Everything you need to know about mesotherapy
What is mesotherapy?
Mesotherapy bears its name because this cosmetic procedure uses injections of a cocktail of vitamins (A, B, C, D, K), minerals, antioxidants, amino acids, and growth factors into the central layer of the skin – mesoderm. These substances stimulate the activation of the fibroblast cells that are responsible for the production of hyaluronic acid, elastin, and collagen in the skin. After the treatment, the skin becomes smooth, elastic, and gets a youthful look.
What are the effects of mesotherapy?
Mesotherapy has beneficial effects on the skin for many reasons:
- It leads to skin regeneration, so it looks healthier, fresher, and visibly better in volume.
- It improves the complexion, tone, and elasticity of the skin.
- It reduces small wrinkles around the eyes, on the face, neck, cleavage, and hands.
- It reduces the visibility of the dark circles around the eyes.
- It regulates the pH of the skin, so it solves the issue of oily and dry skin types.
- It reduces the visibility of blemishes and pigmentation.
Is any preparation needed for the mesotherapy?
If you are healthy, there is no need for any special preparation. If you take any painkillers or anti-inflammatory medications, such as aspirin or ibuprofen, you should exclude them from use for a couple of days as they increase the risk of bleeding and bruising.
It is recommended to have a hearty meal and drink plenty of water before to avoid dizziness during the treatment.
How is mesotherapy done?
The treatment of mesotherapy starts with skin disinfection. The injection of the cocktail into the skin is conducted with the thinnest needles, so there is no pain. If your skin is hypersensitive a topical anesthetic in a form of a cream is applied. The stings are shallow and with each sting, a small amount of a cocktail the size of a drop is injected into the central layer of the skin.
The cream that soothes the skin or a special ILP mask is applied to the treated skin.
Does mesotherapy have any side effects?
Counter effects of mesotherapy are rare and usually disappear within several hours, and rarely several days after the procedure.
The most usual side effects are:
- skin redness,
- bruising and bleeding,
- skin itchiness.
- swelling and pain,
What should you do after mesotherapy?
- After mesotherapy, do not massage the treated skin under any circumstances.
- Avoid intense physical activities for the first 48 hours.
- Avoid exposure to high temperatures (sunbathing, tanning beds, saunas, jacuzzis) for the first 72 hours.
- Do not take in large amounts of alcohol and salt to avoid excessive swelling.
- If the swelling appears, put cold compresses on it and sleep on your back on an elevated pillow.
How long does the treatment last, and how long do the effects last?
The treatment of mesotherapy lasts 30 -60 minutes. The first effects are visible within two weeks. To achieve the full effect, it is necessary to repeat the treatment several times. The first treatments are done at intervals of 7-14 days, and then once a month. The effects can last up to a year.
With which treatment does mesotherapy combine well?
Mesotherapy combines well with hyaluronic acid derma fillers.
Who must not undergo mesotherapy?
Mesotherapy is not recommended for pregnant women, breastfeeding mothers, diabetics, people who suffer from autoimmune diseases, people who have problems with coagulation or any infection.
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