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 absorb it.
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 abcesses drained.
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.
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 legitimate treatment.