Developed in 1952 by the renowned French physician, Dr Michel Pistor, to manage pain and vascular disorders, mesotherapy is a technique where micro-injections are used to deliver small doses of a product or ingredients directly into the deeper layers of skin. Mesotherapy injections are used to help with underlying skin issues such as wrinkles, fine lines, dullness, and loose skin.
OUR SKIN IS A PHYSICAL BARRIER
More often than not, topical application of products/ingredients onto the skin leads to poor absorption and efficacy – hence do not lead to desired results. Thus, mesotherapy aims to bypass the physical skin barrier for a direct introduction for maximum absorption and greater efficacy. The mesotherapy injections hydrate and rejuvenate the skin and also help in giving an instant glow. Mesotherapy is less invasive as compared to other anti-ageing and skin procedures which makes it preferable for many people.
CONFUSING MESOTHERAPY INJECTIONS WITH MICRO-NEEDLING
It is not difficult to see why these two treatments are confused especially when they sound similar, especially when referring to mesotherapy as micro-injections and skin-needling as micro-needling. The other reason is that both mesotherapy and micro-needling utilize short superfine needles to penetrate the skin.
Differences Between Mesotherapy Injections and Micro-Needling/Skin-Needling?
The action of penetrating the skin in both mesotherapy and skin-needling triggers a “wound healing cascade” which ultimately rejuvenates the skin. However, this is where the similarities between mesotherapy and skin-needling end. Mesotherapy goes a little further as it is a technique that administers product /ingredients directly into the skin whereas the micro-needling technique itself does not.
This advantage of mesotherapy means that it is a cosmetic treatment that can only be performed by a registered nurse in Australia when it involves the use of a non-crossed-linked hyaluronic acid (dermal filler)