These days medical aesthetic treatments are extremely popular. With the environmental pollution, our skin is facing numerous issues, hence, to deal with them people start looking for treatments to make their skin look better. Some people have extremely oily skin which causes them the problem of acne. The others have dry skin which causes dry patches or eczema. It has become a norm to get clinical treatments for skin and it can get stressful to decide which is the right one for you and which is not. In this article, I will walk you through the procedures of biorevitalization and mesotherapy, and explain their pros and cons so you can decide for yourself which one suits you best.
WHAT IS BIOREVITALIZATION?
Biorevitalization is literally rejuvenation of epidermis in the most natural way by the means of giving the skin a new lease of life. It is a non surgical and extensively used method of delaying and preventing skin aging and numerous skin issues.
During the biorevitalization treatment, the face or body are restored to their youthful state. The treatment restores water balance and improves skin elasticity and firmness, as well as provides better color and tone.
Usually, biorevitalization is done with a use of injections based on pure non-crosslinked hyaluronic acid. However, a few years ago another highly effective biorevitalizing product was introduced to the medical aesthetic market – PRX T33 peel. It immediately received the name of a “needleless biorevitalizer”. I wrote a comprehensive post dedicated to this amazing formulation. The post is called “Peeling PRX T33: Biorevitalization without Needles“.
HOW DOES BIOREVITALIZATION WITH THE USE OF HYALURONIC ACID INJECTIONS WORK?
This skin rejuvenation method was developed by the plastic surgeons.
Hyaluronic acid is the primary structural component of connective tissues. It promotes numerous essential processes in human body. But its main function is to keep skin hydrated. Such apparent function of hyaluronic acid in skin hydrating guarantees skin youthfulness.
The level of of hyaluronic acid in epidermis of younger people is rather high, so their complexion is young and bright. Nevertheless, sooner or later this level of “youth elixir” begins to decrease unstoppably. As a result, both skin tone and elasticity gets worse. Moreover, skin starts looking dull, dehydrated and wrinkles appear.
In addition to natural biological aging, skin also gets impacted by photoaging as a result of excessive sun exposure.
So, one day a group of plastic surgeons came to a conclusion that except of improved hydration, hyaluronic acid injections also induce collagen synthesis. They noticed that by infusing the epidermis with micro doses of pure non-crosslinked hyaluronic acid skin doesn’t just become hydrated, but the epidermis also becomes stronger thanks to the activated skin proliferation.
For that reason, by carrying out biorevitalization with hyaluronic acid injections, after a couple of treatments every 3-4 weeks, it is really possible to drastically improve skin appearance thanks to induced collagen synthesis.
So, this is how biorevitalization was added to the list of medical aesthetic treatments. And, ever since then, most patients consider biorevitalization treatment highly useful and necessary for the health of the skin.
WHY BIOREVITALIZATION IS SO RELIABLE?
First off, almost immediately you notice how the wrinkles smooth out.
Initially, the result appears due to injected hyaluronic acid and later on due to improved synthesis of own hyaluronic acid and collagen. How does this happen? Injected hyaluronic acid starts attracting water and the water promotes microcirculation in epidermis. The improved microcirculation kicks in synthesis of own hyaluronic acid and that is when you start seeing changes in the skin’s texture and its general condition. After the skin is saturated with hyaluronic acid, the synthesis of collagen and elastin begins.
Second, by carrying out biorevitalization, you can easily supplement your skin with high amounts of hyaluronic acid, unlike with dermal fillers where less is more.
Third, the outcome of this treatment is usually long-lasting and it becomes visible after 3-4 treatments. You will see how your skin slowly changes for the better: elasticity and skin tone are enhanced, the skin acquires a natural glow; fine lines and wrinkles become less visible and the skin texture evens out.
This is why biorevitalization can be truly called a skin rejuvenating treatment: the skin literally rejuvenates itself with the help of hyaluronic acid injections.
HOW DOES BIOREVITALIZATION DIFFER FROM MESOTHERAPY?
Both biorevitalization and mesotherapy play significant roles in aesthetic medicine. However, there are a few highly considerable differences, such as:
- Number of sessions required: mesotherapy requires a minimum of 5 sessions while biorevitalization only three.
- Results of procedure. The result of mesotherapy is noticeable after several procedures only. In case of biorevitalization the result becomes noticeable immediately.
- Composition of products used. Biorevitalization uses pure non-crosslinked hyaluronic acid. While during mesotherapy a doctor injects a cocktail of various vitamins, amino acids, growth factors depending on skin problem.
WHAT ARE THE SIMILARITIES BETWEEN BIOREVITALIZATION AND MESOTHERAPY?
First, both biorevitalization and mesotherapy are safe, modern treatments that treat skin imperfections.
Second, they are both carried out with the use of ultra fine needles and micropapular injections technique.
Third, both procedures can be done on any part of a body, be it face, neck, arms, legs, etc
As already mentioned above, hyaluronic acid is an important ingredient for our skin. So, nourishing it by the means of mesotherapy or biorevitalization, it gives the skin that hydrated look and improves the texture of the skin. Besides, both biorevitalization and mesotherapy supply skin with hyaluronic acid which, in its turn, induces collagen and elastin synthesis.
Also, both mesotherapy and biorevitalization treatments take 30 to 40 minutes. And the side effects are very much the same: after the treatment you might feel swelling, itching, bruising, redness, or pain around the area that is injected. However, within a few days, all side effects will subside completely. In case you feel nauseous or have some unusually strong pain or inflammation around the injection site, consult your doctor immediately.
FEATURES & INDICATIONS OF BIOREVITALIZATION
As we already figured, biorevitalization is a great option for people who wish to improve their appearance.
It can be carried out using various injection techniques.
Besides, the procedure is not limited to the face. It can be performed on any part of the body and varies in depth. Typically, biorevitalization is performed on the hands, face, neck, and décolletage.
Also, the procedure is safe for both men and women.
Thanks to the fact hyaluronic acid formulations improve cellular metabolism and hydrate the skin, biorevitalization is indicated for skin in need of additional moisture and vitality. Therefore, it represents a safe and effective procedure for:
- Rejuvenation of dry and sun-damaged skin
- Prevention of premature skin aging
- Improvement of skin texture, elasticity and firmness
- Lifting of the sagging skin
- Improvement of skin color and tone
- Stressed skin impacted by free radicals.
Unlike other anti-aging treatments, biorevitalization is a universal treatment, and it is suitable for all types of facial skin. It can be combined with other anti-aging treatments, and especially it’s great before or after aggressive aesthetic treatments, such as, for example, laser resurfacing.
Moreover, doctors recommend biorevitalization before going to hot places where your skin will be constantly exposed to UV rays.
Furthermore, they advise to have this treatment after various stressful situations such as for example, childbirth.
WHAT ARE SKINBOOSTERS?
Just like biorevitalizers and mesotherapy injections, skinboosters are also hyaluronic acid injectables that provide hydration to the skin. Skinboosters, as the name suggests, give skin a boost and glow which makes the skin look radiant. It has become widely popular because of its tendency to make dull skin look young, fresh, and glowing.
Difference between skinboosters and biorevitalizers and mesotherapy injections is the fact the skinboosters contain cross-linked hyaluronic acid. All the other aspects – indications, contraindications, treatment areas, safety, duration of the procedure, number of sessions, injection techniques and results are pretty much the same.
DO’s AND DON’Ts BEFORE AND AFTER BIOREVITALIZATION
Patients must take care of their skin before and after biorevitalization.
There are no specific restrictions before the procedure. However, as with any injectable treatment a week before the treatment doctors recommend to avoid aspirin, painkillers and other anti-inflammatory meds.
After the procedure, avoid swimming pools, saunas and direct exposure to UV rays for a minimum of one week.
For biorevitalization aftercare, follow your doctor’s recommendations.
As for contraindications, this treatment is safe for everyone and there are only a few contraindications associated with biorevitalization. Amongst the most important ones are:
- Pregnancy and lactation
- Acute skin infections
- Autoimmune diseases.
And what about complications? Aside from its minimally invasive nature, biorevitalization is a natural process that will not harm your skin.
Beauty supply store Anna’s Cosmetics sells a wide variety of formulations suitable for effective biorevitalization. Read the description of each product that interests you attentively and think what your skin needs most – you know it better than anyone else! If not sure or just to make the right choice, consult your medical esthetician for additional advice. Ordering the chosen product from Anna’s Cosmetics is pretty straightforward and I will do my best to deliver your order within a few days!