Mesotherapy has been used as a cosmetic treatment for the face and body since it was first discovered in France in the 1950s. The procedure introduces microscopic quantities of homeopathic medications, traditional pharmaceuticals, vitamins, minerals and amino acids into the skin to treat a variety of conditions.
It can be used to treat pain, sports injuries, rheumatology and, increasingly, for aesthetic purposes. Anti-ageing; aims to replace minerals, vitamins and amino acids that deplete as we age. It is also possible to replace hyaluronic acid as well.
Cellulite; over 95 per cent of women suffer from cellulite. Mesotherapy targets the mesoderm or middle layer of the skin so is ideally suited for disbursing cellulite. The solution that is injected breaks down cellulite and improves circulation and lymphatic drainage.
Mesotherapy: Am I suitable?
It is suitable for most people unless you have previously had an allergic reaction to any of the ingredients.
Mesotherapy: What do I have to do to prepare?
There is no preparation necessary for this treatment.
Mesotherapy: What’s the treatment like?
Treatments takes just ten minutes, should not be painful and you can return to normal activities immediately. A course of treatments is advised to produce measurable and long-lasting results. Annual top-ups are then recommended.
There are two different methods:
Needle or traditional mesotherapy; this procedure involves micro injections of the solutions; there are a couple of different ways in which the injections can be carried out including point by point, nappage and epidermic.
No needle mesotherapy (also known as virtual mesotherapy or eporex mesotherapy); the ingredients are not injected into the skin but affected by an electrical current. A handheld device is passed over the skin, emitting the active ingredients. There may be a tingling sensations but this is not a painful procedure.
Mesotherapy: What about after?
There may be a tiny amount of bruising and swelling in the treatment area but that should disappear within a couple of days.
Mesotherapy: Are there any risks or side effects?
Side effects are minimal with this treatment but there are a small percentage of allergic reactions.
Mesotherapy: What will it cost me?
Mesotherapy usually costs from £50 to £100 per session.