Meso is a term coined for the application of botulinum toxin by papule needle injection into the dermis of the skin. Often these toxins are more dilute than those traditionally used for treating areas such as the glabellar, and in some cases mesotherapy products such as hyaluronic acid, are added to the mixture. It is the injection not of specific muscles, but the treatment of large areas of dermis with dilute botulinum toxin.
Meso has four advantages and can be used successfully in people of all skin types:
- Botulinum toxin has been shown to decrease sebum production and improve acne, so can be used in oily and sebaceous skins.
- Botulinum toxin can be used to improve older skins with fine lines and wrinkles by diminishing the pull of the facial depressors, resulting in an improvement of the facial contour.
- Botulinum toxin blocks production of eccrine sweat glands which can give a smoother appearance of the skin.
- The addition of mesotherapy products can produce an additional benefit to the health of the skin.
- Nose and upper lip