What’s all the fuss about… mesotherapy?
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.