Mesotherapy is a technique that uses vitamins, enzymes, hormones, and plant extracts to rejuvenate and tighten skin, as well as remove excess fat.
Michel Pistor, a doctor in France, developed the technique in 1952. It was originally used to relieve pain. In the years since, it has gained popularity in the United States and other parts of the world.
Today, mesotherapy is used to:
- remove fat in areas like the stomach, thighs, buttocks, hips, legs, arms, and face
- reduce cellulite
- fade wrinkles and lines
- tighten loose skin
- re contour the body
- lighten pigmented skin
- treat alopecia, a condition that causes hair loss
The idea behind mesotherapy is that it corrects underlying issues like poor circulation and inflammation that cause skin damage.
There isn’t a standard formula for the substances in mesotherapy. We use many different solutions, including:
- prescription medicines like vasodilators and antibiotics
- hormones such as calcitonin and thyroxin
- enzymes like collagenase and hyaluronidase
- herbal extracts
- vitamins and minerals
The cost of mesotherapy depends on the type of treatment you’re getting and the number of sessions you need. In general, a single session costs between $150 up to $600. Because mesotherapy is cosmetic and not medically necessary, insurance companies usually don’t cover the cost.
During each session, you may or may not have numbing cream applied to your skin depending on what condition you’re having treated. Each treatment may only place a tiny drop of the solution into your skin. You’ll probably need several mesotherapy sessions to get the desired effect. You should expect to return between 3 to 15 times. At first, you’ll get the treatment every 7 to 10 days. If your skin starts to improve, the treatments will be stretched out to once every two weeks or once a month.