Face Forward: Dr. Vicki Belo Shares How Profhilo Took Years Off Her Neck

Face Forward: Dr. Vicki Belo Shares How Profhilo Took Years Off Her Neck


Dr. Vicki Belo doesn’t gatekeep—she now wants everyone to experience this neck rejuvenation for themselves

I sat down with acclaimed and multi-awarded dermatologist Dr. Vicki Belo, and as I devoured some of her homemade Dulce de Leche Stuffed Cookies, we discussed everything from neck aging to the different types of cells—and even how genetics will prevent you from aging as fast as others, but only up to a certain point. 

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“How you look in your 20s is a gift from God. How you look in your 40s and beyond is your gift to yourself.” These words of wisdom, which Dr. Belo shared, really did make me stop and recall how, when I reached the age of 43, I began seeing some major changes in the way my face and neck looked. Gravity was beginning to take its toll and make my face look droopy, while lines and shadows began forming on my neck area. This, Dr. Belo says, is to be expected because the tendency really is, “to age in spurts,” she confesses. So even though an individual may have looked tight and taut well into his or her late 30s, a sudden and extreme shift in that person’s mid 40s can take place unexpectedly.

“This is why I always advocate for prevention. It’s always better to address the issues early on so that you don’t have too much to deal with once you hit your 50s and onwards.” Genetics can contribute to one looking younger than others, but the playing field suddenly becomes leveled once you hit your 50s, and this is when you’ll notice some major changes that you may not be too ecstatic about.

She advises investing in procedures that can help boost elastin production, increase circulation, stimulate collagen and replenish moisture. The best way to do this is via the infusion of hyaluronic acid , which is something our bodies naturally produce but gets depleted as we age, as it will help improve the appearance of one’s skin over a period of four to eight weeks. One such procedure which she herself can’t stop raving about is Profhilo, but what is it exactly? Profhilo contains one of the highest concentrations of stabilized hyaluronic acid in the market, and because it is thermally bonded, it acts as a hydrator, not a filler. It is injected just underneath the surface of the skin where it disperses quickly and reacts with your own tissue to instantly boost hydration.

During a treatment, Profhilo is injected uniformly into the superficial layer of skin using Bio-Aesthetic Points otherwise known as BAP, 5 BAP for each side of the face, and 10 BAP for the neck, which Dr. Belo shares was carefully developed in order to avoid any sort of injury to vital structures, and also to provide the best results overall. The treatment is typically done in two phases, with the second dose done four weeks after the first one. It promises to remodel the skin, giving it a plumper, smoother and firmer appearance after just eight weeks. Since Profhilo is made from pure hyaluronic acid with no added chemicals, it has been regarded as extremely safe with hardly any downtime and side effects. The treatment works by engaging skin’s receptors to induce the stimulation of collagen, the protein that provides structure and strengthens the skin. 


Dr. Belo has been especially impressed with the results it has produced for the neck area in particular. In her case, her neck seemed to show her age more than her face, and that bothered her. But after three sessions, she can proudly say that she looks and feels brand new. She shares that it works especially well on the neck because, “The neck has zero sebaceous glands so it really is highly prone to dryness, aging, and looking wrinkly and saggy.” She reveals that Profhilo can be used on other areas as well, although the neck is an area that she can recommend for anybody and everybody.

For the face, a patient has to go for a consultation first because those with oily skin may not benefit as much from the procedure simply as the hyaluronic acid essentially packs skin with moisture, and those with oilier complexions may want to tone down the extra luminosity that hyaluronic acid usually provides. Dr. Belo shares that common concerns such as flabby upper arms or hands with saggy skin can also benefit from this procedure as Profhilo’s remodeling and tissue-healing properties help to tighten skin and improve its elasticity and bounce. 

Profhilo is a revolutionary treatment that is by far the most-talked about skin renewing injectable to date and has quickly risen to the top of the list of non-surgical cosmetic treatments to restore skin firmness with none other than Dr. Belo herself giving it her stamp of approval. In line with her goal of making the Philippines beautiful one person at a time, she is doing so with the help of Profhilo, which, aside from accomplishing the obvious and giving patients solutions to their skin concerns, is also giving individuals that much-needed boost in confidence—a priceless gift they truly deserve.

Always authenticate your treatment by scanning the Neoasia QR code attached to your very own Profhilo kit.

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