Tuesday, May 2, 2017

Mesotherapy for Facial Neuralgia


Mesotherapy can help deal with facial neuralgia.

When it comes to the face, mesotherapy is used for much more than cosmetic improvement. It can also be helpful in treating facial neuralgia. Trimengial neuralgia is the term that is official to used to describe face pain or facial neuralgia. It describes a mysterious stabbing pain that appears to come and go. It can interfere with daily activities such as eating and sleeping. The condition can lead to irritability, depression and a refusal to eat.



It known as the  "tic douloureux" because of a characteristic muscle spasm that accompanies the pain. Mesotherapy may help with the numbness, twitching and random pulsing of the muscles and help reduce some of the psychological self-consciousness that comes with having this condition.


Mesotherapy injection cocktails that are used to treat facial neuralgia may contain agents that are anti-inflammatory, relaxing, vasodilators, vitamins and trace elements from minerals and plants.


Symptoms of Facial Neuralgia



Facial neuralgia usually occurs on one side of the face. pain in the maxillary nerve, which runs along your cheekbone, most of your nose, upper lip, and upper teeth. Next most commonly affected is the mandibular nerve, affecting your lower cheek, lower lip, and jaw.


It is experienced as a sharp stabbing pain that comes and goes.  The person sometimes feels tingling and shocks and the muscles of the face often spasm because of the pain. People who have facial neuralgia suffer pain even if their cheek, nose or lip is touched. This makes it difficult to do things like shave, kiss, eat or talk for some people. Between attacks, however most people remain relatively pain free.


The Causes Of Facial Neuralgia



This disorder has no clear cause. Many doctors and researchers believe that it is simply the result of natural aging. The protective sheathing on the trimengial nerve, which runs along the jaw, eyes and forehead simply becomes degraded and more sensitive.


A more modern but not proven theory is that somehow a blood vessel becomes compressed due to aging and shifting bones causing the facial nerves to become agitated and triggered into action.


Care and Treatment



Medications used to treat trigeminal neuralgia are those used for many other nerve pain syndromes—drugs originally designed to treat seizures. Doctors use 3 main drugs to treat trigeminal neuralgia—baclofen (Lioresal), carbamazepine (Tegretol), and phenytoin (Dilantin). Sometimes these drugs are injected right into the trimengial nerve in an attempt to calm it down.


These antiseizure agents suppress excessive nerve tissue activity, which is the cause of the painful syndrome,


Thankfully most individuals do achieve longstanding relief from this condition if they are treated with medication and some can achieve relief with mesotherapy and lifestyle changes.
For more information about The Pinewood Institute for the Advancement of Natural Medicine courses including course outlines, detailed descriptions of courses and information about upcoming training sessions, please go www.pinewoodinstitute.com.  You can also send us an email using our email form at http://pinewoodinstitute.com/contact.aspx or call us at 416-656-8100. If you prefer to fax the number is 416-656-8107.
 

Tuesday, April 11, 2017

Mesotherapy's Uses In Sports Medicine




Mesotherapy can help treat bursitis and other sports injuries.
When you begin to offer mesotherapy to your patients and clients, you will find that many of them are coming to you in search of pain relief for trauma or chronic discomfort due to sports injuries. One of the main uses of mesotherapy all across the world is in the area of sports medicine, where musculoskeletal problems such a sprains, muscle strain, spinal disorders, tendinitis and arthritis are treated on a routine basis.  The main benefit of using mesotherapy to treat the pain of sports injuries is that it spares the athlete the liver damage and nerve damage that are so often the side effect of pain killers that are prescribed.

Mesotherapy works by treating the muscle soreness and inflammation due to injuries and for many this substantially speeds up recovery time.  Mesotherapy can also provide the person with a relaxation response that also helps alleviate pain.

Mesotherapy can treat:

·      Algodystrophy, which refers to extreme complex pain in area that has been damaged
·      Tunnel syndrome that affects the bursae, such as would be the case of a tennis player with a damaged shoulder
·      Edema due to post traumatic osteroarticular pain (following a sprain or a strain)
·      Inflammation of muscular tendons and sheathes due to a strain or injury
·      Irregularities and tears in the muscle due to injury
·      Osteochondroses, which can cause the onset of extreme pain around a bone
·      Perisostis, which is an inflammation of tissue around a bone
·      Radicular pain, which follows a nerve along the path of a bone
·      Pain form degenerative joint disease


How effective is mesotherapy for relieving the pain of sports injuries?  Quite a few people experience relief in two to three days, others may need six or seven weekly treatments before they feel better.  After that some people may need to visit you for a “tune-up” injection every four to six weeks.

Mesotherapeutic medications that are used to treat sports injuries via injection include:

·      B vitamins
·      Calcitonin
·      Chondroprotective agents
·      Indo-sulfur combinations
·      Local anesthetic
·      Muscle relaxants
·      Non-steroid anti-inflammatory agents
·      Polymeried DNA
·      Vasodilating agents

It is also important to note that mesotherapy may work better for people who have chronic pain, rather than acute pain. You might also want to note that some people are allergic to B vitamin injections and numbing agents. Mesotherapy for sports injuries also works better if your patient does them in conjunction with other therapies.

Of course, knowing precisely how to handle the injector and what mesotherapy medicines to give in each situation is what you will be learning in the Pinewood Toronto mesotherapy courses that I offer. The more accurate you are with the depth and position of the injector, the better your patient will heal.

For more information about The Pinewood Institute for the Advancement of Natural Medicine courses including course outlines, detailed descriptions of courses and information about upcoming training sessions, please go www.pinewoodinstitute.com.  You can also send us an email using our email form at http://pinewoodinstitute.com/contact.aspx or call us at 416-656-8100. If you prefer to fax the number is 416-656-8107.

Wednesday, March 1, 2017

Mesotherapy, DHT Overproduction And Scalp Health


Thicker hair is the result of clearing DHT from the scalp.
One of the most effective ways to use mesotherapy is to improve scalp health by preventing it from losing hair due to the overproduction of DHT (Dihydrotestosterone.)  Injections of clearing substances can help remove the DHT that builds up on the scalp, so that the hair follicles can grow strands of hair again. DHT is a by-product of the hormone testosterone, and it is usually inactive.  However, it becomes active when the body is chemically imbalanced and under too much stress. The DHT hormone clogs the pores and in effect causes hair follicles to die off. The hair follicles shrink, never to produce a strand again, a situation that eventually leads to permanent baldness.

This is a process that takes quite some time, years in most cases, and it is reversible as long as the DHT build-up can be cleared as often as possible from the scalp. This is where mesotherapy can come in to help your client delay or put a complete stop to the overproduction of DHT.  Both men and women produce testosterone and suffer from DHT build-up, which is caused by raised cortisol levels, physical stress and emotional stress.

How Mesotherapy Clears DHT From the Scalp

Many different substances may be injected into the scalp, either through the use of a 30 gauge thin needle or by mestherapymesogun injection.  Generally, the scalp is treated with an injection every 1 centimeter on the area that is losing hair. Substances that directly clear DHT build-up from the scalp, such as Finasteride and Minoxidol are more effective at stopping baldness when injected transdermally, instead of just as a leave-in solution.  Other substances that help to maximize the absorption that could also be injected include vitamins and minerals, especially Vitamins C, E, B6 and folate, which is known to promote hair growth.

What to Tell Your Patient About Clearing DHT With Mesotherapy

In order to stop balding and grow hair back, your patient needs to have at least 16 treatments, once a week or more.  It is crucial that this series of treatments over four months is not interrupted by taking even one week off, as the DHT could build back up on the scalp and render all previous treatments ineffective. 

Aside from stopping hair loss and renewed hair growth, your patient can expect less hair shedding, stronger hair and more hair volume.  The hair that grows in will likely be quite shiny and soft, due to the injections of vitamins.

In general, most people find mesotherapy on the scalp to be quite painless, except for a tickling or pricking feeling. Many people feel nothing at all. It is common for the scalp to feel like it is itching afterwards, which is the result of the skin on the scalp being stimulated by the mesotherapy treatment and causing increased circulation beneath the skin.

For information about The Pinewood Institute for the Advancement of Natural Medicine courses including course outlines, detailed descriptions of courses and information about upcoming training sessions, please go www.pinewoodinstitute.com.  You can also send us an email using our email form at http://pinewoodinstitute.com/contact.aspx or call us at 416-656-8100. If you prefer to fax the number is 416-656-8107.

Tuesday, January 10, 2017

Mesotherapy Treatment For Eye Pads (Baggy Under Eye Tissue)

Sooner or later in life, most people will develop fatty tissue deposits just under the eyes. These puffy areas, in the area of the lower eyelids usually occur just below the eyelashes and there can be more than one area of fatty tissue, resulting in a doublet or triplet of fatty facial folds.  The result is a very tired and haggard look to the face.


Who is Suitable for Eye Pad Mesotherapy Treatments?

Sometimes men and women in their twenties can develop fatty under-eye pads, especially if they were overweight in their teens. However, the majority of the patients or clients that will be coming to you to get rid of these fatty deposits will be in their fifties as that is when these pas really start to affect a person’s appearance.

The good news is that eye pad mesotherapy is a suitable non-invasive way of treating eye bags for just about everyone with few side effects. Afterwards the person will have crinkly, maybe even puffier skin and it could be a bit discolored from bruising at the inaction site. These side effects disappear after one or two days. If the bruising is extreme, your patient can always apply a cold pack to the area after about ten hours.

It is also a good idea to tell your patient to avoid using makeup, such as concealer in the under eye area, for about 48 hours or until all swelling and bruising has disappeared from the area.  It is also a good idea for your patient to keep their fingers away from the treated area and avoid pulling or tugging on the treated flesh, which might seem a bit baggy or deflated in appearance at first.  Assure your patient that the skin will pull up tightly by itself as the mesotherapy ingredients take effect and help shrink the underlying fascia beneath the skin.

Eye Pad Mesotherapy Treatments Require Training and Skill


Although this is a very simple, fast treatment that takes less than fifteen minutes to accomplish, it also requires a bit of a tricky mesotherapy maneuver that must be learned from a true mesotherapy professional.  This is because accomplishing the injection involves the use of a ¾ inch 30-gauge needle that must be angle exactly right, or you could accidentally inject the mesotherapy solution into the eye. If you make this mistake, your client could lose the eyeball.

The needle that you use must not be flexible an injected at a perpendicular angle to the eyeball into the fatty tissue beneath the eye. You must never, ever point the needle straight at the eye pads and perform the injection.

In our Pinewood mesotherapy injection training courses, students are taught the right composition of solutions to use to assure the shrinking of the eye pads.  Mostly these cocktails contain phosphatidylcholine and sodium deoxycholate (PC/DC).  Aminophylline and procaine or lidocaine may also be added to the fat-reducing cocktail.

Using mesotherapy to reduce eye bags is so effective that many people do not even require a second treatment.  However, if they do, it is advisable to wait six weeks before another treatment.

For more information about The Pinewood Institute for the Advancement of Natural Medicine courses including course outlines, detailed descriptions of courses and information about upcoming training sessions, please go www.pinewoodinstitute.com.  You can also send us an email using our email form at http://pinewoodinstitute.com/contact.aspx or call us at 416-656-8100. If you prefer to fax the number is 416-656-8107.

Tuesday, December 6, 2016

Allergic Reactions to Biologicals in Mesotherapy Practice

As a professional administering mesotherapy there are two main complications that could occur as the result of allergic reactions in your patients that you need to be aware of. The first type is an allergic reaction to the pharmaceuticals used in the treatment, the second is skin discoloration (pigmentation problems) and the third is necrosis.

Allergic Reactions to Mesotherapy

Throughout your career as a mesotherapist, allergic reactions to hyaluronidase, collagenase and phosphatidylcholine are the most common that you will see. 

Hyaluronidase creates two kinds of reactions: immediate and delayed. If the reaction is immediate, your client will experience a red wheal on their skin.  In the delayed version, the same red raised itchy wheals will appear, but not until the patient has had several treatments.  If your client is allergic to the stings of wasps, bees or ants, they are more likely to experience an allergic reaction to Hyaluronidase.

Reactions to collagenase can also present immediately or as a delayed allergic reaction.  Raised red patches that don’t feel itchy characterize this reaction.

Phosphyatidylcholine is a very rare allergy. If it does appear it is immediately after treatment and reveals itself as an itchy rash with raised white bumps.

Any of these reactions can be treated with an initial dose of prednisone, followed by 25 mg of diphenhydramine every six hoots for two days.

Hyperpigmentation and Mesotherapy

Whether or not your patient is likely to develop hyperpigmentation from using mesotherapy is determined a lot by their skin type.  If your client is in the high-melanin Fitzgerald skin type V and VI, they have a bigger risk of hyperpigmentation.  In these cases the discoloration might be treated by a creams or lotions containing koic acid, hydroquinone and glycolic acid.

Purple and brown spots can also occur as the result of an allergic reaction to hyaluronidase or collaganese, so consideration of your client’s Fitzgerald skin type is a good idea before you administer any injections.  For the most part, the only thing that heals this type of skin discoloration is time, often a period of months.

To avoid these types of issues it is paramount that the risks of using certain medications is recognized, which of course, means learning as much about mesotherapy preparations as possible.  More information about these mesotherapy protocols is taught in the cosmetic injectable and mesotherapy courses at The Pinewood Institute for the Advancement of Natural Medicine in Toronto.


 For more information about The Pinewood Institute for the Advancement of Natural Medicine courses including course outlines, detailed descriptions of courses and information about upcoming training sessions, please go www.pinewoodinstitute.com.  You can also send us an email using our email form at http://pinewoodinstitute.com/contact.aspx or call us at 416-656-8100. If you prefer to fax the number is 416-656-8107

Wednesday, November 2, 2016

Promoting the Popularity of Hyaluronic Acid


Of all of the dermal fillers available for cosmetic rejuvenation, hyaluronic acid is one of the most popular.  Although more expensive, hyaluronic fillers is quite safe and a more organic choice. \ It is a substance that can hold 1000 times its own weight in water that is also very biocompatible with the human body because it is already found there in great abundance. Hyaluronic acid cosmetic injections are also very popular because the look wears away naturally over time. It is also one of the healthiest of the cosmetic injectable because it has no history of causing cancer or any other problems.

Hyaluronic Injections Make Your Client Look Younger

Hyaluronic acid is known for helping people with issues due to aging, smoking, drinking, fatigue, disease or just simply eating a bad diet for years.  As people age, the levels of hyaluronic in the skin become depleted, not even necessarily because of bad lifestyle habits.  Human lose the hyaluronic acid in their face simply from too much exposure to UV and UVB rays. 

Hyaluronic Injections Can Do Some Heavy Lifting

Hyaluronic injections can help get rid of minor imperfections and impurities on the face but it can be administered to areas of the face in various thicknesses. This means that the thicker, more viscous injections can do things like define and sculpt a saggy jawline, lift eyelids and lift the nasal folds. In the Pinewood Institute cosmetic injectable course at the Pinewood Institute in Toronto, you will learn how to administer the thicker versions of hyaluronic acid to help support the structure of the face. This is the closest that your client can actually come to having invasive cosmetic surgery or facial implants that make him or her look much younger.

Furthermore, Hyaluronic acid dermal fillers also last for months, and in many people the effects of the injections look very natural, as if the person had gone away on a holiday at a spa for a month.  Many of the visits take less than an hour, but the results are still dramatic.

Hyaluronic Acid is a Genuine Quick Fix

Yet another aspect of hyaluronic acid is that unlike other cosmetic injectable, it is known to be very well tolerated by almost everybody. This means that there is no waiting period after a first test injection, to see if the person is allergic to the dermal filler.   People receive the injections and then walk out of the office looking transformed, refreshed and much younger after just a few pokes of the needle.

Hyaluronic Injections Are An Ethical Choice For Your Clients

Aside from being a non-toxic and renewable choice of a facial rejuvenation treatment, hyaluronic injections just do not cause a reaction.  As it is so pure and natural, hyaluronic acid is also not tested on animals, which is important to many people in pursuit of a beauty rejuvenation treatment.

For more information about The Pinewood Institute for the Advancement of Natural Medicine courses including course outlines, detailed descriptions of courses and information about upcoming training sessions for cosmetic injections, carboxotherapy and mesotherapy, please go www.pinewoodinstitute.com.  You can also send us an email using our email form at http://pinewoodinstitute.com/contact.aspx or call us at 416-656-8100. If you prefer to fax the number is 416-656-8107.

Wednesday, October 5, 2016

Mesotherapy Targeted Treatments for Spot Weight Loss Reduction

Mesotherapy can treat love handles.
Mesotherapy was originally developed in 1952 in France by dr. Michel Pistor for the treatment of vascular disorders and sports injuries, but it was not long before it’s use as a treatment for targeted weight loss became well known all over Europe and also in the United States. It is one of the few treatments known to doctors and spa directors that can actually truthfully be advertised as a method of non-invasive spot reduction.   In recent years, this has made mesotherapy for weight loss just as popular, if not even more popular than mesotherapy for pain relief and when you begin to offer this option to your clientele, you will notice that it becomes very popular simply because it does, in most cases, offer a quick fix for situations that might otherwise require surgery. 

The French Weight Loss Mesotherapy Cocktail

Mesotherapy cocktails for targeted weight reduction can depend on the condition that you are trying to treat.  Generally each shot includes a combination of medications including aminophylline, Novocain, plant extracts and vitamins.  When you take  the Pinewood mesotherapy course you will learn exactly what type of medications work best where and how to properly use the delivery mechanism of mesotherapy: the meso-gun.  Currently, mesotherapy is used to treat the trunk, abdomen, buttocks, arms and legs and different medicinal mesotherapy cocktails.  It can also treat excessively fatty areas such as saddlebags, love handles or back fat.

The “French Treatment” as mesotherapy is sometime often results in a dramatic loss of inches, usually around the tummy. However, it can take five to ten sessions of mesotherapy before you client sees real results and the number of injections at each site can range from being 50 to 150.

Not everyone is a good candidate for this treatment, and you are well advised not to take risks with your patient’s health. In general, mesotherapy for targeted weight reduction can be used on anyone between the ages of 18 and 70 who is in good health.  Pregnant women, diabetics, HIV patients and heart patients may not be good candidates for this treatment.

What Should You Charge For Each Mesotherapy Session?

As practicing mesotherapist, who offers spot reduction weight loss treatments, you need to charge at least $150 a session to cover your basic costs, but you must also include your time. Also a treatment that only requires fifty injections should cost your client lot less than one that requires three times as many and office visit time can vary from being fifteen minutes to an hour.

For more information about The Pinewood Institute for the Advancement of Natural Medicine courses including course outlines, detailed descriptions of courses and information about upcoming mesotherapy training sessions, please go www.pinewoodinstitute.com.  You can also send us an email using our email form at http://pinewoodinstitute.com/contact.aspx or call us at 416-656-8100. If you prefer to fax the number is 416-656-8107.