Mesotherapy

Nourishing nutrient hits to awaken and rejuvenate the skin

Pioneered by a French physician in the 1950s, Mesotherapy is the technique used to dispense micro-injections directly into the skin – mainlining rejuvenation-rich hits of vitamins, enzymes, antioxidants, hyaluronic and amino acids (among other active ingredients) for a delectable derma-boost.

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Dr Sarah Tonks says...

“Mesotherapy has multiple uses, but it’s particularly brilliant for anyone with dark circles under the eyes or general flaccidity. For those conditions, it will work brilliantly – where creams really won’t do enough.”

What is it and how does it work?

Mesotherapy (meaning middle therapy) is an entry-level injectable – a non-surgical technique in which micro-injections of active pharmaceutical or homeopathic preparations are dispensed into the skin, anywhere on the face or body, for a brightening and tightening effect that emanates from within.

Involving the injection of either a single fluid or a cocktail of vitamins, enzymes, antioxidants, amino and/or hyaluronic acids depending on what the skin requires and where, the ‘meso mixture’ is delivered either via a small air pressure gun that releases the substance via a tiny needle on pressing the trigger or – for a deeper connection – via hand-administered needles.

Mesotherapy can be used to pep up a tired complexion including banishing dark circles under the eyes, as well as diminishing flaccidity, water retention, sluggish circulation, stretch marks and cellulite. It can also help fluid drainage.

Which body parts is it designed for?

Mesotherapy has a broad range of applications, making it relevant for almost anywhere on the body in need of a boost or back-up. See below for a (non-exhaustive) list of treatments:

It’s also great for minor remodelling such as treating “bunny lines” (a wrinkled nose); a downturned mouth; noses that droop while smiling (we treat the area just below the nose); nostril flair; releasing a natural pout repressed by over-strong lip muscles (sometimes known as a ‘lip flip’); slenderising the lower face; relaxing dimpled skin on the chin; and addressing an over-visible gum line – their relaxing effect allows the smile to subtly drop, concealing the excess gum.

For the face: we generally administer hyaluronic and amino acids to amplify the body’s own processes of cellular regeneration, as well as vitamins to create a brighter, more glowing look. We also use a DMAE (dimethylethanolamine – a fast-acting compound with anti-ageing properties) as a firming solution to improve the appearance or sagging of flaccid skin.

For eyes: we use a product called Light Eyes, which includes vitamin C, botanical extracts, and the antioxidant glutathione specifically to remedy dark circles. For optimum results, we suggest four treatments, two weeks apart, followed by another treatment every three months for maintenance.

For the body: we use mesotherapy on the body to support fluid drainage, combat water retention or flaccidity and reduce stretch marks and cellulite on the stomach, thighs, buttocks, hips, legs, and arms.

Two of our favourite formulas to use for the body are Sunekos Body, a blend of amino and hyaluronic acids specifically designed to assuage stretch marks and loose skin, and Sunekos Cell for cellulite. For more details on Sunekos see Injectable Moisturisers.

For the hair: to generate lustrous hair and prevent hair loss, we use mesotherapy to deploy a hyper-nourishing preparation of an antioxidant that can help protect cells from the damage caused by free radicals (unstable molecules that can cause damage to other cells). Preparations can include glutathione (an antioxidant), as well as vitamin B and amino acids.

Who is it primarily good for?

Mesotherapy’s broad range of uses makes it applicable to anyone, with particularly noticeable benefits for those seeking to banish dark circles and/or fine lines under their eyes.

How long will it last for and what’s the downtime?

Downtime is negligible for most mesotherapy treatments, excluding the aforementioned Light Eyes, where patients may experience some short-lived bruising and swelling, which usually settles within 24 hours.

Please note that all treatment responses and recovery times are dependent on the individual patient.

What other treatments does it work well with?

What else should I know?

Regular use is suggested to retain the initial results of Mesotherapy.

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MESOTHERAPY IS A GREAT, HIGHLY INNOVATIVE AND EFFECTIVE CATCH-ALL TREATMENT, AS RELEVANT FOR PEOPLE SIMPLY WANTING TO FRESHEN UP THEIR SKIN AS FOR THOSE LOOKING TO REDRESS FULL ACNE SCARRING OR STRETCH MARKS.

FAQS

Here are a few final things that you might like to know before taking things forward. If you have any other questions we haven’t thought of yet, no problem! Please email us at hello@thelovelyclinic.co.uk and one of the team will get back to you as quickly as they possibly can.

Does it hurt?

Mesotherapy is generally a painless process, but for those versions of the treatment involving multiple skin punctures, we may employ a topical anaesthetic to alleviate any discomfort.

When does it start to work?

It will generally take a few weeks to see the final effect following the completion of a course of treatment, but some results will be immediately visible, followed by continuous incremental improvements.

What can go wrong?

Atypical issues associated with Mesotherapy include minor pain, redness, swelling and bruising.