Mesotherapy is a procedure that has been used since the 1950s and involves injecting different mixtures of pharmaceuticals, vitamins and other extracts into a particular layer of the skin between the superficial dermis and the deeper fat layer fat called the mesoderm. When placed in this layer, the substances are not absorbed into the body but work only in the area they are injected.
Mesotherapy has been used in sports medicine and to treat other medical conditions. In the cosmetic field, mesotherapy has been found very effective in treating cellulite and resistant fat pockets which have persisted despite diet and exercise. The particular mixtures used have the main effects of breaking down the fat cells beneath the skin, help remove the broken down fat into the body’s clearing system (lymphatics) and stimulate collagen production, so firming and toning the skin.