Mesotherapy Cellulite DissolveMesotherapy is one of the most popular and most successful cellulite treatments available today. Cellulite is a skin condition affecting over 90% of all women over the age of 20. Mesotherapy is used for spot fat and weight reduction, cellulite reduction and some other non-cosmetic purposes.
What does Mesotherapy involve?
Mesotherapy is a series of injections which are administered just below the surface of the skin at the location of problem areas. It can be used just about anywhere on the body, but is mostly used to treat abdomen, thighs, buttocks, knees, and ankles. A Meso-lift, Mesotherapy facelift can be performed on the face. Besides the cosmetic procedures, Mesotherapy has been used worldwide for treatment of arthritis pain, hair growth and relieving muscle spasms. The most popular uses in the United States are for spot cellulite and fat treatment. Different results and therapies result from using different medications in each patient’s “Mesotherapy cocktail” to achieve the desired results.
Mesotherapy is popular because many patients are getting obvious results without the inherent risks involved in an invasive surgical procedure like Liposuction.
Mesotherapy is an exciting technique developed in France by Dr. Pistor over 50 years ago. The procedure has been used to dramatically reduce cellulite and fat from individual parts of the body, an actual “spot fat treatment”. A small amount of medication, vitamins and supplements are injected into the fat and connective tissue of the skin (called the mesoderm) and has been used in the United States to treat many cosmetic and medical conditions including the spot reduction of cellulite and fat. Liposuction is the only other procedure known for spot fat removal; however liposuction is an invasive procedure involving hospitalization, downtime and surgical risk where Mesotherapy is a non-invasive non surgical procedure.
What are the ingredients in the Mesotherapy injection?
Mesotherapy injections are from a solution of various vitamins, minerals, enzymes, plant extracts, anesthetics, medications and amino acids. The makeup of the solution varies depending on the needs of each patient and the effect desired.
How many treatments are required before results are visible?
Many Mesotherapy cellulite patients begin seeing results after the very first treatment although the typical treatment cycle requires between 4 and 10 treatments or more depending on the size of area, the severity of the problem and the results desired. The typical office visit shouldn’t last more than 45 minutes and frequently patients are done in just 20 minutes.
Are the Mesotherapy treatments painful?
The procedure has minimal discomfort, but if a patient is sensitive to needles, a numbing cream can be used.
What benefits does Mesotherapy have over surgical techniques such as Liposuction?
The primary advantage of Mesotherapy over Liposuction is that it is a non-invasive procedure and therefore does not have the risks and downtime associated with surgery. A frequent problem with liposuction is visible uneven results.
Aside from its application for cellulite, Mesotherapy has a remarkable ability to stimulate new hair growth in both men and women. It has also been used to improve lymphatic drainage, stimulate better circulation and blood flow, and has a wide variety of homeopathic medicinal uses. Many individuals suffering from stress and insomnia have seen marked improvements in their lives following treatment. Mesotherapy has also been used to treat and relieve muscle spasms, carpal tunnel syndrome, fibromyalgia, and osteoarthritis.
What does Mesotherapy Cost?
The cost of Mesotherapy sessions range from $200 - $600 per session for each area being treated. Thighs would be considered one area and the love handles would be another. The largest variance for price is primarily because of the size and / or complexity of the area being treated. The back or buttocks obviously is more area than say the chin or the arms and therefore more expensive. However, some areas, even though small in size are expensive because of their complexity, for example a Mesolift (a Mesotherapy Facelift) or Mesotherapy around the eyes involves more skill and precision than other body areas and therefore costs more.
What are the risks and side effects of Mesotherapy?
Many Mesotherapy results can be seen quickly and the procedure is considered safer than Liposuction or other invasive surgical procedures. Most of the negative side effects concern bruising which can be limited by avoiding alcohol, aspirin and anti-inflammatory medications (Advil, Motrin, Aleve, etc.) several days before treatment. Do not stop taking any medications without first consulting your Doctor.
Less common side effects involve infections and allergic reaction to the substances injected.
How long after Mesotherapy until I can return to work?
There is no need for recovery time after your Mesotherapy treatment and you should be able to return to normal activities immediately. Sometimes you will experience some minor bruising and the microinjection sites may leave small marks for a couple of hours much like allergy testing.
How long do the benefits of Mesotherapy 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.