In France, one of the most popular aesthetic applications of mesotherapy is the “MesoGlow” or Facial E’clat for the skin of the face and neck. MesoGlow is the administration of hyaluronic acid, multivitamins and minerals, a vasodilatory medication, and a local anesthetic using mesotherapeutic injection techniques to the skin of the face, neck, chest or hands.
Hyaluronic acid is a major component of human skin and is largely responsible for maintaining hydration of the skin. As we age, the levels of hyaluronic acid diminishes and this one of the major culprits in the visual appearance of aging skin. Similarly, levels of antioxidant vitamins and minerals and microcirculation of the skin diminish which furthers skin ageing. The MesoGlow, then is the mesotherapeutic infusion of substances into the skin which have a rejuvenating and dehydrating effect. It is extremely safe, and is a terrific addition to Botox and fine line treatment with cosmetic fillers.
Indications/Contraindications for MesoGlow
Very simply, the MesoGlow is intended as a rejuvenation and rehydration treatment for the skin. Patients with bleeding disorders, infections, skin disease, or known allergies or sensitivities to the substances used should not receive the MesoGlow. Although it can be performed anywhere on the body, it is most commonly done on the face, but can be done on the neck, chest and hands as well. It will not eliminate sagging skin, pigmentation irregularities, pock marks, scars, acne, or any type of dermatitis and should not be performed on patients with active skin disorders. It is meant solely to give aging skin a youthful glow (hence the term, MesoGlow). Patients on anti-coagulant therapies (including aspirin) should not receive the MesoGlow unless the physician feels it is reasonably safe to discontinue the therapy for a couple of days before the treatment. This is because patients on anti-coagulant therapy bleed too much which makes the procedure take many times longer to perform. Further, these patients are at a much higher risk of significant bruising.
How often should you have treatment?
MesoGlow is recommended once per week for three weeks, then every other week for a month for a total of 5 treatments. The results are not permanent and the protocol can be repeated every six months or so.
MesoGlow with Carboxy
The MesoGlow with Carboxy is designed to re-surface, re-oxygenate, re-hydrate and tighten the skin. Visible skin rejuvenation is evident after a series of four to six treatments.
As was mentioned, patients must be treated having washed their face with soap and not apply creams, lotions or make-up.
The only associated risk that must be conveyed to patients is the risk of bruising. These bruises are generally very small and quickly disperse. Application of heat can be of help to make them disappear more quickly. Do not apply any creams, lotions, or make up for several hours after the procedure to reduce the risk of infection.
Skin Rejuvenation (repair of sun damage, mild hyper-pigmentation) Also included in the formulation is Retinoic acid and Glycolic acid. The advantages of this mixture will help in the repair of DNA damage and stimulate cell turnover, which gives the overall appearance of skin rejuvenation. Hylauronic acid is a wonderful product, which attracts and binds moisture to itself by 1000 times. DMAE is a powerful ingredient to help fight sun-damaged skin and helps to regenerate collagen. Vitamin C will benefit any skin type or condition this is a very effective antioxidant to repair and regenerate the skin!