Mesotherapy consists in the intradermal injection of drugs and/or active ingredients to combat cellulite, fight water retention and even oppose skin aging.
The injection is carried out by means of very thin needles, specially selected for mesotherapy: the needles, 6 mm long, allow the injection of small quantities of pharmacological solution into the intradermal area.
Intradermal administration appears to be much more advantageous than systemic administration; in fact, while the latter requires the achievement of a minimum plasma concentration to ensure the therapeutic effect, through the mesotherapy injection allows not only to reach the districts with a lower dose, but also to reduce the waiting time for the drug to perform its activity.
Mesotherapy, therefore, does not require high concentrations of drug, and its action, almost immediate, is prolonged for several hours.
The most commonly used drugs in mesotherapy treatment are the same ones that would be administered systemically: substances with anti-edema action (reduce swelling), revitalizing for skin rejuvenation (anti-aging), capillary protection and lipolytics.
Mesotherapy does not involve pain: however, sometimes, a small amount of anesthetic solution is added to the injected drugs, to avoid any possible painful manifestation.
After the mesotherapy treatment, the skin may present some small hematoma that disappears after a few hours. The needles used, although extremely thin, could cause small bruises.
The injected active ingredient tends to remain in the treated area up to 12 hours, since the absorption of the same, at dermal level, appears relatively slow. In any case, it is unlikely that it spreads to nearby areas, since it tends to remain in the circumscribed area.