Mesotherapy is becoming increasingly common as a body sculpting procedure in North America. It’s been around in Europe for decades and has been actively used there for many years. In fact, mesotherapy was developed by Michel Pistor, a French doctor, during the 1950’s. Now, nearly sixty years later, you’ll find many different variations of the initial procedure including lipodissolve, MesoGlow, MesoPeel, and MesoBoost. All use the same basic science – a combination of vitamins, minerals, medication and amino acid help to dissolve and separate fat calls, reducing the appearance of excess fat tissue.
Mesotherapy is a procedure that is always administered using injections. While some practitioners prefer to use a hand-held syringe, others opt to use a mesotherapy injection gun. Both are used to inject a combination of ingredients into the mesoderm, the bottom layer of skin. This is just slightly deeper than where a tattoo would be placed.
It’s important to recognize that mesotherapy is not like other surgical procedures. A reasonably healthy lifestyle is required in order to maintain the results of mesotherapy procedures. In these procedures, fat tissue is not removed like it is with liposuction. It is simply reduced and separated. Because of this, patients must realize that the full potential for the unwanted tissue to re-coagulate and thus, undo the procedure entirely. With healthy eating habits and frequent exercise, mesotherapy is a great jump start to re-sculpting the body.
Used for so much more than just body shaping and sculpting, mesotherapy has proved useful in treating injuries, physical ailments and skin conditions. Because the solution that is injected is a custom-made cocktail for every patient, the ingredients each mesotherapist uses differ from patient to patient according to his or her personal ailments.
Mesotherapy takes place over a series of sessions. Treatments for physical injuries can be completed in as few as five sessions, whereas body sculpting can take fifteen or more sessions. In North America, session costs range from $200-$600 USD and the initial consultation may be charged at a rate anywhere from $25 – $350 USD. While it may seem costly, this is often a less expensive option when compared to liposuction or gastric bypass. In Europe, these procedures tend to cost less since mesotherapy is an established practice there.
While mesotherapy is available in other parts of the world, it is best known and accepted in North American and European countries. Procedures and treatments are available to healthy adults, generally between the ages of 18 and 80. People with a history of complicated medical ailments or stroke, blood clots and kidney disease are not ideal candidates. Women who are pregnant, breastfeeding or may become pregnant should not consider mesotherapy.
Be sure to discuss your goals with your mesotherapist at your consultation. He or she can explain what results you can expect and if your ideals are reasonable. Together, you can create a plan that includes treatment sessions, a balanced diet and active living to help you reach your weight goals.