Mesotherapy is a revolutionary form of cosmetic surgery developed by French doctor Dr. Michel Pistor. Mesotherapy is a non-surgical method of dissolving ugly cellulite. This procedure is being increasingly used for body sculpting, skin rejuvenation and cellulite reduction. Among the many treatments being touted for fat reduction, mesotherapy treatment is a relatively new entrant. Read up whether there is 'hope in a needle'.
Mesotherapy does not involve the removal of unwanted fat cells as is done by liposuction. Instead, injections of natural substances such as phosphatidylcholine are placed in the fat and cellulite so as to break down fat cells. Mesotherapy acts only on mild areas of localized fat and cannot be seen as an alternative to liposuction. Mesotherapy has shown relief in removing hardened connective tissue and dissolving excess fat deposits.
Mesotherapy treatment is being used to treat acne, arthritis and joint problems too. Mesotherapy involves injections that are given under the skin for absorption by the mesodermal layer. On account of the improved blood and lymphatic flow and decreased fibrosis of the connective tissue, the ugly effects of cellulite are reduced. Mesotherapy works at blocking signals of fat accumulation and triggering the release of stored fat. Mesotherapy treatment is also used to correct problems of alopecia and hair loss. Mesolift is used to improve sagging and wrinkling skin with the help of antioxidants and amino acids.
Mesosculpting helps to tighten sagging skin of the abdomen and back and legs and improve the body's contours. For this, mesotherapy injections are given at the areas targeted for fat loss such as love handles and saddlebags. The medical uses of mesoetherapy are in the treatment are Carpal Tunnel Syndrome, Fibromyalgia and muscle spasms. Sometimes mesotherapy is also used in conjunction with Botox for cosmetic purposes. Mesotherapy treatment is being used for helping persons with sports injuries and musco-skeletal problems.
Cost of Mesotherapy
Mesotherapy treatment is not recommended for those who suffer heart disease or insulin-dependent diabetes. Pregnant women and those with a history of blood clots or strokes are not advised to undertake any form of mesotherapy treatment. On an average the cost of mesotherapy treatment sessions is about $1,000 to $1,500. Each session lasts about 30 - 60 minutes. A patient can return to his daily routine immediately afterwards. The mesotherapy treatments are virtually painless. No anesthesia and bandages are required since this process is non-invasive. Some patients do experience minor bruising. Most persons using mesotherapy for cellulite reduction would need about 6 - 10 sessions. This would vary on the extent and severity of the problem being addressed.
The injected ingredients include non-steroidal and anti inflammatory medications, enzymes, nutrients and antibiotics and hormones. Mesotherapy procedure is done with a fine-gauge needle so that many injections can be made to an area of cellulite. Some of the agents used in mesotherapy injections are asthma drugs (aminophillin and isopropenol) to break up fat cells, enzymes (collagenase and hyaluronidase) to dissolve the connective fibers, anti-inflammatory medicines to limit pain and swelling. Painkillers are also added. But none of them are approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration for use in mesotherapy treatment.
Collagen, a primary connective tissue as well as fat and adipose tissue are derived from the mesoderm. Mesotherapy is used to treat cellulite by stimulating the mesoderm. This aids cellulite reduction by increasing blood flow and improving lymph drainage. Mesotherapy sessions can aid in reducing the ugly effect of cellulite.
There is still considerable debate about the efficacy of the mesotherapy treatment. What actually happens to the fat is still not concluded. This raises many a medical issue. But this does not put off the hordes of people seeking a quick way to getting rid of body fat and cellulite.