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Mesotherapy for cellulite treatment and weight loss

What is the Mesotherapy for cellulite treatment and weight loss?

Mesotherapy involves microinjections of conventional or homeopathic medicines and/or vitamins into the mesoderm or middle layer of skin to reduce the appearance of cellulite and fat and to improve the appearance of the skin.

Mesotherapy is considered an alternative to liposuction and is a non-surgical procedure. Not only does it not require anesthesia or carry surgical risk, there is not recovery time associated with mesotherapy. With liposuction procedures, fat can come back in alternate sites on the body if significant weight gain is seen. Areas treated with liposuction typically see less fat growth, while areas that were previously thinner will see new fat deposits. However, mesotherapy does not destroy fat cells, allowing for future weight gain to return fat deposits to the original area.

The benefits of mesotherapy for weight loss will last as long as the patient maintains a healthy diet and exercises. Cellulite treatment must be repeated every six months to one year.

While liposuction typically produces results with one procedure, mesotherapy usually requires multiple procedures, sometimes as many as 10 or 15.

What is the procedure?

Mesotherapy generally requires no preparation or recovery and the procedure lasts around 30 minutes. Most patients find that the procedure is relatively painless. For those who have a lower threshold for pain, topical anesthetics can be used to ease discomfort.

What kind of result can you expect?

After the few procedures, areas formerly affected by cellulite will become smoother and firmer. Some patients report seeing weight loss results after only the first treatment, but the majority report losing a dress size or belt notches after approximately four treatments.

Recovery period and recommendations

The most common side effect is bruising, which will usually fade within 1 week. After mesotherapy, no bandages or compression garments are necessary. Healing is uncomplicated and quick, and no time off work is required.

Possible side effects and complications

For patients who undergo mesotherapy, side effects are minimal. Some patients feel a slight burning after the injection as the compound begins to dissolve fat, but this does not last long and is not common to all patients.

The most common mesotherapy side effects include bruising or swelling at the injection site and a slight itching lasting only a few hours after treatment. Temporary skin discoloration can also occur and will resolve on its own.


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