As we get on in years, our skin starts to lose its hyaluronic acid content. Essentially, 50% of a body’s hyaluronic acid content is present in the skin. Hyaluronic acid prolongs the lifespan of our cells and contributes to our skin’s overall barrier function. Additionally, collagen that is naturally present in our body houses both water and hyaluronic acid to create building blocks for our cells. Also, hyaluronic acid is a humectant that helps our skin retain its moisture. Hence when hyaluronic acid depletes as we age, our cells won’t be able to contain water properly. As a result, this leads to a breakdown in collagen and in turn our skin’s elasticity over time. To counteract this loss in hyaluronic acid and subsequent breakdown in collagen, there is the option of having a Profhilo treatment. Here’s Beauty Insider‘s guide on all you need to know about it!

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What is a Profhilo treatment?


Basically, a Profhilo treatment is an injectable skin-remodelling procedure that uses a high concentration of stabilized hyaluronic acid. Being an anti-ageing treatment, it specifically targets and treats skin laxity by bio-stimulating the production of collagen and elastin. In addition to using 100% pure hyaluronic acid, the treatment also uses a combination of high and low-molecular hyaluronic acid (32mg each) to improve the overall texture of the skin.

How does it work?


Generally, you can apply this treatment to the face, neck, hands and chest to address signs of ageing like saggy skin, fine lines and wrinkles. After consultation, aesthetic doctors will locate your Bio Aesthetic Points (BAP) to inject the Profhilo formula under the surface of the skin. For the face, the BAP technique requires 5 specific injections on each side of the face so as to minimize bruising and discomfort. Normally, a patient will require 2 to 3 sessions to see visible results with one month of rest in between.

Since hyaluronic acid is a humectant (meaning it attracts and retains moisture), it functions as a hydrator for your skin. Hence by infusing your skin with hyaluronic acid, it gives the skin a more radiant and firmer appearance. On the whole, the procedure itself takes about 15 to 20 minutes.

What are the benefits of a Profhilo treatment?

Besides plumping up your skin with moisture, a Profhilo treatment helps to improve the overall elasticity, texture and tone of your skin. It also helps lift your skin and give it a healthy and luminous glow. Although most patients opt to get this treatment on their faces, it can also be used to smooth out the skin on the neck, chest, hands and even knees.

How is Profhilo different from dermal fillers and skin boosters?

Although Profhilo, dermal fillers and skim boosters all utilize hyaluronic aid, the technique and molecular size of the hyaluronic acid used are different. On one hand, the main purpose of dermal fillers is to improve volume and fill out dents in the skin. Also, aesthetic doctors normally inject dermal fillers into the deeper layers of the epidermis. On the other, skin boosters inject low-viscosity hyaluronic acid fillers into the middle layers of the epidermis to replace lost hyaluronic acid and restore the skin’s moisture content and elasticity.

Frequently asked questions

What is the downtime of a Profhilo treatment? Any side effects?


Downtime is minimal and you will be able to carry on with your usual activities after treatment. Generally, you may experience some mild redness and swelling. However, it should subside within 2 days. Also, there are usually no side effects as Profhilo is bio-compatible and your body will be able to metabolize it over time.

Who is eligible for a Profhilo treatment?


This treatment is suitable for anyone who has mild to moderate skin laxity concerns. On the whole, this treatment is better suited for individuals with mild saggy skin, fine lines and wrinkles. Since Profhilo works well on thicker skin, men can also opt for this treatment.

Can I combine a Profhilo treatment with other treatments?

Yes, it is generally safe for you to combine Profhilo with other aesthetic treatments. Additionally, it can even serve as a complementary treatment to dermal fillers to improve the skin’s volume as well as texture and tone. However, it is important to always consult a certified medical professional before proceeding with any additional treatments. Also, it is best to avoid wearing makeup and going into a sauna for the first 24 hours after treatment.

Clinics in Malaysia that offer this treatment

VEO Clinic Malaysia

VEO Clinic offers a variety of face-defining aesthetic treatments including Profhilo. In addition to that, they also provide various body, hair and skin treatments. VEO Clinic is also registered with the Ministry of Health Malaysia and is led by founder and Medical Director Dr. Malcolm Lee.

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Address10, Jalan Anggerik Vanilla, 31/93 Kota Kemuning, Shah Alam
Opening HoursMon-Sat: 10am – 7pm | Closed on Sundays
Contact Details+603 5131 2538 | +6019 390 2538

Bioscor International

With over 20 years of experience providing aesthetic solutions, Bioscor International is a global network of aesthetic clinics. In addition to Profhilo, they are also known for their hair regrowth treatments and cosmetic procedures.

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AddressUnit 807, 8th Floor, Block E, Phileo Damansara 1, Jalan 16/11, 46350 Petaling Jaya, Selangor
Opening HoursMon-Fri: 9.30am – 5.30pm | Sat: 9.30am – 4pm | Closed on Sundays
Contact Details+603 7958 5770 | +6011 1198 8663

Álainn Clinic

Led by Dr. Nurul Ain Abdullah, Álainn Clinic offers Profhilo as well as various signature treatments. Specializing in anti-ageing skincare and aesthetic procedures, Álainn Clinic offers a holistic experience that will instantly put patients at ease.

AddressG-6 Infinity Tower, 28 Jalan SS6/3 Kelana Jaya, 47301 Petaling Jaya
Opening HoursMon-Sat: 9.30am – 6pm | Closed on Sundays
Contact Details+603 7802 8099 | +6012 271 0301

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CLÉO Clinic

Cleo Clinic adopts a holistic approach to its treatments. They also offer customized treatments to cater to the different needs of each individual and even offer a complimentary initial consultation.

Address14, Jalan 30/70a, Desa Sri Hartamas, 50480 Kuala Lumpur
Opening HoursMon-Fri: 10am – 7pm | Sat: 10am – 6pm | Sun: 10am – 4pm
Contact Details+6012 252 1883

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BeauLife Clinic

Established fairly recently in 2017, BeauLife Clinic specialize in a variety of non-surgical aesthetic procedures including Profhilo and skin-boosting facials. Currently, the clinic is led by Dr. Teh Sheau Jye and Dr. Lim Khan Ni.

Address10-G, Jalan Jalil Jaya 4, Jalil Link, Bukit Jalil, 57000 Kuala Lumpur
Opening HoursMon-Fri: 10am – 7pm | Sat&Sun: 10am – 5pm
Contact Details+6010 396 7687

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Premier Clinic

Premier Clinic, with five branches under their belt, Premier Clinic offers a variety of skin, face, and body treatments as well as packages to suit your budget.

AddressA-0-8, Megan Avenue 1, 189, Jln Tun Razak, 50400 Kuala Lumpur
Opening HoursDaily: 10am – 7pm
Contact Details+6012 662 5552

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Clinic RX

Founded in 2014, Clinic RX specializes in Korean aesthetic procedures and technological equipment. Besides Profhilo, they also treat a variety of skin concerns and customize treatment plans according to each individual’s needs and preferences.

Address43, Jalan Maarof Wisma TTGU (Ground Floor, Bangsar, 59100 Kuala Lumpur
Opening HoursMon-Fri: 10am – 7pm | Sat: 9am – 6pm | Sun: 10am – 5pm
Contact Details+6010 210 3921

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Elegant Clinic

Elegant Clinic is currently led by Medical Director Dr. Kelvin Tan who has been practising medicine since 2008. His key specializations include anti-ageing and regenerative medicine as well as facial aesthetic and hair loss treatments.

AddressA-G-5 Kuchai Exchange, no 43, Jalan Kuchai Maju 13, 58200 Kuala Lumpur
Opening HoursMon-Sat: 10am – 7pm | Closed on Sundays
Contact Details+6012 316 6889

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YS Clinic

Aside from Profhilo, YS Clinic also specializes in face and nose thread lifts. Established in 2014, the resident doctors Dr. Yang Sheng Por and Dr. Shirley both have experience in anti-ageing and regenerative treatments.

AddressD-06-G, Garden shoppe @ One City, USJ 25/1A, 47650 Subang Jaya, Selangor
Opening HoursMon-Sat: 10am – 7pm | Closed on Sundays
Contact Details+603 8011 6708 | +6017 929 0288

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NextMed Clinic


Another clinic that focuses on Korean aesthetic procedures, NextMed Clinic provides various anti-ageing treatments and health screening services. They even provide follow-up care as their patients’ safety and well-being are of their utmost priority.

Address38, Jalan Gasing, Bukit Gasing, 46000 Petaling Jaya, Selangor
Opening HoursWeekdays: 10am – 7pm, Sat: 9am – 6pm, Sun: Closed
Contact Details+603 7773 0688 | +6011 3342 0688

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Sliq Clinic

Established back in 2014, Sliq Clinic offers a variety of aesthetic treatments including Profhilo treatment. The clinic is also headed by Dr. Steve Chia, who has years of experience in the field. With LCP-certified doctors, they offer treatments that leave customers satisfied. 

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Opening HoursMon-Sat: 10am – 7pm | Closed on Sundays
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My Bliss Clinic

My Bliss Clinic offers a Profhilo treatment that helps patients with signs of ageing. Their Profhilo treatment uses advanced patented technologies to help remodel your skin. It is also able to stimulate 4 different types of elastin and collagen thanks to the slow release of hyaluronic acid. So if you are noticing dull skin, ageing skin or loss of facial volume, then it is time to book a visit. 

AddressLot 1&2, Level G2, Publika,Solaris Dutamas, Jalan Dutamas 1,50480 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
Opening HoursMon-Sat: 10.30am – 6pm | Closed on Sundays
Contact Details+603 2300 0268 | +6016 223 2675

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