Mesotherapy: Non-Invasive Fat Treatment
October 2, 2015
If you struggle with “problem areas” of unwanted fat, then you’ve probably tried everything you can think of to make the fat just disappear. Unfortunately, some areas of fat are extremely stubborn, especially in the stomach, hips, love handles, face and neck. Some areas of fat respond better to diet and exercise than others, and metabolism changes can take a toll on our ability to burn fat as well. You’ve probably heard of fat removal surgery options like SmartLipo, but not everyone can undergo surgery, even a minimally invasive, modern option like laser liposuction. But did you know that there’s another way to help resolve problem areas with just a series of non-invasive treatments, a treatment that’s been in use since 1952?
What is Mesotherapy, and How Does it Work?
Developed in France, mesotherapy is an FDA approved injectable fat reduction solution that gradually breaks down fat in problem areas. Using a solution of vitamins, minerals, and nutrients, the injections gradually dissolve unwanted fat to help improve body contour. Mesotherapy can be used on just about any area of the body, and can even make modest improvement in the appearance of cellulite, though this is only a potential side benefit of the treatment.
The Procedure and Recovery
The mesotherapy treatment is incredibly simple. The solution is injected just beneath the skin in areas with unwanted fat, which is then slowly dissolved and reabsorbed by the body. Treatments are brief, and pain is minimal. Patients should expect to need 5-7 treatments for good results, which are best combined with weight maintenance routines of diet and exercise. There is no downtime following mesotherapy injections.
How Effective is Mesotherapy?
Though not as effective as some surgical fat removal methods, mesotherapy is quite effective, and some patients report up to one point a week in weight loss, often losing inches of unwanted fat. Mesotherapy is best suited to isolated pockets of unwanted fat.
Are You a Candidate?
Mesotherapy is very safe, and most people are eligible for treatment. However, the procedure is not for everyone, and only a board certified plastic surgeon can determine individual candidacy for treatment.
Though mesotherapy is one of the gentlest treatments available for reduction of unwanted fat, some people are looking for more dramatic results. In this case, traditional methods of fat reduction like liposuction may be a better option. There are several techniques for liposuction today, including gentle laser techniques for beautiful results with minimal risk and a quick recovery period.
If you’re intrigued by the idea of a fat-dissolving solution that can be used with no disruption to everyday activities, then it may be time to speak with an expert plastic surgeon about the mesotherapy treatment process. Our experts at Masri Clinic for Laser and Cosmetic Surgery have over 75 years of combined experience in aesthetic procedures, and can help you determine if mesotherapy is a good option for you and your needs. To schedule a consultation with Dr. Haitham Masri, and start planning your treatment in Birmingham, or Dearborn, MI, call 866-487-3223 today.