Mesotherapy (from Greek mesos, "middle", and therapy from Greek therapeia, "to treat medically") is a non-surgical cosmetic medicine treatment.
Mesotherapy is a medical specialty that involves injecting microscopic quantities of natural extracts, homeopathic agents, pharmaceuticals and vitamins into the skin.
Although Mesotherapy is used to treat a broad spectrum of injuries, illnesses and medical conditions, it is also employed to treat cosmetic conditions.
Mesotherapy is used for -
- Weight reduction
- Cellulite removal
- Anti-ageing treatments for wrinkles and dark spots
- Acne scar removal
- Stretch marks
- Facial rejuvenation
- Blepharoplasty (eyelid contour)
Here is a list of benefits -
- There is no invasion into the cellular layer, unlike in laser or liposuction.
- There is no scarring with mesotherapy, unlike with liposuction.
- It is done as an outpatient process, and the patient can walk out after the procedure.
- No sedation is required with mesotherapy.
Mesotherapy for weight loss?
Importantly, mesotherapy does not work for weight loss, mesotherapy is no kilos down, this is a hoax that is often heard and be radically false. To lose weight you need to make a properly posed to the patient and appropriate diet, claim otherwise it is to generate false expectations to the patient.
Instead, mesotherapy itself will help you recover your silhouette, improving skin appearance, facilitate better blood circulation and correct problems arising from it.
Each session follows a standard steps:
Advance preparation: with the patient lying careful disinfection of the area is performed. No application of local anesthetic is necessary.
Treatment: to alleviate discomfort further puncture anesthetic sprays can be used with cold. Micro-injections are performed every 1-2cm, covering the entire area to be treated.
Post treatment: It is important to keep the area disinfected. This will avoid creams or touching the area by hand until two hours after treatment.
Fat Reduction/Weight Loss:
Usually 2 to 4 treatments (injections) are required at intervals of 2 to 4 weeks. Depending on the problem area, the number of procedures could increase. Because mesotherapy treatments for weight loss do not produce drastic changes, it is generally recommended for patients who require a little fat reduction in specific areas, as with body contouring.
Approximately 3 to 4 treatments are necessary at intervals of 3 to 4 weeks. While cellulite treatment is the least effective of the mesotherapy options, it is nonetheless successful in dealing with mild degrees of cellulite.
1 or 2 treatments are recommended at 6 week intervals (at times the second treatment is not necessary). For Lower Eye Belpharoplasty, the patient should take cortisone prior to the procedure, and the swelling could possibly last for up to 6 weeks.
4 treatments are required at 2 to 3 week intervals. It is one of the most popular mesotherapy treatments, as satisfied patients notice a substantial improvement in their facial appearance.
Mesotherapy has been in use for a long time in Europe, though it is gained popularity over the last couple of decades now.