What Is Mesotherapy?
Mesotherapy is a technique that infuses different formulations of vitamins, minerals and amino acids into the skin to rejuvenate and tighten skin, as well as remove excess fat.
Is Mesotherapy Right For You?
Mesotherapy is a minimally invasive procedure where a series of superfine injections of formulations are delivered into the mesodermal layer of the skin. This infusion of ingredients nourishes and rejuvenates the skin while also stimulating the production of collagen and elastin, both essential for skin’s natural elasticity.
Mesotherapy solutions can stimulate the fibroblast cell in the skin to produce more collagen to combat the signs of ageing. Amongst the list of skin-friendly ingredients injected are growth factors, peptides, antioxidants and trace elements that provide the ideal environment for healthy skin to cope with the ageing process better.
The formula injected into the skin makes all the difference as to the results you’ll achieve, but a small amount of plumping, moisturising hyaluronic acid is a common inclusion to replace the skin’s natural stores, and vitamins and amino acids you’ll be familiar with from your skincare labels are also often delivered via mesotherapy. A typical mesotherapy blend might contain 50 ingredients to nourish, repair and rejuvenate the skin, and numbing cream may be applied beforehand to minimize discomfort.
Mesotherapy can also be used with the goal of breaking down cellulite and fat and improving the local blood circulation. Mesotherapy is used to treat larger areas of fat, such as the thighs, as well as small fat collections such as cellulite, double chins, and under-eye fat.
What To Expect With Mesotherapy
Treatment time takes approximately thirty minutes and whilst not painful, it can be slightly uncomfortable so an anaesthetic cream can be used if the skin is a little sensitive. With minimal downtime – a little bruising and swelling may occur but it will be short-lived and should settle within 24 hours – skin will become more radiant, hydrated, nourished and firmer with an improved texture. A course of 6-8 sessions is typically advised every 2-4 weeks with maintenance treatments 1- 4 times a year for skin rejuvenation. Other conditions may need different protocols.
Side effects are usually very limited and in most cases coverable with mineral makeup. Tiny purple dots will appear at some of the injection sites, but these disappear quickly. Larger bruises can occur but are uncommon. Slight swelling under the eye is not uncommon, particularly if the patient is prone to under-eye swelling in the first place.
There is a little more swelling with the injections into areas under the chin and jowls, so when treating these areas we recommend scheduling treatments on a Friday with a return to work the following Monday. Scalp treatments are usually well-tolerated and don’t affect your normal routine.
3 Different Options For Mesotherapy:
PIGMENTATION AND SCARRING
Some mesotherapy ‘cocktails’ are formulated with ingredients that help to reduce unwanted pigmentation by controlling the rate of pigment production by the melanocyte in the skin. This can be an effective treatment for certain forms of sunspots and melasma.”
Mesotherapy can also be used to fade acne marks and scars over time, particularly if your skin surface is pitted, as hyaluronic acid with the solution helps to create volume in the skin, while other antioxidants and amino acids have an anti-inflammatory effect that encourages healing.
PROMOTE HAIR GROWTH
A relatively new area of mesotherapy is the treatment of hair loss where microinjections into the scalp improve hair production from the follicle. By stimulating blood flow and providing essential nutrients, the hair follicle is encouraged to produce stronger, denser hair growth.
Multiple sessions are required to get to the hair growth stage and it’s normally an ongoing treatment-. You’ll generally require follow-up maintenance appointments. That said, the fact that it’s non-invasive and requires no downtime is a plus.
Some promote mesotherapy as a fat-melting jab, and while it can help to reduce excess fat and tighten loose skin, it’s usually done in conjunction with energy-based devices to get maximal results.
Fat deposits in cellulite and localised areas such as the chin and jowl can be treated by enzymes that breakdown the fat cell. The fat-dissolving enzymes disrupt the wall of the fat cell, releasing the fat and allowing it to be reabsorbed by the lymphatic system and excreted by the body.
Conditions It Treats
- Face, Neck Biorevitalization
- Wrinkles, Acne, Scars
- Flaccid skin, Stretch marks
- Hyper pigmentation
- Cellulite Reduction
- Fat pockets
- Alopecia, Thinning hair
Maximise Treatment By Adding
SkinCeuticals Integrated Protocols
This customises and maximise pure, potent, performing SkinCeuticals ingredients to complement the Mesotherapy formulations.
LED Light Therapy
A non-invasive procedure that is absorbed by the skin where it activates specific cellular processes to produce a therapeutic effect. It uses clinically proven wavelengths to recharge these cells, energizing them to heal quicker and rejuvenate faster, thus promoting healing from the inside out. The cell metabolism then builds collagen, increases elasticity, boosts circulation, accelerates tissue repair, and kills bacteria.