Cellulite and regional thinning mesotherapy

By definition, the skin to have an orange peel appearance is called cellulite. The orange peel or wavy skin appearance is caused by trapped fat cells. Cellulite develops as a result of a natural process resulting from fat storage, especially in the legs, hips, abdomen, arms and body, in order to meet the pregnancy and breastfeeding needs of women after puberty. Cellulite can also be seen in obese, normal weight and even thin people. Cellulite isn’t about how overweight you are. However, weight increases the cellulite problem. For this reason, almost every woman has cellulite more or less, but almost no cellulite is seen in men.

What are the cellulite grades?

To determine the degree of cellulite, it is best to perform an outpatient examination. Cellulite can be revealed by pressing and squeezing the skin with both hands.

Grade 0; It does not occur even when the skin is squeezed between two fingers.

Grade 1; Cellulite is not seen while standing or lying down. When the skin is squeezed, an orange peel appearance appears. There are visible pits and slightly hard bumps on the skin.

Grade 2; Cellulite is seen while standing, but disappears when lying down. There are many small bumps and rough and large pits under the skin.

Grade 3; There is the appearance of cellulite both standing and lying down. Under the skin, there are numerous hard bumps and deep pits, which can also be painful to the touch.

How is mesotherapy applied?

Technically, special drug mixtures are applied to the middle layer of the skin, 1-2 cm. It is made by hand with special needles of 4-6 mm and in the form of injection with automatic guns. Before the application, after the area is disinfected, it is stretched by applying local numbing creams and waited for 30-45 minutes, then the application area is sterilized again and the procedure is performed.

How is mesotherapy effective in regional slimming and cellulite?

The method is technically based on the administration of certain vitamins under the skin with very fine needles, in a mixture of fat-melting and fat-carrying drugs, which are regulating the regional blood and lymph flow, breaking the fibrous hard bonds responsible for the orange peel appearance, and which are trapped under the skin and are not used by the body.

Can mesotherapy be applied to every area where there is cellulite or regional fat accumulation?

It can be applied in all areas where adipose tissue is excessively collected, such as waist, hips, hips, upper – inner legs, knees, abdomen, shoulders and arms.

What are the session durations and intervals?

Although it varies according to the application area, a session takes 10-15 minutes and the intervals between sessions are usually 1-2 weeks.

How many sessions of cellulite mesotherapy are applied?

Although the number of sessions varies according to the patient’s lubrication type and cellulite type, an average of 8-12 sessions are applied. After the cellulite treatment is completed, a single session of mesotherapy with an interval of 2 months is important in terms of preventing cellulite from recurring. Mesotherapy application should not be applied alone, it should be done together with sports (walking and swimming) and appropriate diet during and after the treatment and stress should be avoided. Approximately 2 liters of water should be consumed per day.

Are there any side effects of regional slimming and cellulite mesotherapy?

Bruises may be seen in the injection area due to temporary subcutaneous hemorrhages. Except for allergic reactions in mesotherapy, since the absorption of drugs into the body is very low, there is almost no drug transfer to the systemic circulation and there are no significant side effects reported in treatments.

Unlike surgical methods, it does not require local or general anesthesia and does not affect the daily activities of the person in any way after the application. In addition, one of the biggest advantages is that while it provides weakening in the region, there is no sagging problem and on the contrary, it shows recovery and shaping.

In women, especially sagging problems after pregnancy and problems under the arms due to aging, very successful results can be obtained when applied consciously.

To summarize the most common side effects; Sometimes bruising in the application area, minor superficial bleeding, scratching injuries that may occur due to the movement of the needle, redness at the needle entry site that will last for 1-2 days, and no permanent side effects are observed.

Is regional slimming and cellulite mesotherapy painful?

Since the needles are 4 – 13 mm long and 29 -30-32 g (in the thickness of a hair fiber) thin-tipped, so much pain is not felt. In addition, since local anesthetic creams and ice are applied before the procedure, the feeling of pain is minimal.

How is the mixture to be applied with cellulite mesotherapy selected?

The substances to be injected are selected in accordance with the person and purpose. There are various cocktails produced for these purposes.

What should I do after regional slimming and cellulite mesotherapy?

It is not recommended to take a hot bath for about 10-15 hours after the mesotherapy session. When coming to the sessions, it is necessary to avoid trousers that cover the body, such as jeans and stretch pants.

Blood thinners such as aspirin, vitamin e, fish oil, coumadin, dipyridamal, pain relievers and ginko should be discontinued 5-7 days before the session. These drugs predispose to bleeding and bruising.

Challenging exercises should be avoided for 48 hours, hot baths for 10-24 hours, and make-up application for 4 hours.

Since the needle entry holes on the skin are closed after 4-6 hours, contact with water and other cream products should be avoided during this period.

When will I notice the results of regional slimming and cellulite mesotherapy?

Although the results vary according to the severity of the disease and body structure, results are generally seen after 2-3 sessions. After starting this treatment, reducing the amount of fried foods, salt, alcohol, fat, caffeinated foods and smoking, increasing the amount of drinking water to 3 liters, and starting sports such as walking and swimming increase the effectiveness of the treatment.

It should never be forgotten that mesotherapy is not a weight loss method. When applied together with appropriate diet and exercise, it provides a more effective slimming and shaping.

What are the differences between regional slimming and cellulite mesotherapy and liposuction?

Liposuction breaks down the fat cells in the area where it is performed in the body and is applied under anesthesia (local or general). Afterwards, it is necessary to wear a corset for at least 1 month. Mesotherapy, on the other hand, is a method that activates the fat cells and allows them to be removed naturally, and then you can return to your daily life directly. After liposuction, fat accumulations can be seen in the abdomen and arm region after liposuction is applied to the hip and hip region, for example in areas where there was no fat accumulation before, but such side effects do not occur after mesotherapy. On the other hand, after liposuction, a wavy, irregular skin appearance may occur in the area, but the skin looks smoother after mesotherapy and it is also used to improve this wavy, irregular appearance that occurs after liposuction. Today, liposuction or laser lipolysis are the gold standard treatments for regional slimming, but regional slimming and cellulite mesotherapy are also among alternative treatments for people who do not want pre- and post-conditions.

Briefly, mesotherapy is not a surgical method and does not require anesthesia, corset use and hospitalization. It can also be used after other treatments.

What is the cost of the mesotherapy procedure?

The cost of the procedure varies according to the width of the area to be performed, the amount of product to be applied and the number of sessions.