Mesotherapy is a non surgical cosmetic procedure that targets fat and cellulite. Tiny injections deliver a cocktail of natural ingredients are administered into the subcutaneous fat. Mesotherapy treatments have been performed throughout Europe, North America, and more recently the United States for decades. There are hundreds of published clinical studies and effects of Mesotherapy. Advanced Dermatology provides physician administered mesotherapy almost anywhere on the body. We also offer Lipolysis, Lipodissolve and various laser asisted treatments.
Weight loss and fat reduction are common concerns among men and women seeking a fit, attractive and healthy appearance. Weight loss can be achieved through lifestyle change including diet and exercise, and in some extreme cases, bariatric surgery. However, many men and women have pockets of fat in areas of their body that do not disappear regardless of the amount of exercise or change in diet.
Surgical techniques including liposuction can target these localised pockets of fat. But surgery is not for everyone. It requires acceptance of significant risk and a potential for complications. It also requires time off work and other activities of daily living.
While many non-surgical techniques are marketed for the treatment of these pockets of fat, very few are actually effective. In the early 1950s in France, physician Dr. Michel Pistor, developed a treatment called Mesotherapy to target cellulite, among other injuries and ailments via a series of small injection.
What is Mesotherapy?
Mesotherapy is treatment wherein a solution of vitamins, minerals, amino acids and a medication called phosphatidylcholine are injected in small amounts into the skin. The goal with respect to fat reduction is cellulite reduction. The results of the treatment are minimal and the number of treatments required to see any change are significant.
In recent years, scientists have built on the principles of Mesotherapy to develop a treatment called Lipodissolve.
What is Lipodissolve?
Lipodissolve evolved from Mesotherapy into a more effective, safer and more advanced therapeutic technique. While Lipodissolve evolved from Mesotherapy, they are actually very distinct treatments. In Lipodissolve, the key active ingredient, phosphatidylcholine is present in the injections in a much greater concentration. In addition, injections are administered directly into the fatty tissue instead of into the skin like in Mesotherapy. During the Lipodissolve treatment, the active ingredient phosphatidylcholine, causes cell walls to burst and then dissolve. Fat from within the cell is released and destroyed by the body.
Does Mesotherapy really work?
Mesotherapy can work for pockets of fat but may take a minimum of 10 sessions for results to be where a patient wants. It is time consuming and costly.
Does Lipodissolve really work?
Lipodissolve works to reduce pockets of fat. Approximately 2.5 cm of fat are eliminated with every treatment. Studies conducted across multiple countries have shown patient satisfaction rates of over 90%.
Are Mesotherapy and Lipodissolve treatments safe?
Both Mesotherapy and Lipodissolve treatment providers claim that these treatments are safe and affordable. Thousands of patients have undergone both treatments, and the products used in both cases are naturally occurring in the body. Lipodissolve is more clinically effective because injections are targeted directly into the fatty tissue.
Should I choose Mesotherapy or Lipodissolve?
While Mesotherapy may appear less expensive at the outset, the number of treatments required makes it less appealing and equally costly. Lipodissolve is quicker and has shown greater efficacy in its ability to provide clinically significant results (ones that you can really see!).
Our recommendation: Choose Lipodissolve
Though both treatments are safe, the significantly greater effectiveness of Lipodissolve makes it a much easier choice for our expert physicians to recommend and provide. In fact, it is so effective that we recommend it over liposuction as a first step to combatting resistant pockets of fat. We believe that avoiding invasive surgical procedures is always a better first step. In this case, Lipodissolve may be so effective that it will eliminate the need for surgical treatment like liposuction.
Lipodissolve and even Mesotherapy are suitable for almost everyone. Individuals who are pregnant or nursing, who have medical conditions that are uncontrolled, or who have psychological issues related to weight, like anorexia nervosa or bulimia, are not ideal candidates for this treatment. These treatments are designed to target pockets of fat and not as a means of significant weight reduction.
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