Mesotherapy was pioneered by dr. Michel Pistor back in the ’50 and it involves a series of small injections to the middle layer of the skin called mesoderm. If started in your twenties or early thirties, mesotherapy could help maintain your skin younger and healthier.

How does it work? Small punctures are made in the skin using a hand held microneedling rollers and automated microneedling devices.

Amongst the list of skin-friendly ingredients injected are growth factors, antioxidants and trace elements that helps the skin fight the aging process. Hyaluronic acid is also a common ingredient found in the solution. A typical mesotherapy blend could contain 50 ingredients to nourish, repair and rejuvenate skin. Some mesotherapy ‘cocktails’ are formulated to reduce pigmentation by controlling the rate of pigment production by the melanocyte in the skin. This treatment is effective for sunspots and melasma. Mesotherapy can also be used to treat acne marks and scars thanks to the hyaluronic acid that helps with creating volume in the skin.

Mesotherapy should be considered as a multiple-session therapy with a follow-up maintenance required. Initial mesotherapy treatments should be scheduled weekly during the first month, and twice a week during the second and third month. Maintenance treatments can then be continued every three months or more frequently depending on the skin’s response.

‘MesoTox’ is a technique claiming to refine and rejuvenate the face as well as to prevent the appearance of wrinkles and fine lines. It contains a solution of active substances including Botox that are distributed all over the face. It is similar to the Botulinum toxin treatment, however, it uses a combination of products such as Botox, hyaluronic acids, vitamin C, glutathione, niacinamide, tranexamic acid, DMAE, peptides and antioxidants.

The technique involves the injection of the toxin into the dermis, rather than intramuscularly at a much more dilute concentration. It’s not targeting the muscle to paralyse it but rather utilising the effects of the toxin directly on the skin. The cocktail is distributed using delivery systems including microinjections with a needle, mesotherapy guns or skin needling.

‘Mesotox’ claims to have a multitude of effects on the skin including a reduction in sebum and oil production, which helps reduce acne and pore size reduction. Moreover, it reduces fine lines and improves facial contours whilst maintaining movement and expression, leaving the skin looking smoother, tighter, hydrated and glowing.

This techniques have not been assessed for safety, effectiveness and quality. 

Any aesthetics procedure involving needles shouldn’t be taken lightly especially if it hasn’t been FDA approved. Injectables are not beauty treatments, they are medical procedures with potential short or long term effects and health risks. Mesotox makes no exception.