Among the highest compliments one can receive is that your skin is simply glowing! Did you know your skin is a reflection of your inner health to the outside world? Everyday stress affects our bodies in many ways, including showing the signs of stress on facial skin – which is always exposed to the elements. When the fatigue and stress of life begin to show on your face, you can give your complexion the boost it needs with Facial Mesotherapy.
Just as our bodies benefit from supplements like vitamins, minerals, and essential oils, your skin occasionally needs a little glow-inducing supplement itself. Our diets, pollutants from the air and environment, everyday stress, and our level of hydration (are you drinking enough water?) can all show on facial skin. Whether your skin is lacking radiance, is dull or dehydrated, could use a bit more elasticity, or is just looking a little tired, facial mesotherapy can act as a booster-shot to bring radiance-building nutrients your complexion needs just below the surface of the skin.
The goal of mesotherapy, like that of all our Ottawa medical treatments, is to restore your complexion to a more healthy, youthful appearance. While a great night cream and serums are the first step in producing a youthful glow, there are times when it is beneficial to take that routine just one step further. Facial mesotherapy goes beyond the traditional bounds of topical skincare, delivering deep moisture and nutrients below the surface of the skin allowing it to rejuvenate from the inside out.
Facial mesotherapy was created by French physician Michael Pistor as a means to rejuvenate and revitalize dull or aging skin. It is a non-surgical procedure which is administered by a series of small injections just below the skin's surface. Think of it as a hydration boost for your skin! Each treatment is custom to address your skin's unique concerns.
The injections use a combination of skin-enhancing ingredients mostly hyaluronic acid, sometimes antioxidants, and other ingredients such as amino acids, vitamins, coenzymes, natural plant extracts, and minerals. Over time, these injections can help to stimulate your skin to produce collagen, reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, increase hydration, and restore a healthy radiance to your complexion. Benefits of facial mesotherapy include:
Hyaluronic acid is a natural substance found in the skin and in the connective tissue of your body that gives your skin the ability to attract and retain moisture. Basically, it gives you pliable, flexible skin and healthy joints. It works to replenish our skin and give it brilliance and added moisture. Studies have shown that just one molecule of hyaluronic acid can hold up to six liters of water. Since one of the first signs of aging skin is lack of moisture, hyaluronic acid is a darling ingredient that allows our skin to plump and glow.
As we age, our natural levels of hyaluronic acid decline, reducing the skin's natural ability to bounce back from the wear and tear of everyday life. This results in skin that has decreased elasticity and is drier and less plump and firm. Hyaluronic acid's ability to hold and retain moisture in the skin is crucial in a supple texture and appearance. Replenishing hyaluronic acid levels helps to plump and hydrate the skin, thus revealing skin that is softer, smoother and radiantly hydrated for a more youthful radiance.
As with any treatment you will receive at Dermaworks, you'll want to discuss your skincare concerns and goals with the physician or clinical aesthetician prior to receiving treatment. Based on these discussions, your Ottawa medical clinic physician or aesthetician will best be able to create a plan that will help you achieve the glowing results you desire.
Depending on your level of pain tolerance, a mild topical anesthetic may be applied to alleviate discomfort in the areas being treated. Your clinical aesthetician will use a very fine needle is used to administer a series of microinjections in the areas of concern. Since these microinjections are delivered a very small distance below the skin's surface, any discomfort you experience should be minimal.
Once your treatment is complete you may return to your daily tasks as usual.
Facial mesotherapy requires a series of three treatments, spaced 2 to 3 weeks apart, to achieve initial results. These treatments will be followed by a single treatment once every 3-6 months as needed to maintain your youthful appearance.
Each treatment can be performed in as little as 15 to 20 minutes, so the time you'll spend in our office for facial mesotherapy is minimal. Once your facial mesotherapy treatment is complete, you may receive a soothing mask, allowing you to relax post-treatment and enjoy the benefits of your procedure.
Like any procedure, there are possible side effects from facial mesotherapy that may occur. These side effects are mild and short in duration and may include itching at the site of the injection, slight redness, and mild swelling or bruising.These effects are just temporary and should vanish withing a few days to a week.
Consulting with us at Dermaworks as part of your any skincare regime is beneficial in knowing how to achieve fresh, youthful skin for years longer than nature may provide. Facial mesotherapy is just one piece in your overall skincare routine that will set you on the path to healthy, glowing skin. Be sure to continue to use the products we recommend to further enhance the effects of facial mesotherapy.
What is the first step you can take in rejuvenating your skin and achieving a more radiant complexion? Contact your Ottawa Medical Clinic and arrange a consultation with our physician. We'll create a plan for you to reveal your most luminous skin.
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At Dermaworks, nothing is more important to us than your health and safety. While we are temporarily delaying treatments and injectables, it has created an opportunity for us to make virtual consultations as streamlined and easy as possible for you. Our office is open as usual for any email, telephone, or video inquiries. Furthermore, Dr. Vassiliou has expanded availability for virtual consultations. Call to schedule a virtual consultation today to explore your options for skin care and aesthetic procedures.