What is Mesotherapy?

What is Mesotherapy?

Mesotherapy is a technique discovered in 1952 by Dr. Michel Pistor. For more than 50 years, doctors from all over the world have been using Mesotherapy regularly for a variety of purposes, including complete weight reduction, local reduction of fat deposits and cellulite.

dr Nataša Popović

In 1987, the French Medical Academy recognized Mesotherapy as an essential part of traditional medicine. The International Association for Mesotherapy comprises 14 countries across Europe and South America. Mesotherapy is used to regenerate the skin as well as to remove fine thin wrinkles. With this procedure, the structure of the skin, which has lost tonus over the years and has become dehydrated, improves the most efficiently. The skin is already somehow mature with  twenty year of age. The first signs of aging come in that age. Daily exposure to the sun, wind and adverse atmospheric influences, affects the skin’s loss of humidity and collagen fibers. In addition to the application of skin rejuvenation, mesotherapy has been used for many years in the treatment of the removal of fat deposits as well as in the treatment of cellulite removal.

Responding to the most frequent questions we are getting about mesotherapy is given by Dr. Nataša Popović, a specialist in plastic esthetics and reconstructive surgery.

Where can Mesotherapy be applied?

Mesotherapy is applied on the face, body and hair.

What is the Mesotherapy Cocktail?

In cocktails used for revitalization, hydration and rejuvenation of the skin, there is hyaluronic acid, amino acids, multivitamins (A, E, CD), vitamin B complex, minerals and for certain cocktails. DMAE (dimethylaminoethanol-precursor acetylcholine neurotransmitter which increases muscle tone). The cocktail components used to remove diffuse cellulite and fatty deposits are hyaluronic acid, caffeine, minerals, phosphatidylcholine, L-carnitine, collagenase. The active ingredients act equally both on the surface and on the deeper parts of the subcutaneous tissue. Components of mesotherapy cocktails designed to prevent decay and revitalize hair are amino acids, vitamin B and zinc.

How is mesotherapy performed?

The procedure consists of introducing cocktails through thin needles into an adequate layer of skin and subcutaneous tissue. There are several techniques for applying mesotherapy cocktails. Each technique is characterized by the depth at which the application is performed. The choice of technique is important because it achieves an adequate result. On the previously disinfected skin superficial or deep stinging  is performed with needles ranging from 0.5 to 0.7cm.

How long does mesotherapy last?

The treatment lasts about 15 to 30 minutes depending on the area of ​​the region. The treatment is not painful, but a mild tingling can be felt. In this case, it is possible to use a local anesthetic in the form of a cream to make the treatment as pleasant as possible. The skin after the treatment is slightly red, which passes in about half an hour.

What is achieved with mesotherapy?

  • Rejuvenates, tightens and hydrates the skin
  • The elasticity and firmness of the skin are increased
  • the operation of sebaceous (sebaceous) glands is regulated
  • Reduced pores and remove fine fine wrinkles on the face
  • fat deposits and cellulite are removed
  • stimulates hair growth, reduces seborrhea, revitalizes weakened and damaged hair

How much mesotherapy treatment is required?

It is necessary to do 3 to 5 treatments at intervals of 7 to 14 days. Already after a few treatments, significant results are seen. The effect after mesotherapy is visible in all patients from 70% to 90% depending on the individual problem, the condition of the skin and the organism. The entire cycle can be repeated after 4 to 6 months according to the needs of the patient.

Doctor’s advice after mesotherapy?

Hygienic care after treatment is common. On the same day after the treatment, do not apply creams and powders for the next few hours. The next day the patient continues with his daily care.