycans). Profhilo is an injectable moisturiser which is made up of hyaluronic acid and therefore can help to restore hydration levels. However, it goes a step further and cleverly encourages bioremodelling of the collagen and elastin fibres deep down in the skin, providing additional support for anyone looking to retain or rediscover more youthful-looking skin.

To find out more, I went to the CosmeSurge clinic to talk to Dr Pam Benito about Profhilo—what it is, how and where it’s used, etc.—and to join her for a treatment, which involves needles. Watch the video to discover for yourself what Profhilo does and whether it’s something that would work for you.

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CosmeSurge’s state-of-the-art clinic is based on Harley Street and is home to some of the top practitioners in the country. They offer a wide range of advanced treatments including thread lifting and platelet-rich plasma—as well as Profhilo, of course. While my interest is in non-surgical procedures, they also offer surgical solutions and have some great surgeons on their books.

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Alice Hart-Davis is an award-winning beauty journalist and author. For nearly 20 years she has been reporting on the aesthetic cosmetic procedures colloquially known as tweakments, and has trialled countless procedures in order to review them.

Alice has won many awards for her work, though none for services as a cosmetic guinea pig. She attends aesthetics conferences around the world and spends a lot of time catching up with the doctors, surgeons, dentists, nurses and the companies behind the technology in this fast-expanding field, the better to understand the tweakments on offer.

Over the years Alice has seen — and experienced first-hand — plenty of bad treatments, and understands the many problems that beset the aesthetics industry, from the lack of regulation to the rising incidence of body dysmorphia among cosmetic patients and practitioners.

Despite this, she remains an advocate of good, understated cosmetic work — the sort which goes undetected and unremarked, because it doesn’t lead to weird-looking hamster cheeks or frozen foreheads. She is also still enthusiastic about the potential of tweakments for making people look that bit better, which in turn makes them feel better about themselves and better able to get on with the rest of their lives.

She lives in London, a short bicycle ride from Harley Street, with her husband and a lively Jack Russell terrier. Her three young adult children take a dim view of tweakments, but accept that these are something she does for work (and are too kind to use the word, ‘vanity’).

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