How does Mesotherapy work to reduce Cellulite?

Cellulite affects the majority of post-pubescent women, so you are not alone! Being overweight does not cause the formation of cellulite, as many believe. Connective tissue present in the skin sometimes harden, holding down the skin and trapping the fat. This causes the dimpling appearance that characterizes the cellulite that appears on the hips, buttocks, and legs. The medications used in Mesotherapy injections release the connective tissue bands and melt the trapped fat, resulting in a smoother appearance, free of unattractive dimples.

Who is an appropriate candidate for Mesotherapy treatments?

Ideal candidates for Mesotherapy are healthy adults from 18 to 75 years of age. Patients with any of the following conditions are not candidates for Mesotherapy:

  • Pregnancy
  • Taking blood thinners
  • Insulin-dependent diabetics
  • A history of a stroke or blood clots
  • Taking medication for heart arrhythmias
  • Severe heart disease
  • Cancer

Your medical history will be fully discussed during your pretreatment consultation. Please make sure Dr. Ahmed is made aware of ANY medications you are taking.

How long does a treatment session take?

The actual injections usually take no more than 15-20 minutes, depending on the size of the area being treated. However, Dr. Ahmed does not like to rush the process, preferring to make sure all questions have been answered, the treatment area is properly marked, and the patient is comfortable and relaxed. After the initial consultation, most patients can expect to spend approximately one hour from start to finish.

How many treatment sessions are required?

Many Mesotherapists use low-strength or homeopathic doses of medications in their injections, given 1 week apart over a period of 10-15 weeks. Dr. Ahmed believes that higher concentrations of medications bring about faster results at a much lower cost. He prefers to “super-size” the strength of the formula and space treatments 3-4 weeks apart. Dr. Ahmed finds that by using this method, only 3-4 treatments are required instead of 10-15. This results in a substantial savings, not only financially, but in time and discomfort, as well.

What is considered an “area” for treatment purposes?

Both sides of the body are considered together to form one area. For example:

  • The outside of the thigh, both legs
  • The inside of the thigh, both legs
  • The abdomen below the navel, both sides
  • The abdomen above the navel, both sides
  • Love handles, both sides
  • The back (bra bulge), both sides
  • Backs of the upper arms, both sides
  • Jowls, both sides of face
  • Under chin, both sides
  • Eye fat pads, both eyes

What types of side effects can be expected after a treatment?

While some people experience side effects to a lesser degree than others, most people can expect the following:

  • Redness
  • Swelling
  • Itching
  • Bruising
  • General discomfort

A rare side effect of Mesotherapy is the formation of nodules. A small, pea-like hardening may appear under the skin. Usually only noticeable by touch, these formations are not serious and will dissolve by themselves, disappearing after a few weeks, or at most, months.