Vancouver Mesotherapy FAQ, South Surrey


Vancouver Mesotherapy

Dr. Badesha operates clinics in Surrey and Vancouver BC on the Westside on 2083 Alma Street.

Is Mesotherapy New? Where Does Mesotherapy Come From?

Mesotherapy is a technique invented in 1952 by Dr. Michel Pistor to deliver medications just below the skin surface. While pills expose the entire body to chemical side effects, Mesotherapy is injected only where it is needed. Over the past 50 years, more than 15,000 physicians world-wide have used Mesotherapy for many uses including the treatment of acute and chronic musculoskeletal and rheumatological conditions, as well as sports injuries.
In 1987, the French Academy of Medicine recognized Mesotherapy as an inherent part of traditional medicine. The International Society of Mesotherapy encompasses 14 countries throughout Europe and South America. Today, Mesotherapy is used all over the world, including the USA, as a safe and effective alternative to surgery in the practice of Cosmetic & Aesthetic Medicine.

Mesotherapy is the practice of using microinjections of conventional or homeopathic medication and/or vitamins into the mesoderm or middle layer of skin to deliver healing or corrective treatment to a specific area of the body. Mesotherapy has been touted as the latest breakthrough in aesthetic mesdicine for body sculpting, cellulite reduction, and skin rejuvenation. Mesotherapy is also used in Pain Management, Sports Medicine, Sports Injuries and Bone Calcifications.

Surrey Mesotherapy Clinic

Naturopathic Doctor, Navi Badesha operates a Naturopathic Clinic in Newton Surrey at #150, 13737 72nd Avenue, Surrey BC.

How does Mesotherapy get rid of Cellulite?

Mesotherapy for Cellulite

The medical term for cellulite is liposclerosis/lipoedema. Cellulite is a skin condition affecting over 90% of women. Even those with a slim figure often complain about cellulite's external lumpy, dimpled appearance. Cellulite commonly appears on the hips, buttocks and legs but is not caused by excess weight as many believe.

In order to understand how Mesotherapy reduces cellulite, one must understand what cellulite is. Cellulite appears in the subcutaneous level of the skin whereby fat cells are arranged in chambers surrounded by connective tissue called septae. Cellulite occurs when the fat cells expand and stretch the connective tissue causing it to eventually harden causing non-flexible length. Surrounding tissue continues to expand with weight or water gain. This results in areas of the skin being held down while other sections bulge outward giving the lumpy appearance. Mesotherapy benefits individuals who have cellulite by enabling drainage of excess fluid from the fat cell and improve blood flow to the area and lymphatic drainage of the excess dissolved fat deposits, removing fibrotic and hardened connective tissue.

Mesotherapy for Body Sculpting

Is it possible to get rid of fat without having an invasive procedure? For those who find liposuction "too much", Mesotherapy for fat loss and body contouring is the answer. For patients who have already had liposuction and find fat depositing in other areas, Mesotherapy again is the answer. Microinjections of an individualize "fat burning" formula are given directly into the areas being treated (love handles, arm flaps, saddlebags, etc.) A series of treatments (3-10) are given spaced two to four weeks apart. Results are considered permanent as long as the patient adheres to a proper diet and exercise regimen. Occasional touch-ups may be required. Mesotherapy benefits for body sculpting include: it is specific to treat areas of concern, non-surgical office procedure with no downtime.

Burnaby Mesotherapy Clinic

Dr. Badesha is in easy access to residents of Burnaby at his Vancouver and Surrey Clinics.

Does Mesotherapy Replace Liposuction?

In many cases Mesotherapy offers an alternative to even the safest form of liposuction, tumescent liposuction, (see table below). Tumescent liposuction has been recognized world wide as the technique permitting the greatest safety, the most rapid recovery, the least pain and the best aesthetic results.

While tumescent liposuction offers superior safety and result its important to remember tumescent liposuction can only be handled by the hands of an expert surgeon.

Mesotherapy is a non-invasive alternative supported by a 1994-95 study on "topical fat reduction" by UCLA researchers. This study concluded women who had Mesotherapy injections lost weight even without diet or exercise. About 100 people a year die because of liposuction, Mesotherapy has no deaths, stokes or heart attacks. attacks. A patient’s major concern with Mesotherapy is simple bruising and liver toxicity.

Who is Suitable for Mesotherapy?

Generally, most healthy adults 18 to 80 may have mesotherapy for body sculpting and weight loss, cellulite treatment, and “mesolift” skin rejuvenation.

Mesotherapy shoulc only be administered under the guidance of a doctor.

Please be sure to mention if any of the following conditions is applicable to you do your physician can assess wether treatment is appropriate:

If you are pregnant, you are taking blood thinners, you are an insulin dependent diabetic, if you have cancer, if you have AIDS, you have coronary artery heart disease or heart dysfunction, if you have arrhythmias or irregular heart rhythm, you have a history of blood clots or strokes, or if you are immune-compromised and/ or are an organ transplant recipient.

Mesotherapy injections generally are a solution of various vitamins, minerals, enzymes, plant extracts, anesthetics, medications and amino acids. The ingredients in the solution depend on your individual treatment needs and the desired effect you want to achieve.

How fast does one see Mesotherapy results

? The timing on when someone will see results depend on the area treated and the extent of the problem. Eye Fat pads will usually show visible improvement after the first treatment. Larger areas with cellulite and fat should show improvement after the first 3-4 treatments.

How many treatments will I need?

A treatment cycle could require as few as 4 and as many as 10 treatments or more depending on the size of the area being treated and the results desired.

Will the of Mesotherapy Treatment results last?

Mesotherapy for the treatment of cellulite or targeted body sculpting and spot fat reduction, including weight loss are effective treatments and will last. Maintaining the weight loss and optimal sculpting result requires consistent exercise (with cardio and light resistance training) and consistent food management discipline (emphasis on lean protein and low GI carbohydrates).

Patients generally will elect to have “touch up” treatments every 6 – 12 months.

How long is the “down time” and recovery time after Mesotherapy?

There is no down time or recovery time for this procedure. The patient will be back to regular activities immediately, even straight back to work.

Hot showers should be avoided for 8 hours. If treatments were performed on the face, avoid makeup for at least 4 hours.

Are Mesotherapy treatments painful?

The majority of patients experience only minimal discomfort.

For those who have discomfort, a topical local anesthetic cream can be applied approximately 30-45minutes prior to the procedure.

Ice can also be applied after the procedure if necessary.

What are the Side Effects and Risks of Mesotherapy?

Possible side effects are generally mild and may include a short period of burning or itching, as well as temporary soreness which can last from a few minutes to as much as two days.

Temporary bruising is common yet most bruises fade within one week and certainly by two weeks they should be completely gone.

Potential but rare side effects can include: Flushing , Vagal response, Allergies & Nausea.

What Areas of the Body can be Treated with Mesotherapy?

Love handles, Stomach, Saddle bags, Bra bulge, Inner thigh bulge, Outer thighs, Buttocks, Abdomen, Knee pads, Double chin, Eye fat pads, Face and neck, Arms, Back, Legs, Hands & Waist, Head - Alopecia, Wrinkles - Face, Neck & Chest.

Mesotherapy for Facial Rejuvenation

Mesotherapy delivers vitamins, minerals, and amino acids directly into the skin to nourish, rejuvenate, stimulate metabolism, and promote collagen and elastin formation. The increase in circulation nourishes the body with oxygen and nutrients, and removes toxins thatfascilitate premature aging. Patients describe their skin as looking rested, radiant and firmer after treatment. Mesotherapy is an excellent addition to other anti-aging strategies such as dermabrasion and topicals. Treatments can be used to tone and tighten as prevention, intervention, or maintenance of the face, neck, arms, and hands. General recommendation: 1 treatment every one to two months for maintenace.

Want to know more?

Call Dr. Badesha today at (604) 592-4448 for a free 15 minute consultation and discover how Mesotherapy can help you look and feel your best!

Mesotherapy for Pain Management

Mesotherapy can be used to effectively treat muscle soreness and inflammation due to injury and to speed up recovery time. Overuse of the muscles can cause inflammation to the muscle, which can be extremely painful and healing can be a lengthy process.

Normally anti-inflammatory medication is prescribed to help with the healing process but this takes time. Mesotherapy allows you to choose the depth at which you want to apply the medication to the inflamed muscle. This will speed up the recovery process and get your patient back to full activity.

Mesotherapy can effectively treat musculoskeletal problems including tendinitis, arthritis, sprains, muscle strain, spinal disorders and back pain.

The benefit of Mesotherapy for treating pain is that patients no longer need to rely on high doses of daily pain pills which can eventually lead to liver and kidney damage.

Mesotherapy involves the delivery of small amounts of FDA approved medications (non-cortisone, non-steroid) via local injections instead of ingesting or injecting intramuscularly or intravenously much larger dosages of medications, which are filtered in the liver and kidney and travel throughout one's body.

This method of pain control also appears to be more cost-effective.

Sessions are a week apart for two to four weeks then bi-weekly for a month along with adjunctive physical therapy.

Mesotherapy treats pain so effectively, many patients experience pain relief immediately or within two or three days. Some people may need maintenance therapy several times a year.

The injections are virtually painless compared to other therapies. Mesotherapy, of course, is not a "be-all, end-all" solution. Patients also require physical therapy to rehabilitate and strengthen their muscles and joints.

Does Mesotherapy Apply to the Eye Area

Rather than eyelid surgery, where fat is manually removed, one study investigated whether mesotherapy could be used beyond fat reduction in the legs and abdomen to alleviate the puffiness and bulging associated with lower eyelid fat. Results showed that appropriately selected patients benefited from the procedure, with 90 percent of the patients reporting improvement in their lower eyelids, although only 62 percent of physicians noted a difference. Because the procedure only removes fat, plastic surgeons determined patients with extra skin in the eyelid or wrinkles in the skin were not appropriate candidates for mesotherapy.

While mesotherapy worked for many patients in this study, currently eyelid surgery is the only treatment with consistent proven results. In fact, according to an ASPS Device & Technique Assessment Committee report, patients should be wary of mesotherapy until its safety and effectiveness are confirmed through additional scientific studies.

“Many of my patients are younger and do not need complete eye surgery,” said A. Peter Salas, MD, ASPS Member Surgeon and author of the study. “According to the results of this initial study, mesotherapy may offer a minimally-invasive option that gets rid of eyelid fat.”

Mesotherapy & Prolotherapy

Prolotherapy is a treatment that stimulates the body to repair painful areas. The injections involve the use of substances that stimulate fibroblastic proliferation primarily at the junction of the bones, ligaments, and tendons. It is thus a periosteal (bone - ligament, bone - tendon junctions) injection. Prolotherapy is also given into joints to stimulate the repair of intraarticular structures, such as menisci and cartilage.

Mesotherapy

Mesotherapy is a treatment to stimulate the repair of the mesoderm, including the skin, connective tissues, and adipose tissue. The injections are given into the mesoderm, which is just under the skin. It can be used for painful, as well as general medical conditions.

As most chronic conditions have multiple causes, several different treatment modalities must be utilized to optimize the successful outcome of treatment. Mesotherapy can be used with essentially all traditional and natural medicine treatments. It complements the other treatments, aiding in the healing of the patient. Mesotherapy is often used in conjunction with treatments such as Prolotherapy and Neural Therapy. Mesotherapy's other advantage is that it decreases the pain of these other injection techniques

Mesotherapy & Sports Medicine

The main reason an athlete chooses to use mesotherapy, is the necessity for a fast and lasting effect on small problems of articulations, muscles and ligaments. In practice indications for mesotherapy in sports medicine have been expanding regularly for the last ten years, primarily as a preferred therapeutic alternative to localized instillation of corticosteroids. This is easy to understand because most athletes prefer localized treatments when considering a therapeutic regimen. Most sports-related disorders rarely involve more than 2 to 3 sessions of therapy.

PRIMARY INDICATIONS FOR MESOTHERAPY IN SPORTS MEDICINE

Early or late onset post traumatic osteroarticular pain - (edema following a slight sprain, painful after effect of trauma)
Muscular disturbances
Inflammatory disorders involving tendons, tendon sheaths
Serious Bursae Tunnel Syndromes
Periostis
Osteochondroses
Algodystrophies
Slight radicular pain
Degenerative joint disease
Functional rehabilitation therapy

In most cases, the aim of mesotherapy treatment is pain relief, muscle relaxation and decrease in inflammatory response. The common objective of all these therapeutic modalities is reduced healing time, which enables the athlete to resume training, and competition with no increased risk.

Mesotherapy for Sports Injuries

Mesotherapy can be used to effectively treat muscle soreness and inflammation due to injury and to speed up recovery time. Overuse of the muscles can cause inflammation to the muscle, which can be extremely painful and healing can be a lengthy process.

Normally anti-inflammatory medication is prescribed to help with the healing process but this takes time. With this treatment we choose the depth at which we want to apply the medication to the inflamed muscle and by doing this will speed up the recovery process and get you back to full activity in no time.