Traditional dieting and exercise methods can’t usually target specific parts of the body when one requires a level of reduction. Thus for those who need a more targeted approach, Mesotherapy is an effective, non-surgical approach for correcting small areas of asymmetry after lipo-surgery in lieu of additional surgery. Mesotherapy utilizes injections that contain vitamins, enzymes, hormones, and plant extracts to rejuvenate and tighten skin while also removing excess fat.
The main ways mesotherapy can be used:
- Reduce cellulite
- Reduce fat in stomach, thighs, buttocks, hip, legs, arms and face areas
- Tighten loose skin and recontour the body
- Fade wrinkles and fine lines
- Lighten pigmented skin
How it works
The base use of Mesotherapy is to correct underlying issues like poor circulation and inflammation that causes damage in the skin such as blotchiness and cellulite. After using anesthesia to numb the target area, fine needles are used to deliver a series of injections to the middle layer of the skin (mesoderm). This is an outpatient therapy that takes about an hour to perform and clients are discharged shortly after completion. Most patients take a day or two off to rest after the procedure and are encouraged not to do any vigorous exercise for up to 2 weeks post procedure.
Number of Treatments
Depending on the areas treated, you may need anywhere from 1 to 7 treatments for optimum results. Here is a breakdown of the typical number of treatments required for several key areas and the typical cost per treatment.
- Eye pads: 1 – 2 treatments – $300
- Chin & jowls: 2 – 3 treatments – $300
- Arms, armpit flanks: 2 – 3 treatments – $300
- Love handles, flanks: 2 – 4 treatments – $250 – $300
- Hips, saddlebag area: 2 -4 treatments – $250 – $300
- Thighs: 3 – 5 treatments – $300 – $400
- Abdomen: 4 – 7 treatments – $300 – $400
Once started, treatments are generally 7 to 10 days apart and then stretched out to biweekly or monthly depending on how many are needed to reach the desired effect.
Who is it Best For?
Mesotherapy is best for men and women who have a few trouble spots that they want to correct without the cost and downtime of surgery.
Complications & Possible Side Effects
Compared to a traditional surgical treatment, the side effects for Mesotherapy are relatively mild. Like any treatment that utilizes needles, mild bruising and swelling may occur and is usually healed within 3 – 5 days after the procedure. Temporary mild dimpling of the skin might also occur but don’t last beyond a few days. That said, there are a few small risks involved. Risks such as infection, nerve injuries and pain at the injection site are all possible but easily mitigated by being preformed by well trained professionals.