Developed during the 1950s in France, Mesotherapy has gone a long way to be one of the most popular fat-reducing spot treatment methods.
Mesotherapy is one of the most debated techniques involving a process that reduces fats and cellulites using injectable substances directly into the layers of body fat.
Mesotherapy is advertised as being able to reduce fat, especially in problem areas such as love handles, inner thigh, buttocks, chin and neck. Many cosmetic surgeons and practitioners believe that Mesotherapy helps in significantly reducing cellulites, removing scars, stimulating hair growth and eliminating wrinkles.
Also Known As: MesoSculpting
Benefits of Mesotherapy
Mesotherapy benefits patients who recently underwent liposuction. This treatment directly heals cellulites, producing smoother skin surfaces.
Mesotherapy can be beneficial in treating cellulite in several ways. It improves blood flow to the treated area, dissolves excess fat deposits, removes hardened connective tissues and improves lymphatic drainage.
Mesotherapy targets areas that need fat reduction. It excess fat deposits are flushed out of the treated areas and do not come back.
Mesotherapy is a non-surgical procedure. Since it does not require general anesthesia or hospital admittance, the patients immediately save on expenses.
Mesotherapy is also used for fibromyalgia, headaches, chronic muscle pains, lower back pain and localized inflammation.
The Mesotherapy Treatment
A Mesotherapy treatment involves no preparation. It usually takes thirty minutes or less per area being treated.
Using a very small needle, the medication is painlessly injected into the mesoderm directly. The medication used in Mesotherapy melts the fat beneath the skin layers and shrinks fat cells. When the fat dissolves, it is broken down, carried into the bloodstream and excreted by the kidneys and bowel.
With the specialized medication, Mesotherapy treatments destroy the connective tissues, which are responsible for the dimple-looking surface of the skin. The medication melts these tissues and trapped fat in order to create a smooth and dimple-free surface.
Recovery After Mesotherapy Treatments
There is no recovery time after Mesotherapy treatments. The patient will not need restrictive garments, bandages or gauzes.
Although mild swelling may occurs for a few days, it immediately disappears after one to two days.
Post-treatment instructions are simple and easy to follow. Since toxins were eliminated during Mesotherapy, ample water is needed to dissolve fat. Patients are required to follow a healthy diet and exercise at least three times a week to allow the circulation of medication.
Typical patients of Mesotherapy may require at least eight to ten treatments, depending on personal goals. With thinner patients requiring specific target areas, fewer treatments may be required. On the other hand, overweight and obese patients may require more than ten treatments.
The results of Mesotherapy will be permanent if the patient follows a healthy diet combined with proper exercise. Follow-up treatments may be required on a six-month to one-year basis.
Surgical facility And Cost
Mesotherapy is usually performed in office based cosmetic surgery centers, beauty spas and plastic surgery clinics, as an outpatient basis.
The average cost of Mesotherapy may range from $250 to $400 for every treated area. The treatment areas include the arms, thighs, abdomen, love handles and buttocks. Smaller areas such as the face, chin and neck are priced lower.
Side Effects, Risks, Complications and Contradictions
Side effects of a Mesotherapy treatment may include swelling, bruising, redness, itching, burning, heightened sensitivity and liver damage. Normally, these adverse effects fade within a week.