Before recommending anything to my patients, I like to make sure I fully understand the treatment–and what better way than to try it myself?
I’ve been holding off on writing this blog for a while now because I wanted to come at it with full perspective. I started using Mesotherapy with Hyaluronic Acid about a year ago and a few months later, began offering it to my patients in the Chilliwack, Langley City, Nanaimo and the Parksville, BC area.
While this isn’t a “cure-all” treatment for everyone, I have been so impressed with my results, and the results of my patients. As with any treatment, individual results will vary and it is always recommended you consult your family doctor prior to implementing a new treatment into your routine.
Here is my professional take on my personal experience with Mesotherapy with Hyaluronic Acid.
What is mesotherapy with hyaluronic acid?
This anti-aging treatment using a series of microinjections to penetrate the mesoderm (the middle layer of the skin) was pioneered by Michel Pistor in the fifties. Treatments and the machine I use today have come a long way since, but the basic principle remains the same.
Mesotherapy uses your body’s natural healing processes and a “cocktail” of vitamins and amino acids to nourish, repair and hydrate your skin. By using several super fine needles to inject the mesoderm, mesotherapy stimulates the fibroblast cell in the skin to produce more collagen and repair at an optimum level–all while the hydrating hyaluronic acid gives your skin that firm, youthful glow. You may also have heard this treatment referred to as the V2 Beauty Booster or a liquid facial.
What exactly is the mesotherapy “cocktail”?
Not all mesotherapy is created equal. I trust and use Redensity® 1 with my patients, which is a combination of non-cross linked hyaluronic acid and amino acids, antioxidants, minerals and vitamins. This combination blankets the skin with essential nutrients to restore hydration and stimulate collagen production for a fresh, youthful looking glow.
The benefits I saw from mesotherapy with hyaluronic acid
While mesotherapy can be used for a wide range of concerns, such as cellulite, my main skin concern when starting mesotherapy was a lack of hydration and dullness to my complexion. Not to mention, the ongoing balance of aging gracefully while simultaneously smoothing wrinkles and fine lines. From a professional stance (but also as a patient myself), I love that this machine allows for the treatment to be completely customized with a wide range of applications to target your specific concerns. Dehydrated skin, texture, discolouration, fine lines and wrinkles can all be addressed during mesotherapy treatments. It can be used to achieve tighter, firmer skin on the face, lower eyelid, forehead, neck and décolleté. We focus so much time on facial treatments, that often the neck gets left behind and is the first to show signs of aging–mesotherapy is a good remedy for this.
Even after my first mesotherapy treatment, I noticed a glow to my skin and my makeup sitting a lot better due to the improved overall smoother texture–and what’s more, I felt like I didn’t even want or need to wear makeup because my skin was in the best condition I had seen it in years. As the days went on, I continued to notice how well my skin was responding to the products that were already in my roaster.
How many mesotherapy treatments I needed
While the number of treatments required may differ from individual to individual, typically optimal results can be achieved in three treatments spaced one month apart. Maintenance sessions are recommended two to three times a year for optimal results; however, the skin’s appearance will remain improved for up to 12 months without upkeep.
Personally, I finished my series of three treatments a little while ago and will be scheduling my maintenance session with Rachel at Elegance sculpting in Parksville, BC. To book on Vancouver Island, click here. If you’re in the Chilliwack or Langley, BC area, you can book with me directly here.
Patient’s Real Results
Results and recommended treatment plans may differ based on the individual.
How I prepare for mesotherapy
Expect to set aside approximately 30 minutes for your mesotherapy treatment. While the treatment itself can be completed in 15 minutes, a numbing agent that is used to help make the experience more comfortable and takes approximately time to become effective. This numbing time is also used for consultation and to clean the treatment area.
I tend to plan my treatments right before a break in my schedule, that way I can have a day or so before returning to my usual work/makeup/exercise routine. For at least 24 hours, it is recommended you refrain from strenuous exercise–a good excuse for a rest day–as the sweat can clog the pores and reduce the effectiveness of the treatment. To reduce any bruising that may occur, it is recommended that you avoid hot showers, baths, saunas or hot tubs for 24-48 hours. It’s also important that you hydrate and stay out of the direct sunlight for at least 24 hours (wear SPF 50 if you do need to go outside, but I hope you’re already doing this anyway). While you may experience some discomfort initially, this really does subside quickly. If you have a lower pain tolerance, Tylenol is always an option.
Similar to the patient pictured above, my skin did have some texture where the injections took place (this is expected), but subsided quite quickly. Overall, I have been so impressed with the long lasting results in comparison to the short downtime. That being said, avoid booking any other treatments during your mesotherapy recovery time–this includes botox, fillers, lasers, etc.
Thinking of trying it out?
Mesotherapy with hyaluronic acid stimulates collagen production, skin texture and smooths wrinkles and fine lines. While you won’t see the same drastic and immediate results as you do with fillers and botox, mesotherapy with hyaluronic acid provides full face and/or neck results–especially when used in a series.
Mesotherapy with hyaluronic acid won’t be leaving my routine (or my offerings for patients) anytime soon. While I’ll always love my botox and filler, mesotherapy addresses the texture and hydration concerns I’ve had for years. To keep reading click here or book your treatment here.