The skin is one of the most exposed organs in the body. Unlike other organs in the body , changes in its morphology or function due to aging can be seen or detected much sooner than the other organs which are not visible. With advancing medicine and improving standarts of living , people are now living much longer and healthier. In the past , people who were 50 years old would be considered as elderly , but now people in developed countries who are in the sixth decade are still considered as middle-aged. Therefore , many people now do not want to “look old” on the outside , because internally they still feel young. The skin ages by two methods: intrinsic and extrinsic aging or photoaging. Intrinsic aging results from genetic programming and is independent of any other external or environmental factors. Due to intrinsic aging the skin undergoes clinical and histological changes and becomes relatively atrophic, lax, and wrinkled. Photoaging results from UV radiation and other environmental insults (pollutants, smoking ) that accelerate the process of intrinsic aging. Most laypersons do not realize that the skin is actually an organ and , therefore , just like any other organ , it needs to be looked after, otherwise it will become unwell. But despite being the one of the most superficial organs in the body , it’s not easy to treat the skin.
Drug delivery from the skin surface is blocked by the stratum corneum that prevents water and other chemicals from entering the skin. Chemicals or drugs that are ingested or injected intravenously into the body also cannot be specifically directed to the skin alone without affecting the other organs. Mesotherapy is a minimally invasive procedure that is widely used in Europe and elsewhere to treat various injuries and medical conditions. This medical specialty targets problem areas with microinjections of conventional or homeopathic medicines, vitamins, minerals and amino acids. Tiny “medicinal bullets” are delivered directly into the mesoderm (middle layer of skin) that are highly specific to the condition being treated. Numerous studies have demonstrated that molecules deposited in the epithelial dermal layer will be found in venous return for up to 7 days, as opposed to 1 hour for subcutaneous injections. This prolonged exposure at the site of the target lesion leads to a more profound effect. Mesotherapy is used for skin rejuvenation and is not intended to replace botox or the various fillers. It’s meant to improve the quality of the skin, repair sun damage with antioxidants, and to tighten skin and restore its hydration and shine. Mesotherapy is an excellent complement to other nonsurgical rejuvenating procedures. It rejuvenates the skin, reducing the need for such procedures. Patients request these other procedures less frequently – this is not because their effects last longer, but rather because mesotherapy rejuvenates the skin, making it appear firmer and healthier. In addition to daily sunscreen use and abstinence from smoking, mesotherapy is another antiaging technique that helps to maintain a globally firm and bright skin and protect it from environmental contributions to aging.