Mesotherapy is a minimally invasive cosmetic procedure that aims to remove stubborn fat in various areas of the body, such as the abdomen, hips, thighs, and arms. This treatment involves the injection of a combination of natural extracts, vitamins, and medications into the targeted area. The injections are delivered using a fine needle, and the solution is designed to break down fat cells and promote lymphatic drainage.
The procedure is usually performed on an outpatient basis, and it typically takes 30-60 minutes to complete, depending on the number of areas being treated. Patients may require several treatments to achieve the desired results, with treatments typically spaced out 2-4 weeks apart. While there may be some discomfort associated with the injections, most patients report minimal pain or discomfort.
The science behind mesotherapy lies in the combination of the substances injected into the targeted area. The solutions used in mesotherapy typically contain a combination of phosphatidylcholine, deoxycholate, and other substances that help to break down fat cells and promote lymphatic drainage. Phosphatidylcholine is a naturally occurring substance that is found in cell membranes and helps to break down fat cells.
Deoxycholate is a bile acid that helps to emulsify fat, making it easier for the body to eliminate. Together, these substances work to reduce the appearance of stubborn fat.
While mesotherapy has been shown to be effective in reducing the appearance of stubborn fat, it is important to note that the procedure is not a substitute for a healthy diet and exercise. Patients are encouraged to maintain a healthy lifestyle to achieve long-lasting results. As with any medical procedure, patients should consult with a qualified healthcare provider before undergoing mesotherapy to determine if it is right for them.