Mesotherapy

Mesotherapy is a non-surgical, cosmetic procedure administered through multiple injections containing plants, vitamins, as well as both pharmaceutical and homeopathic medications. It is primarily used to eliminate excess fat and cellulite, as well as to rejuvenate and tighten the skin.

Developed in France in the 1950s, the treatment was originally used to treat vascular and infectious diseases, increase circulation and provide pain relief. Today, it is most commonly used for spot weight reduction (notably around the thighs, arms and stomach), overall weight loss and cellulite elimination. It is considered a nonsurgical alternative to liposuction. The theory behind Mesotherapy is that by injecting the prescribed medications into the layer of connective tissues and fat beneath the skin, or the mesoderm, the underlying fat melts. Once the fat is melted, it is naturally excreted from the body.

Mesotherapy injections may cause irritations such as temporary burning and soreness, as well as nausea and discolouration. Bruising, swelling and tiny bumps at the injection sites may occur, though usually pass within two weeks. Those who are pregnant, on blood thinners, present heart problems, or are receiving treatment for diabetes, cancer or other significant health issues are not suitable Mesotherapy candidates. Patients may notice results after one session, though most return for 5-15 sessions.

Mesotherapy shows promising results for the removal of fat and cellulite, though its safety and effectiveness have not yet been scientifically proven. As standard formulas are not used by all practitioners, the medication within the injection may differ from one doctor to the next.