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When in 1952, French doctor Michel Pistor was elaborating a new technique for eliminating pain in patients with vascular diseases, he had no idea that this procedure will gain such extreme popularity in the cosmetic aesthetic beauty industry and go far beyond the borders of France. Indeed, the minimally invasive nature of the mesotherapy treatment and its high efficiency for various problems has conquered the hearts of thousands of doctors and patients worldwide. Nevertheless, it is more a medical procedure than a simple cosmetic manipulation, so there are strict requirements for the doctor to perform it. But first things first. So let’s dig deeper into mesotherapy treatment, the way mesotherapy works, its side effects, and much more interesting about this innovative procedure.

How does Mesotherapy Work?

What are mesotherapy injections?

Our skin and other tissues are complicated and extremely delicate, fragile and sensitive to various external and internal factors that may destroy them and affect our appearance. They need constant care and support, balanced nutrition, and sufficient care. However, sometimes, it’s not enough to help your body, skin, and nails look as good as possible. This is where mesotherapy treatment, medical injections with a cocktail of hyaluronic acid and other amino acids, vitamins, minerals, plant extracts, and other nourishing ingredients are administered into the middle layer of the derma (from Greek ‘meso’ means ‘middle’) to fight a particular problem.

The market abounds with a variety of brands and remedies for injections with various compositions, from the one that include mere hyaluronic acid to those with rich list ingredients. It is explained by the wide range of issues they solve. Logically, the remedy for hair loss will differ from the one for fat reduction. That is why before prescribing and choosing the remedy, the doctor should perform an investigation of the patient’s general health and target area for treatment.

What is mesotherapy good for?

These treatments are effective for solving a wide spectrum of problems with weight, skin, and hair. Being enriched with essential amino acids, vitamins, minerals, and other nourishing components, the cocktails for mesotherapy deeply moisturize and nourish the skin tissues on the cellular level and supply them with everything the organism and skin, in particular, may lack due to different factors like diseases, aging, unbalanced diet, lack of sleep, stress, environmental issues, genetics, and so on. In general, it is known of treating the following imperfections:

  • age-related changes: wrinkles and folds;
  • skin sagging;
  • pigmentation;
  • scarring and post-acne marks;
  • loss of turgor and elasticity;
  • excess fat on the face and body;
  • cellulite;
  • hair loss.

Mesotherapy to smooth out wrinkles and folds

Mesotherapy to smooth out wrinkles and folds

This procedure is just right to work as an anti-aging treatment to fight changes such as mimic and aging wrinkles and folds, loss of elasticity, and skin firmness. First of all, solutions for mesotherapy injections contain hyaluronic acid – one of the essential ingredients to hold the frame of the skin, help to produce collagen and elastin, maintain the hydration balance. This kind of aesthetic medicine noninvasive treatment will work just fine to slow down the aging processes in the skin, return the face a smooth relief without wrinkles and other creases, tighten the tissues, and boost the radiance.

Mesotherapy to fight pigmentation and scarring

At the same time, the injected amino acids and vitamins have a positive impact on the complexion of the face. It happens that mainly due to the impact of the sun and UV-rays, separate areas of the skin change the color and become yellowish to brown. This process is called pigmentation. When the rejuvenating processes are launched on the cell level, the production of collagen and elastin increases, and the inner hydration level gets higher, it results in the evening of the complexion.

Mesotherapy procedures are also effective in fighting scarring and post-acne marks in the same way they do with pigmentation.

Mesotherapy to fight pigmentation and scarring

 Mesotherapy to boost hair growth

The most common results of aging, poor nutrition, and stress are worsening appearance. The thing is that our organism regards the skin and other organs like hair and nails as of minor importance. So when our body lacks acids, minerals, and other nutrients, it supplies skin and like tissues last. This is why we may observe dryness of the skin and hair loss. To prevent it, there are special injectable solutions,, the ingredients of which penetrate deeply into the follicles, hydrating them, and supplying with all the needed treatments for the strengths, health, and splendid beauty of your braid.

Mesotherapy to reduce cellulite

Unfortunately, almost every single woman on this planet has faced cellulite (lucky men!) – the change of the skin relief mainly in the areas of the buttocks, thighs, sometimes, belly and arms. It can attack younger and older females, skinny and with excess fat, and the reasons may be the most variable: hormones, lifestyle, different diseases, and so on may bring such results as alterations in the relief of the skin what all of us call “orange peel”.

A course of mesotherapy procedures is able to correct the situation, depending on the phase, improve blood circulation, lymph outflow, and split excess fat deposits, even the general relief and get rid of “orange peel”.

Mesotherapy to reduce cellulite

Mesotherapy for weight loss

The cocktails for mesotherapy are effective for local fat reduction and weight loss. Of course, do not hope to lose 20 kilos with the help of mere injection of hyaluronic acid and minerals, but if you have some extra fat you do not like on the chin, belly, and so on, you can expect to get rid of it, using mesotherapy treatments. The injectable solution may improve the blood circulation in the tissues, boost local metabolism, and split fat cells in the injected site. Thin needles used during the procedure will make the whole process fast, effective, and with minimal pain even in such tender area as the face.

How long do mesotherapy effects last?

An important thing you need to know about mesotherapy treatment is that foremost, it is not a one-time wonder, meaning you will need a course injecting shots (the doctor will determine the exact number, depending on the severity of the problem), and that results are not permanent. It means you will have to repeat the course if you want to maintain the effects.

How long may the result last? It is always individual and may vary from patient to patient, depending on his/her age, lifestyle, genetics, health condition, and a bunch of other factors. On average, the patients report they observe positive changes in their appearance for 12-18 months.

How often should I have mesotherapy?

As most of the injectable treatment, mesotherapy should be a repeated scheduled procedure to maintain the results. As metabolism will split the injected ingredients and use them for the needs of the skin, the body will require additional supplement with hyaluronic acid and other components. Once the whole course is done, you will have a consultation with your cosmetic doctor, and he/she will recommend you the best appropriate moment for the next visit. It will not be sooner then after 12-18 months.

What are the side effects and risks of mesotherapy?

Msotherapy is more medical manipulation than a cosmetic, although it is aimed to improve the appearance. However, the patients need to know that there are certain contraindications, risks, and even side effects that accompany mesotherapy treatments. Safety is above everything so the choice of a clinic and medical specialist is crucial. A careful medical examination, appropriate choice of product, technique, and even needles are required for the best beauty outcomes after the course of mesotherpay treatments. If all the rules of injection are followed, just little manifestations of negative effects can be observed:

  • pain;
  • redness;
  • swelling;
  • itching;
  • sensitivity.

Of course, side effects are always individual and in different people they are manifested differently, but using fine needle for making small punctures in the middle layer helps to prevent severe irritation of the skin, as well natural bio-combinable components in the cocktail reduce the risks of body rejection and allergic reactions.

How does recovery after mesotherapy look like?

Well, the good new for many busy people, recovery time after mesotherapy treatment does not take long. Actualy, you would not have to stay in the hospital when the injection is done. You can return to your ordinary daily activity almost immediately. This is the case when beauty demands minimum sacrifices, but you will get much more benefits that you expect. To minimize the irritation from the needle, the doctor should advise to do not touch the face with the hands, stop using heavy makeup and scrubs for a few days.


Treatment with mesotherapy is a wonderful way to rejuvenate the appearance fast and effectively on a par with Botox and dermal fillers. It solves a wide range of problems, and helps people to look younger and more beautiful without long recovery, pain, suffering, and even cost for the procedure is quite affordable. Of course, as any medical invasion, you should negotiate all the questions with the doctor to make sure it would not hurt you in any way.