What is Mesotherapy you ask?
Mesotherapy is an advanced non-invasive treatment used to nourish, hydrate and rejuvenate the skin. It involves a series of micro injections of active ingredients delivered directly to a specified target area such as face, neck, décolletage, hands or areas of cellulite. Very small injections of natural remedies containing a mixture of Vitamin C, hyaluronic acid, anti-oxidants and amino acids are used to help soften wrinkles, brighten the complexion, reduce cellulite, stimulate collagen production and restore a youthful glow.
The History of Mesotherapy:
Mesotherapy is a technique invented in 1952 by Dr. Michel Pistor (1924-2003) in the field of intradermal delivery, where medication, extracts and vitamins are injected into the mesoderm, the layer of fat and connective tissue under the skin. Dr. Michel Pistor conducted human mesotherapy treatments from 1948 – 1952. The research focused on treatments for chronic pain.
In 1987, The French Academy of Medicine approved mesotherapy as a speciality of medicine. In 1996 the first diploma university in Mesotherapy was recognised by the French National Health Agency of Accreditation and Evaluation (Agence Nationale d’Accreditation et d’Evaluation en Santd) securing its position in the field of health care.
In 2002, the establishment of an Interuniversity Diploma began in Marseille, Bordeaux, and Paris.
There are an estimated 18,000 mesotherapists around the world today.
Uses for Mesotherapy:
- Face Rejuvenation
- Neck and Décolletage Rejuvenation
- Hand Rejuvenation
- Stretch Marks
- Cellulite Reduction
Mesotherapy strengthens elastin fibers, stimulates collagen production, fights free radicals and stimulates cellular activity. Mesotherapy can help with skin laxity (loose skin), muscle atrophy, helping the skin to appear firmer and healthier with a “glow” like appearance.
As we age our skin starts to lose it’s plumpness and resiliency. Sun damage and progressive collagen loss contribute to this. Skin rejuvenation with Mesotherapy can be a great addition to skin maintenance and health, wrinkles and cellulite reduction can all be addressed with Mesotherapy. Skin rejuvenation infuses the dermis with potent vitamins, hyaluronic acid and anti-oxidants to rejuvenate and revitalise the skin. Those who have had this treatment often describe their skin as radiant, firm, youthful and glowing. We’ve even heard some describing this rejuvenation as a “Meso-lift” to the skin!
Cellulite Reduction with Mesotherapy:
Cellulite occurs when abnormal nodules of fat form on the stomach, thighs, buttocks, the lower back (“love handles”) and the back of the arms. Cellulite is more common in women than men. Due to hormones it’s even been stated that men are unable to get cellulite. Now that just doesn’t seem fair!! We digress….cellulite often gives the appearance of a dimple effect to the affected area. Mesotherapy injections are given to not only improve lymphatic flow but to also break down the fat nodules. Because cellulite is an abnormality in fat accumulation, Mesotherapy for cellulite reduction should be done in conjunction with healthy eating habits and exercise.
What to expect or more importantly what do you feel when getting a Mesotherapy treatment:
We will cleanse your skin and be sure to properly sterilise your skin prior to the injections. We then begin treatment by choosing the proper combination of vitamins, amino acids and hyaluronic acid. You will feel small little pricks or stings as we start to administer small injections to open the micro channels in your skin. We do this so that the vitamin combination we have chosen for you is able to penetrate deeper into the skin. This part of the treatment is fairly quick, after we have completed the injections we will then massage a furthermore of the concoction all over the treated area. Following treatment, an SPF is applied to protect your skin. We recommend that you do not apply any other product to the treated area for 12 hours.
How many treatments will I need?
This will vary depending on the condition we are treating and what results you are hoping to achieve. In general, we recommend a course of 3 – 6 sessions.
Ready to get in and get your Mesotherapy treatment? Get in touch today!