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. Tiny "medicinal bullets" are delivered directly into the mesoderm (middle layer of skin) by micro injections that are highly specific to the condition being treated. By definition any medication injected into the skin, fat or tissues of Mesoderm (middle layer of skin) is considered Mesotherapy. Mesotherapy is also known as Lipodissolve/Injection Lipolysis.
Body Renewal Tip
If Carboxytherapy sessions are incorporated into your mesotherapy treatments, one can expect quicker results and 4 to 6 treatments are usually required for a cellulite and resistant fat reduction instead of the traditional 6 to 8 treatments. Carboxytherapy done before the procedure improves the circulation, metabolism and excretion of the resistant fat.
At Body Renewal we have recognized that before one even starts on any body shaping program it is important that one is close to their ideal weight or BMI (Body Mass Index) as possible.
A visit tone of the medical doctors at Body Renewal will determine whether you are carrying excess weight. If patients are overweight, our Slender Wonder Medical weight loss program is recommended.
On Slender Wonder one can expect a weight loss of 8 to 12 kgs in the first month if the program is strictly adhered to. At Body Renewal, since we have incorporated Slender Wonder program into our body shaping treatments, hundreds of patients have successfully lost an average of 6 to 30 kgs over the past 4 years.
Frequently Asked Questions
- 1For what conditions is mesotherapy used?
- 2What is resistant fat?
- 3What is Cellulite?
- 4Can Mesotherapy be combined with other treatments?
- 5How does Mesotherapy work?
- 6Can Mesotherapy be combined with other treatments?
- 7Is Mesotherapy safe?
- 8How can Mesotherapy give back a youthful appearance and help the ageing process?
- 9What To Expect After the Mesotherapy procedure?
- 10Can all skin types be safely treated with Mesotherapy?
- 11Can all skin types be safely treated with Mesotherapy?
- 12Is Mesotherapy available at all Body Renewal branches?
The outcome of any Mesotherapy procedure is directly dependent on what active ingredients are used and what problems it addresses:
For cellulite and resistant fat we use a combination of PPC (Phosphatidylcholine) also known as lecithin and award winning growth factors EGF Epidermal Growth Factor. The lecithin dissolves the fat cell wall and causes fat reduction. The growth factors & peptides present in the cocktail stimulate the production of collagen so that the dermis is strengthened and the appearance of cellulite and loose skin is reduced.
Just about everyone is familiar with fat pockets that you cannot get rid of. No matter how much you exercise, eat healthily and maintain your body at a healthy weight, localized fatty pockets fat pockets will continue to be problematic.
A possible explanation behind this is that some fat cells have a predominance of beta receptors and others have a dominance of alpha receptors.
Beta receptors are very receptive to the presence of adrenaline which is produced by exercise. Fat cell breakdown is triggered when adrenaline attaches to the beta receptors. Fatty areas with a predominance of beta receptors respond to exercise and a person on a regular exercise program will see noticeable results.
The opposite applies to fatty areas with a predominance of alpha receptors. When adrenaline attaches to alpha receptors, fat breakdown slows down and the fat tends to accumulate more. This explains why some people will experience problems in areas that just won't respond to a consistent and regular exercise. These problem areas are typically around the hips, tummy and upper thighs, leading to love handles, saddle bags, spare and tummy rolls.
Cellulite can be defined as a medical disorder observed as microscopic changes within the skin. These invisible changes manifest later after puberty as dimples. Cellulite is caused by skin that has deteriorated to a point that buoyant fat cells are able to push into the dermis, the middle layer of the skin, and show through the surface as unsightly lumps and bumps.
One plausible explanation - which also explains why very few men suffer from cellulite - is based on the composition and behavior of women's fat cells and the connective tissue that holds them in place. Very simply, a woman's connective tissue is very inflexible, so as females gain weight their fat cells expand, and tend to bulge upwards towards the surface of the skin, giving the classic orange-peel appearance of cellulite. In men, not only is there generally less fat on the thighs, but also the outer skin is thicker and thus obscures what is happening to any surplus fat below.
Cellulite is a progressive condition and if not treated can become a major stumbling block to self esteem and a healthy body. The best treatment is early intervention. Any treatment modality on its own can make a big difference, but in our eyes it's not sufficient. Cellulite has different forms and grades and thus success at combating cellulite needs a combination of treatments that include lymphatic drainage, reduction of fat cells, stretching of connective tissue and collagen stimulation
On The Body Mesotherapy treats resistant fat and cellulite:
- Love Handles
- Saddle bags
- Tummy Rolls
- Bra Bulges
- Inner Thighs
- Heavy Thighs
- Saggy Knees
- Flabby Ankles
Body renewal is excited to offer the next step in multi-modality therapy in treating cellulite and resistant fat.. We call it the Bottom Line. Any treatment modality on its own can make a big difference, but in our eyes it's not sufficient. Cellulite and resistant fat has different forms and grades and thus success needs a combination of treatments that include lymphatic drainage, reduction of fat cells, stretching of connective tissue and collagen stimulation. For best results for cellulite and fat reduction, at Body Renewal, Mesotherapy is commonly performed with Lipodissolve, Lipomassage™, TriPollar, VelaShape and Carboxytherapy.
For Cellulite and resistant Fat; Millions of women are dissatisfied with the appearance of their bodies. More than 80% of women over the age of 20, regardless of their weight or size, are affected by cellulite and resistant fat. Most women are looking for a solution for the treatment of dimpled, sagging skin and pockets of resistant fat.
Studies have shown that over time, adipose tissue becomes lazy and begin storing excess fat. The good news is that the latest treatments such as Mesotherapy involve combinations of active ingredients that are more effective than ever at eliminating excess fat and cellulite and treatments should be started before the grade of cellulite deteriorates to a level which is more resistant to treatment
The mesotherapy is introduced into the skin either by small micro injections or by transdermal mesotherapy in patients who have a fear of needles (see Transdermal Mesotherapy) The needles used in Mesotherapy are very short and thin so the doctor can deliver the medications to the right depth.
Different mesotherapy ingredients are used for different indications. In addition, the long term results of Mesotherapy treatments are very dependent on what active ingredients are present in the Mesotherapy solution and how many treatments are prescribed.
These combinations present in the cocktail stimulate the production of collagen so that the dermis is strengthened thereby improving skin tone and texture.
Body Renewal is excited to offer the next step in multi-modality therapy in treating cellulite and resistant fat.. We call it the Bottom Line. Any treatment modality on its own can make a big difference, but in our eyes it's not sufficient. Cellulite and resistant fat has different forms and grades and thus success needs a combination of treatments that include lymphatic drainage, reduction of fat cells, stretching of connective tissue and collagen stimulation. For best results for cellulite and fat reduction, at Body Renewal, Mesotherapy is commonly performed with Lipodissolve, Lipomassage™, TriPollar, VelaShape and Carboxytherapy.
For anti ageing benefits, our signature Treatment 3 D Skin Rejuvenation™ combines mesotherapy safely and effectively with laser and light treatments
The safety of the procedure is dependent on who injects the Mesotherapy product and how it is injected. At Body Renewal, mesotherapy / Lipodissolve treatments are only performed by doctors and strict aseptic condition adhered to. Hundreds of treatments have been administered to our patients with great results and minimal downtime and side effects
Mesotherapy 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.
For anti ageing benefits, mesotherapy with Growth Factors stimulates the fibroblasts to produce collagen, which is the major support structure for the skin. If one can keep one's skin firm and taught with collagen, then the sagging that takes place over time can be contained as tighter skin supports the soft tissues of the face and body.
A series of treatments is necessary usually 1 treatment every 10 days foe the first month and then 1 treatment every 6 to 12 weeks for maintenance. Rather than waiting until their problems are bothersome again, patients must appreciate that maintenance goes a long way and that single mesotherapy treatments should be repeated twice yearly after an initial course.
After mesotherapy for cellulite and far reduction (Lipodissolve) a mild redness and swelling of the skin occurs following the procedure which usually resolves within 1 to 3 days depending on the mesotherapy solution used. Mild bruising may occur and this usually resolves after 7 days. However, since the introduction of a radiofrequency RF procedure after the Mesotherapy treatment there are only mild side effects such as swelling and bruising which resolve without any consequences and we have seen a dramatic improvement in long term results, see RAIL-THIN procedure . For best results 4 to 8 treatments are needed 2 weeks apart.
Mesotherapy safely treats all skin types without significant pain or down-time. It can erase centimeters of the areas treated in 4 to 6 treatment sessions 2 to 4 weeks apart..
At Body Renewal hundreds of mesotherapy treatments have been administered to our patients with great results. Since the introduction of a radiofrequency RF after the Lipodissolve treatments, we have seen a dramatic improvement in the side effect profile and long term results of a mesotherapy treatment. To evaluate results, we have patients come in for follow-up evaluations visits six months following the treatments and recommend maintenance treatments for continued results.
Yes, all skin types can be safely treated with Mesotherapy.
Mesotherapy is available in Johannesburg at the Morningside, Parkhurst, Bedfordview,Fourways and Illovo clinics. In Pretoria at Irene and Brooklyn as well as in the Western Cape at Cape Quarter, Claremont, Constantia, Somerset West, Stellenbosch and Willowbridge branches and KwaZulu Natal in Hillcrest and Umhlanga.
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