What is a collagen booster?

Collagen is a protein that makes up 80 percent of the skin. Its fibres give skin its firmness and strength which we associate with youthful radiance. Unfortunately, it breaks down naturally over time. From our 20’s, we lose collagen at a rate of 1% every year causing wrinkles & fine lines to start appearing.

The revitalising protein we use in our collagen booster treatment in Zen Clinics is a first for UK aesthetic clinics keen to offer a more natural-looking anti-ageing option. Results are long-lasting and unlike wrinkle reduction treatments such as botox, which paralyse the muscles, and dermal fillers which can leave the face looking over-filled, this collagen booster treatment works in harmony with your natural tissue structure.

Treatment price start from £250.

Collagen booster benefits

Collagen boosters are a great, more natural way, to decrease aging. They reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles and help to revitalize the skin in your face, leaving you looking more youthful and bright.

What is PROFHILO?

Profhilo is the first BDDE-free stabilised injectable hyaluronic acid (HA) based product for treating skin laxity. With one of the highest concentrations of HA on the market (64mg / 2ml) it is not only boosting and hydrating the skin, but also remodels the ageing and sagging tissue.

Profhilo delivers great results as a treatment on its own or in combination with other aesthetics treatments currently on offer.

Dr Emma Ravichandran says

Anyone who presents with signs of skin ageing and is suitable for dermal filler treatment is also suitable for treatment with Profhilo. Once injected, the product immediately starts spreading due to the high concentration of HA and its cohesive nature. The BAP technique is an extremely effective and simple technique to use for injectors who are not comfortable with the use of cannulas.

BEFORE / AFTER

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

HOW DOES PROFHILO WORK

As a stabilised product Profhilo lasts in the skin around 28 days. During this time the stimulation of 4 different types of collagen and elastin takes place by slow release of HA.

The stimulation results in significant tissue improvement. Therefore we cannot say that Profhilo is a skin booster as it also has a significant tightening / lifting effect on the tissue.

HOW IS PROFHILO STABILISED

Profhilo is developed by using a patented technology resulting in hybrid cooperative complexes between high molecular weight HA and low molecular HA without the use of any chemical cross-linking compounds. These complexes increase the stability of HA to enzymatic and mechanical degradation.

NAHYCO TECHNOLOGY

Profhilo is not a dermal filler or biorevitaliser – Profhilo has opened up a new injectable category – bioremodeling.

Thermal cross-linking changes the character and behavior of the HA resulting in the formation of co-operative hybrid complexes which modulate the tissues. This is also the explanation for the different biological behavior with respect to H-HA and L-HA alone. One of the main advantages is longevity. Hybrid cooperative complexes have proven to be very stable with natural hyaluronidase (BTH) digestion when compared to H-HA, widely used in biorevitalisation products, or L-HA alone resulting in the long-lasting release and the dual action of the two HA components. This dual action is ideal for remodeling skin laxity.

ADVANTAGES

In Profhilo, L-HA is released slowly from the HA hybrid complexes and therefore does not trigger the first inflammatory cytokines making it very biocompatible. It also increas¬es patient comfort during and after treatment and provides hydration to the skin especially in the epidermis – the Hydro effect.

H-HA in Profhilo provides a stable HA architecture in the dermis. This gives a volumetric effect – the Lift effect.

Another advantage of the stable co-operative hybrid complex when compared to H-HA and L-HA is the increase in the ex¬pression levels of type I and type III collagen in fibroblast and type IV and VII collagen in keratinocytes.

This results in improved skin quality and skin hydration both in the dermis and epidermis. There is also increased production of endogenous HA and elastin giving the skin a more youthful look.

BAP TECHNIQUE

To maximise the diffusion in the malar and sub-malar areas:

• The BAP were specifically chosen in anatomically respective areas
• The dilution phenomenon of the product itself
• 5 injections per side
• Reduced pain (slow injection)
• Lower possibility of bruising or hematoma
• Reduced number of treatment sessions
• Greater patient compliance

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