The older you get, the more likely you are to develop visible wrinkles, fine lines, and skin discoloration. Some of these changes can be hard to accept when you look in the mirror, especially if you struggle to mask them with cosmetics.
That’s why so many of us want to rejuvenate our skin and achieve a more youthful look. And mesotherapy is an outstanding cosmetic treatment with the power to improve your skin’s appearance and create a beautiful glow from the inside out.
But how does it work? What should you expect with your first mesotherapy treatment at a medical spa? And how much does it cost?
In this post, we’ll explore everything you need to know about mesotherapy, including how it works, what conditions it can treat, and much more.
What is Mesotherapy?
Mesotherapy is the secret to gorgeous, glowing skin you may not know about. While treatments like Botox and lip injections have received widespread media attention, mesotherapy tends to be less well-known than these popular medical spa treatments.
The mesotherapy treatment process uses a special handheld device containing multiple microneedles. Each needle injects a specially formulated substance into skin in target areas, usually the forehead, cheeks, and chin.
The substance injected into the skin during a mesotherapy treatment contains a personalized combination of antioxidants, vitamins, and minerals.
Mesotherapy treatments tend to be fairly brief at our medical spa — from 20 to 30 minutes. As a result, they’re easy to fit into your schedule. Session length can vary depending on how many injection sites you have.
How Does Mesotherapy Help Your Skin?
Mesotherapy helps your skin in multiple ways. One of the most important is that it stimulates collagen production in target areas: collagen is an essential protein and a major building block in your skin, muscles, and bones. It helps to keep your skin looking youthful and plump, but the body produces less of it with age. That’s why your skin starts to sag and lose volume as you get older.
But as mesotherapy promotes collagen production, it can contribute to firmer, plumper skin after a full course of treatments. That’s fantastic if the skin around your jawline and cheeks has started to become looser over the years.
Mesotherapy can also encourage elastin production, which is crucial to maintain the skin’s elasticity and reduce sagging.
On top of this, mesotherapy can also leave your skin looking rejuvenated and with a more youthful glow.
What Issues and Conditions Does Mesotherapy Treat?
Mesotherapy treatments at our medical spa can help with the following skin issues and conditions:
More than 5.6 million Canadians have acne, including 20 to 30% of adults aged 20 to 40. The severity of the condition can vary from person to person, and may lead to scarring.
Acne is often caused by blocked pores, usually the result of dead skin cells and excessive production of sebum (a natural oily substance that prevents the skin from drying out). Blocked pores can create whiteheads and blackheads.
Mesotherapy can improve the appearance of both acne and acne scarring by helping to make skin stronger.
Developing a double chin is a common sign of aging. It occurs when a layer of fat grows beneath the chin and the skin becomes looser.
Mesotherapy treatment may help reduce the size of a double chin by injecting substances that target fat and create smoother, more defined skin.
Eye Bags and Dark Circles
The formation of eye bags and/or dark circles below the eyes is a natural part of the aging process. It occurs when the tissues surrounding your eyes become weaker and sag. As eye bags and dark circles are often very noticeable, many people visit our medical spa to take care of them.
Mesotherapy can make the affected skin firmer and stronger, which may reduce the visibility of eye bags and dark circles.
Hyperpigmentation refers to dark patches of skin on the face and/or body. This is typically caused by excessive production of melanin, the naturally occurring substance that gives skin its color.
When your body produces more melanin than usual, your skin can appear discolored. It may appear as patches or spots, commonly known as age or liver spots. Mesotherapy can cultivate a more balanced complexion and improve the appearance of hyperpigmentation.
Localized, Stubborn Body Fat
If you have stubborn body fat that refuses to disappear even with a healthy diet and exercise, you may visit our medical spa for mesotherapy treatment. Certain substances used in mesotherapy injections can help to break down stubborn, localized fat.
Is Mesotherapy Suitable for Everyone?
Mesotherapy treatments are generally safe for anyone over the age of 18 provided they are in good health, though there will be exceptions. This is why you need to undergo a detailed consultation at our medical spa before your first session.
Your treatment provider will examine your skin, discuss your aesthetic goals, and determine if you are a good candidate for the treatment.
Fortunately, adults with all skin types can try mesotherapy. Whether your skin is saggy, dull, dry, or oily, you may achieve incredible results after the recommended number of sessions at our medical spa.
How Many Mesotherapy Sessions Will I Need?
Most people undergo between three and six mesotherapy sessions at our medical spa. These are spaced one to four weeks apart depending on how your skin responds to the process.
Your treatment provider will discuss how many sessions you’re likely to need, and how often, during your consultation.
How Much Do Mesotherapy Treatments Cost?
The cost of your mesotherapy treatment will depend on:
Once our medical spa team has the information they need on your treatment, we’ll provide you with the cost.
Want to learn more about our mesotherapy treatment? Our expert team is ready to speak to you now, so get in touch today!
Mesotherapy is a powerful anti-aging and fat-reduction treatment for use on different areas of the body. A mesotherapy device is equipped with tiny, fine needles that administer multiple injections into the skin’s middle layer.
Trained treatment providers use mesotherapy to treat a wide range of conditions and aesthetic issues. Suitable candidates may choose mesotherapy to:
However, if you’re considering mesotherapy, you should only trust a qualified professional to perform the treatment. They should be able to assess the areas you want to target and help you achieve your goals across multiple sessions.
But independent research is crucial to ensure you understand what the treatment involves, how it works, and other essential details.
With that in mind, we’ll explore everything you need to know about this non-invasive solution below.
Sun damage occurs when ultraviolet (UV) rays come into contact with exposed skin. While UV light is a key source of vitamin D, too much of it can damage skin cells and lead to various conditions.
For example, UV light triggers production of melanin, the natural pigment responsible for the color of your skin and hair. However, too much time spent in direct sunlight can cause excessive melanin production, and trigger imbalanced pigmentation. For example, sun damage may manifest as freckles and age spots on the face.
Mesotherapy can treat sun-damaged skin by stimulating the body’s collagen production and healing processes, and introducing specially selected substances (e.g. vitamins and medicines) into the skin. It can reduce inflammation and improve skin texture, so affected skin looks brighter, lighter, and healthier.
Discoloration and Melasma
Skin discoloration may be due to various factors, including:
One such pigmentation problem is melasma. This common condition typically affects skin on the face, as a result of excessive sun exposure and hormonal fluctuations. The severity of skin discoloration and melasma varies from case to case.
However, mesotherapy can treat discoloration and melasma across multiple sessions. Treatment providers may use a mesotherapy device to inject brightening substances into the discolored skin. Triggering the body’s healing process and promoting collagen production can cultivate a smoother skin tone overall, too.
Aging Skin and Wrinkles
As we age, our skin changes in different ways. One of the most noticeable is the loss of volume: skin becomes thinner and saggier over the years. That’s due to decreased production of collagen and elastin, both of which are crucial for firm skin that retains its elasticity. With less collagen and elastin, skin tends to sag around the jawline, chin, and cheeks.
Additionally, wrinkles and fine lines become more visible on skin as it becomes thinner.
So, how does mesotherapy treat aging skin and wrinkles? Treatment providers can inject substances with anti-aging properties into the skin, and the needles create micro injuries to increase production of collagen and elastin.
Skin will become firmer and smoother, with improved elasticity. Wrinkles will be less visible, and sagging skin will tighten for better definition.
Hair loss may manifest as:
Numerous conditions can trigger hair loss, including:
Whatever form it takes, whatever the cause, hair loss can be difficult to accept. People affected may wear wigs to cover their thinning hair or try a treatment, such as minoxidil or finasteride.
However, mesotherapy may also treat hair loss. Specific substances, such as finasteride, minoxidil, and vitamins, injected into the scalp could promote healthy hair growth. Additionally, mesotherapy can deliver nutrients to affected hair follicles and boost circulation, which may also help to reduce hair loss.
Mesotherapy is a fairly straightforward procedure. Your treatment provider may apply a topical numbing agent to prepare the target areas, but the process is usually comfortable regardless.
Your treatment provider will discuss the procedure with you before they start, and make sure you understand what to expect. When you’re ready, they will use their handheld mesotherapy device to administer a series of injections via tiny needles. These injections can be made at various depths depending on the treatment goals, whether reducing hair loss or improving skin texture.
During treatment, specialized serums and injections are placed into the skin to achieve the intended results. These may include:
You will need to undergo multiple mesotherapy treatments over a number of months to get the results you’re looking for. Your treatment provider will ensure that your sessions are scheduled at the right intervals, whether that’s every two weeks or more.
Finding the right clinic for your mesotherapy treatments is a must. A dedicated team will take the time to examine the skin you want to treat, understand what you hope to achieve, and give you all the information you need. They will also be available to offer advice and answer your questions after your treatments.
Risks and Side Effects
Mesotherapy treatments carry several risks, just like any other cosmetic procedure. The process is generally safe and comfortable, but you should be aware of the possibilities before you book your first session.
Potential risks include:
Your pre-treatment consultation is the ideal time to discuss these risks. Your treatment provider will explain the possible side effects and what to do if they occur.
Mesotherapy can be an effective treatment for a wide range of skin and hair issues, from hyperpigmentation to hair loss. It can create smoother skin, lighten dark patches, and reduce the visibility of wrinkles.
Want to try it yourself? Contact Astra Medicare to speak to one of our qualified experts and learn more about your treatment options today!
Looking for an effective, simple, non-invasive anti-aging treatment?
Mesotherapy could be just what you need.
Mesotherapy has become increasingly popular in recent years, and offers a powerful alternative to other, more invasive procedures. This type of treatment can fight common signs of aging, improve the appearance of your skin, and address various conditions on the face or body.
At Astra Medicare, our team offers professional mesotherapy treatments to suit all skin types. But if you’ve never tried mesotherapy or any other cosmetic treatment before, you may feel a little nervous about booking your first session.
That’s why we’ve written the following guide to mesotherapy: by the time you reach the end, you’ll understand how mesotherapy works, what benefits it offers, and other essential details.
What is Mesotherapy?
Mesotherapy is a treatment technique designed to leave your skin tighter, revitalized, and more youthful. Treatment providers may also use mesotherapy to get rid of excess fat on the body or around the face (such as a double chin).
A cocktail of hormones, plant extracts, vitamins, and enzymes are injected into target areas, based on your unique aesthetic goals.
How Does Mesotherapy Work?
Mesotherapy treatment is fairly straightforward and quick. If this is your first cosmetic procedure, you may be surprised by just how simple it actually is.
During mesotherapy, treatment providers use a handheld tool containing many fine needles. These inject the carefully formulated substance into the skin’s middle layer (known as the mesoderm) as the treatment provider moves the device across the target area. The depth of those injections may vary from treatment to treatment, based on the condition to be treated.
All mesotherapy treatments at Astra Medicare are performed by registered nurses and medical doctors. They will provide you with a comfortable experience, answer your questions, and ensure that you know what to expect from your treatment.
What are the Top Reasons to Try Mesotherapy?
Mesotherapy is designed to rejuvenate your skin and enhance its overall appearance, with a proven anti-aging effect. If you’re frustrated by certain signs of aging on your face or neck, such as a double chin, age spots, or dark circles under your eyes, mesotherapy could make a big difference.
Mesotherapy can be used to target a number of issues, including:
Mesotherapy may make your skin look less tired and dull, while helping to improve circulation and remove toxins that contribute to the signs of aging. The nutrients used in mesotherapy substances can also promote collagen production, which is essential for maintaining tight, firm, plump skin.
Does Mesotherapy Cause Discomfort?
A topical cream will be applied to the target area before your treatment to help you stay comfortable. If you feel nervous about needle injections, tell your treatment provider beforehand and they will be happy to help put you at ease.
What Should You Do After Your Mesotherapy Treatment?
For some people, their go-to anti-aging solution is cosmetic surgery. But one of the biggest issues with invasive procedures is the downtime required.
Fortunately, mesotherapy is a noninvasive treatment so you won’t experience any downtime, which is a big advantage if you want to fit a quick cosmetic procedure into a packed schedule. You may be able to continue with your plans after your treatment, whether you go to work or go shopping.
However, some people may prefer to go home and rest after their mesotherapy treatment, depending on the areas targeted. Your treatment provider will be able to offer advice on your post-mesotherapy plans.
Are There Any Side Effects?
As with any other cosmetic treatment, mesotherapy may lead to side effects. It’s unlikely that you will experience any of these, but it’s important that you’re aware of potential effects before you try mesotherapy.
Possible side effects include:
Your treatment provider will discuss the potential side effects with you during your consultation.
How Often Do You Need Mesotherapy Treatments?
It’s likely that you will notice improvements in your skin and/or body after your first session, but it will take longer for the full results to become visible.
The number of mesotherapy sessions required to achieve your aesthetic goals will depend on the issues to be addressed. Typically, though, we recommend a course of six sessions scheduled at two to four week intervals.
How Long Do Mesotherapy Results Last?
Various factors determine how long your mesotherapy results will stay visible, including your skin type, the number of sessions you have undergone, and the condition(s) treated.
However, results generally last from one year to 18 months. We may be able to give you a more accurate time frame during your consultation.
Will You Be Able to Apply Makeup Immediately After Mesotherapy?
You may feel tempted to wear makeup after your mesotherapy treatment, but we recommend that you avoid applying any cosmetics to your face for 24 hours after your session.
What Other Anti-Aging Treatments are Available?
A variety of other anti-aging treatments are available at Astra Medicare. If you’re curious about other treatments designed to cultivate a more youthful appearance, you can choose from the following options:
If you have questions about any of these or our other treatments, our team will be happy to help you.
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Our medical doctors and registered nurses utilize the latest mesotherapy techniques to improve your skin’s appearance. It’s one of the most effective anti-aging treatments available, and incredibly popular. We can also use mesotherapy to remove excess fat, combat cellulite, and more!
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