Does it get rid of cellulite forever?
Mesotherapy can improve cellulite but it will be important for you to continue to eat a healthy diet and exercise after your treatment sessions have been completed. If you gain weight, the cellulite may come back. You may need an annual treatment to maintain the desired effect.
What occurs during my initial mesotherapy consultation?
During your initial mesotherapy consultation at the Gama Centre, Dr. Welchner will review your medical history and assess any of your concerns. You will have pictures taken (for medical records only) which is one step taken towards charting your Mesotherapy progress (periodically you will have follow-up pictures to facilitate this). During this initial consultation, you will be given a skin test to determine if you might be allergic to certain medications used in mesotherapy. In most cases, patients are not treated at the time of the mesotherapy consultation in order to allow time to see
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if there are any allergic reactions to the medication. We ask you to call 24 hours later to report if you have had an allergic reaction. These results will be recorded in your Mesotherapy chart. You may schedule a Mesotherapy appointment for treatment one day later from the time of your consult allowing for the 24 hour period needed for allergy testing.
How long does each treatment take?
Typically, each treatment session takes 30 to 60 minutes. After each treatment, patients usually rest quietly for about 10-15 minutes. Patients are usually scheduled for treatments every 2-3 weeks.
How much does it cost?
Currently, the average cost of a single mesotherapy treatment can range from $150 to $750, with $300 per treatment being the average cost. The difference in cost depends upon the area being treated, the medications being used, and the patient's response time to treatments.
How does Mesotherapy compare with liposuction?
Mesotherapy is significantly less invasive than liposuction and can produce more pleasing results. There are none of the risks associated with surgery and there is no recovery time. However, mesotherapy results are not immediate. Liposuction has significant post-operative pain, whereas the pain with mesotherapy is mild and usually requires either nothing or a mild painkiller for no more than 24 hours. Mesotherapy focuses on releasing fat from the fat cells, rather than removal of the fat cells, as is done in liposuction.
Am I a candidate for Aesthetic Mesotherapy?
Most healthy adults 18 to 80 may have Mesotherapy for body sculpting and cellulite treatment. The exclusion criteria is listed below.
Who is unsuitable for Mesotherapy?
Patients who are pregnant or breast feeding, on blood thinners, insulin dependent diabetics, have cancer or are in remission, have acute or chronic infections, have coronary artery heart disease or heart dysfunction, arrhythmias, have a history of blood clots or strokes, autoimmune diseases or organ transplant recipients, and patients with skin conditions including: herpes and psoriasis are among patients who may not be suitable for mesotherapy.