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Friday, February 01, 2008
4 Uses for Mesotherapy
Mesotherapy is most commonly used for weight loss purposes. However, that's not the only thing that this treatment can do to improve your appearance.

Here are four different ways that mesotherapy can be used to better the way that you look:

1. Lower eyelid treatment. Improve the appearance around the eyes using mesotherapy for a more youthful facial appearance.

2. Facial rejuvenation. Total facial rejuvenation can be achieved by using mesotherapy not just under the eyes but on the rest of the face as well.

3. Weight loss and/or fat reduction. This is the primary use of mesotherapy today.

4. Cellulite reduction. We don't just want to be thinner, we want to get rid of the appearance of cellulite to create a more toned look all around.

Mesotherapy is commonly used by doctors today to treat a wide range of cosmetic issues. Consider asking your doctor whether this is something that makes sense for you.

Question of the Day: Of the four ways that mesotherapy can be used, which would you be most interested in trying out?

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Source: Medical News Today

Tuesday, January 22, 2008
Needleless Mesotherapy
Mesotherapy is a non-invasive comsetic procedure most commonly used to recue the appearance of cellulite. Thanks to new technology, it's now become even less invasive. AA Advanced Technology has received approval for a new mesotherapy procedure which doesn't use injections at all.

More on mesotherapy from our website:

"Mesotherapy is the practice of using microinjections of conventional or homeopathic medication and/or vitamins into the mesoderm to deliver healing or corrective treatment to a very specific area of the body."

More on the new technology from the news:

"We broke the Mesotherapy needle. The process is truly painless. There is no swelling, bruising, downtime or other complications. MesoDerm® means immediate results and ultimate comfort for patients." said Dr. Dobradin.

The new procedure is based on findings that the outermost layer of the skin can effectively absorb the treatment and erduce cellulite without the use of needles.

Question of the Day: Would you be interested in trying needleless mesotherapy?

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Monday, October 29, 2007
More Than Half of Patients Say Their Treatments are Worth It
Have you had some form of rejuvenation treatment done already? If so, did you think that it was "worth it"? There is no denying that there are costs associated with treatments. There is the cost of money spent on the treatment. There is the cost of time it takes to go get the treatment done and to recover from it. And in some cases there is also the cost of minimal irritation or pain caused by the procedure. But most people say that the costs of their treatments are outweighed by the benefits that they receive from getting the work done.

Real Self reports on consumer reviews of the various anti-aging treatments that people have had done. According to the latest numbers on their blog, more than fifty percent of people reported that they were satisfied with the results of treatments including laser hair removal, Botox, Juvederm, Sculptra, Restylane, Radiesse, mesotherapy and chemical peels. This means that even though there are minimal costs associated with treatments, it is more likely than not that you will consider the costs "worth it" if you decide to go ahead with the procedures.

You can share your own experiences with treatments like these by leaving comments here on the site. The best way of spreading information about all of these treatments is to take the knowledge that you've gained and share it with others!

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Wednesday, October 17, 2007
10 Lipo Dissolve Myths Dispelled
You have probably heard of lipo dissolve. In fact, if you stay on top of celebrity weight loss trends, it's practically impossible to think that you haven't heard of the LipoDissolve technique for weight loss and body shaping. It's been a big trend lately and a lot of celebrities have gotten on board. But when something gets that kind of hype, it can be really difficult to separate the truth from the fiction about the product being discussed. You don't want to get on board with lipo dissolve just because a celebrity supposedly has, you want the facts.

A good place to get started with learning the facts is to take a look at this myth/fact list provided by fig, distributor of LipoDissolve. The list looks at ten common myths associated with lipo dissolve and then gives the facts related to that myth. Of course, as the distributor, it's biased, but it does provide some interesting and useful information that will get you started on learning more about the product. You'll even learn about other techniques, such as mesotherapy, and how they differ from LipoDissolve.

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Wednesday, October 11, 2006
Mesotherapy - What Does it Do?
Proponents have noted that an injection of a "cocktail" of vitamins, plant extracts and medications into the middle layer of skin, i.e., the mesoderm, may benefit patients in a variety of ways. Dermatologists have been using mesotherapy -a different methodology and different ingredients in the injections - for treatment of a number of conditions. Techniques and results for rejuvenating the face, reducing cellulite and treating hair loss with ingredients chosen based on the condition being treated.

Mesotherapy works by breaking up fat deposits and is may be much more targeted than if a patient takes carnitine orally or if gels or lotions containing ingredients such as carnitine or theophylline are used topically.

Criteria for mesotherapy treatment in cellulite:

Injected compounds include tefamine and carnitine.
As many as 50 injections for the treatment of the thighs are made 2 cm apart on the affected area and are between 1 mm and 2 mm in depth.
Five cc of injected compound is used for treatment of the stomach area, and 10 cc for hips and thighs.
One treatment is scheduled per week for four weeks, then bi-weekly maintenance for several months.

Depending upon products used, redness and edema should be gone within one day - although some redness may last up to two weeks, especially if phosphatidylcholine is used. Mesotherapy works by breaking up fat deposits. Cellulite is not considered to be weight; but a positioning of fat and alteration of the conjunctive tissue that makes the skin look dimpled.

Mesotherapy used to treat cellulite will make the skin smoother and diminish the circumference of the thigh, for example.


The idea behind facial rejuvenation is that collagen production can be stimulated through fibroblast activation.

Criteria for facial rejuvenation are:

Ingredients include dimethylaminoethanol (DMAE).
Injections made are a maximum of 1 cm apart but can be as close as 1 mm apart - closer than cellulite treatment - and are more superficial, extending just 0.2 mm to 0.6 mm into the skin.
2 cc to 4 cc of compound are used for the entire face.
Course of therapy consists of about 10 consecutive treatments at seven-day intervals for about 10 weeks.

With the proper technique and the right compounds injected at the appropriate depth - redness and swelling should not last more than 30 minutes. With products that diffuse slowly, it is important to inject a bit deeper and to avoid the formation of papules.


Mesotherapy may help minimize hair loss and make hair look thicker in men and women suffering from alopecia or from hair loss associated with the aging process. The treatment does not regenerate hair growth.

Criteria for hair loss treatment are:

Compounds consist of a "cocktail" of antioxidants, vitamins, hyaluronic acids and vasodilators.
Treatment injections are between 0.5 cm and 1 cm apart and are also more superficial - 0.5 mm to 0.6 mm in depth, slightly deeper than the facial injections.
Treatment consists of about 5 cc of compound for the entire scalp.
Treatment regimen is once a week for four weeks followed by monthly maintenance treatments, which are important to maintain results.

The only side effect may be some bleeding, which may last a few minutes after the treatment. Using mesotherapy in combination with more traditional therapies - such as using Botox (Allergan) and Restylane (Q-Med) cooperatively for facial rejuvenation may enhance the already desired result. Although one does not typically use topical anesthesia for any of these three modalities, EMLA numbing cream (AstraZeneca) could be applied prior to treatment.

The fact is that a combination of any of these treatments can lead to a very desired outcome. It is important to ask your specialist how this may work for you, and to understand what your options are.

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