Mesotherapy is a minimally invasive procedure that has been widely used in Europe and South America since 1952 to treat various medical conditions.
Mesotherapy targets problem areas of the mesoderm (middle layer of skin) with microinjections of conventional medicines such as phosphatidylcholine, which is present in all living tissues.
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Mesotherapy may be used to:
- Eliminate cellulite.
- Provide body contouring.
- Provide anti-aging benefits.
- Eliminate localized fat deposits.
How is Mesotherapy applied as a treatment?
Medications are injected directly into the skin at the site of the problem area. For example, in order to treat cellulite, medications are injected into the skin and fatty deposits in areas such as the legs, buttocks and knees.
What ingredients are typically found in Mesotherapy treatment?
Mesotherapy introduces microscopic quantities of medications, traditional pharmaceuticals, vitamins, minerals and amino acids into the skin. All medications have been specifically selected for the condition being treated.
What size are the needles that are used in Mesotherapy treatment?
The needles utilized in Mesotherapy are very short and thin. For fair skin, a 4mm needle is recommended, whereas for darker skin tones a 6mm needle may be recommended in order to inject the medications deep enough into the mesoderm layers of the skin.
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What are the benefits of Mesotherapy treatment?
One of the advantages of injecting medication into the mesoderm layer of the skin includes eliminating many of the side effects and contraindications.
In typical cases, formerly drug intolerant patients can tolerate a medication when it is applied in mesotherapeutic form.
What are the side effects of Mesotherapy treatments?
Some of the side effects of Mesotherapy are the following:
- Burning at the site of injection that may last for 15-20 minutes.
- Minor swelling which may last 1-5 days.
- Minor skin discoloration which usually resolves on its own.
- Infection at the site of injection may occur if post operative care is not taken.
How does Mesotherapy treatment work?
When medication is delivered to the treatment area via Mesotherapy, the body is compelled to heal itself. The target areas for treatment are directly reached with the Mesotherapy program thus smaller amounts of medication are required and the effects of the treatment are instantaneous.
What happens during the Mesotherapy treatment process?
During Mesotherapy the physician will map the area to be treated and sterilize the location to discourage infection. The Mesotherapy injectable medications are then applied and treatment is complete.
High-Intensity Focused Ultrasound (HAIFA)
Is a highly precise medical procedure using high-intensity focused ultrasound to heat and destroy fatty tissue. As an acoustic wave travels through the tissue, part of it is absorbed and converted to heat. With focused beams, a very small focus can be achieved deep to the tissues. Tissue damage occurs as a function of both the temperature to which the tissue is heated and how long the tissue is exposed to this heat. By focusing at more than one place or by scanning the focus, a volume can be thermally ablated.
Methods of use
Usually used in conjunction with Mesotherapy, a specific fat dissolving injection is used the day prior to treatment. This in itself causes destruction of fat cells and renders the cells sensitive to HIFU therapy. The following day, ultrasound beams are focused on fatty tissue, and due to the significant energy deposition at the focus, destroying the fatty tissue. The procedure is associated with no pain, but there is some redness and swelling due mainly to the injections that reduces over the subsequent days.
This treatment is particularly useful for fatty deposits that can not be removed via exercise , such as double chins, flabby arms, love handles, thighs, knees and other localized fat deposits called lipomas.Although this treatment can reduce 5-7cm approximately around the waist in only one treatment, it should be remembered that it is only a tool to assist fat loss as part of a general lifestyle change.