Mesotherapy is a technique that uses injections of vitamins, enzymes, hormones, and plant extracts to rejuvenate and tighten the skin, as well as to remove excess fat.
Michel Pistor, a physician from France, developed the technique in 1952. It was originally used to relieve pain. In the years that followed, mesotherapy gained popularity in the United States and other parts of the world.
Today the procedure is used to:
– remove fat in areas such as the stomach, thighs, buttocks, thighs, legs, arms, and face;
– reduction of cellulite;
– reduction of fine lines and wrinkles;
– tightening of sagging skin;
– body reconstruction;
– lightening of pigmented skin;
– treatment of hair loss.
Why is it so effective?
In classical mesotherapy, a cocktail of vitamins, amino acids, hyaluronic acid is used. Additionally, antioxidants are added to combat skin stressors. The idea of mesotherapy is that it corrects the main problems such as poor blood circulation and inflammation that cause skin damage. This produces fewer free radicals and protects the DNA molecule of the cells, which slows down aging. Mesotherapy can be used as stand-alone anti-aging care, or in combination with other aesthetic procedures, such as radiofrequency lifting, IPL photo rejuvenation, chemical peels, botulinum toxin (Botox), and others.
How does the procedure work?
During each procedure, you can choose whether or not to apply an analgesic. You will receive a series of injections with a special short needle. The needle can be attached to a machine gun to deliver many injections in a row.
Injections can be given at different depths – from 1 to 4 millimeters in your skin – depending on the condition you are treating. Each injection delivers a small drop of the solution into your skin.
Is there a recovery period after the procedure?
Because mesotherapy is not invasive, there is usually no special time for recovery. Many people can return to their regular activities immediately. Others may need to take a day off due to swelling and pain at the injection site.
– We recommend taking arnica 1 week before the procedure;
– The procedure can be performed 1 week after the last sun exposure.