What is Mesotherapy?
Mesotherapy was invented many years ago in France by Dr Michel Pistor and has become one of the most popular non-surgical aesthetic procedures in Europe and Asia. It uses a potent cocktail of vitamins, enzymes, minerals and peptides to rejuvenate and tighten skin by boosting production of collagen and elastin. Leading the way in the mesotherapy movement in Australia is Ocean Cosmetics in Western Australia with their twist called the MesoGlow, MesoB or MesoLift. We asked them to tell us a little bit more about what makes it so effective.
How does it work?
All skin types are different so before commencing the treatment Ocean Cosmetics say it’s essential to thoroughly assess your skin type and choose the ingredients depending on the indications and specific patient condition. These ingredients are delivered either using a Mesogun, infused with micro needling, injected with small meso needles or using a new special device.
Dr Gina from Ocean Cosmetics says this has become one of their most popular procedures. “It’s quick, relatively pain free, no downtime and each client will have a prescription tailored to their needs. Muscle Relaxants can also be added for open pore refinement “MesoB”. Our MesoGlow delivers all the vitamins, peptides and antioxidants you need to assist with dryness, pigmentation, open pores, skin texture and fine wrinkles. I believe it plays an important role in the management and prevention of skin ageing”.
What does the procedure involve?
Depending on what you are having treated, the injections or needling are given at different depths (around 0.5mm to 2mm) into your skin. Each injection inserts a small amount of the potent cocktail of ingredients into your skin so it can work it’s magic.
Again, depending on what you are having treated it is usually recommended you have at least 2 – 3 treatments to get the desired effect. Initially it is suggested treatments are spaced at monthly intervals.
It is not said to be painful however many patients report feeling a slight tingling on the injection/needling site.
There is minimal downtime and most patients can resume their normal activities straight after the treatment, however some patients may experience redness, some swelling and bruising, but these are generally able to be covered up by makeup and a scarf and should disappear in a day or two.
What actually are the ingredients used in MesoGlow?
To address your individual skin concerns each prescription is made just for you. A personalised prescription may contain ingredients such as:
- Muscle relaxants (to minimise pore size)
- Hyaluronic Acid (moisture binding to plump skin)
- Glutathione (the body’s most powerful antioxidant which helps lighten sun damage and pigmentation)
- Tranexamic Acid (to lighten skin affected from hormonal pigmentation (melasma)
- DMAE – helps to tighten skin and reduce sagging, improve firmness and elasticity, smooth lines and wrinkles and also brighten the skin. It also boosts the effect of vitamins A, E & C
Basically, this awesome treatment is able to address multiple concerns at the same time giving patients tightening and skin revitalisation which is giving it the reputation as one of the best skin treatments on the market.
Ocean Cosmetics are currently offering a number of different MesoGlow specials. For more information please contact them on (08) 6336 7250.
Check out what Ocean Cosmetics patients are saying about the treatment:
I was a bit hesitant about MesoGlow as I knew very little about the treatment, but if Dr. Gina says it’s good, it must be good! I’ve had a range of treatments before, but not skin needling, so I wasn’t quite sure what to expect.
Dr Gina and my therapist Hayley chose a custom mix of DMAE, Vitamin A, E, C, Hyaluronic acid and depigmentation serum containing Tranexamic Acid and Glutathione to target my melasma, dehydration and open pores.
We started with some before pics, and then Hayley did a double cleanse and applied the topical numbing cream, which was a very strange sensation! She started the needling which was completely pain-free and comfortable, I didn’t have any sort of discomfort. Once the treatment was finished, she applied some Rationale products and a light tint so I could face the world again!
It was a fast treatment (about 40 minutes all up), and I was able to go straight back out again – albeit with a warning about staying out of the sun. My face felt quite hot during the day, but it wasn’t too red. I even had a lunch and a photoshoot afterwards, and nobody noticed that it was different to usual.
I used some Aspect Dr ‘Redless’ serum that night which was nice and soothing and took the redness down almost completely. Over the next few days I had some dry patches and a bit of flaking but kept using my Rationale serums and my skin felt lovely and smooth.
A week later and I have noticed a substantial difference in the appearance of my darker spots, and my skin’s texture is also smoother and firmer. It’s definitely a treatment I’ll have again!
As someone with an acute fear of needles, the thought of getting a lot of tiny needles stuck in my face terrified me. However, I realised I was just being overly dramatic as soon as I met with Dr Gina and my therapist Leanne and they explained the treatment to me, showed me the micro needling pen and told me about the numbing cream I would have applied before we got started. So there was really nothing to be afraid of.
I’m a huge fan of chemical peels and LED light treatments (preferably together!), so I was curious to see what MesoGlow was and what it could do to my skin. Having quite fair skin, my complexion can often look a little dull and washed out, especially if I’m not feeling the best, so my customised meso cocktail consisted of DMAE, Vitamin A, E, C, Hyaluronic acid to tighten, brighten and hydrate my skin.
The treatment itself wasn’t too bad, the micro needling pen sounded a little like a tattoo gun but I could only feel a slight vibration on my face during the treatment, thanks to the numbing cream. As I had expressed my irrational fear of needles before the treatment, Leanne kept checking how I was going – but the treatment wasn’t actually painful at all, the worst part was the sting from the products put on afterwards.
My skin was quite red and warm for the first 24 hours following the treatment and some moderate redness stayed around for three days, followed by some light flaking around my chin and nose. I took this opportunity to give my skin a break from wearing make up for a few days as well, which it loved.
One week post treatment and I feel like my skin is glowing! I’ve had comments from friends on how smooth it looks and I feel like the treatment has really given my skin the extra brightness it needed after my summer glow had faded.
This blog has been reposted with permission from Plastic Surgery Hub.