Mesotherapy is a non-surgical treatment technique using needles. Any healthy individual over 18 years old can benefit from this treatment except pregnant-breastfeeding women, insulin-dependent diabetes or cancer patients. A medicated solution is injected into the middle layer of the skin in the problem area. The content of this solution may vary depending on the case and the area to be treated. There are many types of mesotherapy according to the injection technique of the needle and the area of use. Nowadays, needle-free mesotherapy techniques are used, especially in cosmetic treatment.
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Types of Mesotherapy
There are 3 different types of mesotherapy depending on injection technique of the needle: point by point, comprehensive and upper skin injections. Mesotherapy is also divided into body, face and hair mesotherapy. In addition, mesotherapy can be divided into needle and needle-free mesotherapy.
How to apply mesotherapy?
- The diagnosis of the patient is made after a physical examination, the patient’s general health, his/her medical history and a blood-urine test.
- Mesotherapy is not a surgery, nevertheless anesthetic cream is applied before the procedure.
- A series of injections is given to the patient using a special micro needle, which is attached to a mechanical gun to make multiple injections in succession.
- Injections are given to a depth of 1-4 mm depending on the treatment area. The doctor inserts the needle at an angle to the skin or shakes the wrist quickly while injecting.
- Each injection gives only a small drop of solution to the skin. Several mesotherapy sessions (3-15 times) may be needed to achieve the desired effect.
- Mesotherapy is an outpatient treatment. The patient may return to normal life within a few hours unless any side effects occur.
- It usually does not require a dressing, but a check-up may be needed between sessions.
- Mesotherapy does not apply to people under the age of 18, pregnant and breastfeeding women, insulin-dependent patients, people who experienced stroke, heart and cancer patients receiving multi-drug therapy, and people with liver or kidney disorders.