Pioneered by the French physician Dr. Michel Pistor in 1952, Mesotherapy is a minimally invasive procedure that is widely used in Europe and South America to treat various injuries and medical conditions. In basic terms, Mesotherapy involves injecting a customized formula of substances just under the surface of your skin – the mesoderm – in order to treat a variety of different conditions. The mesoderm is the skin’s middle layer and supports connective tissue, muscle, fat, as well as your circulatory system. This medical specialty targets problem areas with microinjections of homeopathic medicines, vitamins, minerals and amino acids. Tiny “medicinal bullets” are delivered directly into the mesoderm that are highly specific to the condition being treated. The purpose of injecting small amounts of nutrients and vitamins into the skin is to bring about healing properties to the treated areas. People from all age groups can benefit from this procedure.
Sun damage, exposure to toxins and an unhealthy lifestyle lead to premature aging and you are left with wrinkles, tired sagging skin and an ashen complexion. This aging process causes poor circulation, resulting in a loss of nutrients, vitamins and decreased collagen production. Mesotherapy is an excellent alternative to a surgical facelift. It is a minimally invasive procedure which involves injecting a customized formula of homeopathic remedies, vitamins, minerals and amino acids into areas being treated. With just a few treatments your skin will regain a more youthful, rested appearance. You can expect your skin around the jowls to tighten, the wrinkles on your face and neck to be less visible, and bags around your eyes will decrease.
The injections used for Mesotherapy melt the fat beneath the skin and shrink fat cells in the fascia layer. The fat dissolves, is carried by the bloodstream, filtered through the kidneys and excreted from the body.
Mesosculpting is used to treat specific areas on the body affected by cellulite. This is a safe and effective alternative to Liposuction. The treatment is approximately 30-60 minutes depending on the size of the area being treated. With minimal bruising and swelling the patient can easily return to their daily activities immediately after treatment. Most people require 5-10 treatments, spaced 1-2 weeks apart to achieve optimal results. Following a naturopathic lifestyle, which includes eating healthy foods and exercising, will help maintain the positive results.
Mesotherapy typically involves 5-10 treatments depending on the body parts treated.
Results vary depending on body type and the severity of the condition. On average, initial results are noticed after the second or third treatment. For certain conditions, results may be seen immediately. Many patients receive positive compliments from friends and family on how great they look. Mesotherapy for body sculpting is more about losing inches than losing large amounts of weight. A proper diet consisting of unprocessed, unrefined foods and moderate exercise can help shed these inches faster, especially in conjunction with a detoxification program.
Yes, the results will last. Mesotherapy is not an alternative to a healthy lifestyle, but is a powerful tool for addressing fat, cellulite, and aging. Occasional touch-ups may be required. Aging is a dynamic process, as your body continues to age, you may need to address the symptoms as they occur. Mesotherapy can also be used as a preventive treatment.
A slight pinching or burning sensation may be felt depending on the sensitivity level of the patient. Patients describe the procedure as either painless or slightly irritating with some spots being more tender than others. A topical anaesthetic gel can be used upon request.
As Mesotherapy is an invasive technique involving needles and injections, side effects may occur:
- Temporary bruising
- Possible local reactions
- Infection at the injection site
- Mild tenderness at the injection site
The cost varies with each type of treatment, please contact us to schedule an initial consult. There are over 15,000 Mesotherapy practitioners in France, as it is a separate medical specialty in that country. Fortunately, we now have it in Canada. Call the Natural Terrain Naturopathic Clinic today (587-521-3595) for your consultation.