Polynucleotides: The New Generation of Skin Injectables

Move over poorly filled tear troughs and say hello to the latest advancement in injectable solutions for damaged, dehydrated, and tired looking skin, Polynucleotides.

Reduced risks, reduced complications, and undeniably great results. Polynucleotides are next level biostimulators, that not only boost hyaluronic acid levels in the skin, but they also boost fibroblast action, leading to collagen and elastin production, reduced skin inflammation, improved tear trough hollowing, dark undereye circles, and overall tightening of the skin.

What are polynucleotides?

A polynucleotide is a chain (poly = many) of nucleotides (building blocks of DNA).

Polynucleotides are a new concept of regenerative medicine, which promote cell turnover, improve skin elasticity and hydration, heal sun damaged skin, and improve photoaging and acne scarring, giving a more nourished, healthy, and revitalised complexion.

Polynucleotides are like food or medicine for the cells, helping them produce collagen and elastin in a more meaningful way. They also improve the extra cellular matrix - the layer of the skin in which our fibroblasts live - supporting the secretion of collagen proteins that help maintain the structural framework of tissues.

"Polynucleotides are like food or medicine for the cells, helping them produce collagen and elastin in a more meaningful way." –
Alice Hart-Davis (The Tweakments Guide)

Are polynucleotides made from fish sperm?

They are made from fragments of fish DNA extracted from salmon or trout sperm which has been found to closely resemble human DNA. This gives it the ability to function as a biostimulator. Biostimulators trigger the body’s own regeneration and repair processes to reduce inflammation and stimulate collagen, elastin and hyaluronic acid production.

Once filtered and ultra purified, the DNA fragments initiate your bodies natural fibroblast production, resulting in increased collagen and a thicker, healthier epidermis. An improvement in skin structure is visible after just a few minutes and results improve further over time and with each session.

It’s important to note that polynucleotides are not the same as dermal filler, they will not add volume to the face like hyaluronic acid-based gels do.

How much does polynucleotide treatment cost?

Treatment cost starts from £250 per area / per treatment with Lucy.

How many treatments do I need?

Two to three sessions of treatment, two or three weeks apart. Complex cases may require more than this for ultimate results.

Where can I have polynucleotides injected?

The beauty of polynucleotides is that they can be injected pretty much anywhere across the face, neck and décolleté. Lucy offers three products in clinic from Ameela®: Eyes, Rejuvenation & Face. Each suited to different areas, depending on severity of skin sagging and wrinkles.

They can be used to treat several concerns in the periocular (eye) area too. They are particularly advantageous for patients who aren’t suitable for tear trough filler, or who tend to go puffy if treated with a hyaluronic acid-based products. Treatment to the tear trough helps reduce eye bags, dark circles, and wrinkles.

How do I know I’m suitable for polynucleotide treatment?

If you’re considering Polynucleotide treatment, Lucy strongly recommends you visit clinic for a face- to-face consultation first. This will allow your practitioner to understand exactly what it is you are seeking this treatment for, and why. It also provides you with the opportunity to ask all the questions you might have so that you can be well equipped to make the right decision for you.

“We are delighted to be able to offer our patients this incredibly versatile, skin-boosting, regenerative treatment in clinic. With less risk factor, less downtime, and impressive results we are certain that bio-stimulatory treatments such as polynucleotides are the future of injectable medicine.” –
Lucy Foster (Aesthetics Nurse Lucy)
Aesthetics Nurse Lucy

Lucy Foster

Aesthetic Nurse Lucy