Mesotherapy is a minimally-invasive cosmetic procedure which is commonly used for body contouring to treat cellulite and reduce body fat. It is also used for facial rejuvenation. This treatment involves a series of injections which are administered into the layer of fat beneath the skin. The injection solution contains a mixture of vitamins, minerals, medications, and amino acids. Mesotherapy can effectively reduce the appearance of cottage cheese and dimpling associated with cellulite. It is commonly used for body sculpting on the belly, chin, hips, thighs, and waist.
Good candidates for mesotherapy include healthy individuals who are seeking a minimally-invasive treatment to reduce the appearance of cellulite and excess fat. Allergy testing prior to treatment is often required. Mesotherapy should not be performed on pregnant women, patients on blood thinners or medication for heart arrhythmias, or those with insulin-dependent diabetes or severe heart disease.
Mesotherapy is a simple in-office procedure that typically takes thirty to forty-five minutes to complete. Multiple sessions are commonly required. Patients can often expect an average of eight to ten treatments performed on a weekly basis. Anesthesia is not necessary as discomfort is minimal, though patients who are sensitive to pain may be given a numbing cream or painkiller prior to treatment.
The injection solution for mesotherapy is individually prepared depending on the purpose and the patient. A very fine needle is used to inject the solution underneath the dermal layer of skin into the subcutaneous adipose fat. The number of injections required will depend on the size of the treatment area.
Some bruising may occur at the injection site after the mesotherapy treatment, though this typically fades within a week. Patients may also experience a brief burning sensation immediately after treatment. Some mild to moderate soreness can also occur during the first one to five days after treatment. Patients are able to immediately return to work and their other normal activities after treatment.
Q – What is mesotherapy?
Mesotherapy is a minimally-invasive body contouring procedure designed to reduce cellulite and body fat for a smoother, more toned appearance. During treatment, a special solution containing a mixture of vitamins, minerals, medications and amino acids is injected into the fat layer beneath the skin
Q – What areas of the body are commonly treated with mesotherapy?
Mesotherapy is commonly used to improve cellulite on the thighs and buttocks and to sculpt areas of the body like the chin, abdomen, waist, hips and thighs.
Q – Who is a candidate for mesotherapy?
Mesotherapy is a good procedure for healthy individuals who are seeking a minimally-invasive treatment for excess fat and cellulite. Mesotherapy is not appropriate for pregnant women or individuals with insulin-dependent diabetes, severe heart disease or those on blood thinners or medication for heart arrhythmias.
Q – Where is the mesotherapy procedure performed?
Mesotherapy is performed in the office setting.
Q – What type of anesthesia is used for mesotherapy?
Because there is minimal pain during injection, anesthesia is not needed. However, for patients who are sensitive to pain, a numbing cream or painkiller may be administered.
Q – How is mesotherapy performed?
During treatment, a series of injections containing a solution of vitamins, minerals, medications and amino acids is injected into the fat layer beneath the skin using a very fine needle. The solution is customized for the individual patient.
Q – How long is the procedure for mesotherapy?
Mesotherapy takes just thirty to forty-five minutes to complete. Multiple sessions are needed, with most patients receiving an average of eight to ten weekly treatments.
Q – Is mesotherapy painful?
There is minimal discomfort or pain associated with mesotherapy. However, patients who are sensitive to pain can be given a numbing cream or painkiller prior to treatment.
Q – What is the recovery like after mesotherapy?
There is little recovery or downtime associated with mesotherapy. Bruising may occur at the injection site, though this usually resolves within one week after treatment. Some patients also experience a burning sensation and mild to moderate discomfort. Despite these side effects, work and other normal activities can be resumed immediately after treatment.
Q – When will I be able to return to work after my mesotherapy treatment?
Patients are able to return to work and other normal activities right after treatment with mesotherapy.
Q – Is it possible to finance my mesotherapy procedure?
Financing options are available for cosmetic surgery and these options can be discussed during your initial consultation.