Mesotherapy was invented in the 1950’s by French Dr. Michel Pistor to deliver medications just below the skin surface, as close as possible to the problem to treat. More than 20,000 physicians worldwide have used Mesotherapy for many medical indications over the past 50 years.
In 1987, Mesotherapy was recognized by the French Academy of Medicine as an inherent part of academic medicine. Today, Mesotherapy is used worldwide, including the USA, as a safe and effective alternative to the more invasive medical procedures in the practice of Cosmetic & Aesthetic Medicine.
Mesotherapy is usually not a very painful technique and it greatly depends on what is injected and how it is injected.
What is injected influences the tolerance and the pain. The substances used in Mesotherapy must be compatible with each other, as well as with the skin and its acidity.
Doctors know about the precise mixture of products to make up the right “cocktail” appropriate for their patients.
There are also various local anesthetics that can be applied onto the skin prior to the treatment or mixed into the syringe (procaine) to reduce the pain linked to the procedure.
There are very few side effects associated with the treatment & they are mostly short term. Apart from pain, which can be managed as described previously, the most common side effect is bruising, itching & soreness.
Sometimes there will be some swelling and redness associated to the injections. These side effects are only temporary and will last a few hours or at the most a few days.
Mesotherapy, which is used for body sculpting and weight loss, cellulite treatment, “mesolift” skin rejuvenation & hair regrowth is suitable for all healthy adults without any age limit.
The only contraindications for a Mesotherapy treatment are: pregnancy, blood coagulation disorders, allergy to the injection products
With the use of the proper technique and products, expect the following results for each indication:
Results can last for years, provided an appropriate maintenance strategy is applied (maintenance sessions are recommended on average every 2 to 3 months). For fat & cellulite treatments, like any other treatment, one has to maintain a good diet & exercise program in order not to gain the weight back.
Mesotherapy is a safe substitute for liposuction, especially in the treatment of localized and limited fat deposit & cellulite and/or when surgery is contraindicated.
Liposuction is a quicker and extensive procedure for fat removal in a drastic way, but it often requires general anesthesia