Mesotherapy is a technique in cosmetic medicine that uses injections of enzymes, vitamins, plant extracts, and hormones to improve skin conditions. This treatment is generally aimed at rejuvenating the skin, slowing hair thinning, and promoting localized fat loss to improve body contours.

How Does Mesotherapy Work?

Mesotherapy introduces tiny quantities of vitamins and minerals, pharmaceuticals, or hydration just below the surface of the skin or scalp. These ingredients are injected through short needles that are finer than most syringes used in clinics and medical facilities worldwide.

The exact mechanism of Mesotherapy depends on the nature and goal of the treatment. For instance, Mesotherapy for skin rejuvenation uses a cocktail of ingredients that stimulate collagen and elastin production and promote tissue regeneration. On the other hand, Mesotherapy for fat loss or cellulite reduction uses injections that break down fat cells at the target layer.

Why is Mesotherapy Done?

Mesotherapy can help achieve various aesthetic goals by improving blood circulation and stimulating tissue regeneration in the skin. This treatment helps achieve the following goals

Skin Rejuvenation

With aging, our skin loses collagen and elastin – two essential proteins that keep the skin firm and youthful. This leads to wrinkles and fine lines and causes the skin to sag. Mesotherapy can help reverse these aging signs by stimulating collagen and elastin production, producing a firmer, smoother, and more rejuvenated skin appearance.

Mesotherapy can also help reduce skin tone irregularities, such as sun damage and age spots.

Reducing the Appearance of Dark Circles

Mesotherapy for dark circles usually involves injecting minerals, vitamins, and anti-oxidants into the under-eye area. This enhances the hydration and nutritional status of the treated region, which can lead to improved coloration. This treatment can effectively reduce the appearance of dark circles.

Treating Hair Loss

Mesotherapy for hair involves injecting a cocktail of amino acids, vitamins, and minerals into the scalp. The goal is to nourish hair follicles in order to reduce hair thinning and slow down or stop hair loss.

Treating Unwanted Fat

Mesotherapy for unwanted fat often involves a customized mix of various compounds such as phosphatidylcholine, multivitamins, and other substances. Also known as Meso Lipo, this mesotherapy technique triggers spot fat reduction by initiating lipolysis – the process of breaking down fat cells – in the areas with localized fat. It helps redefine body contours by reducing fat from saddlebags, double chin, love handles, thighs, upper arms, upper and lower abdomen, and bulging areas below the bra line.

Treating Cellulite

Mesotherapy can effectively treat cellulite – the fat pockets below the skin surface responsible for an irregular, dimpled skin appearance. It involves injecting a mix of compounds that melts trapped fat, smoothening visible cellulite bumps on the skin surface. This treatment can be performed on several body areas where cellulite is present, such as the hips, thighs, buttocks, and abdomen.

Who is a Candidate?

Mesotherapy can be suitable for individuals who want to

  • Rejuvenate their skin appearance by reducing fine lines, wrinkles, and pigmented spots
  • Slow hair thinning and hair loss by rejuvenating follicles in the scalp
  • Reduce cellulite to improve the appearance of dimpled-skin
  • Get rid of unwanted fat from certain body areas to enhance their silhouette

As a rule of thumb, to be a good candidate for Mesotherapy, you should be 18 years or above, in good health, and have realistic expectations from the treatment.

Mesotherapy Procedure

Mesotherapy is a minimally invasive procedure performed in an outpatient setting. It is a relatively comfortable injection-based treatment, so no significant preparation is required. You may, however, need to stop taking aspirin or other NSAIDs two weeks prior to the procedure. It’s also important to arrive at the clinic on time to allow the practitioner to clean and desensitize the treatment area.

During the mesotherapy procedure, you will receive a series of injections via short needles into the treatment area. The injections, which can be delivered manually or with a mechanical device, are introduced at different skin depths ranging from 1mm to 4mm. The contents and depth of these injections will depend on your treatment goals.

The average number of mesotherapy sessions needed may range between three and ten, though more sessions may be required in some cases. Initially, the treatment sessions will be spaced 7-10 days apart, but this gap may be stretched to two weeks when the initial results are visible.

Recovery After Mesotherapy?

Most patients require no downtime after Mesotherapy and, hence, can return to work immediately after the procedure. There may be some bruising, swelling, and redness in the treated region, but these do not last long. Even during their existence, these side effects are not likely to interfere with the candidate’s routine tasks.

That being said, mesotherapy recipients are generally advised to avoid strenuous workouts and intense physical activities for at least two days after a session. They may also be asked to stop taking NSAIDs for about 48 hours.

Results of Mesotherapy

The results of Mesotherapy can vary from person to person. Some people may notice improvements after the first session, while others may start seeing the desired effects after three sessions. The more significant results may show up after 8-15 sessions.

The longevity of mesotherapy results vary significantly based on the problem being treated and the patient’s commitment to maintaining the results. Here is a quick breakdown of how long the mesotherapy results may last in different scenarios

  • For skin rejuvenation – 12 to 18 months.
  • For hair loss and thinning – 12 to 18 months.
  • For cellulite reduction – three years.
  • For fat loss – long-lasting or maybe lifetime, depending on how well you maintain a healthy lifestyle.

Under Which Conditions Is Mesotherapy Not Recommended?

Mesotherapy may not be recommended for

  • Breastfeeding mothers.
  • Pregnant women.
  • Cancer patients.
  • Diabetic patients who are on insulin.
  • Patients who tend to show allergic reactions to any of the ingredients used in mesotherapy injections.
  • People with a history of paralysis.
  • Cardiac patients on medications.

How much does Mesotherapy cost?

The average starting cost of Mesotherapy in Dubai is AED 500. The exact price of the treatment may vary depending on the following factors

  • Problem being treated
  • Ingredients used in mesotherapy injections
  • Size of the treatment area
  • The practitioner’s expertise
  • Location and reputation of the treatment facility or clinic

Mesotherapy Doctors

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