Mesotherapy as a skin rejuvenating treatment.

Mesotherapy was first used to treat such conditions as rheumatism, sports injuries and for the improvement of blood circulation.  Mesotherapy has now been used successfully for the treatment of cosmetic conditions, including skin rejuvenation and improvement, hair re-growth, localised fat reduction and as a treatment for cellulite.  Mesotherapy involves the injection of a specially prepared mixture placed just millimetres under the skin. 

Mesotherapy for treating ageing skin aims to replace minerals, vitamins and amino acids that are found in lower levels in skin as we age.  Another newer procedure is to boost levels of hyaluronic acid in the skin.  This is another important component of the skin that helps to maintain firmness and texture.

Again, as the skin ages, 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.

Micro-injections are given every couple of weeks for two to three treatment courses.  When the desired effects are achieved, you will require a maintenance program every 2 – 3 months or so.  Private prices for mesotherapy can range from £50 to several £100’s per treatment session.

Mesotherapy is a medical technique devised in the 1950s by a Frenchman called Dr Michel Pistor.  It was first used to treat such conditions as rheumatism, sports injuries and for the improvement of blood circulation.

It is commonly practised in France, where more than 15,000 practitioners use Mesotherapy for the care of their patients and it is a procedure that is taught in French medical schools.

Mesotherapy is also practised in many other countries around the world and is currently gaining widespread acceptance by cosmetic clinics in the UK and the USA.  According to statistics from the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ASAPS), just under 29,000 Americans had mesotherapy treatment in 2006, a staggering increase of 505% on 2005 figures.

If you are considering mesotherapy, the following information will give you a basic understanding of the procedure.  It cannot answer all your questions, since a lot depends on the individual patient and the practitioner.  Please ask a practitioner about anything you do not understand.

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Mesotherapy Treatment Procedure

Careful discussions regarding your reasons for wanting treatment of your skin are very important, before you begin mesotherapy.  You must also make sure that this treatment can deliver what you want and how you would like to look afterwards.

A medical history should also be taken to make sure that there are no reasons why you should not undertake treatment.  You may be asked to sign a consent form, which means that you have understood the potential benefits and risks associated with the procedure.

Photographs may also be taken by the practitioner for a “before and after” comparison at a later date.

Treatment may be carried out immediately after an initial consultation, at which point you will be informed as to how many treatments you will require.

Mesotherapy Treatment involves tiny superficial injections of a potent skin rejuvenating cocktail of vitamins, minerals, anti-oxidants and amino acids.  When this cocktail is injected across the skin barrier to where it can have an effect, it promotes the production of collagen and elastin, whilst stimulating the skin’s metabolism.   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.  This is instead of relying on a tablet or intravenous injection, where higher concentrations of the drug are required in order to get adequate levels to the site requiring treatment.  Mesotherapy is both more precise and requires less solution to be injected.

The actual preparation injected into the mesoderm or surface layer of the skin during Mesotherapy depends upon the problem being treated.  In general, the substances used can include a local anaesthetic and products that may reduce inflammation and treat veins such as muscle relaxants, enzymes, vitamins, minerals, plant extracts, hormones and hormone blockers.

Mesotherapy is also known as “skin-prick rejuvenation,” as it helps give your skin the boost it needs to look brighter and feel firmer, as well as fade the appearance of wrinkles and fine lines.

Mesotherapy treatments take approximately 30 minutes to administer and can be slightly uncomfortable so an anaesthetic treatment is used to manage discomfort.  Initial treatments begin at 3 sessions, scheduled one month apart.  Maintenance sessions are scheduled 3 to 4 times per year.  After the treatment you can return to normal activities.

Mesotherapy is an interventional natural medicine technique. Mesotherapy must be performed by a licensed health care clinician who is permitted to do injections.

Facts About Mesotherapy

Mesotherapy rejuvenates from the inside

Unlike topical treatments, which treat the top layer of skin only, mesotherapy works from within the skin to promote collagen, elastin and cellular turnover.

Stimulated skin metabolism gives tighter, firmer skin!

Many clients report feeling tighter and more contoured after a mesotherapy treatment.  As the skin’s metabolism increases, skin tightens, making the treatment area look slimmer and smaller.

Mesotherapy can be used for multiple trouble spots.

Mesotherapy can be used for a variety of trouble spots.  Micro-injections of hyaluronic acid can be used to plump the hands, neck and chest area for firmer, more youthful-looking skin.

The treatment is surprisingly old!

 Is mesotherapy a new treatment? Actually, these injections were pioneered by French physician Dr. Michel Pistor in 1952, making this therapy over 60 years old.

Mesotherapy can complement your other skin treatments.

Mesotherapy can be used as a complement to other skin care treatments, including skin peels, Wrinkle relaxation injections and dermal fillers.

Aftercare and Recovery

Mesotherapy takes about 30 minutes to administer. During this procedure, multiple micro-injections are administered directly to the problem area with a specially designed delivery system.  An extremely fine needle is used to penetrate to the middle layer of the skin.  The aim is to replace vitamins, minerals and amino acids that are lost due to the aging process.

Patients can return to their normal activities immediately after treatment.  Some swelling and bruising may occur at the injection site but these side effects tend to dissipate within the first week after treatment.