Mesotherapy – Skin Boosters
Mesotherapy is a minimally invasive cosmetic procedure that consists of microinjections into the skin. A variety of serums and products can be injected including serums rich in vitamins and antioxidants as well as hyaluronic acid or platelet rich plasma. This direct supply of rejuvenating products into the deeper layers of the skin ensures maximal penetration of the product. These treatments aim to improve the superficial appearance of the skin, its texture, restoring tone, elasticity and well-balanced hydration. A form of mesotherapy is with ‘Skinboosters’ – injections containing a stabilised form of hyaluronic acid that persists in the skin for longer and is also known as NASHA gel. A set of three sessions of Skinboosters every 30 days followed by a single maintenance session every 6 months can result in long lasting improvement in skin elasticity, tone, turgor and leaves skin glowing. Popular areas treated are the face, back of the hand and décolletage.
How does it work?
Skinboosters contain NASHA gel – a stabilised form of hyaluronic acid. Ageing leads to a progressive reduction in hyaluronic acid content in skin. Hyaluronic acid is an integral player in maintaining good skin health. It is a complex sugar that modulates the general functioning of skin, stimulates the formation of new collagen and reconstructs skin structure. It maintains balanced hydration and prevents and reduces the formation of lines and wrinkles as well as improve firmness and elasticity. Microinjections of Skinboosters provide the skin with a deep long lasting reservoir of hyaluronic acid.
What is it used to treat?
Skinboosters are used as a form of bio-revitalisation for the skin. It can be used to treat clients with thin face skin and light to moderate signs of photoaging and for the perioral lines and sagging skin in the neck and décolletage. It is suitable for treatment for anyone who is keen to improve the quality of their skin and address the initial early signs of skin sagging as well as established sun damage. It can also be combined with treatments such as wrinkle relaxation injections, dermal fillers and LED phototherapy for improving the quality of skin.
At Rejuvence we believe Mesotherapy and the use of Skinboosters are a fantastic adjunct to any skin rejuvenating program. They are particularly effective in the treatment of sun damage to the decolletage and back of the hands. It is a quick procedure with minimal risks and no downtime.
Numerous researchers have published papers assessing different products used in Mesotherapy. The technique of Mesotherapy is well established and integral to many treatments. With regards to Skinboosters and specifically the effects of hyaluronic acid injections into the deep dermis of the skin, a recent study, published in May 2015, demonstrated significant improvements in facial skin surface roughness, elasticity and brightness with moderate improvement in moisture and wrinkles amongst 30 women treated with 3 sessions and observed over 6 months. Similar improvements were observed in a study also published in May 2015, for hand rejuvenation.
We will conduct a thorough assessment of your skin in the region of concern. We will take photographs prior to treatment as well as three dimensional facial analysis. A topical local anaesthetic cream is applied to help reduce any discomfort. Skin is cleaned with alcohol and microinjections placed into the deeper layers of the skin. Treatments last around 20 minutes. Treatment sessions are repeated every 4 weeks for 3 months and a maintenance session is recommended every 6 months.
At Rejuvence we use mesotherapy products from Filorga. Specifically we use NCTF 135 HA. This is well established, proven cocktail of vitamins and supplements that act as vital nourishment for skin cells allowing them to repair and replenish. After treatment of the skin with NCTF there is an increase in the production of collagen, elastin and hyaluronic acid. These combine together to rejuvenate the face, neck and hands.
There are very few side effects noted with this treatment. There can be some discomfort during and after the microinjections. Allergic reactions are few and far between.
You will not be required to take any time off work and should be able to attend upcoming social gatherings.