Mesotherapy is a medical treatment for spot fat reduction and cellulite treatment. After being used in France for over 50 years, doctors in the North America are now providing this procedure, which may help you get rid of fat and cellulite without undergoing surgery. This new treatment is called Mesotherapy, a technique where small amounts of medication, vitamins and supplements are injected into the fat and connective tissue which makes up the middle layer of skin called the mesoderm. Until recently, a travel abroad would have been the only way to have mesotherapy, but doctors in the Canada are now using it for cosmetic purposes, such as reducing cellulite and fat, hair restoration, and diminishing puffy eyes.
Mesotherapie (pronounced Mezo Therapy) was originally invented in France by Dr. Michael Pistor and has been performed there since 1952. Dr. Pistor discovered that when small amounts of medications were injected into the mesoderm, blood flow would increase to the treated area, dissolving excess fat deposits, improving lymphatic drainage and removing hardened connective tissue. Since 1952, approximately 15,000 doctors around the world have been using Mesotherapie in their daily practice.
Mesotherapy may be an alternative to liposuction for some patients since it is a non-surgical technique for spot weight reduction, sagging chins and eyelids, and for eliminating cellulite from heavy thighs, abdomen, hips and buttocks. Mesotherapy is not considered a weight loss procedure. Approximately 20% of patients claimed immediate results for losing inches and some weight, for others mesotherapy results are slower but still very noticeable. Following mesotherapy patients still have to watch their diets and exercise regularly to lose the fat and to keep it off.
What is Mesotherapy?
Mesotherapy is a technique which has been used in France for over 50 years, where small amounts of medication, vitamins and supplements are injected into fat and the connective tissue of the skin (called the mesoderm) for many cosmetic and medical purposes including reduction of cellulite and fat.
What does the Mesotherapy procedure involve?
An injection is administered just below the surface of the skin at the location of the problem area. It can be used just about anywhere on the body, but is mostly used to treat the abdomen, thighs, buttocks, knees, and ankles.
What are the ingredients in Mesotherapy injections?
The mesotherapy injection is 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 the patient and the effect desired while allowing for a greater level of safety when issues such as drug interactions and allergies exist.
How many treatments are required before the results are visible?
A treatment cycle could require as few as 4 and as many as 10 treatments or more depending on the size of the area being treated and the results desired.
Are the Mesotherapy treatments painful?
The procedure has minimal discomfort, but if a patient is sensitive to needles a mild painkiller, local anesthetic or numbing cream can be used. The discomfort level is often compared to that of waxing.
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. Liposuction permanently removes the fat cells and is arguably a more permanent solution; however, it is a frequent problem with liposuction to have visibly uneven results which can be treated with Mesotherapy.
What are the side effects and risks of Mesotherapy?
The side effects of Mesotherapy are extremely minimal and usually are limited to minor bruising.
Can I go back to work after the Mesotherapy treatment?
There is no need for recovery time and you should be able to return to normal activities immediately.
How long do the benefits of Mesotherapy last?
Patients who make a commitment to maintaining a healthy diet and lifestyle following treatment should see their results last. Some patients require some maintenance every six to twelve months.