MesoSonic Facial Rejuvenation
The face is the most important component of a person’s physical identity. It is how we identify ourselves among other people, and is how we express our feelings and emotions. It is also a good indicator of a person’s age, health, diet, and overall well-being, which is why when wrinkles begin to appear, it is of much concern to image-conscious people. This, is because wrinkles are big signs of aging.
Some try to hide wrinkles using make-up. Others try to prevent it by having a healthy diet and lifestyle. But wrinkles are inevitable, and sometimes, one needs extra treatments to remove them.
Two of these available facial rejuvenation treatments, are mesotherapy, and sonic therapy.
What is mesotherapy and sonic therapy?
Mesotherapy is the procedure of injecting mixed medications and formulations into the patient’s skin, to treat various medical conditions. In the case of facial rejuvenation, this is used to treat wrinkles, revitalize dry skin, remove excess facial fat, and many more.
For the face, mesotherapy comes in the forms of MesoGlow and MesoLift, with each method requiring the use of dozens of tiny needles to deliver the medication into the skin. The mixture of medication depends on the the area and the severity of the problem.
Sonic facial therapy, also known as ultra-sonic facial therapy uses sound waves to stimulate the skin cells of the face. This is done by raising the temperature in the skin, to increase the surrounding’s metabolic rate. By increasing the circulation, a chain-reaction of benefits for skin begins, which include cell wall cleansing, healing, and regeneration.
Mesotherapy and sonic therapy procedure
Both methods of skin therapy begin with an initial consultation with the surgeon. The doctor explains the procedure to the patient, and the patient in turn tells the doctor what she or he requires. Once both parties are in agreement, the doctor begins taking photos of the face, and marks the specific areas that need to be treated. At this point, the methods begin to differ.
For mesotherapy, the doctor mixes the formula for the problem, and places it in a machine called with dozens of steel micropoints, usually called a DermaRoller. But before this is applied on the skin, the doctor steams the areas to remove keratin, and scales it to remove the corneum layer. This makes drug delivery easier. Once these are done, the roller is then used to deliver the medication into the skin. It is usually over in a matter of minutes.
Sonic therapy usually does not need any steaming or scaling. Instead, it uses an antioxidant gel, applied to the target area, to make the ultrasonic sound waves travel uninhibited into the target layer of the skin, heating the blood supply. The gel itself also contains active ingredients that help in the skin rejuvenation process, with the ultrasonic waves enhancing the absorption of the gel into the skin. Like mesotherapy, the whole process is over within a few minutes to an hour.
Possible risks and complications
Many argue that injected medications might cause allergic reactions to certain people. Skin redness and irritations are minor risks to both methods, but can easily be remedied.