Mesotherapy is a non-surgical cosmetic medical treatment that helps people with getting rid of excess weight and cellulite deposits. Improve physical appearance with face/neck rejuvenation, and body contouring. Body changes are induced by administering injections containing a variety of FDA approved medicines, minerals, and vitamins. Not only does it eliminate cellulite and promote weight loss but it can also be used for treating aging, sagging skin as well as rejuvenate the hands and neck.
Mesotherapy was originally a treatment for vascular and infectious disease and used to improveme circulation, and treat sports injuries.
How does it works?
Mesotherapy involves injecting small amounts of different medications into the mesoderm, the layer of fat and connective tissue under the skin. When small amounts of medicines are injected into the mesoderm, it slowly melts the underlying fat. It reduces excess fat deposits and helps improve lymphatic drainage, blood flow in the circulatory system.
There are three factors to consider in cellulite formation. The patient’s attending physician creates a course of treatment to reduce the fat in their cellulite and enhance impaired circulation breaking down damaged connective tissue. Subdermal vitamin injections employed in Mesotherapy rejuvenate the cells making them more active. It also stimulates the production of elastin and collagen.
Mesotherapy must be done by a licensed physician who has received proper training. The technique uses a fine needle similar to the one used for Botox injections. The physician injects the needle into the mesoderm containing the selected formula for treatment. Needles penetrate the body at a very small depth. The number of injections and strength of every medicine is determined on an individual basis.
Patients are required to receive one treatment every 10 to 14 days depending on the location and size of the area to be treated. Injections are made at small distances with 1 inch intervals along the affected area and in small doses per treatment. To some patients, a technique called “multi-pricking” is used where a number of quick and superficial injections are made at a specific site. It is performed by hand or through a specially designed gun delivery system. With this technique, the fat is emulsified into fatty acids and burned off as energy or otherwise, metabolized by the body.
Time frame between sessions together with small doses per treatment provides the opportunity to observe and monitor results. A typical Mesotherapy microinjection session is time-consuming and may need over one hundred pricks to cover the body area to be treated. Topical anesthetic skin cream must be used especially for individuals with low threshold for pain.
Another method of Mesotherapy which is known as Ultrapeel Transderm Ionto System provides a needle free treatment which is a comfortable alternative to the Mesotherapy injections. It is an FDA cleared system for the transdermal delivery of the Mesotherapy drugs into the body without needing injections or syringes.
Benefits of Mesotherapy
• No need to take time off work following the procedure as there is no down time since it is non-invasive
• Any weight that may be gained in the future is not in abnormal place as it is often in the latter procedure
• Does not require general anesthesia
• Results are often measurable using a tape measure as fat is dissolved and lost in the areas treated
• Treatment can be done to a specific part of the body and patients can pick exactly which problems they wish to resolve in a certain area
• Mesotherapy has many different potential uses as opposed to just one single use. These include body sculpting, wrinkle reduction, weight loss, and alopecia treatment.
• Cellulite can be treated effectively and its appearance can be dramatically improved.
Mesotherapy Compared to Liposuction
Mesotherapy is different from liposuction because it uses a non-surgical approach to fat removal. Liposuction on the other is a surgical method that requires general, local, or regional anesthesia.
Despite of its benefits, Mesotherapy is not intended to be a replacement for liposuction and is only applicable for the reduction of small areas of unwanted fat, cellulite, and skin rejuvenation. It is an ideal choice for individuals who are not excessively overweight but have certain problem areas with stubborn fat that can no longer be reduced by exercise or diet.