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What is Mesotherapy?

Mesotherapy is a technique, invented in 1952 by Dr. Michel Pistor, where medication is injected into the mesoderm, the layer of fat and connective tissue under the skin. Over the past 50+ years, more than 15,000 physicians world-wide have used Mesotherapy on a daily basis for a variety of purposes, including spot weight reduction, cellulite reduction, hair loss, scar revision and wrinkle elimination. Mesotherapy is also used to correct unevenness, lumps, or divots that develop after liposuction.

Mesotherapy Before & After click on thumbnail to view enlargement

© Dr. Audrey Stanley


How does it work?

The medications that are used in Mesotherapy melt the fat beneath the skin and shrink the fat cells in the scarpa’s fascia layer. The fat dissolves and, as occurs when fat is broken down during typical weight loss, is carried through the bloodstream and excreted.
Cellulite is caused by connective tissue bands that hold down the skin, trapping the fat and thereby causing the “dimpling” effect. The medications used in Mesotherapy destroy the connective tissue bands and melt the trapped fat, creating a smooth, dimple-free appearance.

What is injected?

In Mesotherapy, small doses of different medications are administered in specific areas. All medicines used are FDA-approved for their use. In combination, medicines for Mesotherapy are used for off-line purposes. Treatments are administered weekly, and patients usually begin seeing results by the fourth treatment. After 10 treatments, patients see a significant decrease in size, improved skin tone, and smoothing of cellulite.

Many patients develop unevenness, divots, or lumps after undergoing liposuction. These areas can be successfully treated with Mesotherapy. Patients see and feel smoothing of divots and lumps, and the unevenness resolves.


For Cellulite or Spot Weight Reduction:
Mesotherapy is a permanent solution that eliminates dimpling and misshapen fat under the skin. Mesotherapy results are measured in inches. Because fat is melted under the skin, about one pound of fat per week is lost. – Equal to four sticks of butter! The Mesotherapy treatment may be applied to double chin, arms, waist, hips, back, and legs.

Mesotherapy is a painless alternative to liposuction and doesn’t require risky general anesthesia. Fat and cellulite are eliminated from targeted sites. Unlike liposuction, only the fat (not the fat cells) is removed. After ten sessions, patients can lose two to six inches in their saddle bags, hips, thighs, waist, love handles, back fat and chin when medicine is placed in those areas.

Cellulite is an accumulation of fat, fluid, and toxins trapped in a hardened network of connective tissue fibers in the Mesoderm layer. The fat cells inflate, causing a rippling and puckering of the skin, commonly referred to as orange peel skin. Lymphatic and venous circulation is poor in these areas. Mesotherapy
is used to cause an increase in venous and lymphatic flow, as well as the elimination of fat and dimpling in the area. In four weeks, a patient’s skin appears significantly smoother.

Who Can Have Mesotherapy?

Adults between the ages of 18 – 75 and in good health, with a BMI of 26 or less, are candidates for Mesotherapy for spot weight reduction, and cellulite reduction. Patients who are pregnant, on blood thinners, are insulin-dependent diabetics, on medication for heart arrhythmias, have severe heart disease or have cancer are not candidates for cosmetic Mesotherapy.

All patients undergoing Mesotherapy will be asked to drink lots of water to help flush the dissolved fat out of the body.

Mesotherapy vs. Liposuction

Many patients develop unevenness, divots, or lumps after undergoing liposuction. These areas can be successfully treated with Mesotherapy. The scar tissue that forms under the skin after liposuction is directly targeted and dissolved. Patients see and feel smoothing of divots and lumps, and unevenness resolves.

Mesotherapy pricing: $299 per treatment per area or buy 6 at $250 each.


Surgical procedure

Removes fat cells

Can not used where there is cellulite

Down Time 12 weeks

Wear restrictive garments afterwards for weeks

Weight gain back in abnormal areas

Significant bruising and pain

Causes divots and scarring

Takes up to 3 months to see results

Causes loose and weak skin


Non-invasive procedure

Removes fat from fat cells

Used where there is cellulite

No down time

Wear Loose clothing after treatment

Weight gain back in areas it was lost

Minimal bruising and pain

Reduces divots and scarring

Results seen in weeks

Tightens and strengthens skin

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