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It’s no secret that our skin needs as much nutrition as the rest of our bodies. We eat right, but the nutrition is shared between all of our vital organs, including our skin. We apply skin care products that contain nourishing ingredients, like vitamins and antioxidants, but penetration into the skin is limited. Are we missing a crucial skin nourishing step? Enter the new French Nappage, a European beauty sensation that is gaining popularity here at Skin by Lovely in Los Angeles and Oregon.

French Nappage

French Nappage, often called Mesotherapy, is a unique treatment that uses injection techniques with a different kind of formulation. Instead of Botox or dermal filler, the syringe is full of skin nourishing and stimulating ingredients to improve facial health and appearance.

Benefits of a French Nappage Treatment:

  • Reduces hyperpigmentation
  • Improves skin texture
  • Moisturizes the skin
  • Reduces the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles
  • Minimal downtime
  • Very few side-effects

Skin nourishing ingredients in the French Nappage syringe include:

Vitamin C:

A known skin brightener, Vitamin C helps smooth skin tone and reduce hyperpigmentation and melasma. Vitamin C also triggers cell repair and natural collagen growth for younger-looking skin.


A necessary part of a healthy lifestyle, zinc is also present in very high quantities in the epidermis. It is responsible for repairing skin damage and even reduces skin inflammation. Zinc also aids in anti-aging and improves the longevity of injectables like dermal fillers and Botox.


An antioxidant ingredient, Glutathione helps repair the skin while protecting it from UV damage that causes uneven skin tone, fine lines, and wrinkles.

Hyaluronic Acid:

One of our favorite anti-aging products, hyaluronic acid is the active ingredient in dermal fillers. Hyaluronic acid is naturally produced by the body, but production degrades as we age. HA injections replenish this moisture-loving ingredient, improving skin hydration and youthful plumpness.

Pyruvic Acid:

One of the lesser-known ingredients in the French Nappage treatment, Pyruvic acid provides many benefits both topically and via injections. This ingredient helps reduce both inflammatory and non-inflammatory acne much like salicylic acid, according to clinical data. It also improves skin tone and texture issues related to sun damage.

Thioctic Acid:

In addition to having many beneficial medical applications, Thioctic acid (also known as Alpha-Lipoic Acid or ALA) is a powerful and potent antioxidant. Thioctic acid is an aggressive antioxidant that attacks free radicals that damage the skin, improving skin health and appearance.

Stem Cell Growth Factors:

Growth factors produced by stem cells in a laboratory environment aid in the reduction of fine lines and wrinkles as well as improving skin tone and texture.

Biomimectic Peptides:

Peptides are comprised of amino acids and stimulate natural collagen growth in the body to improve facial plumpness and youthfulness. These synthetically created peptides in your facial injections helps repair skin and reduce the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles, and uneven skin tone.

With these and other beneficial ingredients in a syringe of French Nappage, you can expect to see improved skin radiance and youthfulness after a series of treatments.

The Ideal Candidate for French Nappage

To find out if you’re a good candidate for the French Nappage, it’s important to schedule a consultation at one of our convenient locations. The majority of people are good candidates for treatment due to its natural ingredients. You may be a good candidate for the French Nappage if you:

  • are unhappy with the appearance of your skin
  • have had chemical peels or laser treatments that haven’t delivered the full desired results
  • prefer to avoid these treatments and opt for something more nourishing and natural
  • are looking for a preventative option that is nourishing and natural

The French Nappage Consultation

Skin by Lovely conducts private, individualized consultations with every patient before deciding on or administering aesthetic treatments. During your consultation, we will evaluate your skin tone, texture, and facial anatomy. We will also go over your medical history and discuss your aesthetic goals and concerns. If we determine that a French Nappage treatment will help you achieve your skin rejuvenation goals, we will proceed with treatment.

The French Nappage Procedure

After thoroughly cleansing your skin, we will apply topical lidocaine, a local anesthetic, to ensure your comfort during the procedure. Once the lidocaine is activated, your skin will feel numb. Next, we will proceed with the deep vitamin injections with a very fine gauge needle. This is followed by more superficial (shallow) injections. Finally, your aesthetic injection specialist will smooth the remaining nutrient mixture on the surface of your skin.

French Nappage Results

French Nappage effects depend upon routine. While you will see some results after one or two treatments, most of the long-term results will take longer and require repeated treatments. We recommend 4-6 treatments spaced 1-2 weeks apart to achieve the full benefits of treatment. After that, we recommend twice yearly appointments for maintenance.

Why Choose Skin by Lovely for French Nappage in Los Angeles?

Skin by Lovely is a top injectables practice in Los Angeles. It is also the only LA-area aesthetic treatment clinic that is focused on injectable facial rejuvenation procedures. While other aesthetics practices in the area offer multiple types of face and body procedures and technologies, we are focused almost solely on injectable procedures. This is why Allergan has named Skin by Lovely a Top 10 practice for Botox and Juvederm facial injectables. You won’t find a more experienced team of aesthetic injection specialists in the Los Angeles area.

French Nappage in Portland, Oregon

At Skin by Lovely, we employ only nurses and physician assistants to perform treatments. This is to ensure your health and safety as well as your best cosmetic results. Our team is also dedicated to natural-looking facial aesthetics, so you’ll never look overdone after a Skin by Lovely treatment.

French Nappage Q&A:

What is French Nappage?

Also known as mesotherapy, the French Nappage is a series of facial injections containing a cocktail of vitamins, antioxidants, and other skin nourishing ingredients. Each nutrient is selected to improve your skin tone, texture, radiance, and youthfulness with a natural approach.

How does French Nappage work?

Each ingredient in the syringe is selected based on its proven ability to improve skin health and appearance. French Nappage stimulates collagen production, improves skin hydration, and gradually reduces inflammation, hyperpigmentation, and uneven texture. After a series of four to six treatments, patients will see improved skin health, radiance, and youthfulness.

Why consider a French Nappage at Skin by Lovely?

Skin by Lovely is one of the top providers of injectable facial rejuvenation treatments in the United States. Recently recognized by Allergan, the makers of Botox and Juvederm, as a Top 10 injectables practice in the country, Skin by Lovely is also home to Injection U, an aesthetic injectable training facility. Our providers travel around North America to teach other providers on the best injection techniques. At Skin by Lovely, we don’t just do the best work; we teach others to as well.

What areas do you treat with French Nappage?

The French Nappage is a facial rejuvenation treatment and is applied to the entire face for maximum benefit.

Who is an ideal candidate for a French Nappage treatment?

The French Nappage is good for most patients who are:

  • unhappy with their skin’s appearance and have mild skin imperfections
  • are looking for a healthy, natural preventative option to maintain facial radiance and youthfulness
  • get dermal fillers, Botox, and/or chemical peels and want a natural boost for better results

Where do you perform French Nappage treatments?

We perform all treatments in our aesthetics practices in Los Angeles and Portland, Oregon. We will take you into a private treatment room for your consultation and procedure.

Is French Nappage painful? Is anesthesia available?

Prior to treatment, your provider will apply topical lidocaine to your skin; this numbs the area and make the procedure more comfortable. However, some patients do report some mild stinging or burning as the solution enters the skin. This is a very slight sensation and subsides very quickly. Your provider will check in with you regularly during your treatment to ensure your comfort.

How do you perform a French Nappage?

Once the skin is thoroughly cleansed, your provider will apply topical lidocaine to numb the area. Once the lidocaine takes effect, your injection specialist will do a series of deep injections, followed by more superficial injections. Finally, she will gently massage the remaining solution into the surface of the skin.

How long does a French Nappage treatment take?

Treatments last about 20-30 minutes, and we recommend repeated treatments (about 4-6) spaced 1-2 weeks apart. After that, we recommend twice-yearly touch-up treatments.

What is the downtime with French Nappage?

There is minimal downtime with the French Nappage treatment, but you will have some minor bruising and swelling for about 3-7 days.

When will I see results after my French Nappage treatment?

Full results aren’t noticeable until you’ve completed your treatment series. Discuss your individual needs and expectations with one of our providers for more information.

Can I return to work after a French Nappage treatment?

Yes, but you cannot wear makeup for a full 24 hours following your treatment. You also must wear sunscreen every single day without fail. It’s very important that you follow the aftercare instructions to protect your skin and ensure the best results.

How long will my French Nappage results last?

Take care of your skin, return for your scheduled maintenance appointments, eat right, drink plenty of water, and your results will last. Ask us how you can improve the longevity of your results with home skin care products, supplements, and other treatments here at Skin by Lovely.

Are there any side-effects with French Nappage?

The French Nappage is safe for all skin types and tones. However, no treatment is without possible side-effects. With French Nappage, side-effects are minimal and include bruising and swelling following treatment. During treatment, you may experience some slight stinging as the solution enters the skin. This does not last and is very tolerable.

Who should NOT receive a French Nappage treatment?

If you are pregnant or nursing, you are not a good candidate for injectable treatments. If you are allergic to lidocaine, we do not recommend treatment as the injections can be very uncomfortable without numbing. Do not get this treatment if you are allergic to any of the ingredients or if your medications may be affected by them. If you have a bleeding or clotting disorder or have a tendency to form keloid scars, we don’t recommend injectables for you. There are other possible contraindications for treatment, so contact our office for more information prior to scheduling your consultation if you have any concerns.

Is the French Nappage affordable?

French Nappage is a very cost-effective, long-term facial rejuvenation solution. It can help increase the longevity of your dermal filler treatments and help put off the need for more aggressive skin care and anti-aging procedures.

How can I pay for my French Nappage?

Skin by Lovely accepts cash, all major credit cards, and payments made through PayPal. Contact our office for specific pricing.

Results that speak for themselves.