The search for healthy, bright, hydrated, nourished, and youthful skin is a quest for most, if not all people, of all backgrounds, and socio-economic status on an ongoing basis. The world population at large will spend billions every year on skin care products alone to improve the quality of their skin in hopes of finding the one “ingredient” that will solve their skin “woes” and turn back the clock. But, can this really happen?
Well, there may be a treatment that could be a saving grace in the field of skincare. This quiet dark horse has been making new strides and people are now speaking up about this treatment that has recently been getting a lot of attention in the news and social media for its subtle yet profound changes in the health and hydration of your skin and could actually help your products work more efficiently. Wait, a treatment that may actually help my products work better for me? Genius!
Mesotherapy is a painless non-invasive in-office lunch-time procedure that uses a customized approach, with a combination of various vitamins, minerals, nucleotides, coenzymes, amino acids, and antioxidants with non-cross-linked hyaluronic acid (specifically chosen and prepared for your skin concerns) that when micro-injected into the skin, can provide immediate and lasting beneficial rejuvenating effects after just a few treatments. It may even improve the absorption of skincare products and at the same time improve the integrity and structure of your skin. Meso, from the meaning “middle”, is performed using microinjections into the epidermal and dermal layer of skin that when absorbed will allow for a more evenly hydrated, healthy and youthful complexion. It is easier than you would think and quite painless, even for the most sensitive persons.
Please note: We are not endorsing the mesotherapy that is used for fat lipolysis. Mesotherapy for the purpose of fat lipolysis is not FDA approved and can cause unwanted to serious side effects in some individuals. This procedure should only be performed by a highly-skilled physician.
Ultimately, the simple goal of mesotherapy is to create a favorable microenvironment for more optimal fibroblast biosynthetic activity. Ok, in plain English? It hydrates your skin, improves the health and elasticity which is great at any age!
Cosmetic facial soft-tissue injection procedures like mesotherapy, in general, have a very good safety profile. Short-term effects, such as mild discomfort, redness, swelling, and bruising are relatively common and an expected consequence of the injections themselves, but true complications are rare, especially with formulations based on “non-permanent” filler materials, such as non-cross linked hyaluronic acid. Please ensure you are confident with your clinic and their products are authentic to avoid dangerous and unsafe outcomes.
It’s important to do your research and educate yourself on any treatment or procedure that you are considering as there may be contraindications that may mean the procedure may not be appropriate for you at that moment or possibly not at all and in which case your clinic should be able to recommend an alternate treatment plan.
The following is a few FAQ’s that we hear often and it may help to educate you in order to learn more about this popular treatment.
What is meso-therapy good for?
How long does it last?
How long does it take?
Who isn’t a good candidate?
While there are not too many people who mesotherapy isn’t suitable for, like everything, this treatment isn’t for everyone. The list is short and just because you may not be a candidate today does not mean that you won’t be a candidate one day.
- Active acne
- Active eczema or psoriasis (wait until skin is healed)
- Active skin infections (i.e. active cold sores)
- Susceptible to keloids (this applies to any injections)
- Uncontrolled diabetes
- People under age of 25
- Immune compromised individuals
- Pregnancy or breastfeeding
- Individuals who are sick or have an active fever
- Individuals with poor lymphatic drainage
Is there any downtime?
In a world where there are so many treatments and therapies to choose from. Remember, ultimately you and your skincare provider should have a consultation regarding your individual skin concerns and based that can decide on a customized treatment plan that is safe, effective, and comfortable for you.