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The Best Injectables

The Daily Mail November 2016

MESOTHERAPY

Treatment: The French and English don’t see eye to eye on many things and mesotherapy, using a mechanised injection gun to introduce a cocktail of moisturising hyaluronic acid and skin-boosting vitamins into the face, is one of them. In France, ‘meso’ is simply the obvious way of delivering a beneath-the-skin moisturising boost, while in Britain the idea is often met with a shudder. But at Medicetics, meso is hugely popular.

How it feels: Not half as painful as you might think. The U225 meso gun knocks a 3mm needle repeatedly into my skin, but I can feel only minute pinpricks. My therapist, Lenka, works steadily around my face injecting the serum cocktail, then turns up the speed of the needles.

Each of these little wounds will stimulate the production of collagen and elastin deep in the skin. After that, I luxuriate under the peaceful red LED light to calm down my traumatised skin.

The results: I was warned that I would look as if I had been stung by a swarm of bees but I only look a bit freckly and sunburned, and even that subsides by the end of the day. What I really notice is how amazingly plumped up my skin is, with a whole 5ml teaspoonful of her magic cocktail now trapped between the upper and lower layers. The next day, I look great.

Celebrity fans: Jennifer Aniston and Cara Delevingne.
Ouch factor: 3/10.
Effectiveness: 8/10.
Time: One hour.
Where: medicetics.com, from £150. Three sessions are recommended, two weeks apart.

Alice Hart-Davis

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