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, 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 problem of cellulite. For this reason, almost every woman has cellulite more or less quickly, but almost no cellulite is seen in men.
What are the cellulite grades?
In order to determine the degree of cellulite, the best outpatient examination should be done. Cellulite can be revealed by pressing and squeezing the skin with both hands.
Grade 0; It does not appear even when the skin is squeezed in the middle of 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 an image 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 in the form of injection with 4-6 mm special needles manually or with automatic guns at intervals of 4-6 mm. After the area is disinfected before the application, it is stretched by applying local numbing creams and waited for 30-45 minutes, then the application area is sterilized again and the process is done.
How effective is mesotherapy in regional slimming and cellulite?
Technically, the method is based on the administration of vitamins and fat-dissolving drugs that are trapped under the skin and are not used by the body, and vitamins, with very thin needles, under the skin, technically, which regulates the regional blood and lymph flow, breaks the fibrous hard bonds responsible for the orange peel image.
Can mesotherapy be applied to every area where there is cellulite or regional fat accumulation?
It can be applied in all areas where fat tissue is 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 middle of the session is usually 1-2 weeks.
How many sessions of cellulite mesotherapy are applied?
Although the number of sessions varies according to the patient’s fat form and cellulite type, 8-12 sessions are applied on average. After the completion of cellulite treatment, 2 months of medium and single session mesotherapy is valuable 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 tension 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 can be seen in the injection area due to discontinuous subcutaneous hemorrhages. Since the absorption of drugs into the body is very low, except for allergic reactions in mesotherapy, drug transfer to the systemic circulation is negligible and there are no valuable side effects reported in treatments.
The most valuable advantages of surgical methods are that they do not require local or general anesthesia and do 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.
Very successful results can be obtained when applied in a conscious form in women, especially in sagging problems after pregnancy and under the arms due to aging.
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 process, the feeling of pain is minimal.
How is the mixture to be applied with cellulite mesotherapy selected?
The subjects to be injected are selected in accordance with the person and purpose. There are various cocktails produced with these aims.
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. While coming to the sessions, it is necessary to avoid trousers that cover the body, such as jeans and stretch pants.
5-7 days before the session, drugs that dilute blood such as aspirin, vitamin e, fish oil, coumadin, dipyridamal, painkillers and ginko should be discontinued. These drugs prepare a place for bleeding and bruising.
You should avoid strenuous workouts for 48 hours, hot baths for 10-24 hours, and make-up for 4 hours.
Since the needle entry holes on the skin are closed after 4-6 hours, contact with water and other cream works 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 according to the 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 with the 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 system that activates the fat cells and allows them to be disposed of naturally, after which you can return directly to daily life. 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 this kind of side effect does not occur after mesotherapy. On the other hand, after liposuction, a wavy, unsystematic skin appearance may occur in the area, but the skin looks smoother after mesotherapy and it is also used to improve this wavy, unsystematic 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 in the middle of alternative treatments for individuals 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 process?
The cost of the procedure varies according to the width of the area to be performed, the size of the work to be applied and the number of sessions.