A few weeks ago a little birdie told me about Mesotherapy facial rejuvenation treatments and I could not even pretend that I knew what it was. Somewhat new to Canada and generally misunderstood in North America, it is practiced by over 10,000 doctors in Europe (and we already know Europeans are always on the cutting edge of beauty treatments). This my friends, just may be our new “holy grail” and gateway to glowing and healthy skin.
By now, you are probably typing Mesotherapy facials into Google, but no need…I will quickly break it down for you. Mesotherapy is a technique that deliver vitamins, peptides, minerals and amino acids to the dermal layer of the skin. I’m sure all you beauty junkies out there will admit that they have spent quite a few shillings on topical creams but trust me, nothing can compare to actually infusing the skin with nutrition – you literally can start to see the results after just one treatment, but of course it is recommended to do a series of 4-6 treatments. This is because the anti-aging affects only really happen when the nutrition gets into the dermis.
I turned to local Toronto Naturopathic doctors Tamarah Chaddah and Mardi Baum of Puremedica to break my Mesotherapy virginity and during my visit, they explained that Meso is also used for a myriad of medical conditions; cellulite removal, pain management, alopecia, aesthetics, in addition to lipolysis (dissolution of fat deposits). Ladies, if you have a bit of unwanted fat deposits around your middle section aka, the dreaded “muffin top” you should definitely look into this treatment as it breaks down fat 5% faster than it would on it’s own.
Dr. Mardi Baum and Dr. Tamarah Chaddah – Founders of Puremedica
Let’s be real here, aging isn’t something we can prevent…we are not Benjamin Button, but with proper nutrition, a healthy lifestyle and consistent beauty/facial treatments, we can slow the process down a bit. Some may turn to Botox and fillers, which I am totally not against at all, I just prefer to steer towards more of a natural alternative that can help to repair and heal skin damage. Botox and fillers will definitely improve wrinkles and lines and plump the face, but it doesn’t help you achieve the healthy glow like what you would experience with Mesotherapy.
The entire treatment takes about 60-70 minutes and here’s what you can expect:
An analysis is done on your skin and Dr. Tamarah and Dr. Mardi indicate your problem areas and record any allergies.
Skin is cleansed with a toner (it is recommended to come to your appointment without make-up)
A peeling mask is applied and left on for 10 minutes. This peel contains AHA and glycolic acid. It is absolutely amazing for acne prone skin like mine.
Step # 4
Mesotherapy injections are prepared by the doctor, which are simply a series of micro injections roughly 3-4 mm deep. Completely non-invasive and virtually painless. Inserting the cocktail into the skin is important so it works both internally and externally.
A soothing, clay based mask is then applied and is left on for 10 minutes.
Finish with a glycolic serum which is the second most integral part of the treatment. My skin was so soft and glowing immediately after my treatment. The image below is me with no makeup on.
I know it sounds to good to be true, but this so-called “cocktail” used in the injections improves the health of the dermal layer of the skin, enhances skin regeneration, improves colour and tone, eliminates hyperpigmentation, sagging, fine lines and wrinkles as well. If you’re into natural remedies and treatments, then this is definitely for you. DO NOT let the idea of a needle deter you…I experienced no pain at all and the results are sooooo worth it. I loved it so much I wanted to hold a contest in which one lucky reader can win a Mesotherapy treatment valued at $200 on SoSasha.com.
For more information on Puremedica’s services, rates and hours of operations, check out their website here.
*The contest will commence Wednesday March 27th and ends Wednesday April 3rd at 6pm (Canadian residents only!)
**The lucky winner will be announced Friday April 5th at noon. Good luck and I look forward to hearing all of your comments!