Profhilo vs Botox – Which Is Better?

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10th February 2023

Profhilo vs Botox – Which Is Better?

Here at our Doncaster skin clinic, our team of aesthetics experts helps men and women look and feel their best. Because when you look great and have the confidence to match, you can do whatever you want.

Among our many powerful and effective treatments, profhilo and Botox are two that many of our clients ask us about, often weighing up which might be best for their skin and unique needs. So today, our Doncaster professionals will explain how each one works, the pros and cons of each, and how to go about booking a personal consultation at our state-of-the-art Doncaster skin clinic. Read more to discover ‘Profhilo vs Botox – Which Is Better?’

All about profhilo

The basics

Profhilo is often referred to as a ‘liquid facelift’, owing to its impressive results. It uses a series of plumping dermal injections which address concerns such as loss of volume, lines and wrinkles, and facial contouring.

Recovery and duration

Profhilo can be carried out – usually – within around 30 minutes, and you likely won’t need recovery time or to book time off work afterwards. It’s a long-lasting treatment and a fantastic alternative to surgery (especially with the costs and recovery involved).

Side-effects

This is an injectable treatment. That means you could experience some common side effects like swelling, redness, tenderness and even bruising. But by following our suggested aftercare instructions, you can help to keep these to a minimum – if they even develop at all.

Pros and cons

The biggest pitfall of profhilo treatment is that it isn’t permanent, so you will need to have follow-up treatments. However, there are a lot of positives – you can plump lips, reduce scarring, tighten the skin, address sagging and hollowness, and overall refresh your appearance. In fact, it can be carried out over much of your face, including cheeks, temples, jowls, nasolabial folds, brows and eyes.

All about Botox

The basics

Botox is a treatment that helps to reduce movement in muscles linked to wrinkles. This means your lines and wrinkles take on a softer appearance, and may seemingly ‘disappear’ altogether. The treatment has been used for decades as an aesthetic procedure, but Botox also has some medical background – as it weakens nerve-to-muscle signals, it has some useful applications for conditions such as hyperhidrosis (excessive sweating) and bruxism (teeth grinding).

Recovery and duration

Botox can be quick to administer, usually taking around 30 minutes. You won’t need to book time off work, and in fact, many people have an appointment for Botox over a lunch break.

Side-effects

Like profhilo, Botox is an injectable treatment. That means swelling, bruising, redness and tenderness may be experienced. Again, our aftercare instructions can help prevent or even offset some of these concerns.

Pros and cons

Again, Botox isn’t a permanent treatment, though you should see results that last a number of months. Botox can also take a few weeks to properly develop. However, once the effects take hold, you’ll notice smoother, more youthful skin. Botox can be carried out on the face and neck, but treatment areas are limited in comparison to profhilo.

Book with us

In our opinion, Botox and profhilo serve very different purposes – and we’ll need to work with you to determine which is the best treatment. To get in touch, visit our webpage and we’ll book a personal consultation at our Doncaster aesthetics clinic. A consultation will also give you the chance to discuss Profhilo vs Botox in more detail.

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