Mesotherapy is an injection and treatment technique used in general medicine and aesthetics for a multitude of medical conditions and skin solutions. Mesotherapy was developed by Dr Michel Pistor a French physician French physician in the early 1950s to treat conditions such as rheumatology, sports traumatology, and infectious and vascular diseases. Today, more than 25,000 physicians from around the world use Mesotherapy in various ways to produce dramatic results—in and out of the operating room. Mesotherapy is now also common practice within many aesthetic practices to treat ageing, dehydration and cellulite.
Mesotherapy can be injected manually or with a Mesotherapy gun. There are also three different methods of injection with Mesotherapy. Depending on the injection site, the pathology treated, the structure of the dermis and the products injected the results will vary considerably according to the technique.
Generally, according to the depth, working from the epidermis to the hypodermis, a distinction is made between one of these 3 techniques:
PAPULE: 1 to 2mm, with bevel upwards
NAPPAGE: 2 to 4mm, angle of 30° to 60°
POINT BY POINT: deep injections, 4 to 12mm
This technique was developed by Dalloz Bourguignon and is the most commonly used technique.
Nappage is a superficial intradermal technique which consists of performing a series of injections 2 to 4 mm apart while continuously maintaining a regular and constant pressure on the plunger. The needle is inserted at an angle of 30° to 60° and to a depth of between 2 and 4mm.
The product/medication is deposited on the surface is left in contact with the epidermis for 3 to 5 minutes to assist its penetration. There is a variation on this technique with an epidermal nappage which consists of applying the product to the epidermis, at a depth of less than 1 mm. This has the advantage of causing minimal bleeding, if any, bleeding.