This summer I have had to do some travel. The stress, sun damage, change in climate, change in humidity and general interruptions to my self-care routines have left my skin looking dull and grey. I went to see a cosmetologist whom I have previously worked with for recommendation on creams and natural skincare solutions to help my face regain its vigour. She recommended two courses of mesotherapy one month apart.
Mesotherapy is a procedure that lasts about 20 minutes (discounting the time it takes for the face numbing cream to work). It consisted, in my case, of a solution of vitamins, antioxidants, amino acids and peptides being injected into the middle layer of the skin. The procedure itself was supposed to not only nourish the skin, but to help it produce more collagen.
With roughly one hundred injections in the area of the face, there was a little bit of discomfort, especially in the parts of the face where I have less fat. But I could see the results starting the next day, and peaking about two weeks from the procedure.
My skin looked noticeably healthier, and got back that “glow” that a lot of women enjoy during pregnancy as a result of increased blood circulation in the body.
Generally the positive results that can be expected from the procedure include:
- Improved skin tone
- Less acne
- Fewer scars
- Better skin hydration
- Improved collagen production
- A Healthy glow
It’s a definitely a procedure I would recommend. It cost me $200 per session, though it is my understanding that the price tag would be higher in countries like the United States.
If the budget allows, I would recommend that anyone in their thirties starts supplementing their at home skincare and facial exercises, with mesotherapy once every two months. I would also recommend a chemical facial peel once every two months (alternating with mesotherapy), as well as a laser peel once a year for those who live in sunny climates.