Dr Karen Soh, medical director of Prive Clinic, tells you about a new hyaluronic acid injectable treatment that can help your skin look radiant and youthful.

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My girlfriends and I are hitting 40 soon and we’re thinking of getting a treatment for both hydration and lifting, to get that dewy, youthful and lifted look. What would work for us?

There is a new aesthetics treatment called Profhilo for anti-ageing and hydration. Many clinical trials have been done on it, so it’s proven to be effective. Profhilo was introduced in Singapore in late 2019, but it’s already been used by doctors, patients and celebrities elsewhere in the world before that.

It is a patented bio-remodelling injectable made with one of the highest concentrations of hyaluronic acid (HA) in the market. It boosts and hydrates skin, while giving sagging tissues a youthful lift, all with minimal downtime.

This treatment uses the Bolus technique, where HA is carefully injected deep into skin at five strategic points (known as Bio Aesthetics Points) on each side of the face.

Profhilo contains both high molecular weight HA and low molecular weight HA. It attracts water molecules, hydrating the skin from inside out. It also reportedly increases collagen and elastin 12 times more than regular HA. This means you should see increased elasticity, as well as a lifting, plumping and tightening effect on skin.

I’ve heard the trend now is for doctors to combine aesthetic treatments to help patients look younger. What can I do to get the best results with Profhilo? 

Prive Clinic has combination treatments that offer dual benefits that also save patients time. We do this safely in four ways:

• With non-invasive energy-based devices such as Ultherapy and Thermage, for optimal face lifting results that last up to a year.

• With Exilis Elite for an instant lift to the facial contours.

• With dermal fillers to contour and fill out sunken areas. Profhilo completes the job by stimulating collagen and elastin while restoring hydration.

• With laser treatments such as Discovery Pico Laser or Fotona 4D Laser, to help address acne scars and skin discoloration, and make the skin look fresher and younger.

Only an experienced and skilled doctor will be able to create the perfect combination treatment, based on an individual’s skin needs.
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Dr Karen Soh is best known as a trainer for Merz Aesthetics and Silhouette Soft threadlifts. She is recognised for her experience and skill across different modalities in aesthetics practice. With passion and a keen eye for detail, she balances the art and science of aesthetic enhancement, achieving natural-looking results safely and effectively.
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Cliniccare EGF Extra Glow Essence 2% Bio Hyaluronic Acid is a Prive Clinic exclusive that uses two ingredients. Epidermal growth factor (EGF) helps skin stem cells absorb nutrients, speed up cell division and growth, and stimulate the synthesis of hyaluronic acid and glycoproteins. EGF also promotes wound healing and reduces scars.

The second ingredient is HA. Its high concentration of low-molecular weight HA goes deep into skin to maximise collagen levels. The effect is hydrated, smooth skin.