Mesotherapy is a unique as well as simple treatment procedure that targets the problem skin areas of the body with microinjections of different biologically active substances, which stimulate skin regeneration, blood circulation, and hair growth, reduce fat deposits, increase vascular tone, to moisturize skin, and smooth out fine wrinkles.
This procedure involves microinjections to the areas of the head, face, neck, neckline, arms, hands, abdomen, buttocks, and thighs. Considering the problem being treated, a special composition of substances to be injected is chosen. It can be hyaluronic acid, vitamins (A, E, C, B, K), amino acids, microelements (Zn, Co, Mg, P, S, SE), minerals, coenzymes, complexes of organic acids, plant extracts, antioxidants, preparations breaking down fat deposits, and homeopathic and biotechnology-based preparations.
When Is Mesotherapy Performed?
Mesotherapy is used for prevention and treatment, aiming to restore aging, sagging, loose, dried, sun-damaged, gray-looking, oily, or porous skin. It can also be applied to minimize wrinkles, eye bags and dark circles under the eyes, improve the appearance of cellulite and stretch marks, and reduce double chin, caused by reduced skin elasticity or fat deposits.
Mesotherapy procedures are applied to treat diffuse hair loss, which can be triggered by a variety of causes such as stress, surgical procedures, childbirth, or hormonal imbalance both in men and women, as well as focal (patchy) or androgenic hair loss. Microinjections of different biologically active substances help restore weak, brittle, and breaking hair, which lost their vitality.
Mesotherapy can also be applied to correct hypertrophic scars and keloids; the procedure effectively treats the appearance of stretch marks, smoothes the surface of the skin, improves blood circulation, and stimulates regeneration.
By using hyaluronidase, an enzyme that degrades hyaluronic acid, the mesotherapy procedure can be used to break down and remove the excess of hyaluronic acid when the patient received overcorrection with hyaluronic acid-based fillers, which led to visible contour deformities.
Mesotherapy also involves RegenACR, an innovative program, designed to biostimulate skin cells. It is a procedure that stimulates skin regeneration, i.e., production of collagen and elastin fibers, and delays aging processes. Blood is drawn from the patient’s vein; plasma is separated from red blood cells and injected to the areas to be treated.
How is Mesotherapy Performed?
The procedures of mesotherapy are performed by using very fine, varying in size needles that deliver small amounts of active substances to the depth of 0.5-4 mm. This ensures an even distribution of the gradually injected substances.
Depending on the depth to which active substances are introduced, there are several injection techniques used in mesotherapy: epidermal, dermal nappage (“pricking”), and micropapules.
The procedure takes about 30 minutes to complete. The effect of the substances injected lasts for 5–7 days; therefore, the mesotherapy procedures are recommended to be performed every 7–10 days. The patient is advised to have 3-6 treatments in total; later, the course can be repeated.
What Else Should Be Known About the Procedure?
- Mesotherapy does not leave any noticeable marks, and there are no age restrictions to apply it; therefore, in some particular cases, it is suitable for children.
- Some patients can experience mild bruising after mesotherapy, but it usually disappears within 5–7 days.
Mesotherapy is not recommended:
For pregnant women;
In the presence of acute skin disorders or exacerbation of chronic skin disorders;
In the presence of coagulation disorders;
For patients with particular neurological diseases (for example, epilepsy);
Immediately after surgery;
If a patient does not tolerate one of the mesotherapy components.