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!
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