Mesotherapy involves a simple series of injections that help break down unwanted small localized areas of fat. This process of breaking down body fat is referred to as lipolysis.
This method of spot fat reduction by injecting solutions into the skin is permanent. During your treatment, the solution is injected directly into the fat layers and connective tissue.
The injection is relatively painless though some patients prefer the use of a numbing cream. The medication produces a chemical reaction in conjunction with the body's physiology to harden the fat cell wall and begin a breakdown of localized areas of fat.
Benefits from each injection should be evident within three weeks of the treatment. Several treatments, four to six weeks apart, are often required to produce a fully satisfactory result.
Areas treatable with injection-based lipolysis include:
Upper and lower abdomen
Fat bulges below the bra-line
Residual fat deposits post-liposuction
How does it work?
When injected into fatty tissue with very thin needles, the double layer of the fat cell membrane swell and harden and the agent, which acts like a detergent, begins the fat breakdown, transforming the fat cells into tiny little fat particles of nano-size (one millionth of a millimeter). The final process occurs in the liver where the fat is completely broken down into carbon dioxide
Side Effects of Mesotherapy Injection Treatments
Short term side effects from the injections are temporary and may include slight bruising, pain and swelling which can be treated as needed.