Mesotherapy at a Glance

Best Results 4 - 8
Duration of Results 6 - 8 months
Treatment Recovery 1 - 4 days
Risks & Complications Medium
Anaesthetic Topical
Procedure Time 60 mins
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Pioneered by the French physician Dr. Michel Pistor in 1952, Mesotherapy is a minimally invasive procedure that is widely used in Europe and elsewhere to treat various injuries, aesthetic concerns, skin and body concerns and medical conditions. Tiny "medicinal bullets" are delivered directly into the mesoderm (middle layer of skin) by micro injections that are highly specific to the condition being treated. By definition any medication injected into the skin, fat or tissues of Mesoderm (middle layer of skin) is considered Mesotherapy. Using this technique, active ingredients that are highly beneficial to the skin can be directly injected into the areas they are most needed. Similarly, active ingredients that are able to break down fat and cellulite can be injected directly to the problem area by means of mesotherapy.

Frequently Asked Questions

  • 1

    Are Mesotherapy treatments available at all Skin Renewal branches?

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    Mesotherapy treatments are available in Johannesburg, Sandton and Pretoria at the Morningside, Parkhurst, Bedfordview, Fourways, Illovo, Irene, Brooklyn as well as in the Western Cape at Cape Quarter, Claremont, Constantia, Somerset West, Stellenbosch and Willowbridge branches and KwaZulu Natal in Hillcrest.

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    What is Mesotherapy?

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    Active ingredients used in Mesotherapy are introduced into the skin by small micro injections. For patients who fear needles, this can also be achieved by a method known as transdermal mesotherapy (see Transdermal Mesotherapy).

    The needles used in Mesotherapy are very short and thin so the doctor can deliver the medications to the right depth.

    Different mesotherapy ingredients are used for different indications. In addition, the long term results of Mesotherapy treatments are very dependent on what active ingredients are present in the Mesotherapy solution and how many treatments are prescribed.

    At Skin Renewal, for anti-ageing benefits, we use a combination of award winning growth factors, peptides, amino acids, vitamins, nucleic acids, co factors and hyaluronic acid.

    These combinations present in the cocktail, stimulate the production of collagen so that the dermis is strengthened thereby improving skin tone and texture. The hyaluronic acid present in the cocktail attracts water and rehydrates the skin resulting in an improved appearance. For pigmentation, patented pigmentation inhibiting peptides are used to improve hormonal pigmentation.

  • 3

    How does Mesotherapy work?

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    At Skin Renewal for anti-ageing benefits we use a variety of different solutions in order to achieve specific results.

    Dermaheal Skin Rejuvenation Solution SRS (which thoroughly re-hydrates and plumps out the dermis) as it contains:

    • Recombinant human growth factors;
    • Epidermal Growth Factor (EGF), basis Fibroblast Growth Factor (bFGF), Insulin Growth Factor-1 (IGF-1);
    • Dermaheal Skin Rejuvenation Solution SRS also contains peptides;
    • Thioredoxin (TRX) and Copper Peptide and 55 additional supporting ingredients;
    • 4 x Coenzymes, 15 x Vitamins, 24 x Amino Acids, 4 x Minerals, 4 x Nucleic Acids and 2 x Reducing agents (antioxidants);
    • Retinol, Ascorbic acid and Glutathione - powerful antioxidants and direct stimulators of collagen remodeling and pigmentation reducing agents.

    At Skin Renewal for skin rejuvenation and rehydration benefits we use, Rejuvenation Solution SRS with Hyaluronic Acid which thoroughly:

    • re-hydrates and plumps out the dermis as it contains: Recombinant human growth factors;
    • Epidermal Growth Factor (EGF), basis Fibroblast Growth Factor (bFGF), Insulin Growth Factor-1 (IGF-1);
    • Dermaheal Skin Rejuvenation Solution SRS also contains peptides;
    • Thioredoxin (TRX) and Copper Peptide and 55 additional supporting ingredients;
    • 4 x Coenzymes, 15 x Vitamins, 24 x Amino Acids, 4 x Minerals, 4 x Nucleic Acids and 2 x Reducing agents (antioxidants);
    • Retinol, Ascorbic acid and Glutathione - powerful antioxidants and direct stimulators of collagen remodeling and pigmentation reducing agents And Hyaluronic acid which attracts water and instantly plumps out the dermis.

    For pigmentation concerns, we use, Dermaheal Skin brightening serum (which addresses, pigmentation on multiple fronts as it is enriched with the newest biotechnology for pigmentation problems, namely):

    Pentapeptide 13 and TGP protein complexes.

    • Brightening serum utilizes a dual melanin inhibition mechanism; Inhibits tyrosinase activity to prevent melanin production; Blocks melanocyte activation before the tyrosinase is even produced; Synergistic double peptide complex combination; While the pigmentation component of the serum takes care of pigment, the peptides still stimulate cellular regeneration and differentiation.

    At Skin Renewal for reduction of double chins and facial sculpting: we use Dermaheal lipolytic which contains

    • PPC (phosphatidylcholine) which destroys fat cell
    • Growth factors for collagen stimulation.
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    What are the typical areas that are treated with Mesotherapy?

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    At Skin Renewal we use Mesotherapy to treat the following:

    • Mesotherapy for Anti-Ageing benefits.
    • Mesotherapy for Skin Rejuvenation benefits and rehydration of the skin
    • Mesotherapy for pigmentation problems especially hormonal pigmentation and also for skin brightening.
    • Mesotherapy for reduction of double chins and facial sculpting

    On the Face for facial sculpting Mesotherapy treats:

    • Double chin
    • Fat or Flabby cheeks
    • Fatty Eye Bags
    • Facial sculpturing
    • Skin Rejuvenation

    Skin Renewal anti-ageing facial combinations include Mesotherapy with medical strength problem specific active ingredients to ensure superior results for following:

    • Anti Ageing
    • Firming
    • Hydrating
    • Hormonal Pigmentation
    • Sensitive Skin
  • 5

    When should one start Mesotherapy?

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    For anti-ageing skin rejuvenation: Intrinsic ageing, also known as the natural ageing process, is a continuous process that normally begins in our mid-20s. Within the skin, collagen production slows, and elastin, the substance that enables skin to snap back into place, has a bit less spring. Dead skin cells do not shed as quickly and turnover of new skin cells may decrease slightly. While these changes usually begin in our 20s, the signs of intrinsic ageing are typically not visible for decades.

  • 6

    How can Mesotherapy give back a youthful appearance and help the ageing process?

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    Mesotherapy with Growth Factors stimulates the fibroblasts to produce collagen, which is the major support structure for the skin. If one can keep one's skin firm and taught with collagen, then the sagging that takes place over time can be contained as tighter skin supports the soft tissues of the face and body.

    A series of treatments is necessary usually 1 treatment every 10 days foe the first month and then 1 treatment every 6 to 12 weeks for maintenance. Rather than waiting until their problems are bothersome again, patients must appreciate that maintenance goes a long way and that single mesotherapy treatments should be repeated twice yearly after an initial course.

  • 7

    Can Mesotherapy be combined with other treatments?

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    Our signature Treatment 3D Skin Rejuvenation™ combines mesotherapy safely and effectively with laser and light treatments.

  • 8

    Is Mesotherapy safe?

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    The safety of the procedure is dependent on who injects the Mesotherapy product and how it is injected. At Skin Renewal, mesotherapy treatments are only performed by doctors and strict medical protocols adhered to. Hundreds of treatments have been administered to our patients with great results and minimal downtime and side effects.

    Mesotherapy was recognized by the French National Academy of Medicine in 1986 as an integral part of traditional medicine. Each day, thousands of doctors worldwide use Mesotherapy to help tens of thousands of patients.

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    What to expect after the Mesotherapy procedure?

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    For anti ageing mesotherapy there is no downtime at all. The skin may at best feel somewhat dry and tight for a day or two, but certainly no daily activities need to be in any way hindered by having a mesotherapy treatment.

    After mesotherapy for double chin and fat reduction, (Lipodissolve), a mild redness and swelling of the skin occurs following the procedure which usually resolves within 1 to 3 days and in some cases a bit of tenderness and bruising may occur (as this is a deeper treatment). However, since the introduction of a radiofrequency RF procedure after the Mesotherapy treatment especially for the double chin, there are only mild side effects such as swelling and bruising which resolve without any consequences and we have seen a dramatic improvement in long term results see RAIL-THIN.

    For best results for a double chin reduction, 4 to 8 treatments are needed 2 weeks apart.

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    Can all skin types be safely treated with Mesotherapy?

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    Mesotherapy safely treats all skin types without significant pain or down-time. It can erase centimeters of the areas treated in 4 to 6 treatment sessions one week apart.

Mesotherapy treatments are available in Johannesburg, Sandton and Pretoria at the Morningside, Parkhurst, Bedfordview, Fourways, Illovo, Irene, Brooklyn as well as in the Western Cape at Cape Quarter, Claremont, Constantia, Somerset West, Stellenbosch and Willowbridge branches and KwaZulu Natal in Hillcrest.

Active ingredients used in Mesotherapy are introduced into the skin by small micro injections. For patients who fear needles, this can also be achieved by a method known as transdermal mesotherapy (see Transdermal Mesotherapy).

The needles used in Mesotherapy are very short and thin so the doctor can deliver the medications to the right depth.

Different mesotherapy ingredients are used for different indications. In addition, the long term results of Mesotherapy treatments are very dependent on what active ingredients are present in the Mesotherapy solution and how many treatments are prescribed.

At Skin Renewal, for anti-ageing benefits, we use a combination of award winning growth factors, peptides, amino acids, vitamins, nucleic acids, co factors and hyaluronic acid.

These combinations present in the cocktail, stimulate the production of collagen so that the dermis is strengthened thereby improving skin tone and texture. The hyaluronic acid present in the cocktail attracts water and rehydrates the skin resulting in an improved appearance. For pigmentation, patented pigmentation inhibiting peptides are used to improve hormonal pigmentation.

At Skin Renewal for anti-ageing benefits we use a variety of different solutions in order to achieve specific results.

Dermaheal Skin Rejuvenation Solution SRS (which thoroughly re-hydrates and plumps out the dermis) as it contains:

  • Recombinant human growth factors;
  • Epidermal Growth Factor (EGF), basis Fibroblast Growth Factor (bFGF), Insulin Growth Factor-1 (IGF-1);
  • Dermaheal Skin Rejuvenation Solution SRS also contains peptides;
  • Thioredoxin (TRX) and Copper Peptide and 55 additional supporting ingredients;
  • 4 x Coenzymes, 15 x Vitamins, 24 x Amino Acids, 4 x Minerals, 4 x Nucleic Acids and 2 x Reducing agents (antioxidants);
  • Retinol, Ascorbic acid and Glutathione - powerful antioxidants and direct stimulators of collagen remodeling and pigmentation reducing agents.

At Skin Renewal for skin rejuvenation and rehydration benefits we use, Rejuvenation Solution SRS with Hyaluronic Acid which thoroughly:

  • re-hydrates and plumps out the dermis as it contains: Recombinant human growth factors;
  • Epidermal Growth Factor (EGF), basis Fibroblast Growth Factor (bFGF), Insulin Growth Factor-1 (IGF-1);
  • Dermaheal Skin Rejuvenation Solution SRS also contains peptides;
  • Thioredoxin (TRX) and Copper Peptide and 55 additional supporting ingredients;
  • 4 x Coenzymes, 15 x Vitamins, 24 x Amino Acids, 4 x Minerals, 4 x Nucleic Acids and 2 x Reducing agents (antioxidants);
  • Retinol, Ascorbic acid and Glutathione - powerful antioxidants and direct stimulators of collagen remodeling and pigmentation reducing agents And Hyaluronic acid which attracts water and instantly plumps out the dermis.

For pigmentation concerns, we use, Dermaheal Skin brightening serum (which addresses, pigmentation on multiple fronts as it is enriched with the newest biotechnology for pigmentation problems, namely):

Pentapeptide 13 and TGP protein complexes.

  • Brightening serum utilizes a dual melanin inhibition mechanism; Inhibits tyrosinase activity to prevent melanin production; Blocks melanocyte activation before the tyrosinase is even produced; Synergistic double peptide complex combination; While the pigmentation component of the serum takes care of pigment, the peptides still stimulate cellular regeneration and differentiation.

At Skin Renewal for reduction of double chins and facial sculpting: we use Dermaheal lipolytic which contains

  • PPC (phosphatidylcholine) which destroys fat cell
  • Growth factors for collagen stimulation.

At Skin Renewal we use Mesotherapy to treat the following:

  • Mesotherapy for Anti-Ageing benefits.
  • Mesotherapy for Skin Rejuvenation benefits and rehydration of the skin
  • Mesotherapy for pigmentation problems especially hormonal pigmentation and also for skin brightening.
  • Mesotherapy for reduction of double chins and facial sculpting

On the Face for facial sculpting Mesotherapy treats:

  • Double chin
  • Fat or Flabby cheeks
  • Fatty Eye Bags
  • Facial sculpturing
  • Skin Rejuvenation

Skin Renewal anti-ageing facial combinations include Mesotherapy with medical strength problem specific active ingredients to ensure superior results for following:

  • Anti Ageing
  • Firming
  • Hydrating
  • Hormonal Pigmentation
  • Sensitive Skin

For anti-ageing skin rejuvenation: Intrinsic ageing, also known as the natural ageing process, is a continuous process that normally begins in our mid-20s. Within the skin, collagen production slows, and elastin, the substance that enables skin to snap back into place, has a bit less spring. Dead skin cells do not shed as quickly and turnover of new skin cells may decrease slightly. While these changes usually begin in our 20s, the signs of intrinsic ageing are typically not visible for decades.

Mesotherapy with Growth Factors stimulates the fibroblasts to produce collagen, which is the major support structure for the skin. If one can keep one's skin firm and taught with collagen, then the sagging that takes place over time can be contained as tighter skin supports the soft tissues of the face and body.

A series of treatments is necessary usually 1 treatment every 10 days foe the first month and then 1 treatment every 6 to 12 weeks for maintenance. Rather than waiting until their problems are bothersome again, patients must appreciate that maintenance goes a long way and that single mesotherapy treatments should be repeated twice yearly after an initial course.

Our signature Treatment 3D Skin Rejuvenation™ combines mesotherapy safely and effectively with laser and light treatments.

The safety of the procedure is dependent on who injects the Mesotherapy product and how it is injected. At Skin Renewal, mesotherapy treatments are only performed by doctors and strict medical protocols adhered to. Hundreds of treatments have been administered to our patients with great results and minimal downtime and side effects.

Mesotherapy was recognized by the French National Academy of Medicine in 1986 as an integral part of traditional medicine. Each day, thousands of doctors worldwide use Mesotherapy to help tens of thousands of patients.

For anti ageing mesotherapy there is no downtime at all. The skin may at best feel somewhat dry and tight for a day or two, but certainly no daily activities need to be in any way hindered by having a mesotherapy treatment.

After mesotherapy for double chin and fat reduction, (Lipodissolve), a mild redness and swelling of the skin occurs following the procedure which usually resolves within 1 to 3 days and in some cases a bit of tenderness and bruising may occur (as this is a deeper treatment). However, since the introduction of a radiofrequency RF procedure after the Mesotherapy treatment especially for the double chin, there are only mild side effects such as swelling and bruising which resolve without any consequences and we have seen a dramatic improvement in long term results see RAIL-THIN.

For best results for a double chin reduction, 4 to 8 treatments are needed 2 weeks apart.

Mesotherapy safely treats all skin types without significant pain or down-time. It can erase centimeters of the areas treated in 4 to 6 treatment sessions one week apart.

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Review -"Welcoming, friendly staff"
Reviewed on 3 June 2016 by B.S from West Rand

The therapist Sharon is professional, informative and experienced. She was welcoming, friendly and went out of her way to assist me. Thank you, Sharon, you made my consultation a pleasurable experience.

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Review -"Treatment that’s the trick"
Reviewed on 13 September 2014 by VG from Skin Renewal Parkhurst

Started off with uneven skin tone and old acne scars. On treatments for almost 3 years, positive comments and compliments on my skin improvements, more even toned and definitely brighter. Finally on the right professional treatment and product combination. Thank you Tamara

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Review -"Excellent service"
Reviewed on 12 September 2014 by CL from Skin Renewal Parkhurst

Skin Renewal always delivers excellent service, both in terms of treatment and skin care advice. Therapists are very well trained, and quality of their service is always consistent.

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Review -"Love coming here…"
Reviewed on 5 September 2014 by Anonymous

Lovely serene environment with friendly and expert advice. Great treatments with outstanding results. Love coming here!

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Review -"Look forward to our appointments!"
Reviewed on 4 September 2014 by Elicia Ramushu

Angie is brilliant. She is always professional, friendly and takes interest in her clients. I look forward to our appointments!

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