• What is Mesotherapy?

    Originally developed in the 1950’s by a Parisian doctor, Mesotherapy is a medical procedure which involves injecting a customised formula of natural plant extracts, homeopathic agents and vitamins into the skin to treat a variety of conditions. Mesotherapy can be used to treat or assist in a variety of conditions such as hair loss, hair regeneration, cellulite, weight loss (spot reduction), anti-aging of the skin, redundant skin, hand rejuvenation, and neck rejuvenation.

  • Results of Mesotherapy

    Mesotherapy is not only an effective cellulite treatment, it also targets stretch marks and loose skin directly, resulting in a smoother skin surface. It is a non surgical procedure that does not require hospital admittance, general anaesthesia, or downtime. There are no extensive medical evaluations, nor elaborate laboratory data required prior to treatment.

    Please note Mesotherapy is a very popular cellulite treatment with some good research in latter years. Some think this an alternative less expensive alternative to thermage but for fat reduction the gold standard is still Liposculputre.

  • Which cosmetic conditions can Mesotherapy treat?

    Although Mesotherapy is used to treat a broad spectrum of injuries, illnesses and medical conditions, it is also employed to treat cosmetic conditions, including acne, cellulite, stretch marks, scars and wrinkles. It can also be used to reduce and contour fat.

  • Candidates for Mesotherapy

    Ideal candidates for Mesotherapy are healthy adults from 18 to 75 years of age.

    Who should not consider Mesotherapy?
    Patients with any of the following conditions are not candidates for Mesotherapy:

    – Pregnancy
    – Taking blood thinners
    – Insulin-dependent diabetics
    – A history of a stroke or blood clots
    – Taking medication for heart arrhythmias
    – Severe heart disease
    – Cancer

    Your medical history will be fully discussed during your pretreatment consultation. Please make sure your doctor is made aware of ANY medications you are taking.

  • Your Consultation

    Your first visit with RVB will be a Mesotherapy consultation. After filling out a series of forms, the doctor will review your medical history and give you an in depth explanation as to what Mesotherapy is. He will address any of your concerns.

    Following this, you will have your photos taken (for medical records only) which is one step taken towards charting your Mesotherapy progress (periodically you will take follow-up pictures to facilitate this).

    You may schedule a Mesotherapy appointment for treatment one day later at the time of your consult allowing for the 24 hour period need for allergy testing.

    Patients typically sign up for advance Mesotherapy appointments in order to best accommodate their schedule. Most come once a week for Mesotherapy but on occasion a treatment may be skipped–this will not affect your progress.

    You will be offered the choice to purchase a topical numbing cream which you can apply 45 minutes prior to your Mesotherapy appointments. We suggest trying the first Mesotherapy treatment without the cream; many can tolerate the treatment without it.

    You will leave your consultation with a list of instructions (do’s and don’ts) for Mesotherapy.

  • Risk

    A common side effect of Mesotherapy is bruising, which generally resolves over one week. To speed up the healing process, we recommend that the homeopathic supplement arnica be taken either orally or applied topically on a daily basis. Patients may experience temporary soreness. This will subside within 24-48 hours. While some people experience side effects to a lesser degree than others, most people can expect the following: A rare side effect of Mesotherapy is the formation of nodules. A small, pea-like hardening may appear under the skin. Usually only noticeable by touch, these formations are not serious and will dissolve by themselves, disappearing after a few weeks, or at most, months.

  • Recovery

    Restrictions vary, depending on the condition being treated. We discuss these with each patient before treatments commence. In general, patients are advised not to wear makeup for at least 4 hours after facial treatments, not to take hot showers for at least 6 to 8 hours. We recommend that patients eat a high-protein meal, and avoid caffeine or other stimulants before treatment.


    How does Mesotherapy reduce or eliminate cellulite and fat?
    – Mesotherapy treats three factors involved in cellulite formation. Your doctor creates a specific formula to reduce the fat in your cellulite, improve impaired circulation and break down damaged connective tissue – thereby smoothing the skin’s surface. Mesotherapy can treat cellulite located anywhere on the body.

    What are Mesotherapy’s anti-aging and skin rejuvenation uses?
    – Subdermal vitamin injections rejuvenate the cells, making them more active, and thereby stimulating the production of collagen and elastin. You can begin anti-aging treatments in your mid twenties to prevent wrinkles from forming. Treatments for the face, neck, arms and hands are recommended several times each year.

    How does Mesotherapy promote weight loss and spot reduction?
    – Our customized formula prevents cells from storing fat, and helps break down existing fat cells. Spot reduction targets double chins, love handles and any other areas displaying fat pockets.

    When Will I see Results?
    – Results vary depending on your body type and the condition being treated. On average, patients notice visible improvement in two to three sessions. For certain conditions, patients see results after the first session.

    Will the results last?
    – The results do last, especially when combined with exercise and proper nutrition. However, we cannot stop the natural aging that affects your appearance. For this reason, we recommend regular maintenance visits.

    Are the treatments painful?
    – You may feel a slight pinching or burning sensation when the injections are administered. However, we can provide a topical anesthetic that makes treatment virtually painless.

    How many treatments will I need?
    – This will vary according to the extent of the fat / cellulite / skin to be treated. The number of visits is an average of four but can be more depending on the problem being treated.

    How fast will I see results?
    – Results vary based on your body type and severity of the condition. On the average, based on condition, some results can be seen in two to three sessions. For certain conditions you may see results immediately. The improvement is usually gradual but noticeable over a two week period and it is recommended to space treatments four to six weeks apart.

    How Much Does It Cost?
    – The cost varies by doctor and geographical location. In addition, the total cost depends on the nature of the medical condition and the number of sessions needed to achieve the desired results. Prior to your first session, you will receive a treatment plan that outlines the anticipated costs.

    Who Can Provide Mesotherapy?
    – Not all Mesotherapists are alike. Mesotherapy should be performed by a doctor . Nurse should not administer Mesotherapy without the doctor being present. If you are considering Mesotherapy, ask your physician for a list of medications to be used, and verify that the person has received proper training.