Mesotherapy, aka Nappage, is a technique that uses a very fine needle to deliver a series of small injections into the middle layer (mesoderm) of skin. The idea behind mesotherapy is that it corrects underlying issues, such as poor circulation and inflammation which cause skin damage.

The injection deposits the following into the skin:

  • collagen,
  • stem cells,
  • placenta,
  • vitamins,
  • enzymes,
  • hormones, and
  • plant extracts

Michel Pistor, a doctor in France, first developed the technique in 1952. It was originally used to relieve pain. In the years since, it has gained popularity in the United States and other parts of the world.

Today, mesotherapy is used to:

  • fade wrinkles and lines
  • tighten loose skin
  • rejuvenate the body
  • lighten pigmented skin
  • treat alopecia, a condition that causes hair loss

How much does it cost?

A single session for facial rejuvenation costs $299, a series of 4-6 sessions is recommended.

Because mesotherapy is cosmetic and not medically necessary, insurance companies usually don’t cover the cost.

How do you prepare?

Avoid Aspirin, Fish oil, and nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) for one week before the procedure.

What happens during your appointment?

During each session, you will get Microdermabrasion and Dermaplaning, before starting the procedure.

You’ll get a series of injections using a special short needle to deliver many injections in a row.

The injections can be given at different depths — from 1 to 4 millimeters into your skin — depending on what condition you’re having treated.

Your doctor may place the needle into your skin at an angle, or flick their wrist very quickly while injecting. Each injection may only place a tiny drop of the solution into your skin.

You’ll probably need several mesotherapy sessions to get the desired effect. You will get the injections every 14-18 days. If your skin starts to improve, the treatments will be stretched out to once a month.