What is it?
Mesotherapy is an injection treatment that delivers nourishing substances to the layers of the skin where cell repair and growth occurs. Vitamins, amino-acids, minerals, hyaluronic acid, all essential components for healthy skin cells, can be delivered by mesotherapy. This treatment helps improve dull, tired looking skin; dry, lifeless skin, superficial wrinkles and 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 anaesthetic 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?
Almost none but known allergy to components in the proposed mesotherapy cocktail, pregnancy, breastfeeding, kelloid scarring, active infection or malignancy.
Is the treatment safe?
Yes, all the substances used, normally occur in the skin but degrade as our skin becomes older and stressed. Mesotherapy replaces these naturally occurring vitamins and nutrients.
Is it effective?
Very, skin becomes luminescent, hydrated, nourished, and firmer and texture is improved.
What are the side effects?
Minimal bruising, swelling and marks from injections are all short lived. Infection, allergy, scar or pigmentation is very rare.
What aftercare is needed?
Ice packs are applied to reduce swelling and bruising, moisturiser and SPF cream is used afterwards and make-up can be used next day.
Can mesotherapy be combined with other cosmetic treatments? Does it interact with prescription medication?
Yes, it is often used to enhance effects of other cosmetology treatments. Botulinim toxin A is often added to mesotherapy cocktails and the mixture is then called Mesobotox.
Some prescription medication can interact with the components of cocktails so it is compulsory to consult your cosmetic doctor if any interactions are possible.