Many people are familiar with the popular anti-aging treatments of Botox, plastic surgery, and chemical peels. However, there has been an increasing number of people turning to non-invasive procedures like mesotherapy to fight the signs of aging.
In fact, according to recent reports by PR Newswire, rising at a CAGR rate of 21.8%, the global market size is likely to get to $857.9 million by 2027.
Mesotherapy has been around for some time. Although it is used for skin rejuvenation and tightening, it is also used for non-surgical liposuction.
It is a popular non-surgical treatment used to reduce fine lines and wrinkles, treat cellulite and increase skin elasticity. It is used to treat body fat deposits, muscle wasting, and other skin disorders.
This blog covers different types of mesotherapy used for various medical and cosmetic procedures.
This blog is to help you understand if this is a procedure that you would like to run in your aesthetic clinic.
Mesotherapy was introduced in 1952 by the French physician Dr. Michel Pistor. He was a family practitioner.
He used mesotherapy as a way to deliver medication directly to a specific area of the body without adverse side effects. Through mesotherapy, he treated painful conditions such as sciatica.
Mesotherapy then evolved into a treatment for superficial aesthetic conditions.
Now, mesotherapy is commonly known in Europe but not so well known in the United States so it may seem like a new procedure to most people; however, it has been used successfully in Europe for more than 50 years.
What is Mesotherapy?
Mesotherapy is a non-surgical aesthetic medicine treatment that can be used to reduce body fat and cellulite. It is administered using very fine needles that penetrate the mesoderm – your skin’s middle layer of tissue. The needle delivery is so fine that it does not cause discomfort or pain.
Mesotherapy offers more benefits than traditional liposuction. It provides body sculpting and contouring with minimal downtime and minimal risk. Unlike liposuction, mesotherapy can target small body areas, such as the face, neck, chin, arms, legs, thighs, buttocks, etc.
Mesotherapy involves the injection of small doses of pharmaceutical and homeopathic medications.
So mesotherapy treatments are not only safe but also practical and affordable.
Different types of mesotherapy are used for various purposes. Therefore, several different types of mesotherapy are available to treat specific conditions.
For instance, mesotherapy for skin rejuvenation and mesotherapy for hair loss work differently.
What Are the Methods Used to Administer Mesotherapy?
As mentioned, mesotherapy is a treatment method that comes from France. This method involves the injection of different substances or different combinations of imports into the body for aesthetic or therapeutic purposes.
There are two methods used to help mesotherapy treatments: intramuscular and subcutaneous.
- The intramuscular injection is administered directly into the muscle
- The subcutaneous injection is distributed under the skin but not in the muscle
Other two main methods that plastic surgeons can use to administer mesotherapy:
A series of small injections are administered directly into affected areas using a very fine needle. This helps in cellulite reduction, hair loss prevention, and wrinkle reduction.
The method is also famous for non-surgical fat reduction as it offers more targeted results than alternative treatments such as liposuction.
Mesoguns are devices that are specifically designed to administer mesotherapy treatments. They use a high-pressured system to spray medications into the skin, much different than traditional injection systems, which require one needle at a time.
Mesoguns tend to cause less pain than other injection methods because the medication is spread out over a larger area (which means it’s not as concentrated).
There are many different types of mesogens available in the market today. Some are manual, while others are automatic (also known as electronic).
Manual mesotherapy guns require the practitioner to manually adjust how much pressure is applied during each treatment session. In contrast, automatic guns have preset settings that automatically determine how much pressure is applied.
What Are the Types of Mesotherapy?
The type of mesotherapy depends on what the doctor is treating and the patient’s health history. So, the medications used vary with the condition. There are lots of them to treat different conditions. Some of these processes are as follows:
This is the most common kind of mesotherapy. It can be used for the following areas: face, neck, and décolletage
The mesolift is used to rejuvenate and hydrate the skin in these areas. It promotes collagen production and works to reverse the signs of aging by tightening and firming the skin and reducing wrinkles.
In this procedure, the skin is injected with natural substances that help improve the color and texture of the skin. This process helps to reduce wrinkles and fine lines, eliminate acne breakouts, and restore facial volume.
Mesotherapy for weight loss is a popular treatment. In Europe, there have been thousands of studies on mesotherapy injections to help patients lose weight and reduce cellulite.
Mesotherapy is used to treat cellulite and improve the appearance of dimpled skin on the thighs or buttocks. Cellulite is often caused by excess fat or fluid beneath your skin.
A combination of vitamins, amino acids, minerals, and nucleic acids is injected into fat deposits. They help break down fat cells in the skin and improve blood circulation, which helps reduce cellulite deposits and smooth out dimpled skin.
Body mesotherapy can help tone and contour areas of your body with excess fat or cellulite. It can also be used to rejuvenate sun-damaged skin on your hands, arms, legs, or stomach.
Body contouring mesotherapy can be used for the following areas:
- The abdomen and waistline are an excellent treatment for toning up these areas. Plastic surgeons also use it to reduce cellulite or stretch marks.
- Arms and legs– this is an excellent treatment if you have stubborn fats in these areas that are hard to shift. Mesotherapy can also help tone up saggy skin and reduce cellulite.
- Buttocks– this is an excellent treatment if you want to firm up your buttocks. Mesotherapy can also be used if you have cellulite on your buttocks.
It is a safe method for fat removal. It also aims to improve skin elasticity.
Hair mesotherapy is also called mohair. The injection contains protein that is responsible for stimulating hair growth. It improves circulation to the scalp, encourages hair growth, and thickens existing hair.
So, this method has been proven effective for hair loss, hair thinning, and balding conditions.
This mesotherapy procedure also called lipolysis that, treats cellulite. Being a minimally invasive cosmetic procedure, it uses injections to eliminate localized areas of fat such as saddlebags, love handles, stomachs, and other body parts such as hips, thighs, chin, and buttocks.
In this procedure, a combination of phosphatidylcholine and deoxycholic acid is injected into the body’s fatty areas, which helps in breaking down fat cells and removing them from the body through natural metabolic processes.
Dermatologists in this procedure use a cocktail of vitamins to rejuvenate the skin.
Therefore, they can mix PPC with other substances like amino acids and hyaluronic acid.
Other common kinds of mesotherapy include:
- Mesowhite – a treatment that uses hyaluronic acid, vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants to reduce sun damage, age spots, and pigmentation problems
- Mesodrainage – a treatment that reduces cellulite by breaking down fatty deposits, improving circulation, and detoxifying the body
Applications of Mesotherapy
Mesotherapy can be used for a variety of treatments, including:
- Eliminating cellulite
- tightening sagging skin
- eliminating excess weight
- slimming the body
- eliminating hair loss
- treating arthritis and tendonitis pain
- Body Contouring
- Cellulite Reduction
- Hair Loss Treatment
Mesotherapy can be used for a variety of medical treatments.
Mesotherapy has been shown effective in treating acute pain and chronic pain. It can treat painful conditions such as:
- Neck Pain
- Shoulder Pain
- Lower Back Pain
- Hip Pain
- Knee Pain
- Elbow Pain
- Wrist Pain
- Ankle Pain
- Foot Pain
Mesotherapy is a non-surgical cosmetic medicine treatment involving multiple injections of pharmaceutical and homeopathic medications into the subcutaneous fat. The stated purpose of the procedure is to aid in weight loss, rejuvenate the skin, and reduce cellulite.
Feel free to incorporate it into your anti-aging treatments. And if you require guidance and resources, we at Yastrid Medical Aesthetics have the resources you need. Feel free to reach out to us!
Sounds simple enough, right?