Mesotherapy has been used in other countries for more than 60 years. Mesotherapy is fairly new to the United States but is quickly becoming an alternative to liposuction and other weight loss techniques. Mesotherapy is a medical procedure where tiny needles are used to inject small amounts of amino acids and vitamins into the fat cells and connective tissue, (also known as the layer of skin referred to as “the mesoderm.”) Mesotherapy is proving to be a very effective way to quickly reduce cellulite and fat for cosmetic purposes, as well as diminish fat and cellulite.
Mesotherapy is considered a quick and painless alternative to liposuction because it is a non-surgical, safe procedure requiring no anesthesia. Mesotherapy is not considered a weight loss program, it is used to lose inches and reduce cellulite on areas such as front and back of legs, inner and outer thighs, waist, abdomen, hips, face, double chin, buttocks, and bra area.
Does Mesotherapy Kickstart Your Skin to Work Better?
"Yes. The physical technique stimulates fibroblasts to produce new collagen and elastin," explains Prenna-Jones. "Then think of the fibroblasts as depleted of nutrients—hyaluronic acid, vitamin, minerals, essential amino acids, growth factors, stem cells, etc.—you can then tailor what nutrients you want to give the fibroblasts, according to the patient's needs and age."
Does It Hurt?
"It depends what you mean by hurt! It is not pain-free but really not uncomfortable either. Patients come for 30 minutes before the treatment and have aesthetic cream and red light applied to reduce pain and improve the treatment results."
Depending on the severity of the problem area, four or more treatments are recommended for each area. One to seven problem areas can be worked on during a treatment session.
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