Lipodissolve & Mesotherapy
Lipodissolve is a type of Mesotherapy that is a highly effective, non-surgical technique to reduce or eliminate unwanted deposits of fat (adipose tissue) with little or no downtime.
Mesotherapy used as 'lipodissolve therapy' to melt away unwanted areas of adipose (fat) works like liposuction but without the surgery. The procedure causes the fat cells to rupture, and their remains are metabolized by the body, in a manner similar to how the spilled blood in a bruise is resolved.
Mesotherapy is a technique, invented in 1952 by Dr. Michel Pistor, where medication is injected into the mesoderm, the layer of fat and connective tissue under the skin. Over the past 50+ years, in excess of 15,000 physicians world-wide have used Mesotherapy on a daily basis for a variety of purposes, including weight loss, spot weight reduction, cellulite reduction, scar revision and wrinkle elimination.
In 1987, the French Academy of Medicine recognized Mesotherapy as an inherent part of traditional medicine. The International Society of Mesotherapy encompasses 14 countries throughout Europe and South America.
In Mesotherapy, very small doses of different medications are administered in specific areas, depending on the condition being treated. The medicines and plant extracts that we use at Begin with your Skin Medspa are obtained from local pharmaceutical companies in the United States. All medicines used are FDA-approved for their use. We use a combination of two medications; phosphatidyl choline (a soy bean extract and emulsifying agent found in most chocolate bars) and sodium deoxycholate (a stabilizing bile salt found naturally in the body).
In combination, medicines for Mesotherapy are used for off-label purposes. A very popular illustration of this distinction is Botox. Although Botox was FDA approved for controlling muscle spasms, the medical community embraced it for its cosmetic properties of controlling wrinkles. For many years, plastic surgeons and dermatologists used Botox for off-label purposes.
Common areas treated:
Mesotherapy results are measured in inches. Because fat is melted under the skin, about one pound of fat per week is lost. - Equal to four sticks of butter! The Mesotherapy treatment is applied to arms, waist, hips, back, and legs all in one session. Patients can lose up to four inches on their waist, hips, and thighs.
Mesotherapy is a permanent solution that eliminates dimpling and misshapen fat under the skin. Cellulite is an accumulation of fat, fluid, and toxins trapped in a hardened network of connective tissue fibers in the Mesoderm layer. The fat cells inflate, causing a rippling and puckering of the skin, commonly referred to as orange peel skin. Lymphatic and venous circulation is poor in these areas. Mesotherapy is used to cause an increase in venous and lymphatic flow, as well as the elimination of fat and dimpling in the area. A patient's skin appears significantly smoother. Most patients lose anywhere from two to four inches where their cellulite is treated.
For spot weight reduction:
Mesotherapy is a painless alternative to liposuction. Fat and cellulite are eliminated from targeted sites using the same techniques as above. Unlike liposuction, only the fat (not the fat cells) is removed. Some patients can lose two to six inches in their saddle bags, hips, thighs, waist, love handles, back fat and chin when medicine is placed in those areas. Mesotherapy is not used to reduce fatty tumors or breast tissue in women.
It's like liposuction without the suction...
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Frequently Asked Questions
Who Can Have Mesotherapy?
Adults between the ages of 18 - 75 and in good health are candidates for Mesotherapy for weight loss, spot weight reduction, and cellulite reduction. Patients who are pregnant, on blood thinners, are insulin-dependent diabetics, on medication for heart arrhythmias, have severe heart disease or have cancer are not candidates for cosmetic Mesotherapy. We are happy to discuss your medical problems and medications during a consultation.
Who Cannot Have Mesotherapy?
The following list indicates some of the common ingredients used in many of the therapies - this list is only a sample of the various ingredients used. Aminophylline, Biotin, Procaine, Lidocaine, Marcaine, Retinoic Acid, Phosphatydicholine, Collagenase, Minoxidil, Finestaride, Multi-Vitamins, Amino Acids, Glycolic Acid, Pentoxifylline, Alpha Lipoic Acid, Yohimbine, L-Carnitine, D-Panthenol.
What is Meso boost?
Fat which has accumulated in men’s pubic areas reduces the relative length of the penis. Mesotherapy can dissolve this pre-pubic fat and can lengthen the penis by weakening the penile suspensory ligament.
What is Meso Hair?
Hair Loss results from poor scalp circulation, nutritional imbalances and the excess of a hormone known as DHT (dihydrotestosterone). Mesotherapy can correct these problems, stimulating the scalp to naturally grow lost hair.
What is Meso Glow (Meso Rejuvenation)?
Aging, sagging and wrinkling of the skin occurs from accumulation of fat under the eyes, in the face and neck, from the loss of skin proteins, nutrients and elasticity and from excessive free radical damage. Using antioxidants, amino acids and other substances, mesotherapy can remove fat from under the eyes, face and neck, reverse free radical damage, tighten loose skin and improve wrinkles. Meso Skin Rejuvenation repairs skin DNA damage, stimulates turnover of skin cells, inhibits overproduction of pigmentation and increases production of collagen, making it effective on stretch marks and scars. The physical effects on the skin of the needles themselves also cause an increase in production of local growth factors. Mesotherapy for rejuvenation of the face, eyelids and neck is a highly effective alternative to the unnatural appearance, painful recovery and possible complications associated with face lift surgery. Mesotherapy is effective for reducing the fat pockets or puffy areas under the eyes (the "tired" look). It can delay or prevent the need for future surgical removal of fat pads (lower eyelid blepharoplasty).
What is face lift? (Mesolift)
Mesolift utilizes mesotherapy techniques to tighten and lift sagging skin and decrease fine lines by restoring collagen. It also prevents or retards the progression of wrinkling and is used to rejuvenate ashen skin. Solutions of amino acids, anti-oxidants, vitamins and minerals are injected in to the mesoderm, or middle layer of skin. Treatments are on a weekly basis for 6 to 8 weeks.
Mesolift treatments can be used alone or in conjunction with laser therapy. The laser beam is designed to produce local tissue injury at specified depths. As the body repairs the damage new collagen is formed which plumps the tissues and reduces the signs of aging. The addition of mesotherapy at the time of laser treatments ensures an adequate supply of nutrients for tissue regeneration resulting in an optimal level of healing.