Pioneered by the French physician Dr. Michel Pistor in 1952, mesotherapy is a minimally invasive procedure that is widely used in Europe and elsewhere to treat various injuries and medical conditions.
Among its many applications, mesotherapy can be used for the following:
- Eliminate cellulite
- Promote weight loss
- Provide anti-aging benefits
- Eliminate localized fat deposits
- Smooth wrinkles and lift the face
- Relieve chronic pain
- Repair injuries
In Mesotherapy medications are injected directly into the skin at the site of the pathology or problem area(s). To treat cellulite or fat pads, medications are injected into the skin and the fat. During a cellulite treatment of the legs, medications are injected from the buttocks to the knees, including the front, back and sides of the thighs. During fat pad treatment of the abdomen, medications are injected from the top to the bottom of the abdomen and into the sides (love handles).
Mesotherapy introduces microscopic quantities of homeopathic medications, traditional pharmaceuticals, vitamins, mineral and amino acids into the skin to treat a variety of conditions. All medications are selected for the specific condition being treated. The medications work to achieve the same purpose in different ways, which is why the medications are often combined. Although mesotherapy refers to the use of “medications”, Dr. JJ uses natural compounds that are of pharmaceutical grade for safety and quality.
The needles used in Mesotherapy are very short and thin. For white skin, a 4 mm needle is recommended, and for black skin, a 6 mm needle is used so the doctor can deliver the medications to the right depth. By definition any medication injected into the skin, fat or tissues of Mesoderm (middle layer of skin) is considered Mesotherapy.
The advantages of injecting medication into the skin/fat include the elimination of side effects and contra-indications. Intolerance to a medication is often triggered by factors such as dose and the body's ability to break down and excrete the product. In many cases, formerly intolerant patients can tolerate a medication in Mesotherapeutic form.
Once the medication is delivered, the body is stimulated to heal itself. And because the target areas are directly reached, smaller amounts of medication are needed and the effects of Mesotherapy are instantaneous.
Micro-injections are relatively painless, and the potential side effects limited to:
- Burning and itching that can last 15-20 minutes.
- Minor swelling that can last 1-5 days (this can vary with some patients).
- Minor soreness that can last several days.
- Minor skin discoloration, which resolves on its own, or can be treated with chemical peels to remove it quickly.
- A slight risk of infection (very rare)
Mesotherapy (Mesotherapie) was recognized by the French National Academy of Medicine in 1986 as an integral part of traditional medicine. Each day, thousands of doctors worldwide use Mesotherapy to help tens of thousands of patients.
Prior to a Mesotherapy session, Dr. JJ identifies, maps and measures (if applicable) the area to be treated. Once the area is mapped, the site is cleansed with peroxide, and the patient placed on the treatment table before microinjections are given. When treating cellulite or fat pads, mapping is extremely important, since most cellulite or fat pads will disappear when lying down, making it difficult for the doctor to know exactly where to treat.
**Ingredients injected will vary in different provinces and states.**