What is Mesotherapy?
Mesotherapy is a minimally invasive procedure that is widely used in Europe and elsewhere to treat various injuries and medical conditions. Mesotherapy targets problem areas with microinjections of conventional or homeopathic medicines, vitamins, minerals and amino acids. The tiny “medicinal bullets” are delivered directly into the mesoderm (middle layer of skin) that are highly specific to the condition being treated. Among its many applications, Mesotherapy can be used for the following:
There’s only one medical treatment proven to reduce or eliminate cellulite: Mesotherapy. Although many products purport to treat cellulite, most are merely massage machines and creams that do little (or nothing) to improve your appearance. Mesotherapy gets results by targeting the underlying causes of cellulite; not just the outward symptoms.
Cellulite usually appears around 25 to 35 years of age, and progressively worsens with time. Although it’s easily treated with a few Mesotherapy sessions in its early stages, once cellulite progresses to more advanced stages, treatment usually requires a greater number of Mesotherapy sessions.
The stages of cellulite (effectively with Mesotherapy):
Stage 0: No visible cellulite, even when the skin is pinched.
Stage 1: No visible cellulite when standing or lying down. However an “orange peel” texture can be seen when the skin is pinched.
Stage 2: Visible cellulite when standing but not when lying down.
Stage 3: Visible cellulite when standing and lying down.
Mesotherapy can eliminate cellulite on the legs and buttocks, breaking down the orange-peel appearance of skin, and producing a smooth contour. The average Rejuvenate Doctor patient eliminates all visible cellulite in 10-25 sessions. Some patients require additional treatments if their cellulite is particularly severe.
To treat patients with cellulite, doctors at Rejuvenate Doctor employ a standard Mesotherapy formula, which is often customized for each patient. All patients are allergy tested 24 hours prior to treatment. Please note: allergies to the medications are quite rare.
Once you are evaluated (and it’s determined you have no allergies), your Rejuvenate Doctor will schedule weekly or bi-monthly treatment sessions. Each session takes about 45 minutes, and involves the injection of formulas in specific patterns (different types of cellulite require different injection techniques).
Mesotherapy is completely safe when performed by a well-trained doctor. In fact, during the 50 years that Mesotherapy has been practiced, no deaths have occurred as a result. Compare this to liposuction, which causes approximately 100 deaths per year.
The most significant side effects of Mesotherapy are black and blue marks, a 15- to 20-minute burning sensation, mild to moderate soreness for 1-5 days, and (as with any injection) a slight risk of infection. All patients return to work the same day.
Mesotherapy for anti-aging
Mesotherapy is 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. As your skin ages, circulation decreases, and the resulting reduction of oxygen and nutrients hinders your body’s ability to flush out toxins. This is what drives premature aging and causes the skin to develop an ashen appearance.
After treatment, patients commonly describe their skin as looking rested, radiant, glowing and firmer. Mesotherapy can be used as a supplement, or an alternative, to many anti-aging regimens, including botox, laser resurfacing, peels, antioxidants, topical creams and facelifts.
Mesotherapy is also a highly effective rejuvenating treatment. The procedure can be used to tone and tighten sagging skin on the neck, legs, abdomen, arms and hands. In Europe, women often start treatments in their thirties, but Mesotherapy can prove valuable during any stage of a woman’s life.
Mesotherapy for weight loss and body sculpting
Mesotherapy is a procedure used for weight loss and body sculpting to reduce, eliminate and contour specific undesired fat pockets. This method targets the receptors on fat cells that produce lipogenesis (fat production) and lipolysis (fat breakdown). Receptors that break down fat are known as beta receptors; those that create fat are alpha receptors. Alpha receptors are stimulated to produce fat when you ingest food containing carbohydrates, fat, amino acids, hormones or alcohol.
In both men and women, the ratio of alpha to beta receptors is generally 1:1 – above the waist. Below the waist, women have approximately 6 to 8 alpha receptors for every single beta receptor. This is the main reason women have trouble losing fat in their abdomens, buttocks and thighs: their bodies are designed to retain fat in those areas.
Based on individual requirements, your Rejuvenate Doctor selects a formula consisting of several medications that block alpha receptors and stimulate the beta receptors. 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.
How do I get started?
Call us at (954) 925-8100 to schedule a MD consultation. During your first visit, your medical history and your goals will be discussed and stored in your chart. Your Rejuvenate Doctor will then suggest the best program designed to achieve your body sculpting goals. You will also be provided you with very detailed pre- and post-treatment information.