FABRIC RECOMMENDS: The Mesotherapy Experience with Vaishaly

When super facialist Vaishaly promises a new treatment guaranteed to make you look younger, you know to expect something extra special. Hers is one of the best-known names in skincare, and for good reason – she’s been transforming troubled complexions and wrangling wrinkles from her eponymous Marylebone clinic for 20 years, counting A-listers including Gwyneth Paltrow and Elle Macpherson as clients.

The new Mesotherapy Experience combines the innovative mesotherapy treatment with Vaishaly’s renowned facial massage technique – known to beauty insiders as ‘her anti-ageing beauty secret’ – and her unique and powerful cranial sacral work.

Developed in the 1950s by Michel Pistor, a French doctor, mesotherapy was originally used to relieve pain. Now one of the most sought after natural, non-surgical anti-ageing treatments, the procedure enables a bespoke combination of powerful vitamins, minerals, amino acids and hyaluronic acid to be administered to the lower layers of the skin, immediately delivering hydration, while toning and smoothing the surface of skin. I’ve read much about it, but always been put off by the thought of the needles involved. Vaishaly is quick to assure me that though a needle is used, she isn’t injecting in the strictest sense of the word. She uses a process called ‘nappage’, to tap across the surface of the skin with a micro-needle which barely penetrates the surface. Setting my mind at ease, she demonstrates on the back of my hand – it feels like a series of tiny scratches and is totally bearable, though she explains that she will apply numbing cream to delicate areas, just in case.

Having already assessed the specific needs of my skin, Vaishaly has mixed up a bespoke cocktail of goodies that will leave me glowing. She starts by cleansing my skin and massaging, ensuring that I am totally relaxed. The mesotherapy is quick and totally painless, and it is followed by the most incredible cranio sacral work. Powerful yet so gentle, Vaishaly uses the technique to balance and harmonise the mind and body, releasing tension and stress from the face, neck, and mind, facilitating the deepest possible healing and relaxation. It is like nothing I have ever experienced and leaves me feeling as though I am floating.

Immediately after the treatment I can see an improvement in my complexion – I look like I have slept for hours. My skin appears smooth and glowing. And the effects become more exaggerated over time; I feel as though I could go without moisturiser for days. A week later, dark circles are all but erased and fine lines appear diminished. It is quite simply magical and I know I will be back for more.

The Mesotherapy Experience with Vaishaly costs £450. 51 Paddington Street, W1U (020 4509 9700; vaishaly.com)