Mesotherapy facial promises glowing results
The principles of mesotherapy were discovered over three thousand years ago. Hippocrates, an ancient Greek physician, demonstrated that inserting a needle in the local intradermal could relieve joint pain. The procedure has experienced a resurgence of popularity in the 20th century. Dr. Michel Pistor, a French doctor began to use it as a treatment method in France in 1952.
Mesotherapy – The treatment
Mesotherapy is an injection method that introduces small doses of active substances in the middle layers of the skin to activate intercellular processes. This improves cellular metabolism and regeneration. The injected formula includes vitamins, nucleic acids, amino acids, enzymes and more rejuvenates the cells, making them more active, and thereby stimulating the production of collagen and elastin, promotes lymph drainage and cellular growth. The quality of your skin will be improved from the inside out with mesotherapy.
Another newer procedure is Bio-revitalisation to boost levels of hyaluronic acid in the skin. This is another important component of the skin that helps to maintain firmness and texture. Throughout the ageing process levels of hyaluronic acid decrease, and it is claimed that injecting more hyaluronic acid into the dermal layers (just below the surface of the skin) helps to stimulate more collagen production, which, in turn, improves skin tone and helps to reduce fine lines and wrinkles.
Mesotherapy reduce or eliminate cellulite and fat. Mesotherapy treats three factors involved in cellulite formation. Your doctor creates a specific formula to reduce the fat in your cellulite, improve impaired circulation and break down damaged connective tissue – thereby smoothing the skin’s surface. Mesotherapy can treat cellulite located anywhere on the body.
The ageing process can be cruel to our skin. Between sun damage and progressive collagen loss, the skin loses its plumpness and resiliency. The cosmetic conditions, including acne, cellulite, stretch marks, scars and wrinkles.
What are the benefits of Mesotherapy over surgical techniques such as liposuction?
Liposuction does not treat cellulite. In fact, liposuction often causes existing cellulite to appear more prominent. Mesotherapy treats cellulite directly, promoting smoother skin and reducing fat in selected areas. Fat deposits are flushed from the body, and do not reappear in other areas, which often occurs after liposuction. Mesotherapy does not require hospitalisation, general anaesthesia or downtime.
Mesotherapy for skin revitalisation infuses the dermal layer of the skin with a potent cocktail of vitamins and anti-oxidants to rejuvenate and revitalise, regenerated skin to hide the signs of ageing. The procedure is low-impact and highly efficient, your skin will appear more radiated and refreshed. After treatment, clients commonly describe their skin as looking rested, radiant, glowing and firmer.
It can be used to eliminate cellulite, promote weight loss, treat ageing skin, tone and tighten sagging skin on the neck, legs, abdomen, arms and hands. No age restrictions apply to facial mesotherapy.
What does it involve?
The practitioner will apply an anaesthetic cream to your skin for 45-60 minutes before your treatment to numb the treatment area. Mesotherpy in the treatment of ageing skin aims to replace minerals, vitamins and amino acids that are found in lower levels in skin, which lessen as we age. It involves the injection of a specially prepared mixture of medications, placed just under the skin into the problematic area. Just a “drop” of solution is used at each injection site. The idea is that you can get these active substances to the site requiring treatment by directly injecting them there.
How does the treatment work?
Multiple injections using a very fine needle are administered immediately beneath the surface of the skin. It will help to improve circulation, replace lost vitamins, minerals and amino acids, or boost levels of hyaluronic acid.
After the treatment you can go back to your daily activities almost immediately. Possible side effects are small bruises, which vanish in a few days, and a little swelling in the injected area, which remains for about 12 – 36 hours.
What should I do before having Mesotherapy treatment?
It can be used immediately, without preparation. We recommend clients to ensure they go to a reputable clinic. Ask who will be performing the treatment and how much experience they have got. We believe that only healthcare professionals should be allowed to inject. Ask what type of product they will be using, so that you are able to make an informed choice. Finally should they use a brand you don’t recognise, ask more information on the company producing them. We have always been using only reputable suppliers, such as Fidia Pharmaceuticals(Italy), Institute Hyalual Switzerland, IBSA Hyaluronic Acid Experts and only products with high safety standards and which are long established.
Where can the treatment be used?
- Eye area
- Neck and décolleté
Do the injections hurt?
Treatment is not painful but slight discomfort will be experienced. The treatment is relatively pain free and the anaesthetic cream is applied beforehand to reduce any discomfort that may be caused.
How long does the treatment take?
The treatment takes 20-30 minutes depending on the area that is being treated. The face usually takes about 20 minutes. The neck takes approximately a further ten minutes. Mesotherapy for the hand and décolletage take 10 to 15 minutes for each area.
Am I suitable for a Mesotherapy?
Mesotherapy is normally recommended for those over 20 who are tackling moderate signs of ageing and prevent wrinkles from forming. Treatments for the face, neck, arms and hands are recommended several times each year. The treatment is suitable for all skin types, but those who are allergic or sensitive to vitamins, nucleic acids, amino acids, enzymes are advised to speak to their doctor as the procedure could cause a reaction. Your consultation will give you time to disclose any allergies, and your doctor will be able to advise you if the treatment is safe and effective for your needs.
How many treatments will I need?
The treatment is usually performed over an initial series of one session per week for 4-6 weeks. Results are then maintained by touch-up sessions. The initial bio-revitalisation treatment course consists of 3 sessions, 1 month apart then 3 – 4 times yearly for maintenance.
How soon will I see the results?
You can see the first lifting effect straight away, as a result of needle’s stimulation. Results vary depending on your body type and the condition being treated, it can take up to a week before visible signs of regeneration and repair (firmness, radiance, youthful and glowing of the skin) are seen.For certain conditions, patients see results after the first session. Your skin should start to feel smoother, tighter and firmer after your third session and the process will continue over the following months, providing you with a natural and long lasting enhancement.
How long will the results last?
The results from a mesotherapy treatment are permanent. As it is a repair of the skin it does not revert after a given time period. Mesotherapy for fine lines and wrinkles will improve the skin; however it will not stop skin ageing and new lines forming.
What should I do after a Mesotherapy?
After your Mesotherapy face treatment your practitioner will put on a barrier repair cream to encourage the repair of the skin. A sunscreen is also recommended to wear between treatments. This helps protect the skin and provide optimum conditions for the skin to repair itself.
After Mesotherapy face & body treatment we advise to avoid massages, beauty treatments in the week following the treatment. Contact sport, excessive exercise, hot baths, sauna/steam, are not recommended for a week following a treatment. Your doctor will advise if there are any specific requirements during your recovery period.
Can Mesotherapy be combined with other treatments?
Definitely, yes. The minimally-invasive nature of solutions mean that it works perfectly alongside some other rejuvenation treatments. A common example is the use of dermal fillers alongside a silhouette lift to help restore volume in shallow areas, mascule relaxing treatment, thread lift etc. Dr Quandt has a friendly approach where she will listen to your concerns offering appropriate treatments as well as benefits and any associated risks.
Are there any side effects?
Side effects of Mesotherapy are minimal. There could be some redness, tenderness and swelling on the treated area immediately after the injection. You might also feel an itching sensation. All side effects should subside after a couple of hours.
Post treatment you may experience any of the following: mild swelling, redness, slight discomfort, tenderness or bruising at the injection site. We recommend homeopathic Arnica 7 days prior to treatment for those who bruise easily. If you suffer from cold sores we advise the use of topical acyclovir (zovirax) 7 days pre and post treatment. During this period camouflage or foundation can be used.
Are there any contraindications?
- You suffer with acute inflammatory reactions, such as herpes, papillomavirus, or blood clotting disorders.
- You are pregnant
- You suffer with allergies from certain aesthetics products. Discuss with a cosmetologist any concerns.