Has your skin lost its glow? If you’re missing your youthful vibrancy, mesotherapy is a non-surgical option worth considering.
What is mesotherapy?
Mesotherapy involves tiny superficial injections of hyaluronic acid filler directly into the epidermis and mesoderm (middle layer of the skin). This procedure plumps and rehydrates the skin and encourages rejuvenation by promoting the production of collagen and elastin. It can improve the appearance of:
· Dull/dry skin
· Thin/poor quality skin
· Crêpey/sagging skin
· Superficial lines and wrinkles
· Rough and acne scarred skin
What is hyaluronic acid?
Hyaluronic acid is a naturally occurring molecule in the skin, which has unique capacity in retaining water. Youthful skin retains its elasticity and tone due to its high content of water. On the other hand, skin aging is associated with loss of skin moisture.
Reintroducing hyaluronic acid to the skin, which binds and retains water molecules, can therefore increase the moisture in the skin, helping to restore its youthful appearance and reverse the aging process.
Which areas can be treated with mesotherapy?
Mesotherapy is most frequently performed on the face and neck, but it can also be used for treatment of the décolletage and hands – two areas which often experience increased sun exposure and subsequent premature aging.
Mesotherapy can be used to treat the entire face or target specific problem areas, such as encouraging rejuvenation of the eye area. The treatment is safe for all skin types.
Mesotherapy with Restylane Skinboosters
At Ocean Clinic Marbella the hyaluronic acid filler we use for this treatment is RestylaneSkinboosters. This product is specifically designed for facial mesotherapy and is softer than the Restylane dermal fillers used for restoring volume to the lips or to fill in wrinkles.
By placing small amounts of hyaluronic acid across multiple sites it helps to rehydrate the entire skin, having a noticeable plumping effect. Once injected, the water-loving hyaluronic acid molecules start to swell with water, absorbing up to 200 times their weight.
By boosting hydration levels deep inside the skin, the Skinboosters improve the overall quality of the skin, increasing its smoothness, elasticity and firmness. It also provides a truly moisturised glow.
What’s more, Restylane Skinboosters help to kick-start collagen production giving long term, anti-aging effects.
How many treatments are required?
Restylane Skinboosters are administered over a course of three treatments, each approximately four weeks apart (one appointment monthly). Subsequent treatments are done every six months.
Improvements to skin tone and texture will be visible immediately and continue to develop throughout treatment. Mesotherapy can also be used alongside conventional dermal fillers to achieve an enhanced result.
What are the side effects?
There may be some superficial swelling, bruising and pinprick marks after treatment. Temporary bumpiness may also occur. The amount of time these side effects take to subside will depend on the sensitivity of the skin and area treated, but in most patients it will have resolved within 24-48-hours.
Patients can usually return to work the following day, but treatment should be avoided directly ahead of important events.