Mesotherapy: what is it and how is it carried out?
Let’s talk about mesotherapy: muscular contractures, lumbago, tension-type headaches, tendinopathies, post-traumatic pain: these are all pathologies that can negatively affect the daily life of those affected, leading to changes in lifestyle, renunciation and difficulty in satisfactorily completing work activities and small everyday tasks
One solution is outpatient treatment: analgesic mesotherapy, which involves the effective administration of drugs to relieve pain intradermally.
What is mesotherapy and for whom is it indicated?
Antalgic mesotherapy is an outpatient treatment consisting of multiple subcutaneous injections of medication, delivered through thin and very short needles to areas of the body affected by pain and restricted movement.
Mesotherapy is indicated for the treatment of painful muscle contractures of inflammatory or arthroscopic-degenerative origin such as cervicalgia, lumbago, or tension-type headaches.
But it is also used in the treatment of tendinopathies, such as epicondylitis and patellar and achilles tendinitis, or contusive-distortional traumas, from whiplash to ankle sprains.
Mesotherapy: what are the benefits?
Mesotherapy allows a small amount of medication to be used directly on the painful part of the body, reducing and even avoiding the need for systemic (i.e. oral or intramuscular) medication.
In addition, mesotherapy can also be combined with instrumental analgesic therapies, such as laser therapy or hyperthermia, or with physiotherapy treatments, with the aim of reducing pain and accelerating functional recovery.
How is mesotherapy carried out?
The mesotherapy treatment is carried out by a doctor in an outpatient clinic, lasts about 10 minutes and consists of multiple injections with a short, thin needle (4-6 mm) into the superficial layer of the skin of small amounts of pain-relieving and anti-inflammatory drugs.
The treatment is usually weekly, with 4 to 6 sessions per cycle.
The frequency and duration of treatment can vary depending on the pathology, the patient’s clinical response and the phase of the pathology itself, which can be acute or chronic.
In any case, the patient will be able to carry out normal daily activities both before and after treatment.
It should be borne in mind that the treatment cannot be carried out if the affected skin areas are not intact (e.g. in the presence of wounds) and that, in general, it is contraindicated in cases of allergy to the drugs used, during pregnancy and when breastfeeding.