ant to revalitse your skin
with a new treatment, but
don’t know where to start?
Our resident aesthetic nurse Julie
Morris is here to answer your most
asked questions. or rolled over your face to create accurate,
controlled punctures at the surface. This
forces your skin into the repair stage, tur-
bo-charging your body's natural ability to
produce collagen and elastin, which
improves skin texture and plumpness.
What is Mesotherapy?
Pioneered by a French doctor back in the
fifties, mesotherapy involves a series of
small injections to the ‘mesoderm’- the
middle layer of the skin - in order to treat
the signs of ageing. The solutions used
are usually a highly concentrated cocktail
consisting of ingredients such as
Hyaluronic Acid, vitamins and minerals
that have powerful moisturising and anti-
oxidant properties. Mesotherapy is now
also being used to treat hair loss. By inject-
ing the scalp with nutrients, the hair
follicle is encouraged to produce stronger,
denser hair growth. The main difference between home and
clinic-based treatments is the length of
the needles used. The needle length can
vary from 0.2mm to 3.0mm, incredibly
tiny compared to a traditional needle, but
the larger and, therefore, deeper needles
are only available in-clinic. Shorter 0.2mm
and 0.3mm are safer to use at home.
Another benefit of home-use devices is
that the practice helps the ingredients
from your skin care products to travel
deeper into your skin. However, avoid
using a dermaroller if you have an active
breakout, an open wound, or are dealing
with a psoriasis or rosacea flare up.
What’s the difference between
micro-needling at home and in a clinic?
Micro-needling or dermarolling is when a
device packed with tiny needles is pressed Got a question you’d like Julie to
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