Similar Treatments and Alternatives for Mesotherapy

Mesotherapy is a non invasive treatment that was first used in the 1950s by a French doctor. Mesotherapy has a lot of advantages and benefits and may be used for fat removal, cellulite reduction and skin tightening purposes. There are also other similar treatments that you should consider besides Mesotherapy.


Lipodissolve is a treatment that has similar effects to Mesotherapy, and it is administered in the same manner. Lipodissolve doesn’t require surgery and the results (fat loss and cellulite reduction) will be visible in 4 to 8 weeks, just like in the case of Mesotherapy. There will be minimal swelling and the recovery time is negligible both in the case of Lipodissolve and Mesotherapy.

There are a few differences between Lipodissolve and Mesotherapy such as:

  • The components used in the injectible solution, which are natural enzymes in the case of Lipodissolve and amino acids, medications and other natural compounds in the case of Mesotherapy
  • Lipodisolve will not have anti aging effects as Mesotherapy does


Thermage is also a non invasive slimming therapy that may be used as an alternative for Mesotherapy. However, the technique used in the Thermage treatment is different from the technique of Mesotherapy. Thermage uses laser beams which will melt the fat. The fat is eliminated in the same manner as in the case of Mesotherapy. The lymphatic system will gradually eliminate the adipose cells.

Just as Mesotherapy, Thermage may also tighten and soften the skin.

Massage Therapy

Massage therapy can be used to reduce fat and cellulite. However, massage therapy is administered in several sessions and there is need for several weeks or months of massage therapy until the results will start to show.

Mesotherapy is typically administered in one injection, but the results will also take time to be visible.

Vaser Liposelection

Vaser Liposelection is similar to Mesotherapy, as it uses injections that contain a saline solution to melt and dislodge the fat cells. Ultrasounds are also used. However, the fat is removed with a cannula, so the procedure is minimally invasive. Typically, there will be no scarring after the procedure, as the incisions are tiny.

Zerona Laser Liposuction

The Zerona Laser Liposuction is similar to Thermage, as it administers lasers on the skin and the lasers will liquefy the adipose tissues, while the body will eliminate the fat in time.

The Zerona Laser Treatment is administered in several sessions, depending on the amount of fat, the needs to be removed and the response of the body.

Other Liposuction Treatments

There are various liposuction treatments that may be used as an alternative for Mesotherapy. However, most liposuction techniques require surgery and a few minor incisions (Cool Lipo, Smart Lipo, Body Jet Liposuction or Slim Lipo).

There are less invasive treatments, but there are also more aggressive liposuction methods. The advantage of certain liposuction techniques is that these may eliminate higher amounts of fat and the results will show immediately after the surgery (and will improve in time).

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