The name mesotherapy is derived from the Greek word “mesosâ€. The basic idea originated in France over 20 years ago. To achieve optimum healing with as little side effects as possible, the French doctor, Michel Pistor, developed an injection method that deposited the medicine in the immediate proximity of the afflicted area.
Mesotherapy, when practiced correctly, involves the injection of low doses of medication or combinations of medications directly into the tissues, a practice which keeps side effects at an absolute minimum. There are many indications for which mesotherapy provides relief or healing, including pain therapy, joint disease or weak resistance. It is only in recent years that it has been used in cosmetic medicine. The treatment restores the skin’s elasticity, firmness and shine. It also very useful for post peel and laser treatment, facilitating the rapid regeneration of the skin.
- By improving skin tone and texture
- By rejuvenating tired looking skin
- By raising the elasticity, tonicity, and moisture content of your skin
- By making your skin look more vital, healthier and improving the skin’s blood circulation
- By causing your complexion to shine
- By temporarily stopping the ageing process
In aesthetic medicine, mesotherapy is considered a gentle treatment for the rejuvenation of the skin. It doesn’t completely remove wrinkles and lines, but it is more of an overall revitalizer that improves the skin’s general appearance. It is especially suited for patients between 35 and 50 years old who have the beginnings of tired skin. A tiny needle is use to inject the active substances and stimulate the metabolic function, encouraging the development of a younger looking skin structure.
The effect achieved by mesotherapy is referred to as mesolifting. It is the product of increased skin elasticity and strength and is characterized by the smoothing out of fine, surface lines.
Mesotherapy is suitable for use anywhere on the body to rejuvenate and tighten up the skin. Ideal applications are, the throat and neckline, backs of hands and the face.
Medical aesthetics applications use mixtures of various vitamins, amino acids and hyaluronic acids whose content is blended to meet the specific requirements of the skin being treated. The preparation is capable of providing the metabolism with a mega boost and the tissue with stimulating revitalization.
With time, the hyaluronic acid content of the skin diminishes and with it the skin’s ability to store moisture. The metabolism rate also slows down. Direct application of hyaluronic acid can replenish the deficit, as it triggers bioactive processes that stimulate the production of collagen and elastin. Active substances applied in dosages relative to the particular skin’s condition, such as vitamins and amino acids aid in the maintenance and regeneration of the skin.
To achieve a noticeable effect, continuous, repeated treatments are required. A typical treatment plan would be: 3 — 5 treatments in intervals of two weeks to one month to start. Follow up treatments every six months are recommended to boost the processes set in motion by the initial treatments.
Mesopeels combine two treatments. A preparatory glycol acid peeling, adapted to the specific skin type and condition, is first applied to make the skin more receptive to the ensuing mesotherapy.
Cellulite is the product of a combination of factors, including oestrogen, connective tissue septa (often referred to as fibrous septae), adipose cell aggregates as well as hydropexis in the subcutaneous fat tissue. To date, no perfect solution or totally successive treatment has been found. However, a combination of various treatments can provide improvement.
Goals of mesotherapy in the treatment of cellulite:
- Stimulation of metabolic processes in the fat cells and reduction of deposits
- Improved microcirculation in the connective tissue and fat cell aggregates due to reduced fat deposits
- Tightening of skin due to the stimulation of connective tissue
The treatment involves a specially formulated mixture administered once a week for six weeks, then every fourteen days and, finally, once a month.
Mesotherapy is most successful when used in conjunction with other measures, such as exercise, sport, healthy nutrition, massage, suitable creams and lotions, endermology, etc. In advanced cases of cellulite, other procedures and methods, including injection lipolysis or laser lipolysis are also very helpful and improve the skin’s appearance.