And whilst she hasn't divulged how much routine aesthetic help she gets, Jen has recently shared her "weekly peptide injections that purport to battle the effects of aging".
What she seems to be referring to are POLYNUCLEOTIDES.
These are magical little molecules, that when injected into the skin, not only deliver dewy, plump, smooth, hydrated skin but also provided your skin with the perfect conditions for it to rebuild itself, from the inside out?!
So where does the salmon sperm come into it?! Read on...
I know. It doesn’t exactly roll off the tongue. You were probably taught about them in GCSE science!
A polynucleotide is a chain (poly = many) of nucleotides (the building blocks of DNA and RNA...the instructions our cells need to build new cells).
Polynucleotides, also called PN or PDRN are an injectable, skin-boosting, regenerative treatment that has gained popularity recently. They offer a huge range of immediate, and longer term, skin-boosting benefits.
They hydrate and plump, are a powerful antioxidant AND can ramp up fibroblast activity. They provide fibroblasts (the cells that create the scaffolding and elasticity in your skin) with all the ingredients they need to boost do their job. Not only are polynucleotides great for boosting the appearance of skin, they help tissue repair and have anti-inflammatory properties, so also help with wound healing.
How do polynucleotides work?
Similar to hyaluronic acid skin boosters like Profhilo and Seventy-Hyal, polynucleotides create dewy looking skin, add a soft volume and deeply hydrate almost immediately.
But there’s more!!
In addition to this, polynucleotides work to boost fibroblast production, inducing tissue repair processes, reducing inflammatory processes, regulating melanogenesis and promoting hydration in the skin.
Polynucleotides stimulate regeneration of the skin at a cellular level. This can take some time to be seen visually in terms of improved texture, minimised pores and pigmentation, because your skin is working on improving itself.
Depending on the degree of ageing your skin has, your diet, lifestyle and your ability to create quality tissue when stimulated, your skin quality will improve gradually as the tissues regenerate. Most people notice a difference after 2-4 weeks, with optimum results expected from about 3 months after the course of treatment has been completed.
This treatment gives that initial glow and follows it up with longer term bio-remodelling. Win-Win!
So where does the salmon sperm come into it all...
Don't worry...no salmon sperm it injected into, or slathered on, your face!
The DNA to create the polynucleotides was initially derived from salmon or trout spermatozoa - the nucleus was removed from the trout sperm, the DNA extracted and the DNA is used to manufacture the polynucleotides.
So, whilst it doesn't directly contain fish products, is has been derived from fish products, so it may not be a suitable treatment if you're vegan, vegetarian or have a fish allergy.
Oh, OK, that's reassuring! So where can I have polynucleotides?
Pretty much anywhere!
Polynucleotides can be used to treat both body and face, including necks, décolletage, the delicate eye area, back of hands, abdomen, thighs, knees, arms, stretch marks across the body.
Not only can polynucleotides enhance hydration, tissue elasticity and tightness and help rejuvenate the skin. They can also help with lumpy or sunken scars, acne scarring, hyperpigmentation, melasma, rosacea, general signs of facial ageing, eyebrow and scalp hair loss.
Who are polynucleotides for?
If you’re an adult concerned with skin laxity, textural issues, pigmentation and other age-related skin concerns, the likelihood is that polynucleotides are a good treatment option to consider.
It’s probably easier to say who this treatment is NOT for:
Pregnant or breastfeeding
Active skin infection/herpes infection in the area to be treated
Certain serious allergies, particularly fish allergies - check with your practitioner
Previous or ongoing auto-immune disease
Also, those with unrealistic expectations. it’s important to get your expectations in line with anticipated outcomes. This is not a one-and-done treatment. If your diet, skincare and lifestyle choices aren’t supporting the treatment, you may be disappointed with the outcome. Likewise, this is a non-surgical treatment, so don’t expect surgical results.
Where can I find out more? l be able to advise you of your personal individualised treatment plan.
You can find a detailed Polynucleotides Treatment Guide here.
How much is it going to set me back?
It's not cheap! Expect to pay from £300 per treatment.
And remember, it's not a one-and-done thing. Following a course of 3 or more treatments, to maintain the results, you will require treatment every 6 months or so. Your practitioner will be able to advise you of your personal individualised treatment plan.
So there you have it. Polynucleotides are a versatile, skin-boosting, regenerative treatment that can offer immediate and longer-term benefits to the skin. They hydrate, plump, provide anti-inflammatory properties, and can help wound healing. They stimulate the regeneration of the skin at a cellular level, and therefore, the tissue will improve gradually depending on the degree of aging. They can also be used to treat body and face, including the delicate eye area, and a number of other skin-related concerns.
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