What Is Mesotherapy?

Mesotherapy is a technique which is performed by injecting small amounts of metabolites immediately under the surface of the skin with the goal of breaking down cellulite and fat and improving the local blood circulation. Mesotherapy is used to treat larger areas of fat, such as the thighs, as well as small fat collections such as cellulite, double chins, and under-eye fat. 

Why Mesotherapy Is Right For You?

The procedure is considered fairly non-invasive with minimal pain for the patient. Mesotherapy is a minimally invasive procedure where a series of superfine injections of vitamins, minerals and amino acids cocktails are delivered into the mesodermal layer of the skin. This infusion of savvy ingredients nourishes and rejuvenates the skin while also stimulating the production of collagen and elastin, both essential for skin’s natural elasticity.

Mesotherapy solutions can stimulate the fibroblast cell in the skin to produce more collagen to combat the signs of ageing. Amongst the list of skin-friendly ingredients injected are growth factors, peptides, antioxidants and trace elements that provide the ideal environment for healthy skin that copes with the ageing process better.

The formula injected into the skin makes all the difference as to the results you’ll achieve, but a small amount of plumping, moisturising hyaluronic acid is a common inclusion to replace the skin’s natural stores, and vitamins and amino acids you’ll be familiar with from your skincare labels are also often delivered via mesotherapy. A typical mesotherapy blend might contain 50 ingredients to nourish, repair and rejuvenate skin, delivered via tiny needles or a mesotherapy ‘gun’, which sounds terrifying but is painless during treatment, although a numbing cream may be applied beforehand to minimize discomfort.

What To Expect With Mesotherapy

Treatment time takes approximately thirty minutes and whilst not painful, it can be slightly uncomfortable so an anesthetic cream can be used if skin is a little sensitive. With minimal downtime – a little bruising and swelling may occur but it will be short lived and should settle within 24 hours – skin will become more radiant, hydrated, nourished and firmer with an improved texture. A course of 6-8 sessions are advised every two weeks with maintenance treatments 1-2 times a year.

Side effects are usually very limited and in most cases coverable with mineral makeup. Tiny purple dots will appear at some of the injection sites, but these disappear quickly. Larger bruises can occur but are uncommon. Slight swelling under the eye is not uncommon, particularly if the patient is prone to under eye swelling in the first place.

“There is a little more swelling with the injections into areas under the chin and jowls, so when treating these areas we recommend scheduling treatments on a Friday with a return to work the following Monday. Scalp treatments are usually well tolerated and don’t affect your normal routine.”

3 Different Options For Mesotherapy:


Some mesotherapy ‘cocktails’ are formulated with ingredients that help to reduce unwanted pigmentation by controlling the rate of pigment production by the melanocyte in the skin. This can be an effective treatment for certain forms of sunspots and melasma.”

Mesotherapy can also be used to fade acne marks and scars over time, particularly if your skin surface is pitted, as hyaluronic acid with the solution helps to create volume in the skin, while other antioxidants and amino acids have an anti-inflammatory effect that encourages healing.


“A relatively new area of mesotherapy is the treatment of hair loss where microinjections into the scalp improve hair production from the follicle. By stimulating blood flow and providing essential nutrients, the hair follicle is encouraged to produce stronger, denser hair growth.”

Multiple sessions are required to get to the hair growth stage, however, and it’s normally an ongoing treatment- you’ll generally require follow-up maintenance appointments, so it’s not a cheap and easy fix by any means. That said, the fact that it’s non-invasive and requires no down time is a plus.


Some promote mesotherapy as a fat melting jab, and while it can help to reduce excess fat and tighten loose skin, it’s no magic bullet (and almost every woman on the planet has cellulite- let’s not all inject it away in a quest for perfection). Dr Patterson lays out the theory:

“Fat deposits in cellulite and localised areas such as the chin and jowl can be successfully treated by enzymes that breakdown the fat cell. The fat dissolving enzymes disrupt the wall of the fat cell, releasing the fat and allowing it to be reabsorbed by the lymphatic system and excreted by the body.”

Conditions It Treats

  • Face, Neck Biorevitalization

  • Wrinkles, Acne, Scars

  • Flaccid skin, Stretch marks

  • Hyper pigmentation

  • Cellulite Reduction

  • Fat pockets

  • Alopecia, Thinning hair

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