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We are lucky to live in a world with so many options when it comes to caring for our skin. There are now more treatments to keep us looking fresh and youthful than ever before, with new treatments being researched and coming onto the market all the time. Just twenty years ago, we didn’t have half the number of amazing treatments we have today! Today we’re going to be looking at an innovative method of rejuvenating the skin available here at Brixworth Laser and Skincare.
One of these treatments is mesotherapy. This treatment comes in the form of an injection, which delivers essential components into the skin, from vitamins and minerals to hyaluronic acid. The injection targets the ‘mesodermal’ layer of tissue, just under the skin, and can help to restore plumpness and vitality to problems areas like the eyes and the neck.
Mesotherapy injections can be used to treat a variety of other pesky skin conditions – not just the appearance of fine lines or wrinkles. It can be used to target the under eye area (where many people suffer from eye bags), as well as stretchmarks, skin pigmentation, psoriasis and even hair thinning in some cases! Some clinics also offer mesotherapy as a form of facial sculpting, helping to target double chins, flabby cheeks or other areas that clients worry about.
Mesotherapy is not actually a new development – it was originally discovered by a French physician, Dr Michel Pistor, in the 1950s. He found that the injection of homeopathic medicines, vitamins, minerals and amino acids could improve the health and overall appearance of the skin. Over the last few decades, the treatment has been honed and enhanced to treat a variety of facial skin conditions and other issues including cellulite and hair loss.
A session of mesotherapy usually takes between 30-60 minutes, depending on how large your target areas are. Because the treatment involves needles, there’s also the option of local anaesthetic applied 30 minutes beforehand to reduce discomfort.
Using extremely fine needles, multiple micro-injections are administered just under the surface of the skin, aiming to replace some of the vital components we lose as we age, including hyaluronic acid and collagen. Depending on the issue you’re trying to target (whether it’s skin pigmentation, the signs of ageing or something else), you’ll be injected with a carefully selected combination of ingredients that will help address the problem.
It’s recommended that a number of mesotherapy sessions are carried out within a few weeks of each other, to ensure the very best possible results. The treatment is suitable for all skin types, even those with sensitive skin, and the downtime after a treatment is minimal.
For more information about mesotherapy and other anti-ageing treatments, get in touch with Brixworth Laser and Skincare today! Our friendly team are waiting to hear from you.