Mesotherapy: learn more

Dr Jean-Louis Tixhon
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Mesotherapy is a medical treatment technique that was developed in France during the 1960’s. It consists of local intra-dermal or subcutaneous micro-injections with medicine or natural substances.

In order to limit pain, a very fine and short needle is used to administer the injections.

Corticoids or cortisone are never used.

If the patient is very sensitive ton pain (which can be the case with young children), it is advised to apply a numbing cream thirty minutes prior the treatment.

The injected products can be phytotherapeutic substances,vitamins, amino acids, minerals, anti-oxidants, products stimulating blood circulation, certain vaccines, muscle relaxing or skin rejuvenating and anti-ageing substances.

Mesotherapy is one of the main treatments chosen in sports médicine and for an effective treatment in case of rheumatism or arthritis. Treatments are generally carried out once or twice a week at the beginning, depending on the gravity and age of the injury.

Indications

Pain

In general, all pain can be treated by mesotherapy, possibly in combination with acupuncture.

  • Headache, migraine, stress headache ;
  • Stiff neck, pain in the neck, cramps and spasms ;
  • Neuralgias: trigeminal, neck and arm pain, sciatica ;
  • Sprain and consequences: injuries of ligaments and joints ;
  • Algoneurodystrophia after fracture ;
  • Bone inflammation (periostitis).

Sports medicine

  • Tennis elbow, achilles tendon inflammations, pubalgia ;
  • Tendinitis and periarthritis of the shoulder ;
  • Tendinosis ;
  • Wrenching, bruising of the muscles or tendons ;
  • Fasciitis of the muscles, fracture by stress, strain.

Rheumatism

  • Arthritis and specific joint arthritis, neck, lower back, shoulder, hip, knee ;
  • Arthritis of the lower spine, back or neck ;
  • Lumbago or chronic lumbago ;
  • Light to moderate slipped disc ;
  • Lower back pain.

Ear, nose and throat and respiratory conditions

  • Vaccinations against pharyngitis, otitis, sinusitis, rhinitis, bronchtis ;
  • Strengthening of the immune system through phytotherapy.

Hair loss

  • Non-androgenic Alopecia ;
  • Stress alopecia, patchy hair loss.

Dermatology

  • Warts, Zona ;
  • Facial acne.

Mesotherapy techniques

Since its discovery, mesotherapy has greatly Evolved.

Different types and techniques of injections are available and are tailored to each individual’s needs. Quite often, the combination of several techniques during one session can be more effective and can actually reduce the length of the treatment: “point by point” injections, “multi-prick” injections, in relation to acupuncture points, trigger points, etc.

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