What are polynucleotides?
Polynucleotides are biostimulators containing long chains of highly purified DNA fragments sourced from salmon. In aesthetics, the use of polynucleotides is rooted in its ability to support the natural skin regeneration process. Numerous studies and clinical trials have been conducted that support the efficacy of polynucleotide skin boosters in skin rejuvenation, improvement of skin texture, firmness and overall appearance.

How do polynucleotides work?
Polynucleotides are injected into the skin to create an ideal environment for the production and growth of new collagen. Polynucleotides work by stimulating fibroblasts. This results in production of collagen, improving skin hydration, making skin look more youthful and glowing. Polynucleotides work as antioxidants by removing free radicals that would normally damage the skin. Besides this, polynucleotides also stimulate cellular repair and regeneration, improving scars, stretch marks, reducing sun-damage and hyperpigmentation, resulting in more even skin tone.

How are polynucleotides different from fillers?
Fillers contain hyaluronic acid and add volume. Whereas, polynucleotides contain long chains of DNA, improves skin by stimulating the production of collagen to reduce skin laxity rather than by adding volume.

Polynucleotide skin boosters help improve the following cosmetic concerns:

  • Helps reduce superficial fine wrinkles.
  • Increases collagen production and synthesis.
  • Helps improve skin texture, on the face, neck, de’colletage and hands.
  • Reduces under eye dark circles.
  • Boosts hydration.
  • Improves scars and post-blemish concerns.
  • Improves stretch marks.
  • Helps improve rosacea by reducing inflammation.

Benefits of polynucleotide skin boosters for mature patients:
For mature patients, polynucleotides can help rejuvenate the skin on the face, including the forehead, around the eyes and the cheekbone area, neck, décolletage and hands. Maintenance sessions are recommended, one session every 6-9 months.

Benefits of polynucleotide skin boosters for younger patients:
Polynucleotides can be useful as an anti-aging preventative treatment for younger patients to help boost the health and appearance of skin. Maintenance sessions are recommended, one session every 6-9 months.

How long does it take for Polynucleotide injections to work?
This completely depends on patient’s expectations, degree of ageing and lifestyle. Generally, it is recommended to undergo a course of at least three treatments 3-4 weeks apart for maximum results. Thereafter, maintenance treatment, which includes one session every 6 to 9 months. Most people start noticing a difference after 3-5 weeks, with the target results expected after the course of treatment has been done.

Are there any side effects?
Possible side effects include temporary redness, swelling and bruising.

Here at MKSkin clinic in Milton Keynes, we offer polynucleotide skin boosters. All our treatments are carried out by qualified and experienced doctors.