Unit #206, 624 Sixth Street, New Westminster, BC, V3L 3C4
What is Mesotherapy?
For skin Mesotherapy, we use an electric skin needling device made especially for this purpose. The device is a pen shaped studded with 12 very fine needles. It is a medical device used in micro needling to break down old scar tissue and to stimulate skin cells to proliferate. This cell multiplication results in the formation of new tissue layers of elastin and collagen fibers as well as in new capillaries for an improved blood supply.
What Conditions can be Treated or Improved with Mesotherapy?
• Mild to moderate acne scarring (new or old scars)
• Fine lines and wrinkles
• Loose and lax skin
• Skin texture and pore size
• Stretch marks
How Does Mesotherapy Work?
The device slides along the skin, penetrating the upper layers of the skin to a depth of up to two millimeters in order to create numerous tiny needle wounds. This procedure causes the body to respond by forming new collagen and elastin fibers. In response to this stimulus, the skin plumps and thickens, which results in reduction of the appearance of scars, and fine lines and wrinkles.
CosmoPen is a latest concept of the medical grade high speed Mesotherapy system. CosmoPen gives the same result as a fractional laser and doesn’t cause pain, downtime, expense and thermal damage.
What does CosmoPen do?
CosmoPen treats surgical scars and acne, diminishes wrinkles, stretch marks, pore size, pigmentation and sign of aging, and it also stimulates collagen production.
What Does the Procedure Involve?
At first, the skin is cleaned and the numbing cream may be applied to decrease discomfort. For better results we use a collagen-stimulating product like Hyaluronic Acid, Vitamin-C serum or skin lightener for pigmentation during the procedure. A small handheld pen like device with a sterile, disposable tip with 12 tiny needles is then used to pierce the skin. Our needling pen’s multi-speed and adjustable needle depth allow needles to pierce the skin’s layer at 90 degrees and increase the absorption of products. After the treatment, soothing Vitamin-C serum or Hyaluronic acid are used to hydrate, heal and protect the skin.
What Will I Look like After the Treatment?
Most people will experience redness and mild swelling in a similar way as mild sunburn for 24-48 hours, and there may be a minimal pin-point bleeding and/or bruising. Within a week or two, you will notice that your skin is smoother and more radiant looking, but the full effects won’t be seen until a few months later.
What is he Downtime After Mesotherapy Treatment?
The inflammatory reaction of the skin is extremely short and fades away significantly within hours from redness to pinkish that may last for 12 to 48 hours. In order to reduce visible redness, we recommend hyaluronic acid after the procedure, and to protect the skin with zinc based sunblock. The use of mineral makeup is recommended after the procedure.
What are the Benefits of Mesotherapy?
• Dramatically increases the effectiveness and penetration of active ingredients in topical preparation.
• Stimulates circulation and collagen production.
• Medical grade titanium needles make it non-allergenic to human tissue.
• Cost effective compared to other resurfacing procedures.
• Can be performed on all skin types, including ethnic skin.
• It can be used on all areas of the scalp, face, body including fragile skin like around eyes, mouth and neck.
How Does the Mesotherapy Effect the Skin?
• It improves the skin texture and reduces the appearance of wrinkles.
• Stimulates tissue regeneration.
• Disfigures scars, especially acne scars can be improved when new collagen fibers elevate the depressed scar tissue with the periphery skin.
• Reduces pore size.
• Improves the appearance of stretch marks.
Is Mesotherapy Painful?
Prior to the treatment, numbing cream can be applied to minimize pain that is felt during the procedure.
Can Mesotherapy be Performed on Any Skin Color?
Mesotherapy is safe to use on all skin types and colors of skin. There is no risk of post-inflammatory hyper-pigmentation.
How Many Treatments do I Need and How Often can Medical Micro Mesotherapy Procedures may be Repeated?
Mesotherapy can be safely repeated every 4-6 weeks until you achieve the desired results. For collagen induction we recommend to start with 3 treatments, but with a minimum separation time of 4 to 6 weeks between treatments. For scar reduction an average of 3 to 6 treatments are recommended. The number of treatments required will depend on how each individual responds to the treatments, and the condition of the skin prior to treatment. Mesotherapy can be used on all skin parts of the body(neck, décolleté, arms, legs, etc). Most people will begin to see results after the very first treatment.
Risks of Post-Operation Infections?
Since the tiny pricking channels close within one hour, and the provided procedure is done under controlled clinical conditions, post-operation infections are extremely unlikely.
What Should I Avoid Contacting my Skin After Treatment?
To ensure the right healing environment, for the next 2 to 3 days after the treatment do not apply the following to the treated skin; any AHA’s (glycolic Acid), retinol, acidic or “active” ingredients. Exposure to sun should also be avoided, unless zinc based sunblock is used.
What are the Side Effects of the Mesotherapy Procedure?
There are virtually no negative side effects, and none have ever been reported in over 150,000 procedures performed worldwide.
Am I a Candidate for the Medical Micro- Needling?
Mesotherapy can be safely performed on all types of skins and colors. Due to the fact that this procedure leaves the epidermis and the melanocytes in the basal area intact, there is minimal risk of pigment change or post inflammatory hyper-pigmentation. Skin Mesotherapy can treat sensitive and fragile areas that are difficult to treat with other procedures. These areas include eyes, neck and the back of the hands.
However, Mesotherapy is not suitable for patients who:
• Have a used Accutane (isotretinoin) within the last three months.
• Have open wounds, cuts or abrasions on the skin.
• Have had radiation treatment to the skin within the last year.
• Have any kind of current skin infection, condition, herpes simplex in the area desired to be treated.
• Are pregnant or breast feeding.
• Have any history of keloid or hypertrophic scars or poor wound healing.
How Much Does the Treatment Cost?
The cost is assessed on a complimentary consultation. The treatment is mapped out for each client and the cost can be estimated at the time of consultation time. This is based on a client’s unique requirements and on the spectrum of the results which are desired. Mesotherapy may be combined with other treatments as a package and the overall cost will be discussed during the complimentary consultation.