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Mesotherapy - Procedure, Side Effects, Recovery, Cost

Written by Dr Eman Abdalla | Medically reviewed by Editorial Team
Last updated on: November 10, 2023

What is Mesotherapy?

Mesotherapy is a procedure that involves injecting small amounts of medication, vitamins, minerals, peptides, antioxidants, hyaluronic acid and other substances directly into the middle layer of the skin. It is typically used for cosmetic purposes, such as improving the appearance of the skin, treating pigmentation, open pores, acne scars, hair treatment or reducing cellulite.

Benefits of Mesotherapy

Mesotherapy has several potential benefits, including:

  • Skin rejuvenation: Mesotherapy can improve the texture, tone, and overall appearance of the skin.
  • Pigmentation treatment can help improve superficial pigmentation caused by sun damage, inflammation, aging. Etc.

  • Cellulite reduction: It can help improve cellulite's appearance by targeting the fat cells directly.
  • Hair loss treatment: Mesotherapy can stimulate hair growth and reduce hair loss.
  • Fat reduction: It can target and break down fat cells, helping to contour the body.

Who Needs Mesotherapy Treatment?

Mesotherapy can benefit individuals looking to improve their skin's appearance, reduce cellulite, stimulate hair growth, treat skin imperfection, or target specific areas for fat reduction.

Mesotherapy Procedure

Pre-treatment Assessment

Before undergoing mesotherapy, a pre-treatment assessment is usually conducted. This involves consulting a qualified professional to assess your medical history, determine your goals, and discuss potential risks or side effects.

Types of Injections

During the mesotherapy procedure, the doctor will use fine needles, derma pen or a mesotherapy gun to inject the desired substances into the middle layer of the skin. The specific substances used may include amino acids, peptides, antioxidants, vitamins, minerals, hyaluronic acid, or other customized blends according to the condition.

Duration and Sessions

The duration of a mesotherapy session can vary depending on the areas being treated and the specific protocol used (20 to 45 minutes). Multiple sessions are usually recommended, spaced a few weeks apart, to achieve optimal results.

Mesotherapy Side Effects

Common Side Effects

  • Mild swelling
  • Bruising
  • Redness
  • Discomfort at the injection site

Tips to Minimize Side Effects

To minimize potential side effects of mesotherapy, following the aftercare instructions provided by your doctor is important. This may include avoiding sun exposure, using skincare products as recommended, and applying ice or cold packs to the treated areas.

Tips for a Smooth Recovery After Mesotherapy Treatment

  • Avoid excessive sun exposure and use sunscreen.
  • Follow the recommended skincare routine provided by your doctor.
  • Avoid strenuous activities or exercise for a few days after treatment.
  • Follow any specific aftercare instructions given by your doctor.

What to Expect Post Mesotherapy?

After mesotherapy treatment, you may experience some redness, swelling, or bruising at the injection sites. These effects are temporary and should subside within a few days to a week. As you progress through the recommended sessions, you may start noticing the desired effects, such as improved skin texture, improved pigmentation, reduced open pores or reduced cellulite.

Mesotherapy Cost

Mesotherapy FAQs

Is Mesotherapy painful?

Mesotherapy injections can cause discomfort or mild pain depending on individual tolerance and the areas being treated. A topical numbing cream will minimize any potential discomfort.

Can I combine Mesotherapy with other treatments?

In some cases, mesotherapy can be combined with other treatments to enhance the results.

Is Mesotherapy suitable for everyone?

While mesotherapy is generally safe and well-tolerated, it may not suit everyone. Pregnant or breastfeeding women, individuals with certain medical conditions or allergies, or those taking specific medications may need to avoid mesotherapy.

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