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.


Monday, September 5, 2016

Anti-Aging Vitamins in Polycomponent Mesotherapy


Vitamin cocktails are a mainstay of mesotherapy. The injectable substance usually involves a complex mixture of vitamins, minerals and vitamin-like substances that are meant to fight the aging process. These mixtures are known as polycomponent injections.

The Role of ACE In Polycomponent Mesotherapy

The vitamins in mesotherapy can help treat cellulite.
ACE is an acronym that is often used to describe three synchronistic vitamins: A, C and E, which are big immunity builders and renewers of damaged cells.

A vitamin that is always part of a mesotherapy injection mixture is Vitamin C (absorbic acid.) Absorbic acid assists with DNA synthesis, speeding it up and encouraging more rapid cell-turnover, renewal and repair.  Vitamin A is essential for the synthesis of collagen and skin responds well topically to any polycomponenet mixture that contains both of these vitamins.

Another mainstay in polycomponent mesotherapy is Vitamin E (tocopherol). This is the vitamin that is mainly responsible for protecting skin from free radical damage. It is essential for ample amounts of Vitamin C to be present if cells are to successfully renew themselves.  Vitamin E is also often paired with Inositol, which is not a vitamin, but a vitamin-like substance that helps regulate the respiration of cells and helps the other injected vitamins work to retain the integrity of the cell membrane.  The stronger the cell membrane is, the less likely damage due to aging is to occur.

The Role of B Vitamins In Polycomponent Mesotherapy

B vitamins provide cells with the coenzymes they need to defeat aging.  Vitamin B1 (also known as thiamine) is a component in anti-aging mesotherapy inections because it plays a key role in obtaining deoxyribose and ribose from glucose, which are used to synthesize DNA and RNA in cells.  Thiamine also prevents aging by helping to put off the natural oxidation of cells.

Vitamin B2 (also known as riboflavin) help cells turn carbohydrates and fat into energy and also help activate the other B vitamins so that they perform at their optimal efficiency.  Some polycomponent mesotherapy anti-aging formulas will also contain derivatives of riboflavin that support cell metabolism.

Also important is Vitamin B3 (nicotinamide), which brings to coenzymes into play that help the biosynethis of fatty acids.  Vitamin B5 (pantothic acid) is also and important player anti-aging formulas, when it comes to synthesizing fatty acids and improving cellular metabolism.

Some B vitamins are crucial for helping to create the amino acids that form new cells. These are the beautifiers of the body and they have a lot to do with improving the health of your skin and hair. Vitamin B6 (also known as pyridoxine) is converted to a coenzyme that helps cells multiply, divide and create new ones.  Vitamin B7 (also known as biotin) helps regulate the metabolism and prevents skin from clogging up with dead skin cells and drying out.

Vitamin B9 (folic acid) is necessary for cell division and the creation of new cells with healthy DNA and RNA.  However, vitamin B9 is not very effective unless it is also combined with Vitamin B12 (cyanocobalamin), another amino acid building B vitamin, so B9 and B12 often appear together in a mesotherapy vitamin injection formulas so that cells are fed ample amounts of folic acid. Folic acid is crucial to cell respiration because it works with iron to create healthy red blood cells.  These red blood cells are responsible for feeding all cells the nutrients that they need to retain their integrity, which ultimately translates to slower aging.

When mesotherapy injections are successful, the capacity of the cell membrane to respirate and also absorb nutrients is vastly improve, thus resulting in a much younger appearance or your patient.

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.

Thursday, May 26, 2016

Focus on Phosphatidylcholine (PTC)


This is the first in a series of blogs that are focused on the specific uses of natural substances and medications that are used in mesotherapy.  Today’s blog is about Phosphatidylcholine (PTC) which is an injectable that is used in the treatment of localized fat deposits, cellulite and lipoma.  It is an injectable that is very popular with mesotherapists treating their clients for aging.

What is Phosphatidylcholine (PTC)

In mesotherapy, Phosphatidylchline treats cellulite.
PTC is considered to be a nutritional supplement and it has yet to be approved or banned by the FDA in the U.S. It is also considered to be a nutritional supplement in Canada.  It is a phospholipid, which is a substance that makes up and strengthens cell membranes.  When it is metabolized it changes to choline, essential fatty acids and glycerol.

The Benefits of Phosphatidylcholine (PTC)

In mesotherapy phosphatidylcholine (PTC) include:

*The dissolving of fat deposits (in which case the phosphatidycholine is injected directly into the problem
*The dissolving of fibroids, especially alcoholic fibrosis (when injected in or near the fibroids)
*May help the liver recover from viral hepatitis as a beneficial side effect of the injection
*May help balance moods as a beneficial side effect of the injection
*May improve memory as a beneficial side effect of the injection
*May be helpful in cases of tardive dyskinesia (involuntary repetitive movements caused by nerve damage that is usually a consequence of taking medication)

The Side Effects of Phosphatidylcholine (PTC)

No major side effects have been reported when PTC is used as an injection. However when it is taken orally, it causes drooling, nausea and diarrhea.  The only real side-effect may be swelling and soreness at the injection site.  On a very sensitive patient’s skin, these can look like welts.  Sometimes a mesotherapy injection can feel sore for one two week after the treatment.  Sometimes there is also itching at the site or numbness and tingling, which can be mistaken for an allergic reaction when it is not.  Usually the application of an ice pack or taking a Tylenol can help deal with the soreness and inflammation.  Sometimes the skin beneath the injection can feel lumpy, but that is usually evidence that the PTC is breaking up and dissolving the fat where it is injected


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.  In these courses you will learn about the proper uses of injectable such as PTC. 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.

Thursday, May 12, 2016

Focus on L-Carnitine

This is the third in a series of blogs that are focused on the specific uses of natural substances and medications that are used in mesotherapy.  Today’s blog is about L-Carnitine, which is an mesotherapuetic injectable that is used to treat of localized fat deposits ad cellulite. It is an injectable that is very popular with mesotherapists treating their clients for weight gain and issues with the metabolism and endocrine systems.

What is L-Carnitine?

L-Carnitine Can Target Muffin Tops
L-Carnitine is considered to be a nutritional supplement in both Canada and the U.S.  It is mostly used for the management of cardiac ischemia and peripheral arterial disease. When injected, it helps dissolve fat and lower the number of fatty globules in the blood  It increases good cholesterol in some people. L-Carnitine can also improve liver, kidney and immune system disorders and it is known to be beneficial for diabetics.

The Benefits of L-Carnitine

In mesotherapy L-Carnitine include:

*The dissolving of fat deposits (in which case the L-Carnitine supplement is injected directly into the problem
*Maybe an lowering of bad cholesterol and increase in good cholesterol (as an added side-benefit.)
*Both localized and generalized weight loss (as the substance has an action that dissolves fat deposits
*Boost the immune system
*Improve the function of the liver and kidneys
*Assist with memory and cognitive issues

The Side Effects of L-Carnitine

This mesotherapy ingredient, although effective for fat dissolution, can have side effects. These rare effects include:

*nausea
*vomiting
*diarrhea
*seizures

Individuals that should not take L-Carnitine include individuals with seizure disorders and people with peptic ulcers.

If for some reason someone has a reaction to Aminophylline, stop the injection immediately and administer oxygen and intravenous fluids to prevent hypotension. Reactions of any kind are very rare but if there is one, administer oxygen and call 911.

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.  In these courses you will learn about the proper uses of injectable supplement such as L-Carnitine. 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.