Mesotherapy for Acne
When thinking about skin conditions, the first condition that commonly comes to mind is acne.
Acne is incredibly common amongst teenagers and young adults and can be treated in various ways, however, it is often left untreated or treated incorrectly. Mesotherapy is fast becoming one of the most popular treatments in the skincare world and is a fantastic solution to an acne problem.
What causes acne?
Acne occurs when the pores in your skin get clogged with oil and dead cells. As a result, the dead cells rise above the upper layer of skin (the epidermis) and trap into pores.
So, what factors can cause acne?
Dirty Skin – It is important to keep the pores in your skin clean. Sweating and touching your pores a lot can cause pores to become dirty. Also, not cleaning cosmetic products properly can cause dirty skin.
Diet – As the skin is the body’s largest organ, it can be negatively affected by a poor diet. To keep your skin regulated we advise cutting down on fatty, processed or sweet foods. We never recommend completely cutting these out, but managing them as part of a healthy balanced diet with plenty of veg, protein and water.
Medication – Some medications may increase the likelihood of acne occurring on the skin. Always consult your doctor to understand this more clearly.
Hormones – Hormones can change the oil production in the skin. This is why teenagers are more likely to get acne as their hormones are less balanced as their body goes through changes.
How can mesotherapy treat acne?
Mesotherapy is a non-surgical dermal injection technique that uses microinjections to ensure medications pass through the upper layer of the skin more effectively.
The needles simply break the surface of the skin in a non-invasive way allowing an increased amount of serum or treatment to penetrate the skin with more ease. The serums often contain different variations of vitamins, antioxidants, minerals, enzymes and amino acids.
Mesotherapy helps to reduce the production of oil in the skin, thus reducing acne. It also helps with the stimulation of new cells which reduces the dead skin cells, in turn, making your skin look brighter.
Can mesotherapy treat acne scarring?
Acne scarring occurs from inflammation. When a blocked follicle or pore becomes too enlarged it causes the walls to break creating damage to the surrounding healthy skin.
Mesotherapy helps this by stimulating new skin cells to grow and repair the area. Unlike common acne treatments, creams or serums mesotherapy allows the products to penetrate the skin further allowing them to do their job in a more effective way.
Also, another incredibly effective method is microneedling which encourages skin repair by boosting the production of collagen and elastin in the skin.
Microneedling typically penetrates the skin further than mesotherapy, but we always recommend consulting your practitioner when deciding which procedure to go with.
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