What is mesotherapy?

Mesotherapy is a medical technique where micro-injections are performed into the middle layer of the skin (mesoderm) to deliver healing or corrective treatment to a variety of conditions, targeting specific areas of the body.  This technique was developed by a French Physician Dr Michel Pistor in 1952 for the management of pain and vascular disorders.  Since then mesotherapy has evolved and become a popular effective treatment for medical and cosmetic conditions, particularly in European countries where it forms part of the medical training curriculum.

Why use mesotherapy?

Ageing of the facial skin is seen as fine lines or wrinkles and loss of tension of the skin. Facial mesotherapy is not collagen injections, but the necessary ingredients our body needs to manufacture our own collagen. Therefore a selection of vitamins, minerals, amino acids, coenzymes, anti-oxidants and hyaluronic acid are injected to promote cellular hydration which in turn begins the rejuvenation process of rebuilding collagen.

Mesotherapy can be used as a stand-alone treatment or combined with other anti-aging treatments such as botox, dermal fillers and chemical peels. Combining treatments works very effectively as each treatment method is working specifically within the skin layer’s and targeting different cellular function, providing one of the best anti-ageing therapy available today, the aim is to build a long term overall anti-aging strategy- 3D AESTHETIC THERAPY

Anti- ageing benefits specific to mesotherapy

Improvement in Skin:

  •  Hydration
  •  Tone
  •  Brightness
  • Wrinkles and fine lines

Efficacy on cellular structure:

  • Increase in protection of cells
  • Increase in extracellular collagen
  • Increase in elastin
  • Increase in young fibroblast cells, the most significant cell in terms of anti-ageing


Common conditions being treated with Mesotherapy :


Rejuvenation for the face, hands, neck and décolleté


Superficial wrinkles




Hair loss


Body contouring and localised fat reduction


Management of painful medical conditions


Sports medicine

Injection techniques:

A combination of different techniques usually three types are commonly used to infiltrate an area and treat different depths of the skin.  Each session of mesotherapy involves superficial injections of medications using specialised short needles and specific techniques.

1. Papule

This is the most superficial technique of them all where the needle depth is only 1mm – 2mm and reaches the junction between the epidermis and dermis; it is most suited for the treatment of wrinkles.  The appearance of a papule following injection is a good sign of an appropriate technique, this will fade very quickly.

2. Nappage

Depth of the needle insertion is approximately 2mm- 4mm and this technique can be used to cover a large area.

3. Point by point

A deeper intradermal or hypodermic injection 4 to 12 mm in depth and used frequently in rheumatology conditions, sports medicine and treating cellulite.

For anti-ageing- skin rejuvenation and hair loss treatment the process is………

A detailed consultation is performed where the points below are fully discussed:

  • Medical assessment and appropriateness of condition to be treated and alternative options
  • Realistic expectations of treatment
  • Possible side-effects
  • Topical anaesthesia if required
  • Products used
  • Contraindications and special precautions
  • Treatment/maintenance plan and costing
  • Consent to treatment
  • Photographic evidence

The treatment process will depend on the condition being treated and products used yet it is usual that a course is always initiated; amount of treatments and spacing in-between will vary according to individual conditions.

As an approximate guide for:

The first 2-5 treatments are given 2-4 weeks apart; maintenance 1 treatment performed every 3-6 months.

The first 10 treatments are performed every 1-2 weeks; then monthly for 6 months; maintenance 1 treatment every 3 months.

Products used:

There are different, already mixed solutions available on the market, the clinic presently uses the products listed below (changes will be made according to industry development and evidence that supports efficacy).

Manufacturers: Filorga, Teoxane, Allergan, Galderma, Caregen, HL serum, Simildiet

To request an appointment please call us on 0113 225 3938 or email us

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