The world of aesthetic treatments is evolving all the time. At the Nimmo Clinic, it’s our job to evaluate new treatments to understand how they can best be applied to your personal aesthetic regime, and to make sure that you get the right types of treatment to help you achieve your wellbeing journey.
It’s also our duty to keep you updated, so that you can make informed decisions too. One of the recent breakthroughs we’re most excited about is polynucleotides, also often called PDRN (after polydeoxyribonucleotide, one of this family of biopolymers).
This cutting-edge therapy is rapidly gaining popularity for its ability to rejuvenate the skin by stimulating collagen production. In this clear and simple guide, we’ll discover what polynucleotides are, how they work, and why we’re confident to offer them at The Nimmo Clinics in Cobham, Surrey and Chelsea, London.
What Are Polynucleotides?
Polynucleotides are a type of biopolymer. They crop up everywhere across our biology – your DNA itself is a polynucleotide with a very important biological function. In the context of aesthetic medicine, we’re interested in polynucleotides because they are long and flexible and stimulate some of the processes we typically lose with aging. The polynucleotides we use are derived from salmon DNA to safely mimic our human stimulation of cell production. They are safe, effective, and versatile, making them a popular choice for patients and something which we as practitioners are happy to recommend.
How Do Polynucleotides Work?
Polynucleotides stimulate the tissue regeneration and rejuvenation which we typically lose as we age. When administered into the skin through injections or topical application, polynucleotides promote the production of collagen, elastin, and hyaluronic acid, all of which are essential ingredients for more youthful and radiant skin. That means they’re a multipurpose tool, attacking the signs of aging on many fronts:
- Collagen Boost: Polynucleotides trigger the body’s natural collagen synthesis, leading to firmer and more elastic skin.
- Cellular Repair: They promote cell growth and repair, helping to fade fine lines, wrinkles, scars, reduce hyperpigmentation, and reduce inflammation.
- Improved Blood Flow: Polynucleotides enhance blood circulation, which in turn increases the delivery of oxygen and nutrients to your skin cells.
- Hydration: They help the skin retain moisture, resulting in a more plump and hydrated appearance.
- Enhance cell production: Polynucleotides enhance the production of fibroblasts, cells that secrete collagen and support the structural strength of tissue, including skin tissues.
- Enhance cell healing: They support angiogenesis, the development of new blood vessels; which in turn improves the capacity for skin cells to heal.
Why Choose Polynucleotide Therapy?
At The Nimmo Clinic, our philosophy is that aesthetics should gently enhance your natural appearance by working in harmony with the individual characteristics of your skin. We look for treatments that you can trust for optimised skin health and long-term well-being. Here’s why polynucleotides are worth your consideration:
- Natural and Safe: Polynucleotides are derived from salmon DNA, making them biocompatible and safe for most skin types.
- Versatile: This treatment can be used on various parts of the body, including the face, neck, hands, and even the scalp, making it appropriate and well-tested for a wide range of skincare challenges which may be worrying you.
- Minimal Downtime: Unlike surgical procedures, polynucleotide therapy at The Nimmo Clinic requires little to no downtime, so you can get back to your normal daily routine almost immediately.
- Long-Lasting Results: Many patients report seeing improvements that last for several months, with a series of treatments offering even longer-lasting results and cumulative benefits.
Is Polynucleotide Therapy Right for You?
Like every aesthetic treatment, what’s right for you depends on your individual needs and circumstances.
Polynucleotide therapy is suitable for a wide range of skin concerns, including:
- Fine lines and wrinkles
- Sagging skin
- Scars and stretch marks
- Dull or uneven skin tone
- Hair loss or thinning
It is also broadening the applications of aesthetics in new ways, which may mean you can make improvements to your look that were previously just not available. Because polynucleotides are highly biocompatible, they are safe and effective for treating eyelid skin, for example, for which more aggressive or invasive treatments are generally non-viable. We are also finding polynucleotides appropriate for skin on the neck, which has typically been a difficult area to treat in the past.
Our qualified medical team will be delighted to assess your unique needs and work with you to decide whether polynucleotides belong as part of your well-being and skincare regime.
Polynucleotides offer a natural and effective way to rejuvenate your skin and enhance your natural beauty. We’re confident that they are low-risk, highly effective and a powerful addition to our range of treatments.
Our team is highly trained in administering polynucleotides, so please feel free to schedule a consultation at The Nimmo Clinic at our Cobham, Surrey, or Chelsea, London practices; to explore the possibilities and embark on your journey to more radiant and youthful skin.
Remember, always consult with a qualified medical professional before undergoing any aesthetic treatment. This blog post is for informational purposes only and should not be considered medical advice.