The founding father of mesotherapy is the French physician Dr. Michel Pistor. In 1952 he used mesotherapy for the first time to treat injuries and rheumatic disorders. Mesotherapy is part of the traditional medicine and is practiced by many physicians in the world.
Mesotherapy is characterized by a series of microinjections into the skin. Pricks are made at regular intervals of 0,5 to 2 cm and at regular depths of 1 to 10 мм depending on the particular type of therapy, thus inserting into the skin active substances or cocktails of substances such as vitamins, antioxidants, minerals, coenzymes, amino acids, nucleic acids, hyaluronic acids, and anti-cellulite cocktails. Injection is made by a special pistol. The solutions inserted by this pistol allows for a precise dosage of the depth and medication dose, thus keeping to the main postulate in mesotherapy, “numerous pricks, small substance or cocktail quantity”. In the last years there has been a retreat to the classical mesotherapy wherein multi-pricking is done by hand. Active substances are injected directly into the problem area, thus avoiding their systematic activity. The various types of cocktails aim at making the skin and its texture better nourished, and seek to tighten the skin, and keep it from the formation of lines and wrinkles, smooth, lifting and anti-cellulite effect.
In esthetic dermatology mesotherapy is issued to treat:
– Stretch marks;
– Loss of hair in alopecia;
– Face and body skin hydration, tightening, and lifting;
– Face, neck, low neck and hand skin rejuvenation;
The number of procedures depends on the problem, its heaviness, and the medical protocols of the companies producing active substances. The duration of each procedure is about half an hour. Treatment comprises of series of procedures followed by maintenance therapies at intervals of several months. Bruising, swelling, stinging, itching sensation, or pain often appears on the area of the skin that will go away in a few days.
This technique has a number of advantages because it is comparatively quick, has a good tolerance, comparatively permanent results, and minimum side effects.
The specialist shall determine whether this is the right technique for you.