Mesotherapy is a new cosmetic procedure that involves injecting vitamins, plant extracts, homeopathic medication, minerals, anti-oxidants and certain other bio-chemical substances into the Mesoderm (the layer of skin where the blood vessels are present).
Mesotherapy is generally used to improve skin appearance and decelerate the aging process. Mesotherapy injections are used to induce lipolysis by causing rupture and death of fat cells.
Mesotherapy was first used in France in 1952, for the purpose of pain management by Dr.M.Pistor. After this, Mesotherapy was also used for cellulite and fat reduction.
On account of the aging process, skin tends to lose texture and elasticity. There is loss of fat under the skin and pigmentation issues, owing to which the skin starts sagging, and loses its youthful appearance. Usually these changes are brought on by UV radiation exposure, free radicals and decreased functions of cells called, fibroblast.
Injecting these chemicals in the process of Mesotherapy, under the skin directly into the blood stream helps combat these changes. The goal of Mesotherapy is to increase fibroblastic activity, thus increasing the production of collagen and elastin, which in-turn is responsible for restoring youthful appearance.
In 2012, a new method of administering Mesotherapy was invented in France. They developed a liquid podlet which is plugged into a facial steamer to deliver these chemicals into the facial pores via steam.
Facial therapy usually takes 3-4 sessions. However, number of Mesotherapy sessions required varies from patient to patient and also the requirement. The procedure involves applying sterile cocktails of these chemicals through minute pricks (2 mm in depth) on every cm of the skin. For cellulite reduction, usually 2 – 3 sessions are required to see results and for significant difference, 8 – 10 sessions might be required.