VITAMIN INFUSION THERAPY
Developed by Dr. Michel Pistor of Paris, France in 1952, Mesotherapy aka Vitamin Infusion Therapy is a minimally invasive procedure where a series of superfine injections of vitamins, minerals and amino acid cocktails are delivered into the mesodermal (middle) layer of the skin.
The mesodermal layer primarily comprises of the dermis, a layer of the skin which contains connective tissue (collagen and elastin), blood vessels, oil and sweat glands, nerves, hair follicles, and other structures. Since many skin problems entail with these components of the skin, delivery of targeted active ingredients to this layer results in optimal resolution of various skin conditions.
Some common skin conditions that mesotherapy can be used to treat: mild to moderate acne, hyperpigmented lips, dark circles, photo-ageing and hyperpigmentation, dehydrated and dull skin, fine lines and wrinkles, cellulite, scars and stretch marks.
How does Mesotherapy work?
Mesotherapy uses a microneedling system to create superficial micro-channels into the skin through which active ingredients can be penetrated. The micro-channels absorb active ingredients such as Hyaluronic Acid, Vit C, growth factors, Retinol and various other peptides deep into the dermis to help improve the appearance of the skin and combat various skin conditions. The microneedles also create micro-injuries that signal the body to respond by breaking down scarred/pigmented tissue, trigger new cell generation and stimulate the production of collagen and elastin, resulting in firm, even toned, smooth and bouncy skin.
How long do Mesotherapy take to show results?
Results vary depending on the condition being treated and the initial skin condition of the patient. On average, patients notice visible improvement in two to three sessions.
What areas can be treated with Mesotherapy?
Mesotherapy can be done on all parts of the body. Common areas include: face, neck, chest, arms, hands, legs, abdomen and back.
It can be safely performed on any skin type and skin color.
Does Mesotherapy hurt?
Mesotherapy is a well-tolerated, almost pain free treatment, thanks to the topical anesthetic that is applied on the treatment area 10 - 15 mins prior to treatment.
How many treatments will I need?
Depending on the skin condition being treated, a series of 3-4 treatments weekly treatments are recommended for optimal results. Patients with advanced photo-aging, stretch marks, cellulite or acne scars are recommended an additional 3 - 5 bi-weekly sessions for best results.
How should I prepare for my Mesotherapy treatment?
We recommend our clients to temporarily discontinue any retinol, retinoids, vit A creams 3-5 days prior to the treatment. Additionally avoid any blood thinning medications or supplements such as aspirin, ibuprofen (Advil), Gingko Biloba, or Ginseng 48 - 72 hrs prior to treatment. This will help minimize any bruising after the procedure. Protection of the skin again UV radiation immediately after treatment is very important to avoid any post-inflammatory hyper-pigmentation.
Does Mesotherapy involve any downtime?
Most patients experience a bright redness to the skin, immediately after treatment. This redness should resolve within 24 hours. A higher depth of microneedles and increased number of passes results in a greater downtime. Fairer skin types may also experience redness for longer period (2 - 4 days). Use of a hydrating agent such as hyaluronic acid after treatment can help reduce inflammation significantly. Makeup application can be resumed 24 hours post treatment.