Mesotherapy is a technique invented in 1952 by Dr. Michel Pistor to deliver medications just below the surface of the skin. Unlike oral medication which exposes the entire body and its organs to chemical side effects, Mesotherapy is injected only where it is needed
Mesotherapy is a practice of using microinjections of conventional and homeopathic medication and/or vitamins into the mesoderm or middle layer of skin to deliver healing or corrective treatment to a specific area of the body. Mesotherapy has been touted as the breakthrough in aesthetic medicine for body sculpting, cellulite reduction, and skin rejuvenation.
In many cases Mesotherapy offers an alternative to even the safest form of liposuction, tumescent liposuction. Mesotherapy is a non-invasive alternative supported by a 1994-95 study on “topical fat reduction” by UCLA researchers. The study concluded women who had Mesoetherapy injections lost weight even without diet or exercise.
Anyone seeking a treatment option for cellulite, wrinkles, excess fat and sagging skin is a potential candidate. Anyone who is interested in removing these without the use of anesthesia or surgery should also consider Mesotherapy.
Mesotherapy can be used on various parts of the body. Most generally, treatments under the chin, arms, abdomen, buttocks, thighs, and sagging skin in other areas may be treated. Wrinkles on the face may be treated and there are a number of other areas that may be treated. Discussing what options are available with a trusted physician is.
There really is no “recovery period” with Mesotherapy other than the body working to alter its internal structures over time, which ultimately affects the outward appearance of the skin, such as the removal of cellulite, excess fat, and a tightening of skin, as examples. There may be minor discomfort associated with the injections, but there is nothing invasive to heal from.
Results are dependent on the area treated and the extent of the problem. Cellulite around the eyes will usually show visible improvement after the first treatment. Larger areas with cellulite and fat generally show improvement after 3 – 4 treatments. Results will appear gradually over a matter of weeks to months. Since the changes are not invasive, the results will occur more gradually and patients will notice that the results over a series of between 3 – 7 treatments.
The majority of patients experience only minimal discomfort. The application of a topical anesthetic cream can be applied on the area to be treated approximately 20 to 30 minutes prior to the procedure if required.