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As a procedure created to boost skin health, mesotherapy can treat a range of concerns that include fine lines and wrinkles, scarring and hyperpigmentation.

It can also be used for hair regeneration, cellulite improvement and fat reduction.

How does mesotherapy work?

Mesotherapy involves injecting a mixture of various substances, including vitamins, minerals, amino acids and medications, into the middle layer of the skin using very fine microneedles. An injection gun, stamp or roller may be used to administer the mesotherapy quickly and effectively. This cocktail of ingredients then works together to address concerns.

There isn’t a standard formula used for mesotherapy, so treatment can be personalised to your individual needs.

Who is suitable for treatment?

For skin and hair rejuvenation, mesotherapy works best for those with mild to moderate concerns. This is generally the early stages of ageing and hair thinning.

In terms of cellulite and fat reduction, mesotherapy should only be used for those with mild cellulite and stubborn to shift fat as it is not a replacement for weight loss.

Individuals with certain medical conditions, allergies or sensitivities may not be suitable for mesotherapy treatment, so it’s important to consult a medical professional before going ahead.

What results are expected from mesotherapy?

If you undergo a mesotherapy treatment for skin rejuvenation, then you can expect brighter, smoother skin that looks more hydrated, and even in tone and texture.

For those experiencing hair loss or thinning, mesotherapy injections will stimulate hair follicles to promote new hair growth that is thicker and stronger than before.

If you’ve had mesotherapy for cellulite, then the procedure should have broken down fat deposits to improve circulation and reduce the appearance of cellulite. It’s important to note that complete resolution may not be achievable.

The same applies for fat reduction – while it can reduce fat and make your body appear more contoured, mesotherapy is not a replacement for traditional weight loss methods or surgery.

Regardless of what you have mesotherapy for, a series of treatments is recommended to achieve best results.

Does the procedure hurt?

As mesotherapy is administered via small needles, there is some pain associated with the treatment. This generally feels like mild ‘pricking’ and can be managed with the use of a numbing cream applied beforehand.

Are there any risks associated with mesotherapy?

Redness and swelling around the injection sites are normal after mesotherapy treatment, and usually calm down with a few days.

More serious complications include allergic reactions, infection, scarring, nerve damage and changes in skin pigmentation. These risks are rare if you see an appropriately trained specialist for the procedure.