Rejuran Healer (婴儿针) is a novel technique in dermal rejuvenation. An existing FDA approved technique for corneal regeneration, vascular and skin flap stimulation, polynucleotides provide an optimal environment for cellular repair.
Unlike hyaluronic acid (HA) Skin boosters, Rejuran consists of bio-active DNA molecules that stimulate regeneration while reducing unwanted inflammation. It is used on damaged skin all over the face and helps with a multitude of issues, including:
- Skin texture
- Fine lines
- Skin elasticity
- Skin tone and colour
- Reducing oil production
- Reducing pore size
- Acne scars
- Skin hydration
What is Rejuran?
Rejuran is made up of molecules of DNA, polynucleotides (PN), suspended in a gel. These DNA fragments are obtained from a breed of salmon whose DNA is most compatible with ours. The long chains of DNA are obtained from the salmon gametes (the male salmon’s semen), purified, and broken down into small DNA fragments.
Because of it’s compatibility to the human body, these polynucleotides are used without any adverse side effects or rejection by the body.
How does it work?
1. Tissue restoration:
It stimulates growth factors for cellular regeneration
2. Salvage pathway:
DNA fragments injected act as food for new cellular growth
3. Mechanical support:
The product acts as a scaffold for tissue growth, providing the framework for quicker regeneration
4. Anti-inflammatory effect:
Reduces unwanted inflammation that can impede wound healing
What Does it do?
- Activates self-regenerating properties of the skin
- Improves thickness of the skin
- Improves elasticity of the skin
- Reduces unwanted inflammation
Because of its effect on damaged and healing skin, Rejuran can be used on its own for damaged or aged skin, or it can be used in combination with other treatments, such as lasers, high intensity focused ultrasound, microneedle radiofrequency, scar subcision, and even combined with HA skin booster treatments. Doing so means synergistic effects that allow for quicker healing and reduced downtime, while improving the end result.
What is the process like?
- The face is cleansed
- Numbing cream is applied for approximately 30 minutes
- Rejuran is injected into the skin througha very small needle and can take about 20 minutes
- Cooling of the face is done to reduce downtime
1. Is the procedure painful?
The procedure is tolerable and usually involves initial numbing with numbing cream for 30 to 45 minutes before the procedure
2. How long does each session take?
The procedure itself takes approximately 20 minutes..
3. Is there any downtime?
Tiny bumps/welts, needle marks or pin point bleeding will be apparent immediately after the procedure, and can take anywhere between half a day to 2 days to settle down.
4. What can I expect after treatment?
After 1 week, some improvement in skin texture is seen as the gel hydrates the skin.
Within 1 month, pores are smaller and skin texture improved.
Within the second month, skin elasticity improves, reducing the appearance of fine wrinkles. Some also report an improvement in pigmentation.
Results are cumulative and an initial intensive treatment schedule (1 session monthly for 3 months) is advised, followed by maintenance treatments once every 4 months after. In general, results are most visible 4-6 weeks after the third session.
5. Are the results permanent?
The skin is a living organ with its own lifespan and turnover. As such, benefits rendered to existing skin generally fades away after several months once the procedure is stopped. Maintenance is advised, with one treatment done every 4 months.
6. What is the difference between Rejuran and hyaluronic acid skin boosters?
“Skin boosters” refers to a procedure where nutritious material is injected into the superficial parts of the skin, stimulating it and promoting healing or hydration. Both Rejuran Healer and hyaluronic acid can be used as skin boosters, but with different effects to the skin.
Hyluronic acid acts by lifting and hydrating the skin; it volumises and draws moisture into the superficial parts of the skin, plumping it up and giving it a natural glow.
Rejuran Healer on the other hand, contains biologically active material that stimulates the skin’s regenereative capabilities. It’s effects are generally slower to show, but remain visible for a more prolonged period of time.
As such, combining the two have a perfect synergistic effect to the skin – hydration and skin renewal!
7. Can Rejuran be combined with other treatments?
Yes it can and should be!
Other procedures that act to cause controlled damage to the skin (micro-needle radiofrequency, ablative lasers, high-intensity focused ultrasound or radiofrequency treatments) commence the process of regeneration and renewal.
Rejuran can then be used synergistically to:
1. Increase the rate of healing, thereby reducing downtime and possible side effects from energy-based devices
2. Provide the biological nutrients required for cellular growth
As such, Rejuran is perfectly combined with treatments for acne scars, poor skin texture and fine wrinkles and even pigmentation issues!