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Please note: the following is provided for informational purposes only. Skin by A2 MedSpa believes that our clients should be well informed prior to undergoing any treatment. Plan to discuss treatment options with your provider, understanding that their recommendations are based on skin type, your expected treatment outcome, and the overall health of your skin prior to treatment.
There are several potential complications of mesotherapy. This is not a comprehensive list. Other complications may also arise.
Localized or generalized infection (watch for persistent redness, warmth and swelling at the site of treatment, fever, chills);
Pain, itching, tingling, burning or stinging sensation;
Under or over correction;
Report immediately to this office, your regular doctor or alternate care (urgent care, emergent care, etc.,) if persistent chills/fever, pain/warmth/swelling over the site of treatment, excessive bruising, fatigue, lethargy, decreased appetite, jaundice (yellowing of the whites of the eyes), dark urine, unusual severe itchiness or abdominal pain;
Irregular periods, breakthrough bleeding;
Superficial blebs and wheals;
No response to therapy.
You will be asked to remain in the office for 30 minutes after the treatment.
You may use ice over the treatment area for 48 hours if pain/swelling is present.
Over-the-counter anti-inflammatory creams may be used for localized pain (also Arnica, Comfrey or hydrocortisone).
You may use a compression bandage over the treated area. Be careful not to tighten the area too much.
You may use over-the-counter analgesics as needed for discomfort or pain.
If you are taking birth control pills, you will need extra protection for contraception during the treatment period.
You may use hot compresses over the bruising, redness or any lumps that can be felt underneath the skin, several times a day if desired.
Exercise as usual (nothing excessively for the first 24 hours, but brisk walking is fine). Exercise decreases pain and discomfort to the treatment are.
Avoid hot baths for one week. (Showering is fine).
Lower carbohydrate intake for 3-5 days.
Increase fluid intake to 8-10 glasses of water (8 ounces each) per day.
Begin performing self-massage of treatment area 48 hours after treatment for up to ten days or as advised by your clinician.