Skin boosters and polynucleotide (PN) treatments are both aesthetic injectable treatments aimed at improving skin quality, but they differ in their composition and mode of action.

  • Skin Boosters: Skin boosters typically contain hyaluronic acid (HA) as the primary active ingredient. HA is a naturally occurring substance in the body known for its ability to retain moisture and promote skin hydration. Some formulations may also include additional ingredients such as vitamins, antioxidants, and amino acids to further enhance skin health.
  • Polynucleotide (PN): PN treatments, often referred to as “PDRN” (polydeoxyribonucleotide), contain nucleotides derived from salmon DNA. These nucleotides are believed to have tissue-regenerating properties and are thought to stimulate collagen production, enhance skin elasticity, and improve overall skin quality.
Mode of Action
  • Skin Boosters: Skin boosters primarily work by providing intense hydration to the skin. When injected into the deeper layers of the skin, HA attracts and retains water molecules, resulting in improved skin hydration, elasticity, and texture. Additionally, HA can stimulate collagen production over time, further enhancing skin quality.
  • Polynucleotide (PN): PN treatments work by promoting tissue repair and regeneration. The nucleotides in PN are thought to activate cellular processes involved in wound healing and tissue remodeling. This can lead to increased collagen synthesis, improved skin elasticity, and a reduction in fine lines and wrinkles.
Treatment Areas
  • Skin Boosters: Skin boosters are commonly used to improve hydration and overall skin quality on the face, neck, hands, and other areas prone to dryness and ageing.
  • Polynucleotide (PN): PN treatments are often used for facial rejuvenation, but they can also be applied to other areas of the body to improve skin texture, reduce the appearance of scars, and promote wound healing.
Duration of Results

Skin Boosters: The duration of results from skin booster treatments can vary depending on factors such as the specific product used, the individual’s skin condition, and their lifestyle factors. Typically, results from skin boosters can last several months before maintenance treatments are needed.

Polynucleotide (PN): The duration of results from PN treatments can also vary, but they are often reported to last longer than traditional HA-based fillers or skin boosters. Some patients may experience sustained improvements in skin quality for up to a year or more after treatment.

In summary, while both skin boosters and polynucleotide treatments aim to improve skin quality, they differ in composition, mode of action, and duration of results. The choice between the two will depend on individual preferences, skin concerns, and treatment goals, and it’s essential to book a consultation to discuss your requirements in detail.