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Mesotherapy is a Liposuction Alternative

Mesotherapy is defined as, a way of reducing the fats in the body. It is done by injecting some pharmaceutical and homeopathic medications, plant extracts, vitamins, and other ingredients into the subcutaneous fat.  It is an alternative to liposuction. The injections contain compounds which reduce and break down the fat cells inside the body. It melts the fat beneath the skin and shrinks the fat in the top layer of the skin. Once the fat cells are broken, they are dissolved and carried through the blood stream, thereafter they are excreted through the natural elimination system of the body. The injections are done on a need basis and are done on those parts of the body which have deposition of fats. The best part of mesotherapy is that it is a non surgical process and has minimal pain. It starts working immediately. Mesotherapy does not leave any scar marks on the body neither any bruises. Apart from the benefits which mesotherapy offers, there are some disadvantages also. The areas which are treated by mesotherapy tend to regain the fat as the shrunken fat cells just become filled up with the new fat. The compounds used in mesotherapy may lead to some side effects to some people, but cases reported till now are very rare. The mesotherapy technique was developed in 1952 in France.  This process takes somewhere around thirty minutes and does not involve any preparation time. Mesotherapy is used to address a wide range of concerns such as weight loss, cellulite removal, face and neck rejuvenation, and hair loss.