Mesotherapy – is a pharmacological procedure that involves the injection of drugs directly into the area to be treated, and is characterized by a slow spread of the drug to the underlying areas.
The mesotherapy procedure was developed in the 1950s by the French physician Michel Pistor, who focused on the advantage of using certain medications through intradermal microinjections to delay the absorption of the drug. Mesotherapy is also called intradermotherapy, and it is highly regarded both in the aesthetic and analgesic spheres. This method was originally used to counteract infectious diseases and disorders affecting the vascular system.
The needles used during the procedure are very thin, short (4 mm) and super sharp, can have a single injector or several. They do not pierce, but rather «push» the tissue, minimizing pain. These needles introduce substances that penetrate the mesoderm, that is, into the area directly under the skin, from which this technique got its name.
In aesthetic medicine, mesotherapy is often used to combat cellulite, to help eliminate fluid retention in tissues. In this case, lipolytic (aimed at melting fat) drugs are introduced along with small doses of anesthetic to make the procedure painless, and bicarbonate to reduce acidity.
A huge advantage of mesotherapy is that the drug affects a specific area. This is especially important in the context of aesthetic facial medicine . The procedure is able to elasticize the skin and effectively counteract aging.
Mesotherapy can also be indicated for hyperpigmentation, rosacea, telangiectasias, local obesity, various types of atrophic skin scars, stretch marks, after chemical peeling and laser dermabrasion, to prepare the skin for plastic surgery to prevent complications.
Anesthetic mesotherapy is used to alleviate the condition of patients suffering from pain syndrome of joints, muscles, bones, both in the acute and in the chronic phase, or in the case of disorders caused by trauma. In this case, classic drugs are used to combat pain - anti-inflammatory, analgesic, anesthetizing and muscle relaxants. The type of medicine depends on the pathology, frequency of the procedure and the duration of the entire cycle, the choice is left to the specialist who conducts the mesotherapy sessions.
Benefits of Mesotherapy
Mesotherapy is able to eliminate pain with much fewer side effects compared to classic oral painkillers. The result of the use of drugs, thanks to the method of administration, is immediate.
Contraindications to mesotherapy
- pregnancy (risk of spontaneous abortion);
- lactation (an allergic reaction in the child to the drug is possible);
- the use of anticoagulants (risk of multiple hematomas);
- oncology (risk of new tumor foci);
- tendency to form keloid scars mental illness;
Before proceeding to mesotherapy, the doctor should be informed by the patient about an allergy to the drug that will be administered in order to avoid the appearance of undesirable effects, the most serious of which is anaphylactic shock.
Specialists of Bogoliuby MC emphasize that the approach to the mesotherapy procedure is strictly individual, and there is no standard duration, however, it is believed that the full cycle should include from 8 to 15 sessions of 15 to 20 minutes each, which are performed weekly. Then it is necessary to conduct one session per month in order to maintain the achieved results. It should be noted that the most significant effects of the procedure are observed starting from the third session. In the Bogoliuby MC, a line of Mesoline cocktails is used to solve aesthetic problems.«Mesoline».