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Profhilo vs Dermal Fillers: What’s the Difference?

If you’ve recently been considering facial enhancements to address areas of your appearance that you’d like to improve, you may have come across two popular treatments: Profhilo and dermal filler

What’s the difference between Profhilo and Dermal Filler?


If you’ve recently been considering facial enhancements to address areas of your appearance that you’d like to improve, you may have come across two popular treatments: Profhilo and dermal filler. We’re here to help you understand more about these popular treatments.

Whilst both of these aesthetic treatments, available at VIVA Skin Clinics, can help to improve the appearance of the face, it is important to know that more often than not, one will be more suited to you than the other depending on your desired outcome. 

Let’s take a closer look…

What is Profhilo®?

Designed to hydrate and plump the skin, Profhilo is a targeted injectable treatment which hydrates and volumises crepey, drooping skin, improving laxity and texture.

Profhilo features the highest level of hyaluronic acid (HA) on the market. HA is naturally occurring in the body and its job is to retain moisture and support collagen production. Over time, HA production slows, as does that of key proteins, collagen and elastin. This can leave the skin dry and dull, with ageing signs such as wrinkles beginning to appear. Profhilo works to stimulate the production of these proteins, which not only smooths and brightens the skin, but also protects the complexion from future ageing signs. Suitable for all, this incredibly versatile product can be used to treat fine lines and wrinkles, dehydrated or crepey skin and a dull, tired appearance.

What are dermal fillers?

Dermal fillers are substances designed to be injected beneath the surface of the skin to add volume and fullness. Largely used as an anti-ageing injectable treatment, they help to restore lost volume to the face and hands as well as accelerate the production of collagen in the skin where collagen and elastin production has begun to deplete due to the ageing process.

At VIVA Skin Clinics, we are proud to use Juvederm Fillers, one of the safest and most renowned brands. This product makes for lovely natural dermal fillers.

What’s the difference between Profhilo and fillers?

Both Profhilo and dermal fillers are injectable treatments that can be used to reduce the natural signs of ageing. At VIVA we love using Juvederm dermal filler to restore volume and lift for a more youthful, defined appearance. Whilst we use fillers to subtly ‘fill’ areas, the smooth structure of Profhilo means it can be used over an extended area of skin to provide a powerful hit of hydration. This works to improve texture and tone and achieve a youthful, plump and dewy glow.

How long does Profhilo last?

We recommend 2 sessions of Profhilo, 4 weeks apart. The results from Profhilo treatments will last for up to six months, but results can differ from person to person.

How long does dermal filler last?

Dermal fillers can last anywhere from 6 – 15 months depending on the person, but can be broken down below:

Lip Filler: 6-9 months

Tear Trough Filler: 6-9 months

Non-Surgical Rhinoplasty: 6-9 months

Cheek Filler: 9-12 months

Temple Filler: 9-12 months

Nasolabial Filler: 9-12 months

Jawline Filler: 12-15 months

Chin Filler: 12-15 months

How much do dermal fillers and Profhilo® cost?

See the cost per treatment for Profhilo® and dermal fillers here.

Should I get Profhilo® or dermal fillers?

If you are looking to add volume, add definition and look more youthful, dermal filler is for you. If you are looking to improve your skin tone and texture and have an extra glow, Profhilo is the perfect option!

How do I book in?

Head to our booking page, to book a consultation at our Chelsea or Kent Clinic.


Frequently Asked Questions

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We require a consultation before your first treatment, during which we will answer any questions you may have and develop a plan specifically for you. In most cases, you’ll be able to receive treatment immediately following your consultation.

Why Us?

We’re not just leading our industry, we’re changing its face. 

Our industry is broken and it’s not just instagram’s fault. There are practitioners who don’t put their clients’ best interests first. Our doctor-led team of aesthetic artists go above and beyond to make sure your transformational journey is a special one with safety, health and happiness at its centre.

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