We get to that time in our life where we are starting to show some wear and tear. Maybe our hair is greying a bit more. You see some new fine lines and wrinkles that you never had before. Or maybe our skin is just dull and flat. There are SO many procedures, injections, creams and magic potions out there for women, you never know what to use. So I thought I would bring you along with me as I try some different options. After some thoughtful deliberations, I decided to give an injection procedure a try. Mesotherapy The No Tox Botox.
Now many of you are aware of BOTOX.
Botox is a drug or a procedure that weakens or paralyzes muscle. In small doses, it can reduce skin wrinkles and help treat some medical conditions. It is a protein made from Botulinum toxin and is the same toxin that causes botulism (paralysis)
But being the person who looks more to natural, alternative options, I decided to give Mesotherapy a try.
What is Mesotherapy you ask?
A non-surgical treatment used widely in Europe and elsewhere to eliminate fine lines, wrinkles and cellulite. It involves injections of homeopathic remedies, vitamins, minerals, and amino acids into the mesoderm (middle layer of the skin).
If procedures involving injectable are not for you, I suggest that you have a read on an previous blog post – Skin Care Tips for Women over 40. Leah – Founder of the Skin Shop and Certified Facial Therapist has given us her top 4 tips for healthy skin.
Mesotherapy the No Tox Botox. I decided to give this procedure a try to help minimize some fine line and wrinkles primarily on my forehead and of course those little 2 lines between my eyebrows. Lets call them the ‘Angry Mom’ lines :). Mesotherapy can stimulate our bodies to produce more collagen, therefore reducing those wrinkles and fine lines naturally. Unlike Botox, this procedure still allows the muscles to move freely.
There is no preparation required prior to the first appointment. The health care practitioner who does the injections will disinfect the areas of concern and use a fine needle or a micro needle to inject the solution into the middle layer of your skin in the areas of concern. This really just feels like a little pin prick. I did not have to use any numbing cream and I actually did not find the needles painful at all.
The costs can vary depending on the clinic you go to. I have found this procedure to be slightly cheaper then botox depending on how many treatments you do. You do have to have at least 4 sessions, one week apart for the full treatment to start to see progress.
Mesotherapy can be used for a variety of different uses:
- fades fine lines and wrinkles
- reduces cellulite
- tightens loose skin
- lightens pigmented skin
- hair regrowth
When using for fine lines and wrinkles, results should last for 6-12 months.
Also be noted the Mesotherapy is not currently FDA approved as each practitioner uses their own combination of certain vitamins, minerals, enzymes and plant extracts. You should always do your research no matter what option of injectables you choose. Just because something is not FDA approved does not mean it won’t work or isn’t safe. We find the thing that works for us.
Full disclosure, a procedure like this is typically not some thing that I would do. But never say never, right. If this or anything that you try health and wellness wise makes you feel good, then you should do it. Why not?
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