Mesotherapy refers to the application (infusion) of specific substances inside the skin, intracutaneously, for the treatment of various skin problems.
Mesotherapy may be a good weapon either for preventing wrinkles in younger ages or fighting existing wrinkles in older women. In recent years, mesotherapy has become particularly popular in the field of Cosmetic Medicine, where it is used against cellulite, for face rejuvenation, saggy skin firming, scars, hair loss etc., with exceptional results. In Athens-Beverly Hills Plastic Surgery we apply two types of mesotherapy, the Autologous and Heterologous.
Heterologous face mesotherapy
We may select between the substances and materials that are inserted in the skin, depending on the problem we want to treat based on the personalised need of every face. Some of these substances are: Hyaluronic acid, vitamins A, C, E, Retinoic acid, Idebenone (one of the most powerful antioxidants), DMAE, amino acids, augmentation agents and many more. Intense improvement of the skin’s texture, wrinkle smoothing, given that the skin itself launches the healing process. The skin’s firmness increases as well as endogenous skin hydration, giving glow, firmness and a youthful look, since the particular treatment activates cell regeneration and multiplication of fibroblasts and therefore collagen production. Apart from the face, fillers may be used on the neck, neckline, the back of the hands, the abdomen, the thighs for cellulite in combination with fat-burning agents.
Autologous Mesotherapy – Tissue rejuvenation
Autologous mesotherapy uses the patient’s own plasma – including platelets and white blood cells – aiming at releasing the augmentation agents. The procedure begins with the application of a local anaesthetic cream (emla). The doctor performs the blood sampling and places the syringe with the blood in the centrifugal machine for plasma separation. He then enhances the plasma with specially processed nucleotides and infuses the mixture in the targeted area with a thin needle. The procedure is painless and lives no marks. 2 -4 sessions per year are usually recommended for best results. Results: Intense improvement of the skin’s texture and wrinkle smoothing, given that the skin itself launches the healing process. The skin’s firmness increases as well as endogenous skin hydration, giving glow, firmness and a youthful look, since the particular treatment activates cell regeneration and multiplication of fibroblasts and therefore collagen production.
Body mesotherapy – Fat burning
Cellulite is the pilling of fat cells in specific areas of the body (buttocks, thighs, knees etc) combined with adipose infiltration and fibrosis that result in the development of the “orange peel” syndrome. Cellulite creation is affected by genetic, organic, hormonal and vascular factors, that are aggravated due to sedentary lifestyle, anxiety and unhealthy diet habits. One of the most recent alternatives to dealing with stubborn fat is fat burning with infusion of mild pharmaceutical substances and enzymes in the problematic areas. These chemical substances dissolve fat which is then removed from the body through urine. The application protocol is based on the micro-infusion of a vegetable-based substance (soya lecithin) called phosphatidylcholine. Along with phosphatidylcholine, other drugs used are mainly vegetable-based (herb extracts that increase lipolysis and facilitate the release of fat cells) that allow firming and resurfacing of the problematic skin when applied in combination with pharmaceutical substances (caffeine, procaine, pentoxifylline, hyalouronidase, phosphatidylcholine etc) that have lipolysis, vascocontraction, firming and oedema preventing properties which improve microcirculation and fat cells degradation. Treatment is usually applied every 15 to 20 days, depending on the problem and the number of sessions is usually 6-8. After treatment, the erythema and mild oedema that develop in the targeted area subsides in 24 hours. The results are visible from the first treatment.
Mesotherapy can be used for cellulite treatment, body fat reduction, body reshaping and weight loss, face rejuvenation, wrinkle reduction and black circles removal from underneath the eyes.
Cellulite affects 80-90 % of women, regardless of their body weight or age. The orange peel syndrome on the skin usually appears on buttocks, thighs, legs and waist as a result of cell membranes pushing parts of the skin and entrapping fat while other sections are swollen creating a non-aesthetic result. The composition of the substance used in the non-injection form of mesotherapy is based on the extent of cellulite.
Mesotherapy removes fat from fat cells but does not destroy them. Thus, the skin may return to its previous condition. If your weight increases after the treatment is completed, fat will develop again in the treated area. The failure rate in mesotherapy is generally low (8 %). In combination with mesotherapy, diet and exercise will bring better long-term results.