Polynucleotides vs Fillers

Polynucleotide DNA strand next to a filler being injected into a woman's face

Are fillers out of favour with the introduction of polynucleotides?

The aesthetics industry is constantly evolving, and one of the latest innovations to catch attention is the use of polynucleotides. This development begs the question: are traditional fillers becoming obsolete?

How fillers work

To understand the potential shift, we need to consider what each treatment offers. Fillers, typically composed of hyaluronic acid, have been a mainstay for years. They add volume, smooth wrinkles, and enhance facial contours almost immediately. Their popularity is bolstered by their relative safety, minimal downtime, and the immediate results they provide. Their popularity more recently has waned due to poorly carried out treatments making patients look overfilled and ‘done’. This is not the case at Elevate as fillers are used to replace lost volume and not overfill.

How polynucleotides work

Polynucleotides, however, represent a different approach. Instead of simply filling spaces, they work on a cellular level to rejuvenate the skin. Polynucleotides are DNA fragments that promote tissue regeneration and repair. They stimulate collagen production, improve skin elasticity, and enhance overall skin health over time. The results, while not as immediate as fillers, can be more natural-looking and longer-lasting, addressing skin quality rather than just volume loss.

Are polynucleotides better than fillers?

A significant advantage of polynucleotides is their regenerative potential. As they work by improving the underlying skin structure, they can provide a more comprehensive anti-ageing solution. This aligns with a growing preference for treatments that enhance overall skin health and appearance, rather than just offering a temporary fix.

However, declaring fillers obsolete might be premature. Fillers have their own set of strengths, particularly for those looking for immediate results or specific enhancements, such as lip augmentation or cheek contouring. The choice between fillers and polynucleotides can depend on the desired outcome, the area being treated, and the patient’s specific needs.

Additionally, there’s an emerging trend of combining treatments. We are exploring the synergistic effects of using both fillers and polynucleotides. Fillers can provide the instant lift and volume, while polynucleotides can improve the skin’s quality over time, offering a balanced approach to facial rejuvenation.

Which to choose?

While polynucleotides are a promising addition to the aesthetic toolkit, they are unlikely to render fillers obsolete entirely. Instead, they expand the options available, allowing for more personalised and comprehensive treatment plans. The future of aesthetic treatments might well lie in the integration of these innovative therapies, offering the best of both worlds: immediate enhancement and long-term skin health.

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