The Method

A brief history

1952 Dr. MICHEL PISTOR's crucial experience with the deaf cobbler of Bray-Lu, which gave birth to Mesotherapy.
1958 The term “Mesotherapy” was defined and first used in a medical publication in France.

Dr. M. Bicheron employs the Mesotherapy technique in Algiers.

1961 Dr. M. Pistor publishes his book “La Mésotherapie”.
1964 The French Society of Mesotherapy is founded a. Dr. Lebel is elected the first president.
1968 Dr M. Pistor presents a paper to the French Medical Academy the term “La Mésothérapie, une technique polyvalente” and is accepted by said society as medical term.
1974 Dr. M. Pistor publishes his book “Un Défi thérapeutique, La Mésothérapie (ISBN 978-2224000998).
1975 The Italian Society of Mesotherapy is founded.
1976 Dr. Dalloz-Bourguignon established the first hospital practice of mesotherapy at the Necker Hospital of Paris, France.

The First International Congress of Mesotherapy was held in Bray-Lu, France, where it all began.

1978 The first Doctoral thesis about Mesotherapy was presented by Dr. Dalloz-Bourguignon.
1979 The Swiss Society of Mesotherapy is founded.

Second International Mesotherapy Congress.

1980 The first circle of studies of Mesotherapy is formed by the French Society of Mesotherapy.
1981 Foundation of the First Regional Mesotherapy Training-Center (CERM), at the Université Paris Nord 13, France.
1982 Third International Congress of Mesotherapy in Rome, Italy by Dr. C.A. Bartoletti.

Creation of the International Society of Mesotherapy by Dr Michel Pistor, Dr. Carlo Alberto Bartoletti and Dr. Gilbert Ravily.

1984 Foundation of the German Society of Mesotherapy and Spanish Society of Mesotherapy.
1985 IV Congress of Mesotherapy is held in Paris, France.
1986 The Tunisian Society of Mesotherapy is founded.
1987 The French Academy of Medicine recognizes Mesotherapy as integral part of the classical curricular teaching of medicine, as another medical technique for the introduction of a medication to a patient.
1988 V International Congress of Mesotherapy, in Paris, France.
1989 The Colombian Society of Mesotherapy is founded.
1990 The Algerian Society of Mesotherapy is founded.
1992 VI International Congress of Mesotherapy in Brussels, Belgium.

The La Real Academia de la Lengua Española (Royal Academy of the Spanish Language), defines and incorporates into the Spanish language the term Mesotherapy.

1993 The Mexican Society of Mesotherapy is founded.
1995 VII International Congress of Mesotherapy in Bordeaux, France.
1998 VIII International Congress of Mesotherapy in Sao Paolo, Brazil, the first International Congress of Mesotherapy that is held outside of Europe.
1999 The First International Course of Mesotherapy at the University Victor Segalen of Bordeaux, France.
2000 The Israeli Society of Mesotherapy is founded.

Acceptance of reimbursement for medical procedures using the mesotherapy technique in pain-treatment in France.

IX International Congress of Mesotherapy, Paris, France.

2001 50-years jubilee, celebration with Dr. Michel Pistor in his home-village Bray-Lu.
2002 DIU-Diplome Interuniversitaire of the medical faculty of Paris Bordeaux-Marseille (one-year postgraduate-course of study).
2003 The Lebanese Society of Mesotherapy is founded.

Acceptance of Mesotherapy as official medical specialization in France.

Passing away of Dr. Michel Pistor on the 4 of August.

X International Congress in Algiers, Algeria.

2004 The Austrian Society of Mesotherapy is created.
2006 The Russian Society of Mesotherapy is founded.

XI International Congress of Mesotherapy in Madeira, Portugal.

2008 XII International Mesotherapy Congress in Mexico City, Mexico.

Foundation of The Argentine Society of Mesotherapy, Venezuelan Society of Mesotherapy and Brazilian Society of Mesotherapy.

2009 The Turkish Society of Mesotherapy is founded.
2011 XIII International Congress of Mesotherapy in Moscow, Russia.

The Azerbaijan Society of Mesotherapy is founded.

2012 Passing away of Dr. Dalloz-Bourguignon.

The Indian Society of Mesotherapy is founded.

2013 Passing away of one of the founding fathers of the International Society of Mesotherapy, Dr. Carlo Alberto Bartoletti of Italy.