What is it?
Mesotherapy is a treatment of injections that delivers nourishing substances to the layers of the skin where cell repair and growth occur. Vitamins, amino-acids, minerals and hyaluronic acid (all essential components for healthy skin cells) are delivered by Mesotherapy. This treatment helps improve dull, tired looking skin and smooths superficial wrinkles. It is ideal for pre-or post-operative skin conditioning.
How is it done?
A series of superficial injections are done by hand or with an injection device delivering rapid injections for larger areas. Normally it is well tolerated, but for sensitive areas a topical anesthetic cream can be used prior to the treatment. Initially, a course of 6-8 sessions are advised every 2 weeks, with maintenance 1-2 times a year.
Are there any contraindications?
There are very few other than known allergies to the components in the proposed Mesotherapy cocktail. It is not recommended if you are pregnant, breastfeeding, have Keloid scarring or infection of any kind or skin malignancies.
Is the treatment safe?
Yes, all of the substances used occur normally in the skin but degrade as our skin becomes older and stressed. Mesotherapy replaces these naturally occurring vitamins and nutrients.
Is it effective?
Yes, it is highly effective. Skin becomes luminescent, hydrated, nourished, and firmer. Skin texture is greatly improved.
What are the side effects?
There may be minimal bruising, swelling and small marks from injections-all of which are short lived. Infection, allergic reactions, scarring or pigmentation is very rare.
What aftercare is needed?
Ice packs are applied to reduce swelling and bruising. Moisturizer and SPF cream is used afterwards and make-up can be applied the next day.
Can Mesotherapy be combined with other cosmetic treatments? Does it interact with prescription medication?
Yes, it is often used to enhance the effects of other aesthetic treatments. Botox is often added to Mesotherapy cocktails and the mixture is then called “Mesobotox”.
Some prescription medication can interact with the components of Mesotherapy cocktails so it is compulsory to consult your cosmetic physician if any interactions are possible.