“Mesotherapy” is a non-surgical, minimally invasive method of drug delivery that consists of multiple intradermal or subcutaneous injections of a mixture of compounds “melange” in minute doses. Plant extracts, homeopathic agents, pharmaceuticals, vitamins and other bioactive substances can be used.
Mesotherapy, like corticosteroids, is claimed to have a wide array of applications especially in the field of cosmetic dermatology. However, only the current and widely practised indications in the field of dermatology along with the drugs used in them are discussed below.
Cellulite, local fat deposits and facial rejuvenation show good results with mesotherapy; telogen effluvium, androgenetic alopecia, stretch marks and facial pigmentation show moderate results; whereas body sculpting/contouring and melasma show doubtful results.
Injections has to be performed every week for 6 to 8 sessions. Sometimes sessions are every two weeks.
The treatment is fast and the patients feels only a mild burning sensations during the session. Frequent superficial side effects are small bruises in the site of injection, redness, swelling. But they lasts for very few days.