Mesotherapy treatment is a medical procedure which involves injecting microscopic quantities of natural plant extracts, homeopathic agents and vitamins into the skin. Our physician will select a formula customised to treat your specific condition.
It can be used to treat, or assist in treating, a variety of conditions such as cellulite, weight loss, spot reduction, and rejuvenation of skin. This method treats cellulite directly, and the result is a smoother skin surface. Mesotherapy also spot reduces fat in specific areas, such as the “love handles”. The fat deposits are flushed out of specific areas and the body does not gain the weight back elsewhere – something that often happens following invasive liposuction.
A non-surgical procedure that doesn’t require hospital admittance, general anaesthesia or downtime, Mesotherapy can target specific areas where your body stores excessive fat. The customized formulas block targeted cells from storing fat, and help break down existing fat cells. Your body then naturally flushes out the broken-down fat. Spot reduction can be used for double chins, love handles and any other area where your body pockets fat.
Mesotherapy is a discipline that was developed by Michel Pistor in 1952. It involves painless microinjections into the skin, achieving a desired therapeutic result. Although Mesotherapy has been used extensively in Europe, it was only introduced recently in the United States. Uses of Mesotherapy include fat and cellulite reduction, control of pain conditions, hair re-growth, weight loss, wrinkle elimination, scar improvement, acne treatment, arthritis and joint problems, sports injuries, stretch marks, and much more.
Treatment with Mesotherapy for aesthetic/cosmetic improvement is referred to as Mesoplasty®. Typically, in one session the patient may receive anywhere from a hundred to several hundred injections. This will, of course, depend on the technique used and the area(s) being treated. The technique and formulas used may vary among practitioners, depending on their training, geographical location, and their individual experience – for example in North America, practitioners tend to prefer a more aggressive treatment regime than their European counterparts, utilising larger amounts of more potent medications.
Despite the changes seen in Mesotherapy since the concept was first introduced by Dr. Pistor, the practice still remains true to the basic concepts, which are delivery of medication by superficial injections around the target area. In traditional medicine, physicians typically use oral, intramuscular or intravenous routes to deliver pharmaceuticals to patients. While effective, these delivery methods deliver pharmaceuticals to all organ systems, resulting in systemic application and potentially undesirable systemic side effects.
By contrast, Mesotherapy focuses on local delivery in order to achieve local results and minimise systemic effects. By administering minute amounts with each injection and delivering the medication directly to the target area, Mesotherapy lessens local and systemic side effects while amplifying the results.