An ambitious researcher dreamed this procedure up in France more
than 50 years ago and depending on whom you talk to, people have been receiving
treatment of this kind for about 20 years now. So, probably many versions of
cellulite mesotherapy are out there.
The idea is really mesmerizing, if you think about it. They give you injections of
homeopathy drugs, herbs and other chemicals, directly in places where you have
cellulite deposits, and the substance breaks down the fat, so that the body can
In France, they have been treating cellulite mesotherapy as more
or less a standard procedure to help people obese people with, and not as something
that is "alternative"; but there have been a rash of serious difficult-to-treat
infections in lots of these poor people. These infections are quite terrible if you
look at them. The pain is reported to be quite nasty. There was no way to treat
them with antibiotics either; antibiotics of every combination just fail to work.
Those patients have to be taken in for surgery, and to have their pus-filled
Doctors are just
beginning to understand what is going on, and to establish a treatment protocol for
strange symptoms following cosmetic procedures like cellulite mesotherapy and the
like. There can be lots of research jobs created soon to study the effects of this
strange new treatment method. So unfamiliar is the common general physician with
any of this stuff, that patients often just suffer with nowhere to go for ages.
Premier hospitals in America have been trying to wrap their heads around treatments
for cellulite mesotherapy for some time now. Apparently mesotherapy is just a name
for a grab bag of treatments.
For instance, the exact
chemical compound to inject, is apparently up to the doctor. Each one experiments
with his own cocktail. For this reason, the FDA does not recognize this treatment.
While there is research being done at major facilities and research hospitals
around the country to try to define this procedure properly, back-alley cosmetic
treatment quacks are offering to inject anything into you they can get their hands
on. And people lap it up.
So, ask yourself, is cellulite mesotherapy really safe? It is a risk since
treatments for mesotherapy are left up to the individual doctor. Many people
without insurance may be desperate enough to risk the experimental treatment to
lose their cellulite. Obesity can be managed in safer ways.
Accepted ways to blast
away fat, like laser lipolysis, happen to be more expensive; doctors are finding
today that patients come to them for this, only after they have tried battling
their cellulite mesotherapy style first. They usually come up with some
self-sickening results, and only then do they try to pony up the extra cash for the