Some of us are lucky enough (and young enough) to have flawless, plump, moisturised skin, but when we start to notice the changes in our complexion that the ageing process or environmental and lifestyle challenges bring, we might decide that we need to ‘up our game’ when it comes to cosmetic enhancement. Dermal fillers and Botox® have their place in skin rejuvenation, but recent discoveries of new and innovative injectable treatments for the skin, means we have more of a choice in how we treat it.
From her clinics in South Woodford, Hatfield and Bishops Stortford, Dr Anita Dhunna is excited to introduce a revolutionary new injectable skin rejuvenation treatment to her patients. This procedure harnesses the healing and regenerative powers of polynucleotides.
What are polynucleotides?
Polynucleotides (PN) are injectable substances which are derived from salmon and trout sperm and have been recognised as highly effective, supportive therapy for wound and skin healing for around 35 years. They consist of a specific biomolecules which are made up of long-chain nucleotides (the building blocks of DNA and RNA). Before injecting polynucleotides they are sterilised and purified, making them very biocompatible within the skin tissues. Polynucleotides help to revitalise ageing, sun-damaged and wounded skin by stimulating fibroblast activity and encouraging the metabolic activity of the cells within. They also regenerate collagen and elastin fibre production, thus helping the skin to become more resilient, smooth and hydrated.
Are polynucleotides safe?
Polynucleotides have been found to have an excellent safety record and are highly tolerated within the human body. Of course, with any injectable treatment, you might experience some redness, swelling and bumps at the injection sites, but these are very normal and will subside quickly. More serious side-effects such as an allergic reaction are extremely rare, due to the purity of the product. Before agreeing on a treatment using polynucleotides, Dr Anita Dhunna will ask that you attend a pre-treatment assessment and consultation. She will check your medical history to ensure that this treatment will be safe for you to undergo. Dr Anita Dhunna is extremely careful when selecting the substances she is to utilise for her treatments, and has researched extensively in to the science and safety behind polynucleotides, for your ultimate care and wellbeing.
When could I see the results from a treatment with polynucleotides?
Most patients see results within 20 days of their first treatment, however, you might need to have a course of several treatments for optimum results, especially if you have deeper lines or scars which are in need of more significant care. Dr Anita Dhunna will advise you on the most appropriate treatment plan, in your initial consultation.
Polynucleotides are fast becoming a mainstay of high-ranking cosmetic medical practitioners in the UK, not only for their excellent results, but their proven safety record. If you are interested in learning more, contact our team and book your initial consultation at one of Dr Anita Dhunna’s Essex or Hertfordshire clinics.