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‘Me’so radiant!

THE ASIAN AGE. | DR VIRAL DESAI
Published : Nov 21, 2018, 12:08 am IST
Updated : Nov 21, 2018, 12:08 am IST

An expert’s opinion on how to get firm, radiant, youthful and glowing skin with cosmetic Mesotherapy skin rejuvenation.

A picture of Madonna used for representational purpose only.
 A picture of Madonna used for representational purpose only.

Ever wondered what is the secret behind the flawless skin of celebrities you adore? Well, Madonna, who has opted for Mesotherapy, has been very open about it.  

So what is Cosmetic Mesotherapy?

 

Cosmetic Mesotherapy skin rejuvenation or “Mesoface” infuses the skin with potent vitamins and antioxidants to rejuvenate and revitalize it. People who have had a Mesoface describe their skin as firm, radiant, youthful and glowing.

These injections have glutathione as an active ingredient. Glutathione is a known anti-oxidant. Vitamin C and glutathione are combined to give an overall lighter skin tone. The injection should be given every week for three to four weeks. After the first set has been completed then a maintenance dose of one or two injections per month may be continued. There are no side effects if dosages are low and regularly monitored with blood testing. This gives a glow to the face and the effect remains for three to four months. It is done with very fine needles, so practically painless.

 

REJUVENATION: Mesotherapy involves multiple injections with a very fine needle by a doctor. A very small amount of a blend of vitamins, amino acids and other medication is injected into each site. The actual mixture depends upon the problem being treated. The needle only enters the mesoderm or surface layer of the skin. There should be no pain but, if you wish, a local anaesthetic cream can be applied before the injections to prevent any discomfort. In total, the treatment takes no longer than 10-20 minutes. Post treatment, the skin becomes soft like baby’s skin and the effect remains for three to four months.

TIGHTENING: Collagen injections and fillers are used to tighten the skin in a small area, mostly on the face. Collagen is directly injected in the loose sagging skin or the crevices of the skin. It forms new collagen in the face so it gives a younger look. As we age, collagen is depleted, hyaluronic acid gets depleted also we lose elastin which helps maintain skin elasticity. With Meso tightening, we are able to replenish the collagen, elastin and hyaluronic acid, so there is skin tightening. The injected collagen and elastin instantly fills the crevices and smoothen them. The end result is such that the skin appears taut, fresh and youthful. The effect remains for three to four months. This procedure is done with very fine needles, so it’s practically painless.

 

ELEMENTS IN MESOFACE: Vitamins - They stimulate and maintain the cellular mechanism and thus boost the production of collagen to improve skin tone and elasticity

Mineral Salts: They are essential co-factors needed for proper cellular activities

Anti-oxidants: They combat sun damage and free radicals

Amino acids - They help repair dry irritated and sensitive skin and maintain normal skin

Micro circulation regulators:  They improve blood flow to the skin to combat asphyxia from pollution and restore the skins’s natural glow

Hyaluronic acid: They restore volume and moisture content of the skin resulting in a smoother, softer and firmer skin with fewer wrinkles

 

– The writer is a dermatologist. Disclaimer: Always check with a specialist before going ahead with this procedure.

Tags: vitamin c, cosmetic mesotherapy