What is Mesotherapy?

In aesthetic medicine, the use of mesotherapy techniques to treat those parts of the body most exposes to outside aggression (the face, neck line and hands) is called mesoglow. It consists of injecting products designed to revitalize the skin and give it a new glow. Depending on their activity, these products can be classified into several categories:
  • Vitamins stimulate and maintain the cellular mechanism and thus boost the production of collagen and elastin
  • Anti-oxidants combat photo-ageing
  • Micro-circulation regulators prevent asphyxia of the skin
  • Mineral salts are essential cofactors for the various cellular enzymatic activities
  • Hyaluronic acid plays an important part in maintaining the volume and moisture content of the skin and contributes to its firmness by its lubricating effect on the elastic fibres.

Indications

Mesoglow is a technique that has been developed to maintain or revive the natural glow of the skin. It can therefore be used preventively but also for treatment in the following cases:
  • Loss of glow, dull, tired skin
  • In the majority of cases, these symptoms are related to problems of asphyxia of the skin resulting from pollution, smoking and/or hormonal problems
  • Loss of tone, elasticity and volume resulting from the slowing down of the synthesis of the elastin and collagen fibres related to aging
  • Superficial lines and wrinkles
  • Dry, irritated, sensitive skin
  • Photo ageing


  • Contra-indications

    The absolute contra-indications of mesoglow are as follows:
    • Cutaneouse infections
    • Herpes
    • Cancer
    • Psoriasis
    • Auto-immunes diseases


    In other cases, each patient should be assessed individually with the proposal of deferring treatment as applies. This is especially the case for:
    • Pregnancy
    • On-going allergic bouts
    • On-going anticoagulant treatment


    Side-effects

    There are few side-effects in mesotherapy. In most cases, they are minor and reversible.
    • Allergies: procaine is the agent most often involved in the appearance of any allergy. no clear cases of allergic shock have however been recorded in the course of treatment by mesotherapy. The possible reactions described are mainly rashes which disappear in 2 to 3 days. Any allergic reaction noted in a patient should however result in the immediate stoppage of the treatment. The other compounds used (vitamins, mineral salts, amino acids) do not present any related allergenic risk.

    • Pain: this depends on uncontrollable factors such as individual sensitivity, the sensitivity of the area to be treated and the depth of the injection. It also depends on certain factors that can be taken into account and improved:
      • the technique: the injection must be fast and precise,
      • the equipment: the gun and the needles must be of good quality and the needles must be regularly changed during the session.

      Infections: infections are always possible once the skin barrier has been broken. They can easily be avoided by observing a few simple rules:
      • use of top quality products offering all the necessary guarantees of sterility,
      • use of sterile, disposable equipment,
      • careful disinfection of the areas to the treated,
      • advice given to patients on hygiene.
    • Haematoma: this is the most frequent side-effect despite all the precautions taken. It can however easily be masked by suitable make-up and disappears within 2 or 3 days after treatment.



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