What Is Mesotherapy Treatment?
Mesotherapy is a safe, non-surgical technique invented in 1952 by Dr. Michel Pistor, a French physician. Mesotherapy is the practice of using a series of painless microinjections consisting of vitamins, minerals, amino acids and medications placed under the surface of the skin in the mesoderm (middle layer) to break down fat, improve circulation and lymphatic drainage. It is used in the treatment of face and neck rejuvenation, fat loss, cellulite, hair regrowth and to diminish scar tissue. It is touted as the latest breakthrough in “Body Sculpting.” The content mixture of the injection varies in accordance with each unique case and specific area to be treated.
What Types of Problems Can Be Treated With Mesotherapy?
Numerous physicians all over the world have used Mesotherapy for more than fifty years to treat a wide variety of concerns including:
- Cellulite Reduction
- Overall Weight Loss
- Scar Revision
- Skin Rejuvenation
- Spot Weight Reduction
- Wrinkle Elimination
- Hair Loss
- Imperfections Left After Liposuction
Who Are Good Candidates for Mesotherapy Treatment?
Most healthy adults between 18 to 80 may generally have mesotherapy for body sculpting and weight loss, cellulite treatment, and mesolift skin rejuvenation. Thoughtful consideration is given to every patient request for mesotherapy treatment.
The best way to find out if you are an appropriate candidate is a consultation with a qualified plastic surgeon. Your surgeon will review your medical history and specifically ask about allergies to medication to determine whether mesotherapy treatment is right for you.
How Is a Mesotherapy Treatment Performed?
The mesotherapy injections are performed by hand or using a specially designed gun delivery system.
Using a fine needle, similar to the type used for Botox injections, the physician injects into the mesoderm the specific formula selected to treat your condition. The needles penetrate the body at only a very small depth.
The strength of each medication treatment and number of injections is determined on an individual basis. Generally, patients require one treatment every seven to fourteen (7 – 14) days depending on the size of the area being treated and location. The injections are made at small distances (1 inch intervals along the affected area) and in small doses per treatment.
In some patients a technique of – multi-pricking – is used where a number of quick, very superficial injections are made at a specific site. Multi-pricking is performed by hand or by using a specially designed gun delivery system. Following the injections, the fat is broken down (emulsified) into fatty acids and burned off as energy and otherwise metabolized.
How Long Do Mesotherapy Benefits Last?
Patients who make a commitment to maintaining a healthy diet and lifestyle following their Mesotherapy treatment should see their results last. Some patients require some maintenance every six to twelve months.
What Are the Side Effects of Mesotherapy?
A common side effect of Mesotherapy is bruising, which generally resolves over one week. To speed up the healing process, we recommend that the homeopathic supplement arnica be taken either orally or applied topically on a daily basis. Patients may experience temporary soreness. This will subside within 24-48 hours.