Pioneered by the French physician Dr. Michel Pistor in 1952, mesotherapy is a minimally invasive procedure that is widely used in Europe and around the world to treat various injuries and medical conditions. This medical speciality targets problem areas with micro-injections of conventional or homeopathic medicines, vitamins, minerals and amino acids. The “medicinal bullets” are delivered directly into the mesoderm (middle layer of the skin).
Mesotherapy is a non surgical skin rejuvenation treatment, delivers a powerful cocktail of nutrients to the skin resulting in improved skin tone and elasticity.
Mesotherapy is used as a skin rejuvenating treatment (liquid lift). It is a safe, natural alternative to invasive cosmetic procedures. It delivers vitamins, minerals and amino acids directly into the skin to nourish, rejuvenate, promote production of collagen and elastin and stimulate the metabolism. Another, newer procedure aims to boost levels of hyaluronic acid in the skin.
Hyaluronic acid is a very important component of the skin that helps to maintain firmness and texture.
Mesotherapy is used to treat and slow the process of ageing. This treatment results in improved tonicity and elasticity while skin appears clear with a notably improved complexion. After treatment, patients commonly describe their skin as looking rested, radiant, glowing and firmer.
Mesotherapy involves multiple injections using a very fine needle. Each treatment takes about 20-30 minutes and is generally not painful. For best results it should be repeated 3-4 times with 2-3 week intervals. When the desired effects are achieved, a maintenance programme every 6 months may be required.
Benefits of Mesotherapy:
- prevention of wrinkles
- improves tone and elasticity of sagging skin
- improves the skin complexion and radiance
- revives tired looking skin
- increases the firmness of the skin
At Westport Dental Centre we use two products for mesotherapy:
1. Redensity 1
Redensity 1 made by Geneva-based cosmeceuticals company, Teoxane.
This award-winning treatment has been popular for years for its radiance-boosting effects. Besides creating luminous skin it also improves skin hydration and tone, which is something everyone can benefit from.
Redensity 1 combines three natural antioxidants, eight aminoacids, two minerals , vitamine B6 and hyaluronic acid (a natural hydrating agent) – all naturally occurring ingredients in the skin. In combination, they work to combat the signs of ageing.
For optimal results 3-4 treatments are recommended 3 weeks apart. Once you complete the recommended course the results can last 12-18 months.
2. Juvederm VOLITE
Juvederm VOLITE – Allergan’s first injectable product specifically designed to improve skin quality. This injectable hyaluronic acid gel is designed to improve skin smoothness, hydration and elasticity for up to nine months with one treatment.
Juvederm VOLITE aims to deliver results while eliminating the need for multiple treatments. The product is designed to be injected intra-dermally and can be used to treat the face, neck, décolletage and hands. It also contains the anaesthetic lidocaine to enhance patient’s comfort.
Redensity 1 – from €250 per treatment, depending on the size of area treated and amount of product used.
Juvederm VOLITE – from €400 per treatment depending on the size of the area treated and amount of product used.