Treat Saggy Skin With Mesotherapy
Saggy skin can be treated with mesotherapy, a non-medical cosmetic procedure that involves multiple injections of medication into the subcutaneous fat and connective tissue. Mesotherapy was originally developed for pain management but is now used for body sculpting and skin rejuvenation.
1. Use mesotherapy to infuse antioxidants, vitamins and other medication directly into the dermis of saggy skin. This treatment should re-hydrate the skin and stimulate the fibroblasts to produce collagen. This can improve the elasticity and firmness of the skin.
2. Administer multiple injections small distances apart. Results can be seen in two to three mesotherapy sessions and a total of 5 to 15 are usually performed. The physician will use the time between sessions to monitor the effects.
3. Combine mesotherapy with a high-protein diet and exercise program for the best results. Mesotherapy can smooth and even remove cellulite but it is not a weight-loss method.
4. Observe the contraindications for mesotherapy. It should not be performed on patients taking blood-thinning medication or insulin. It is also contraindicated in patients with bleeding disorders, cardiac problems, HIV or renal disease.
5. Expect common side effects to include localized pain and minor burning for a few hours. Bruising, itching and soreness may last for a few days. An allergic reaction to specific medication can cause massive swelling, especially when the lower eyelids and chin are being treated.