Mesotherapy as a practice of medicine has its origin in France over 60 years ago. It derives its name from ‘mesos’ meaning middle, which is exactly between the dermis (inner skin layer) and epidermis (outer skin layer).
In aesthetic medicine, Mesotherapy is used to deliver serums, solutions or cocktails to various parts of the face and body. This is achieved by various non-invasive techniques such as nappage, direct superficial injection or via a device such as a mesopen or mesogun. These techniques create pores or channels through the epidermis to allow various serums to be applied into the middle layers of the skin.
The serums (or cocktails) are usually homeopathic medications, vitamins such as Vitamin A, Vitamin C, Vitamin E, growth factors, biomimetic peptides, minerals and amino acids. The serums are selected for a variety of conditions such as dull skin, ageing skin with fine lines, loss of moisture and acne. There are a number of specific serums, directly injected to assist with fat deposits on thighs, abdomen and ‘love handles’. There are also specific formulated serums containing biotin, hyaluronic acid, organic silicum which are used for the treatment of hair loss and hair thinning in both females and males, but also for hair that has become fine, dry, brittle and wispy over time lacking strength, shine, body and lustre.
How does Mesotherapy work? Quite simply, Mesotherapy allows essential nutrients to be placed back into the skin, or target areas so as to stimulate the cells and enhance the microcirculation in the skin leading to enhanced skin turnover and healing. It is suggested that a course of 3-5 treatments be done at regular intervals to be able to stimulate collagen production and to treat the specific conditions.