Mesotherapy is a non-invasive cosmetic procedure used for treating a range of cosmetic and non-cosmetic conditions ranging from fat dissolution to cellulite treatment to hair loss reduction. It involves injecting a chemical cocktail, consisting of vitamins, minerals, enzymes, hormones, plant extracts, and medications, into the skin’s mesoderm layer to get desired results. While it has been referred to as a non-invasive approach to address issues commonly treated with liposuction and surgical hair transplant, it’s important to note that these are different procedures with different levels of invasiveness and effectiveness
Mesotherapy may produce long-term results in some patients, but results are typically not instant and may require multiple sessions. Your response to mesotherapy will depend on your specific treatment plan and individual factors, and it may take multiple sessions before you start noticing any signs of improvement Continue reading to know what to expect after mesotherapy:
Massage the treated area:
Mesotherapy involves the injection of a variety of substances, which may include growth factors, into the skin. Avoid taking a shower or even washing the treatment areas for the next 12 hours. You may be asked to gently massage the treated area to help distribute the injected substances. To get the most out of mesotherapy treatment, massage the treated areas for 15 to 20 minutes daily for the next 3 to 5 days.
You may experience burning sensations:
Immediately after getting the mesotherapy shots you may experience mild burning sensations at the injection site. There may also be slight swelling and redness in the treated area. All these symptoms will subside within 24 to 36 hours. Icing the injection site and surrounding areas may help minimize swelling and burning sensation. However, do not apply ice directly onto the injection site. Better use ice packs.
Do not take shower for the next 12 hours:
You may be advised to avoid showering or washing the treatment areas for a certain period of time, depending on your specific mesotherapy treatment and skin condition. Also avoid sunbathing, hot tubs, and saunas for the next couple of days. Depending on your specific case, you may be advised to refrain from taking anti-inflammatory medications.
Avoid strenuous exercises for the next 48 hours:
Depending on the exact type of mesotherapy treatment and your individual health and fitness level, you may be advised to avoid strenuous exercises for a certain period of time. Always follow the specific post-care instructions provided by your healthcare provider.
Bruising is common and quite normal:
As with any other injection, you may also experience slight bruising at the injection site after mesotherapy treatment. Your doctor may prescribe you medication to reduce bruising, depending on your specific condition. Use the medication as advised by the doctor.
Follow your doctor’s post-op instructions:
If you are undergoing treatment for weight loss, your clinician may recommend a post-procedure diet and exercise plan. Follow your doctor’s instructions carefully for best results.