Mesotherapy is a safe, natural alternative to invasive cosmetic procedures. Mesotherapy is a general description of a technique using microinjections to primarily reduce/remove fat. The most notable indications are the reduction of fat tissue including cellulite, lipomas as well as weight loss, for which it has been promoted as a "non-surgical alternative to liposuction." Other uses of Mesotherapy include control of pain conditions, hair re-growth, wrinkle elimination, scar improvement, acne treatment, arthritis and joint problems, sports injuries, stretch marks, among others.
Mesotherapy was developed by Michel Pistor in 1952. Although Mesotherapy has been used extensively in Europe, it has only recently been introduced in the United States.
Mesotherapy focuses on local delivery in order to achieve local results and minimize systemic effects. Mesotherapy typically consists of numerous injections of variable depth delivering the desired medication into different layers of the skin and the subcutaneous tissue. Typically in one session the patient may receive any where from a hundred to several hundred injections. Of course this will depend on the technique used and the area(s) being treated.
The technique and the cocktails used vary among practitioners, depending on their training, geographical location and their individual experiences.