Information on Mesotherapy
History of Mesotherapy
|•||Photos will be taken at every visit from front and left and right side views|
|•||You may be asked to put on a gown depending on the area being treated|
|•||The area to be treated will be cleaned|
|•||Local anesthetic cream will be applied to the area, if applicable. We will wait 15 minutes|
|•||You will be placed on the procedure table|
|•||Multiple small injections will be placed to the intradermal layer of skin 1-2 cm apart|
|•||You will then be taken to our "pamper room" to relax & your instructions will be reviewed|
|•||You will be given an opportunity to ask any questions you may have|
Mesotherapy (Mee zo therapie) is a therapeutic injection that is used for pain management and the reduction of some scars. It is thought that forms of mesotherapy have been used all the way back in 400 B.C. by Hippocrates when he comforted a poor shepherd from the Cos Island who suffered from shoulder pain by locally applying a Barbarie fig leaf (cactus).
Dr. Michael Pistor is the founder of mesotherapy. He brought this therapy to the U. S. from France in 1978 and taught it in New York to inform medical practitioners about this new technique he invented. Dr. le Coz also trained Dr. Miller. Dr. Pistor founded the French Mesotherapy Society which was started in 1964. In 1991 Dr. Pistor renounced his position as head of the Mesotherapy French Society to Jacques le Coz.
Frequency of Therapy and outcome expectations
You must have realistic outcome expectations. You will be scheduled for a series of 4 injections, 28 days apart. This is the minimum to obtain desired results, but you may require more injections. It is very important to keep your scheduled appointments they are scheduled strategically so that the optimal results are achieved.
What to expect during the procedure
What to expect after the procedure
|•||Erythema (redness) - This is normal and will subside in 2-4 days|
|•||Itching and burning - If this happens take benadryl or another antihistamine|
|•||Bruising - This will go away in a week or so|
|•||Swelling - This is a desirable side effect that causes skin retraction and will subside in 3-5 days|
|•||Return to your normal activities as directed by the doctor.|
What medications can you take after the procedure
You may take your normal daily medications as directed by your physician
What medications are prohibited after the procdure
NSAIDS- Do not take any anti-inflammatory medications this will stop the process that is required to get the desired results.
How do I care for the area after the procedure
|•||Keep it clean and dry the day of the procedure|
|•||Take showers, no baths, until swelling and redness subside|
|•||Take Tylenol for any discomfort|
|•||Additional instructions: Return at your next scheduled appointment date and time|