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What is meso needling?

Meso needling is a treatment similar to micro needling but during and after the treatment specific cocktails are used  and the depth of needles target mesoderm layer in the skin to produce more specific treatment with better results. This treatment aims to stimulate collagen production and renewal for smoother, more youthful looking skin. It’s used to treat fine lines, pigmentation, acne scarring and stretch marks.

acne scar treatment with meso needling technique before and after
Acne Scar Treatment

Meso needling downtime

Skin irritation can be expected for the first day or two after the meso needling procedure. but this will subside quickly. Patients will also see some redness in the skin over the first two or three days. skin will need time to heal, so it’s important to avoid any activity that can cause sweating, which can result in inflammation.

It’s also a good idea to keep out of direct sunlight following the treatment, since heat and UV exposure can also trigger further irritation. Patients will start to notice some degree of improvement in the skin right away, and results will gradually become more apparent in the weeks following treatment.


Meso needling stimulates the body’s natural wound healing processes, resulting in cell turnover and increased collagen and elastin production, therefore reversing as well as preventing signs of aging, moreover it enhances penetration of skincare ingredients.

It can also have a positive effect on hyper-pigmentation as well as on hypo-pigmentation. Disfiguring scars, especially acne scars, can many times also be improved. New collagen fibres elevate any depressed scar tissue. An improved blood supply (neo-angiogenesis) into the previous fibrotic scar tissue also harmonises and blends the pigmentation with the periphery skin.

acne scar types
acne scar types

 Side effects

Generally the treated areas recover rapidly from skin needling. However there are occasional side effects, which include:

  • Oozing and swelling during the recovery phase.
  • Skin infection with bacteria (rare) or herpes simplex virus (cold sores).
  • Milia, which can be easily removed.
  • Acne flare, which is usually mild.

Meso needling vs Microneedling

  • Mesotherapy combines a bespoke cocktail of powerful vitamins, which are injected into the lower layers of the skin using a meso device with one needle, whereas microneedling gently moves multiple microscopic needles over the face to cause miniscule puncture marks, activating the production of collagen and elastin.


  1. Hello, thanks for this perfect information. I have done one session microneedling 4days ago , how much time after that , I can do mesoneedling? Which one is better for acne scar?

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    • Thank you for your comment
      Intervals between skin resurfacing procedures depend on factors such as the depth of treatment, aggressiveness of treatment, skin repairing and healing capacity.
      However, I typically recommend 4 to 6 weeks intervals between microneedling and mesoneedling sessions.
      In my practice , mesoneedling can often provide more dramatic and long lasting results than microneedling. Because mesoneedling paired with mesotherapy cocktail for a more potent treatment and collagen production.
      Best of luck

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  2. thanks to all in detail information. i have a hyperpigmentation area on my cheek’s followed by CO2 fractional. do you think that micro needling is a suitable method for remove that?

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    • Thank you for your question
      Fractional Co2 laser may contribute to post inflammatory hyperpigmentation (PIH) which last for several months and any manipulation or cosmetic procedure may worsen the situation especially in darker skin type( Fitzpatrick type 4 and 5).
      Having said that, application of vit C lightening cream with Hydroquninone and avoidance of ultraviolet by SPF would resolve the problem after several months.
      Best wishes

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