WHAT IS FACIAL MESOTHERAPY?
Facial mesotherapy is currently one of the most commonly used methods for facial rejuvenation and aesthetics is one of the areas in which mesotherapy is most developed. Mesotherapy was created by Dr. Pistor in France and consists in a technique for administering medical substances in very low doses, by means of a transdermal injection. The combination of applied substances varies according to the patient’s needs.
Facial Mesotherapy consists in the administration of a vitamin solution with antioxidants (which vary depending on the objective). When injected into the skin and subcutaneous tissue, it stimulates tissue metabolism to produce collagen and elastin. Microinjections are usualyy administered at a low depth (4-6mm), in order to place the product in the mesodermal layer of the skin. Complying with the defined periodicity of facial mesotherapy enables a more hydrated and glowing skin, preserves elasticity and improves its texture. Facial mesotherapy is thus one of the first approaches in preventing facial aging.
FOR WHOM IS
FACIAL MESOTHERAPY INDICATED?
Facial Mesotherapy is intended for people with signs of dehydration, dull skin and with superficial wrinkles showing up.
The technique is especially beneficial for rejuvenating:
- Dull, dry and dehydrated skins;
- Skin damaged by excessive sun, air conditioning, swimming pool chlorine, sea salt, tobacco smoke, etc.
- Skin with fine, superficial wrinkles;
Facial mesotherapy is an excellent post summer skin treatment, as it is often dehydrated by sun exposure, sea salt, etc. Mesotherapy is also useful to protect the skin before the summer, minimizing the effects of solar aggression, providing hydration and glow
WHAT RESULTS CAN I EXPECT
AFTER FACIAL MESOTHERAPY?
The result of facial mesotherapy is usually visible within two to three sessions. After completing the treatment protocol, the following results are expected:
- Increased collagen production;
- Improved skin elasticity;
- Increased hydration and glow;
- Less noticeable fine wrinkles (eg “smile lines”).
The results vary from person to person and depend on the initial state of the skin, the severity of the symptoms and the number of sessions performed.
IN WHICH FACIAL AREAS
CAN MESOTHERAPY BE PERFORMED?
In most cases, the treatment is performed on the entire face, but it can also be performed on the neck and cleavage. Mesotherapy is particularly useful for treating the fine wrinkles generates when we smile.
Facial mesotherapy is a minimally invasive, fast and virtually painless treatment.
The technique involves:
- Preliminary skin cleansing to be treated;
- Application of a vitamin complex with antioxidants through microinjections (to a minimum depth);
Treatment can be performed at any time throughout the year.
However, mesotherapy must be performed sequentially, respecting the treatment plan. A protocol of 2 or 3 sessions is usually prescribed, varying according to the severity of the symptoms and the progress experienced.
It is advisable to perform a maintenance session afterwards, to optimize and prolong the treatment results
Before starting the treatment, a rigorous the skin is carefully cleaned and disinfected.
After the mesotherapy session, the patient must strictly follow all post-treatment care:
- Apply a repair cream to the treated area;
- Avoid direct sun exposure for 3 days;
- Do not practice any sports for 24 hours;
- Avoid extreme temperatures, such as saunas and Turkish baths;
- Do not massage the area where the product was applied.
You can go back to your daily routine without any restrictions.
STEP-BY-STEP FACIAL MESOTHERAPY
The skin is carefully cleaned and prepared for the treatment.
The vitamin complex is administered through microinjections.
The skin is moisturized and a regenerating solution is applied.
BENEFITS OF FACIAL MESOTHERAPY
Mesotherapy is a technique with several medical applications, such as rheumatology, orthopedics, recovering from injuries, and others. However, it is in aesthetics that mesotherapy is the most developed and popularized.
Facial mesotherapy has several benefits, and it may be used for the following purposes:
- Hydrate and revitalize the skin;
- Mitigate superficial wrinkles;
- Improve flaccidity;
- Treating fragile and dehydrated skin, affected by sun exposure, smoking or chemicals.
Dr. Mafalda Cleto / Aesthetic Medicine
Member of The Portuguese Medical Association – Nr. 52818
Has a master’s in medicine by the Faculty of Medicine of the University of Lisbon with a specialization in family medicine. She specialized in aesthetic and anti-aging medicine at the Complutense University of Madrid.
Throughout her training, she took several national and international courses in the field of aesthetic medicine, namely training in different types of facial fillers, application of toxin, application of peels and she took several courses on corpses in order to deepen her knowledge on facial anatomy.
In the area of aesthetic medicine, she performs numerous procedures, such as the application of toxin and fillers, both for correcting wrinkles and for facial harmonization (filling in dark circles, cheekbones, lips, jaw, chin and rhinomodelation), usage of biostimulators to improve skin quality and flaccidity; thread lifts and biostimulation; techniques that aim to improve the texture and quality of the skin, such as chemical peel, microneedling, facial and body mesotherapy, and sclerotherapy.
In her view, aesthetic medicine encompasses a set of minimally invasive medical procedures, which should be used to enhance the natural beauty of each individual and help delay the signs of aging.
She found her vocation in aesthetic medicine as it allows her to help people regain their self-esteem and increase their physical and psychological well-being.
Dr. Ana Mendes Gomes / Aesthetic Medicine
Member of The Portuguese Medical Association – Nr. 55658
Has a master’s degree in medicine by the Faculty of Medicine of the University of Masaryk in Brno and later completed a master’s degree in aesthetic medicine and anti-aging at the Complutense University of Madrid. She is a specialist in family medicine by the Regional Health Administration of the Lisbon Area.
Throughout her career, she undertook specific training in minimally invasive procedures, namely in the application of Toxin, facial fillers, thread lifts and facial mesotherapy, thus differentiating herself in the treatment and prevention of skin aging.
IS MESOTHERAPY A SAFE TREATMENT?
Facial mesotherapy is a minimally invasive treatment with a reduced rate of complications. However, in order to be carried out safely, you must choose an accredited clinic and a professional with experience in performing facial mesotherapy.
WHAT IS THE PRICE OF MESOTHERAPY IN LISBON?
The price of mesotherapy depends on the areas you want to treat, the initial condition of the skin and the number of sessions required. After the evaluation appointment, a treatment plan will be presented with the number of sessions and the corresponding price.
AFTER HOW MANY SESSIONS WILL I SEE THE TREATMENT RESULTS?
Mesotherapy should be performed sequentially, respecting the number of sessions and the time between them. Usually, mesotherapy is based on a protocol of 2 to 3 sessions, but it can vary according to the initial condition of the skin, desired results and case evolution.
IS FACIAL MESOTHERAPY A PAINFUL TREATMENT?
Although the treatment involves microinjections, facial mesotherapy is a practically painless and very effective method.
IS THE RESULT OF MESOTHERAPY VISIBLE AFTER THE FIRST SESSION?
The results of facial mesotherapy differ from case to case. However, they may be visible right after the first session when treating superficial wrinkles. After the 2nd or 3rd sessions, the treatment improves hydration, radiance, elasticity and firmness of the skin.
HOW LONG DO THE RESULTS LAST?
On average, the results of mesotherapy last between 5 and 6 months. To maintain the results, maintenance sessions must be performed.
FROM WHAT AGE CAN I PERFORM A FACIAL MESOTHERAPY?
There is no specific age at which treatment can be performed. Usually, it takes place when the skin begins to show the first signs of aging, when the first superficial wrinkles appear and when it begins to lose elasticity and radiance. The growing demand for this type of treatment by younger people is notorious, as an anti-aging and preventive action.
IS FACIAL MESOTHERAPY FOR MEN TOO?
There has been less and less resistance from men to seek facial treatments, as they are increasingly looking for quick and effective aesthetic solutions. Facial mesotherapy is one of the most sought after treatments by men as it is a treatment whose results are discreet and natural.
WHAT SIDE EFFECTS ARE ASSOCIATED WITH FACIAL MESOTHERAPY?
Mesotherapy is generally well tolerated and complications are rare. However, after treatment, small marks, redness or small bruises may appear in the most sensitive areas. For the treatment to be safe, it is important that you choose an accredited clinic and a professional experienced with mesotherapy.
WHAT ARE THE CONTRAINDICATIONS OF MESOTHERAPY?
Facial mesotherapy treatment is not recommended for pregnant or breastfeeding women, as well as for people with skin hypersensitivity or allergy to any of the components. Specific health conditions must be assessed by the mesotherapy specialist.