The word Mesotherapy has been derived from the Greek word Mesos, which means “middle”. The word therapy has been derived from the Greek word therapies which means “to treat medically”. It is a technique that is used to tighten the skin and extract the excess fat from underneath the skin – this is usually done by injecting vitamins and other enzymes along with plant extracts. Mesotherapy was developed in the year 1952 by a French doctor named Michael Pistor. The technique was originally used in relieving pain but in recent years this technique has seen massive growth in the non-surgical cosmetic industry. Due to its growing popularity, this therapy is used mainly in the following areas:
- Removing fat in areas like stomach, arms, thighs, buttocks, face
- Reduction of cellulite in thighs and other parts of the body
- Fading of wrinkles such as crow’s feet around the eyes
- Lightening of pigmented skin
- Treating alopecia in patients who suffer from extreme hair loss
- Re-contouring of certain body parts
How Does Mesotherapy Work?
Mesotherapy makes use of very fine needles in order to inject medicine into the mesoderm of the skin layer. This technique is generally used for correcting any issues like poor circulation or inflammation of the skin that is responsible for causing skin damage.
There is no special formula which could be used in the treatment of mesotherapy. It is because the doctors use an amalgamation of different solutions that goes best for treating different problems. Different hormones and enzymes such as Phosphatidylcholine, Aminophylline, Collagenase, Glycolic acid, multivitamins and many others are used for making medicines for different problems. As an aesthetic, lidocaine is generally used.
Preparing For The Treatment
After making an appointment with your doctor for mesotherapy it is best recommended that you do not take any non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs at least one week before. These pain reliever drugs increase the chance of the bleeding and bruising of your wounds after the treatment.
Procedure Of The Treatment
After you reach at the appointment date with the doctor your treatment will start. The doctor will start by injecting your face with an anaesthetic so that it gets numbed. After that, there are different series of injections depending upon the treatment you need. The injection may differ in sizes from 1 millimeter to 4 millimeters. Each injection contains a solution of the hormonal enzymes that will target your problem area since with each injection the solution gets deposited underneath the layer of your skin.
Aftercare Of The Treatment
Since mesotherapy is generally a non-invasive cosmetic surgical procedure, it has a speedy recovery time. However, there are some symptoms that one can experience after this procedure. Side-effects mainly include nausea, redness, swelling, pain, itching etc. in the affected area.
Mesotherapy as a procedure may have faced a lot of criticisms but this is only because most people are unaware of the real outcomes of this procedure. There are great advantages of this therapy since most patients have different problems the doctors have to curate different solutions that are specifically designed for that patient. The risk associated with this treatment is considerably low. You must get this therapy done by a certified and experienced doctor only. The environment where this therapy will take place must be sterile, neat and clean.
You would only experience a burning sensation when you will be injected with the solutions. A qualified doctor will always come to the rescue of your problems. If your medical issue can be treated with the help of small injections then it is the simplest way to go. Mesotherapy is indeed benefitting mankind in all possible ways.