Cellulite, common in women, is a complex problem as the dimpling is in a layer of fat that is resistant to diet and exercise, despite our best efforts. While proper diet, exercise and water intake are vitally important, mesotherapy works well in conjunction with these lifestyle changes, in order to maximize long term results.
Traditionally, at this time of year, those new year's resolutions come nagging at your conscious, especially when you take a good long look in the mirror sans clothing. Food and the body seem to have an unenviable relationship... "cottage cheese", "thighs", "jelly beans", etc. And as dimples may be cute on a smile, not so on the thighs and arms.
There has also been a number of lasers such as VelaSmooth, Accent XL, Regen, Titan, Thermage, SmoothShapes, and many other, that are being used in the treatment of cellulite, and also in the treatment of skin tightening, often times in conjunction with liposuction.
Other powerful anti-aging treatments for the face and body are making other “standard” procedures obsolete. State-of-the-art laser therapies are available to meet an array of skin care concerns with results that ten years ago were unthinkable!
Names like Yag, Erbium, Titan, Thermage, Frexel, may sound strange to the layman, but these tools, in skilled hands, can remove years of damage, brought about by aging or sun exposure. Combination treatments with various lasers, creams, dermal fillers, etc., tend to provide the most dramatic results.
Some of these treatments thicken and stimulate the skin's production of collagen and elastin helping to heal damaged skin and improve its texture. Others, such as Heavy Metal Detoxification and Mesotherapy, help to detoxify the body from heavy metals such as mercury, cadmium, lead, and many others toxins, allowing the metabolic processes of the body to function in a more physiologic and normal manner. As we can see, anti-aging therapies are not just for the face of course; many of these treatments can be applied to other parts of the body with similar results.
During the past few years, a whole new area of Aesthetics and Anti-Aging Medicine, has made enormous strides in combining many of these treatments, including surgical procedures that may be considered minimally invasive, to create a very comprehensive package for facial and body rejuvenation. The results are nothing short of phenomenal!
Cosmetic changes are not the only benefits of this whole Rejuvenation Movement. More and more, people are asking for "internal rejuvenation" programs in the form of detoxification treatments with Heavy Metal Detoxification, including Mesotherapy.
Thanks to French medical innovations in the 1950's, here in the US there is now the promise of a long term solution for excess tummy, arm and thigh jiggle. Even baggy, tired-looking eyes have a chance to shed their fat.
The procedure is called Mesotherapy, which is a breakthrough in body sculpting and fat reduction. It involves the use of small amounts of natural extracts, vitamins, antioxidants and supplements, along with pharmaceutical agents. These are injected just below the skin, promoting the emulsification of fat cells for easier removal from the body, but also increasing the microcirculation of the area.
The DermaWave/BTL No-Needle Mesotherapy System delivers mesotherapy through the skin without needle penetration. This system uses a diode laser to enhance blood flow and microcirculation while increasing cell permeability and mitochondrial consumption of lipids. An active topical gel is then massaged into the treatment area stimulating local metabolism and increasing oxygen supply to the tissues while promoting better lymphatic drainage. The net effect of No-Needle Mesotherapy is simultaneous skin tightening and fat reduction. With no expected down time and only minor discomfort, this minimally invasive, bandage-free contouring procedure is being used to target cellulite, diminish body fat and promote facial skin rejuvenation.
Mesotherapy treatments vary in cost depending on the area being treated. A treatment area is defined as the abdomen, thighs, arms, etc. Smaller areas such as the face and neck are priced accordingly. A full-face mesolift is also available for baggy eyes, double chins, and loose, jowly faces.
Generally, the average patient requires 8-10 treatments. However, thin people with problem areas such as "love handles" or "saddlebags" may require less, where as larger persons may require more.
Bio-Identical Hormone Replacement therapy, Biodetoxification treatments, and in many countries of the world Stem-Cell therapies are being utilized not only to treat a number of diseases, but also to decrease the changes associated with aging and to improve over-all health.
Some of the most striking results, in relation to the cosmetic use of stem-cells, can be seen in patients who have undergone treatments with the FAMI technique. The procedure is basically an autologous (own) fat transfer technique, which gives the patient not only the volume which has been lost with aging, but what makes it so compelling is that the fat is processed to obtain the maximum number of stem cells, and these cells are then re-implanted into the different muscles of the face, or any other part of the body that needs the transfer. Doctor Amar, the inventor of this technique, has been doing it for about nine years. The patients that had the procedure 8 or 9 years ago, look better now than they did before the procedure, with no retouches!
Many of the treatments, or procedures being done today, are just the tip of the iceberg. Every year it seems, new lasers and combinations of treatments and procedures are being developed, providing amazing changes, changing the scope of Aesthetic and Anti-Aging Medicine, and benefiting thousands of people.