Today, there is an ever-growing list of treatments available to patients whether you are suffering from acne, melasma or skin laxity.
One particular treatment that has received a lot of attention for its efficacy and skin-boosting benefits is Rejuran Healer—an injectable that helps to boost collagen production to restore naturally youthful skin.
Otherwise known as the Miracle Healer Injection or 婴儿针 (baby skin injections), Rejuran was first popularized in Korea for targeting the signs of ageing such as fine lines and wrinkles, skin laxity and dull skin.
If you are on the hunt for an all-round treatment that can help revitalize your skin, here are 5 reasons why you should give Rejuran Healer a shot!
#1: It is more than just your typical dermal filler or skinbooster.
It is not uncommon to see Rejuran being compared to other Hyaluronic acid (HA) based skinboosters and dermal fillers like Restylane, Juvederm and Radiesse.
HA is an ingredient that is naturally produced by our skin cells to ensure proper hydration as it can bind large amounts of water to plump up and give our face a natural, luminous glow.
Although they work in a similar fashion, the key ingredient in Rejuran is Polynucleotides (PN), a type of biological molecule that is the essential building block of DNA. PN is the 2nd generation of PDRN (a common ingredient found in injectables) that is more concentrated—meaning to say it boasts stronger regenerative properties and lasts longer in the skin!
In one of the earliest studies using DNA and biological molecules for repair and anti-ageing benefits, DNA derived from salmon sperm was shown to improve skin elasticity, hydration and texture when rubbed onto human skin from as early as 4 weeks.
Due to its bio-compatibility with our skin, researchers have concluded that purified Salmon DNA helps prevent side effects such as allergic reactions and is safe to use in facial treatments.
Compared to HA-based skinboosters, Rejuran Healer is much more effective in stimulating collagen and providing anti-ageing benefits due to 2 main effects:
1. Wound healing– via increased expression of growth factors and improved microcirculation.
2. Anti-inflammatoryeffects – via removal of free radicals and preventing the production of inflammatory cytokines in the body.
By activating the adenosine A2A receptors in the body, Rejuran is able to restore the cellular matrix and boost cell turnover via collagen production. A comparison study was done with HA-based fillers that showed PN-based fillers like Rejuran caused more fibroblast activity that led to better skin elasticity and skin thickening.
The most important thing to note is that Rejuran acts on a cellular level to heal and protect the skin from within.
Skin brightening and intensive hydration are still the main benefits of HA-based skinboosters, and dermal fillers are still best for augmentation of the face, which is why Rejuran Healer should not replace traditional skinboosters and dermal fillers.
However, Rejuran fundamentally addresses the issue of skin damage and quality at its root to reverse the damage, making it a great choice for the majority of patients.
#2: It does more than just hydrate the skin.
As mentioned earlier, HA-based skinboosters are mostly designed to provide intense hydration to the skin.
Although Rejuran can also help with hydration, it can also increase skin elasticity, reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, improve the appearance of stretch marks and scars, reduce enlarged pores and reverse the signs of ageing.
By working to repair damaged cells and thicken the skin barrier function, this treatment also protects our skin from harmful UV rays from the sun and boosts our skin’s resilience to free radicals and pollution which is known to accelerate ageing.
#3: Almost anyone is an ideal candidate.
Rejuran is a safe treatment for the majority of patients except for those who are allergic to salmon or people currently on blood thinner medications.
Both male and female patients looking to improve their skin complexion and reverse the first signs of ageing can undergo this treatment, including those with sensitive skin!
This treatment is also not limited to those in their 50s or 60s and younger patients in their 30s can benefit from Rejuran as well.
If you are suffering from skin laxity, dehydrated skin, acne scars, fine lines and wrinkles, dull and uneven skin tone, dark eye circles, enlarged pores or simply want to achieve the glowy, “glass skin” of your favourite Korean celebrities—Rejuran is for you!
Essentially, it’s your skin but better!
#4: It can be used to treat acne scars.
Rejuran Healer comes in a more concentrated version known as Rejuran S, a treatment that is specifically designed to get rid of acne scars. Its distinct properties allow it to stay longer in the treatment area to encourage maximum wound healing.
As mentioned earlier, PN is a powerful skin-healing ingredient that can help repair damaged cells and stimulate collagen, which is especially helpful in raising depressed, atrophic scars for effective acne scar removal.
Given that Rejuran S has a more viscous texture, this helps to fill up the acne scars to give an immediate improvement in appearance! It also creates a scaffold to allow more fibroblasts to stimulate collagen production and naturally heal the acne scar over time.
#5: It works great as a complementary treatment.
The best thing about Rejuran Healer is that it produces synergistic effects when combined with other treatments such as subcision acne scar treatment, INFINI RF or fractional CO2 laser, especially for those with deeper, depressed scarring.
It also can be used in combination with pigmentation and skin tightening treatments such as HIFU and threadlifts!
Dermal fillers are also frequently used as a complementary treatment during acne scar treatment. However, Rejuran Healer is a great option for patients who want to see progressive improvements over time instead of temporary results.
Rejuran can also heal and protect the skin after undergoing aggressive laser treatments and prevent excessive oil production to enhance the effects of other treatment modalities.
Awaken your skin with Rejuran
The majority of patients lead hectic lives and have a busy schedule—this has increased the demand for treatment options that offer multiple skin-boosting benefits with minimal downtime.
Especially for women in their 30s, this means a treatment option that ideally makes their skin more soft, supple and radiant, all while reversing the first signs of ageing.
The current focus of treatment is no longer to fill up wrinkles but helping the skin heal and rejuvenate from within.
Our doctors have more than 40 years of combined experience treating a myriad of patients and skin conditions. We currently offer the HSA-approved Rejuran on top of skinboosters like Restylane and dermal fillers like Ellanse that works exceptionally well for treating volume loss in the face and cheeks.
Our doctors are highly-trained to use Rejuran Healer on multiple areas including the forehead, under eyes (Rejuran I), nose lines, acne scars (Rejuran S), chin and decolletage; and will recommend a personalized treatment plan that features a combination of treatment modalities to achieve the best results for your specific condition.
Try this versatile and holistic skin healing treatment and take charge of your skin again—contact us to book your appointment today!
1. What is the treatment like?
The process of Rejuran Healer is simple.
First, a numbing cream is applied to your skin to help reduce your discomfort during the treatment. Our doctor will then proceed to use a tiny needle to inject multiple areas of your skin, depending on where your target area is. The entire treatment will take roughly 30 minutes.
You may notice some redness, swelling and tiny bumps that look like “mosquito bites” over the treated areas, but not to worry—these are usually resolved by massaging the area and should subside after 1-2 days.
At just two to four weeks after the procedure, patients will be able to see results with visible improvements in their skin texture and elasticity and also an improvement in skin hyperpigmentation, pore size, fine lines and dehydrated skin.
Each session typically uses 2ml (one syringe) of Rejuran Healer, and 3-4 treatment sessions are recommended every 4 weeks.
After that, a single treatment repeated once every 6-12 months is enough to help you maintain your results and see gradual improvements!
2. What other types of Rejuran are available?
In addition to Rejuran S which is ideal for treating depressed, atrophic acne scars by remodelling the skin, there is also Rejuran I that is designed for getting rid of wrinkles and improving skin elasticity around the delicate eye area.
We also have Rejuran HB (Hydro Boost) which is designed to provide intense hydration similar to traditional skinboosters with the addition of potent regeneration and reparation benefits!
3. How does Rejuran differ from Profhilo?
One of the latest skinboosters to appear on our radar is Profhilo, which effectively combines the effects of HA-based skinboosters and dermal fillers to provide natural-looking and longer-lasting results.
Profhilo contains one of the highest concentrations of HA and works to stimulate both collagen and elastin production. It also requires lesser injections—Profhilo is injected into specifically-selected Bio Aesthetic Points (BAPs) on each side of the face (5 on each side as compared to 100-200 points for Rejuran).
Although both injectables work great as anti-ageing treatments, the key difference between Rejuran and Profhilo is that the latter provides greater hydration and volumizing effects to help lift the skin and reduce sagging.