What is Mesotherapy?
Mesotherapy is a technique that uses injections of vitamins, enzymes, hormones, and plant extracts to rejuvenate and tighten skin, as well as remove excess fat. This procedure was first invented in 1952, in France by Dr. Michel Pistor to help relieve pain caused by medical conditions. However, later, it was used in cosmetic dermatology for fat removal, often as an alternative to liposuction.
The term “meso” means middle. This therapy is called mesotherapy because fine needles are used to deliver injections to the middle layer of your skin. The whole idea of this therapy was to treat the underlying issues, such as inflammation and poor circulation, which cause skin damage
What are the benefits of Mesotherapy?
- It can address multiple skin needs
- It works fine for all skin types safely
- It can deliver a high concentrate of vitamins and other ingredients into the skin
- It is non-surgical and minimally invasive and can be an alternative to expensive surgeries
- It will deliver an overall skin rejuvenation
- It will improve the skin’s hydration, complexion, brightness, and radiance
- It will increase the firmness and elasticity of the skin
- It will prevent wrinkles and rejuvenates and revives dull, tired-looking skin
- It will improve the tone and elasticity of sagging skin on the hands, décolleté, and neck area
- It can be used to re-contour the body
- It can also treat alopecia, a condition that causes hair loss
Mesotherapy is not a complicated process. However, you need to go for an initial consultation with your doctor and discuss your concerns. Depending on the intensity of your treatment and the ingredients used, the number of sessions may vary.
What to expect during mesotherapy?
- The doctor might apply a topical anesthetic on the areas that are to be treated depending on your tolerance
- The doctor uses a series of microneedles to inject the ingredients into the target area
- The injections are delivered at different depths of around 1 to 4 millimeters into your skin
What are the risks associated with mesotherapy?
The following side effects may be observed during Mesotherapy
- Edema (swelling caused by injury or inflammation)
- Erythema (redness of the skin)
- Mild pain (on the treated area)
- Skin hyperesthesia (increase in skin sensitivity)
- Tender subcutaneous nodules in the treated area
- Pigmentation issues
- Hypersensitive skin reactions (rashes etc.)
Mesotherapy vs Liposuction
Mesotherapy is considered a non-surgical alternative to liposuction for removing unwanted fat.
- Permanently removes fat from areas like your stomach, thighs, and back
- Cosmetic surgeons perform this procedure by inserting a thin plastic tube through small incisions in your skin
- Suctioning out the fat is done by using a surgical vacuum
- Liposuction is done while you’re under anesthesia
- Recovery can take up to six weeks
- Risks may include nerve and blood vessel damage, irregular skin contours, burns, and infection
- Liposuction is expensive
- Mesotherapy is not as invasive a procedure as liposuction
- There are no incisions
- The cost is much lower than liposuction
- However, you may need a number of sessions to get good results
Mesotherapy vs fat dissolving injections( lipolysis)
- Mesotherapy is a general term used for the injection of materials into the middle layer of skin for therapeutic results. It is a very general term and it is used for many things including the treatment of unwanted fat, cellulite, hair loss, keloid scars, joint pain, and skin rejuvenation and many more
- Lipolysis is a type of mesotherapy that mainly targets stubborn pockets of fat using fat dissolving injections
Mesotherapy vs Microneedling
- Mesotherapy combines a cocktail of powerful vitamins, which are injected into the middle layer of the skin using a “meso” device with one needle
- Microneedling gently moves multiple microscopic needles over the face to cause minuscule puncture marks, activating the production of collagen and elastin
Can mesotherapy be used for hair loss?
In addition to treating wrinkles and removing unwanted fat, mesotherapy is also used to treat hair loss from alopecia. The treatment injects natural plant extracts, vitamins, or medicines like finasteride and minoxidil into the head.
Benefits of mesotherapy for hair loss include:
- Corrects hormone imbalances in and around the hair follicle
- Delivers nutrients to the hair
- Improves blood circulation
- Avoid strenuous activities for two days
- Do not massage or rub the treated site
- Try to avoid excessive exposure to the sunlight
- Wear a strong sunscreen to avoid the sun damage
- Don’t take hot baths for one or two days after treatment.
- Don’t use any skincare products for at least one day after the