Mesotherapy is another classic way of rejuvenating your skin to target different problems such as whitening, pigmentation, wrinkles and acne scar through tiny vitamin injections directly injected to the affected area. Mesotherapy treatment is a non surgical cosmetic solution aimed at diminishing problem areas in your body such as cellulite, excess weight, body contouring, and face/neck rejuvenation, just to name a few.
Today, mesotherapy is used to:
- remove fat in areas like the stomach, thighs, buttocks, hips, legs, arms, and face
- reduce cellulite
- fade wrinkles and lines
- tighten loose skin
- recontour the body
- lighten pigmented skin
- treat alopecia, a condition that causes hair loss
It’s hard to say whether mesotherapy works, because so many different ingredients and methods are used in the treatment. Few studies have been done to test the technique. And many of the studies that have been done were small.
The procedure involves tiny superficial injections of Hyaluronic Acid directly into the epidermis and mesoderm (middle layer) this helps to nourish and rejuvenate, boost cell activity and stimulate the production of collagen and elastin.
After a course of Mesotherapy injections your skin will look hydrated, glowing, radiant and firmer. For Mesotherapy to be most effective a course of 4-6 treatments are recommended at 2-4 week intervals. There may be some superficial swelling and signs of tiny needle marks after treatment which will settle in 24-48 hours. This may take a little longer around the eye area so clients may need a little recovery time.
The research that does exist on mesotherapy hasn’t shown much of a benefit for skin rejuvenation. A 2012 study of six people who got the treatment for six months didn’t show any real improvement in wrinkles. And a 2008 study of 20 women who got mesotherapy for body contouring found no reduction in thigh size. Mesotherapy is considered a nonsurgical alternative to liposuction for removing unwanted fat.
Liposuction permanently removes fat from areas like your stomach, thighs, and back. Cosmetic surgeons perform this procedure by inserting a thin plastic tube through small incisions in your skin, and then suctioning out the fat using a surgical vacuum. Liposuction is done while you’re under anesthesia.
Because mesotherapy is noninvasive, there usually isn’t any downtime. Many people are able to return to their regular activities right away. Others may need to take a day off due to swelling and pain at the injection sites.