What is Mesotherapy?

Mesotherapy is a minimally invasive procedure that is widely used in Europe and elsewhere to treat various injuries and medical conditions. Tiny “medicinal bullets” are delivered directly into the mesoderm (middle layer of skin) that are highly specific to the condition being treated. Mesotherapy employs multiple injections of pharmaceutical and homeopathic medications, plant extracts, vitamins, and other ingredients into subcutaneous cells. Mesotherapy injections allegedly target adipose fat cells, apparently by inducing lipolysis, rupture and cell death among adipocytes. Among its many applications, Mesotherapy can be used for the following:

  • Mesotherapy to eliminate cellulite
  • Mesotherapy to promote weight loss
  • Mesotherapy to provide anti-aging benefits
  • Mesotherapy to eliminate localized fat deposits 

Mesotherapy provides numerous benefits in the following areas:

  • Weight Loss
  • Fat Reduction
  • Cellulite Reduction,
  • Hair Re-growth / Alopecia
  • Face and Neck Rejuvenation (Mesolift)
  • Body Sculpting,

As well as a variety of medical uses such as with arthritic pain and treating anxiety.

Weight Loss
For those patients seeking weight loss, Mesotherapy is a revolutionary and essential tool. Blocking the signals of fat accumulation and simultaneously triggering the release of stored fat modify the biology of the fat cell. The desired area of treatment can be patient-specific, targeting your most problematic areas. A complete dietary and nutrient evaluation will help you maintain your weight loss goals.

Cellulite Reduction
Cellulite affects the majority of women over the age 20. It is caused by poor circulation, fat herniation, a weakening of connective tissues, lymphatic congestion, and hormonal imbalances. Cellulite is classified into four stages, based upon its appearance while standing, laying, and pinching the skin. Causing a dimpling and cottage cheese appearance of the skin, cellulite is not a disease of excess weight. Mesotherapy treatment is targeted to correct these problems by improving circulation, strengthening connective tissues, and dissolving excess fat.

Mesotherapy targets the 3 treatable factors that cause cellulite:

  • Poor circulation
  • Defective connective tissue
  • Enlarged fat cells



Body Sculpting 
Contouring of the abdomen, arms, back, legs, and hands can be obtained with Mesotherapy. Vitamins and amino acids are used to tighten sagging skin while other agents are used to remove areas of fat, restoring a more youthful and athletic appearance to the body’s contours.


How many treatments are necessary to create the desired effect?

Treatment will naturally vary depending on many factors such as the size of the area being targeted. Thinner patients with problem areas such as “love handles” or “saddle bags” may require fewer treatments. Typically, however, patients require between 6 to 10 visits. Many patients are pleased with their results even after the first visit. The effects are progressive and more noticeable results are achieved as the treatments go on.


How is Mesotherapy different than Liposuction?

Mesotherapy is significantly different than liposuction. For one, Mesotherapy is not a surgical procedure and general anesthesia is not needed. Mesotherapy is a simple, outpatient procedure, with no recovery time. Other than the obvious differences in performing the procedure, the results are also significantly different. While liposuction actually removes fat cells, Mesotherapy removes the fat from within the fat cell. This contributes to the natural appearance in which Mesotherapy shines. If one gains weight after Mesotherapy, the fat will simply return to the treated area, unlike liposuction, where fat can migrate to places where there were no problems before.


How should I prepare for Mesotherapy?

Before treatment, avoid intake of Aspirin or anti-inflammatories for 3 days. After treatments, massage areas with Vitamin K containing cream.


What results can I expect?

The results obtained with Mesotherapy are dramatic. After completing a series of treatments, generally over a three-month period of time, patients can notice an improvement in skin quality, less dimpling of the skin, and weight reduction including a loss of approximately ten pounds and one to two clothing sizes. For those undergoing treatment of hair loss, regrowth can begin just weeks after the first procedure. After approximately six months, areas of baldness are revitalized, replaced by normal growing hair. For those suffering from sagging skin and poor skin quality of the face and neck, a “mesolift” may be beneficial. The results are both immediate in the form of face glow (Mesoglow) and long-term in the form of better elasticity, skin firmness-tonicity, and even skin retraction (Mesolift).


How long will I experience the benefits of Mesotherapy?

The procedure can be permanent provided a healthy diet is followed. If fat does return, it should return in an even fashion, unlike liposuction which often does not. Areas can be retreated as needed. After receiving treatment for cellulite, maintenance should be performed at 6 months to 1 year.


How often do I have to administer Mesotherapy?

For facial use, generally, 1 session is needed every 2 weeks for a total of 4-6 sessions with maintenance required every 3 months. For weight reduction or cellulite, 10 sessions are needed usually done once every 2 weeks to improve saddlebags, hips, thighs, waist, love handles, back fat, and chin when the medicine is placed in these areas.


What are the side effects?

The procedure is very safe. Bruising may occur afterward but usually subsides within a few days to a week. Specific vitamins and creams can help minimize the potential for bruising.


When will I be able to return to work?

Since there is no downtime, you can return immediately after the procedure. The procedure itself takes less than 30 minutes and there is no recovery time.


Are these treatments painful?

Patients have described mild discomfort. The needle itself is extremely thin, similar to an insulin needle. Patients do not experience severe discomfort during the procedure.