Mesotherapy

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WHAT IS MESOTHERAPY?

Pioneered by the French physician Dr.Michel Pistor in 1952, Mesotherapy is a blanket term for treatment that involves multiple microinjections, in theory, delivering active, therapeutic ingredients directly into the skin. In the 1950’s mesotherapy was a medical technique to first treat blood circulatory problems, sports injuries and medical conditions such as rheumatism. Mesotherapy today is popular in cosmetic practice for skin rejuvenation, hair regrowth and localized fat reduction.

HOW DOES IT WORK?

Mesotherapy is a skin rejuvenation treatment that delivers various nourishing substances into the layers of the skin where cell repair and growth occurs. There are numerous types of vitamins, amino-acids, minerals, hyaluronic acids, all essential components for healthy skin cells, that can be delivered by mesotherapy. Mesotherapy involves either multiple injections, or multiple needle punctures where topical serums have been applied to the skin. All our mesotherapy treatments are performed with a Mesogun, a device that is fully computer controlled so that the dosage of the serum and the wrinkle depth can be determined in advance. This eliminates the risk of too much or too deep treatment.
By means of small injections, the product is applied a maximum of 3 mm deep into the skin.

WHAT IS USED TO TREAT?

Usually treating the face, neck, decolletage and or hands;

  • Dull skin

  • Dry skin conditions

  • Sun damaged skin

  • Superficial lines and wrinkles

  • Hair loss

  • Small pockets of fat

  • Cellulite

AFTER THE TREATMENT

  • The skin may have pin prick marks & tiny blebs/bumps at the injection site dependent on the product used.

  • There may be some redness, swelling, tenderness, bruising which should settle within days.

  • Makeup should not be worn for 12 hours Results will not be immediate, but will develop over time. and a course of treatment will be required as advised in your consultation appointment.

AM I SUITABLE FOR THE TREATMENT?

  • Treatment is not recommended if you are suffering from any skin infection in or near the treatment area or are unwell in any way (even a cold).

  • If you have previously experienced allergic reactions to any of the ingredients or local anaesthetic If you are taking any medicines which affect bleeding, such as aspirin or warfarin.

  • If you are taking steroids or have autoimmune disease.

  • If you have any bleeding disorders.

  • If you suffer from a poorly controlled medical condition If you are pregnant or breastfeeding If you are currently or have recently completed a course of Roacutane (Isotretinoin acne treatment) in the last 18 months.

  • If you are pregnant or breastfeeding If you have active acne If you have a previously been treated with a permanent injectable implant.

  • If you have suffered from keloid scars Scleroderma Epilepsy

Caution

  • Injections on the face can trigger the cold sore virus. If you are a sufferer, you must advise us in advance of treatment.

  • If you are planning to attend a special event when a bruise, should it occur, would be unacceptable to you.

  • Some over the counter medicines and supplements can also affect bleeding (make you more prone to bruising) as can alcohol- which should be avoided the day before and after treatment.

  • Vigorous exercise, sun exposure, sun beds, sauna should be avoided for 48 hours after treatment.

  • If, having had treatment, you are at all concerned about symptoms you were not expecting or not happy with, please contact us. If necessary an appointment will be made for you to be seen. 

DOES IT HURTS?

Local anaesthetic cream may be applied prior to treatment to numb the skin, this need not be a painful treatment but some of the ingredients may sting or burn.

HOW LONG WILL IT LAST?

Mesotherapy for skin rejuvenation is generally given in a course of treatments with results lasting between 3-5 months. Top up treatments will be required to maintain the results. Treatment protocols vary depending on the indication and serum used.

Mesotherapy for localized fat loss is permanent. Once the fat cells are dissolved and the body eliminates them, the will not reproduce. Healthy life style and good eating habits are key to ensure that the remaining fat cells will not grow in size.