Mesotherapy was originally created in the 1950’s by a French doctor called Michel Pistor. Back then it was used to provide localised pain relief – but flash forward to the present, and Mesotherapy is used as an effective and preventative method of anti-aging and skincare.
Mesotherapy is a minimally invasive procedure, with minimal pain and downtown, that involves the patient receiving several small injections to the ‘mesoderm’ which is the middle layer of the skin. This is where the name ‘Mesotherapy’ comes from, as ‘meso’ means middle in Greek.
The treatment should not be painful, and simply involves small injections being made to the skin. These injections will feel no different from Botox or fillers. If you’re sensitive to needles, your practitioner will be able to use an anaesthetic cream to help numb the pain. You may be a little red or swollen immediately after the injections, but this should go within 24 hours.
Mesotherapy is mainly used for anti-aging now, and provides a cocktail of beneficial vitamins and active ingredients into the skin layer, which then trigger a healing and corrective response within the injected area. This response can help stimulate dermal proteins such as elastin, collagen and glycoproteins – which are all key to improving the skin’s elasticity, firmness and hydration.
The overall result from a course of injections, is younger looking skin that is plumper, more hydrated, and more lifted.
No, it is a very versatile treatment and can be used across the body to trigger these same firming, plumping, youthful results.
We have seen Mesotherapy used on the face, body and also more delicate areas like eyelids, neck, décolletage and hands. If you have a specific area of skin you feel self-conscious about, it’s always best to enquire with us to see if Mesotherapy is something that might be able to help.
Modern Mesotherapy contains a lot of beneficial ingredients and vitamins, but it also contains Hyaluronic Acid (HA) which is a key ingredient to healthy looking skin. HA is crucial for skin hydration, and the presence of HA means that after the therapy your skin is soft, firm and healthy looking.
For people who want to see anti-ageing results, or want to see an improvement in skin texture and wrinkles – a poly-revitalising nutritive complex is used in Mesotherapy. This complex is also known as a mesolift and research has shown it improves collagen synthesis by 256%, and skin brightness by 144%.
Patients will also see vast improvement in hydration (132%) and skin tone (103%), 90% improvement in anti-radical protection and a 72% reduction of wrinkles and fine lines.
Each injection will also contain:
12 VITAMINS: Stimulate vital cell functions
23 AMINO ACIDS: Encourage protein production (elastin, collagen, etc)
6 COENZYMES: Catalyse bio-chemical reactions of tissues
5 NUCLEIC ACIDS: Activate cellular communication
6 MINERALS: Prevent and act on skin deficiencies
1 ANTI-OXYDANT: Capture free radicals to prevent cell damage
Mesotherapy is a progressive treatment, so you’ll want to book several treatments to see impactful and visible results.
A course of approximately 5 treatments is generally recommended if you’re looking to decrease the appearance of lines and wrinkles. But if you’re unsure about this, you can speak to your consultant who will assess your skin and advise you on how many treatments you’ll need to book to achieve the desired results.
Between each Mesotherapy session, you’ll want to leave around 15 days (and then 30 days between the last two treatments). This is the recommended schedule for best results, as it lets your skin and body adjust to the Mesotherapy, and means the results you experience are the best possible outcome.