As beauty editor, part of my job naturally includes sussing out the latest beauty trends. Every once in a while, I’ll come across some strange-sounding aesthetic treatments that turn out to be highly raved about – and weirdly wonderful. One I’ve discovered recently is Rejuran Healer, an anti-aging, skin healing injectable that uses salmon DNA (yes, the fish!) to rejuvenate the complexion from within for smoother and brighter skin. Curious? DR SII SIK LIONG, Medical Director of S Aesthetics Clinic, answers our questions on this popular treatment. There’s also a video at the end explaining it all – read on!
What is Rejuran Healer?
Originating from South Korea, Rejuran Healer is a skin injectable that uses Polynucleotide (PN). These PN molecules are extracted from salmon DNA, which is known to be highly compatible with human DNA.
What does it do?
Studies have shown that PN stimulates wound healing and cell growth. These molecules have been proven to stimulate long-term skin regeneration from within the inner layer, therefore improving overall skin health and elasticity, while restoring damage caused by harmful UV rays and ageing.
An all-rounded treatment, Rejuran Healer is suitable for all skin types. It’s particularly great for those with acne or skin sensitivity because of its anti-inflammatory properties, but also used for anti-ageing as it helps to improve skin elasticity and promote collagen synthesis while tightening and lifting the skin. Consistent treatments lead to a reduction in hyper-pigmentation and acne scars, resulting in a brighter-looking canvas. The recommendation is three to six treatments every three to four weeks, followed by a maintenance session every four to six months thereafter.
It’s a series of micro injections. Rejuran droplets are placed meticulously in the inner skin layer where they work best. The procedure only takes about 15 to 30 minutes. Those who have tried skin boosters before would be familiar with this treatment method.
Is it painful?
It’s very tolerable. Numbing cream is applied prior to the treatment to minimise any discomfort. Local anaesthesia can also added to reduce discomfort further.
What’s the downtime like?
Right after treatment, you will notice some needle marks, redness and bruising, which should resolve within two to three days. You’ll need to avoid makeup for one day, and excessive sun exposure for one week. Make sure you’re applying sufficient moisturiser.
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