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Simply Skin at Tamzyn, located in Syfred Douglas St, Cape Town, South Africa offers patients Mesotherapy procedures among its total of 54 available procedures, across 3 different specialties. Currently, there's no pricing information for Mesotherapy procedures at Simply Skin at Tamzyn, as all prices are available on request only. All procedures and treatments are undertaken by the lead specialist at the Hospital, and they are not accredited by any recognized accreditations institutes
Skin and Body Solutions, located in Syfred Douglas St, Cape Town, South Africa offers patients Mesotherapy procedures among its total of 54 available procedures, across 3 different specialties. Currently, there's no pricing information for Mesotherapy procedures at Skin and Body Solutions, as all prices are available on request only. There is currently a lack of information available on the specialists practicing at the Hospital, and they are not accredited by any recognized accreditations institutes
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Dr Magda Fourie, located in Syfred Douglas St, Cape Town, South Africa offers patients Mesotherapy procedures among its total of 13 available procedures, across 6 different specialties. Currently, there's no pricing information for Mesotherapy procedures at Dr Magda Fourie, as all prices are available on request only. All procedures and treatments are undertaken by the lead specialist at the Hospital, and they are accredited by HPCSA - Health Professions Council of South Africa
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Mesotherapy is a nonsurgical technique that uses micro-injections of vitamins, hormones, enzymes, and plant extracts. Its goal is to rejuvenate and tighten the skin. It is also used to reduce cellulite, lighten pigmented skin, fade wrinkles and line, treat alopecia and encourage hair growth, recontour the body, as well as to remove fat in areas such as the thighs, stomach, buttocks, legs, hips, face, and arms.
Very fine needles are used to deliver a series of injections into the middle layer of the skin. These injections are believed to correct underlying issues, such as inflammation and poor circulation, which cause skin damage.
Before mesotherapy, you may have problems like stubborn fat in certain areas of the body, wrinkles and fine lines in the face, pigmented skin, etc. After the procedure, you’re dull and tired-looking skin will be improved, superficial wrinkles will fade, and excess fat will be reduced. If you undergo the procedure to treat alopecia, you can also expect the procedure to promote hair growth.
While mesotherapy is nonsurgical and not painful, it can be slightly uncomfortable. Therefore, you may have anesthetic cream applied to your skin to numb the affected area.
Using a special short needle, you will get a series of injections. The injections can be carried out on the face, neck, scalp, chest, hands, and other areas of the body that may have problems you wish to address. There is not a standard formula for the substances injected. The practitioner may use a combination of different substances, including vitamins and minerals, enzymes (such as hyaluronidase and collagenase), herbal extracts, hormones (such as thyroxin and calcitonin), as well as prescription medicines (such as antibiotics and vasodilators). The substances used depends on what you want to treat. For instance, the treatment for cellulite and body fat reduction may use lecithin and isoproterenol.
Each injection can be given at different depths into your skin, ranging between 1 and 4 millimeters, depending on the condition you want to treat. The practitioner may flick their wrist at a rapid pace while injecting, or place the needle into your skin at an angle.
Mesotherapy is an outpatient procedure, so you can leave the hospital on the same day. You should be able to leave South Africa right away, but it is recommended to wait at least a day before you travel home because you need to wait for the substances to settle down. However, since you may need a series of treatment to get the desired results, you should expect to return to the clinic or hospital between 3 to 15 times, with 7 to 14 days intervals. Therefore, the length of stay depends on how many sessions you will need until you achieve the result you wish for.
Mesotherapy has minimal downtime. You may experience a little bruising and swelling after the procedure, but they will subside within 24 hours. Some people are able to return to work and your normal activities on the same day, while others may need to take a day off due to pain and swelling.
No special aftercare is needed, but the practitioner may give you instructions to follow, which may include what you should do to avoid complications and to reduce swelling and bruising. You can have maintenance treatments 1 – 2 times a year.
To maintain the results, particularly if you have mesotherapy to reduce signs of aging and eliminate excess fat, make sure you exercise regularly, follow a well-balanced diet plan, and limit your alcohol intake.
While there is proof showing that there can be some improvement after mesotherapy, more studies and research are needed to verify the mechanism, safety, and effectiveness of the procedure. Therefore, you should always choose a licensed practitioner with proven track records and experience if you do want to try the procedure.
According to those who practice mesotherapy, the risks tend to be minimal if you go to an experienced and trained practitioner. The side effects and risks of mesotherapy may include pain, nausea, sensitivity, bumps, swelling, bruising, itching, dark patches of the skin, redness, rash, scars, and infection.
The alternative to mesotherapy depends on the condition you want to treat, which may include:
Whilst the information presented here has been accurately sourced and verified by a medical professional for its accuracy, it is still advised to consult with your doctor before pursuing a medical treatment at one of the listed medical providers. This content was last updated on 28/11/2020.