Mesotherapy is a French technique that uses injections of vitamins, enzymes, and hormones to rejuvenate and tighten the skin.

The term “meso” means middle. This therapy is known as mesotherapy because doctors use fine needles to inject into the middle layer of your skin. The whole idea of this therapy was to treat the underlying issues, such as inflammation and poor circulation.

There is no standard prescription for the substances injected in mesotherapy. Doctors provide different solutions –

  • Prescription drugs such as vasodilators and antibiotics
  • Hormones such as calcitonin and thyroxine
  • Enzymes such as collagenase and hyaluronidase
  • Herbal extracts
  • Vitamins and minerals

What are the uses of Mesotherapy?

Mesotherapy improves the body, hair, and cellulite. It induces collagen production and creates healthy-looking skin and hair. Mesotherapy –

  • Hydrates, rejuvenates, and tightens the skin
  • Regenerates and restructures the skin
  • Protects the skin
  • Improves radiance and hydration of the skin
  • Rebuilds the skin
  • Improves acne and scarring
  • Gives instant glow

How do you prepare?

Meet with your doctor beforehand to know what to expect. She may need you to avoid aspirin and other anti-inflammatory drugs for a week before the procedure. These pain relievers will increase the risk of bleeding during the treatment.

What to expect during my appointment?

Mesotherapy is an in-office treatment. During the session, we may or may not apply an anesthetic to the skin. We first clean the area and then administer a series of injections. This needle can be attached to a machine gun for multiple injections.

The injections can be made at various depths into the skin, from 1 to 4 mm, depending on the condition treated. Your doctor will insert the needle at an angle into your skin or snap your wrist quickly during the injection. Each injection inserts only a single drop of solution into your skin.

It takes only a few minutes to do the actual treatment. If the patient chooses to have numbing cream applied in advance, that adds about 10 or 15 minutes to the process.

Several sessions of mesotherapy are required to achieve the desired effect. The therapy requires three to fifteen visits to the doctor. Initially, injections are given every seven to ten days. As your skin improves, the doctor reduces the number of treatments to once a week or once a month.

Side Effects And Risks Involved In Mesotherapy

Some of the common side effects include –

  • Edema  (swelling caused by injury or inflammation)
  • Redness of the skin
  • Itching
  • Mild pain
  • Skin hyperesthesia
  • Nausea
  • Diarrhea
  • Vomiting
  • Tender subcutaneous nodules in the treated area
  • Pigmentation issues
  • Hypersensitive skin reactions

You may develop allergic reactions to some medicines and ingredients used in mesotherapy. Hence, it is essential to check the ingredients before the therapy.

What should you expect after mesotherapy?

There is no downtime after the procedure. Most people return to their regular activities right away, and side effects are typically mild.

It doesn’t interfere with working out, but you may feel soreness. Swelling may also appear, but it disappears within a week.

Mesotherapy is proven effective not by scientific evidence but by customer satisfaction and testimonials.

How is your recovery?

Mesotherapy does not involve the introduction of instruments into the body. Many people can quickly return to their normal activities. Swelling and pain at the injection site may cause rest.

How much does it cost?

The cost of mesotherapy depends on the treatment and the number of sessions required. Mesotherapy is cosmetic and not medically necessary. Thus, health insurance companies usually do not cover the cost

Which is better – microneedling or mesotherapy?

While mesotherapy makes the skin healthy, microneedling is a more effective and safe process to improve the skin’s appearance.

How is it different from liposuction?

Mesotherapy is considered an alternative to liposuction to remove unwanted fat without requiring surgery. Liposuction permanently removes fat from the abdomen, thighs, and other areas.

It is effective in permanently removing fat, but recovery may take up to 6 weeks.

Mesotherapy is not an invasive procedure like liposuction. No cuts. It’s much cheaper than liposuction. However, it may take ten or more sessions to get the results. Mesotherapy is for fat removal.

Are Mesotherapy and Botox the same?

No, they are not the same. In Botox, we inject the ingredients into the muscle layer. On the other hand, in mesotherapy, it is injected into the skin.