What is mesotherapy? Well, it complicated, but an oversimplified and by no means exhaustive description would be a cosmeticsl procedure, which usually involves the injection or surface application on the skin, of a variety of skin treatment substances (vitamins, minerals, enzymes, hormones, and amino acids). Most often the target is the mesodermal layer of the skin, which lays between the epidermis and the SubQ fat tissues. This is the part of the skin which holds the blood and lymph vessels, as well as the connective tissues. The main focus of most meso procedures if to rejuvenated the skin and improve its overall condition, including texture, elasticity, hydration etc.
The main forms of mesotherapy can be split into four separate categories, each of which has its advantages and targets more concrete skin related issues. These types of meso skin treatment include:
Mesotherapy for skin rejuvenation
Probably the most standard form of meso procedure, its main focus is delivering vitamins, antioxidants and other valuable nutrients directly into the mesodermal layer of the skin, for an accelerated revitalizing effect for the skin. The main focus of this form of skin rejuvenating treatment is to restore elasticity and smoothen out the skin texture, restore the moisture levels and improve the overall appearance of the patient. Its most common goal is dealing with fine skin lines and wrinkles, but also – age spots, skin discoloration or hyperpigmentation problems, but also overall damaged and dry skin.
Mesotherapy against hair loss
A problem with affects both men and women, similarly to the general skin treatment, this form of meso procedure involves the direct injection or application of nutrients and minerals into the scalp. This permits for quicker and longer lasting beneficial effect in the fight against hair loss. The direct results from this sort of hair loss treatment is the strengthening of the hair follicle, improved blood flow into the scalp and delay, stoppage or even reversal of the hair loss process. Other treatable problems are hair thinning, dandruff and other head and scalp related issues.
Mesotherapy for cellulite removal
An offshoot, of sorts, of the body contouring mesotherapy, this form of treatment targets cellulite deposits under the skin, specifically. The standard form of treatment involves the introduction of enzymes, hormones and/or peptides into the aforementioned mesodermal skin layer. This form of treatment both helps against already existing cellulite (subQ fat deposits which cause skin dimples on the body), as well as prevents future appearance of this issue. This type of mesotherapy is most effective when combined with other forms of cellulite treatment like massage, as well as the appropriate lifestyle adjustments (diet, exercise).
Mesotherapy for body contouring
Body contouring, or “Fat dissolving” as more commonly referred to, is a form of mesotherapy used to remove the unwanted fat from various parts of the body and thus “contour” its shape. This usually involves the introduction of one or more fat removal agents directly into said tissues. Usually, the aim is to boost the lipolytic processes and cause the fat cells to dissolve. As the above form of treatment, body contouring is most effective only if combined with other measures to deal with excess fat, primarily improvement in the food diet and regular exercise, as well as more invasive solutions like liposuction or tummy tuck.
While the four forms of skin treatment listed above are the most common form of mesotherapy, this is list is far from exhaustive. Meso treatments are available for a plethora of problems and skin conditions, including acne, hyperpigmentation, rosacea, scarring and much more.
One of the main advantages of mesotherapy, in general, is that is works very well with auxiliary forms of skin treatment. In fact, procedures such as microneedling, chemical peels or laser resurfacing, are often recommended to be undergone in conjunction with meso treatment, to boost the skin rejuvenating effect. A good example is how the absorption of nutrients by the skin is significantly improved, when combining mesotherapy procedures with microneedling. Treatment effect amplification can just as well be achieved via chemical peel or laser therapy, when tagged along with a meso solution.
To conclude, defining mesotheraly is difficult, if not impossible task. This is probably the most wide spreading branch of skin care procedures available, encompassing often very different forms of treatment. But hopefully, the above gives you at least a rough idea of what people most commonly refer to, when using the term “mesotherapy treatment”.