Mesotherapy is a customized procedure in which a qualified professional injects solutions into the fat cells under the skin to help with a variety of medical conditions. The injections you receive in mesotherapy treatments contain a variety of natural products as well as pharmaceuticals and vitamins, which is why they are often called “cocktail injections,” not to be confused with botox.
This treatment is an alternative medicine that has been practiced in France and other parts of Europe for almost sixty years, but it is a recent phenomenon in the US. It is used in the treatment of cellulite, to promote weight loss and as an anti-aging agent, in which it rejuvenates aging and sagging skin. It can also be used in pain management and as a treatment for alopecia in both men and women. Other conditions that can benefit from mesotherapy treatments include:
o Injuries to ligaments, joints, muscles and tendons o Constipation o Carpel Tunnel Syndrome o Pain from surgery o Stretch marks
In mesotherapy treatments, the injections into the fat cells helps to dissolves these cells so that they can be easily absorbed into the bloodstream. Then it goes to the kidneys, where it leaves the body as waste through the bladder. When it is used in the treatment of cellulite, this therapy helps to give the skin a smooth look without the dimples caused by fat. The needles are administered with injection guns containing a needle and tube. The tube contains the combination of natural extracts, medications and other ingredients needed to melt break down the cells.
Your first consultation with the professional will let you know what you can expect in the treatment sessions and the results you will likely achieve. It is important to know at the outset that this treatment does not work on its own. You have to eat a healthy diet combined with exercise in order to achieve your goals.
You can eat and drink as you normally would before each treatment session, but you should not take the treatment if you are feeling ill. After the mesotherapy treatment, it is normal to experience some bruising in the location of the needle insertions. Your therapist will give you some tips as to how you can reduce the bruising, such as placing a cold tea bag on the bruised area to help enhance the healing process. If you eat green leafy vegetables before you have your treatment, this will decrease your chances of bruising. During your first consultation, the therapist will also take a full medical history and examine the area of the body that you want worked on.
The number of treatments you need will depend on the reasons you have for obtaining this therapy. You may only need a few treatments while another patient may need as many as fifteen or more. Just about anyone between the ages of 18 and 80 can have mesotherapy treatments. However, those with diabetes, a history of heart disease or blood clots and those with bleeding disorders are not permitted to have these treatments.
Once you receive your treatment, there is no follow up care needed. The main thing is for you to maintain a healthy lifestyle, although you may want to make regular appointments with your counsellor just to make sure you are staying on track.