Traditional dieting and exercise methods don’t usually target specific parts of the body in terms of spot reduction. For those who need a more targeted approach, Mesotherapy is a non-surgical approach that can be used to correct small areas of asymmetry after lipo-surgery in lieu of additional surgery. Mesotherapy employs the use of injections that contain vitamins, enzymes, hormones and plant extracts that rejuvenate and tighten skin while removing excess fat.
The main ways mesotherapy can be used:
- Remove cellulite
- Remove fat in the stomach, thighs, buttocks, hip, legs, arms and face
- Tighten loose skin and recontour the body
- Fade wrinkles and fine lines
- Lighten pigmented skin
How it works
The concept of Mesotherapy is that it corrects underlying issues like poor circulation and inflammation that causes damaged in the skin such as blotchiness and cellulite. After numbing the area with anesthesia, 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 thereafter. 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 after.
Number of Treatments
Depending on the area treated, you may need anywhere from 1 to 7 treatments for optimum results. Here is a breakdown of the typical number of treatments 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
When you start the procedure, treatments are generally 7 to 10 days apart and then stretched out to biweekly or monthly depending on how many you need to reach the desired effect.
Who is it Best For?
Mesotherapy is best for both 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 gone within 3 – 5 days after the procedure. Temporary mild dimpling off the skin might also occur but only lasts 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.
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