What’s all the fuss about… mesother­apy?

The Daily Telegraph - Telegraph Magazine - - Notebook - By Tele­graph beauty di­rec­tor Katy Young

If you haven’t al­ready heard of this skin-cell-boost­ing, pain-free needling treat­ment, in which vi­ta­mins, min­er­als and es­sen­tial amino acids are in­jected into the skin, do your face a favour and read on.

To my mind, mesother­apy is the clos­est you can get to ac­tu­ally feed­ing your skin with vi­ta­mins, go­ing well be­yond orally ad­min­is­tered ver­sions, which are typ­i­cally de­pleted by your ma­jor or­gans well be­fore they reach your skin.

So how did it come about? Back in the 1980s, a group of French skin doc­tors, led by Dr Michel Pis­tor, started in­ject­ing med­i­ca­tions di­rectly into the skin around prob­lem ar­eas af­ter re­al­is­ing that tablets weren’t hit­ting the spot.

Lon­don-based Dr Frances Prenna Jones, who I see for my own ‘meso’, ex­plains: ‘Now cos­metic doc­tors will pre­scribe your own su­per­fi­cial skin cock­tail in­fu­sion, but the clas­sic meso mix re­mains vi­ta­mins, min­er­als and es­sen­tial amino acids – which the body can’t make.’ Dr Prenna Jones has also de­vel­oped her own ‘deep meso’, which works way down in the der­mal lay­ers for a more in­tense ef­fect, and ‘su­per Bo­tox’, ‘which has the added beneft of leav­ing your skin fresh and juicy again’.

Suit­able for any­one – whether your anti-age­ing goal is 30some­thing pre­ven­tion or over-40s re­gen­er­a­tion, mesother­apy is a good place to start. Best done as a course of four, these in­jec­tions ‘feed’ the skin, im­prov­ing its qual­ity while help­ing it to help it­self, ex­plains der­ma­tol­o­gist Dr Ste­fanie Wil­liams of Euro­pean Der­ma­tol­ogy Lon­don. It’s worth a shot.

1 CE Ferulic £129, Sk­inCeu­ti­cals, from my-der­ma­cen­ter.com. 2 Mag­ne­sium Oil Orig­i­nal Spray £12.30, Bet­ter You, from vic­to­ri­a­health.com. 3 Derma One £36.99 for 60 tablets, Imedeen, from boots.com. 4 Truth Serum Col­la­gen Booster £64, Ole Hen­rik­sen, from look­fan­tas­tic.com. 5 Vi­ta­min C Ester 15 £101, Per­ri­cone MD, from look­fan­tas­tic.com. 6 Skin Lov­ing Vi­ta­mins Kit £47, Al­pha-H, from cult­beauty.co.uk.

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