Pioneered by the French physician Dr. Michel Pistor in 1952, Mesotherapy is a minimally invasive procedure that is widely used in Europe and elsewhere to treat various injuries and medical conditions. This medical specialty targets problem areas with microinjections of conventional or homeopathic medicines, vitamins, minerals and amino acids. Tiny "medicinal bullets" are delivered directly into the mesoderm (middle layer of skin) that are highly specific to the condition being treated. 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
The needles used in Mesotherapy are very short and thin. For white skin, a 4 mm needle is recommended, and for black skin, a 6 mm needle is used so the doctor can deliver the medications to the right depth. By definition any medication injected into the skin, fat or tissues of Mesoderm (middle layer of skin) is considered Mesotherapy
The potential side effects limited to:
- Burning that can last 15-20 minutes.
- Minor swelling that can last 1-5 days (this can vary with some patients).
- Minor soreness that can last several days.
- Minor skin discoloration, which resolves on its own, or can be treated with chemical peels to remove it quickly.
- A slight risk of infection (which may occur whenever an injection is administered).
*Mesotherapy ( Mesotherapie) was recognized by the French National Academy of Medicine in 1986 as an integral part of traditional medicine. Each day, thousands of doctors worldwide use Mesotherapy to help tens of thousands of patients.