Rejuran: The things you must know

By Dr. Aaron Stanes

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    Considering Rejuran? It always pays to do your research, especially when it comes to anything cosmetic where misinformation is rife.

    Rejuran is an injectable treatment made from polynucleotides, which are short fragments of DNA. The polynucleotides are extracted from the sperm of salmon (yes, you read that correctly). Rejuran is is injected into the skin, and claims to promote tissue regeneration and improve skin quality.

    Claimed benefits of Rejuran

    • Improves skin hydration and elasticity: Rejuran claims to stimulate the production of collagen and hyaluronic acid, which maintain skin hydration and elasticity.

    • Reduces wrinkles and fine lines: By improving skin elasticity and hydration, Rejuran may reduce the appearance of wrinkles.

    • Improved skin texture and tone: Rejuran may improve the texture and tone of your skin by reducing acne scars, hyperpigmentation, and other skin imperfections.

    Rejuran is injected into the face, neck, and hands. There are usually many small injection sites that are visible as temporary lumps (resolving in 12-36 hours). It is a relatively safe and well-tolerated procedure, but there are some potential side effects, such as redness, swelling, and bruising. There is also a risk of an allergic reaction if you have preexisting allergies to salmon or fish.

    Things to consider before getting Rejuran

    • Your concerns and expectations: Discuss your desired results with a doctor to determine if Rejuran is right for you.

    • Your medical history: Tell your doctor about your medical history, allergies, and current medications.

    • The risks and benefits of the procedure: Be sure to understand the potential risks and benefits of Rejuran before making a decision.

    Rejuran frequently asked questions

    Who is a good candidate for Rejuran?

    Individuals with concerns about:

    • Fine lines and wrinkles

    • Uneven skin texture and tone

    • Dryness and lack of elasticity

    • Scars or other skin imperfections

    • Those seeking overall skin rejuvenation

    What areas can be treated with Rejuran?

    Rejuran can treat skin in almost all areas of the body, but is most commonly used on the face, neck, décolletage and hands.

    Is Rejuran safe?

    Generally considered safe with minimal side effects like redness, swelling, and bruising. However, there are risks, including infections and allergic reactions among others.

    How long do the results last?

    Results can last up to 12 months, and repeat treatments are recommended to maintain the effect. Any collagen produced by the treatment may last beyond the 12 month time-frame.

    What are the alternatives to Rejuran?

    Dermal fillers are biostimulating injections volumise and increase collagen in the hypodermis and deeper. Rejuran is injected into the dermis itself. Collagen can also be stimulated in this layer using needling or laser-based treatments.

    How much does Rejuran cost?

    Cost varies depending on the treated area, practitioner expertise, and location. Generally, the cost will range from $900-$1000 per treatment.

    What should I expect during the procedure?

    Firstly, you will have a consultation to determine your suitability. Following this, a topical anaesthetic numbs the area. Rejuran is then injected into the dermis using fine needles. The procedure itself is relatively quick and well-tolerated.

    What is the recovery time?

    Downtime is minimal, although you will notice small lumps beneath your skin for 12-36 hours. You should avoid strenuous activity and follow aftercare instructions to expedite healing and optimise results.

    And the most important question..

    Does Rejuran actually work?

    While there is evidence to support Rejuran’s efficacy, what matters are visible results. Consistent before and after photos showing the results from Rejuran are lacking. Most results available online have much better lighting in the after shot, which makes the skin look better.