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Siddharth Ray
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What is Mesotherapy...?? and which institutions provide this therapy in India...?

Posted On : 4/12/2009 12:49:28 AM

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Priyadarshini Misra [Guru]
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Mesotherapy originated in France in the 1950s and has now spread around the India. It is the practice of injecting small amounts of medications and vitamins into the skin to bring their healing properties to the treated areas. Mesotherapy is used in this country primarily for reducing cellulite and fat in unwanted areas as well as for skin rejuvenation. People from all age groups can have this procedure done. Mesotherapy can be done easily in the office. The desired areas of treatment are injected with the medications/vitamins. The procedure will take about 30-60 minutes depending on the areas treated. There is minimal bruising and swelling and the patient can return to his/her daily activities immediately after the procedure. Most people will require from 6-10 sessions to achieve results. These cellulite treatments are spaced 1-2 weeks apart. Dieting and exercise will definitely help to maintain one s results over the long term. Mesotherapy is by far the most effective cellulite treatment. Cellulite is a skin condition seen commonly in the hips, thighs, and buttocks. The cottage cheese appearance or multiple dimples on the skin occurs in over 90% of post pubescent women. It is not related to being overweight, as some people believe, but rather to genetics. When mesotherapy is performed, the cellulite area develops increased blood and lymphatic flow, decreased fibrosis of the connective tissue, and reduction of the fat deposits. The net result is a smoothing of the skin and reduction of cellulite. Because of mesotherapy s ability to reduce fat deposits, it is a wonderful alternative to liposuction. The mesosculpting technique uses mesotherapy to reduce spot areas of fat accumulation. For patients who do not wish to undergo the risks of liposuction, mesosculpting is the answer.

Posted On : 4/12/2009 11:13:37 PM

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Maniam PS [Guru]
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Mesotherapy from Greek mesos, middle , and therapy from Greek therapeia, to treat medically is a non-surgical cosmetic medicine treatment. Mesotherapy employs multiple injections of pharmaceutical and homeopathic medications, plant extracts, vitamins, and other ingredients into the subcutaneous fat. Mesotherapy injections allegedly target adipose fat cells, apparently by inducing lipolysis, rupture and cell death among adipocytes Dr. Michel Pistor 1924-2003 performed clinical research and founded the field of mesotherapy. Multi-national research in intradermal therapy culminated with Pistor s work from 1948 to 1952 in human mesotherapy treatments. The French press coined the term Mesotherapy in 1958. The French Academy of Medicine recognized Mesotherapy as a Specialty of Medicine in 1987. Popular throughout European countries and South America, mesotherapy is practiced by approximately 18,000 physicians worldwide Criticism - Mesotherapy treatments have been performed throughout Europe, South America, and more recently the United States for over fifty years. However, physicians have been concerned about both the efficacy and safety of mesotherapy, arguing that a lack of scientific study makes mesotherapy a fad with potentially dangerous side effects. There is simply no data, no science and no information, to my knowledge, that mesotherapy works, according to Rod Rohrich, M.D., Chairman, Dept. of Plastic Surgery, University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, Dallas. The American Society of Plastic Surgeons issued a position statement not endorsing mesotherapy because to date, there has been no established mechanism of action, demonstrated efficacy, or established safety profile with any of the drugs used in mesotherapy. The FDA cannot control the use of practitioners injecting various mixtures into patient s bodies because this practice falls under the jurisdiction of state medical boards. Dr. Robin Ashinoff, speaking for the American Academy of Dermatology, says A simple injection is giving people false hope. Everybody s looking for a quick fix. But there is no quick fix for fat or fat deposits or for cellulite. The American Society for Dermatologic Surgeryinformed its members in February 2005 that further study is warranted before this technique can be endorsed. Many dermatologists and plastic surgeons are alarmed about the growing profile of mesotherapy. No one says exactly what they put into the syringe , says Naomi Lawrence, a derma-surgeon at the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey. One drug they often use, phosphatidylcholine, is unpredictable and causes extreme inflammation and swelling where injected. It is not a benign drug. USAToday 8/4/2004.

Posted On : 4/13/2009 1:00:56 AM

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Manpreet Bharara
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Mesotherapy is a treatment for the ugly look of cellulite and body fat. It is not a surgical procedure, but rather uses injections of several substances, including vitamins, plant extracts, medications, and more, into the fat under the skin. This is supposed to killing the fat cells, which are then absorbed into the body, creating a more sculptured body. There are many different mesotherapy medications that make up the cocktails that are used in the treatment. There is no current research showing what concoctions are the best to use in the procedure. Doctors know that the procedure kills cells, but what is not certain is whether or not the procedure specifically targets fat cells. The procedure was first researched by Dr. Michel Pistor, in the early 1950s. The name of the procedure was given by the French Press in 1952. Since that time, the procedure has become widely practiced throughout the world, including in Europe and South America. There is some controversy and criticism about mesotherapy in modern medical circles. The main difference between mesotherapy and liposuction is that liposuction is an invasive, surgical procedure where fat is vacuumed out of the body. Mesotherapy is non invasive, and simply uses mesotherapy medication injections to help reduce the amount of fat cells in the body. There are fewer risks and a no recovery time with mesotherapy as compared to liposuction. Finally the mesotherapy cost is much lower than the cost of liposuction, since it is not surgical.

Posted On : 4/13/2009 3:34:46 AM

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Anju Malhotra
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The Mesolift or Mesoglow is not an alternative to a surgical facelift but it can do amazing things to rejuvenate dry, tired and sun-damaged skin. Those factors that contribute to an old, haggard face deep with wrinkles are exactly was mesotherapy in the form of the MesoLift or Mesoglow is effective against. The Mesolift is a series of micro-injections that can revitalize the skin, remove fatty deposits from the neck area and tighten loose skin in the face and neck area. A natural looking and non-surgical facial rejuvenation. Vitamins, minerals, amino acids, anti-oxidants which promote cellular hydration which in turn begins the rejuvenation process of rebuilding collagen. Facial mesotherapy is NOT collagen injections, but the necessary ingredients our body s need to produce our own collagen which is a spontaneous process Different Mesotherapists use different solutions based on the needs of their patients. Ask your mesotherapy physician what they typically use for facial mesotherapy and in particular what is being used in your case. Typically most mesotherapy providers begin the facial mesotherapy process with two treatments scheduled one to four weeks apart and then re-evaluate how many treatments are needed. Many mesotherapists like to give six treatments to maximize collagen production and hydration. The number of treatments needed are based on the individual case and the combined goals of the patient and physician. Maintanince treatments are usually schedule every 4-6 months. All medical procedures carry risks but In the hands of a trained, qualified health care professional it is very safe procedure.

Posted On : 4/15/2009 10:30:22 PM

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Kiran Kabiraj
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Mesotherapy for fat reduction and cellulite reduction, is a technique to deliver medications and homeopathic substances, such as vitamins, minerals, amino acids and enzymes to a specific area of the body. This is done by painless micro-injections into the layer just beneath the skin, called the mesoderm. Using a very fine needle, the specific formula selected to treat the individual patient s condition, is injected painlessly into the mesoderm a tissue layer under the skin . The needle penetrates the treated area at only a very small depth. The treatment is performed manually or through a mechanical delivery system called a Meso Gun. The needle sticks are not felt because the needle is so fine and the skin is pinched by the physician during the injection. The number of injections and the strength of each treatment is determined on an individual basis. Generally, patients require one treatment every 10 to 14 days, depending on the location and size of the area being treated. The injections are spaced at small distances, about one injection every square inch, and in small dozes per injection site. Sometimes a technique called multi-pricking is used, where a number of quick, very superficial, injections are done at specific areas. Multi-pricking is performed by hand or by meso-gun. Cellulite affects over 90% of all post-pubescent women, regardless of their weight or age Cellulite is the bumpy, unsightly skin and tissue commonly found on upper thighs and lower buttocks. The medical name for cellulite is: Dermatomyoliposclerosis DMLS . The lumpy and dimpled appearance that usually appears, is the result of connective tissue bands septae that holds down areas of the skin, trapping the fat, while other areas bulge outwards and hereby create the undesirable cottage-cheese appearance. Cellulite is a four-stage process, with slow progression over a lifetime. The initial change is a deterioration of the dermal vasculature and particularly the loss of capillary networks. This is due to fat cells clumping together and decreasing venous return, or simply put: poor blood circulation. The Mesotherapy formula is based on the grade and stage of cellulite for the individual patient and the customized blend of medications interact with the fat cells in the following ways: 1. Dissolving excess of fat deposit 2. Improving blood flow to the area 3. Removing fibrotic, hardened connective tissue 4. Improving lymphatic drainage The result is a reduction of the orange peel appearance and in loss of fat in the treated areas. Because cellulite is a permanent condition it requires more treatments than fat reduction by itself, usually 10 to 15 treatments or more if the condition is severe.

Posted On : 4/15/2009 10:49:00 PM

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Ragamala Chakraborty
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Mesotherapy for skin rejuvenation is a safe, natural approach to treatment of sun damaged or aging skin on the face and neck. Between sun damage and progressive collagen loss, the skin loses it plumpness and resiliency. The use of Mesotherapy for this use is also known as MesoLift or MesoGlow The MesoGlow treatment infuses the dermis layer under the skin with anti-oxidants, vitamins, minerals and aminoacids to nourish and rejuvenate. This will promote production of collagen and elastin and will stimulate the metabolism. People who have had MesoGlow often describe their skin as firm, radiant, youthful and glowing . The MesoGlow is usually performed in an initial series of 2 to 4 treatments, spaced out one or two weeks apart. The results are maintained by touch-up treatments once or twice a year. MesoGlow treatment is an excellent compliment to other skin treatments such as IPL PhotoFacial, PhotoRejuvenation or Botox . In addition to daily sunscreen, a balanced diet, exercise, plenty of water and no smoking, MesoGlow is another anti-aging technique to help maintain a healthy glowing skin and protect it from the environmental contributors to aging skin. Mesotherapy for Lower Eyelid Fat , or Eye Fat Pads has proven successful for reduction of the fat or puffy area found under the eye and causing a constant tired look. The specialized needle is extremely fine and the skin fat is often pinched between the doctor s fingers during the injection. There may be a slight burning sensation, which will quickly go away. If you are very sensitive we can pre-treat the area with topical anesthetic cream, which makes the treatment virtually painless. All adults between the ages 18 to 75 and who are in good health can be candidates for cosmetic Mesotherapy, such as Mesotherapy for localized fat spot reduction, cellulite reduction and facial rejuvenation.

Posted On : 4/15/2009 11:24:08 PM

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Ratri Basak
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Friends, I want to know.. Is Lipodissolve and Lipostabil the same as Mesotherapy?

Posted On : 4/15/2009 11:25:03 PM

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Roop Chatterjee
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Mesotherapy is the injection of vitamins and homeopathic medications into the mesoderm layer under the skin using a short 4 or 6 mm. meso needle. Lipodissolve Lipostabil uses a longer 13 mm. meso needle to inject phosphatidylcholine into the corporeal fat layer. Mesotherapy can be used in combination with Lipodissolve therapy in some cases with excellent results. Phosphatidylcholine PPC is the main component of soy lecithin. One significant quaity of lecithin is its ability to break down fat. PPC is medically proven to reduce cholesterol, increase metabolism and enhance liver functons. PPC has been used by physicians for the past few years as a safe alternative for localized fat and cellulite reduction.

Posted On : 4/15/2009 11:25:53 PM

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