Mesotherapy is a modern therapeutic method which is used in aesthetic medicine for improving the appearance and function of the skin and hair. By this technology in the superficial or deeper layers of the skin, medical and cosmetic substances are inserted, which affects different cell structures. This leads to overall freshening of the face, reducing fine lines and wrinkles, shrinking enlarged pores, reducing brown pigmentation.
The first attempts of using mesotherapy for therapeutic purposes date back to 1952, with Doctor Michel Pistor, when in the first decades the method has been used mainly in rheumatology and traumatology.
In recent years mesotherapy is used as one of the main approaches in aesthetic medicine – for skin rejuvenation, reducing cellulite and subcutaneous fat accumulation and thickening of the hair. This method continues to have a significant spot in complex ways of treating traumas, chronic joint and muscle damages and etc.
What is mesotherapy?
Mesotherapy is a method, by which through a series of microinjections in the superficial – medium deep – deep parts of the skin different cocktails from substances with proven biological active effect are injected. Applying the products into the superficial layers of the skin (in the derma) has the purpose of improving the regenerative processes of the cells and the skin’s microcirculation, activating the collagen production processes, blocking the pathologically activated way for forming pigments in the skin, etc.
What types of mesotherapy are there?
There are different types of mesotherapy. Most generally, the mesotherapeutic procedures differ by the desired result. The most commonly used are the rejuvenating ones – firming, hydrating, revitalizing, antioxidant mesotherapy. All of them are aimed at reducing visible aging scars in the skin. There are other therapies, for example brightening therapy, therapy for stretch marks and scars, etc.
In classic mesotherapy different cocktails are used with different substances – hyaluronic acid, antioxidants, vitamins, amino acids. With them, an overall freshening of skin and reduction of the visible aging scars is achieved. Mesotherapy is often used as a standalone method against skin aging, but it is possible for it to be used in combination with other anti-age technologies – laser rejuvenation, IPL-therapy, chemical peeling, botulinum toxin, fillers, etc.
During most recent years, MESOLIFT became very popular. The product injected during mesolift mainly contains hyaluronic acid, but significantly more concentrated than the one in mesotherapy. With this method is achieved deep hydration, improvement of the skin turgor and a slight lifting of the facial contour. The procedure reduces visible wrinkles and fully revitalizes the skin. Mesolift is a wonderful solution for the already visible wrinkles on the skin of the neck, neckline and arms.
Like mesotherapy, mesolift is also used yearly, when the most important thing is to establish visible aging scars that can be corrected using this therapy.
What are the indications for using mesotherapy?
In the field of aesthetic medicine, mesotherapy is used for three main indications:
- Reducing visible lines and wrinkles and the skin’s sagging as an aging scar
- Reducing cellulite in different skin areas – abdomen, thighs, chin, etc.
- Treating thinning of the hair in the area of the head or other zones with hair thinning
What are the advantages and disadvantages of mesotherapy compared with other methods?
Mesotherapy is a method by which we are able to deliver substances with active effect on the skin level and the place we want to be reached in order to achieve a specific effect.
Active substances are injected directly into the area of the treated problem, which allows higher concentrations to be applied, while avoiding their systematic action.
Mesotherapy is a therapeutic method that can be done throughout the entire year.
As all methods, this one can also have some negative side effects. During mesotherapy, the patient has to go through multiple piercings, which is accompanied by some discomfort. It is possible to have hematomas at the places of the piercings, but they usually pass for a period of 2-10 days.
Are there any side effects from mesotherapy?
The main unwanted effect from the procedure is bruising at the places where the skin has been treated. They disappear in about a week, but it depends on the health of the patient’s blood vessels and the doctor’s skills. It is desirable that the patient doesn’t take Aspirin or other anti-inflammatory means in order to reduce the risk of bruising.
Other unwanted effects are redness and slight swelling of the treated area, itching, burning, a sense of bruising, which disappears in the span of a few hours to 4-5 days.
Are there limitations due to which the procedure cannot be done?
There are absolute and relative contra-indications for mesotherapy. Mesotherapy is not done when different viral, bacterial, and fungal diseases are found on or near the treated areas on the skin.
In different immune system and internal organs diseases, the risk of doing the procedure should be carefully assessed.
How many procedures need to be done for achieving good results?
The number of procedures is decided by the type of the treated problem and its heaviness. It could vary between 3-10 therapies in an interval of 1-2 weeks. One session takes about 20-30 minutes and no special preparation or recovery time is needed. Depending on the treated problem, 1 or 2 series of the procedure are done during the year, for which supporting therapies are done in 1, 2 or 3 months.
With mesolift 3 procedures are done every other month with a planned supportive procedure in 6 months.
What is the duration of the achieved result?
The duration of the effect depends on the patient’s lifestyle. A maximally good and long lasting effect is achieved by taking into consideration the procedures and the general lifestyle – keeping a healthy diet, active exercise and avoiding exposure to the sun rays.
Is the therapy painful?
The manipulation is a bit painful and many of the patients only feel some amount of discomfort. It should be taken into consideration that people have a different sensitivity threshold. With people who have more sensitive skin a cream for the pain is used on the treated area before the procedure. Its effect is felt after a period of 15-30 minutes, after which mesotherapy can be done significantly pain free during the injections.
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