- by Dr Vivekanand Bhat Cosmetic Studio
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- Jan 19 2018
What is Mesotherapy?
It is commonly used in Latin America and has seen increased use in the United States, according to the National Institute of Health. It is a technique that uses injections of vitamins, enzymes, hormones, and plant extracts to rejuvenate and tighten skin, as well as remove excess fat. It was developed in 1952 by Michel Pistor. It was originally used to relieve pain. It is introduced into the mesoderm, the layer of fat and tissue underneath the skin.
Mesotherapy is used to:
- Remove fat in areas like the stomach, thighs, buttocks, hips, legs, arms, and face.
- Reduce cellulite
- Fade wrinkles and lines
- Tighten loose skin
- Recontour the body
- Lighten pigmented skin
- Treat alopecia, a condition that causes hair loss.
In addition to treating wrinkles and removing unwanted fat, mesotherapy is also used to treat hair loss from alopecia. The treatment injects natural plant extracts, vitamins, or medicines into the head.
The technique uses very fine needles to deliver a series of injections into the middle layer of skin. It corrects underlying issues like poor circulation and inflammation that cause skin damage.
Doctor use many different solutions, including:
- Prescription medicines like vasodilators and antibiotics
- Hormones such as calcitonin and thyroxin
- Enzymes like collagenase and hyaluronidase
- Herbal Extracts
- Vitamins and minerals
The cost of mesotherapy depends on the type of treatment you are getting and the number of sessions you need.
Side effects linked to mesotherapy include temporary areas of numbness and skin discolouration. Some patients become nauseous or develop the hematoma. Some patients have a scar at the site of the injection.
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