Why Polynucleotides Is NOT A Rejuvenating Facial Treatment

By Dr. Raquel Amado on the 23rd October 2023

Aesthetic terminologies can sometimes become blurred, leading to widespread myths among the public. One such instance is the use of the term ‘rejuvenating’ in reference to polynucleotides. While this treatment has numerous benefits, to call it a rejuvenating facial treatment simply wouldn’t be a true statement to make. It’s time to set the record straight and look into the science behind this procedure, clearing up why ‘regenerative’ is the more accurate description.


Polynucleotides, often abbreviated as PNs, have become a remarkable innovation among facial treatments. They hold the power to transform your skin, but the real science lies in their regenerative capabilities. So let’s break down the difference between rejuvenation and regeneration in the context of polynucleotide treatments.


Understanding The Difference Between A Regenerative And A Rejuvenating Facial Treatment

Rejuvenation typically refers to the process of restoring something to its youthful state. In skincare, this might involve a rejuvenating facial treatment that aims to reduce the signs of ageing, such as fine lines, wrinkles and age spots, resulting in a more youthful appearance.


On the other hand, you have polynucleotides. They might be small, but their impact is mighty. PNs play a vital role in telling your skin cells to regenerate and heal, to become younger. The PNs we use are sourced from highly purified and sterilised DNA extracted from fish. When introduced into our skin through expertly administered treatments, they initiate a process of regeneration. That’s why this is not a rejuvenating facial treatment, but a regenerative one.


The human body has the natural ability to heal itself in many ways. A cut to the skin repairs itself, broken bones mend and regenerate in a few weeks. PNs is a treatment that helps to heal tissues and restore function lost due to ageing, disease, damage or defects. It helps the body in repairing, regenerating and restoring itself to a state of well-being.


The Treatment Process

Before a polynucleotide treatment, your skin is cleansed to remove any impurities. A numbing cream is then applied to ensure your comfort throughout the procedure. Multiple injections or the use of a cannula may be used to administer the treatment, with a series of three sessions recommended for optimal results.


The versatility of polynucleotide treatments extends beyond the face to include areas like the neck, décolletage, hands, arms and knees. Their regenerative power can address a range of skin concerns.


The Results

Polynucleotide treatments deliver results that align with their regenerative nature. Rather than providing instant, short-term effects like a rejuvenating facial treatment might, they work harmoniously with your body’s natural processes to bring about gradual yet significant improvements. You can expect:


  • Improved skin quality, texture and pore size
  • Improved skin elasticity firming up sagging skin
  • Reduced pigmentation
  • Boosted hydration by encouraging the production of hyaluronic acid
  • Improved redness with its anti-inflammatory effect
  • Stimulated the creation of collagen, elastin and hyaluronic acid


We all age at our own pace, which influences how long these results will last. Typically, the effects of polynucleotide treatments last between six and nine months. As time passes, further treatments are required to sustain the regenerative benefits.


Polynucleotides can be easily added to your overall skincare and aesthetic regimen. They prepare your skin for other treatments and optimise their outcomes. Whether used alongside a rejuvenating facial treatment like dermal fillers, chemical peels, microneedling or anti wrinkle injections, PNs take the results to the next level.


Talk To Our Experts

In conclusion, polynucleotide treatments are indeed transformative, like turning back the clock, but it’s crucial to recognise that they are regenerative in nature. As you consider the possibilities of polynucleotide treatments, understand that their true benefit lies in their ability to help your skin help itself, guiding it towards renewed radiance and vitality.


To discuss enhancing your rejuvenating facial treatment with the regenerative power of polynucleotides, book your consultation at Dr Raquel Skin and Medical Cosmetics today. Our experts create a treatment plan tailored exclusively for you based on your needs. Contact us today at 01732 525875 or drop us an email at hello@skinandmedicalcosmetics.co.uk