Also known as Aesthetic Mesotherapy, Lipodissolve, Lipolysis, Meso-Fat, Mesoglow, and Meso-Boost.
What history does Dr. Tcheupdjian have with mesotherapy?
In the mid 1970’s Dr. Leon Forrester Tcheupdjian, M.D. met and was trained by Dr. Michel Pistor of Bordeaux France, the father and inventor of modern mesotherapy. Dr. Tcheupdjian is probably one of the first practicing physicians alive to perform mesotherapy in the USA as a result of this training.
What does mesotherapy aim to do?
The injected solutions work to stimulate the fibroblast in the connective tissue of the skin, which in turn synthesizes and plays an important role in the production of the collagen and proteoglycans of the extracellular matrix. This process improves the strength, stability, and the quality of the skin.
Where can mesotherapy be used?
The injection cocktail is injected painlessly with very tiny needle into the skin of the face and/or body and scalp. The treatment is only localized to the injected site, since it is not absorbed systemically as in case of swallowing a pill. In other words, the injected material is not circulated to the entire body.
What does a mesotherapy injection consist of?
This depends on the purpose of the treatment. For general improvement of the face for instance we may use any or all of the following substances:
- Platelet rich plasma (PRP, which is extracted only from the patient’s own blood)
- Nano-fat, fat extracted from you, filtered and reinjected back to you (from you to you)
- Specific meso-cocktail of various proven and approved ingredients
- Each treatment site and purpose or modality has its own specific meso protocol of specific active ingredients of vitamins, minerals, enzymes, antioxidants, amino acids, plant extracts, anesthetics or medications. The composition of the injected protocol varies and it will be explained to the patient at time of treatment.
What Can Mesotherapy be used for?
- Eliminate of unwanted, localized fat (ie dissolution of fat in the tummy)
- Anti-cellulite treatment
- Hair loss, alopecia
- Skin tightening in some cases
- Improvement of face and neck definition (“Mesolift”)
- Mesoglow: enhance the general appearance of the skin of the face and neck
- Improve the quality of the skin and wrinkles of décolletage and chest
What are the Key benefits?
Mesotherapy is a safe, discreet, in-office procedure with no downtime. Single or multiple sessions of minimally invasive tiny injections into the skin of the face and/or body and scalp enhance the cellular function, strength and quality of the injected site. The goal is to beautify, to boost the glow of the face and body. Treatment of the scalp improves circulation, combats hair loss and improves overall hair health.
Frequently Asked Questions
Is mesotherapy a liposuction replacement?
No, mesotherapy aimed at fat reduction, known as “Lipodissolve” in the industry, is a non-surgical alternative treatment to liposuction, but it should by no means be considered a liposuction replacement. Liposuction, performed only in the hands of a liposuction expert, is a definite and superior treatment in every way to mesotherapy.
What is the mesotherapy procedure time?
Usually about 15-30 minutes depending on the area being treated and what substances are included in the injection solution.
How soon can results be noticed?
Normally optimal results are seen in the two weeks following treatment, since the vitamins and minerals included in the injection need time to go to work.
How many sessions of mesotherapy are required for optimal results?
Single or multiple, one or two weeks apart. Proper treatment protocols vary from four to ten treatments, depending on several factors including treatment site, treatment goals and other treatment variables.
What is the downtime?
None, patients can go back to work or normal physical activity immediately.
Are there any side effects?
In our decades of experience we have noticed only minimal and temporary swelling, bruising and rarely flushing. There have been no allergic or systemic adverse reactions.
Who does the treatment?
All mesotherapy treatments are administered by our experienced physicians or trained RNs under our physician’s supervision.
Is it painful?
No, since the injection contains a tiny amount of lidocaine, a short acting gentle local anesthetic. But most patients experience a temporary mild discomfort at the site of the injection during the treatments. Rarely does this discomfort persist following treatment. There is no downtime.
Who does not qualify?
Any patient who is pregnant or breastfeeding, those taking large doses of aspirin or on blood thinners, anyone who is HIV positive or has AIDS, anyone who has hepatitis, anyone who is an organ transplant recipient or anyone who recently experienced a heart attack.
How long does it last or stay?
Results vary individually, but they can also be injection technique dependant. This is why it’s important to choose a physician who has vast experience with mesotherapy injections.
What other procedures can be done at the same time as mesotherapy?
Concomitant skin treatments like chemical peels, botox, fillers or fractional lasers are all possibilities.
What does mesotherapy cost?
About $250 to $900 per session, again depending on the treatment site.