In 1793, French scientist Antoine Francois from France first saw positive therapeutic effects by injecting natural substances subcutaneously. Later in 1952, Michel Pistor coined the term Mesotherapy and the French Society of Mesotherapy was created shortly after. Today, Mesotherapy has variable uses from dissolving fat cells to repairing connective tissues in joints. At our clinic, we use a form of natural low molecular weight Hyaluronic Acid to fill the face, similar to dermal fillers such as Restylane and Juvederm.
What is Mesotherapy (MesoFill)?
Mesotherapy is a subcutaneous (shallow and superficial) injection treatment for the skin. During a MesoFill treatment, natural ingredients such as Hyaluronic Acid gel are used to fill fine lines, wrinkles, Crow's feet, chin lines, lip lines, furrows and nasolabial folds. The filling effect is instant with only small, slight red micro-puncture spots as a side-effect (as seen in the pictures above). These puncture spots usually subside after a good night of sleep. Patients are encouraged to gently massage the treated areas to help disperse the injected gel.
Does MesoFill hurt?
The injectable gel does not sting or burn. Patients usually report a pain level of 1-3 out of 10, with 10 being high for pain. Mesotherapy sessions are 30 minute sessions. We numb the area with a pharmaceutical grade anesthetic cream for the first 10 to 15 minutes to help minimize pain.
How many treatments will I need?
We recommend a series of 4 MesoFill treatments at weekly intervals to start. This allows the body to recognize the Hyaluronic acid and produce it's own collagen as a response to the excess Hyaluronic acid. Then, we recommend treatments every 2 to 3 weeks for a couple of times and finally monthly maintenance. During the healing process, more fibrin, elastin and growth factors are produced and it re-trains the skin to produce more collagen. The result... nicer, smoother younger looking skin. Say bye to dermal fillers such as Restylane and Juvederm!
What are the side effects of MesoFill?
Because we use an all-natural and 100% pure Hyaluronic Acid gel, the chances of your body reacting to it is very slim. That being said, there are some individuals who are highly sensitive to many things and may react with a hypersensitive reaction. This reaction may include hives, rash or numbness and tingling in the treated area. We suggest keeping a Benadryl on hand to treat such reactions. Otherwise, other minor side effects may include pin-point bleeding, bruising, itchiness and minor pain. Most of these side effects are not long lasting. Your skin should look normal and even more youthful after a good night of rest.
Is this treatment covered by my Insurance?
Yes, this treatment can be covered by your insurance if you have Naturopathic coverage on your policy. Because this is a natural nutrient that's injected by our Naturopathic Doctors at Essence Wellness, we can direct bill your insurance or provide you with a valid receipt to submit to your insurance company. We direct bill many major insurance companies such as Greenshield, Great-West Life, Sunlife, Manulife, and more. Please note that we will bill the Naturopathic Visit portion of the total amount and the Supplies portion of $10 is the responsibility of the patient.
Mesotherapy Initial Visit $110
($100 visit, $10 supplies)
Mesotherapy Follow-up $80
($70 visit, $10 supplies)
Extra 1mL of Solution $20
MesoFill as Add-on
to Microneedling or
Facial Acupuncture $65