What is Mesotherapy?
Mesotherapy is a term used to describe the injection of various natural substances into tissues derived from the mesoderm embryologically (i.e. all connective tissues; skin, muscles, fat, lymphatics etc.).
Mesotherapy is a proven medical technique that uses a combination of natural medications to shrink fat cells. Dr Fabbro uses mesotherapy to remove unwanted layers of subcutaneous fat in areas resistant to weight loss through proper diet and exercise, and also to treat and remove cellulite. By using extremely small needles (4-6mm), these medications are injected directly into the unwanted fatty areas. The medications used in mesotherapy will not work alone. These medications must be used in combination to be effective. The basic functions of these medications are to open up the fat cells and dissolve the fat, while other medications assist in fat transportation. In essence, the above will help facilitate the natural excretion of unwanted fat from your body.
Mesotherapy is an excellent solution for those who are averse to liposuction but still need help to treat those stubborn areas that are unresponsive to diet and exercise. Microinjections of an individualized fat burning formula are given directly into the areas being treated (abdomen, love handles, saddlebags, arm flaps etc.). A series of treatments (3-10) are spaced-out every two to three weeks depending on the individual. The number of treatments depends on the size of the individual being treated, the number of body areas needing to be treated, and how long the fat or cellulite has been a problem. Results are considered permanent as long as the patient maintains a fairly stable body weight (gaining over 12-15lbs will result in a return of the fat deposits).
Who can get Mesotherapy?
You can receive mesotherapy if you are between the ages of 18 - 75 years old and are in good general health.
Mesotherapy is not recommended for patients with the following conditions:
xhistory of stroke
xwomen who are pregnant, trying to get pregnant, or are breastfeeding
xInsulin -dependent diabetes
xhistory of cancer
xhistory of kidney or liver disease
xhistory of multiple medical allergies (may need prior allergy testing before getting treated)
It is important to first understand the nature of cellulite to better understand why mesotherapy is so effective in treating it. There is a layer of fatty tissue called subcutaneous fat that lies between the skin and the deeper tissue layers. Coursing through the fatty tissue are numerous fibrous bands that anchor the overlying skin to the underlying deeper tissues. When these fat cells swell and increase in size, their expansion is limited because of the fibrous strands, thus causing the dimpling or cottage cheese appearance of the overlying skin. Cellulite is not only an accumulation of fat, but also trapped water and toxins.
Ninety-percent of women have cellulite. It is a myth that only obese individuals have cellulite, when in fact, there are many thin individuals with cellulite. Some contributing factors to the development of cellulite are genetics, sedentary lifestyle, crash diets, smoking, alcohol, certain medications (diet pills, sleeping pills), dark beverages, poor circulation to the area and poor hydration to name a few.
The medications used in mesotherapy are injected with tiny needles directly into the cellulite areas to break-up fibrous cords, emulsify fat out of fat cells, and increase lymphatic and venous circulation to aid the body in fat excretion.
Dr Fabbro was individually trained by Dr. Roman Chubaty MD, A.C.S.M., A.A.A.M., L.M.C.C., A.C.F.P., the top North American expert on Meso-Lipotherapy and President and founder of the International Meso-Lipotherapy Society, Dr. Chubaty trained under Dr. Jacques Le Coz, MD in Paris, France and Dr. Patricia Rittes, MD in Sao Paulo, Brazil. Dr Fabbro has also had training with Dr Le Coz and Dr Rittes. Dr Fabbro is an active member of the International Meso-Lipotherapy Society.