Mesotherapy

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Developed in the 1950s in France, Mesotherapy, which claims to reduce fat and cellulite by injecting various substances directly into the fat layer of the body, has since become very popular throughout the world, particularly in the United States.

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Why should I be aware of this?

  • Mesotherapy is the latest beauty fad for those fighting anything from a receding hairline, a sagging double chin and ugly love handles to puffy under-eye bags adding years to your age.
  • Mesotherapy is more effective than other cosmetic procedures, including liposuction, face lift etc. and is a safe and natural alternative to invasive cosmetic procedures. It is a simple outpatient treatment without any downtime or recovery time, enabling the patient to resume his usual activities immediately after the treatment.

All about Mesotherapy

Mesotherapy is defined as a treatment that stimulates mesoderm to help you attain anti-aging and body contouring goals. It is offered as a speciality by a range of practitioners and cosmetic surgeons.

Small amounts of drugs, comprising a mixture of plant extracts, minerals, vitamins, amino acids, enzymes and fat-dissolving substances, are injected into the skin's middle layer or the mesoderm of the skin at multiple points in the affected area with the help of a mesogun. The help nourish, rejuvenate and promote the production of collagen, elastin, besides stimulating the metabolism.

Treatment for cellulite

Mesotherapy not only deals with the outward symptoms but treats the underlying causes of cellulite. Cellulite usually appears between the ages of 25 and 35, and progressively worsens with time. If cellulite is in its early stages, it is easily cured with a few sessions. However, a greater number of Mesotherapy sessions will be needed, once cellulite progresses to more advanced stages.

Mesotherapy can eliminate cellulite on the legs and buttocks, breaking down the orange-peel appearance of skin, and produces a smooth contour in 10-25 sessions, unless the cellulite is particularly severe.

Alternative invasive cosmetic procedures

A safe, natural alternative to invasive cosmetic procedures, the Mesolift process delivers vitamins, minerals and amino acids directly into the skin to nourish and rejuvenate, promote production of collagen and elastin, and stimulate your metabolism.

Circulation decreases as the skin ages. This results in reduction of oxygen and nutrients which hinders the body’s ability to flush out toxins, bringing about premature aging and giving the skin an ashen appearance.

Mesotherapy can be used a supplement, or an alternative, to many anti-aging regimens, including botox, laser resurfacing, peels, antioxidants, topical creams and facelifts. It is also a highly effective rejuvenating treatment for toning and tightening sagging skin on the neck, legs, abdomen, arms and hands.

Weight loss and body sculpting

Mesotherapy is also used for weight loss and body sculpting to reduce and eliminate undesired fat pockets. The method targets the receptors and break down fat. Alpha receptors are stimulated to produce fat when you ingest food containing carbohydrates, fat, amino acids, hormones or alcohol.

Based on the medical history and physical examination a formula consisting of several medications is selected. Once injected into the skin, the formula slowly diffuses into the fat, and breaks it down. The number of weight loss and body sculpting treatments required varies from person to person.

Hair restoration

Mesotherapy not only controls hair loss, but also promotes hair growth with the help of a combination of nutrients delivered straight into the hair follicles. It improves blood circulation and excites hair follicles.

What can I do?

To obtain the best results from Mesotherapy, it is advised to accompany it with a healthy diet, plenty of water, stress free lifestyle and timely nourishment of the scalp with the best hair-care products.[1]

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Mesotherapy vs. Botox

Many people confuse Mesotherapy with botox which also involves injecting protein derived from botulism toxin beneath the skin. But while Botox works with a single aim of removing wrinkles or frown lines from the skin, giving one a clean, smooth and young facial appearance, the effects of Mesotherapy are far more than just skin rejuvenation. [1]

References:

  • What is Mesotherapy?
  • Mesotherapy: Jabs of youth and beauty
  • Mesolift/Skin rejuvination

Source

  1. 1.0 1.1 The Times of India