Frequently Asked Questions: Mesotherapy

What is mesotherapy?
There are two types of mesotherapy: needle and no-needle.

Needle mesotherapy involves the injection of amino acids, vitamins, minerals, and enzymes to encourage fat loss, boost collagen production, and reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. The procedure is sometimes used to treat hair loss, as well.

Alternately, no-needle mesotherapy treatments focus a low-level alternating current on the body to push amino acids and vitamins beneath the skin, potentially boosting circulation, treating cellulite, and diminishing sagging skin without causing significant discomfort.

What are the treatment areas?
Needle mesotherapy injections can occur throughout the body.

No-needle mesotherapy typically targets the face as well as unwanted fat and cellulite.

How many treatments should I get?
For best results, patients are usually encouraged to undergo several treatments. The exact number of visits will depend on the treatment area.

Does it hurt?
The injections of needle mesotherapy may cause a pinching or burning sensation, and bruising or swelling may occur at the injection sites after treatment.

There's typically no pain with no-needle mesotherapy.

Who’s eligible?
Doctors consult with patients before the procedure to go over medical history and determine individual eligibility. People with cardiovascular disease, epilepsy, muscular or nervous diseases, or orthopedic implants shouldn't undergo no-needle mesotherapy, nor should pregnant women.

How long does it take to recover?
Since it's a noninvasive procedure, there usually isn't any downtime after mesotherapy treatments.