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Mesotherapy 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, in excess of 15,000 physicians world-wide have used Mesotherapy on a daily basis for a variety of purposes, including weight loss, spot weight reduction, cellulite reduction, scar revision and wrinkle elimination.
In 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.
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 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-label purposes. A recent illustration of this distinction is Botox. Although Botox was 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 used Botox for off-label purposes.
THE IMPROVED TECHNIQUE
The traditional French meso-cocktail was herbal and homeopathic-based and injected into the mesoderm, the layer of fat and connective tissue under the skin. Results were limited and took a long period of time with injections needing to be performed once or twice a week.
Dr. Shieh and RejuvaYou have taken mesotherapy to a new, more aggressive and pharmacological level, increasing the doses, elevating the formulas, and improving the results. Technically, the new treatment is not mesotherapy, therefore we call it LipoDissolve: same philosophy, but a new set of applications that are quicker, more effective and affordable to the consumer. RejuvaYou's formulas are based upon proven and tested protocols adapted from our experience and by trainings from various medical organizations, including the American Society for Aesthetics and Mesotherapy, American Academy of Aesthetic Medicine, and the American Academy of Anti-Aging Medicine. These treatments only need to be performed once, and then reassessment is done in 4-6 weeks to see if additional treatments are needed to reach desired levels of fat removal and body sculpting.
Do not be confused with other practices that claim to do mesotherapy, but require several weekly or even bi-weekly injections to attain results. Those are homeopathic or inferior protocols and do not approach the effectiveness of our pharmacologic LipoDissolve formulas.
VelaShape, a new FDA approved treatment for circumferential reduction, body contouring, and cellulite reduction can also be combined with LipoDissolve to attain faster and more dramatic results.
HOW DOES LIPODISSOLVE WORK?
The medications that are used in LipoDissolve melt the fat beneath the skin and shrink the fat cells in the scarpa's fascia layer. The fat dissolves and is carried through the bloodstream and lymphatic system and excreted by kidneys and bowel.
Cellulite is caused by connective tissue bands that hold down the skin, trapping the fat and thereby causing the "dimpling" effect. The medications used in LipoDissolve can help destroy the connective tissue bands and melt the trapped fat, creating a smooth, dimple-free appearance.
TECHNIQUES OF LIPODISSOLVE
Using a very tiny needle (0.4 to 0.6 cm or the size of a eyelash), the medication is injected into the mesoderm relatively painlessly. This occurs because the needle is specially manufactured to deliver the medicine in a series of painless injections in a typical treatment. 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, a mechanical delivery system may also be used. Patients have universally responded that the treatments cause less pain than a momentary, light pinch.
All patients undergoing LipoDissolve will be asked to follow a low carbohydrate, low sugar, natural healthy diet, which will be easy to follow. And because toxins are eliminated, lots of water is used to flush these substances, along with dissolved fat, out of the body. Exercise is needed to circulate the medications used, with walking or another form of aerobic activity, three times a week.
The dissolved fat gradually leaves the body, and results continue for 4 to 6 weeks after the treatment. At this time, additional treatments can be administered if necessary.
WHO CAN HAVE LIPODISSOLVE?
Adults between the ages of 18 - 75 and in good health are candidates for LipoDissolve for weight loss, spot weight reduction, and cellulite reduction. Patients who are pregnant, on blood thinners, are insulin-dependent diabetics, on medication for heart arrhythmias, have severe heart disease or have cancer are not candidates for cosmetic LipoDissolve. We are happy to discuss your medical problems and medications during a consultation.
WHO CANNOT HAVE LIPODISSOLVE?
Patients Who Are Pregnant Or Breastfeeding
Insulin Dependent Diabetics
History Of Stroke
History Of Recent Cancer
History Of Blood Clots
Patients On Multiple Medications For Heart Disease
Any Active Skin Or General Disease
TYPICAL RESULTS OF LIPODISSOLVE
LipoDissolve For overall weight loss:
LipoDissolve results are measured in inches. Because fat is melted under the skin, about one pound of fat per week is lost. - Equal to four sticks of butter! The LipoDissolve treatment is applied to arms, waist, hips, back, and legs all in one session. Patients can lose up to four inches on their waist, hips, and thighs.
For spot weight reduction:
LipoDissolve is a painless alternative to liposuction. Fat and cellulite are eliminated from targeted sites using the same techniques as above. Some patients can lose two to six inches in their saddle bags, hips, thighs, waist, love handles, back fat and chin when medicine is placed in those areas. LipoDissolve is not used to reduce fatty tumors or breast tissue in women.
LIPOSUCTION versus LIPODISSOLVE
Surgical Procedure Non Invasive Procedure
Downtime 1 month No or Little Downtime
Removes Fat Cells Destroys Fat Cells
Cannot Be Used Where There Is Cellulite Used Wherever There Is Cellulite
Weight Gain Back In Abnormal Places Weight Gain Back Naturally
Wear Restrictive Garments For Weeks May Wear Loose Clothing After Treatment
Significant Bruising and Pain Minimal Bruising And Pain
In addition to LipoDissolve, make sure you check out our VelaShape page for a truly non-invasive, no-downtime approach to fat reduction and body contouring! (FDA approved for circumferential reduction and cellulite reduction)