This medical technique is based on superficial microinjections into the dermis. To better understand the concept, we will explain what this procedure consists in, as well as its different uses and types.
What is mesotherapy?
One definition of mesotherapy is the one given by Michel Pistor himself: it consists in administering medication through intradermal injections in very small doses, and at intervals higher than necessary if administered via other routes, thus reducing iatrogenesis, that is, secondary damage caused by administering the medication.
Historically employed in acupuncture and to treat acute pain, mesotherapy became more relevant in the sixties, seventies and eighties with the incorporation of mesotherapy companies first in France and then internationally; the speciality was officially accepted in France (a pioneer country in mesotherapy) in 2003..
The fundamentals and mechanisms of action of mesotherapy are based on various theories developed over the years by different leading figures in medicine (Pistor, Bicheron, Kaplan, Gancedo, etc.).
What is mesotherapy used for?
In general terms, mesotherapy stimulates recovery and the good functioning of the various parts of our body. An adequate selection of bioregulatory drugs and substances, as well as a good knowledge of injection techniques, are essential to its effectiveness, and they must be adapted to each situation (to each patient and each problem).
This technique has been used habitually in physiotherapy for sports injuries (mainly muscle related). It has also been used successfully in treating arthrosis, inflammatory processes and certain conditions in ligaments and tendons.
It is also widely applied in dermo-aesthetic medicine. Mesotherapy treatments in aesthetic medicine and dermatology provide results for combatting skin aging and its manifestations: wrinkles, flaccidity, alterations in the silhouette... And it also generally improves skin health, its hydration, turgor and elasticity.
What types of aesthetic mesotherapy are there?
Regardless of the injection techniques employed (dry or wet mesotherapy; intradermal nappage, point by point, intradermal papule or tracer injection), medical-aesthetic mesotherapy can be differentiated into three major types according to their area of application: Facial, body and capillary. At mesoestetic®, as specialists in dermo-aesthetics, we treat each of these types with the aim of providing a solution to each need and problem in the spheres of aesthetics and dermatology.
The priority areas on the face are also the most problematic in terms of premature aging, and they are identified by the typical expression lines: forehead wrinkles, crow's feet, glabellar lines, puppet lines, barcode wrinkles, nasolabial and mentolabial folds, etc.
As for the body, the priority areas are the thighs, buttocks, knees, back and sides. However, it is also very common to apply this technique on the neck, lower abdomen, the back of the hands and arms, which are the areas that suffer the most with the passage of time.
Lastly, the capillary area suffers problems such as hair loss and loss of hair volume and density.. Mesotherapy provides nutrients and active substances that stimulate the follicle, revitalising it and improving microcirculation, which slows down hair loss and promotes hair growth in optimal conditions.
And what about the price?
With regard to the price of mesotherapy treatments, it depends on the personalised treatment that the medical specialist considers most appropriate in each case.
Please always consult a healthcare professional to analyse your particular case.