19 April 2011

Mesotherapy: cellulite solution?

Considering mesotherapy to get rid of the unsightly dimples on your bottom? Before you book a treatment, read this first.

A number of readers have been asking where they can get mesotherapy treatment to either lose weight and/or reduce cellulite.

What does mesotherapy entail?
According to mesotherapy websites overseas and in SA, this technique was developed in Europe to treat local medical and cosmetic conditions, such as arthritis and pain. The process involves injection of a number of different compounds under the skin into the mesoderm.

  • sexual differences in skin 'architecture' or build-up
  • changes in the connective tissue
  • changes in the vasculature
  • inflammatory factors

  • Systemic lupus erythematosus
  • Soft-tissue infections due to non-tuberculous mycobacteria (pathogens)
  • Abdominal haematoma (bleeding under the skin of the abdomen)
  • Subcutaneous nodules with fat necrosis (formation of nodules under the skin)
  • Pigmentation changes

  • Only allow specially trained physicians to administer these injections
  • Avoid treatment by lay persons who are not medically qualified
  • Determine if the product that is to be injected has been approved for use in humans by the Medical Control Council of SA


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