How long does it take to see results from mesotherapy? Here are expert and doctor verified answers to all your questions related to mesotherapy
What is mesotherapy?
Inevitably, we look at ourselves one day, and there is something about our body that we want to change. Maybe it is the fine lines on the forehead or the dull look on the skin because of the screen time every day, or it is just the fat pockets that refuse to budge even when you are exercising right. Mesotherapy is there to help. "Mesotherapy" is a non-surgical, minimally invasive method consisting of multiple intradermal or subcutaneous injections of a mixture of compounds. It is known to have a range of applications, particularly in the area of cosmetic dermatology. Few of them include - Skin lightening, Skin Rejuvenation, Anti-aging, Cellulite reduction, among others. "One of the most common treatments is Mesolift / Mesoglow, which improves the texture and tone and collagen remodelling resulting in a general repair and rejuvenation of the area treated. These injections are given in minute doses with a wide range of compounds, e.g., Anti-oxidants, vitamins, plant extracts and other bioactive substances. The volume of cocktail to be injected, depth of penetration of the mesotherapy needle and number of sessions needed for various uses change according to the patient's requirements and has to be decided and treated by a certified dermatologist" states Dr Alekya Singapore, Dermatologist at Apollo Spectra Hospital, Kondapur Hyderabad.
Dr Saurabh Shah, Dermatologist, Bhatia Hospital Mumbai shares that, "a misoperation gun or insulin syringes are employed to infuse the skin with meso–solutions that contain potent micronutrients, antioxidants and vitamins to rejuvenate and revitalise the skin. The antioxidants and vitamins in the injections help to stimulate the cells to produce collagen and elastin. Many contents like hyaluronic acid in the meso-solutions trigger ‘neo collagenases,’ i.e. production of new collagen in the skin, giving it a youthful and fresh look. They help in evening out the wrinkles. Glutathione and Tranexamic acid-based meso – solutions help reduce skin pigmentation. L carnitine and Phosphatidylcholine shots help reduce the subcutaneous fat. Similarly, biotin and minoxidil based injections help control hair fall and promote hair regrowth."
Mesotherapy can be used to address many skin and hair problems ranging from dehydration to hair loss. This subtle technique provides hydration to the skin and gets the skin cells functioning at an optimum level. Dr Rinky Kapoor, Consultant Dermatologist, Cosmetic Dermatologist & Dermato-Surgeon, The Esthetic Clinics shares that, mesotherapy treatments can be used to:
To get the most benefits from Mesotherapy, the formula injecting in the skin or scalp makes all the difference. A single mesotherapy cocktail can contain up to 50 ingredients. The injections are delivered through a mesotherapy gun, and those who don’t like the needles can opt for no needle mesotherapy! The pros or benefits of mesotherapy include:
Mesotherapy procedure could have some minor side effects. Immediate side effects from mesotherapy treatment may include redness, pricking, stinging and a burning sensation, lasting up to two to three hours at the injection sites. At times there may be a bruise in patients with sensitive skin and at delicate areas around the eyes, cheeks and jawline. Swelling and bruising typically peaks 8-24 hours after treatment and may last for up to 2 -3 days. They usually settle very well with cold compresses and routine anti-inflammatory tablets. Rarely, very few patients may experience nodules or hardening at the injection site, which may warrant a short course of antibiotics. Beware of counterfeit products and false claims, always check the brand’s authenticity and make sure you clear things with your dermatologist before opting for mesotherapy.
Dr. Debraj Shome is Director and Co founder of The Esthetic Clinics. He has been rated amongst the top surgeons in India by multiple agencies. The Esthetic Clinics patients include many international and national celebrities who prefer to opt for facial cosmetic surgery and facial plastic surgery in Mumbai because The Esthetic Clinics has its headquarters there.