Mesotherapy treatment

All Woman


Dear Donovan,

I have been doing some research around the topic of belly fat and have read your various articles on the topic. Are there any adverse side effects to mesotherapy treatment?

It is a fact that many people are constantly looking for new and easy ways to look physically attractive. It is no wonder that the French developed a medical technique called mesotherapy in 1952. This technique is becoming more popular these days.

Mesotherapy was originally used in the treatment of vascular and infectious diseases, sports injuries and to improve circulation. It involves the injection of a small amount of medication into the layer of fat and connective tissue under the skin. The theory is that the small amount of medication will melt away the underlying fat. After this fat is melted, it will be excreted naturally. Mesotherapy has been proposed for spot weight loss; for example, in the belly. However, the content of the mixture to be injected in mesotherapy varies with the specific areas to be treated. The injected substances are usually FDA-approved.

It should be noted that generally, dermatologists and plastic surgeons do not understand the outcome of the mesotherapy treatment. Also, in most cases the substance that is injected is not known, and may vary from one practitioner to the next. Overall, it is not known how effective and safe the mesotherapy injections are. However, in Australia the health department had to investigate a mesotherapy salon after several of its patients developed skin abscesses on their calves, buttocks, thighs, abdomen, face and neck. In addition, one patient also developed a bacterial infection.

Adverse side effects of mesotherapy are usually rare, and there have been no reported fatalities as a result of mesotherapy treatment. The main potential side effect of mesotherapy is the risk of severe skin infection. This usually occurs when the procedure is done in an unhygienic environment. Another potential side effect is a burning sensation. This is usually due to the ingredients working on fat. In addition, other more prevalent side effects of mesotherapy include the appearance of bruises and swelling at the site of the injection.

We will answer your weight-related questions

Are you struggling to lose weight or just need some advice on living a healthier life? Tell us about your health issues and we’ll have nutritionist and wellness coach Donovan Grant answer them for you. Grant has over 12 years’ experience in the fitness industry and is the owner of DG’s Nutrition and Wellness Centre, 39 Lady Musgrave Road. Call him at 876-286-1363. E-mail questions to clarkep@jamaicaobserver.com.

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