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                                   MESOTHERAPY   (Before/After Photos)

                                WHAT IS MESOTHERAPY?
Mesotherapy is the aesthetic medical specialty employing the technique of multiple micro injections of pharmaceutical and homeopathic medications, standardized natural plant extracts and vitamins into the mesoderm. Mesotherapy is surgical medicine without the scalpel. The mesoderm is the layer of adipose fat cells and connective tissue under the skin. . Micro-doses of medications are administered into targeted sites for treatment of the cosmetic spectrum of body sculpting, cellulite reduction and skin rejuvenation, targeted fat reduction and overall weight loss.

Developed in 1952 by Dr. Michel Pistor, Mesotherapy is recognized as a medical specialty by the French Academy of Medicine since 1987. Today, the International Society of Mesotherapy numbers over 15,000 physicians practicing Mesotherapy in eight countries, including France, Great Britain, throughout Europe and South America.

The practical uses in France are in sports medicine, for the rapid repair of injuries, and in cosmetic medicine, for hair growth and the elimination of cellulite. Its application in the U.S. is mainly for spot weight reduction and the elimination of cellulite.

Mesotherapy is intended for the reduction in size of particular areas on the body that might be disproportionately large or displaced due to deposits of excess fat in the mesoderm. Many persons find that they may have certain localized areas which, if they were reduced, would contribute greatly to improving the overall aesthetic appeal of their body shape. Often, these areas appear symmetrically on both sides of the body, such as both arms, shoulders, hips, or thighs. Slang terms have been used by some to identify these areas of excess fat such as "love handles", "spare tire", "saddle bags" and even "chicken wings". This indicates a great deal about social attitudes regarding these problem areas, and how hurtful it can be to a person's self-esteem and confidence.

Mesotherapy targets these problem areas and seeks to reduce them over a period of time. Each patient is different, and results will vary depending upon a variety of factors and the number of treatments. However, you could possibly experience a significant reduction of unwanted cellulite deposits in as little as 5 weeks. 

                            MESOTHERAPY FOR CELLULITE
More than 90 percent of American women are affected by cellulite. Mesotherapy has been a safe and successful cellulite treatment among European and South American physician practitioners for many years. More recently, it is being acclaimed in American media as the cellulite cure.

The medical term For Cellulite is Dermatomyoliposclerosis (DMLS)
This medical condition has been one of the most difficult to treat and viewed by most women to impact their self image and self esteem. Cellulite is a skin condition affecting over 90% of most post-pubescent women.Cellulite knows no boundary of female physique type, afflicting both the slender and overweight, the athletic and sedentary. It is not caused by being overweight.  Even those with a slim figure often complain about cellulite's external visible symptoms — its lumpy, dimpled appearance. Cellulite commonly appears on the hips, buttocks and legs, but is not caused by being overweight, as many believe.

Cellulite appears in the subcutaneous level of skin tissue. Fat cells are arranged in chambers surrounded by connective tissue called septae. As water is retained, fat cells held within the perimeters of this area expand and stretch the connective tissue. Eventually this connective tissue contracts and hardens (sclerosis) holding the skin at a non-flexible length, while the surrounding tissue continues to expand with weight, or water gain. This results in areas of the skin being held down while other sections bulge outward, resulting in the lumpy, 'cottage-cheese' appearance.

Cellulite forms when defective connective tissue bands retract the skin and become stretched by enlarged bulging fat cells. This structural disruption micro-scars (sclerosis) at inflexible shortened lengths. Cellular water is retained, lymphatic flow restricted, and fat cells expand and stretch. Eventually, this results in the lumpy 'cottage-cheese' dimpled appearance. Causative factors include poor redundant circulation, inherently defective connective tissue, and enlarged adipose fat cells. Contributing factors may include the weight-gain of pregnancy and the challenges of consistent healthy nutrition and diet habits. 

One of the most beneficial and lasting effects of mesotherapy is the elimination of the dimpled, irregular surface of the skin in bulging areas commonly known as "cellulite". Mesotherapy treatments are designed to break down the fibrous structures and to melt away the fat cells that together create this "orange peel" effect, while also reducing the volume of fat deposits at that site.

The principle behind its use is that a combination of different medications administered in a specific area will have an effect at that site and not affect the system as a whole. We know that fat cells have on their cell membranes both alpha and beta receptors. The alpha receptors facilitate the deposition of fat into the cell and the beta receptors aid in emptying the cell, resulting in weight loss.

When used for fat reduction, mesotherapy targets these beta receptors and stimulates their action. Other compunds are aimed at increasing the local metabolism and circulation, working synergistically to empty the fat cells and to aid in its reabsorption into the bloodstream and elimination from the body through the gastrointestinal and urinary tracts.

Multiple microinjections are given in the cellulitic areas very rapidly, each distributing in the meso layer, right below the skin a minute quantity of medication.

                    The four clinical stages of Cellulite:
Stage 0:
No visible cellulite, even when skin pinched or compressed.
Stage 1: No visible cellulite when standing or lying down, however present when skin is pinched or compressed.
Stage 2: Visible cellulite when standing, however not apparent lying down
Stage 3: Visible cellulite whether standing or lying down.
Stage 4: Clinical assessment of post-liposuction patients in 2005 now gives rise to a new  level where the liposuction procedure has resulted in Visible scarred assymmetrical cellulite areas which require greater number of treatments and microcision procedures to resolve.

Mesotherapy treatment benefits include:

Restoring blood flow to the redundant circulation
Dissolving excess fat deposits (lipolysis)
Removing fibrotic, hardened connective tissue (cellulysis)
Improved lymphatic function

Mesotherapy Side Effects

Bruising could occur in a few injection sites, but it resolves by the next session.
Redness and mild swelling of the area treated could occur and usually resolves in 24 hours.
Allergic reactions could occur if the patient is sensitive to any medication used.

Mesotherapy Sessions

Effective treatment of cellulite is considered the "homerun" of the cosmetic world. Nothing, and I mean nothing, even comes close to the results that mesotherapy gets with cellulite.

Now you can fight cellulite effectively and it won't require downtime for recovery! After a medical evaluation by Dr. Schwartz, the session of mesotherapy takes about 15 minutes and then the patient may resume their activities as usual, since there is no rest or recovery needed. Each session, especially the first four, should be one week apart, in order to obtain the maximum desired effect.

From 5 to 15 sessions are usually necessary for substantial results. The number of sessions varies according to the extent of the areas to be treated and the amount of reduction desired.

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