Filler Vs Profhilo - What's The Difference

Filler Vs Profhilo – What’s The Difference?

While many people may not know that there are different fillers available, there are key differences between Profhilo and Dermal Fillers. This blog aims to educate you on the differences between the two. With fillers on the rise, it is essential to understand which is best for your aesthetic goals. As you already know, more and more people are incorporating fillers into their aesthetic regime, regularly topping up their lips and cheeks to create the current trending look that popularised our social media. 

However, with fillers on the rise, it is important to comprehend which is the best treatment for you. 

What is Profhilo? 

Profhilo is an injectable filler made up of hyaluronic acid. Hyaluronic acid is a molecule that helps retain skin moisture and is naturally created by your body. This acid is also involved in the body’s natural healing process and, therefore, enhances collagen production.

Collagen is the protein responsible for keeping the skin firm, youthful and revitalised. What this means is that not only does Profhilo help you strengthen your skin’s appearance and plumpness, but also, it rejuvenates your skin, creating a healthy glow

Profhilo is injected through microinjection points in your target area, increasing collagen and elastin production in this area! Furthermore, Profhilo also contains the highest levels of hyaluronic acid currently available on the market. It works by thermal bonding when injected, which means more moisture is retained as opposed to chemical bonding. Thus, Profhilo acts as more of a hydrator to the skin than a filler. It has an incredible anti-ageing effect upon the skin as your skin is restored to its former youthful state. 

You still achieve the plumpness of fillers with the added benefit of hydrated and glowing skin. To put into perspective just how hydrating hyaluronic acid is, one gram can hold up to six litres of water! Imagine the wonders this would do to your skin in retaining its moisture and hydration levels. Over time, Profhilo can stimulate collagen, which gives the appearance of plump skin tones. 

What is Filler? 

Whilst the main ingredient – hyaluronic acid – is the same across both treatments, these two treatments still differ. Regular filler is a gel-like texture that can be injected into targeted areas across the face and body. Filler can modify and enhance your features such as the chin, lips and nose. We are creating the exaggerated look that we are becoming accustomed to in many people’s appearances these days. 

Not only do dermal fillers effectively enhance features, but they can also reduce the appearance of fine lines as the skin is plumped up. Furthermore, not all fillers contain hyaluronic acid; however, it is the more popular choice. It is always best to look into the ingredients of stuffing used when choosing where to receive your treatment. 

Main Differences between Profhilo and Filler


Profhilo has a more liquid-based consistency due to its higher hyaluronic acid concentration, whereas fuller has a more dense, gel-like texture. 


Profhilo is microinjected into the skin so that the liquid substance spreads evenly under the skin; this results in an immediate plumping and restoring of the skin from the inside out; this also stimulates collagen and elastin production immediately to revitalise the skin’s appearance further. Profhilo can be injected in the face, neck, hands and knees. 

Unlike Profhilo, filler stays in the injection site, which causes a volumising build-up effect – this allows you to sculpt and contour a specific area. Filler is commonly used to enhance the lips, nose, cheeks, jaw, chin, temples and fine lines. 

How many sessions: 

Profhilo is a course that can be completed over two treatments. These two treatments should be spaced one month apart. If you choose to, patients can be topped up over time once the initial two appointments have been completed. 

As the filler is used to build on specific areas, everyone has their own goal for the look they want. For example, if you want a more natural plumping, you will need far fewer sessions than someone who desires a dramatic appearance. Each treatment course varies and will be discussed during your consultation; however, typically recommended treatment is every 16-18 months. 

If you are interested in changing the appearance of your skin, then fillers are a great way to achieve the beautiful look you’ve always desired. Here at Aesthetics of Liverpool, we offer both Profhilo and dermal fillers. So if you want to start your course of treatment or have further questions about which treatment would be best suited to your goals, please head over to our website to book in for your consultation today. We are more than happy to help you.

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