Mesotherapy is a natural and completely safe alternative to traditional invasive skin firming surgeries that is perfect for dull and dehydrated skin — or any kind of skin that needs a bit of a boost. This transdermal therapy can be performed on the entire face as well as the chest, the neck, the hands and more.
In the case of the Mesolift process, a series of superficial needling is done to the top layer of the skin, allowing the products to get down to the dermal layer where cellular interaction happens. Skin is nourished and rejuvenated from beneath the top layer, promoting collagen production, elastin strengthening and better metabolism.
Mesotherapy is a rejuvenating treatment that replaces hyaluronic acid for deep hydration, toning and cell regeneration. The right minerals, vitamins and amino acids are delivered below the skin for an anti-ageing impact. When done properly, treatment can tone and tighten, reduce fine lines and eliminate free-radical damage, leading to firmer, more radiant and more youthful skin that glows with youth and vigor. When combined with superficial glycolic skin peeling, the delivery of Mesotherapy is enhanced. That happens because the peel removes dead skin cells and opens pores so the Mesotherapy product can penetrate better. Usually, a series of treatments every week for 6 weeks is done to achieve the best possible results. After that, monthly treatments are done for maintenance (see how to offer mesotherapy in your business).
Which areas of the body can benefit from Mesotherapy?
Usage isn’t limited. It can help with cellulite, the reduction of body fat, weight loss, body sculpting, face rejuvenation, elimination of eye fat pads and more.
How does this treatment reduce cellulite?
Lumps or dimples in the skin called cellulite impact perhaps 90 percent of woman, no matter their age or weight. It is usually most noticeable on the legs, butt, hips and midsection. It is caused by connective tissue bands holding down areas of skin and trapping fat while the fat bulges outward in other places. Cellulite can result in a texture like an orange peel, but Mesotherapy can treat all four stages of cellulite.
In most cases, medicines are delivered without needles using the Ultrapeel Transderm System. This blend of drugs interacts with cells and encourages the release of the fat inside so that it can be burned as fuel for the body. The treatment improves blood flow and lymph drainage in the targeted area and removes tissues bands while melting the fat. The result is improvement in the undesirable appearance and loss of inches in the treated area. Since cellulite recurs, however, as many as 10 to 15 sessions may be required for the best results.
Are results similar to liposuction?
Mesotherapy is not a complete replacement for the invasive liposuction procedure, but it can be effective for both men and women who have fat areas where it isn’t desirable. For small areas, Mesotherapy is a great alternative and can be a great solution for people who are not good candidates for liposuction.
Injections of fat-burning Mesotherapy can reduce fat at the hips, thighs and waist as well as love handles on the back, on the abdomen and around the arms or in the double-chin location. At the same time, clients are urged to undertake a better diet, exercise more and take nutritional supplements for better overall health and the greatest possible benefit.
What does the term “body sculpting” mean?
Mesotherapy injections can provide body sculpting — also called cosmetic contouring — for the abdomen, face and neck as well as around bra lines, on the legs and thighs and even to the hands. The process involves delivering vitamins and amino acids to the particular areas of the body to tighten skin that sags and remove areas of fat, making the areas look more youthful and athletic without having to take any time away from work. Inches of visible results are usually noticeable within 4 weeks. The process should be used along with a healthier lifestyle, and repeat treatments may be necessary.
Is Mesotherapy used for facial rejuvenation?
The Mesotherapy process called Mesolift is a smart approach to treating age-related sagging and wrinkles on the neck and face. It can also slow down the progression of wrinkling over time and help improve ashen complexion. Mesotherapy can aid in reducing fat from below the chin, getting rid of free-radical skin damage and tightening sagginess. Even the eyelids can show signs of improvement without the long recovery period and unnatural appearance that comes along with many types of cosmetic surgery.
Does Mesotherapy work for eye fat pads?
Yes, Mesotherapy has shown to be successful in reducing puffy or fatty areas under the eyes that lead to a tired look. In many cases, Mesotherapy can delay the need for lower eyelid blepharoplasty — or fat pad surgery — and perhaps make the surgery unnecessary. That means the patient can avoid the potential complications that come from cosmetic surgery.
How is Mesotherapy done?
The standard needle technique must be performed by a licensed doctor with the right training. Using a small needle like the ones used for Botox injections, the doctor injects a special formula into the mesoderm. The penetration is very shallow. The strength of the formula and the number of injections is determined on a case-by-case basis. Patients usually need a treatment every 10 to 14 days. Doses are small and at one-inch intervals in the area be treated. In some cases, a number of small injections are made at the same site. Because as many as 100 needle pricks can be required per treatment, there is a great deal of anxiety in some patients.
In needle-free Mesotherapy, a system called the Ultrapeel Transderm Ionto System is used. It is non-invasive but also highly effective and more comfortable for some patients that the standard procedure. This system has receive FDA clearance for transdermal delivery of Mesotherapy without needle or injections.
The Ultrapeel Transderm Ionto System works by exfoliating the stratum corneum using microdermabrasion so that dermoelectroporation technology can cause the ionic drug to go into the skin under low-energy electrical pulses. This system provides a non-invasive option and can help reduce skin trauma and pain from needles. This means that people with an aversion to needles can benefit from this type of Mesotherapy.
The length of each treatment varies based on what the client is having done, but there is usually no downtime afterwards. Some with sensitive skin may notice discomfort similar to a scratching sensation at the beginning of the treatment that then disappears. Vibration minimizes the impact of the electrical pulses and makes for a very pleasant experience overall.
Are there side effects from Mesotherapy?
When Mesotherapy is done using needles for injecting the medication, most patients experience a little discomfort. Some feel local pain, a bit of burning for a period of hours and perhaps some short-lived bruising. There may be itching and soreness for a few days. As with any kind of product injection, there is a possibility of allergic reaction in some patients.
The introduction of non-needle technology for Mesotherapy has resulted in an elimination of most side effects from the standard needle therapy approach.
How many treatments must a patient have before results are seen?
That depends on many factors, including your body and how much of it is treated. Some patients get good results after a single session while others must have 3 to 5 sessions before results are visible.
Patients sometimes report that their clothing fits better and that they appear thinner. While losing weight is not a goal of Mesotherapy, loss of inches in possible. Some patients need 5 to 15 treatments or more for maximum benefit.
Along with the treatment, dietary, lifestyle and nutritional changes are advised, including nutritional supplements. Aging is a continuous and dynamic process, but Mesotherapy can help guard against some of ravages of age. Maintenance treatments may be needed for the neck, face, arms and hands 2 to 4 times per year.
Can a patient immediately return to work after treatment?
In most cases, yes. The procedure itself takes only 30 minutes per session, and there is little prep time or recovery time required. Patients will not be required to wear any heavy bandages or girdles as they are with some procedure types.
How often can a patient have treatments?
The procedure can usually be done once in every 10 to 14 day period.
What restrictions will the patient have afterwards?
The restrictions depend on the area that’s being treated and the condition for which the patient is treated, but they generally include:
- avoiding vigorous exercise for about 48 hours
- avoiding hot showers for 6 to 8 hours
- avoiding the use of makeup and other skincare products for 4 hours
- wearing of loose clothes near the treated area in the immediate moments following the injections.
Will the fat return to a treated area?
Mesotherapy gets rid of the fat inside a fat cell without destroying the cell so that the skin can regain a natural appearance. If the patient should gain weight after a treatment, fat will return to the area that has been treated. The failure rate of Mesotherapy, however, is about 8 percent, which is very low. When used in conjunction with diet and exercise, Mesotherapy has the best possible long-term results.
Who can have Mesotherapy?
Most healthy men and women are candidates for Mesoterapy. It is not recommended for pregnant women, insulin-dependant diabetics or those with heart disease, a history of stroke or ischemia, cancer, skin lesions, allergy to any components of Mesotherapy or those who take blood thinners.
Is Mesotherapy the same thing as liposuction?
No. Mesotherapy doesn’t involve surgery. It is the non-surgical removal of fat from fat cells. By contrast, liposuction involves the surgical removal of the fat cells themselves. While liposuction involves anesthesia, Mesotherapy requires no anesthesia and has a very short recovery time.
With that said, it is important to note that Mesotherapy does not replace liposuction. Mesotherapy works for removing small areas of unwanted fat, getting rid of cellulite and rejuvenating skin. It is best suited for people who are not obese but instead have only a few problem areas of fat. It is also a smart choice for those who fear surgical procedures and are therefore hesitant to undergo liposuction.
With Mesotherapy, the downside is that results are gradual. Liposuction can offer immediate results. Mesotherapy can smooth and even out fat spots that persists following liposuction as well, preventing the need for additional liposuction.
In short, the procedures are not competitive and are instead complementary. Mesotherapy is also an intelligent first choice for those considering liposuction for relatively minor situations. Minor to medium body sculpting can be achieved through Mesotherapy on the stomach, arms, thighs, hips, chin and other areas. In more extreme cases where the patient isn’t averse to surgery, liposuction may work better.