Many people crave that beautiful inner glow, so they try a wide range of facials, serums, lotions, and other skincare products to achieve it. Some even decide to go under the knife to get their desired appearance.
The good news is that some solutions are less invasive and more effective in achieving not only a lit-from-within appearance, but also a youthful and healthy look. One such solution is mesotherapy.
Here, you’ll learn all about mesotherapy – what it is, what it is good for, and what to expect – and why skin care professionals like you should care.
What Is Mesotherapy?
Mesotherapy is an aesthetic procedure that entails the transdermal application of vitamins, hormones, enzymes, or plant extracts, either through injections or needle-less methods.
The ingredients used for the procedure vary, depending on the desired effect. Developed by French doctor Michel Pistor in 1952, this treatment was initially used to relieve pain until it became popular worldwide as a solution to several aesthetic concerns, like:
- Fat (particularly in the face, arms, stomach, buttocks, thighs, hips, and legs)
- Fine lines and wrinkles
- Loose skin
- Skin pigmentation
- Sun damage
- Skin dullness
- Body contour
- Alopecia (a condition that leads to hair loss)
How Does Mesotherapy Work?
Mesotherapy uses very fine needles to administer a mix of active ingredients into the mesoderm or the middle layer of the skin. The core of this technique is to correct the underlying issues that lead to skin concerns, such as inflammation and poor circulation.
You won’t find any standard formula for this type of treatment. Instead, clinicians and doctors use a wide range of concoctions (some even custom-made for an individual) to solve different concerns.
Among the substances that can be administered via mesotherapy are:
- Antibiotics, vasodilators, and other prescription medicines.
- Thyroxin, calcitonin, and other hormones.
- Hyaluronidase, collagenase, and other enzymes.
- Vitamins and minerals.
- Herbal extracts.
For some aesthetic clinics, mesotherapy comes in a course of four treatments performed in three-week intervals to improve skin quality.
Plant-based ampules from brands like the SRS System or Filorga Paris Institute are administered for acne treatment, glow enhancement, skin lifting, anti-aging, scar improvement, and overall skin rejuvenation.
What Is Mesotherapy Good For?
Mesotherapy can treat a lot of body, skin, and hair concerns, particularly the ones mentioned earlier. It helps improve a person’s overall look and uses varying combinations of active ingredients to induce collagen production for healthier, younger-looking hair and skin.
Mesotherapy also offers the following benefits:
Less invasive but effective anti-aging solution
With the right cocktail of ingredients, mesotherapy can serve as an effective anti-aging solution. When maintained with the proper skincare routine, it could be an equally effective but less invasive alternative to surgeries and other cosmetic procedures.
Mesotherapy is also much more effective than creams and lotions used alone, as the concentrated serums are administered more deeply into the skin. It works from within and even promotes blood circulation to help flush out toxins that cause aging.
Instant solution to several skin concerns
From anti-aging to skin radiance enhancement, mesotherapy can also address several skin concerns.
With the right combination of ingredients, this treatment can rebuild the skin and improve the appearance of scars and acne. It also helps boost the effects of other aesthetic treatments, such as fillers or Botox.
The best part is that the treatment offers instantaneous results right after the first session.
How Long Does Mesotherapy Last? Plus 4 Other Things to Expect
Before offering mesotherapy to your clients, it is important that you let them know what they can expect from the treatment.
Below are other questions you might need to answer about mesotherapy:
1. How long do mesotherapy’s effects last?
Mesotherapy has different lengths of treatment, though those designed for skin rejuvenation can run between three to five months. In some cases, top-up treatments might be needed to maintain its effect.
Treatment protocols also differ depending on the serum used and indication.
A number of mesotherapy sessions may be performed to get the desired results, which could be anywhere between three and 15 sessions. In the beginning, injections might come in seven- to 10-day intervals. Once the desired results start to emerge, the treatments could be stretched out from a weekly session to a bi-weekly or monthly cycle.
Like many other aesthetic treatments, mesotherapy’s effects aren’t permanent. But with the right maintenance and an improved lifestyle, you can keep your youthful glow longer.
2. Does mesotherapy hurt?
A local anesthetic may be applied before the treatment to numb the skin. There could also be certain ingredients that may cause a burning or stinging sensation, but mesotherapy is generally painless.
3. Does mesotherapy use needles?
A typical mesotherapy session entails a series of injections administered about one to four millimeters into the skin, depending on the goal of the treatment.
However, some of your clients might be concerned about the use of needles in mesotherapy. If this is the case, you’ll need to invest in the right equipment and products.
Some beauty machines use a pen-like tool or patch technology instead of needles.
4. Is there a side effect to mesotherapy?
Mesotherapy doesn’t usually come with downtime, though on rare occasions, patients might experience some swelling, redness, tenderness, or bruising, which should settle within a few days.
It is also normal for your clients to notice tiny bumps or pinprick marks in the injection site, depending on the device and product used for the treatment. Redness is also possible, though it should subside within 48 hours after treatment.
Some might also even develop allergic reactions to certain ingredients and medicines used in the procedure. Because of this, service providers need to learn about their client’s allergies before the treatment is administered to avoid any ingredient that may trigger a reaction.
5. Are there things to be avoided after the treatment?
Advise your clients not to wear any makeup within 12 hours after undergoing mesotherapy.
Take note, however, that they can go about their usual day-to-day activities. That is, of course, unless they experience rare side effects that render them unable to perform their usual tasks.
Working with Mesotherapy
Mesotherapy revolutionizes skincare and body contouring. Keep up with the trends and make sure your staff understands this non-invasive and innovative treatment.
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