What is Mesotherapy and What Conditions Does it Treat

A vial of phosphatidylcholine & deoxycholic acid, the two  main ingredients in the mesotherapy treatment a string and needle
Mesotherapy is a nonsurgical treatment modality that is used to treat various conditions by using injections loaded with plant extracts, vitamins, enzymes and at times hormones.
 
The word itself comes from two Greek words combined, mesos which means middle and therapeia which means to treat medically. In other words by using needles medication is delivered into the mesoderm (the middle layer of skin).
It’s claim to fame is that it corrects causes of skin damage like poor circulation and inflammation.
 
The treatment was developed in France in the early 50’s to relieve pain and has remained very popular in France and other European countries and is gaining traction in the USA. It’s use has expanded to treat many conditions.
What does Mesotherapy treat:
 
  1. localized fat reduction anywhere on the body
  2. Reduces cellulite
  3. Treats hair loss
  4. Reduces wrinkles and fine lines
  5. Tightens loose skin
  6. Lightens pigmented lesions
 
 
Most common side effects:
  1. Swelling
  2. Injection site infection
  3. Redness
  4. Bruising
  5. Pain
  6. Bumps at injection sites
 
Mesotherapy is noninvasive so downtime is minimal and results vary.
In my experience the best use of mesotherapy is to remove localized areas of fat especially in the submental area.
In my opinion mesotherapy is as good or better than Kybella for submental fat reduction.
 
Anteneh Roba MD

 

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Dr. Anteneh Roba

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