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A brief history of Mesotherapy
Pioneered by Dr. Michael Pistor in 1952, Mesotherapy was first recognized as a medical specialty in 1986 by the French Society of Medicine. Though Mesotherapy is practiced worldwide to treat more than 100 medical conditions, it wasn’t until 1999 that Dr. Lionel Bissoon introduced the specialty to the U.S.
Mesotherapy is unique because the medications used for specific conditions are injected into the skin, preventing any number of side effects associated with oral dosing. It can also treat conditions where medications cannot be taken orally or topically.
How does Mesotherapy work?
Medications are injected with a 4-mm or 6-mm needle, usually about an inch apart. (Dr. Pistor referred to Mesotherapy as placing “medicinal bullets” where they are needed.) Each Mesotherapy injection delivers 0.02 cc of medication per injection – approximately one drop.
Use of Mesotherapy in the U.S.
In the US, Mesotherapy is mainly used to achieve cosmetic benefits such as reducing or removing cellulite, losing weight, sculpting the body and rejuvenating the skin. Dr. Bissoon’s original goal for training as a Mesotherapist in Paris was to find a cure for cellulite.
Mesotherapy safety and complications
As a medical specialty, Mesotherapy has an incredible safety record spanning more than 50 years. The most common (and temporary) complications are:
Black and blue marks (bruising)
Mild discomfort at the time of injection
Allergic reactions to certain medications
Skin infection (fewer than 50 cases ever reported)
After more than 50 years of Mesotherapy, NO long-term debilitating side effects have been reported.
Mesotherapy is safe and effective in the treatment of cellulite, weight loss, body sculpting and skin rejuvenation. The results speak for themselves.