From France with Love: Mesotherapy Helps Reduce Cellulite to Give You a Smoother, More Toned Body
If France is known worldwide for one thing, it’s probably high fashion. The runways of Paris set the tone for much of the world; even New York City seems to demur to the City of Lights when it comes to fashion. So it probably shouldn’t be surprising then that mesotherapy, one of the newest medical techniques aimed at getting a better body, finds its roots in body-conscious France.
Mesotherapy has actually been around for a long time – since the early 1950s, in fact, when Dr. Michel Pistor developed the therapy as a way to treat sports injuries and vascular diseases. Pistor discovered that by injecting medications deep into the middle layer of the skin, or mesoderm, he could reach injured tissues more readily – and he also discovered that the technique could melt away unwanted fat.
Today, mesotherapy has spread to the U.S. where it’s become a widely popular procedure to help patients looking to melt away stubborn pockets of cellulite and fat and develop more defined, more pleasing contours.
How Does Mesotherapy Work?
Mesotherapy uses special combinations of medications, natural plant derivatives, enzymes, vitamins, minerals and other homeopathic substances to melt away problem fat and cellulite to achieve a smoother, more toned appearance. Because the solution that’s used during treatment can be customized for each patient’s own unique needs, it can be amazingly effective.
Using very thin needles, the solution is injected directly into the problem areas where the enzymes and other components work to break down and dissolve fatty deposits so the fat can be removed by the body’s natural cleansing processes.
What Areas Does Mesotherapy Treat?
Mesotherapy can be used to treat pockets of fat and cellulite in the legs, arms, back, buttocks, belly, hips and thighs to give you tighter, more toned-looking skin and a sleeker appearance overall.
Although cellulite tends to occur much more often in men than in women, both men and women can benefit from mesotherapy. The treatments are quick and the side effects are minimal, possibly including mild bruising, mild stinging sensations initially after treatment as the solution takes effect, and mild to moderate soreness in the injection area for one to five days following treatment.
Am I a Good Candidate?
If you’re between the ages of 18 and 75 and you don’t suffer from precluding medical conditions like diabetes or a history of blood clots, stroke or cancer, mesotherapy could be a great option for you. Before treatment, we will take a full medical history to make sure the technique is a good fit for you.
You’ll also need to be committed to multiple sessions: Most patients benefit from 10 or more sessions to get the best results, including smoother skin, weight loss and inch reduction. The number of treatments you’ll need will depend on the amount of fat and cellulite you have and your expectations and goals.
If you’d like to learn more about mesotherapy and how it can help you look smoother, sleeker and more toned, we can help. Give us a call today at 212-772-7242 and set up an appointment to learn about mesotherapy and other options that can have you looking and feeling your best.