Minimally invasive fat reduction treatments are simple solutions for removing fat, reducing cellulite, and smoothing and refining skin for patients adverse to reconstructive surgery, and for whom regular exercise and diet have failed. While there are many options, one cosmetic treatment. that’s gaining traction in the world of body contouring is body mesotherapy.
Body mesotherapy is a technique, especially effective in the treatment of cellulite and local thickness. With body mesotherapy, substances are placed under the skin through a series of injections containing fat-dissolving properties. The results are increased firmness to the targeted areas and a more youthful appearance to the skin.
Because the procedure involves injecting a material through multiple entry points, the healing process is activated by the body, resulting in better blood circulation to the skin and increased cell renewal in the application area.
Body mesotherapy is a non-invasive, injectable fat reduction treatment with few side effects and little downtime. Sometimes referred to as injection lipolysis or lipodissolve, customised solutions are tailored to patients specific goals and needs, and can include ingredients like phosphatidylcholine and deoxycholate along with components such as plant extracts, hyaluronic acid, vasodilators, nonsteroidal anti-inflammatories, amino acids, enzymes, nutrients, antibiotics, and hormones.
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Targeting stubborn fat deposits in the back, arms, neck, thighs, and stomach, mesotherapy treatments improve microcirculation, shrink fat cells, promote lymphatic drainage, and remove fibrous connective tissues, commonly known as cellulite.
Primarily being used to reduce the appearance of cellulite, fat dissolution, and body contouring for women who’ve had trouble getting rid of extra weight, mesotherapy is now also being tested for pain management and hair loss.
Cosmetic Concerns Treated by Mesotherapy
Excess Body Fat: Variable and customisable ingredients work to assist the body in fat reduction for rejuvenation of treated areas.
Cellulite: Mesotherapy injections may be used to treat cellulite and skin dimpling.
Benefits of Adipose Tissue
While it may seem counterintuitive, healthy adipose (fat) tissue harbours energy such as triglycerides that provide fuel for the body. But while fat loss is not really an issue for young people, losing troublesome fat deposits can be problematic as we age. Though many diet plans and exercise regimens claim to work to quickly and easily erase fat, some fatty tissue is resilient and difficult to eradicate.
Subcutaneous fat, the layer of fat just between the skin and the muscles or bone, is used by the body as an insulator for heat loss, a barrier against dermal infection, and a protective cushion against external stressors.
Because the body sees this fat as the last line of defence, subcutaneous fat tends to remain even when the body is deprived of adequate nutrition which is why diet and exercise alone are not sufficient for shedding this type of fat.
Common Places For Mesotherapy Treatment
- Remove Unwanted Fat and Reduce Cellulite From:
- Love Handles (Flanks)
- Submental (under the chin)
- Upper Arms
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Ideal Candidate for a Mesotherapy
Mesotherapy involves multiple intradermal and subcutaneous injections with a solution that breaks down unwanted, localised areas of fat. The ideal candidate for mesotherapy has stubborn fat deposits and troublesome cellulite or dimples that are resistant to diet and exercise. Mesotherapy is not recommended for the obese, women who are pregnant or breastfeeding, those on anticoagulants or cardiac medication, or those with diabetes, liver, or kidney disease.
How Does Mesotherapy Work?
During a mesotherapy session, a syringe is inserted into the treatment areas and a fat-dissolving solution with active ingredients is dispensed. This solution works its way into the fatty tissue where the cells eventually experience fat cell death, or apoptosis. Apoptosis, the process of programmed cell death, apoptosis works by eliminating unwanted or unnecessary fat.
During the early stages of fetal development, the process of apoptosis is responsible for eliminating certain extraneous fat cells, such as those between the fingers of a developing hand. In adults, apoptosis is used to rid the body of cells that have been damaged beyond repair as the result of disease or injury. A similar process occurs during mestherapy treatment during which unwanted fat cells are intentionally targeted for destruction. Once fat cells have experienced apoptosis, the body naturally sheds them from the target area(s), leaving behind a contoured, slimmer appearance. Many patients choose the mesotherapy procedure because the treatment is so simple yet effective against stubborn fat and unsightly cellulite in the buttocks, abdomen, arms, back, and thighs. With no lengthy treatment or recovery time, results happen after just a couple of sessions.
Number of Mesotherapy Treatments Needed
A consultation is necessary to determine the number of mesotherapy treatment sessions required to reach the patient’s aesthetic goals such as dimpled skin which vary from person to person.
On average, a patient requires 10 to 15 series of injections depending on how much cellulite and excess fat is present. The more cellulite, the more treatment sessions may be required. The treatment is associated with minimal discomfort while providing impressive long-lasting results, especially when combined with other skin rejuvenating treatments.
Average Recovery Associated with a Mesotherapy
Most patients recover from mesotherapy within a few days. Normal activity can be resumed immediately, but exercise should be limited for two days. Additionally, non steroidal anti-inflammatory medications (NSAIDs) should not be taken for 48 hours after treatment.
Potential Side Effects of Mesotherapy
Potential side effects for mesotherapy are very mild with a few exceptions. Possible side effects following a mesotherapy procedure include redness, burning, stinging, swelling, bruising, and nodule formation at the injection site, though in rare cases, allergic reactions and infection can occur.
Expected Results of Mesotherapy Treatment
Mesotherapy results will show after multiple initial injections and several treatments with maximum visible effects occurring in 8 to 15 weeks. Results will change with weight gain, pregnancy, and ageing.
Average Cost of Mesotherapy Treatment
A mesotherapy procedure can cost anywhere from $250 to $12,000, though the actual cost is dependantupon location, certification of provider, and length and involvement of the procedure.
How Long Does Mesotherapy Last?
With a course of 4-6 mesotherapy treatments, patients can expect results to last 12 to 18 months after the recommended course of treatment is completed.
For optimal results, patients are advised to continue treatments to maintain their desired appearance.
Mesotherapy in Newcastle
While a healthy active diet and lifestyle are necessary for living a long and happy life, you might be discouraged when you don’t see the results you want from all of your hard work. That’s where the Specialist Skin Solutions’ minimally and non-invasive fat reduction treatments come in.
By focusing on the unwanted troublesome fat deposits and various cellulite forms compromising a beautiful and toned physique, patients can achieve their ideal appearance without the gruelling efforts of fruitless diets and useless exercise programmes. At Specialist Skin Solutions, patients have the freedom to choose which treatment is best for their lifestyle, budget, goals, and schedules.
Where To Begin
The first step towards making cellulite disappear is to schedule a consultation with a body contouring and skin rejuvenation expert and learn about the treatments we offer and how they would fit into your fat loss journey. During your consultation, we will give you a comprehensive outline of each of our services as well as determine which one is best suited for your goals, expectations, and vision.
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