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What is the best skin booster for you?The difference between Profhilo, Redensity and Polynucleotides

Navigating the world of skin boosters is much like navigating active ingredients in skin care. You need to choose the right product for your skins needs. 

Whilst ‘Profhilo’ is a product that is loved by both practitioners and patients alike, and rightly so, it is not the only skin booster worth knowing about.


What is a Skin Booster?

The term ‘Skin Booster’ has generally been used to describe injectable treatments that primarily focus on introducing intense hydration deep in the form of Hyaluronic Acid, into the skin aka ‘injectable moisturisers’.

Some skin boosters add in the healing effects of amino acids, antioxidants and vitamins to both hydrate and stimulate repair.

What is the difference between Profhilo and Redensity 1?

Profhilo is my go-to product for dehydrated skin.

It uses the highest concentration of Hyaluronic Acid amongst skin boosters. This is is injected at precise points directly into deep skin layers. This has the immediate effect of drawing and holding water; smoothing crepiness, softening lines and wrinkles and giving a dewy appearance, without actually introducing any volume in the way a dermal filler would.

Redensity 1 is my go-to for targeted treatments or inflammed skin.

Redensity 1 combines hyaluronic acid with healing actives including multiple amino acids, antioxidants and vitamins. This means it achieves much more immediate healing as well as providing brilliant hydration.

What skin issues can Profhilo help with?

Dehydrated skin is a very common issue as we age due to naturally reducing levels of essential oils and is perfect for pre and postmenopausal women. It is also great to use if you want to achieve improvement for a larger area of skin as the procedure itself is quick, involves generally less injections than other products and it can be used all over the body.

As it provides immediate hydration it is great for crepey skin, particularly on the cheeks, for laxity on the neck, lines on the décolleté and for sagging skin on the upper arms.

With regular use, here is really where it comes into it’s own, as this is when collagen is stimulated and skin sees a subtle tightening effect.

What skin issues can Redensity 1 help with?

Opt for Redensity 1 over Profhilo if you have more focused concerns.

Fixed lines on the forehead, around the mouth or on the neck respond very well. Which makes Redensity 1 a great product to combine with antiwrinkle treatments or to boost skincare focused on collagen stimulation with the aim to hold off other injectables like fillers or antiwrinkle treatments.

It is also great for younger skin, especially if there is inflammation from conditions such as acne, I would always opt for Redensity 1. This triggers repair on more levels within the skin by combining amino acids, antioxidants and minerals, with the hydrating effect of hyaluronic acid.

How often should I get skin boosters?

Much like when using any active ingredient in skin care, skin boosters give by far the best results when used consistently as part of a regular and holistic skin care routine. This is because with repeated use, they kick start repair mechanisms in the skin that exponentially builds over time. And, much like your skin care, if you stop using it for long enough, the healing effects wear off.

Most skin boosters recommend at least an intial course of around 2-3 treatments around 1 month apart. Though this can vary depending on your need and the product you choose.

You ideally need to view skin boosters along side your skin care. Whilst 1 course will give you nice results, it is recommended that you top up at least 6 monthly. This is where you will see dramatic smoothing of skin texture, subtle plumping and tightening of skin and consistent healing of lines and laxity.


What is the difference between skin boosters, Profhilo and Polynucleotides?


Whilst Polynucleotides may seem relatively new on the scene, the science behind them has been used for decades in other medical fields, particularly in plastic surgery and are loved for their regenerative qualities.


Polynucleotides use DNA fragments derived from fish to turn on natural repair mechanisms within skin cells. This is a completely different approach to how Profhilo and other skin boosters work, which is to primarily introduce deep hydration.


These repair pathways are switched on across all levels of skin physiology meaning polynucleotides  offer benefit for pretty much all patients regardless of whether they have a particular skin concern or need or simply want to future proof their skin. The benefits include markedly triggering collagen repair and production, balancing natural oil and stabilising hydration, reducing inflammation in the skin and regulating pigment production. Both patients and practitioners love them because they quickly predictably strengthen laxity, soothe dehydration, kick start healing in acne and rosacea and brighten pigmentation and dark circles.

Check out my previous Blog to read more on Polynucleotides.

How do I choose a skin booster?

Hopefully this has given you a feel for what skin booster can offer. If you love skincare these are the next step up and these are regular options that I discuss with patients during a consultation. Whilst they offer benefit in some form to all skins choosing them should definately be guided by what you want to achieve and your skins needs.


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