If there’s a particular type of treatment that has skyrocketed in popularity over the last few years, it’s undoubtedly injectable moisturisers, such as Profhilo, that provide a radiant glow and improve the condition of the skin.
These treatments have captured our hearts because they enhance the appearance of our skin, be it on our faces, necks, hands, chests, or even knees. They improve the quality of the skin, reducing crepeyness, boosting hydration, and even tightening to some extent. What’s even more impressive is that they achieve these results without altering our facial proportions or expressions in the slightest.
The entire range of products in this category are based on a fluid form of hyaluronic acid. Some formulations incorporate additional ingredients to enhance the treatment and tackle various concerns. However, polynucleotides stand apart from the rest.
Polynucleotides have the remarkable ability to encourage the skin to behave better over time. Furthermore, they can be combined with other injectables to achieve optimal youth-enhancing outcomes.
To help you understand whether they’re right for you, read on for everything you need to know about polynucleotide injectables, including how they function and the recommended frequency for optimal results.
What are polynucleotides?
Polynucleotides are biostimulators. This concept is similar to what HA-based skin boosters accomplish, but polynucleotides go beyond mere hydration. Rather than just providing hydration, polynucleotides are more like food or medicine for the cells, to make them produce collagen and elastin in a more meaningful way, to improve the extracellular matrix, and they have anti-inflammatory properties.
What are they useful for?
With its collagen-boosting properties, enhanced hydration, and improved elasticity, polynucleotides can be described as an exceptionally powerful injectable moisturizing treatment. It serves as both a preventive measure for youthful skin and a restorative solution for ageing skin. They effectively alleviate skin inflammation, providing long-lasting relief from the redness associated with rosacea.
Polynucleotides are beneficial for addressing concerns such as dark circles under the eyes and strengthening the delicate skin around the mouth. They are particularly suitable for individuals who may not be suitable for tear trough filler or those prone to puffiness when treated with hyaluronic acid-based products. The injections of polynucleotides are administered very superficially, ensuring a quick and painless procedure. Moreover, polynucleotides can be used in conjunction with traditional fillers throughout the entire face.
How long does it take to see results?
This is where polynucleotides differ from most injectables – their results are not immediate. Although they are administered in a similar manner to dermal fillers, their behaviour differs. They may cause swelling for a period of 3-5 days before being completely absorbed by the body. It takes approximately 90 days for the desired effects to become noticeable as the skin needs time to undergo cellular-level changes. The advantage of this approach is that it eliminates concerns about lumps, excessive swelling, or overfilling. However, the downside is that it does not provide an instant boost, as the results improve over time. But, in my opinion, they are 100% worth it in many people!
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