Whether it’s a deluxe facial, a tailored at home skincare routine or a visit to your aesthetic practitioner, everyone’s looking for that natural, healthy glow to their skin. Although it’s been around since the 1950’s, mesotherapy has recently gained a lot of media exposure and is considered one of the hot new skin treatments on the block! The gorgeous and talented Cheryl Cain from The Good Skin Guru Aesthetics Clinic tells Glowday all about magical mesotherapy.
The Best Cocktail You'll Ever Try - Mesotherapy!
Feed your skin!
Also known as skin feeding the technique promises to deliver dewy, hydrated, glowing skin. Mesotherapy is hugely popular across Europe, but still relatively unheard of on the UK, considering its many benefits it remains to be one of the unsung heroes of the skincare world, so what exactly is it?
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What is Mesotherapy?
Mesotherapy is a minimally invasive treatment which enables the skin to absorb a targeted cocktail of injectable solutions to treat specific skin concerns. Utilising superfine injections to deliver enzymes, vitamins, hormones & plant extracts directly into the epidermis of the skin (its top layer), we can tailor injectable serums to individual skin concerns.
By opening tiny channels within the epidermis for specialised serums to be absorbed into, we can hugely increase the uptake of ingredients by the skin. When you apply a serum topically at home, you absorb around 7% of its lovely ingredients, this is increased by up to 70% when delivered via mesotherapy, a huge increase!
Your aesthetic practitioner will choose a cocktail that is individualised to your skincare concerns and aims, this can target skin firmness, elasticity, hydration, radiance and much more!
Before and after of Mesotherapy around the eye, performed by Cheryl Cain at The Good Skin Guru Aesthetics Clinic, what incredible results!
What are the benefits?
There are a number of huge benefits to mesotherapy, for several areas of the body, including:
- Overall skin rejuvenation
- Anti-ageing and the reduction of fine lines and wrinkles
- Brighter, more hydrated skin
- Reduction of cellulite
- Alopecia and hair thinning
- Body sculpting and weight loss
- Tones skin including sagging hands, neck & decolletage
- Improvement of stretch marks
Other benefits to mesotherapy include the speed of the procedure and its minimal downtime meaning you can have this treatment done and go back to work the same day. It is painless with a low complication rate and an amazing affordable alternative to many other skin rejuvenating treatments on the market.
Cheryl Cain from The Good Skin Guru Aesthetics is a big fan of mesotherapy and we can see why, who wouldn't love such a delicious face cocktail!
Who is mesotherapy for?
Mesotherapy is suitable for anyone wanting a boost to their skin, especially those with ageing, dry or dull skin. There are however some contraindications to mesotherapy meaning certain individuals should avoid the treatment:
- Anyone who has had botox or fillers to the affected areas within the past 2 weeks
- Anyone pregnant or breastfeeding
- Skin infections to the affected areas
- Anyone suffering with cancer – mesotherapy should also be avoided for 6 months post chemotherapy & radiotherapy
- Recent use of Roaccutane (6-12 months)
- Active cold sores
- Recent laser treatment or chemical peels (usually practitioners will ask you to wait one month unless you have had the treatment at their clinic and they are happy the treatments are compatible)
- Poorly controlled diabetes
Cheryl says mesotherapy is her most popular treatment by far right now and when you see before and after photos like this, it's easy to see why!
What to expect from mesotherapy treatment
A mesotherapy treatment alone will take around 30 minutes, but is often combined with other treatments to supercharge them. The procedure is painless as it delivers solutions into the epidermis at 0.2-0.3mm, as this depth of the skin contains no nerve endings, it is very comfortable and an excellent alternative to many other skin boosting treatments such as microneedling or profhilo. A slight sensation of tapping is all you should feel as the serum is deposited and absorbed into your skin.
Due to its minimally invasive nature there is usually little downtime involved, some patients may report an occasional breakout and there is a small risk of a slight bruise and/or redness but these are very uncommon and usually settle quickly.
How much does it cost?
Prices will vary depending upon the quality of the mesotherapy cocktail used and the area in which you live but you can expect to pay between £50-80 for a standard mesotherapy treatment, it can however be an amazing addition (and can actually work better) after exfoliating procedures such as dermaplaning or chemical peels and the results are pretty much instantaneous.
A pain free, low risk procedure which delivers amazing, quick results with minimal to no downtime, what’s not to love?!
Where can I book this treatment?
If you're interested in Mesotherapy and near Manchester or Cockermouth you can book in directly with Cheryl at The Good Skin Guru, right here. To find a practitioner closer to where you live you can search and book right here.