Your skin is the biggest organ in the body and it needs hydration and nutrition to ensure it is healthy. At Linia Skin Clinic, we offer Mesotherapy, a treatment that can ensure our skin gets the nutrition it needs.
What is Mesotherapy?
Mesotherapy, whether it’s for the face in the form of a Mesotherapy facial or for another part of the body, is a non-invasive technique that involves the use of multiple injections.
These injections help to deliver important natural and safe plant extracts, hormones, enzymes, antioxidants, minerals and vitamins into the mesoderm to tighten and rejuvenate your skin.
Some notable micronutrients used includes:
- Hyaluronic acid
- Amino acids
- Vitamin A, B, C, E and/or K
It boosts natural collagen levels and lifts and plumps the skin up, acting as an anti-aging treatment, giving it a more youthful and healthier appearance. A nice bonus effect is that they can also help with the removal of excess fat.
As well as treating pigmentation, dark circles and fine lines under your eyes, it has also been effective in treating hair loss, stretch marks and cellulite.
See further down the page for a more detailed list of ways it can be used.
What Skin Conditions Can Mesotherapy be Used For?
Mesotherapy can be used for the following skin conditions:
- wrinkles on the face and around the eyes
- loose skin
- smoker’s skin
- tired, dull skin
- stretch marks
- hair loss
- changes in pigmentation
How Can You Prepare for Mesotherapy?
There will be an initial assessment where your needs and concerns will be addressed and a combination of the 14 available RRS products will be combined for your personal treatment.
During this consultation appointment the amount of sessions will be required to get the results you desire will also be discussed.
Before your first and any subsequent mesotherapy sessions you may be asked to avoid taking Aspirin or any other NSAIDs.
This is a precaution as these painkillers can increase the chance there is of bruising and bleeding during the treatment.
How Does Mesotherapy Work?
Each mesotherapy session may begin with a numbing agent being applied to the area of skin that’s about to be treated.
Then treatment itself involves a series of injections with short needles that may or may not be attached to a mechanical gun for easier delivery of multiple injections precisely spaced out.
Depending on the conditions the mesotherapy is being used to treat, the injections will be administered at different depths, between 1 and 4mm.
The specialist administering the injections may place them at angles to your skin or flick their wrist quickly as the micronutrients are injected.
Although it can vary, many of the injections may only deliver a very small amount of the solution.
The products used in the injections work almost immediately stimulating the fibroblasts into production of collagen, elastin and extracellular matter, while protecting your cells from potential damage that may be caused by free radicals.
These products will activate upon injection delivering the ingredients selected to achieve the maximum level of improvement to the cells.
Are There Side Effects or Risks Involved With Mesotherapy?
It is generally considered to carry little to no risk, as long as you are treated by a trained and fully qualified specialist.
Some of the side effects that have been known to affect patients, although extremely rare, includes:
- Darkened patches of skin
- Bumps around the injection areas
How Much Does Mesotherapy Cost?
It can be hard to say what mesotherapy may cost, because it can differ greatly depending on not just the type of treatment you require, but also the amount of sessions you actually need.
For instance, a single session of mesotherapy for your whole face will cost £250, covering your chin, cheeks and forehead, whereas just the cheeks will only cost £200 and a smaller area just £150.
At LINIA Skin Clinic, Mesotherapy is always administered by a doctor and is available for Full Face, Half Face and Small Areas, with a choice of a single treatment, a course of 4 or even a course of 6 as outlined below.
Full Face (Chin, cheeks and forehead)
Single Session – £250
A course of 4 sessions – £900
A course of 6 sessions – £1,250
Half Face (Cheeks)
Single Session – £200
A course of 4 sessions – £700
A course of 6 sessions – £1,000
Single Session – £150
A course of 4 sessions – £550
A course of 6 sessions – £800
What is the Recovery Period After Mesotherapy Treatment?
As it’s a noninvasive treatment, and thanks to the aesthetic creams used, there is generally no downtime associated with it.
Most patients can return to their normal daily activities straight away. If you have some pain or swelling around the areas injections were administered, you may need a day off work to rest.
If you are interested in mesotherapy, speak to one of our team here at LINIA Skin Clinic today for more information and to book a consultation appointment. Our dermatologist will be happy to help with your specific case.
Brief History of Mesotherapy
The technique was pioneered by a French doctor, Michel Pistor and was used originally as a form of pain relief. In the decades that followed, it became popular in the United States, here in the United Kingdom and throughout the world.
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