Mesotherapy is a non- surgical treatment that is used to treat various injuries and medical conditions and for skin rejuvenation. Tiny “medicinal bullets” are delivered directly into the middle layer of skin (mesoderm) that is highly specific to the condition being treated. The composition of the injection depends upon the condition to be treated, but it generally comprises of vitamins, minerals, some pharmaceutical compounds and plant extracts.
The procedure is usually indicated for patients to get rid of cellulite and localized fat deposits. It is also used for hair restoration. Another indication is skin rejuvenation where it is used to reduce the first signs of skin aging such as fine wrinkles on the face and neck.
The therapy is performed under local anaesthetic in case of a mesolift treatment. The procedure is carried out either manually or with a special medical device called a “meso-gun”. Individualized mixtures of active ingredients such as minerals, vitamins, hyaluronic acid and antioxidants are gently injected into the different skin layers including connective tissue and fat tissue by using fine microinjections.
If needed, mesotherapy can be combined with filler, peelings or botox injections.
Initially, the therapy is carried out every other week for 2 months. Follow-up treatment is carried out once a month for another two months. It is advisable to have an application twice a year for maintenance.
After the procedure, your skin might show little bleeding spots which ceases after a few seconds. Generally, there are no adverse effects seen in this therapy. Only in cases of allergy or pregnancy some treatments are not recommended.
There are almost no complications from mesotherapy. However, as for every kind of injection, there is the possibility of getting small skin irritations, which usually fade away after a few days.
Cool sculpting is a procedure to reshape the abdomen, back and sides where fat accumulates and is resistant to diet and exercise. The procedure involves a controlled cooling and crystallization of some of the fat cells which later die and are eliminated by the body. The remaining fat cells reorganize to form a condensed, thinner layer.
Ultrasound cavitation is an effective technique for local fat loss and cellulite reduction. Cellulite is the dimpling of skin, usually seen on the hips and thighs caused by the accumulation of subcutaneous fat. In this procedure, low frequency ultrasonic waves are directed at fat cells which break down and are eliminated by the body. This causes the overlying skin to tighten and improve in tone and appearance.
It should be noted that body contouring procedures are not treatments for obesity and one should at least be within 20% of their ideal weight.
A pleasing abdomen has toned muscles, firm skin and shapely contours due to the right distribution of fat. The abdominal muscles provide structural support to the abdominal cavity, protect the abdominal organs and give counter-support to the spine. There are four major muscles namely: external abdominal oblique, internal abdominal oblique, transversus abdominis, and rectus abdominis.
Laser lipolysis is a non-invasive process which offers a way to lose fat without pain, needles or any down time. This process is carried out using a machine which emits low levels of laser energy to help breakdown stored triglycerides in fat cells into fatty acids and glycerol which subsequently gets flushed out from the body during the course of normal metabolism. Laser lipolysis does not create any unnatural reactions in your body or cause any damage to the surrounding tissues such as skin, blood vessels or peripheral nerves.
Cellulite is the dimpling of skin caused by the uneven accumulation of fat. It usually develops on the thighs, hips, buttocks and abdomen and is seen in 90% of women. When excessive, it can be unsightly and affect one’s confidence.
Stretch Marks Treatment
Stretch marks are skin streaks or scars that develop due to degeneration of the skin from overstretching. This can occur during pregnancy, puberty, weight gain and exercise and may develop on your waist, hips, thighs, breasts and arms. Stretch marks vary in color depending on the color of your skin. They are usually red or purple initially then gradually fade to a pale silvery color. Although stretch marks are not dangerous, they can be unpleasant and disfiguring causing anxiety and affecting your quality of life.