Mesotherapy has a wide variety of applications, from rejuvenating and tightening skin to removing excess fat.
French physician, Michel Pistor, developed the mesotherapy technique in 1952 to treat pain. Today, the technique is popular in the United States and all around the world. Clinicians now use mesotherapy treatment to remove fat around the stomach, hips, thighs, buttocks, and legs, and even from around the arms and face. Mesotherapy can reduce cellulite, tighten loose skin, rejuvenate skin on the face and neck, and re-contour the body. Through mesotherapy treatment, clinicians can also erase wrinkles and lines, and lighten pigmented skin.
Mesotherapy treatment involves the use of very fine needles to inject therapeutics into the middle layer of skin, known as the mesoderm. Delivery of therapeutic substances in this manner helps correct underlying conditions, such as poor circulation and inflammation, which can damage the skin.
Healthcare professionals can administer a variety of solutions using mesotherapy, depending on the client’s specific needs. An injection could contain a solution that includes:
- Vitamins and minerals
- Herbal extracts
- Enzymes, such as hyaluronidase
- Hormones, such as thyroxine
- An FDA-approved prescription medicine, such as a vasodilator to open blood vessels
For some clients, the treatment can be a nonsurgical alternative to liposuction. Mesotherapy is a minimally invasive procedure that uses simple injections, without the need for incisions. Liposuction, by comparison, often results in pain after surgery and requires weeks of healing.
What to Expect with Mesotherapy Treatment
Mesotherapy treatment starts with a consultation in which a healthcare professional helps the client determine if the procedure is right for him or her. The clinician will advise the client to stop taking certain medications, such as aspirin, a week before treatment to reduce the chances of bruising.
Immediately before mesotherapy, the clinician may apply an anesthetic cream to the skin to reduce discomfort. Next, the practitioner will use special tools to insert a fine needle into the client’s skin and administer therapeutic solutions deep into the dermal layer of the skin.
The depth at which injections are delivered depends largely on the condition being treated, but depth can generally range from 1 to 4 mm into the skin.
To achieve the desired effect, clients may require repeated mesotherapy treatments. In most cases, the first few sessions take place weekly. As treatment progresses, the physician will determine duration between future treatments.
Because this treatment is non-invasive, most people can return to their normal activities immediately. Some may experience minor swelling and discomfort at the injection sites, but major complications are rare.
Our treatment offers several benefits over other rejuvenation therapies. It is a relatively painless procedure, for example, due to the use of anesthetic creams applied prior to the procedure. Mesotherapy causes virtually no scarring, and sedation is not necessary. Contact us today to discover more about our treatment.