MESOTHERAPY – AN ALTERNATIVE TO LIPOSUCTION
Mesotherapy is a medical procedure primarily used to treat medical conditions and injuries. It was first introduced in the early 1950’s by French physician Dr. Michel Pistor and is widely used in Europe and some parts of North America. It involves micro injections of medicines, vitamins or homeopathic solutions that are delivered directly into the ‘mesoderm’ or middle area of the skin to treat a specific condition. For cosmetic purposes, natural enzymes are injected to treat and eliminate cellulite and fatty deposits found on legs, arms, hips, buttocks or anywhere else that cellulite may form.
Mesotherapy can also:
- Provide anti-aging benefits
- Replenish hair loss
- Assist with pain therapy
- Treat ulcerative colitis
- Help alleviate headaches
- Be used for body contouring and face/neck rejuvenation
Mesotherapy is ideal for spot reductions in weight and is not meant for significant weight loss. The process may take approximately 4-10 visits depending on the extent of work being done. Minimal side effects such as itching, tenderness, slight bruising and swelling can be expected but can be treated with Advil or Tylenol. The injection needle is fine and is relatively painless. An anaesthetic cream can be applied to the site prior to the treatment to provide additional comfort.
Mesotherapy is a far less invasive and expensive alternative to liposuction that provides immediate visible results. The staff at Body and Soul Med and Day Spa in Mississauga would be happy to discuss cosmetic treatments and help determine what option would be best for you.