Mesotherapy is a Mesotherapy Needlestreatment that stimulates the mesoderm, or the middle layer of the skin, to relieve a wide variety of symptoms and medical conditions.  The treatment involves injecting tiny amounts of natural substances such as vitamins, homeopathics and botanical extracts into the mesoderm to stimulate healing.  For example, if the mesoderm circulation is poor, a vasodilator is used; if excessive inflammation is present, an anti-inflammatory medication is used. The treatment affects mesoderm-derived connective tissues such as bone, muscle, tendons and ligaments. The mesoderm also is related to fat or adipose tissue as well as connective tissues surrounding the organs.

The Technique

Mesotherapy injections involve extremely small needles that penetrate the body at only a very small depth, typically four to six millimiters. Many of the needle sticks are not even felt because the skin is often pinched by the clinician prior to and during the injections.

Treatments are typically given once or twice per week at the beginning of a treatment course. As improvement is seen, the treatments are given less frequently, such as once every 2 weeks or once per month.  If very quick results are desired or necessary, such as an athlete desiring to resume his or her sporting activity, treatments may be given daily. A course of treatments usually involves ten to twelve sessions.

Conditions Treated:

Sports Injuries:

  • Arthropathy
  • Ligament sprain
  • Muscle strain
  • Overuse injuries
  • Plantar fasciitis
  • Tendon calcifications
  • Tendon degeneration
  • Frozen shoulder

Skin Conditions:

  • Cellulite
  • Bruises/contusions
  • Hypertrophic scars
  • Wrinkles

Chronic Painful Conditions:

  • Bursitis
  • Calcific Tendonitis
  • Chronic low back pain
  • Contractures
  • Degenerative arthritis
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Herniated disc pain
  • Herpes Zoster pain (shingles)
  • Ligament sprain
  • Muscle spasms
  • Myofascial pain
  • Post-surgical pain
  • Post-whiplash pain
  • Tension Headache

Side Effects and Contraindications

While great care is always taken in regards to patient preparation, sterile injection technique, and post-treatment care, side effects are always a possibility when administering substance by injection. Possible side effects of mesotherapy injections include :

  • Bruising
  • Redness and swelling at injection site
  • Hypersensitivity and/or Allergic reaction
  • Cellulitis

To help reduce side effects, be sure to tell your clinician about any medications you may be taking as well as any known allergies.