Every cosmetic treatment is unique and every individual has an own perception of beauty. A consultation with a certified doctor at Ottawa Vein and Cosmetic Medical Clinic will help clarify which treatment is best for you. As with any cosmetic treatment, your medical history including information about any medications and allergies will be reviewed. Then, the area that requires the treatment will be examined carefully to develop the best treatment approach for you.
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Mesotherapy is a non-surgical cosmetic medicine treatment aimed at diminishing problem areas in your body such as spot weight reduction, cellulite, body contouring (Mesosculpting), and face/neck rejuvenation (Mesolifting – Mesoglow). Mesotherapy is administered via multiple shallow injections of pharmaceutical and homeopathic medications, plant extracts, vitamins, and other ingredients in small doses to the specific areas.
The combination of vitamins, herbal products and medication that is injected is tailored specifically for each patient to optimize results. Many factors are taken into consideration to determine the most effective combination. Mesotherapy delivers all those substances directly into your skin to nourish and rejuvenate, promote the production of elastin and collagen.
Mesotherapy was first invented in 1952 in France, by Dr. Michel Pistor as a way to deliver medication exactly to the site where it is most needed. It has been shown to be effective in more than 120 conditions (i.e. cellulite, fat reduction, face and neck rejuvenation, stretch marks, wrinkles, alopecia, in pain management, sports medicine, sports injuries, just to name the few).
Today Mesotherapy is used in the rapidly growing field of cosmetic body sculpting to reduce or eliminate small areas of fat or cellulite, to rejuvenate skin, to tone and tighten sagging skin on the neck, arms, hands, abdomen, and legs.
All medicines used are FDA-approved for their use. In combination, medicines for Mesotherapy are used for off-label purposes.
Mesotherapy can be used as a supplement to many anti-aging regimens, including laser resurfacing, Botox®, peels, topical creams and facelifts.
After treatment, patients commonly describe their skin as looking radiant, rested, firmer and glowing.
What Can be Treated with Mesotherapy?
- Spot weight reduction
- Body contouring (Mesosculpting)
- Face/neck rejuvenation (Mesolifting – Mesoglow)
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Frequently Asked Questions
Generally, most healthy adults 18 to 80 may have Mesotherapy for body sculpting and weight loss, cellulite treatment, and face/neck skin rejuvenation.
Please make sure you mention to your doctor if you have any of the following conditions:
- you are pregnant,
- you are an insulin dependent diabetic,
- you have coronary artery heart disease or heart dysfunction,
- you have arrhythmias,
- you have a history of blood clots or strokes,
- you are taking blood thinners,
- you have cancer,
- if you have HIV/AIDS,
- you are immune-compromised and/or are an organ transplant recipient.
Each session can take about 45- 60 minutes and involves the injection of formulas in specific patterns (different types of treatment require different injection techniques).
- Burning that can last 15-20 minutes.
- Minor swelling that can last 1-5 days (this can vary in some patients).
- Minor soreness that can last from a few minutes to as much as two days.
- Bruising is common, fades within one to two weeks
- A slight risk of infection
- Potential but rare side effects can include flushing, vagal response, allergies & nausea.
All patients are allergy tested 24 hours prior to treatment. Please note: allergies to the medications are quite rare.
There is no downtime or recovery time for this procedure. The patient can return to regular activities immediately.
Hot showers should be avoided for 8 hours after the treatment. If treatments were performed on the face, patients are advised not to wear makeup for at least 4 hours.
Patients should eat a high-protein meal, and avoid caffeine or other stimulants prior to the treatment.
You may feel a burning sensation or slight pinching when the injections are administered. For those who have discomfort a topical anesthetic that makes treatment virtually painless, can be applied approximately 30-45 minutes prior to the procedure.
Visual results vary depending on the condition being treated, the area being treated, the extent of the problem and patient body type. On average, patients receiving treatment for larger areas with cellulite and fat notice a visible improvement in three to four sessions but for certain conditions, like eye fat pads, patients see results after the first session.
The number of treatments could vary from 4-10 depending on the problem being treated, the desired results, the size of the area being treated, and the extent of the problem. Once you are evaluated, Dr. Bosiljcic-Stojanovic will schedule weekly or bi-monthly treatment sessions.
Mesotherapy for the treatment of cellulite or targeted body sculpting and spot fat reduction, including weight loss are effective treatments and will last, especially when combined with exercise (with cardio and light resistance training) and proper nutrition (emphasis on lean protein and low GI carbohydrates).
We recommend regular, “touch up” treatments every 6 – 12 months.