Mesotherapy is a technique which claims to reduce fat and cellulite by injecting various substances directly into the fat layer of the body. The procedure itself is fairly straight-forward. A special formulation of vitamins, minerals and medications is injected directly into the layer of fat located just beneath the skin. Once injected, fat cells break down to the point where they can be flushed out through the bowels and kidneys. In the case of treating cellulite, the injection serves to weaken the connective bands of tissue which pin fat down, reducing dimpling and resulting in a smoother appearance.
Some side effects to mesotherapy may include bruising, heightened sensitivity, swelling, redness and burning. These side effects are due to the injections needed to penetrate the cocktail of vitamins, minerals and medications into the skin.
Patient compliance is an issue in mesotherapy. Often patients find the procedure to be quite painful, and will not return for the full complement of 10 or more treatments.
This does decrease the status of mesotherapy, with patients not seeing results because of their low compliance rates.
DermaWave No-Needle Mesotherapy is the modern alternative to traditional injection mesotherapy. A cocktail of drugs is applied to the area and then a dual wavelength laser with specifically designed sequences of pulsed electrical waveforms is used. This relieves congested tissues characterised by cellulite.
DermaWave No-Needle Mesotherapy can also be used as an anti-wrinkle application. Aquaphoresis drastically increases hydration of the facial tissue, increases the vascularity of tissue which in turn stimulates the production of fibroblasts. Fibroblasts are a key initiator of collagen and elastin – vital to the maintenance of skin suppleness and smooth appearance.
DermaWave No-Needle Mesotherapy delivers 99% of the prepared formulation at the depth of 1mm and approximately 65% at a depth of 6mm*.
Each treatment lasts about 30 minutes and patients need to complete a series of 8-10 to achieve a final result.
The cellulite product contains:
Procaine, Aminophylline, Yohimbine, Ascorbyl Palmitate, L-Carnitine, Caffeine, Centella Asiatica, Arginine HCL, Aloe Vera, Green Tea Extract and Artichoke.
* References are available upon request
All of these elements can be found in some form in traditional mesotherapy cocktails, however they have been formulated within a conductive gel to enable painless, easy penetration.
The Lipodissolve protocol contains Phosphatidylcholine and Deoxycholic Acid, which are the major active elements in the traditional, injectable Lipodissolve (also available from ACPHARM).
Again, this treatment delivers the product into the subcutaneous fat layer, without the pain, irritation or discomfort associated with Lipodissolve.
The Facial rejuvenation formula contains Estriol, Retinoic Acid, alpha-Lipoic Acid and Hyaluronic Acid.
The treatment itself is very patient friendly with no pain or discomfort. Patients return to normal activity immediately after treatment with minimum downtime.
Many people prefer DermaWave No-Needle Mesotherapy to conventional mesotherapy because it is not invasive, requires no anesthetic or bandages, and requires minimum downtime after the procedure takes place.
The drugs delivered by this procedure cause minimal irritation and tissue reaction (unless there is an allergy to any formulation component, which is rare).
DermaWave No-Needle Mesotherapy can be used for rejuvenation, wrinkles, fat deposits, love handles, cellulite, second chin, bleaching, acne and other skin problems, stimulation of collagen and elastin, tissue lifts and any other treatment involving topical or injectable drugs. DermaWave No-Needle Mesotherapy allows for effective delivery of any drug or formulation depending upon the desired effect. It compliments lasers, dermabrasion, Velasmooth, needle mesotherapy and any other treatment.
As stated in the Journal of Dermatology, “DermaWave electroporation: transdermal drug delivery improves photoaged skin”, DermaWave No-Needle Mesotherapy with the combination drug containing, DMAE, RA and HA resulted in a significant reduction of coarse wrinkles after 5 treatments. This is comparably better than reported results with traditional mesotherapy in literature.