Mesotherapy was developed in France in 1952 by Dr. Michel Pistor. Although the therapy is relatively new in the United States and the Philippines, it is said that there are more than 15,000 mesotherapy practitioners in France. It has been popular with the European rich and famous for some time now.
Mesotherapy is a noninvasive procedure that involves injecting a variety of medications, vitamins, anti-oxidants, plant extracts, and other substances which are absorbed by the mesodermal, or middle layer. This is the layer of fat and connective tissue under the skin. These formulas have been known to be helpful for spot weight reduction and cellulite reduction, stimulating the fat cells to shed fat. For the right candidate, mesotherapy can be considered as an alternative to tumescent liposuction, the safest form of liposuction.
Mesotherapy is supposed to work by breaking up the connective tissue fibers that trap fat cells and result in cellulite. It is supposed to improve circulation and lymphatic and venous drainage. Each treatment takes a few minutes and after the treatment, patients can return to normal activities. The treatments are repeated depending on how much cellulite the patient has. Men and women who have a healthy lifestyle but have stubborn areas of body fat or cellulite are the best candidates for mesotherapy.