Madonna is in the headlines this week after she showed off her wrinkle-free hands, taking off her gloves in public for the first time in years. The 57 year old singer attributed her smooth hands to a procedure called Redermalization Mesotherapy.
If you’re like most people, then you have no idea what either of those words mean. Today, we’re taking a closer look at redermalization mesotherapy to help you decide whether or not it’s the right choice for you.
What is Redermalization Mesotherapy?
Redermalization Mesotherapy is a unique anti-aging treatment that involves undergoing a number of uncomfortable injections during each treatment. A single redermalization mesotherapy treatment could involve anywhere from 80 to 100 punctures.
Each injection delivers a high dose of amino acids, vitamins, and hyaluronic acid into your skin.
The procedure is well-known and mainstream in South America, Russia, and many parts of Eastern Europe. In Russia, some women undergo the procedure on a weekly basis.
Ultimately, the procedure was successful enough that Madonna stopped wearing her trademark gloves in public. Paparazzi also noticed a significant difference between hew old wrinkly hands and her new smoother hands.
How Does It Work?
The theory behind redermalization mesotherapy is that the amino acids, vitamin, and hyaluronic acid give your skin the tools it needs to rejuvenate itself. Your skin – like all other organs in your body – requires a large number of amino acids, vitamins, and hyaluronic acid to stay healthy. As your skin ages, and as you struggle with your diet, your skin might not be getting the nutrients it needs to stay healthy and youthful.
Dermal filler procedures like Restylane rely on a similar concept. Restylane uses hyaluronic acid to effectively plump up the skin, moisturizing aging skin and giving you a more youthful appearance.
At the same time, the micro-punctures stimulate the production of collagen and reduce signs of pigmentation as your body floods the area with healing compounds.
Researchers believe that the procedure triggers a temporary reaction of “micro-papules” in the hands, which then requires the patient to wear gloves for 36 hours after treatment. This is why some people have called redermalization mesotherapy “bubble therapy”. It literally forms bubblers on the skin after treatment:
“Madonna has always been conscious of her hands. She has to wear gloves for 36 hours afterwards because hands come up with unsightly bubbles of air”, said one source to The Daily Mail.
How Much Does It Cost?
Madonna reportedly paid £250 per session for her treatment at a London clinic.
Each session lasts about 45 minutes and requires 80 to 100 puncture marks. The treatment is exceptionally popular in Russia, where some women reportedly “forgo their weekly shop”, according to the Daily Mirror, in order to keep up with their injections.
If that price sounds unreasonable to you, then consider that one treatment of redermalization mesotherapy alone is said to be like using an entire jar of expensive skin cream – but with instantaneous effects.
Madonna has not yet issued a statement on her treatment. However, the fact that she is walking around in public without gloves on her hands is enough of a statement on its own.