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Are Polynucleotides Safe?

Polynucleotides Treatment, West Malling, Kent

In recent years, there has been a surge of interest in non-surgical cosmetic procedures that promise rejuvenation and a youthful appearance without the need for invasive surgery. One such innovation in the field of aesthetics is the use of polynucleotides, also known as PN or PDRN, in skin treatments. But are polynucleotides safe? In this blog, we will explore what polynucleotides are, how they work when injected into the skin, how they are formed, their potential benefits, and the risks you need to be aware of.

What are Polynucleotides?

Polynucleotides are a type of biopolymer composed of nucleotide units. Nucleotides are the building blocks of DNA and RNA, which are essential genetic materials in all living organisms. In the case of polynucleotides used in aesthetic medicine, they are typically derived from salmon DNA due to its impressive biocompatibility with human skin. 

How do Polynucleotides work when injected into the skin?

When polynucleotides are injected into the skin, they serve multiple purposes. Firstly, they stimulate the body’s natural repair mechanisms, aiding in the repair of damaged cells, boosting collagen production, and enhancing skin elasticity. Secondly, they possess anti-inflammatory properties, which can reduce redness and swelling, making them useful for treating conditions like acne or rosacea. Additionally, polynucleotides can increase the skin’s ability to retain moisture, resulting in improved hydration and a more youthful complexion. Lastly, they can accelerate the wound healing process, helping to minimise scarring after procedures like laser treatments or microneedling. We can even use them to reduce the appearance of stretch marks and acne scarring.

How are Polynucleotides formed?

Polynucleotides used in aesthetic procedures are typically extracted from salmon DNA using a proprietary process. This extraction and purification process ensures the safety and compatibility of the product for use in human skin. Once extracted, the polynucleotides can be incorporated into topical creams or injected directly into the skin.

What are the benefits of Polynucleotide injectables?

Polynucleotide treatments have gained popularity due to several potential benefits. Firstly, they aim to enhance your natural features rather than creating a drastically different appearance, resulting in a very natural look. Secondly, these treatments are less invasive than surgical procedures, with minimal downtime and discomfort. Thirdly, they are versatile and can be used for various skin concerns, including fine lines, wrinkles, acne scars, and even hair loss. Many patients report long-lasting results, with the effects continuing for several months after treatment.

Are Polynucleotides safe?

The safety of polynucleotide treatments largely depends on the qualifications of the practitioner administering the procedure and the quality of the products used. When performed by a trained and experienced professional, polynucleotide treatments are generally considered safe. However, like any medical procedure, there are potential risks and side effects to be aware of. These may include mild bruising and swelling, which are common after the procedure but usually resolve within a few days.

There is also a minimal risk of infection at the injection sites if proper hygiene and sterilisation protocols are not followed. While allergic reactions are rare, some individuals may be hypersensitive to the components of polynucleotide products. Additionally, the skill of the practitioner can impact the uniformity and effectiveness of the treatment.

Always prioritise your safety and choose reputable providers when considering polynucleotide treatments or any other aesthetic procedures.

If you’d like to learn more about polynucleotide treatments, click here, or to explore the treatment further, click here to enquire or to book a consultation

Disclaimer: Please be aware that results and benefits may vary from patient to patient taking into consideration factors such as age, lifestyle and medical history.

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Aesthetic Award For Best Clinic South

Aesthetic Award For Best Clinic South

Aesthetic Award For Best Clinic South 2019

Runner-Up, Customer Service

Runner-Up, Customer Service

Kent Women in Business 2017

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Kent Women in Business 2017

Runner-Up, Customer Service

Runner-Up, Customer Service

Kent Women in Business 2016

Finalist, Best Clinic South

Finalist, Best Clinic South

My Face My Body 2015

Professional Achievement Award

Professional Achievement Award

Kent Women in Business 2015

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Rising Star Award

Kent Women in Business 2015

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Runner-Up, Small Business of the Year

IBAK 2017

Runner-Up, Service Excellence

Runner-Up, Service Excellence

IBAK 2017

Finalist, Best New Clinic

Finalist, Best New Clinic

My Face, My Body Awards 2015

Finalist, Diamond Awards

Finalist, Diamond Awards

Safety in Beauty 2016

Winner – Best Clinic South England 2019

Winner – Best Clinic South England 2019

Aesthetics Awards

Winner, Growth Award 2017

Winner, Growth Award 2017

IBAK 2017

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Winner, Start-Up Business of the Year

Kent Independent Traders Awards 2015

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Bronze

Kent Health and Beauty Awards 2015

Start-Up Business of the Year

Start-Up Business of the Year

Kent Women in Business 2015

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