What Is Mesotherapy?

The mesotherapy treatment refers to a procedure during which enzymes, vitamins, plant extracts, and hormones are injected into the skin. The goal of the procedure is to tighten someone’s skin and rejuvenate. All the compounds are injected into the skin’s mesodermal layer. Thanks to the mix of ingredients, elastin and collagen production gets a boost, which is great for the natural elasticity of the skin. The technique has been around since 1952 – being developed by a French doctor. Initially, it was meant to relieve pain, but it has gained popularity because the procedure is so effective as a full body, skin and hair rejuvenation treatment.

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What Areas Can Mesotherapy Treat?

Mesotherapy is used to remove fat in areas like the stomach, thighs, buttocks, hips, legs, arms, and face, as well as reduce cellulite and rejuvenate the skin by fading wrinkles and lines. It can also tighten loose skin on the knees and elbows, recontour the body, lighten pigmented skin and treat alopecia, a condition that causes hair loss.

Mesotherapy | An aesthetician treating their client's legs with the mesotherapy machine.

What Are the Benefits of Mesotherapy?

For skin, mesotherapy vitamin cocktails can stimulate the fibroblast cell in the skin to produce more collagen to combat the signs of ageing. It can instantly improve dull, tired looking skin and superficial wrinkles but can also help to improve sluggish blood circulation, aiding the body to flush out ageing toxins. This treatment can also be used to address hyperpigmentation, treat acne and ‘lit-from-within’ skin glow. People dealing with alopecia or baldness can also benefit from mesotherapy as the targeted injection of vitamins into the hair follicle boost blood circulation and improves hair growth. Also, the procedure is known to be very effective against chronic pain in any body area, which was the treatment’s original use case.

Mesotherapy | An aesthetician treating their client's scalp by injecting the product with a syringe.

What Are the Side Effects of Mesotherapy?

More prevalent side effects that result from mesotherapy include the appearance of bruises and swelling at the site where the treatment was performed. The injections used in mesotherapy can cause some irritation to the skin. A topical anaesthetic can be applied before the treatment to ensure minimal discomfort. There might be a mild burning sensation following the injection as therapeutic properties enter the body. This feeling is typically fleeting. Any residual soreness usually disappears within a day or two. Other side effects linked to mesotherapy, albeit very rare, include temporary areas of numbness and skin discoloration. Some patients become nauseous or develop hematoma (localised swelling filled with blood).

Mesotherapy Overview


30 minutes

Session Price

£120 - £170



Lasting Effects

4-6 months



Side Effects

Mild bruising and swelling


How many mesotherapy treatments are necessary?

You'll probably need several mesotherapy sessions to get the desired effect. You should expect to return to the doctor between 3 to 6 times. At first, you'll get the injections every 7 to 10 days. If your skin starts to improve, the treatments will be stretched out to once every two weeks or once a month.

Is there any downtime?

There is no downtime after a mesotherapy treatment. Your face will look and feel somewhat red but this will subside within 3-12 hours.

What are the different types of mesotherapy?

You can choose from three main types of mesotherapy – upper skin mesotherapy, point-by-point mesotherapy, and comprehensive mesotherapy. What makes them different is the injection technique. The procedure is also broken down into other types like mesolifting, hair mesotherapy, and body mesotherapy.

What’s the difference between PRP and Mesotherapy?

PRP (Platelet Rich Plasma), which uses your own blood which is then put into a centrifuge to separate the platelet rich plasma from the blood cells. This is then injected into the face or scalp or other area of the body for tissue repair, regeneration and healing whereas Mesotherapy encourage healing at the cellular level by injecting a cocktail vitamins, growth factors, amino acids and minerals into the mesoderm (the middle layer of skin which supports the connective tissue, circulation, muscles and fat).

What benefits does Mesotherapy have over Liposuction for fat removal?

The primary advantage of Mesotherapy over Liposuction is that it is a non-invasive procedure and therefore does not have the risks and downtime associated with surgery. Liposuction permanently removes the fat cells and is arguably a more permanent solution; however, it is a frequent problem with liposuction to have visibly uneven results which can be treated with Mesotherapy.

Are the treatments painful?

The procedure has minimal discomfort, but if you are sensitive to needles, local anesthetic or numbing cream can be used. The discomfort level is often compared to that of waxing.