Mesotherapy

Mesotherapy is a form of cosmetic medicine known in Europe for long time and recently gaining popularity in the United States. Developed by Dr. Michael Pistor in France in 1950’s involves injections of a combination of vitamins, minerals, natural supplements and drugs into the middle layer of the skin. This skin layer acts as a time release dosing system allowing very small amounts of medicine to be absorbed over extended time period.

Mesotherapy is a very safe and effective alternative to surgical cosmetic treatments. It does not require hospitalization, general anesthesia or wound care. Results are visible within weeks. It is also more affordable and accessible.

What is different and special about mesotherapy services offered by Dr. Simon ?

Mesotherapy services provided by Dr. Simon are combined with a consultation focused on evaluating and improving general health, finding and implementing additional strategies that would lead to better success of mesotherapy procedure by building the foundation of “beauty from inside”.

Factors that might play a role in the appearance of skin are numerous, for example: intracellular hydration status, vitamins sufficiency, proteins building connective tissue, chronic toxicity problems, lymphatic and venous flow stagnation slowing removal of metabolic waste from tissues, mineral status, hormonal balance and many other factors.

Conditions treated:

Cellulite Reduction

Cellulite is condition that involves stagnant lymphatic circulation and accumulation of fat tissue which is resistant to exercise and dieting due to presence of a specific alpha 2 receptors. Using the correct ingredients in mesotherapy helps to activate the alpha receptors and induce breakdown of fat. Vasodilating agents induce better drainage and blood flow further improving metabolism in the affected body area. Usual number of treatments for cellulite ranges from 6 to 10 sessions, every 10 to 14 days.

Face Rejuvenation

Mesotherapy will aid in diminishing the appearance of fine wrinkles and improve skin texture, bringing the youthful glow on your face. Dehydration, nutrient deficiencies, and hormone imbalances are some of the causes that induce the creation of wrinkles. By providing preparations that promote collagen production, reduce edema and stimulate circulation the effect of rejuvenation can be achieved. Mesotherapy is not effective for long established or deep wrinkles. The effect of therapy is supported by healthy and balanced nutrition, supplements and vitamins. The number of treatments starts from 4 for the mesoglow effect. For long term conditions at least 15 sessions might be needed, every 10 to 14 days.

Liposculpture (Spot Fat Reduction)

Most appropriate with spot problems such as fat accumulation in waist area, love handles, hips, buttocks, abdomen, thighs, and upper arms where the fat reduction is relatively stubborn to traditional methods like exercise and diet. It is not intended for treatment of grossly obese patient. Induction of improved localized fat burning (lipolysis) is achieved by injections of carefully selected lipolytic medications and substances that improve circulation and lymphatic drainage.

About the Treatment

Base solution contains local anesthetic and a mixture of preparations which promote collagen production or reduce edema, improve lymphatic circulation or induce lipolysis (fat reduction). Multiple injections are performed on the skin territory affected by the problem at depth of 3 to 6 millimeters using very thin needles. Choice of substances used and number of treatments depends on specific needs and problems of the individual patient.

Are you a Candidate?

Candidates for mesotherapy should be evaluated based on medical history and examination.  Following conditions are contraindicated:

  • Pregnancy
  • Trying to conceive
  • Breast feeding
  • History of allergies
  • Stroke
  • Heart disease
  • Cancer
  • Coagulation disorders
  • Anti-coagulation therapy
  • Auto-immune conditions
  • Kidney/Liver/Heart failure
  • Active skin infection/inflammation
  • Fearful reactions to needles (anxiety/panic attacks)
  • Current use of glycolic acid or retinoids

Possible Side Effects

  • Stinging or burning sensations for 1 to 2 hours after procedure, usually mild and temporary.
  • Mild bruising and/or swelling may occur and last for a couple of days.
  • Skin irritation, infection, discoloration, photosensitizing effect, headache, and itching.
  • Allergic reaction, typically rare by avoidance of mesotherapy in patients with allergies.
  • Idiosyncratic reactions.