By now, hyaluronic acid injectable skin boosters have become common knowledge, serving to brighten, plump up, and hydrate the skin for as long as the substance remains. However, while these skin boosters are an ideal quick fix, what they cannot do is repair pigmentation, fine lines, acne scars, or even signs of ageing. But what if there was a procedure or treatment that could?
There is, actually. Rejuran Healer, also known as baby skin injections, is a non-surgical procedure that actually heals the skin itself, repairing any age- or acne-induced damage along the way. In a way, it is a procedure that can help turn back time.
What is Rejuran Healer?
Rejuran Healer is a type of injectable that has polynucleotides (PN) (or polydeoxyribonucleotide (PDRN), a subset of PN), which has wound-healing capabilities. It works by improving the skin’s own regenerating abilities. It does so by promoting the growth of fibroblasts, a type of cell that actually generates collagen and other cells in the skin’s extracellular matrix.
More fibroblasts equals more collagen and more newly-generated cells that replace old, damaged ones—and that means skin that is smoother and more hydrated. Pores are minimised, unwanted pigmentation, wrinkles, and fine lines are reduced, and the skin becomes less saggy and firmer.
Best of all, because Rejuran Healer acts as a healing agent, even conditions such as acne-induced inflammation, eczema, and old deep-set acne scars can be healed or at least reduced significantly. And naturally, Rejuran Healer can also be used as some sort of youth preservation tool, to prevent further skin damage as we age. As frivolous as it sounds, this may be the closest that we have gotten to the fountain of youth so far.
What’s the Catch?
So what’s the catch? For one thing, Rejuran comes from salmon DNA, so people who are allergic to salmon should not try it. Those who are on blood thinners like Warfarin should take extra caution as they are more prone to bruising and bleeding.
For another thing, Rejuran does cause a temporary peculiar post-treatment appearance. Because the treatment is injected into the skin in dots, there will be small raised welts at the area of each injection that take about 24 hours to fully go away (this may continue up to 2 days for the eye area). This is in aside from the needle marks that still may persist for a few days after, though these are easily solved with the use of makeup. While the downtime is relatively short, the initial appearance of the welts (which look like rows of mosquito bites) may be a bit alarming at first. And because Rejuran Healer is an injectable treatment, there is a certain extent of pain tolerance required.
Nevertheless, despite the drawbacks, Rejuran is still quickly becoming a sought-after procedure, because it’s just that good. A full course of the Rejuran treatment involves three initial monthly procedures, followed by one every six months for maintenance purposes. The full results can be seen about four weeks after the first treatment, as the skin requires some time to heal and regenerate.
What Can You Expect After the Treatment?
As Rejuran Healer treatment is generally a skin healing procedure, it takes up to a month to notice any visible improvements in your skin. The procedure is best performed 3 to 4 times, with 2 to 4 weeks apart. Complete results are seen only after the last session. After that, procedures can be repeated once every 6 to 9 months as maintenance.
It is likewise important to understand that this treatment is not a facial augmentation with dermal fillers, so you are unlikely to see any instant visible results.