It is a minimally invasive procedure, where various biologically drastic substances are delivered below the epidermis of the skin via superfine injections. These substances may be foreign to the body such as trace minerals, vitamins, medicines and natural infusions, or they could derive from the body itself such as the platelets, which are isolated from the blood.

As a treating method it first appeared in 1952, and was named after the mesoderm of the fetus, which is responsible for the development of the muscles, bones, and the connective tissue.

The main areas in cosmetic medicine, where mesotherapy is applied are: cellulitis, lipolysis, skin rejuvenation and anti-aging and hair loss.

Mesotherapy in cellulitis

What is cellulitis?

Cellulitis is the abnormally unequal fat accumulation under the skin, which causes a skin appearance like an orange.

is the herniation of subcutaneous fat within fibrous connective tissue and manifests itself as skin dimpling and nodularity. It develops mainly on the gluteal region (specifically the buttocks), and thighs. It may appear to normal weight individuals or obese ones and is believed to be caused disorders of lymphatic drainage.

How is mesotherapy for cellulitis applied?

The ingredients used for the infusions for the treatment of cellulitis are lipodissolving (L-carnintine, caffeine, isoproterenole, thyroxine), vaso-regulating agents (routine, aminophylline, pentoxyphylline), draining agents (artichoke extract and gingko biloba), anesthetics (lidocaine), and substances for the deconstruction of connective tissue (collagenase, hyaluronidase).

Of course, cellulitis treatment is always more effective,e when combined with physical exercise and diet.

Mesotherapy for fat dissolving

Posphatidylcholine and deoxy-cholic acid are mainly used for reduction of local fat.

Phosphatidylcholine is an anti-oxide substance found in soya lecithin. It penetrates the adipose cells and deconstructs the fat, which is then transferred into the circulation and eliminated. It promotes lipolysis by boosting the beta-receptors and excluding a2 receptors of the cell membrane. It induces inflammatory necrosis of lipocells through cytokines. Due to its thickness it is combined with an emulsifying factor, which is responsible for an independent dissolution of adipose cells.

Mesotherapy for skin rejuvenation

Skin with hyaluronic acid

Hyaluronic acid.

Hyaluronic acid is added in mesotherapy cocktails, when we want to immediately achieve additional freshness and brightness of the skin. As a natural sugar produced by our body, it retains water increasing elasticity and toning up the skin. In mesotherapy we use the non-cross-linked hyaluronic acid as our goal is mainly the hydration. Other types of hyaluronic acid are used as fillers elsewhere.

Vitamins and other ingredients

Multivitamins and trace minerals conduce to the ionic balance and antioxidation of the skin. Amino acids and natural proteins are used to promote collagen genesis and slow down the pace of collagen deconstruction.

Mesotherapy for hair loss

Hair loss

Its target is, to activate weak hair folicles into mature ones,  from which hairs may stem. This is achieved through methods, which increase blood circulation on the scalp, as well as with the infusion of PRP (Platelet Rich Plasma).

PRP autologus mesotherapy with platelets

The introduced platelets, when activated elsewhere than the blood vessel environment, release vesicles that contain numerous growth factors.

These growth factors boost the production of collagen by enhancing the proliferation of fibroblasts, contributing to the reinforcing of skin structure.

Moreover, the released factors enhance the activation of metaloprotinases which decompose and remove the leftover pieces of destroyed collagen that impede the production of new one.

The result of PRP mesotherapy is the slowing down or even the reversal of the aging process, as collagen and elastin of the skin become less in time.

How long does the result last?

All anti-aging treatments aim at resisting time wear. But, since nobody can stop time, anti-aging treatments must be repeated regularly, to achieve and maintain a visibly satisfying effect.

The final outcome of each treatment is also related to other factors such as:

  • Genetic predisposition
  • Diet
  • Smoking
  • Atmospheric pollution
  • Exposure to the sun