Mesotherapy is also known as intradermal therapy. The dermis has a protective barrier shielding it from environmental exposure limiting maximum absorption of topical therapeutic agents. Mesotherapy injections through the dermis provide direct access to nutrients and vitamins. This non-invasive, painless procedure is usually recommended by the New York mesotherapy and cosmetics specialists at Liondale Medical for cosmetic treatments. However, mesotherapy has a broad spectrum of other therapeutic applications, including treating injuries, disorders, and other medical skin conditions.
The mesotherapeutic procedure involves injecting a drug with a 4 mm or 13 mm needle to perform a micro dermal deposit. However, intradermal inoculations are not standardized due to individual variations in the depth of the derma. Dermal thickness varies with:
- Age: Dermal thickness usually increases with age up to 20 years and then starts to decrease.
- Gender: Women have decreased dermal thickness compared to men.
- Target area: Some body parts have a much thinner dermis compared to others.
Skin condition that can be treated through mesotherapy
Mesotherapy procedure is an effective treatment for patients with:
- Local fat deposits
- Skin tightening and rejuvenation
- Body contouring
- Stretch marks
- Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
- Skin pigmentation or splotchy complexion
The side effects of mesotherapy
Mesotherapy can sometimes cause:
- Allergic Reactions
Most patients report rashes after mesotherapy treatments. However, rashes usually disappear in a few days. Procaine use has also been linked to causing allergic reactions in most patients. Your care provider needs to determine the treatment in case of an allergic reaction.
The level of pain depends on certain factors like the sensitivity of the target area, the patient’s pain threshold, and the injection depth.
The dermis provides a protective barrier between the body and infections. Mesotherapy gets through the barrier. If not performed correctly, the procedure can cause an infection to develop in the target area.
Hematomas usually occur when blood collects under the skin caused by inadvertent nicking of vessels and capillaries during mesotherapy. However, the blood usually undergoes reabsorption after a few days, leaving no long term mark. Even though hematomas are not causes for concern, they can make the treated area look unpleasant.
Minimizing the side effects of mesotherapy
Factors to consider when minimizing the side effects of mesotherapy include:
- Technique of injection: Injection must be quick and precise. Your doctor needs to tilt the needle thirty degrees before inoculating the dermis. Titling ensures that the subcutaneous layer is not affected. Again, the needle’s inclination is not standardized and usually depends on the target treatment area and the thickness of the dermis.
- Armamentarium: Your care provider should ensure that the mesotherapy gun and needles are of good quality guaranteeing sterility. Regularly changing the needles during mesotherapy sessions targeting large areas helps prevent infection.
- Your doctor should follow proper surgical site disinfection guidelines to ensure safety and prevent infections.
4 After the procedure, you should maintain proper hygiene to ensure adequate healing.
The complexity of the inclination technique requires medical and pharmacological knowledge. Contact Liondale Medical to get professional mesotherapy treatment.