Reduce signs of ageing and regenerate your skin with Polynucleotides at So Medical Aesthetics in Colchester.

What Are Polynucleotides?

Polynucleotides are a type of regenerative medicine favoured for their ability to induce bio-regeneration within the skin. Composed of long chains of DNA sourced from salmon or trout, they stimulate fibroblast cells to increase cell renewal, collagen production and hydration. As a result, they improve elasticity and diminish wrinkles from the inside-out.

At our aesthetics clinic near Essex, we typically administer Polynucleotides over a course of three sessions for optimum results.

Benefits Of Polynucleotides

Polynucleotides are a regenerative medicine, though they are often compared to SKIN BOOSTERS. The treatment:

  • Stimulates the production of collagen to reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.
  • Is regenerative in nature, helping to heal the skin following acne-related breakouts and scarring.
  • Enhances the skin’s ability to retain moisture, leading to improved hydration levels.
  • Provides anti-inflammatory effects which can help to calm redness and inflammation associated with Rosacea.
  • Promotes the production of elastin to tighten loose and sagging skin.
  • Repairs skin at a cellular level to reduce hyperpigmentation and promote an even skin tone.

Treatment overview


The treatment takes around 45 minutes from start to finish.


2 to 3 treatments are required, 2 months apart. Following this, a maintenance treatment is required every 3-6 months to maintain results.


0-7 days depending on the area treated. You will experience minor bumping under the skin where the injection was placed, but this will fade within 48 hours.

Frequently Asked Questions

How Do Polynucleotides Work?

Polynucleotides stimulate fibroblasts, the cells responsible for producing collagen and elastin fibres in the skin. By activating fibroblasts, they promotes collagen synthesis, leading to improved skin elasticity, firmness and texture.

Do Polynucleotide Injections Hurt?

Pain varies from person to person, however, polynucleotide injections are typically painless. If you’re worried, we can apply a topical numbing cream to your skin to minimise discomfort.

Where Can I Get Polynucleotides?

Polynucleotides are commonly administered to areas of the body where skin rejuvenation is desired, including the cheeks, forehead, neck, around the eyes, the decolletage and hands.

The treatment can also be injected to the scalp and eyebrows to promote hair growth.

How Long Will It Take To See Results From My Polynucleotide Treatment?

Polynucleotides work at a cellular level – so the full effects will take 2 to 3 months to appear. However, you will notice gradual improvement over the days and weeks following your treatment.

What Are The Possible Side Effects Of Polynucleotides?

Like any other injectable treatment, the possible side effects of polynucleotides include temporary redness, swelling, bruising, pain or discomfort. You will also experience minor bumping under the skin where the injection was placed. 

Whilst these side effects are temporary, it’s crucial to discuss any concerns you have with our resident injector, Sophie. 

Are Polynucleotides Safe?

Derived from fragments of DNA, polynucleotides are completely safe. If any concerns do arise, our practitioners are medically and complications trained to help you feel at ease.

Your Polynucleotides Steps

Step By Step


Consultation is our chance to get to know you, understand your concerns, and agree on a personal treatment plan. Taking your medical history into account, we will agree on the best pathway to your desired outcome.


This is where we bring all our skill and experience to bear. From chemical peel to Botox® injections to skin boosters, your expert clinician will deliver the treatments agreed during your consultation, making sure you are comfortable and at ease.

3. Aftercare

Though many treatments are walk-in, walk-out processes, some require downtime and a carefully considered aftercare regimen. We will advise you of activities, substances, and medications to avoid, while ensuring you know the best way to look after your treated skin.

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