What is mesotherapy?

Mesotherapy is the injection of a mixture of chemicals and vitamins under the skin; the effect is to:

  • Break down the fat cells beneath the skin.
  • Help remove the broken down fat into the body’s clearing system (lymphatics).
  • Stimulate collagen production, so firming and toning the skin.

What areas can be treated?

  • It can treat fat deposits and cellulite in the following areas: Tummy, love handles, bra bulge, inner thighs and knees, buttocks, upper arms, chin.
  • The procedure offers an alternative to those who do not want surgery .

Is it painful? How long does the procedure last?

  • Although needles are used, these are very fine and painless.
  • The injectable contains anaesthetic; this makes injection practically painless.
  • Ice is used on the area before and during the procedure.
  • The procedure lasts 20 to 30 minutes.

How many sessions are needed? When will improvement be seen?

  • 4 to 6 sessions usually recommended, done 1 to 2 weeks apart as a programme.
  • Massage treatment is recommended between sessions to help clear the fat more quickly.
  • Usually visible improvement noted after 2 or 3 sessions, but may take longer. Improvement continues after treatment.

Any side effects?

  • Some redness, swelling and tenderness ,and possibly some bruising in first 24-48 hours. Settles down in a few days.
  • Can resume work immediately after procedure.

Any precautions to be taken after?

  • Arnica cream to minimize bruising.
  • Wearing a corset helps minimize discomfort.
  • Avoiding strenuous exercise for a few days after the procedure.
  • Drinking lots of water, to help eliminate toxins. Stick to a healthy diet!

Any contraindications?

Pregnancy, Blood-thinning medications (aspirin, warfarin, Vitamins A,C,E), Cancer, Heart disease