Body Sculpting with Mesotherapy
By Pete Hueseman, RPh
brought to you by Bellevue Pharmacy, a ProjectAWARE
Mesotherapy, a cutting edge treatment using micro-injections of
conventional and/or homeopathic medications under the surface of
the skin into the mesoderm, was first pioneered in France in 1952
by Michelle Pistor. Since introduced, it has gained widespread acceptance
outside of the United States, but in the last two years is being
used and accepted here. Currently, mesotherapy is used to treat
a wide variety of conditions including pain, alopecia, bone and
joint disorders, cellulite, and lipodystrophy. Mesotherapy involves
a series of painless injections of nutritional supplements, homeopathic
remedies, and vasoactive agents into the dermis over the area to
be treated. Mesoplasty refers to the implementation of mesotherapy
by a qualified plastic surgeon. Despite its growing popularity,
there is only a small amount of data available on the optimal technique
and treatment regimen.
The majority of use is in Europe and South America. About 60,000
mesotherapy treatments are given in France each year. The principle
of its use is to place a few drops, (1/200th to 1/400th of the traditional
dose of the same medication) the right place, over the targeted
area that equals or exceeds the clinical benefit of larger doses
of systemic medications. It is used fundamentally, in the medical
setting to provide a localized treatment with the benefit of avoiding
systemic effects and interactions.
|Advantages of mesotherapy:
||Disadvantages of mesotherapy:
- Avoids systemic effects
- Avoids drug interactions
- Reduces possibility and/or severity of allergic reactions.
- Quick onset of action
- Greater action potential
- No insurance reimbursement
- Somewhat invasive
- May cause temporary bruising
- Possible local reactions
The clinical successes of this technique, have lured consumers
to put a demand on the medical community in the U. S. to learn this
new field of Aesthetics. It is now very popular for fat and cellulite
reduction, body sculpting and contouring, and skin rejuvenation.
The most common areas treated are the abdomen, hips, thighs, arms,
face, neck, fat pads under the eyes, and sports related injuries.
Some of the sports injuries successfully treated with mesotherapy
include tennis elbow, muscle contractions leading to backache, shin
splints, and muscle bruising.
At the leading edge of therapy for men, ASAM's Abdala Kalil, MD
recently introduced MesoBoostT, a safe and painless mesotherapy
treatment that allows men to instantly boost their penis size and
self esteem without ever undergoing the knife. "Most non-surgical
male enhancement techniques are little more than smoke and mirrors.
With MesoBoost the procedure is simple. I inject the solution around
the patient's groin, which in turn reduces the area's fat pad. Once
the fat pad shrinks, the shaft becomes more visible, thus giving
the penis a significantly elongated appearance resulting in a 1
to 1 ∏ inch gain in length. It's safe, effective and the results
speak for themselves," explains Dr. Kalil.
Common compounds employed for mesotherapy include, but are not
limited to, the following:
Vitamins, Minerals, and Trace Elements
Another area of mesotherapy, biomesotherapy offers an elegant solution
to aesthetic improvements via the catalyzing effects of homotoxicology
products. Homotoxicology is an alternative medicine practice whose
belief is that diseases are due to toxins, generated by the body
trying to heal itself. Homotoxicological products are designed to
help the body eliminate these toxins and include diluted peptides
from plants, venoms, suis organ products, and nosodes.
Magaziner, A., Greenberg, S., Mendez, J.C., Kalil, A., Nov. 2004.
American College for Advancement in Medicine (ACAM), San Diego,
Kalil, A., Fall 2004. American Society of Aesthetic Medicine (ASAM),
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