Mesotherapy addresses concerns such as:
Excess Body Fat
Uneven Skin Tone
Uneven Skin Texture
Mesotherapy injections are touted as a noninvasive method for reducing fatty deposits in the stomach, thighs, neck, arms, back, and anywhere else on the body with unwanted bulges. The exact ingredients used in a mesotherapy injection are not standardized and vary from provider to provider, as the injections are customized to the needs of the patient. Typically, the injection will be comprised of phosphatidylcholine, which is a soybean extract, as well as deoxycholate, which is a bile derivative. Phosphatidylcholine is FDA approved to break down fat found in blood that may interfere with heart health, but is not approved for any other use. Other common additives to a mesotherapy injection include vasodilators (to improve blood flow to the treatment area), anti-inflammatory medicines (to reduce any swelling), antibiotics, nutrients, and enzymes. Although mesotherapy has been practiced for decades in Europe, there have been no thorough scientific studies in regards to the effectiveness of the treatment. The American Society for Plastic Surgeons warns that patients should be wary of the treatment until further data is collected about the safety and efficacy of the procedure. Studies are being conducted to better understand and regulate the treatment. Before injection, the practitioner will evaluate the patient in order to create a customized cocktail for injection which can include a number of ingredients. The treatment area will be cleansed and the injection will be placed in the subcutaneous fat layer. Several session are needed depending on the severity of the issue being treated. Patients should expect to have 1-15 sessions spaced 1-2 weeks apart with upkeep treatments every 6 months.
The primary goal of mesotherapy is to dissolve fat deposits for improved body contours. Mesotherapy is also used for pain therapy, cellulite treatment, hair loss, amongst other indications.