What is Mesotherapy
Mesotherapy is a technique, invented in 1952 by Dr. Michel Pistor, where medication is injected into the mesoderm, the layer of fat and connective tissue under the skin. Over the past 50 years, an excess of 15,000 physicians world-wide have used Mesotherapy on a daily basis for a variety of purposes, including overall weight loss, spot weight reduction, cellulite reduction, hair loss, scar revision and wrinkle elimination. Mesotherapy is also used to correct unevenness, lumps, or divots that develop after liposuction.
In 1987, the French Academy of Medicine recognized Mesotherapy as an inherent part of traditional medicine. The International Society of Mesotherapy encompasses 14 countries throughout Europe and South America. Using a very tiny needle (0.4 to 0.6 cm or the size of an eyelash), the medication is injected into the mesoderm painlessly. Sometimes the technique of "multi-pricking" is used, where a number of swift, painless injections are concentrated in a specific area. Although "multi-pricking" can be done by hand, we at PEARL Mesotherapy Center offer a mechanical delivery system (Mesogun) that delivers the medicine in a more accurate fashion with even less discomfort to the patient. Patients have universally reported that the treatments cause less pain than a momentary, light pinch.
The medications that are used in Mesotherapy melt the fat beneath the skin and shrink the fat cells in the Scarpa's fascia layer. The fat dissolves and is excreted by the kidneys and the bowel without any changes in your bowel habits.
Cellulite is caused by connective tissue bands that hold down the skin, trapping the fat and thereby causing the "dimpling" effect. The medications used in Mesotherapy destroy the connective tissue bands and melt the trapped fat, creating a smooth, dimple-free appearance.
In Mesotherapy, very small doses of different medications are administered in specific areas, depending on the condition being treated. All medicines used are FDA-approved for their use. In combination, medicines for Mesotherapy are used for off-line purposes. A recent illustration of this distinction is Botox. Although Botox is FDA approved for controlling muscle spasms, the medical community embraced it for its cosmetic properties of controlling wrinkles. For many years, plastic surgeons and dermatologists have used Botox for off-line purposes.
For cellulite, weight loss, and spot weight reduction, the medications are injected directly to the areas being treated. Treatments are administered weekly, and patients usually begin seeing results by the fourth treatment. After 10 treatments, patients see a significant decrease in size, improved skin tone, and smoothing of cellulite. Typically patients lose 4 to 10 inches in 10 weeks.
Many patients develop unevenness, divots, or lumps after undergoing liposuction. These areas can be successfully treated with Mesotherapy. The scar tissue that forms under the skin after liposuction is directly targeted and dissolved. Patients see and feel smoothing of divots and lumps, and the unevenness resolves.
The combination of vitamins, herbal products and medication that is injected is tailored specifically for each patient to optimize results. Many factors are taken into consideration to determine the most effective combination:
1. Genetics: A patient that has had cellulite since adolescence responds differently than one who has developed cellulite more recently.
2. History of Liposuction: Specific medications are added for a patient with a previous history of liposuction.
3. Gender: The selection of herbal medications is determined by the gender of the patient.
4. Type of Fat: The combination of vitamins is guided by the consistency of the tissue being treated. Softer fat is treated differently than firm fat.
5. Age: The age of the patient is taken into consideration in order to formulate the most effective combination of ingredients.
6. Medical History: The patient's past medical history is always thoroughly evaluated
Technique of Mesotherapy
Using a very tiny needle (0.4 to 0.6 cm or the size of a eyelash), the medication is injected into the mesoderm painlessly. This occurs because the needle is specially manufactured to deliver the medicine in a series of painless injections in a typical treatment. Sometimes the technique of "multi-pricking" is used, where a number of swift, painless injections are concentrated in a specific area. Although "multi-pricking" can be done by hand, we at Mesotherapy Associates employ a mechanical delivery system that delivers the medicine in a more accurate fashion with even less discomfort to the patient. Patients have universally responded that the treatments cause less pain than a momentary, light pinch.
All patients undergoing Mesotherapy will be asked to follow a natural healthy diet, which will be easy to follow; And because toxins are eliminated, lots of water is used to flush these substances, along with dissolved fat, out of the body. Exercise is needed to circulate the medications used, with either walking or another form of aerobic activity, three times a week.
Candidate of Mesotherapy
Adults between the ages of 18 - 75 and in good health are candidates for Mesotherapy for weight loss, spot weight reduction, and cellulite reduction. Patients who are pregnant, on blood thinners, are insulin-dependent diabetics, on medication for heart arrhythmias, have severe heart disease or have cancer are not candidates for cosmetic Mesotherapy. We are happy to discuss your medical problems and medications during a consultation.
No candidate of Mesotherapy
Mesotherapy versus Liposuction
Many patients develop unevenness, divots, or lumps after undergoing liposuction. These areas can be successfully treated with Mesotherapy. The scar tissue that forms under the skin after liposuction is directly targeted and dissolved. Patients see and feel smoothing of divots and lumps, and unevenness resolves.
Result of Mesotherapy
1 - Mesotherapy For overall weight loss:
Mesotherapy results are measured in inches. Because fat is melted under the skin, about one pound of fat per week is lost. - Equal to four sticks of butter! The Mesotherapy treatment is applied to arms, waist, hips, back, and legs all in one session. A typical patient can lose up to two dress sizes with ten treatments. Patients have lost up to four inches on their waist, hips, and thighs.
2 - Mesotherapy For cellulite:
Mesotherapy is a permanent solution that eliminates dimpling and misshapen fat under the skin. Cellulite is an accumulation of fat, fluid, and toxins trapped in a hardened network of connective tissue fibers in the Mesoderm layer. The fat cells inflate, causing a rippling and puckering of the skin, commonly referred to as orange peel skin. Lymphatic and venous circulation is poor in these areas. Mesotherapy is used to cause an increase in venous and lymphatic flow, as well as the elimination of fat and dimpling in the area. In four weeks, a patient's skin appears significantly smoother. Most patients lose anywhere from two to four inches where their cellulite is treated.
3 - Mesotherapy For spot weight reduction:
Mesotherapy is a painless alternative to liposuction. Fat and cellulite are eliminated from targeted sites using the same techniques as above. Unlike liposuction, only the fat (not the fat cells) is removed. After ten sessions, patients can lose two to six inches in their saddle bags, hips, thighs, waist, love handles, back fat and chin when medicine is placed in those areas. Mesotherapy is not used to reduce fatty tumors or breast tissue in women.
Cost of Mesotherapy
The cost of Mesotherapy depends upon the areas treated and the number of sessions required. From time to time we offer a promotional special.
Please call our Cabinet: 023 6911757 to find out more information on the current price since we do not quote prices on-line.
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