Mesotherapy: what is it?

Mesotherapy: what is it?

Mesotherapy is an alternative medical technique that consists of targeted injections of drugs into the deep layer of the skin (the dermis).

Originally intended to treat localized pain and venous insufficiency, this technique is now used to treat many different pathologies. For example:

  • rheumatism;
  • osteoarthritis;
  • lower back or neck pain;
  • tendonitis;
  • sprains;
  • tinnitus;
  • shingles;
  • ENT infections;
  • hair loss (alopecia);
  • ect.

Mesotherapy is attracting growing interest in aesthetic medicine where it is presented as an alternative to surgery. It is mainly used in cellulite treatments or to melt fat in the thighs, buttocks, hips, legs, arms and even the face, around the eyes.

How does a mesotherapy session take place?

During a mesotherapy session, the doctor performs several superficial injections of drugs directly on or around the sites to be treated. The injections are made using a fine needle 4 to 13 mm long. They can be done manually or with an electronic injector gun. Depending on the disease to be treated and the strategy adopted by the doctor, the number of injections required can vary and can sometimes go up to several hundred. The number of sessions may also vary depending on the condition. In acute cases, such as sports injuries, 1 to 3 sessions may be sufficient. On the contrary, for chronic diseases such as rheumatism or osteoarthritis, 10 to 15 sessions spanning 6 months or a full year are sometimes necessary.

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