Mesotherapy is a treatment that introduces microscopic quantities of products into the skin by injection or specialist device to treat a variety of conditions.
Commonly used products are cocktails of hyaluronic acid, vitamins, minerals, amino acids and others. All chosen specifically for the condition to be treated.
Not only is Mesotherapy effective as a stand-alone treatment, but can be combined with a variety of other procedures such as masks, serums and facials like Dermaplaning as part of a treatment plan.
This depends on the skin concern, your age, health and lifestyle. A course of 4 or 6 treatments is recommended for many conditions.
Fat Dissolving Mesotherapy is a process whereby the product, made up from several ingredients is injected superficially into subcutaneous layer of fat to target and dissolve the fat stored in the adipocytes (fat cells). These ingredients allow the fat to be absorbed and eliminated through your urine whilst rehydrating, regenerating and improving the synthesis of collagen.
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Fat Dissolving products, such as Aqualyx and Adipo Forte, are water-based solutions that are injected into the fatty tissue, where they surrounds the cells and destroy them. The destroyed fat cells are then excreted by the body safely as waste. They are used for people who want to get rid of stubborn areas of fat in their face and body and is clinically proven for this purpose.
The good news is, after the required number of treatments for the area … the results are lasting. Once a fat cell is destroyed, it’s permanently destroyed. However, remaining fat cells, can get bigger, which means, if you gain weight, then other fat cells will still store the fat and still produce unwanted areas of fat.
Aqualyx and Adipo Forte are a treatment for stubborn areas of fat. It is NOT a substitute for diet and exercise and it is NOT a substitute to liposuction. If you generally healthy, eat a sensible diet and follow the aftercare advice, fat dissolving can work well for you.
Recommended for people between normal and slightly over weight who have localised ares of fat and for people wishing to optimise and maintain the results of fat reduction treatments like non surgical liposuction. The pinch test is recommended with the minimum of 1.5cm for the treatment areas.
As with any skin piercing, there are risk. The most likely side effect is light bruising and redness. There will likely be some swelling, which could last for a couple of weeks depending on the person. Rarely the injection could damage a nerve, which will heal over time.
The solution has local anaesthetic added to it and the procedure takes about 15 minutes in the face. Most clients do not report pain. Others say the procedure is quite uncomfortable for body treatments.
Swelling and possibly some soreness is to be expected, so going straight back to work isn’t advised. The recommendation is to ice the skin and rest for 24 hours. The swelling will usually go down within 48 hours, but can take up to a week. You may experience several post-inflammatory nodules. These indicate ongoing fat necrosis (a good thing). These can take 4 weeks to disappear.
On rare occasions there is also a risk of allergic reactions to the injected ingredient but this is extremely rare.
Treatment for fat pockets underneath the neck and chin, may require 1-3 treatments, 4 weeks apart. In larger areas, such as abdomen, hips or thighs, up to 8 treatments may be needed, depending on your physiology.
Results are seen gradually 3 – 4 weeks after treatment. Maximum effect can take up to 12 weeks. The treated area will look smaller, with less fat build-up. Depending on your own physiology and how quickly your body removes the dead fat cells, you may see results fairly quickly, or it may take longer.
Dermal fillers are made of hyaluronic acid and formed into a gel-like substance that can be injected. This injectable treatment can be used for many different facial concerns. For example, if you are concerned about fine lines and wrinkles on a specific area of the face then dermal filler can be injected to smooth these lines and create a more youthful appearance. Alternatively, you may feel that your face is lacking structure and want to create more contoured and defined facial features. Dermal filler can then be used to add volume and proportion to the face.
Dermal fillers can be used on the following areas: lips, cheeks, chin, jaw, nasolabial folds (nose to mouth lines), marionette lines (mouth to chin lines).
The consultation stage enables us to discuss the areas of your face/skin that you are concerned about. Sometimes, you may not know specifically which treatment will benefit you but feel that you want a refresh. During the consultation we are able to discuss the treatments available and which treatment will be most beneficial to you. This stage also allows us to gain an in-depth medical history to ensure that you are suitable for treatment.
Dermal filler is made of hyaluronic acid (HA). HA is a sugar molecule that is naturally found in the dermis layer of the skin. As we age it becomes depleted and over time our skin becomes less supple, dehydrated and lines and wrinkles begin to appear. Dermal fillers also contain lidocaine (local anaesthetic) which numbs the area being treated.
When injected, the HA binds to water to help retain moisture – it keeps the skin plump and replenished. The gel-like formula enables us to soften fine lines and wrinkles, and add volume, structure and definition to the facial features.
Pain is variable for each individual and their pain thresholds. Different areas of the face may also vary in terms of pain. For example, the lips are generally reported to be more painful than the cheeks or chin area. Before having an injectable treatment, we apply a topical numbing cream to reduce discomfort. The dermal fillers used also contain lidocaine (local anaesthetic) to numb the area once injected.
After having lip filler it is likely that you will experience some swelling and bruising (this is normal). The severity of this differs for each individual and this generally settles over 1-2 weeks.