is a technique, invented in 1952 by Dr. Michel Pistor,
where medication is injected into the mesoderm, the layer
of fat and connective tissue under the skin. Over the past
50+ years, an excess of 15,000 physicians world-wide have
used Mesotherapy on a daily basis for a variety of purposes,
including overall weight loss, spot weight reduction, cellulite
reduction, hair loss, scar revision and wrinkle elimination.
Mesotherapy is also used to correct unevenness, lumps,
or divots that develop after liposuction.
1987, the French Academy of Medicine recognized Mesotherapy
as an inherent part of traditional medicine. The International
Society of Mesotherapy encompasses 14 countries throughout
Europe and South America. Using a very tiny needle (0.4 to
0.6 cm or the size of an eyelash), the medication is injected
into the mesoderm painlessly. Sometimes the technique of "multi-pricking"
is used, where a number of swift, painless injections are
concentrated in a specific area. Although "multi-pricking"
can be done by hand, we at Mesotherapy Associates offer a
mechanical delivery system that delivers the medicine in a
more accurate fashion with even less discomfort to the patient.
Patients have universally reported that the treatments cause
less pain than a momentary, light pinch.
medications that are used in Mesotherapy melt the fat beneath
the skin and shrink the fat cells in the Scarpa's fascia layer.
The fat dissolves and is excreted by the kidneys and the bowel
without any changes in your bowel habits.
is caused by connective tissue bands that hold down the
skin, trapping the fat and thereby causing the "dimpling" effect.
The medications used in Mesotherapy destroy the connective
tissue bands and melt the trapped fat, creating a smooth,
In Mesotherapy, very small doses of different medications
are administered in specific areas, depending on the condition
being treated. The medicines and plant extracts that we use
at Mesotherapy Associates, P.C. are obtained from local pharmaceutical
companies in the United States . All medicines used are FDA-approved
for their use. In combination, medicines for Mesotherapy
are used for off-line purposes. A recent illustration of
this distinction is Botox. Although Botox is FDA approved
for controlling muscle spasms, the medical community embraced
it for its cosmetic properties of controlling wrinkles. For
many years, plastic surgeons and dermatologists have used
Botox for off-line purposes.
For cellulite, weight loss, and spot weight reduction, the
medications are injected directly to the areas being treated.
Treatments are administered weekly, and patients usually
begin seeing results by the fourth treatment. After 10 treatments,
patients see a significant decrease in size, improved skin
tone, and smoothing of cellulite. Typically patients lose
4 to 10 inches in 10 weeks.
Many patients develop unevenness, divots, or lumps after
undergoing liposuction. These areas can be successfully treated
with Mesotherapy. The scar tissue that forms under the skin
after liposuction is directly targeted and dissolved. Patients
see and feel smoothing of divots and lumps, and the unevenness
The combination of vitamins, herbal products and medication
that is injected is tailored specifically for each patient
to optimize results. Many factors are taken into consideration
to determine the most effective combination:
1. Genetics: A
patient that has had cellulite since adolescence responds
differently than one who has developed cellulite more recently.
of Liposuction: Specific medications
are added for a patient with a previous history of liposuction.
3. Gender: The
selection of herbal medications is determined by the gender
of the patient.
of Fat: The combination of vitamins
is guided by the consistency of the tissue being treated.
Softer fat is treated differently than firm fat.
5. Age: The
age of the patient is taken into consideration in order
to formulate the most effective combination of ingredients.
History: The patient's past medical
history is always thoroughly evaluated.
Dr. Shapiro has been practicing Mesotherapy in the United
States since the spring of 2002. Mesotherapy Associates,
PC is the practice with the most clinical experience. We
have treated over 1000 patients and performed over 10,000
Mesotherapy treatments. A statistical analysis of our patients
revealed an overall success rate of 93%. Our patients with
a previous history of liposuction have a 99% success rate.
Mesotherapy Associates, PC has achieved an unprecedented
95% patient satisfaction. Overall, our patients have lost
over 2300 inches!