Mesotherapy • Micro-injections against wrinkles

Wrinkles are a natural sign of aging. There are various options for treating wrinkles. If you don’t want to be injected with botox or hyaluronic acid, you can use the gentle method of mesotherapy for lifting.

If the elasticity of the skin decreases, wrinkles develop, which become more and more visible over time. Many people shy away from treatment with the neurotoxin botox and would like a gentler method to reduce wrinkles. In these cases, mesotherapy from the field of complementary medicine can be considered.

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Wrinkle treatment: what are the options?

What is mesotherapy?

Mesotherapy was developed by the French doctor Michel Pistor back in the 1950s. In Germany it is becoming increasingly popular as a wrinkle treatment trend. The process is very simple to use: an individually composed, low-dose combination of active ingredients consisting of hyaluronic acid, vitamins, minerals and homeopathic agents is injected evenly under the skin with the help of acupuncture. Together with the physical force exerted by the needles, the active ingredients should develop at the desired site of action – with the aim of improving the body’s repair and regeneration processes. Mesotherapy is intended to stimulate the immune system, promote blood circulation and increase the oxygen supply to the tissue.

There are different types of mesotherapy:

  • Mesolift with hyaluronic acid: Wrinkle treatment with low-dose hyaluronic acid to fill in small wrinkles.

  • Mesobotox: Only small amounts of botox are used together with other active ingredients for wrinkle treatment, which are injected into the skin and not directly into the muscle.

  • Mesohair: The aim of treatment for non-pathological hair loss is to slow it down and stimulate hair growth.

  • Mesocellulite: To smooth the skin with cellulite, the active ingredients are injected flat into the abdomen, hips, buttocks or thighs. The blood circulation and metabolism should be improved in the treated skin area.

Areas of application of mesotherapy

In addition to the aesthetic application for wrinkle treatment, against hair loss, cellulite and fat deposits, there are also a number of possible uses in medicine:

For whom is mesotherapy not suitable?

Anyone who suffers from allergies should clarify which substances are used for mesotherapy before treatment. People with cardiovascular diseases, metabolic disorders, autoimmune diseases, circulatory disorders should have a doctor clarify beforehand whether the treatment is suitable for them. Pregnant and breastfeeding women should better avoid mesotherapy.

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Procedure: How does a treatment work?

First, there is a preliminary talk with the treating doctor or alternative practitioner in order to clarify the needs of the person to be treated and the goals of the therapy. Then an individual combination of active ingredients from hyaluronic acid, vitamins, antioxidants, amino acids, herbal ingredients or co-enzymes is put together. The selected active ingredients are extremely diluted because of the potentiated effect.

As a rule, an injection gun is used in mesotherapy, which is provided with small injection needles and thus enables even treatment. A light anesthetic is added to the combination of active ingredients so as not to cause pain. By injecting the active ingredients into the middle layer of the skin, where they are slowly released.

So far, there are only a few studies on the effects of mesotherapy. Individual studies have shown that it is effective for relieving acute and chronic pain in the musculoskeletal system.

Mesotherapy costs

Depending on the scope of the treatment, the costs are between 200 and 250 euros and are usually not covered by statutory health insurances. A session should take around 20-30 minutes, depending on the size of the area to be treated. The exact costs should be clarified in a preliminary medical consultation. Several micro-injections can be placed on the skin of the face, but also on the décolleté. When treating smaller wrinkles with mesotherapy, results can be seen after just a few sessions.

Can side effects occur with mesotherapy?

Even if mesotherapy is a gentle procedure, side effects can occur. Pain, small redness, bruises and swelling at the puncture sites usually subside on their own within a few days, and cooling can help the healing process if necessary. Nausea, dizziness, or infections are also possible after treatment. Wrong injections or injections that are too deep can damage the nerves. In rare cases, permanent numbness and disturbed sensations in the treated skin areas can occur. Allergic reactions to one of the ingredients used are also possible.

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