The skin is an important obstacle for the foreign substances to penetrate the body, the horny (superficial) layer having a determining role in the barrier function of skin. The absorption of the nutritious substances through the skin in case of application of a cream is maximum 10%: the greatest part of the active substance remains blocked in the surface layer instead of penetrating into the middle layer of the skin (the dermis) or the deep layer (subcutaneous adipose tissue). The dermis has an essential role in the resistance and elasticity of the skin due to the collagen and elastin fibres that contain hyaluronic acid. Due to the action of the multiple internal factors (genetic factors, inadequate food, medicine, etc.) and / or external factors (gravity, excessive exposure to sun, smoking, etc.) dermis gets damaged in time, which entails the appearance of the wrinkles. That is why mesotherapy (a term deriving from the Greek word "mėsos" that means "middle" and "therapeia" - "to treat medically") is efficient for treating wrinkles, cellulite and unwanted fat deposits, hair loss, stretch marks: the "cocktails" of vitamins, minerals, natural vegetal extracts, amino acids, hyaluronic acid, lipolysis substances; the conventional / homeopathic substances penetrate the barrier of the horny layer being directly injected into the dermis / subcutaneous tissue or, more recently, by means of electrodermoporation. Through this (last generation) technique, the rate of diffusion of the substances increases (up to 90-95% in the dermis, and 65-70% in the subcutaneous adipose tissue respectively) due to the "opening" of electrical "doors" ("electric pores"), released by emitting radio frequency electrical pulses (not painful!) by means of a manual device which performs the gentle massage of the treated area.
What are the benefits of mesotherapy for the aesthetic medicine?
- reduction of the fat deposits, treatment of cellulite, by using substances such as phosphatidylcholine or deoxycholate that emulsify the fats in the deposits where they are injected (lipolysis);
- rejuvenation of the skin, especially at level of the face and the neck, cleavage and hands, by using substances such as hyaluronic acid, multivitamins, amino acids, coenzymes, antioxidants, that stimulate the collagen production and the regeneration of elastin, that eliminate the formation and the damage of free radicals, that increase the skin hydration, the improvement of the skin tone and texture, the smoothing of the fine wrinkles and even of the medium-deep wrinkles;
- stoppage of hair loss, even stimulation of hair re-growth for the cases of alopecia in men and women, for the hair loss associated with stress, revitalisation of the hair by using various hydrating, antioxidant substances or substances inhibiting 5-alpha-reductase enzyme, involved in the turning of testosterone into dihydrotestosterone, the main cause of alopecia occurrence in men;
- attenuation of stretch marks (due to deterioration and/or disturbance of collagen fibre and elastin formation).
Is it a painful procedure?
The treatment sessions are not painful!
For mesotherapy by injection: small punctures are made, these punctures being bearable even for the most sensitive persons. An anaesthetic cream may be applied 30-40 minutes before the treatment. For mesotherapy by electrodermoporation: the procedure is completely pain-free, it is even invigorating, consisting of a gentle massage by means of a hand device.
What are the contraindications of this medical procedure?
The following are among the contraindications: local or systemic infections, serious chronic diseases, uncontrolled diabetes, pregnancy, epilepsy, allergy to the product that is used, and, in addition, for mesotherapy by electrodermoporation, metal implants, pace-maker.
What are the adverse reactions?
For mesotherapy by injection: burning sensation that can last 15-20 minutes, slight local inflammation that may last 1-5 days (it may vary according to the patient), minor pain that might persist for several days, slight changes of the skin colour, that will disappear by themselves, a slight risk of infection (that might appear whenever an injection is given).
When do the first results appear?
The treatment usually involves sessions at 1-3 weeks distance from one another, until the desired effect is achieved, then maintenance sessions are required every second or third month. After two-three sessions, the patients may see the improvements brought by the treatment. Some people may see the results after only one session.