Frequently Asked Questions
- Shapes your body without expensive surgery
- No Long, painful recovery
- Injections take 10 minutes and are virtually painless
- Costs 60% less than liposuction
What is Mesotherapy?
Mesotherapy was initially developed for its many medical uses including treatment for anxiety, insomnia, bone spurs, muscle spasms, carpal tunnel syndrome, fibromyalgia, reflex sympathetic dystrophy, and osteoarthritis.
Mesotherapy, or Injection Lipolysis, is now used as a minimally invasive procedure in which medication is micro-injected into targeted areas to shape your body and to treat excess fat and cellulite that you can’t get rid of with diet and exercise.
How does the treatment work?
Mesotherapy introduces fat melting medications directly into your areas of concern. When added to a weight loss regimen, injections oxidize fat, shrink cells, weaken connective tissue and increase cell production. Fat released into the body is metabolized during exercise. Mesotherapy sessions are used alongside exercise and diet regimens rather than as an alternative to them.
What areas can Mesotherapy target?
- Double Chin
- Upper Arms
- “Bra Bulge”
- “Love Handles”
Who is the best candidate for Mesotherapy?
Mesotherapy is best for people who have localized areas of fat that just won’t seem to budge with a healthy diet and exercise. The area is either too small for liposuction, or the patient would rather reduce the area slowly and gradually without the expense and downtime of liposuction. Each treatment takes between 5 minutes (chin) to 30 minutes (large body areas).
What are the results?
Mesotherapy is a permanent solution that eliminates dimpling and extra fat under the skin. After Mesotherapy, a patient’s skin appears significantly smoother. Most patients lose inches where they were treated – the inches lost depends on the number of treatments, but can be dramatic.
How many treatments are required?
Mesotherapy requires a series of treatments. The number of sessions is determined by the results you desire.
Is Mesotherapy safe?
Mesotherapy has no serious side effects. All injected substances, such as deoxycholate (a bile salt), or phosphatidycholine (lecithin), are FDA recognized or approved, although they are not approved for mesotherapy specifically.
Are there any possible side effects?
You will experience warmth and itching for an hour or so after the injections. You may experience tenderness, swelling or redness for a few days after your session. In most cases, a nodule will develop and recede on its own over the next couple of weeks to months – this is actually a positive sign that the medications are doing what they are supposed to do – breaking down your fat cells! Rarely do allergic reactions to medications occur.
Will there be any downtime?
Not normally, most people return to their daily routine immediately.
What are the benefits of Mesotherapy over other treatments?
Mesotherapy is a targeted, non-invasive way to achieve rapid results. It has a high success rate. Mesotherapy can be used to treat very specific or deep areas. Should you regain weight lost through Mesotherapy, it will not appear in odd and unpredictable places, as it often does after liposuction.
What can be expected post-treatment?
After treatment, you may return to your daily schedule. There may be some tenderness, redness or swelling which will diminish over the next couple of days.
How long does a Mesotherapy treatment take?
A session typically lasts about fifteen to thirty minutes depending on the size.
Who should avoid Mesotherapy?
You should avoid Mesotherapy if you are pregnant or breastfeeding or have serious medical conditions – diabetics (due to concerns about healing at the injection sites), people who have chronic illnesses like liver or kidney disease or cancer, people with Lupus or Scleroderma, and people who are obese as characterized by a body mass index (BMI) over 30.
How does the treatment feel?
Needles are small, about the size of an eyelash. The smallest possible micro-injections are used, causing minimal discomfort. Multi-pricking therapy used for cellulite is even less noticeable and can hardly be felt at all.
How long do the results last?
The results are long-lasting – in the absence of further weight gain, they could be almost permanent! Maintenance sessions performed once or twice a year, with any weight change, will prolong results.
What are the alternative treatments?
Laser skin resurfacing can be used for minor sculpting, whereas invasive liposuction must be used for larger areas. If you wish to reduce fine lines or wrinkles, there are other injectables such as Botox® and fillers such as Restylane®.
What are the limitations of Mesotherapy?
Mesotherapy is designed for smaller areas, and to achieve the best results only ane or two areas should be treated at a time to allow your body to properly metabolize the mobilized fat. Dramatic results require many treatments.
Instructions for before treatment:
To reduce bruising, avoid blood thinners like Aspirin, Vitamin E, and Ginkgo for two weeks before treatment. Apply Arnica cream or gel to the area to be treated before coming to the office to help prevent bruising. Drink lots of water to ready your body to flush the mobilized fat. Click: Precare Instructions for a pdf version of our Pre Mesotherapy Instructions.
Instructions for after treatment:
It is important that you exercise regularly, drink lots of fluids and eat a healthy diet high in protein to help you lose weight or, at the minimum, maintain a steady weight. Otherwise, fat released into your system may reappear. You may want to apply Arnica to the treated area twice daily for two days afterward to help avoid bruising.