Mesotherapy Compared to Microneedling
Non-invasive needling treatments have been around for decades, with lots of clinical evidence to back up the efficacy of their results. The demand for Dermal Fillers and Lip Fillers and anti-wrinkle injections grows each year within the aesthetics industry, but recent years have seen a new trend when it comes to alternative needle therapies such as Microneedling and Mesotherapy.
Is Mesotherapy The Same As Microneedling?
Mesotherapy and Microneedling treatments both involve needling techniques, however there are many significant differences too, such as the needle length used, the depth of penetration in the skin and the speed of delivery during treatment. Let’s explore these differences in more detail and find out how they will affect treatment itself and the results you will see.
How Does Mesotherapy Work?
Needle Mesotherapy was first introduced in the 1950s and by the 1970s it was found that this technique could be effectively used for the rejuvenation of collagen and elastin within the skin. It is a minimally invasive treatment in which a single needle is used by the practitioner to inject a cocktail of vitamins, hyaluronic acid and growth factors into the skin as a means of increasing hydration and cell regeneration. With Mesotherapy treatments, practitioners can be specific about which products they want to inject into the skin and this may be dependent on the skin concern they are targeting.
What Is Mesotherapy Used For?
In most clinics throughout the UK, mesofacial treatments are offered to treat a variety of skin conditions, including skin laxity, dark circles under the eyes, acne scarring, pigmentation and cellulite. There are a number of clinics who use Mesotherapy to rectify hair loss, with an alternative no-needle, ultrasound Mesotherapy treatment also used to enable better absorption of active ingredients within the cell.
Despite this, the most popular treatment of 2021 so far has been needle Mesotherapy for the face.
What Is Microneedling?
Since doing away with a one-needle technique, we have now moved on to the use of several needles within typical Microneedling treatments.
In the early 1990s, derma rolling was invented and provided practitioners with a means of combating the appearance of surgical scars, pitted acne and many common signs of ageing. In this technique, which is still used today, clinicians roll miniature needles up and down the face to ignite the body’s natural healing processes and trigger the production of collagen and elastin. This results in a visible improvement to the condition and quality of the skin.
All things considered, the most effective Microneedling treatment comes in the form of skin needling pens. These devices use a number of ultra-fine needles to penetrate the dermis and create a wound which then stimulates the production of new collagen and elastin. When topical products are applied to the skin prior to treatment, the act of creating numerous micro-holes allows for better absorption of these products within the skin cells to maximise results for clients.
What Is Microneedling Good For?
Microneedling treatments are highly effective for the majority of skin concerns found on the face and neck. Whether skin laxity, fine lines or something else entirely, Microneedling enables us to treat multiple areas of concern. Over the years, Microneedling has been combined with lots of other new and innovative technologies, including radiofrequency and electroporation,
One of the most common questions we hear surrounding these treatments has to be ‘is Microneedling painful?’ The answer is yes, it can be. However, this is dependent on client sensitivity and the needle depth being used. Some skin concerns will require deeper needle penetration than others to make the treatment effective.
Which Will Suit Me Best?
Both Mesotherapy or Microneedling are effective treatments, so you are sure to be making a good choice either way.
Yet, there are also many additional benefits to Microneedling specifically. We know that with skin pen devices we have the ability to adjust needle depth, which means that we can offer more precise and controlled treatments to you. Our devices also use a vertical stamping method with ultra-fine needles so we can provide you with a less painful treatment and less downtime compared to other aesthetic procedures for skin rejuvenation. Treatments are usually quicker with Microneedling than Mesotherapy, particularly as speed can be adjusted on your device. Having a faster treatment means you can get on with your day whilst yielding a fantastic result!