Flawless skin is attractive, and it makes you feel good about yourself. However, most people need professional help to achieve beautiful skin. Your skin may be flawed due to aging effects like wrinkles and other issues such as cellulite. Although you have no control over your body’s natural process, New York mesotherapy and cosmetics allow you to manage such effects. The following information helps you understand what mesotherapy is, including its side effects, what the procedure entails and how effective it is.
What is mesotherapy?
Mesotherapy is a technique that involves injecting substances such as enzymes, plant extracts, hormones, and medications such as vasodilators into the subcutaneous layer of the skin. There is no standard formula for the injected substances, and the concoction your specialist uses depends on the aim of treatment. Specialists use mesotherapy to address different issues such as cellulite, skin laxity, hyperpigmentation, and alopecia. Other body areas, including the face, neck, chest, and scalp, can benefit from mesotherapy.
What are the side effects of mesotherapy?
Since specialists administered the substances in a specific area, the side effects are minimal. Working with a trained practitioner also reduces some of the potential risks. Previous patients have reported the following side effects after mesotherapy.
- Allergic reaction to the injected solution. Your body may respond immediately, or the response may be delayed.
- Bruising and pigmentation at the injection site.
- Inflammation and swelling. You are most likely to experience this if your specialist uses lecithin.
- Skin infection.
How to prepare for mesotherapy
Like most cosmetic procedures, you need to consult with your doctor to ensure that the process is suitable for you. Your doctor briefs you about the process during a consultation, including its risks and benefits. Before treatment, you may need to stop taking medications such as aspirin and ibuprofen since they have blood-thinning properties, putting you at risk of bleeding.
What to expect during mesotherapy
Your specialist may or may not apply a numbing cream on the area awaiting treatment. Next, the practitioner may attach the needle to a mechanical gun to deliver multiple injections in a short time. If the specialist numbed your skin, you might not experience pain, but you might feel some mild discomfort if you got no form of anesthesia. The depth of your injections depends on the condition your specialist is treating. With each injection is a drop of the concoction into your skin.
Specialists recommend multiple mesotherapy sessions to get the desired results. You may need to visit your practitioner every 7 to 10 days, but visits will be after every two weeks as your skin improves.
How effective is mesotherapy?
Mesotherapy involves using different ingredients with no standard solution, making it hard to determine how effective it is. The success of mesotherapy also depends on the condition being treated. For example, people who use mesotherapy as an alternative to liposuction may not find any reduction in the size of their thighs or arms.
If you have any further questions about mesotherapy, including how you can benefit from the procedure, consult with your specialist today at Liondale Medical.