June 13, 2024  |  all

POLYNUCLEOTIDES (the treatment of the year)

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Polynucleotides are shortened DNA fractions that occur naturally in the body. Whilst you may not fully understand the complex nature of what polynucleotides are, one thing is certain we’re very excited about it, so we had to explain.

In recent years, regenerative medicine has become the focus of attention of aesthetic, practitioners who recognise that wound healing and the ability to stimulate fibroblasts can assist with many skin issues. There are over 90 clinical trials in the use of polynucleotides and the evidence of their power is highly respected in both the medical and aesthetic fields.

Stimulating fibroblasts, polynucleotides boost collagen production, improve elasticity and increase hydration. The antioxidant action enables fibroblast stimulation, resulting in the reduction of cell damage caused by UV radiation or scars.

Fibroblasts are a type of cell in connective tissues that produce collagen and help maintain the structural framework of tissues. What this means is that well-functioning fibroblasts can enable younger-looking skin.

Polynucleotides are important tools which are now available in regenerative medicine to counteract the ageing processes. They address skin hydration by regulating the maintenance of water balance.

Polynucleotides are generally extracted from fish in a cruelty-free process, whereby they are highly purified. They are then incorporated into a polymerised injectable gel that can be administered via needle or cannula. Polynucleotides are completely absorbed by the body and have a half-life of approximately 3 hours which means there is very little downtime.Side effects that can occur include redness and swelling, which usually settles after 1–2 days.

This treatment can be used for several conditions such as general ageing, acne scarring and rosacea. It's suitable for all age groups and is not only useful for the eyes and face but also has well-documented benefits for the neck, decolletage and knees.

Clients who are suffering from the following mentioned will especially benefit from this treatment;

  • Holistic skin revitalisation to combat general signs of ageing

  • Acne

  • Atrophic scarring

  • Rosacea

  • Alopecia/hair loss

  • Hyperpigmentation

  • Deep lines & wrinkles

  • Rehydration for dull skin at any age

It’s recommended that three treatments are administered to obtain optimal results. The key point you need to understand is that this is not a treatment which gives you an immediate result, it takes time and patience however, the results are well worth the wait. You will need 2-3 treatments, four weeks apart.

  • Noticeable results in 90 days

  • Maintenance every nine months

This treatment is blowing us away with the results, especially around the eye area. For those who do not want to have tear trough filler or are not eligible, this is a treatment you need to know about!