Mesotherapy is a non-surgical procedure that uses homeopathic preparations, enzymes, vitamins, pharmaceutical micro-injections, and other ingredients to achieve benefits such as skin tightening, getting rid of cellulite, and getting rid of excess fat. It is usually performed by professionals like Dr. Tatiana Sharahy.
Common benefits of mesotherapy include;
- Tightening loose skin
- Skin rejuvenation
- Reducing cellulite
- Getting rid of fat in the stomach, hips, legs, buttocks, face, thighs, and face
- Treating alopecia
- Body recontour
- Getting rid of wrinkles
- Treating acne scarring
How Does It Work?
Mesotherapy works based on the principle that substances penetrate the skin reaching deep areas that creams can’t reach. Fine needles are used to inject solutions into the mesoderm. There is no standard formula for injecting mesotherapy and different doctors may use different solutions. The most common ones include:
- Herbal extracts
- Minerals and vitamins
- Prescription medicine
Preparing for Mesotherapy
If you plan on getting mesotherapy. You must speak with your provider first. They will try to understand the problem that you wish to address. They may also let you know what to expect from the procedure.
They will suggest that you stop taking certain medications. You may have to avoid nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory medication several days before your procedure.
The provider may give you numbing medication. They will then use a special needle to administer a series of injections.
They may use a mechanical gun to administer the injections.
They will administer different injections at different depths into your skin, usually between one to four millimeters. With each injection, they will administer some solution into your skin. Most people need a few mesotherapy sessions before achieving the results they desire. You may need 3 to 15 sessions. The injections are often used on your chest, hands, thighs, face, or scalp.
Common Side Effects of Mesotherapy
- Bumps on the site of injection
- Skin infections
- Allergic reactions caused by the injected solutions
- Inflammation or swelling
- Redness and itching
- Dark patches
- Bruising, scars, and infection
After treatment, the recovery period is short. There is no downtime but some people choose to take a day off due to side effects such as itching and skin inflammation.
Even though there is little scientific evidence to support mesotherapy, it works. It has been used for decades to achieve various results. Since there is no standardization, different providers may use different solutions for their injections.
The best things about mesotherapy are that it is non-surgical, it does not require downtime, and the chances of getting complications are minimal. The side effects go away in a few days.
It is one of the most reliable options for body contouring, skin rejuvenation, and getting rid of excess fat. Even though the procedure is not approved by the FDA, the ingredients used are approved.
If you choose to get mesotherapy, seek the help of a licensed and experienced doctor. They will use the right solutions and minimize your chances of getting side effects or complications. Even though there are many providers, they may not all be right for you.