Mesotherapy

Definition

Mesotherapy is a safe, non-surgical cosmetic procedure utilizing both pharmaceutical and homeopathic medications. It is acclaimed as the only treatment to refine and eliminate cellulite. Mesotherapy promotes body sculpting with targeted fat reduction, and rejuvenates skin of the face and neck. Mesotherapy is a technique invented in 1952 by Dr. Michel Pistor of France. The personalized formula is injected into the mesoderm, the layer of fat and connective tissue under the skin. It is proven to reduce areas of fat and cellulite that do not typically respond to diet and exercise.

Over the past 50 years, in excess of 15,000 physicians worldwide have used a form of Mesotherapy daily in the medical practices. It has been featured on many television programs such as 20/20, 48 Hours, Inside Edition, ABC News, as well as in many publications like Vogue, Elle, People, Allure, Harpers Bazaar, U.S. News and World Report. Mesotherapy is a fantastic breakthrough for cellulite treatment.

About the Procedure

Mesotherapy is scientifically based on current medical practice in the medical literature. The formulas are vitamins, minerals, plant extracts, and FDA approved pharmaceutical drugs that are injected into the mesoderm, or middle layer of the skin, to "liquefy" the body's fat cells, which will then be either burned as energy or is carried through the bloodstream and excreted by the kidneys and bowel, leaving a smooth and firmer appearance.

The procedure takes only 30 minutes. Depending on the amount of unwanted fat and cellulite involved, 6 to 16 treatments are generally needed. Both men and women benefit from Mesotherapy. Mesotherapy has a variety of applications such as cellulite reduction, face and neck rejuvenation and body sculpting. Weight loss treatments are individualized and may require a longer term program. The injected solution is personalized and individually prepared depending on its specific treatment area. Unlike other aesthetic and medical treatments, Mesotherapy sculpting is administered directly to the targeted area for substantial desirable results.

Mesotherapy is a painless, non-surgical alternative to liposuction. Our custom and personalized formulas both prevents cells from storing fat and helps break down existing fat cells. It can be used to spot reduce specific areas such as double chins, love handles, belly bulges, saddle bags and any other areas displaying fat pockets. The results are measured in inches because the fat is literally melted under the skin. Patients have lost up to six inches on their waist, hips and thighs. Mesotherapy is a safe, medical solution that refines and eliminates dimpling or the cottage cheese appearance. Cellulite affects the majority of women over the age of 20 and is caused by poor circulation to the skin, bound lymphatics, fat herniation and weakening of the connective tissues.

Mesotherapy treats three factors involved in the cellulite formation: Reduce the fat in your cellulite, improve impaired circulation and break down damaged connective tissue – thereby smoothing the skin surface. Mesotherapy can treat cellulite located anywhere on the body. The skin will appear significantly smoother and refined. Most patients lose up to 4 inches circumference in the treatment area. Mesotherapy is the definitive aesthetic treatment for cellulite.

Is Mesotherapy Safe?

Mesotherapy is a safe technique using all FDA approved pharmacological agents, homeopathic formulas and natural plant extracts. The medications have been used successfully in France since 1952 and are now available in the United States. During consultation, each client is skin tested to avoid allergic reactions to the medications. The most common side effect from Mesotherapy treatment is minimum bruising.

Is It Right For Me?

A Beautologie associate will personally discuss your medical history and past medical problems, including medications. Patient safety is foremost. Patients who are pregnant, have insulin-dependent diabetes, history of recent cancer, heart disease or stroke, or organ-transplant recipients, are NOT eligible for Mesotherapy treatment. Patients under 18 years of age are assessed on an individual basis, with their parent or guardian present. A Beautologie associate will be happy to discuss your medical problems and medications in more detail during your consultation.

Frequently Asked Questions

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.

How many treatments are required before the results are visible?

A treatment cycle could require as few as 5 and as many as 15 treatments or more depending on the size of the area being treated and the results desired.

Are the Mesotherapy treatments painful?

Although the treatment consists of multiple injections, the needles used are very small and are injected just slightly under the skin in very quick motion. Because of this the treatment has only a small amount of discomfort.

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.

How much does Mesotherapy cost?

Treatments are relatively inexpensive. Multiple treatment packages are also available.

What are the side effects and risks of Mesotherapy?

The side effects of Mesotherapy are extremely minimal, localized and usually are limited to minor bruising and swelling.

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. For cellulite treatment, EndermologieTM would serve as an excellent adjunct treatment.