Mesotherapy entails numerous injections of vitamins, homeopathic and pharmaceutical operations, as well as plant extracts into subcutaneous fat.

Mesotherapy was developed in 1952 by the French doctor Michel Pastor. For this invention, the physician was awarded the Legion of Honor. The term itself started being used only in 1958. Then, in 1964, Michel Pastor organized the authors community of mesotherapy in France. During this period, technology started to actively integrate into classical medicine, cosmetology, and veterinary science.

In 1987, mesotherapy was officially recognized as a separate medical specialization and gradually became popular all over the world. Today, this procedure is successfully used in the practice of over 18,000 doctors.

Mesotherapy Classification

Modern mesotherapy is classified according to the following factors:

  1.  By the depth of the preparation’s introduction: deep dermal, surface, dermal, epidermal, and mixed.

  2.  By the preparation’s components: homeopathic, dry (without an injection), biomesotherapy, and phytomesotherapy.

  3.  By its influence on the body: general, local, regional, and systemic.

  4.  By the equipment: manual or hardware.

  5.  By prescription and the region of application: clinical (curative) and aesthetic.

curative mesotherapy

Testimony to curative mesotherapy

  1.  Treatment of acute and chronic diseases.

  2.  Removal of all types of inflammations (including purulent and hemorrhagic).

  3.  Treatment of immunity disruptions, LOR diseases, and gynecological and gastroenterological pathologies.

  4.  Blood circulation disruption treatment: couperosis, varicosis, and atherosclerosis.

Testimony to aesthetic mesotherapy

Most often, mesotherapy is applied in cosmetology. It deals with such problems as:

  •  cellulite;

  •  balding;

  •  stretches;

  •  scars and hems;

  •  pigmentation spots;

  •  wrinkles and other aging changes in the face and body skin;

  •  acne.

To speed up the results, aesthetic mesotherapy can be combined with other cosmetological manipulations (according to the doctor’s determination).

Advantages of mesotherapy

Contraindications against mesotherapy

  1.  Allergies.

  2.  Individual intolerance of preparation components.

  3.  Liver and kidney disease.

  4.  Disruptions in blood coagulability.

  5.  High-quality and poor-quality swelling in the affected region.

  6.  Fear of shots.

  7.  Pregnancy and breastfeeding.

  8.  Epilepsy.

Disruptions and undesired phenomena

Mesotherapy is a non-surgical, but an invasive rejuvenation method. However, complications, despite being extremely rare, do take place. The following aspects can be listed as risk facts:

  1.  The doctor’s lack of professionalism. An unexperienced physician can break the rules or the mesococktail components. This may lead to an allergic reaction, puffiness, or bruises. For this reason, one must responsibly approach the selection of the doctor.

  2.  The use of low-quality substances. All substances used in modern medicine must be registered with the state. Yet another required component is the consumption instructions, which contain information on the preparation dosage, side effects, complications, and interaction with other medications. Often times, doctors create the mesococktail based on individual features. In this case, one must take an interest in the preparation’s components. As a rule, included within the cocktail’s components is hyaluronic acid, elastin, vitamins, and vessel-expanding components. The use of preparations not permitted for inclusion within the medicine may not only harm the patient’s health, but also become a serious legal offense and entail a severe punishment.

  3.  Violation of Aseptics and Antiseptics Rules Before the procedure, the doctor or his assistant must thoroughly clean and disinfect the affected area. After the procedure, the patient must take care of the skin himself or herself according to the doctor’s recommendations.

  4.  Self-treatment and improper care of the affected area.

Advantages of mesotherapy

  1.  Lack of age limitations.

  2.  Shallow injection of the preparation.

  3.  The possibility to combine mesotherapy with other procedures.

  4.  Long-term results (about 1-1.5 years).

Mesotherapy needs to be conducted in a course of 8-10 sessions every 7-10 days.


Over the course of several days after mesotherapy, avoid visiting tanning beds and direct sunlight. Over the course of 2 days, refrain from visiting saunas or steam rooms, as well as physical workouts. Over the course of 1 day, don’t apply decorative makeup to the affected area.

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