WHAT IS MESOTHERAPY
Mesotherapy was discovered by the late Dr. Michael Pistor more than 60 years ago in France. According to Dr. Pistor, by definition, Mesotherapy is what he termed “surgical medicine” because it is the practice of placing medications by injection directly into the skin at the site of pathology or condition being treated. The term “Mesotherapy” derives its name from two words: meso and therapy. Meso refers to the embryonic tissue (mesoderm) which gives rise to the connective tissues of the body. Thus, the area of the dermis (skin) where the injections are placed is the mesoderm or middle layer of the skin. Mesotherapists describe their specialty as treating the ‘middle tissues’ since meso also refers to the middle. The word therapy refers to the type of treatment, with Mesotherapy; the therapy is in the injections.
HOW DOES MESOTHERAPY WORK
Mesotherapy is a treatment that introduces microscopic quantities of products into the skin to treat a variety of conditions. Homeopathic medications, traditional pharmaceuticals, growth factors, biomimetic peptides, vitamins, minerals and amino acids are a selection of products that are commonly used. All medications are selected for the specific condition being treated.
Modern science has been able to explain the underlying physiology of Mesotherapy. Quite simply, Mesotherapy effectively utilises the dermal circulation. Dermal circulation is known as redundant circulation. With this type of circulation the vessels of the dermis (skin) can be thought of as a complex maze that is difficult to navigate. Once medication is injected into the dermis, it will affect the target tissue. However, due to redundancy in circulation, once the injected medications get into circulation, they will stay for several hours and sometimes as long as a week. Additionally, there are many little pores in the blood vessels of the skin which permit solutions to diffuse in and out.
THE BENEFITS OF MESOTHERAPY
The benefits of Mesotherapy are numerous. There are many applications for Mesotherapy i.e. treating pain, sports injuries, rheumatology, general medicine and aesthetic medicine.
A needle-free device is used to emit a pulsed electromagnetic wave that creates transitional pores at cellular level, this phenomena is called “electroporation”. By using in synergy electroporation and conventional Mesotherapy, it´s possible to improve the dissemination of the product in the tissue, the cellular transfer of the active ingredient and to reduce the side effects.
Needle-free Mesotherapy can be a successful alternative when treating conditions such as psoriasis, eczema, dermatitis, sensitive skin and acne. When treating the scalp needle-free Mesotherapy has seen positive results with conditions such as dandruff, excess sebum, seborrheic eczema and a variety of hair loss issues. We should also consider that needle-free Mesotherapy is a pain free alternative to traditional Mesotherapy and can be an attractive option to patients that prefer to avoid or have a fear of injections