Mesotherapy was first developed in 1952 by a French doctor to help relieve pain. However, with modern advances, mesotherapy is now used to tighten loose skin, remove excess fat and new studies are showing mesotherapy is helping to restore hair loss. Skin And Body Refinery will share everything you need to know about mesotherapy.
How Does Mesotherapy Work?
Mesotherapy uses a series of injections that contain vitamins, enzymes, hormones and plant extracts. Originally, mesotherapy was used to help relieve pain and was created by a Dr. Michel Pistor. The deeper studies of mesotherapy showed the therapy helped with more than just pain. Today mesotherapy is used in many different medical treatments that can help remove fat from the stomach, thighs, arms, hips, legs, and the face. Mesotherapy is even used to remove cellulite, tighten loose skin, recontour the body, reduce the appearance of wrinkles, and lighten skin pigments. In recent studies, mesotherapy has been used to help treat alopecia which is a hair loss condition. Mesotherapy is a simple procedure that uses injections. These injections are delivered into the mesoderm or second layer of the skin. As there are many different uses for mesotherapy the injection formula will slightly change for the targeted results.
If you are considering getting mesotherapy, you will first need to see a doctor for a consultation. You will want to find a Medical Spa that provides mesotherapy. Once found, request a consultation for mesotherapy. During the consultation you will be asked your basic medical conditions and medication you may be taking. You may be advised to stop taking aspirin or other Bufferin based medications as well as nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs. Certain medications will increase bleeding and bruising during injections. During each session of mesotherapy, you will be given a numbing agent in the targeted area. The numbing agent is typically a topical or cream. Once the numbing agent takes effect, the doctor will proceed with the injections.
How Many Mesotherapy Sessions are Needed?
Depending on the treatment needed, the amount of injection will vary and of course the time it will take to complete the injections. To see proper results, some treatments may require anywhere from 3 to 15 sessions and about every 7 to 10 days apart. After each session, recovery is very quick with only a slight tenderness in the injection site. Most patients will begin to see results after the second or third session or sometimes within a six month period of the first session.
Candidates for Mesotherapy
Not everyone feels like they are a candidate for mesotherapy. However, that is not the case. Mesotherapy can be done on most people, though there are a few medical conditions that can reduce the results or cause other problems. It is essential to have a consultation before committing to mesotherapy to ensure you are a candidate. However, you will find that most people are able to receive mesotherapy.