WHAT IS BODY MESOTHERAPY?
Body mesotherapy is an aesthetic and therapeutic treatment that involves the intradermal administration of medical substances in low doses, through localized microinjections. The combination of substances administered depends on the case and the area of the body to be treated. The great success of body mesotherapy resides in its triple action – lipolytic, circulatory and draining. Body mesotherapy acts superficially on the skin, subcutaneous tissue, muscle, joints and tendons, being especially used to treat cellulite, fat, and body volume.
Body mesotherapy consists in the administration of a combination of medical substances by minimum depth (4 – 6mm) microinjections, so that the product is placed in the intradermal layer of the skin, thus allowing the metabolism to accelerate and microcirculation to improve, consequently eliminating fat, reducing body volume and improving skin texture.
FOR WHOM IS
BODY MESOTHERAPY INDICATED?
Aesthetically, body mesotherapy is may aid people with the following objectives:
- Improving cellulite and “orange peel” skin;
- Eliminating localized fat;
- Losing some body volume;
- Tightening and moisturizing the skin;
- Improving the general skin appearance.
Body mesotherapy is a fast and minimally invasive treatment, with no recovery time.
The technique involves:
- Cleaning and disinfecting the skin;
- Applying drugs in small doses through microinjections (at a minimum depth);
Treatment can be carried out at any time of the year in a sequential manner. Usually, between 5 and 10 sessions are required, but this will depend on the initial state of the body and the treatment evolution. Once the treatment is finished, the results of mesotherapy last, on average, about 6 months. Maintenance sessions are recommended to prolong the result.
THE EFFECT OF BODY MESOTHERAPY
ON CELLULITE AND LOCALIZED FAT
Advancing age, a careless diet, physical inactivity and other factors, contribute to the accumulation of fat and the surge of the so-called “orange peel skin”.
The success of body mesotherapy resides in its triple action – lipolytic, circulatory and draining. The administration of intradermal substances will stimulate and accelerate the metabolism, improving the microcirculation, which will contribute to localized fat elimination, volume reduction and improved skin texture.
Mesotherapy has the great advantage of reaching body areas where fat is quite hard to eliminate even with a healthy diet and physical exercise.
After the body mesotherapy session, the patient must strictly follow all post-treatment care:
- Applying a repairing cream on the body area that was treated, after each session;
- Avoiding direct sun exposure for 3 days;
- Not practicing sports in the 24 hours following each treatment.
There are no restrictions regarding going back to the normal routines, always taking into account the recommendations given in the medical appointment.
The results start to become visible soon after the 3rd session, as this is a treatment with a quick and prolonged effect. The patient has an active role in the success of the treatment, as well as in maintaining the results. It is extremely important to keep a healthy diet and exercise regularly.
BODY MESOTHERAPY STEP-BY-STEP
The area to be treated is carefully cleansed.
The drug is administered intradermally through microinjections.
A gentle draining massage is performed.
The skin is hydrated and a moisturizing and regenerating solution is applied.
BENEFITS OF BODY MESOTHERAPY
Body mesotherapy is based on a protocol of 5/10 sessions, but the results start to be visible as soon as the 3rd session.
It is a non-invasive treatment, with no need for surgery, anesthesia or recovery time. You can return to work right after treatment.
With only 5 to 10 sessions, Mesotherapy has the following benefits:
- It reduces body volume;
- It improves the appearance of cellulite (“orange house skin”);
- It tightens the skin;
- It improves skin texture, making it smoother;
- It eliminates accumulated toxins;
- It improves fluid retention;
Patients undergoing body mesotherapy report that the treatment result has a positive impact on their day to day life and self-esteem.
Additionally, body mesotherapy is frequently the starting point for a healthier lifestyle. The treatment results trigger the motivation for a healthier diet and regular exercise.
IS BODY MESOTHERAPY A SAFE TREATMENT?
Body mesotherapy is a minimally invasive treatment with a very low rate of complications. However, for the treatment to be carried out safely, you must choose an accredited clinic and a professional with experience in performing body mesotherapy.
HOW MUCH DOES BODY MESOTHERAPY COST IN LISBON?
The price of the treatment will depend on the areas you want to treat, the initial condition of the skin and the number of sessions required. After evaluation during your medical appointment, a treatment plan will be presented with the number of sessions required and the corresponding price.
WHAT AREAS OF THE BODY CAN BE TREATED WITH MESOTHERAPY?
Mesotherapy is particularly used for body rejuvenation, volume reduction, and cellulite treatment. The most common areas where the treatment is performed are the abdomen, the flanks, the inner and outer thighs and the upper part of the knees.
HOW MANY SESSIONS DO I NEED TO SEE THE TREATMENT EFFECTS?
Body mesotherapy should be performed sequentially, respecting the predefined number of sessions and the time between them. Body mesotherapy is usually based on a protocol of 5 to 10 sessions, but it can vary according to the initial skin state, desired results and evolution. Usually, after 3 treatment sessions the result starts to be visible.
HOW LONG DOES THE RESULT LAST?
On average, body mesotherapy results last 5 to 6 months. In order to maintain these results, you should perform maintenance sessions, follow a balanced diet and exercise.
IS BODY MESOTHERAPY PAINFUL?
Despite involving microinjections, body mesotherapy is not a painful treatment. You may feel only minimal and brief discomfort.
FROM WHAT AGE CAN I PERFORM A BODY MESOTHERAPY?
There is no minimum or specific age to perform body mesotherapy. Usually, it is performed when the skin begins to show symptoms of fluid retention, cellulite, localized fat, decreased tone, etc.
IS BODY MESOTHERAPY INDICATED FOR MEN AS WELL?
Body mesotherapy can be performed by both men and women. Men are increasingly seeking for minimally invasive, fast and effective treatments to improve some aspects of their body.
DOES MESOTHERAPY HAVE SIDE EFFECTS?
Body mesotherapy is usually well tolerated. However, small marks, redness, or light bruising may appear after treatment on the most sensitive areas of the body. These effects are temporary and fade after a few days.
WHAT ARE THE CONTRAINDICATIONS OF BODY MESOTHERAPY?
Treatment is not recommended for pregnant or breastfeeding women and in patients with skin hypersensitivity or allergy to the components used. Specific health conditions must be assessed by the mesotherapy specialist.