Tuesday, December 6, 2016

Allergic Reactions to Biologicals in Mesotherapy Practice

As a professional administering mesotherapy there are two main complications that could occur as the result of allergic reactions in your patients that you need to be aware of. The first type is an allergic reaction to the pharmaceuticals used in the treatment, the second is skin discoloration (pigmentation problems) and the third is necrosis.

Allergic Reactions to Mesotherapy

Throughout your career as a mesotherapist, allergic reactions to hyaluronidase, collagenase and phosphatidylcholine are the most common that you will see. 

Hyaluronidase creates two kinds of reactions: immediate and delayed. If the reaction is immediate, your client will experience a red wheal on their skin.  In the delayed version, the same red raised itchy wheals will appear, but not until the patient has had several treatments.  If your client is allergic to the stings of wasps, bees or ants, they are more likely to experience an allergic reaction to Hyaluronidase.

Reactions to collagenase can also present immediately or as a delayed allergic reaction.  Raised red patches that don’t feel itchy characterize this reaction.

Phosphyatidylcholine is a very rare allergy. If it does appear it is immediately after treatment and reveals itself as an itchy rash with raised white bumps.

Any of these reactions can be treated with an initial dose of prednisone, followed by 25 mg of diphenhydramine every six hoots for two days.

Hyperpigmentation and Mesotherapy

Whether or not your patient is likely to develop hyperpigmentation from using mesotherapy is determined a lot by their skin type.  If your client is in the high-melanin Fitzgerald skin type V and VI, they have a bigger risk of hyperpigmentation.  In these cases the discoloration might be treated by a creams or lotions containing koic acid, hydroquinone and glycolic acid.

Purple and brown spots can also occur as the result of an allergic reaction to hyaluronidase or collaganese, so consideration of your client’s Fitzgerald skin type is a good idea before you administer any injections.  For the most part, the only thing that heals this type of skin discoloration is time, often a period of months.

To avoid these types of issues it is paramount that the risks of using certain medications is recognized, which of course, means learning as much about mesotherapy preparations as possible.  More information about these mesotherapy protocols is taught in the cosmetic injectable and mesotherapy courses at The Pinewood Institute for the Advancement of Natural Medicine in Toronto.


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