Polynucleotides. The best thing since Botox?

Dear Universe, 

Is my youthful skin a fair trade for experience and wisdom? I mean, really?

He-y-al NO! Is the answer. It’s OK though; Polynucleotides are here…

When we’re in our 20s, we enjoy a skin cycle that is approximately three weeks in length, with a big hit of Type 1 (“good”) collagen when it concludes and fires up again. The decades that follow see that skin cycle slow to six weeks, when we must wait for the cells’ protracted death, before a new batch of aging collagen splutters forth.

As you may well predict, this diminishing return directly impacts skin quality with the hallmarks of aging creeping in – fine-lines and “sag”, pigmentation, and for many of us lucky ones, Rosacea.

Polynucleotides (PNs) are protein derivatives of DNA and capable of nudging your skin cycle into reverse. They wake up the collagen-making-cells, signalling them to get up and get busy. This in turn regains speedy and “good” collagen production with all the skin-health benefits that this brings. First harnessed for second-and third-degree burns, to jump start tissue healing, PN’s are gaining serious traction in the field of medical aesthetics. We are now in the arena of “regenerative medicine”, and this is one to be excited about.

Benefits:

  • An alternative for those who don’t fancy, or respond well to, Hyaluronic acid filler.
  • Boosting skin health with a youthful texture and tone.
  • Positive impact on pigmentation and Rosacea.
  • Subtle volume by way of your own collagen.
  • They may be used in conjunction with filler and may well lessen the need for filler.
  • They may be used on the face, eyes, neck, hands, decolletage, knees!! – in fact anywhere, where the skin requires a little love.

Usually, 2-3 treatments are required on any indicated area, approximately 3 weeks apart. This is then maintained around the 6-8 month mark. PNs are injected in small deposits, which spread across the area, bringing it back to life.

You can find it on the booking system under Polynucleotides.

I hope you’re weathering the current climate, literally and metaphorically speaking. Turbulent times people. Turbulent times.

I’ve had a couple of solo trips away this year, most recently to the heavenly Scottish Highlands.  If you have the opportunity, I wholeheartedly recommend some time away by yourself, to ground in nature, to wander and to ponder.

I’m looking forward to seeing all of you booked this side of Chrimbletide and sending positivity and love to the collective.

Lucy XxX  

– Recommendations –

 Podcast: How Do You Cope?…with Elis and John. Katie Piper (Spotify or BBC Sounds)
This is a podcast to soothe the soul, not only for the dulcet tones of the presenters but for the light that is Katie Piper. In the decades that followed her horrific acid attack, she candidly articulates what it means to start from nothing as a young adult. Her perspective, determination and what she has been able to achieve in the face of unimaginable trauma and destruction is incredible and inspiring. Do yourself a favour and take the time to listen to this one. You think you know the story, but this is truly enlightening.

 

Watch: A murder at the end of the world (Disney)
Whilst highly recommending this I must warn you that there are only three episodes to date, with another four to come, each dropping on a Tuesday. For those of you who know the impeccable, “OA” this is the same writer and director collab. It’s stylish, quirky and on point, tapping into the zeitgeist via some beautifully mapped characters and stylish backdrops.

 

Listen: Exit Music. No Surprises, Shawn Lee.
A simply lovely reimagining of the Radiohead classic. A calming chorus to smooth your passage en route, or ease your mind in situ. Enjoy.