What Is Mesotherapy?

Mesotherapy is a needle procedure used in the treatment of skin problems such as acute and chronic pain, skin blemish, cellulite, and stretch marks. It is similar to the practice of acupuncture.

How Is Mesotherapy Performed?

Mesotherapy, which is a local treatment method, is the process of injecting low-dose various drugs into the lower part of the skin with a needle. Mesotherapy is used for many purposes from skin rejuvenation to anti-aging procedures. The main uses of this treatment are:

  • - Skin rejuvenation,

  • - Elimination of skin problems such as skin blemish, scarring, stretch mark, and cellulite,

  • - Hair loss treatment,

  • - Local slimming,

  • - Dark circles.

There is no standard mixture used in mesotherapy drugs. Generally, hyaluronic acid and various vitamins are preferred. Appropriate solutions prepared are injected into the skin with very fine-tipped needles. This treatment aims to eliminate inflammation and poor blood circulation that cause damage to the skin. Even if mesotherapy is not a painful procedure, anesthetic cream is applied to the target area just in case before the procedure. Multiple sessions are usually required to achieve the desired effect. 

Mesotherapy is an outpatient treatment. After the treatment, patients return to their daily lives immediately. Mesotherapy is not suitable for people under the age of 18, pregnant and lactating women, diabetes patients, and cancer patients, cardiac patients receiving multiple drug therapy, liver or kidney diseases.

What Are the Side Effects of Mesotherapy?

Mesotherapy is an approved and safe medical aesthetic procedure. Complications that may occur after the procedure are not different from other medical aesthetic applications. All of these complications go away on their own within a few days. One or more of the following can be seen after the mesotherapy procedure:

  • -Mild pain in the treated area

  • -Skin sensitivity,

  • -Swelling

  • -Redness

  • -bruising

  • -Edema

Types of Mesotherapy

Facial Mesotherapy

Aging, sun damage, loss of collagen, and hyaluronic acid combine to give the skin a sunken and pale appearance. Mesotherapy improves this appearance by infusing vitamins, antioxidants, and connective tissue substances into the dermis. As a result of collagen synthesis stimulated by mesotherapy, rejuvenation, tightening and a healthy glow occur.

Hair Mesotherapy

Hair mesotherapy is used in the treatment of baldness and excessive hair loss. Hair mesotherapy accelerates the formation of new hair follicles, repairs damaged tissues in the scalp and increases blood circulation in the scalp.

It is also effective against excessive dandruff problems. Depending on the patient's problem, 4-10 sessions are performed weekly or biweekly. Hair mesotherapy can be carried out in combination with other treatments.

No Needle Mesotherapy

No needle mesotherapy is generally applied in facial rejuvenation, reducing wrinkles, body tightening, and maintaining moisture balance, and hair treatment. In no needle mesotherapy, devices such as mesopeeling are used. This method has both advantages and disadvantages compared to classical mesotherapy. Since no injection is applied in no needle mesotherapy, no side effects are seen on the skin but results are not as successful as needle-based mesotherapy.