Mesotherapy


  • Pioneered by French physician Dr. Michel Pistor in 1952, Mesotherapy (aka Mesodermal injection) stimulates the mesodermal layer (middle layer) of skin. Mesotherapy is a minimally invasive technique that employs fine needle injections of a special formulation of approved nutrients, vitamins, minerals and amino acids to treat various injuries and medical conditions. There are very few contraindications; hence, Mesotherapy can be performed on individuals of all age groups. Mesotherapy is used to treat a wide variety of conditions including pain, bone and joint disorders, soft tissue injuries (i.e., trigger points, ligament injuries, tendonitis), cellulite, weight loss and alopecia (hair loss) .

Mesotherapy is useful in treating many conditions , including

Facial & Body Rejuvenation

Mesotherapy is a natural alternative to invasive cosmetic procedures. Mesotherapy in facial rejuvenation is also known as Mesolift or Mesoglow. As you age, the circulation to your skin decreases. This means less oxygen and nutrients will come to feed the skin and less toxins will leave the skin. The cumulative effect is premature aging and ashen complexion. Add UV sunlight damage, dehydration and loss of collagen to this picture and the outcome will be a saggy skin.

The Mesolift injection delivers readily available vitamins, minerals, coenzymes and amino acids directly into the skin to nourish and rejuvenate the skin. It stimulates production of collagen and elastin, and promotes detoxification of the skin. Patients usually report a firmer and more radiant skin after treatment. Mesolift can be done alone or as an adjunct to cosmetic acupuncture, botox, peels and even surgeries.

Mesotherapy can also be used to tone and tighten sagging skin on the neck, legs, abdomen, arms and hands. This technique is very common in Europe especially France and women usually start the procedure in their thirties.
Pain Management

Mesotherapy can benefit chronic pain conditions such as nerve pain (neuropathy, arthritis, degenerative disk disease, frozen shoulder, fibromyalgia, and sciatica). But the scope of pain management goes far beyond chronic pain management. If you are an avid sport player with acute injuries, sprains, strains, trigger points, muscle spasm, and tennis elbow, try mesotherapy for pain management.
Body Contouring

Mesotherapy affects local fat deposits. Injecting micronutrient formulas into difficult spots of fat accumulation can result in fat loss. This procedure takes between 30-60 minutes and must be done once a week for 6-10 weeks. Mesotherapy can reduce fats locally and it can be used as an alternative to liposuction for patients who do not wish to undergo surgery.

After the procedure, there will be swelling and minimal bruising. However, patients can resume their daily activities immediately after injections. In this regard, mesotherapy is considered as an alternative to liposuction.

The maximum effect will be seen if the patient eats healthy foods and exercise. These mesotherapy injections are usually recommended as an adjunct to our weight loss program. Healthy diet and lifestyle are key to maintaining the fat loss achieved with mesotherapy injections.
Cellulite

Cellulite is the cottage cheese appearance of the skin that mostly happens on hips, thighs and buttocks. Cellulite is not related to being overweight but rather to genetics. It usually appears between the ages of 25 and 35, and progressively worsens with time. It is a very common condition in women. Women with cellulite usually report lower self-esteem, stress from covering up, decrease in libido, fear of ridicule, etc.

Mesotherapy will increase circulation of blood and lymphatic fluid, decrease fat deposit, and reduce fibrosis and scar tissue forming. There are four stages of cellulite:

Stage 0: No visible cellulite

Stage 1: Cellulite and “orange peel” texture can be seen when the skin is pinched only

Stage 2: Visible cellulite when standing but not when lying down.

Stage 3: Visible cellulite in all positions

Mesotherapy is a great preventative technique for stage 0 and easily reverses stage 1. Stage 1-2 will reduce with mesotherapy but they require patience. On average after 15-25 sessions visible cellulite disappears.

Side effects are usually bruising and moderate soreness for 5 days. Up to 30 minutes of burning sensation after treatment is also very common. There is also a very slight risk of infection.

Overall, mesotherapy is considered one of the most effective treatments in treating cellulite.