Mesotherapy was developed in 1952 by a French physician, Dr. Michel Pistor. Like Microneedling, multiple tiny injections are made, however a treatment solution is delivered to the middle layer of skin. These solutions can replace hyaluronic acid, vitamins and even your own plasma growth factors. The products that we use for mesotherapy include PRGF-ENDORET, Redensity 1 and Filorga-135HA.
Mesotherapy can be used to rehydrate and rejuvenate the skin as well as stimulating growth of fresh cells and hair. Progressively thinning hair is a concern for both men and women. It's incidence increases with age and it is most often seen in postmenopausal women but can affect men from a much younger age, leading to self-esteem issues and loss of self-confidence. The aim of hair loss treatment is to decrease the progression of hair loss, to stimulate hair regrowth and improve hair quality.
We use the U225 meso-injector which is a high quality automatic device specifically designed for this procedure. The U225 meso-injector quickly and comfortably injects product at a precise depth, distributing the treatment product evenly throughout the skin and the scalp.
As with micro-needling, multiple vertical tiny punctures are made into the skin which promotes a wound healing response and new collagen and elastin fibres to form over a period of a few months, but without the formation of scars. With mesotherapy there is additionally a droplet of treatment product is delivered just under the skin with each injection which boost the effectiveness of the procedure.
As the epidermis remains intact the procedure can be repeated, and it can also be used in areas where lasers and deep peels cannot be due to risks associated with those treatments.
The mesotherapy device that we use is the U225 injector.
This treatment is most suitable for patients with 'structural damage' to their skin such as scars, stretch marks, cellulite, fine lines and laxity due to ageing. However, results are not instantaneous and a course of treatment is advised to obtain the most benefit.
As there is no risk of pigment changes it can be used safely on all skin types but it is not suitable for patients with active acne or skin cancer. It can't be used for treatment of keloid scars or for treatment of raised moles. It is also not recommended for pregnant patients.
A consultation is required to assess suitability for this treatment as well as to go over the risks and benefits in detail.
Mesotherapy is a very safe procedure, and will not cause pigment changes which can be a risk in darker skin types. Therefore it can be used on all skin types and any skin area. The PRGF-ENDORET system uses the patient's own blood meaning that there is no risk of allergic reactions.
There are no risks related to medicines or other substances that patients may be taking.
Some patients with a past history of herpes infections (cold sores) can find that they are reactivated by this treatment so it is advised to use anti-viral creams for a few days before any treatment.
After treatment the skin will be red and will feel tight and this normally resolves in a few days after which make-up can be used again. During this initial phase whilst the skin is calling down you will also need to avoid heat and direct sunlight.
As with any cosmetic treatment there may be some slight swelling, redness or bruising which will usually disappear within a few days.
Full aftercare instructions will be given to you as part of the consultation.
A mesotherapy treatment costs £250 and a course of 6 treatments is advised to obtain the best results.
Courses of treatment are discounted when paid in full.
Treatment time 40-60 minutes
Topical local anaesthetic is not required
A course of treatment is required to obtain maximum benefit