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Originating from South Korea, which is hailed as the world’s beauty capital, Rejuran is an injectable anti-aging treatment with polynucleotides (PN). Not your typical formula but it provides tremendous results.
Nucleotides are the building blocks of DNA. PN is a long chain polynucleotides gel and is a longer fragment of DNA than PDRN. Derived from salmon DNA, this component can help improve skin elasticity, texture, and hydration. It promotes healing effects that regenerate skin cells from deep within by working as a tissue scaffold.
PN is not commonly found in skincare products but is said to be beneficial for skin regeneration. It creates youthful-looking skin by stimulating a change from deep within. When administered into the dermal layer of the skin, it repairs damage, normalizes the skin condition, and encourages the cells to return to its healthy state.
- Fine lines and wrinkles
- Enlarged pores
- Dark eye circles
- Acne scars
- Mild pigmentation
- Oily skin
- Eyebrow area
- Laugh lines
- Nose areas
A topical numbing cream is first applied to the skin to minimise pain or discomfort during the treatment. Once it takes effect, the skin is disinfected and the doctor will start to administer tiny amounts of the product using an injector gun or the manual technique. This will involve a few injections of 0.05ml of Rejuran, so expect small bumps all over your face.
The entire treatment will take approximately an hour to complete. Once the procedure is done, clinics offer their own soothing therapies to reduce the redness and swelling. It is advised that patients avoid going back to work immediately because there will be slight bumps which will take approximately 24 hours to disappear. There might hardly be any visible needle marks as the needle size is finer than that used in anti-wrinkle injections so patients will feel comfortable.
How Does It Work?
Rejuran is also called the “baby skin treatment” because it can help boost the skin’s own regenerating capacity for a naturally youthful appearance. It does so by stimulating the growth of fibroblasts that will generate more collagen and new cells to replace dry and damaged ones. It can also address skin sagging, fine lines, and wrinkles. This results in tauter and younger-looking skin with renewed radiance.
Rejuran helps improve conditions like eczema, acne-induced inflammation, and deep-set acne scars. Furthermore, it can also preserve the skin by preventing further damage as one ages. It is the treatment that can help turn back the clock for your skin.
The treated area will experience slight swelling, but it will also subside within 1-2 days. There will be some degree of redness and a small risk of bruising. Tiny injection marks may also be slightly visible, but this is unlikely as the needles that are used are even smaller than those used for anti-wrinkle injections (33G), hence making it very comfortable. These can be easily concealed with makeup the next day. Most patients prefer to have the treatment done after work on a Friday or Saturday so that by Monday, any swelling would have settled already.
The recommended treatment for optimal results is 3 sessions, once every month. It should then be followed through with maintenance treatments once every 6 months.
The process will take time to achieve visible results. Do take note that individuals react to treatment differently, which is why the extent of time where you can finally observe visible outcome will vary slightly.
3rd to 5th day after 1st Administration
- Softer skin texture
- Reduced oil secretion as the balance between oil and moisture is achieved
2nd to 4th week after 2nd Administration
- Wrinkles around the eyes are minimised
- Overall improvement of the skin on the face
- Pore size minimised
- Dead skin cells reduced
4th to 6th week after 3rd Administration
- The improvement in skin elasticity creates a natural lifting effect
- Dermal layer fills out the skin volume
6th to 8th week after 4th Administration
- Skin rejuvenation
- A noticeable improvement is achieved
- Improves skin elasticity and tone
- Improves skin hydration
- There is a visible reduction in fine lines and wrinkles
- Repairs damaged skin cells
- Encourages wound healing
- Reduce the appearance of scars (e.g. acne scars)
- It has a skin brightening effect
- Refines pore size
- Controls oil production
Can Rejuran Be Combined With The Other Treatments?
Yes, Rejuran can be combined with other facial aesthetic treatments. It promotes healing and repairs aging and damaged skin. Therefore, it can be done with other treatments such as laser, to optimise results and decrease downtime.
Rejuran costs $788 for 2ml, the average volume required per session. You can expect to spend $2,300 for 3 sessions which include laser rejuvenation.
We provide Rejuran S treatment for scars, and Rejuran I treatment for dark eye circles, fine lines and wrinkles. Rejuran S can be combined with lasers for optimal results. Please call to enquire for more details
Reviewed by Dr. Tyng Tan, on May 6, 2020
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