What is Mesotherapy?
Mesotherapy is a technique that uses injections of vitamins, enzymes, hormones, and plant extracts to rejuvenate and tighten skin, as well as remove excess sebum.
Michel Pistor, a physician in France, developed this technique in 1952. It was originally used to relieve pain.
Today, mesotherapy is used for:
1. Fat removal in areas such as abdomen, thighs, buttocks, hips, legs, arms and face.
2. Reduce cellulite, fade wrinkles and lines.
3. Tighten sagging skin.
4. Reshape the body.
5. Lighten pigmented skin.
6. Treating alopecia, a condition that causes hair loss.
This technique uses very fine needles to deliver a series of injections into the middle layer (mesoderm) of the skin.
The idea behind mesotherapy is that it corrects basic problems such as poor circulation and inflammation that cause skin damage.
There is no standard formula for materials injected into mesotherapy.
Doctors use many different solutions, including:
1. Prescription medications such as vasodilators and antibiotics.
2. Hormones such as calcitonin and thyroxine.
3. Enzymes such as collagenase and hyaluronidase.
4. Herbal extracts.
5. Vitamins and minerals.
What happens during the treatment.
During each session, a numbing medicine may or may not be placed on your skin. You will receive a series of injections using a special short needle. The needle can be connected to a mechanical gun to deliver several consecutive syringes.
You may have to avoid aspirin (Bufferin) and other non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) for one week before the procedure. Pain relievers can increase the risk of bleeding and bruising during the mesotherapy procedure.
Since mesotherapy is non-invasive, there is usually no recovery period. Many people are able to return to their usual activities immediately.
Others may need a day off due to swelling and pain at the injection sites.
Side effects and risks of mesotherapy.
Reported side effects include:
BruisingBumps at the injection site.
Dark patches of skin.
Platelet-rich plasma helps the face to tighten, smooth and improve skin tone.
_ How to produce plasma.
PRP treatments are medical, not cosmetic, procedures. Your medical team first takes a small sample of your blood; then they spin it in a centrifuge to extract the protein-rich plasma.
Next, they extract the platelets. Finally, they concentrate the sample, creating what is called platelet-rich plasma (PRP).
While dermatologists recently started using PRP to stimulate collagen production, orthopedists have injected PRP to heal affected joints – usually the ankles, knees, and elbows – for many years.
What happens during the treatment.
The medical team first spreads the plasma onto your face and then uses a fine needle on your cheeks and forehead to help your face absorb the proteins.
To consolidate the result.
For areas of the face with deep lines and wrinkles, the medical team may also inject fillers with hyaluronic acid and botox.
Fillers help restore the volume the face naturally loses with age, while Botox prevents facial muscles from contracting. Botox can help reduce dynamic lines that consist of overusing muscles.
PRP is considered safe for nearly everyone, except for those with coagulant conditions that require blood thinners or those with other blood-related health problems.
Stephanie Watson, “What Is Mesotherapy?”، www.healthline.com
Can a ‘Blood Facial’ Make You Look Younger?” health.clevelandclinic.org,