What is mesotherapy?
Mesotherapy is a treatment typical of alternative medicine that is used to combat cellulite and accumulated fat deposits in specific areas of the body. It consists of performing a series of microinfiltrations around the area where the accumulated fat is, with the help of a small special needle for this treatment. It is done in the first layer of the dermis, just below the epidermis, which must have been previously cleaned and disinfected with alcohol. With this needle, various substances are injected that make it possible to mobilize and dissolve said fat, so that the body subsequently eliminates them through urine. Thus, a progressive decrease in the volume of that specific area is achieved, since the homeopathic or conventional medicine products used in the injections act directly on the adipose tissue, making it possible to release excess fat and other toxins from the body. However, mesotherapy is not a method of weight loss. Although it promotes weight loss as a result of the elimination of fat, mesotherapy is a complementary treatment to diet and physical exercise, and it acts specifically on that localized fat or cellulite that cannot be eliminated through other methods, as well as other conditions and problems more related to the aesthetic field, such as skin wrinkles, scars, acne, stretch marks or hair loss. It can also be effective in health problems such as vascular diseases or vascular ulcers on the legs.
Mesotherapy is also credited with the ability to relieve pain, whether acute or chronic. So much so that certain doctors and specialists in the field of sports medicine use this technique to calm the pain caused by injuries caused by the practice of a sport or exercise, although it does not influence their healing. The parts of the body that tend to accumulate localized fat the most, and which are therefore most treated with the mesotherapy technique, are the abdomen, thighs, buttocks and double chin, but also in other areas such as the ankles and arms . To enhance the effect of the treatment, what is known as cocktails can be used, which constitute a synthesis of various plant compounds with lipid-reducing, firming and molding characteristics.
sessions do not suppose that the results appear immediately (as would happen, for example, with surgical treatments such as liposuction), but rather require continuity over time to be more effective and the results begin to be noticed. While the treatment is being carried out, it is necessary to follow a diet that is adapted to the caloric needs of each person, because if the consumption of fatty products is increased compared to the usual consumption, the technique will not help.
It is also very important to try to drink plenty of water so that the elimination of that fat and toxins is done easily and effectively. It is also recommended to do any type of physical exercise during the days that you undergo mesotherapy sessions, so that the accumulated fats in the body are mobilized more easily. After the injections, it may also be appropriate to give a draining massage, in order to mobilize the fat and make it dissolve more quickly. Advantages One of its main advantages is that it is not an invasive procedure, that is, it does not require any cut or incision, so the risks are lower than in other different fat removal treatments.
In addition, there is no need to apply anesthesia, and recovery times are shorter. The sessions are short and practically painless, and as it is a regional therapy, it is applied only in the specific place where it is desired; It can be done on all parts of the body except the breasts. Drawbacks Despite the advantages that mesotherapy implies, its follow-up can also entail a series of disadvantages, such as the fact that its results are not guaranteed in all cases, and there is no certainty that the professionals who practice it have the skills. and the necessary training, as there is no specific qualification required. So much so that in some cases infections and other complications have occurred.