What is Mesotherapy?
Mesotherapy is a cosmetic procedure that involves injecting a combination of different agents into the targeted area. These agents are made up of vitamins, plant extracts, and homeopathic agents. Mesotherapy has been coined as an alternative to liposuction. There is no surgery involved with the procedure. It has become popular because of this fact, especially to those who are afraid of undergoing surgery for cosmetic procedures. There is no need for general anesthesia. A topical anesthetic can be applied to help make the treatment as painless as possible. This treatment has been used to promote weight loss, get rid of unwanted cellulite, and treat aging skin. Mesotherapy has also been used to aide in the treatment of many injuries and illnesses as well. Some have seen results just after one session. Depending on the severity of the problem area, multiple sessions may be needed. The ingredients involved in the mesotherapy treatment are injected into the subcutaneous layer of fat, or the layer that is just beneath the skin. The location of the injection will depend on the targeted area. The number of injections will vary as well. The feeling of the injections can be described as a sharp pinch. There is generally no downtime involved. Activities may be resumed as soon as the treatment is complete. Another plus is that there is no major scarring or bruising. If minor bruising does occur, it may last up to one week. Also, any feeling of soreness will subside after a period of about 48 hours. Mesotherapy is considered a permanent treatment. Just as with any other cosmetic procedure, maintenance plays a role. One must properly care for the area and avoid activities that will allow the problem to return. For example, when using the treatment for weight loss, a proper diet should be followed. One unavoidable concern is the aging process. It must be understood that ongoing treatments will be needed to treat and maintain aging skin. When using the treatment for weight loss, the agents injected will break down fat cells and prevent cells from storing fat. This fat is then naturally excreted from the body. Cellulite treatment also reduces fat in cellulite and breaks down damaged connective tissue. This will give the skin a smoother appearance. As with any procedure, a consultation should be arranged with a practitioner before the procedure is scheduled. Medical history, treatment, and information such as recovery will be discussed. It is important to have an understanding of the course of treatment. This will help to prevent confusion about the expectation of results.