Mesotherapy makes use of a variety of substances that are injected into the skin. These ingredients work by hydrating and nourishing the skin to help even the skin tone, hydrate the skin, reducing superficial lines and wrinkles, and reduce cellulite and excess fat. It is often used to reduce the appearance of stretch marks and to help stop hair from thinning.
What are mesotherapy treatments used for?
Often, the term “mesotherapy” is used to describe a type of technique that consists of many injections into a specific area. The most popular regions treated include the face, neck, decollete, backs of the hands. Other than these areas, doctors often perform mesotherapy treatments under the chin, arms, and thighs to reduce excess fat or cellulite.
This is also known as biorejuvenation. In this process, a cocktail of vitamins, minerals, and plant extracts are administered into the face via transdermal injection to provide hydration and correct the visible signs of aging.
Similar to rejuvenating the skin, injections can also be administered into the scalp to help stop the hair from thinning. This can help to nourish the hair follicles for shiny, strong hair.
Mesotherapy eliminates fat deposits under the skin to correct the dimpling effect of cellulite. It is injected into a variety of problem areas, including the love handles, chin, buttocks, and thighs, to reduce the appearance of cellulite.
Mesotherapy may be used for a variety of needs, including facial rejuvenation and cellulite reduction. Prior to receiving these treatments, it is essential to consult a board-certified medical professional to ensure patient safety.
Before mesotherapy treatments begin, a numbing cream may be applied to the affected area to minimize pain. Each session is about 30 minutes long, but the number of areas to be treated can increase or decrease the time needed for the procedure. Depending on the brand used, patients may need to go for weekly or monthly injections for up to 3 or 4 treatments before receiving maintenance treatments at 3-month intervals. Some treatments may even last up to 6 months.
Generally, results become apparent after 3 treatment sessions. Depending on your concerns, the results may vary. Discuss your expectations with your injector before receiving treatment to ensure mesotherapy is right for you. For those with moderate to severe wrinkles, a cosmetic filler may be more suitable. As well, those experiencing volume loss will see better results from soft tissue fillers.
If you are receiving mesotherapy treatments for fat or cellulite reduction, the results are meant to be permanent. This can take several treatment sessions to achieve.
What should I know about my mesotherapy treatment?
While mesotherapy is generally a cost-effective form of treatment, patients should be aware of all associated costs prior to undergoing this procedure. Generally, it this treatment may cost between $250 and $600, based on the fees of the health-care provider and the area to be treated. Additionally, patients should be aware that follow-up appointments are required during the course of mesotherapy: multiple treatments are needed to maintain/achieve results.
Please note that pregnant and breastfeeding women as well as individuals under the age of 18 should not undergo this treatment. As well, it is essential that you inform your injector of any existing medical conditions and allergies. This will help determine the best treatment for you.
Mesotherapy may be an effective form of treatment for cellulite reduction and facial rejuvenation. Prior to undergoing this procedure, patients should consult a licensed injector to ensure that they are proper candidates. Any adverse effects should be immediately reported to a medical professional.