Saturday, October 15, 2011

Mesotherapy and Liposuction

Mesotherapy versus Liposuction

What is Mesotherapy?
  • Mesotherapy involves the injection of medications into the skin and is used as an alternative to liposuction.
  • Currently, mesotherapy is NOT an effective alternative to liposuction when it comes to reduction of fat in the body.
  • Mesotherapy is NOT approved by the US Food & Drug Administration (FDA)
  • In mesotherapy, a variety of medications are injected into the skin mesoderm, which is the layer of fat and connective tissue underneath the skin.
  • The most common medications injected utilized for lipolysis are phosphatidylcholine and isoproterenol.
  • Currently, there are no clinical reports demonstrating the effectiveness of mesotherapy in body contouring.
Emmanuel De La Cruz MD, PLLC

References:
Park et al.  Effectiveness of mesotherapy on body contouring. Plastic Reconstructive Surgery. 2008 April; 121(4):179e-185 e
US Food & Drug Administration (FDA)

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