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, collagen, 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.
History of Mesotherapy
Dr Michel Pistor (1924–2003) performed clinical research and founded the field of mesotherapy. Multi-national research in intradermal therapy culminated with Pistor’s work from 1948 to 1952 in human mesotherapy treatments. The French press coined the term Mesotherapy in 1958.
In the years following Dr. Pistor’s discovery, Mesotherapy was used to treat medical conditions such as osteoarthritis, fibromyalgia, chronic pain, depression and anxiety (This is not a service that I cater for). However, French practitioners soon discovered that the technique could be used to treat skin conditions such as cellulite, stretch marks, wrinkles, hair loss and acne. In addition, Mesotherapy can promote weight loss, and is used in body sculpting and firming of the skin. This is via intradermal injections for cellulite reduction and napage techniques for skin rejuvenation and all other treatments.
How is it done?
A series of superficial injections are done by hand delivering rapid injections for larger areas. Mesotherapy uses different injection techniques according to the patient’s concerns, delivering the ingredients to different depths but typically quite shallow: 4-6mm. Many of these are not even felt as the skin is pinched prior to and during the injections. Since the injections are very superficial, they disperse very slowly and travel down to deeper tissues. Normally it is well tolerated, but for sensitive areas anaesthetic cream can be used prior to the treatment.
Here I use the Electric DermaPen to create trauma (similar to DermaRoller, though a little more invasive) and tiny skin indents, then I apply the prescribed serum for the ailment or rejuvenation. The combination of the serum and the Collagen Induction Therapy ensures that the skin is built up and becomes firmer, along with the serum targeting and working on the ailment, with the needle punctures allowing for the serum to work its way down to the intra-dermal (in-between epidemic and dermis) layers. This will release optimal results.
What can Mesotherapy be used to treat?
Mesotherapy for cellulite and fat reduction
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It is believed that 90% of post-pubescent women complain about cellulite. Weight loss programmes do not always reduce cellulite and hard-to-shift areas, such as “love handles”, saddle bags and jowls may remain. Furthermore, those with normal weight or even underweight may still have cellulite. Mesotherapy is delivered directly into the areas of concern. It can help to breakdown fat as well as improving micro-circulation in the area and the lymphatic drainage. It may also improve skin texture.
A detailed consultation is given to assess the individual’s requirements with age, fat percentage and skin texture being considered. Diet and lifestyle are also important factors, I will give you information and guidance on this throughout your course of treatments. The number of treatments of mesotherapy and/or massage will then be recommended. The typical programme begins with a course of ten followed by maintenance sessions. In some cases, an initial course of twenty may be indicated.
How many Mesotherapy treatments will I need?
Treatments are usually a course of ten for fat and cellulite reduction and six for skin rejuvenation, given once a week. With a review and advice on recommended following treatments (only if required). You will then be assessed to determine an on-going programme of maintenance. In some cases, a further full course of treatment may be recommended.
Will the treatment hurt?
When injecting, you may sometimes experience a heating sensation at the target which can last for around 15 to 20 minutes. Slight redness, swelling and sometimes slight skin discolouration may occur around the treated area. This is not permanent and will disappear in a few days.
How long will the Mesotherapy effect last for?
The effect of a course of Mesotherapy is long lasting. Once you have completed a course of treatment patients can come back every 4 to 6 weeks for top ups to maintain the results.
How much will Mesotherapy cost?
At your consultation I will discuss your treatment plan and your course of treatments. You can pay for single treatments or purchase a course of 10.
A single treatment is from £200 and a course of 10 is from £1,800 plus free ailment specific, after care products
How long do Mesotherapy treatments take?
A Mesotherapy treatment takes around 45 to 1hr 30 min.
What is the down time?
It can be anything from 2 days upwards, this is solely dependent on how your skin heals. Bare in mind that your skin will be subjected to some trauma and therefore it will take a few days for your skin to naturally heal. For the next 48 hours, you are only to wear mineral makeup, or preferably none. It is advisable that you do not book for this treatment if you have an event or special occasion within 48 hours post treatment. I will give you verbal advice and an after care document to take away with you for future reference