Mesotherapy for the face is used to improve the appearance of the skin, smooth wrinkles, reduce sagging, restore hydration and give you a more radiant, glowing complexion. It is also a great treatment to hydrate and tighten skin under eyes without surgery.
Mesotherapy stimulates the skin tissues by using micro and superficial injections of ingredients found naturally in the skin. These ingredients include hyaluronic acid, antioxidants, amino acids, vitamins (A,B,C,E,K), minerals, and co-enzymes.
The technique was developed in France in 1952 by Dr Michel Pistor and was originally used to relieve pain. Over the years it has gained popularity in the United States and other parts of the world as a popular cosmetic procedure for both face and body to rejuvenate and tighten skin, as well as remove excess fat.
Today, mesotherapy is used to:
- remove fat in areas like the stomach, thighs, buttocks, hips, legs, arms, and face
- treat cellulite
- smooth wrinkles and lines
- tighten loose skin
- recontour the body
- lighten pigmented skin
- treat alopecia, a condition that causes hair loss
Mesotherapy Treatment for Face
Facial Mesotherapy (also called Mesolift) is among the most successful skin treatments to reverse visible signs of ageing, including those caused by external factors such as pollution, sun exposure, lifestyle and stress. The treatment delivers a tailored cocktail of nutrients through a special needle into the deeper layer of your skin and is especially suitable for dull and dry skin.
This treatment is effective for the face, but also the neck, cleavage and hands. It is widely used to treat lines around the eyes and on the neck, and applied to the areas affected the most by UV rays, changeable weather conditions, smoking, alcohol, dehydration, poor diet, low-quality cosmetic products, etc.
Depending on the cocktail of ingredients used for the injections, the treatment can target different concerns and have several different effects.
For example, mesotherapy can instantly improve dull, tired-looking skin and superficial wrinkles but can also improve blood circulation, helping the body flush out ageing toxins and stimulating collagen and elastin production in the process. It can also be used to address hyperpigmentation, treat acne, restore your skin’s radiance, improve its quality and texture, and much more.
Dr Nina will be able to prescribe the best treatment course for your needs, skin type and desired outcome. For this reason, she always recommends coming into her Facial Sculpting clinic in London for an initial consultation.
Facial Mesotheraphy FAQs
A typical mesotherapy cocktail might contain over 50 active ingredients to nourish, repair and rejuvenate skin. Some of the most common skin-friendly ingredients that may be used in mesotherapy are caffeine, hyaluronic acid, L-carnitine, multi-vitamins, peptides, antioxidants and plant extracts such as artichoke extract.
The final blend Dr Nina will use for each of her patients is very dependent on the condition that they are looking to resolve, as well as the part of the body they wish to have treatment on.
The number of mesotherapy sessions you will require for your face depends on the skin condition that you want to treat. The treatment works with a cumulative effect, so Dr Nina usually recommends between 3 and 6 sessions 2/4 weeks apart in order to achieve your desired results. Having said that it’s not unusual to see significant results just after only one session.
Results may last between 12 to 18 months, depending on your skin type, condition and number of sessions completed.
The treatment is applied by a multiple injection technique, so a slight sensitivity may be experienced. However, a numbing cream is applied before the treatment, so you will only feel a tiny injection scratch on your skin.
Like with any other cosmetic procedure, very rare side effects might include bruising, reaction to the injected vitamin cocktail, inflammation and swelling. In most cases, patients can return to work immediately after the treatment. Redness – if any – will normally subside within 48 hours.
Mesotherapy for face is an ideal treatment if you don’t want to avoid fillers or the wrinkle treatment, but rather aim to achieve a natural glowing look and nourish your skin from the inside out.
The treatment is safe for men and women at any age.
Depending on the type of treatment and the number of sessions you need, a single session might cost between 200 and 600 GBP.
How Does the Treatment Work?
Mesotherapy is a very straightforward procedure. During your first consultation with Dr Nina, you will discuss any concerns, health history, desired outcomes etc. This will allow Dr Nina to comprehend your skin’s demands and the kind of ingredients that will be beneficial for your specific needs.
Before the procedure, she may use a local anesthetic to numb the areas to be injected. The blend of ingredients is then injected into the middle layer of the skin using a microneedle. The number of shots and sessions will vary depending on the severity of the issue and the ingredients involved.
Benefits of Mesotherapy for Face
As mentioned previously, Mesotherapy is commonly used to treat a variety of skin problems, both for the face and body.
The treatment is a perfect choice if you don’t want to undergo invasive surgery or are not ready for botulinum and/or dermal fillers just yet. When it comes to Mesotherapy for the face, this treatment is great to improve skin health and give you a youthful glow by using plant-based active ingredients to nurture your skin from within.
Drooping skin on the face, neck, and arms can also be toned and tightened using Mesotherapy.
Facial Mesotherapy has numerous benefits, hence it is one of the most popular facial aesthetic treatments on the market. Some of the benefits include:
- Improving skin appearance and glow
- Providing key vitamins and nutrients
- Addressing a variety of skin Needs
- Keeping the skin well hydrated
- No need for invasive surgeries
- Fat removal
- Hair loss
Improving Skin Appearance and Glow
Following a thorough daily skincare routine for glowing skin sometimes might not be enough. Mesotherapy is a great option for those wishing for extra glow on the skin, especially on the face and neck area. Based on the components used, the procedure can help brighten age spots, discoloration, and dark patches, while also stimulating elastin and collagen to restore suppleness on the face.
Providing Key Vitamins and Nutrients
Vitamins, plant-based ingredients, and other nourishing combinations of effective components are administered into the deeper layers of your skin, making it feel fresh and invigorated.
Addressing a Variety of Skin Needs
After the initial consultation with Dr Nina, each patient receives a personalised blend of nutrients based on individual needs and concerns. Whether you are seeking an anti-ageing treatment, or wish to brighten up your complexion, Mesotherapy won’t fail to deliver an energy boost to your skin, with effects lasting long after the treatment.
Keeping the Skin Well Hydrated
Mesotherapy can also increase the moisture content of the skin, for a skin tightening effect that will make your face look healthier and refreshed.
No Need for Invasive Surgeries
Mesotherapy is way less intrusive than other cosmetic surgery treatments and can be combined with your anti-ageing skincare routine. You will obtain natural-looking and healthy skin without the need to go under the knife.
Another benefit of Mesotherapy when applied to other parts of the body, such as the abdomen, glutes and tights, is to break down fat cells, allowing the fat to literally melt away and improving the appearance of cellulite.
Finally, a bonus use for Mesotherapy is to treat hair thinning and hair loss in both men and women, thanks to a combination of special nutrients and medicines that can enhance blood circulation and better nurture the hair follicles. Make sure to begin therapy as soon as you see the first traces of hair loss, as this will slow down or even stop the thinning process.
Facial Mesotherapy: Final Thoughts
Mesotherapy is a non-surgical cosmetic procedure that can be used for both face and body to target issues such as face and neck revitalization, body contouring, stretch marks, and excess fat, just to mention a few. It works by administering a series of injections that contain a variety of key vitamins, minerals, and medicines to the skin.
Mesotherapy is proved to be an incredibly powerful aesthetic medicine procedure since it targets layers of the skin that other non-invasive treatments can’t reach.
Before undergoing mesotherapy (or any other cosmetic surgery procedures), remember to always seek the advice of a qualified physician such as Dr Nina.