Posted on: Wednesday 15th May 2024 by Oncree Digital

What Are Polynucleotides and Why You Need Them

Published On: 15th May, 2024 | Category: Advice & Tips

Tackling ageing skin from the source

Regenerative medicine is leading the conversation on anti-aging treatments because it targets the root causes of ageing by regenerating cells that are deteriorating or becoming less functional over time. At the centre of the conversation are polynucleotides, a branch of regenerative medicine that’s gaining immense attention for its powerful skin renewal ability. 

So join Dr. Raj as he answers the question, “What are polynucleotides?” and unpacks how this powerful aesthetic treatment can help you look and feel your absolute best, with skin that glows from within.

What is polynucleotide treatment: Breaking down the science 

Polynucleotides, abbreviated as PNs, are molecules that form the building blocks of DNA and RNA. They serve as key players in vital cellular processes such as DNA replication, converting DNA into RNA, and creating proteins within cells.

These natural cellular functions are harnessed to create a concentrated, highly purified serum sourced from the semen of freshwater fish like salmon and trout. At Cardiff Cosmetic Clinic, our polynucleotide treatment is developed by Croma-Pharma, a leading European aesthetics manufacturer founded in 1976 by a husband-and-wife team of pharmacists. 

Answering popular questions about polynucleotides 

Dr. Raj gets asked many questions about Polynucleotides and has kindly answered them for us here to share with everyone interested in this incredible treatment.

  1. Are polynucleotides safe? 

The answer is a resounding yes. Croma-Pharma has established a sterling reputation for creating high-quality, scientifically-backed skin rejuvenation and repair treatments with stringent purification and safety standards. Their polynucleotide treatment is the result of 70 years of focused research and over 100 published studies, all confirming its safety and effectiveness.

  1. Do polynucleotides work?

Yes, clinical studies show that polynucleotides promote the regeneration of the face, eyes, neck, hands, décolletage, and scalp to treat hair loss. This regenerative effect also helps reduce the appearance of stretch marks and scars. Depending on where you apply polynucleotide treatment, you can expect significant improvements in skin quality, tone, and looseness.

At Cardiff Cosmetic Clinic, we specialise in polynucleotide treatments for the face, eyes, and hair. If you’re focusing on facial rejuvenation, you can expect enhanced skin structure and elasticity due to increased collagen production. Clinical studies have found that polynucleotide treatments for the face greatly improve fine lines and wrinkles, hydration, and skin elasticity, resulting in a more radiant and lifted look.

  1. How do polynucleotides work?

Polynucleotides specifically target cells in the body known as fibroblasts, which are found in connective tissue and are essential for producing collagen, elastin, and other components necessary for tissue structure and function.

During each treatment session, the polynucleotide serum is injected into the target area to stimulate and support the growth and regeneration of fibroblasts to repair damaged, ageing, or atrophic tissue (a condition where tissue has diminished in size, structure, or function due to a decrease in cell size or number). The process enhances the overall health and functionality of the tissue, ultimately reversing or slowing down the signs of ageing and repairing skin damage.

  1. How long do polynucleotides take to work?

Polynucleotide treatments for the face and eyes tend to yield visible improvements within a few weeks. In the months following the treatment, you may notice enhanced skin texture, increased firmness, and better hydration. The timeframe for seeing results can vary based on individual factors, but to achieve visible outcomes, we recommend 4 treatment sessions spaced 2 to 3 weeks apart.

For polynucleotide hair loss treatment, most people experience reduced hair shedding within 3 months, with significant gains in thickness and texture typically taking between 6 and 12 months to become apparent. Your treatment regimen will consist of 4 to 6 treatment sessions, scheduled every 3 weeks, followed by maintenance treatments of 1 injection every 3 months.

  1. How long do polynucleotides last?

These treatments offer long-lasting effects, with benefits that can persist for several months after completing the initial course. To extend these results, follow-up or maintenance treatments are recommended, typically every 3 to 4 months.

The rise of polynucleotides in aesthetic medicine

Dr. Raj, an esteemed medical doctor and our aesthetic specialist at Cardiff Cosmetic Clinic, notes that polynucleotides have become a highly sought-after treatment at the clinic—surpassing even the most in-demand aesthetic options. He elaborates:

“Regenerative medicine is now leading the way in aesthetic treatments. Since we introduced polynucleotides about a year ago, I’ve reduced my use of dermal fillers by more than 50%.

“However, this doesn’t mean you have to abandon your existing treatment plan for polynucleotides. In fact, polynucleotides work exceptionally well in combination with dermal fillers and a range of other effective treatments, including laser skin resurfacing, radiofrequency treatments, chemical skin peels, and microneedling. When used in combination, these treatments can unlock even greater benefits for your skin, providing more significant results than when used individually.

The first step towards your transformation

If you want to experience how your skin or hair can transform when you rejuvenate cellular degeneration, all you have to do is book your free consultation with us. Get ready to look and feel your best with the regenerative power of polynucleotides!