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Mesotherapy: What Is It?

Mesotherapy is a word derived from the Latin words "meso" and "therapy". Mesotherapy, which literally means "medium treatment", is a form of aesthetic treatment. It is a procedure performed on the middle layer of the skin using a needle as a method similar to Acupuncture. The process of injecting amino acids, minerals, enzymes and vitamins into the middle layer of the skin with the help of needles (sometimes alone or mixed with each other), is called mesotherapy. Legally, mesotherapy can be applied to all healthy individuals over the age of 18. However, there are people who have some conditions in which mesotherapy cannot be applied or who have conditions that prevent the application. Mesotherapy has a very wide application purpose and application area. Various factors such as the person's health status, age, physical characteristics, and need are the conditions that change the content to be injected with microinjection application. Hence treatments are made individually.

How is mesotherapy done?

Mesotherapy is performed using very fine needles injecting some special solutions to the middle layer of the skin in the relevant area. It is a treatment for the damage on the skin and the regulation of the weakened blood circulation. The content of the solutions depends on the application area, application purpose, age of the person and many other factors such as the substances that the person needs (personal vitamins, amino acids and minerals).

How is mesotherapy applied?

Before the mesotherapy application, a physical examination is performed first. After the physical examination of the patient, a definite diagnosis is made regarding whatever discomfort the patient has. After finalization, an anesthetic cream can be applied to the application area on the person. Disposable needles are used for each patient and the solutions which are deemed suitable for the patient are applied to the area. It can sometimes be applied using a mechanical gun to make the process of injection easy in the area where the application will be made frequently. An angled injection is done by the physician to the middle layer of the skin in the area where the treatment is needed. Very small amounts of solution is injected into this area of injection. More mesotherapy sessions can be done according to the need of the particular area of skin. It is a outpatient treatment method that does not require dressing after the application. If no side effects occur, the patient can easily continue his normal life after the application.

What are the types of mesotherapy?

There are three different types of mesotherapy, depending on the injection technique to be used. The three different types are: point by point mesotherapy, upper skin mesotherapy and comprehensive mesotherapy. Apart from this, mesotherapy applicationis divided into various types such as hair mesotherapy, mesolifting and body mesotherapy according to the area of application.

How does mesotherapy work?

Mesotherapy is one of the very popular aesthetic procedures. Before applying the mesotherapy process, the needs, age and health condition of the person are checked on basis of which the suitable substances such as amino acids, enzymes, hormones, minerals, vitamins, antioxidants and hyaluronic acid are prepared. These prepared substances are applied to the skin where it is needed with the mesotherapy process. These substances which are applied to the skin tissue stimulate the structures called collagen and elastin that keep the skin alive and tight. These stimulated structures accelerate the blood circulation in the area applied and provide the regulation of the immune response and circulation in the lymphatic system. All these things together provide skin renewal. Subcutaneous tissue is repaired and thus the loosened tissues regain their old firmness and rejuvenation is provided. The results and success rates vary depending on factors such as the number of sessions, the correct ratio of injected substances and the person himself.

What are the benefits of mesotherapy?

Mesotherapy is a treatment method that provides benefits in many different ways depending on the application area. It eliminates many problems such as cracks, wrinkles, sunspots, skin spots, skin problems, regional fattening, cellulite in the areas where it is applied. It is a treatment method used especially for people with baldness and hair problems such as alopecia known as a hair loss problem among the public. It provides hair growth in the bald area. It relieves acute or chronic pain in any part of your body. It can particularly be useful for some vascular problems and injuries that occur while doing sports.

Who can undergo mesotherapy?

Mesotherapy can be applied to people over 18 years of age, depending on the region to be treated and individual's health status. The suitability of the person is determined by health screening.

Side effects and damages of mesotherapy

Mesotherapy application has some side effects likewise every medical procedure. Side effects that occur after mesotherapy application usually do not last long. The occurrence of side effects differs from person to person. Some patients do not experience any side effects. Some medications used during mesotherapy can cause allergic reactions in people. In order to prevent allergic reactions, skin reactions should be monitored by applying medication to a small part of the skin surface exactly 24 hours before mesotherapy. Side effects that can be seen after mesotherapy procedure are as follow:

  • Nausea
  • Vomiting
  • Diarrhea
  • Skin swelling
  • Skin sensitivity
  • Itching and burning sensation on the skin
  • Rash on skin surface
  • Bruise on skin surface

Reactions such as skin rash and eruption may be seen in people with very sensitive skin. There may be dark scars on the application area of mesotherapy.

Things to Pay Attention After Mesotherapy

There are some issues to pay attention after mesotherapy procedure. The person who will undergo mesotherapy should definitely not use any blood thinning medicine like aspirin before and after the application. No water should be touched to the application area within the first 10 - 15 hours after the mesotherapy application. Tight clothes such as skinny jeans should not be worn after the application as they can affect the blood circulation. In the first two days after mesotherapy application, the person should not force himself physically. Make-up should not be applied to the skin within the first 10 - 15 hours after mesotherapy. No anti-inflammatory drugs should be used before and after mesotherapy. You should definitely consume healthy food before and after mesotherapy application. Alcohol, caffeine, smoking and high protein foods should not be consumed. In order to prevent swelling, bruising and redness in the application area, cold application should be done on and around the area. Cold chamomile tea compress or cold gels are sufficient for this process. The area where mesotherapy is applied should not be scratched. No pressure should be done on the relevant area. The area should not be touched as much as possible to prevent infection. Hands must be washed before touching the area. All the recommendations given by physician should be considered and followed without missing.

Where and by whom should mesotherapy be applied?

Mesotherapy procedure should definitely be done by a professional physician. It is very important to work with a reputable and experienced clinic. Mesotherapy should certainly not be performed in any clinic that has no training and is not authorized to apply mesotherapy drugs.

Mesotherapy price in 2020

After learning the details of mesotherapy procedure, one of the most wondered issues is the price of mesotherapy. Mesotherapy prices vary with many factors such as the clinic where procedure is performed, the doctor, the materials used in the application, the type of treatment, the treatment area, the treatment session, the duration of the treatment, the region where the clinic is located, and the hospital conditions. The prices of mesotherapy method applied for cosmetic purposes are always higher than the mesotherapy applied for therapeutic purposes. If mesotherapy procedures are applied in a private hospital or a private clinic for cosmetic purposes, Social Security Insurance will not cover the hospital costs because there is no obligation. For these reasons, physician or clinic for cosmetic mesotherapy procedure should not be chosen only by considering the price. Certainly, the clinics and doctors who are certified, licensed and authorized to administer mesotherapy drugs should be preferred. People should never risk their health by choosing any clinic that is not known whether it is authorized to practice.

At which conditions is mesotherapy inconvenient?

Mesotherapy is not recommended at certain conditions. These conditions are as follow:

  • Pregnant women
  • Breastfeeding mothers
  • People with paralysis history
  • Diabetic patients who have to use insulin
  • Cancer patients
  • Patients with blood coagulation disorders
  • People who have allergy against any substance that is used in microinjection process
  • People with urticaria problem
  • People with cardiac disease that is treated by using multiple medicines

What is the feature of mesotherapy?

Mesotherapy application allows the small amount of medication which is applied by using microinjection method to directly contact the desired area on skin. The problem is solved locally without causing systemic effects that affect the whole body. Treatment provides the maximum benefit.

What is needle-free mesotherapy?

It is a mesotherapy procedure performed using ultrasonic machines for people who are sensitive to the mesotherapy method using needles. The ultrasonic machine transmits the drug mixture into the skin without using a needle. The ultrasonic machine allows the cell membrane, which is normally semi-permeable, to become fully permeable for a short time. The cell membrane, which becomes fully permeable, absorbs the transmitted liquid by taking it into the cell. Needle-free mesotherapy application is used for hair treatment, increasing moisture balance in the skin and hair, body tightening, reducing wrinkles on the skin surface, and facial rejuvenation. According to the results of the research, needle mesotherapy procedure has achieved more successful results than needle-free mesotherapy procedures. The most effective application takes place in mesotherapy using a needle. Needle-free mesotherapy is a method preferred by people who are sensitive to needles.

What are the usage areas of mesotherapy?

Mesotherapy is used as a pain relief method in both short-term and long-term painful diseases such as menstrual pains, migraine, fibromyalgia, cervicobrachial syndrome, neuralgia and gout. Mesotherapy can also be applied in inflammatory conditions such as sports injuries, muscle - tendon injuries, bursitis or myositis. The treatment of painful and inflamed fluid accumulations in the joint areas can also be done with mesotherapy. In such rheumatic diseases, these diseases are easily and rapidly treated with drugs applied directly to the area with microinjection. Mesotherapy is also used to eliminate some vascular diseases. The vascular disease called varicose caused by circulatory disorder is a disease treated with mesotherapy.

Mesolifting and body mesotherapy

In mesolifting and body mesotherapy, many skin conditions such as spots, sunspots, skin spots, birthmarks, acne, fistula, acne scars, birth cracks, cracks that occur by weight gain, shingles are treated. It removes skin aging on the face and provides correction of the skin color of a person. Collagen tissue that decreases with aging causes sagging and wrinkles on the skin. The procedures applied as microinjection in mesotherapy provide the repair of collagen tissue. Mesolifting is a very effective method that provides skin renewal, which is widely applied today. This method which plays a crucial role in reducing aging symptoms is very effective. Regeneration, brightness, healthy glowing, fullness on the skin after mesolifting can be significantly visible. Since mesolifting is the process of replacing the natural and needed substances of the skin and the application is made in very small amounts, the possibility of side effects is low. While mesolifting enables the skin to regain the missing moisture, it increases the production of natural elastane and collagen in the skin. Just before mesotherapy is applied to the face, the skin is disinfected and cleaned very well. The skin is regenerated by the process of introducing required substances such as minerals, vitamins, amino acids, hyaluronic acid, antioxidants into the skin. Cellulite disorder caused by skin circulatory disorder can be seen in both men and women. Mesotherapy is also used to eliminate the appearance of cellulite. The fluids injected into the middle layer of the skin accelerate the blood circulation under the skin, regulate the lymph circulation, dissolve the fats, dissolve the stiff connective tissues and help to eliminate cellulite. After mesotherapy procedure, cellulite formation can be prevented by healthy nutrition and regular exercise.

How is face and skin mesotherapy applied?

A very small amount of hyaluronic acid is directly injected to the middle and first layers ıf skin. Hyaluronic acid protects the elastic tissue of skin, but it starts to decrease in the skin by the aging although it exists in every skin tissue. By mesotherapy application, the missing hyaluronic acid is replaced. The drug mixture is injected into the skin at certain intervals with micro needles used in mesotherapy. It may be applied to deeper areas according to the need of skin. In order to get an effective result from the application, more sessions can be applied at one-week interval as determined by the physician according to the need of skin. Considering the sensitivity of patients against pain, anesthetic cream can be applied on the skin surface before the procedure. If it is decided to apply anesthetic cream, it is applied on the relevant area until 30 to 40 minutes before mesotherapy procedure. Duration of treatment may change between 20 to 45 minutes according to the size of mesotherapy area. The recovery time on the skin surface after mesotherapy application depends partially on the patient. After the procedure, some patients can return to their daily lives completely, while some patients may experience some problems such as redness, swelling and bruising. During the first two days after mesotherapy application, this redness and swelling may pass. The healing process of redness and swelling around the eyes may take longer.

Benefits of face and skin mesotherapy

  • It gives vibrant, healthy and bright appearance to the matte, dull, pale and tired looking skin.
  • It eliminates skin problems such as swelling, bruising and redness under the eyes. It dissolves locally stored fat. It removes and treats the orange-looking cellulite on the skin surface.
  • It provides the elimination of the wrinkle appearance caused by the aging of the skin and the use of excessive facial expressions.
  • It ensures that scars on the skin surface, cracks on the skin and all stains on the skin surface are treated and eliminated.
  • It provides correction of inequality in skin color. It treats all skin color differences such as freckles.
  • It prevents skin sagging in the neck, décolleté area and hands, which are the most easily sagging areas with age, and allows the subcutaneous tissue to regain its elasticity.
  • It saturates the skin with moisture, making it look healthy, bright, fuller and tight.
  • It rejuvenates the skin.

Hair mesotherapy

Hair mesotherapy appears as a procedure that enables hair regeneration without the use of surgical methods. It treats hair problems such as alopecia, excessive hair loss, and baldness. It also provides hair growth and reduction of dandruff. Hair loss is generally caused by nutritional deficiencies, hormone deficiency around the hair follicles, poor blood circulation on the scalp, and DHT loss in men. Mesotherapy is a form of treatment aimed at correcting these problems. It treats the main source of problems such as hair loss and provides solution to these problems. It is a treatment method that can be applied to both women and men. It is an effective treatment method for hereditary hair loss. Nutrients, some minerals and vitamins that are injected into the scalp accelerate the metabolism of hair cell, increase the blood circulation of scalp and eliminate the infections of scalp. It provides healthier, longer, more voluminous and stronger hair. Hair problems occur due to factors such as genetics, stress, environmental pollution, UV rays, nutritional deficiencies, sleep disorders, hormonal imbalances. Mesotherapy application nourishes hair follicles with amino acids, vitamins, minerals and nutrients. Mesotherapy application, which revitalizes hair follicles and accelerates blood circulation prevents hair loss. At the same time, mesotherapy procedure strengthens hair follicles and prevent hair loss if applied after hair transplantation.

How is hair mesotherapy applied?

Superficial injections applied to the scalp stimulate natural self-regeneration and reproduction processes of hair. With a small amount of solution placed in the middle layer of scalp, these processes are stimulated, and hair is renewed and grown again. The application of mesotherapy process for hair loss is completely personal. A single session of hair mesotherapy takes approximately 10 to 30 minutes depending on the size of treatment area. Such medicines as finasteride, which are approved for use in hair treatments, vitamins and various plant extracts are used in the scalp for hair loss. In order to achieve effective results from hair mesotherapy, each cell on scalp must be revitalized. For this reason, one session every two days of the week should be applied in the first two or three months. At the end of this period, the intervals between mesotherapy sessions may take longer. There are some people who can get results in the first two weeks of treatment process. Treatment response period changes from person to person. The degree of hair loss problem is one of the factors affecting this period. Although results can be obtained within the first two or three months, the final result can be obtained after six months of treatment.

Benefits of hair mesotherapy

  • Reduces hair loss.
  • Stimulates hair growth and reproduction.
  • Prevents hair splitting.
  • Accelerates growth of new hair follicles on scalp.
  • Repair damaged parts on scalp.
  • Reduces dandruff problem in hair.
  • Accelerates blood circulation in scalp and nourishes hair follicles.

Mesotherapy procedure in regional fattening

Mesotherapy is used as an alternative treatment method to liposuction treatment which is performed to eliminate fattening in leg, waist, arm and abdominal area of people. The application of mesotherapy dissolves the fat tissue in subcutaneous tissue. Mesotherapy application can be supported with regular exercise and diet to achieve more permanent results.

Frequently Asked Questions

Who is suitable for mesolifting?

Mesotherapy is a method that can be applied to both skin and hair. mesolifting, which is a regenerative method and makes the skin younger by tightening effect, is appropriate for many people who complain about sagging and wrinkles. This treatment method that is applied by injection regenerative substances to the skin with very fine needles will create very big differences and its effects will be started to be seen in a very short time. mesolifting is appropriate for every man or woman who suffers from aging symptoms on their face. This method enables the removal of newly starting wrinkles caused by both aging and harmful effects of the sun and it can be applied to everyone who wants to get rid of wrinkles on their skin even a little. Mesotherapy is an effective treatment method for skin rejuvenation. For this reason, it is mostly preferred by elder people. You can contact us for all your questions about mesolifting. Mesotherapy is a method that can be applied to both skin and hair. mesolifting, which is a regenerative method and makes the skin younger by tightening effect, is appropriate for many people who complain about sagging and wrinkles. This treatment method that is applied by injection regenerative substances to the skin with very fine needles will create very big differences and its effects will be started to be seen in a very short time. Mesolifting is appropriate for every man or woman who suffers from aging symptoms on their face. This method enables the removal of newly starting wrinkles caused by both aging and harmful effects of the sun and it can be applied to everyone who wants to get rid of wrinkles on their skin even a little. Mesotherapy is an effective treatment method for skin rejuvenation. For this reason, it is mostly preferred by elder people.

Dr. Hande Ulusal

Uzm. Dr. Hande Ulusal özellikle estetik ve kozmetik dermatoloji, dermatolojide lazer uygulamaları, sedef hastalığı (psoriasis), akne (ergenlik sivilcesi), rozase, saç hastalıkları ve ürtiker ile ilgilenmektedir.

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