Regenerative medicine, Skin Boosters

With regenerative medicine at the forefront of modern aesthetic medicine, it’s unsurprising that biostimulatory injectables such as polynucleotides are the hot topic of the moment. Celebrities such as Jennifer Anniston are confessing that these injections are one of their secrets to looking fresh in your fifties, they have been injected on daytime television, and even Harpers Bazaar has published about them.

What are polynucleotides?

Polynucleotides are the building blocks of DNA and RNA which increase fibroblast activity, therefore increasing collagen and elastin production. Polynucleotides are injected as a gel to target a wide range of skin problems at a cellular level; they hydrate and improve skin texture, have anti inflammatory benefits, help wound healing and they can even treat scarring and hyperpigmentation. The biostimulatory properties of polynucleotides are attractive to patients because they make your skin work on improving itself.

What does the treatment involve?

Polynucleotides will be delivered with either needle or cannula, depending on both the area being treated and your injector’s expertise. There is a small amount of swelling after the procedure, and there is some mind discomfort from the product itself. The optimal treatment plan involves 3 treatments spaced 3 weeks apart, and will need to be repeated every 6 months. Treatment plans are patient and area dependent but on average, results can be expected to be seen at approximately 3 months after the first treatment.

Why is everyone talking about ‘salmon sperm’?

Polynucleotides were originally taken from salmon or trout spermatozoa, the nucleus is removed and the DNA which is extracted is used to produce the injectable polynucleotides we offer in clinic. At Contour Doctor we use Plinest from Mastelli Aesthetics, whose polynucleotides are actually derived from trout DNA.

NOTE: this means that these products are therefore unsuitable for those who are vegetarian or vegan.

Where can be treated with polynucleotides?

Polynucleotides can be used anywhere on the body; face, neck, body, scalp, and can even be used for gynae rejuvenation. At Contour Doctor we use polynucleotides to improve the appearance and quality of skin, treat scars and stretch marks, target hyperpigmentation, rosacea and improve hair growth in the scalp and eyebrows.

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