Which Needle Is Best for Mesotherapy?

Which Needle Is Best for Mesotherapy?

A woman receives mesotherapy injections to reduce the appearance of wrinkles.

Today's cosmetic clients want non-invasive treatments with minimal downtime. Therefore, it's no wonder mesotherapy is such a popular procedure. During mesotherapy treatments, substances like vitamins and antioxidants are injected into the skin to improve and reduce the appearance of wrinkles and cellulite. This technique uses very fine needles to deliver a series of injections into the skin's middle layer, the mesoderm.

Mesotherapy patients must complete six to ten weekly visits for the best results. Selecting the right mesotherapy needle helps keep clients comfortable during their sessions and minimizes recovery time, making them more likely to finish the entire treatment cycle. In addition, using the correct size needles ensures that the injection stays within the target area to achieve the desired results.

When shopping for needles, here's what you should look for to guarantee a positive mesotherapy experience for your clients.

Ideal Mesotherapy Needle and Syringe Specifications

There are no standard dermatological protocols for mesotherapy, but there are some best practices that have evolved over thousands of years. After all, mesotherapy is hardly a new practice.

Historical records have traced mesotherapy back to ancient Indian and Chinese medicine. During the mid-1800s, physicians throughout Europe experimented with the effects of injecting morphine and other medications into layers of the skin for therapeutic purposes. However, it wasn't until 1958 that Michel Pistor coined the term "mesotherapy" to describe inoculation into the dermis.

It is typical for 5ml or 10ml conventional syringes to be used for mesotherapy. Some clinicians may use 30-34 gauge needles ranging from 4mm - 13mm in length. The smaller gauges help to reduce pain when injecting, while the shorter lengths help to ensure the injection is intradermal. Choosing sterile and disposable products helps ensure patient safety.

In addition to these measurements, opt for needles manufactured by trusted brands that provide special advantages, such as low dead space to avoid product loss and extra sharp needle points to reduce soft tissue damage during injections. With so many products on the market to choose from, there's no need to sacrifice quality or cost for your patients.

Additional Considerations for Mesotherapy

Mesotherapy is a broad term for injecting into the skin and it has several applications. There are different types of mesotherapy, depending on the injection technique, including:

  • Intra-epidermal
  • Papular technique (injection into the dermal/epidermal junction)
  • Point-by-point mesotherapy (injections to the deeper epidermis)
  • Nappage method (injections 2 to 4mm deep, at an angle of 30 to 60°)

Mesotherapy is also divided into various types, such as hair mesotherapy, mesolifting, and body mesotherapy, based on the target area and intended purpose. In addition to the medicinal effects of the injected compounds, mesotherapy is also a form of stimulotherapy that works by the act of needling. Providers can help avoid pain by introducing the needle quickly and injecting the substances gently.

Aside from cosmetic applications, like mesobotox and the treatment of scars and cellulite, mesotherapy may be considered for pain management, arthritis, sports injuries, and more.

Educating your staff and clients about the range of uses for this versatile therapy can open new opportunities to expand your business and improve your patients' lives.

Keep Your Patients Happy

Some clients experience bruising and swelling after mesotherapy, requiring a day of downtime. However, many patients don't have extra time to take off from work and other responsibilities so they can recover from the side effects of mesotherapy. Selecting the correct needles is essential to improving your patient's mesotherapy experience during and after treatment.

In addition to patient comfort and safety, it's important to consider costs when choosing the best mesotherapy needles for your practice.

Mesotherapy is a lower-cost option compared to procedures like liposuction. However, it can still run clients up to $500 per session, and multiple sessions are needed. The number and frequency of treatments should depend on the individual's response and goals.

Finding effective and economical products helps transfer cost savings to your patients, improving your competitiveness in the market and increasing access to mesotherapy.

Products to consider for Mesotherapy

There's a lot to think about when shopping for mesotherapy needles. Fortunately, it's easy to find high-quality mesotherapy needles and other supplies in Air-Tite’s shop. We feature products from reputable brands.



JBP Ultra-Thin Wall Nanoneedles

Patented Micro Sharpness makes these needles super sharp, ultra-fine, and capable of injecting higher-density liquids.

TSK INViSIBLE NEEDLE & Low Dead Space Needles

TSK Low Dead Space & Invisible Needles

Nearly zero space is left behind in these hard polymer hubs designed to prevent leaks, pop-off, and flexing.

TSK STERiJECT™ Hypodermic Needles

TSK STERiJECT™ Hypodermic Needles

These premium needles are made in Japan and compatible with all major syringe brands.


Air-Tite also works with many popular distributors like McKesson, Henry Schein, Cardinal, Medline, Delasco, and more. Click below to check out our selection of mesotherapy needles and syringes.