Mesotherapy is used in the cosmetic field for skin rejuvenation treatments, and also for localized fat treatment, including improving cellulite.
This treatment involves local subcutaneous injections of minute quantities of various substances (e.g., vitamins or plant extracts) for cosmetic purposes (e.g., fat and wrinkle reduction or body contouring) or relief of musculoskeletal pain.
As the skin ages we lose collagen, hyaluronic acid and water, so lines develop and the skin sags. Sunlight and acne scarring can damage skin health.
Mesotherapy works by replenishing damaged skin through micro-injections with a mixture of vitamins, minerals and hyaluronic acid, thereby improving skin blood circulation, tone, firmness and texture and super-hydrating the skin.
These substances act as:
• Anti-inflammatory (reduce swelling);
• Vasodilators (improve circulation); and
• Deliver essential vitamins and minerals.
Micro-injections are given in a series of lines, in a grid pattern, penetrating the skin by no more than 4mm. If a patient finds this uncomfortable an anesthetic cream can be applied first, though generally this is not needed.
Treatments take up to 30minutes each time.
On average most people need 6 initial treatments then maintenance treatments once or twice a year.
Mesotherapy treatment is considered safe, although a patient may get some mild bruising at the injection site, and this will fade after 12-36 hours.
Rarely some patients have had an allergic reaction to the products used.
Candidates for Mesotherapy anti-wrinkle treatment
Most people can have Mesotherapy, except pregnant women and people taking warfarin.
Patients who take aspirin or clopidogrel regularly are advised to stop these 2-3 days prior to treatment to minimize bruising.