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MesoBotox - The Increasingly Popular Injectable Treatment at This Dubai Clinic

This treatment is becoming increasingly popular for achieving the "glass skin" look

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27 May 2020

Last updated on 28 May 2020

Discover why MesoBotox is becoming extremely popular in Dubai and the UAE...

MesoBotox, known in South Korea as "Skin Botox" has become a popular treatment for achieving the trendy “Glass Skin” look.

It’s believed to target pores, creating an all-over smoothing and shiny effect. It is also believed to address breakouts because sweat and oil glands are also affected by the procedure.

It's important to note however that there has not yet been any great data published on MesoBotox, as it’s an off-label usage of Botox. Thus, doctors’ experiences and opinions vary on the benefits of this treatment.

Traditional Botox treatment aim to iron out the deep lines and wrinkles on the skin by weakening the responsible muscles. Whereas MesoBotox addresses the skin texture as a whole. Currently this technique is not widely used in Dubai, and one of the few clinics offering this type of skin treatment is Elite Plastic & Cosmetic Surgery Group in Dubai Healthcare City.

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“Micro dosing of Botox has been around for many years and is certainly not a new concept", says Dr Allen Rezai, a leading Consultant Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeon of Harley Street, London, and founder of Elite Plastic & Cosmetic Surgery Group.

“However, we have recently seen a surge in popularity, primarily due to our own focus on a multifaceted approach to the skin. I initially started employing this technique at my London practice, for the fine lines on the neck and décolletage and soon realised its benefits on the overall texture of the skin especially when combined with Profhilo.

"Soon after we introduced MesoBotox to our Dubai patients it didn’t take long before it became a hit."

Why choose Elite Plastic & Cosmetic Surgery Group?

All of us want to look and stay young no matter what our age or gender. Good sun protection, a good diet and healthy living are all part of maintaining good skin, however, ageing is a natural process which unfortunately cannot be stopped. Today there is an ever increasing number of products and treatments designed to help us maintain our healthy and youthful look, but knowing which ones to try and those best avoided amid a constant media onslaught promoting one or another recent fad or innovation verges on the impossible.

At Elite Plastic & Cosmetic Surgery Group, their team believe in only offering treatments that would give genuine benefit to their patients. They are dedicated to keeping you well informed, and they want you to have all the facts you need to feel confident about your decisions regarding the procedure of your choice.

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Now, their team would like to introduce MesoBotox, one of their skin treatments which is becoming increasingly popular as a standalone treatment but also as a combination procedure with our other injectable treatments such as Profhilo, Botox, fillers and PRP. It also compliments the clinic's bespoke medical facials.

As with any cosmetic treatment, a thorough consultation and assessment with an experienced specialist who can discuss all aspects of the procedure, including the pros and cons, and answer all of your questions and who can provide you with genuine information, suitable treatment options and realistic expectations is a must.

Regardless of which treatment you consider, safety is extremely important! The main priority for every practitioner should be to achieve the best possible aesthetic result without risking your health.

What is Botox?

Botox is a brand name of a highly purified protein derived from Botulinum Toxin A. Another brand name for same protein is Dysport. Botox is used medically to treat certain muscular conditions and cosmetically to soften the dynamic or mimic lines and wrinkles caused by overactive facial muscles.

Traditional Botox treatments work by blocking the nerve impulses to the muscle. As a result, the muscle relaxes and cannot contract, significantly reducing the appearance of lines and wrinkles on the skin above the treated muscle, producing a more youthful and overall smoother appearance.

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This blocking effect on the nerves usually lasts an average of 3 to 6 months, at which time the muscle regains movement and wrinkles reappear. That is why repeat treatments are required to maintain the result.

Off-label uses of Botox include softening of the platysma bands in the neck, correction of Gummy Smile, improving Hyperhidrosis or excessive sweating, management of migraine and bruxism, the latter also makes the jawline to appear slimmer.

What is MesoBotox?

MesoBotox is also referred to as “Skin Botox”, “MicroBotox” or “Baby Botox”. Unlike traditional Botox treatment where the injections are made into the muscle, MesoBotox involves injection of small doses of diluted Botox into the deeper layers of the skin where fine line and wrinkles are smoothed out and it also improves the texture of the skin. Common areas treated with MesoBotox are the face, neck, décolletage and cleavage.

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Since this treatment goes by many names, consequently it can mean different things for different doctors. Where one doctor might stick to subdermal injections just at the surface level of the skin for a patient who wants to reduce sweat (similar to an underarm injection) or sebum production, another might go a little deeper to also lightly paralyse the muscle for added fine-line reduction.

As with any other cosmetic procedure, a detailed consultation including open communication with your doctor, is an important initial step to ultimately make sure you and your doctor are on the same page about your goals.

What is the procedure for MesoBotox?

Prior to initial treatment, a thorough consultation with a qualified and experienced doctor is necessary, to discuss your medical history, your goals, and expectations.

The experts at Elite Plastic & Cosmetic Surgery Group will assess your area of concern, take their time to understand your wishes and recommend a personalised treatment plan for you. They will also discuss all aspects of the procedure with you, including pros and cons, possible risks and complications and the expected outcome. You should take your time to digest the information prior to proceeding.

Similar to our other injectable treatments, they apply a strong numbing cream on the area for your comfort. The treatment involves injection of small amounts of the product into deeper layers of the skin using a micro needle. Because the needle is so fine and only a small amount of the product is injected at a time, the pain associated with the injections is minimal.

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Following the procedure, you may experience minor temporary side effects such as localised inflammation, including redness, swelling, heat and small lumps at the treatment site. These symptoms are rare and will usually subside within few hours. There is also the potential for minor bruising at the treatment site, which is usually easily concealed with makeup.

All patients are provided with detailed pre- and post- treatment care instructions.

The "dream combination" - MesoBotox and Profhilo

MesoBotox, like any other skin treatment, is flexible and complimentary to other cosmetic injectable procedures. A favourite combination at Elite Plastic & Cosmetic Surgery Group is with Profhilo, which consist of one session of MesoBotox, combined with Profhilo, followed by a second session pf Profhilo after 4-6 weeks.

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Profhilo works on the skin and its structure from within, boosts hydration and natural collagen production whereas the MesoBotox helps to target the more superficial layers. This is a “dream” combination for areas like the neck, face and décolletage as you can see from the image above.

What are the results of MesoBotox?

Like traditional Botox treatment, the effects of MesoBotox wear off naturally over time. Results of the treatment will typically become visible within two weeks and when combined with Profhilo or PRP, results keep improving over the next few weeks and months following treatment.

Depending on the individual’s lifestyle, the effects may last from 3 to 6 months and the treatment should not be repeated more than two or a maximum of three times per year.

Many times, when MesoBotox is combined with Profhilo, fillers or PRP, the results may last longer.

What are the risks of MesoBotox?

Following treatment minor swelling, redness and the possibility of slight bruising are expected, similar to other injectable treatments. Provided the treatment is carried out by a qualified and experienced practitioner, associated complications are relatively rare.

However, you should ask your practitioner to provide you with detailed information about ALL possible risks and complications associated with this treatment including pre- and post-treatment care instruction.

Botox and MesoBotox - Advice from Dr. Allen Rezai

  • Thoroughly research your practitioner/clinic. Word of mouth and recommendations from people you know are usually the most reliable guide.
  • Treatment should be carried out in a medical setting using sterile needles and syringes.
  • Beware of cheap providers. Cheap Botox/MesoBotox usually comes at a price. It usually means it is counterfeit, diluted, or administered by an inexperienced, non-qualified practitioner.
  • Injectable treatments should only be carried out in a clean, safe and appropriate clinical environment to avoid infection and permanent physical damage. Treatments should be carried out in a clinical facility and NOT in a home setting or, for example, a nail bar or tattoo parlour.
  • A good practitioner will have a through initial consultation with you, check your medical history, listen to your concerns, cover all aspects of the procedure, including possible risks and complications, and provide you with a bespoke treatment plan to achieve the best possible outcome. You should always be given enough time to make an informed decision and you should NEVER feel rushed.
  • Typically, patients will come into the clinic and point to a specific line that they do not like. Good practitioners shouldn’t just look at treating this specific line, but will look beyond the line at how the face looks as a whole, as treating just one individual line might make the face look unnatural or create new lines in nearby areas.
  • Avoid the “frozen look”. You should not lose the ability to show expression when you are treated by someone who is licensed, trained, and a medical expert in facial anatomy.
  • Excessive and frequent use of muscle relaxing injections may cause long term complications such as heavy and drooping upper face, hence it is strongly recommended that you limit your muscle relaxing injection treatments to once every 6 months.
  • Aim for natural results. Treatment should be adapted to the individual patient’s need to achieve a subtle, natural look which softens the lines and wrinkles, producing a more youthful and overall smoother appearance yet still permits normal facial movement.
  • Remember, you can always add more. A good doctor should be conservative with Botox muscle relaxing injections, and offer top ups instead, normally within 3 weeks, in case required.
  • Aftercare is an important aspect of any treatment. You should always ask the practitioner about the aftercare provided, especially if anything were to go wrong.
  • Never feel pressured into undergoing a treatment without fully understanding all the implications.

For more information about MesoBotox or other cosmetic procedures, get in touch with Elite Plastic & Cosmetic Surgery Group directly by pressing click to contact.

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