Mesotherapy Cellulite Treatment

By: Whidbey Naturopathic  09-12-2011
Keywords: Blood Thinning

Mesotherapy cellulite treatment is a way to remove bothersome cellulite, which can be regarded as a problem even when not overweight. Cellulite appears as puckering, dimpling, and lumpiness and is the deposit of fat beneath the skin within fibrous connective tissue. It tends to develop on the thighs, hips, and buttocks. Cellulite develops when the fat cells are sculpted into “lumps” by the surrounding connective tissue tightening around them, causing individual pockets of fat to bulge and herniate into the skin layers.

The term “cellulite” was coined in 1973, and cellulite is a perfectly normal human variation. However, cellulite affects women more than men because of the differences between the way that fat, muscle, and connective tissue are distributed in men and women’s skin. Female hormones may play a role in contributing to the fat distribution, but cellulite is not treatable by hormone therapy.

Optimal results typically occur after 5-10 treatments. Injections can be given every week up to a maximum of ten treatments per area in six months. The number of injections required depends on the thickness of the fat layer and individual response. The series can be repeated again every six months but this is usually not necessary.

Mild local irritation and redness of the skin for twenty minutes or longer are common side effects. Bruising and tenderness may also occur and usually subside within four days or less. Rare side effects can include allergy, swelling, or infection at the injection site. Only one area is treated on the first visit to assess the patient’s reactivity, and no more than two areas are treated at any one visit.

To be eligible for mesotherapy you must be at least 18 years of age and have a body mass index of 30 or less. In addition, mesotherapy cellulite treatment is not for hemophiliacs, patients on blood thinning medications, insulin-dependent diabetics, those with severe hypertension or cardiac problems, HIV, kidney disease, allergies to injectable substances, a debilitating disease, or those otherwise deemed unsuitable by the treating physician.

Keywords: Blood Thinning

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