March 14th, 2014 Blog Admin
Mesotherapy is a safe, effective way to get rid of stubborn pockets of excess body fat. It’s not meant to replace diet and exercise but instead helps you shed the fat that simply will not go away. Mesotherapy is also effective at reducing cellulite. Discover more about this non-invasive body treatment.
History of Mesotherapy
Technically, mesotherapy dates back to the late 1700s when Dr. Antoine Francois, who specialized in chemistry, studied the benefits of using subcutaneous injections to ease some ailments. It wasn’t until the 1950s that Dr. Michel Pistor actually came up with the term “mesotherapy” and wrote an article about it. Read the rest of this entry »
November 14th, 2013 Blog Admin
Have you noticed the skin on your thighs, hips, buttocks, and abdomen have lost its smooth texture and now has a lumpy, dimpled look? Those dimples are the result of cellulite, a common foe of woman and even a few men. There are creams that claim to get rid of cellulite, but they don’t work. Stop throwing your money away on these televised products and head to your general plastic surgeon for better cellulite reducing techniques.
What is Cellulite?
Below the surface of the skin are small fibrous cords that connect the skin to the muscle. Fat cells fill the space between the skin and muscle, and the cords pass through those fat cells. As fat cells accumulate, the fat cells cannot move from side to side due to these fibrous connective cords. The only place for the fat cells to go is up. As they press against the surface of the skin, the bumps and lumps associated with cellulite become visible.
You do not have to be overweight to have cellulite. It tends to be a genetic trait handed down through the generations. Even women who are slender may develop cellulite over time. Other risk factors include a sedentary lifestyle, high stress levels, and the use of birth control pills, implants, or patches.
A Comparison of Mesotherapy and Velasmooth
Mesotherapy is a useful tool when it comes to fighting cellulite. Expect to see your plastic surgeon five to seven times before cellulite is banished. A solution of vitamins and minerals is injected into the layer of fat. This solution dissolves the fat, allowing your body to naturally absorb it. The use of mesotherapy requires you to also maintain a healthy lifestyle, with a proper diet and regular exercise. There is no need for anesthesia, and you can see results that equal as much as a pound of lost fat per week.
Another popular treatment to reduce cellulite is VelaSmooth. During a VelaSmooth treatment, the device is rolled over your skin. This device penetrates the skin and fat cells using radio frequency and electrical-optical synergy. This heats the tissue and reduces the size of the fat deposits by boosting the metabolism. At the same time, rollers help smooth out the skin’s surface.
VelaSmooth treatments require 8 to 16 sessions timed about a week apart. In some cases, two weekly treatments are suggested. After the initial round of treatments, you need to return for supportive treatments every one or two months. Many people compare the sensation of a VelaSmooth treatment to being like a hot stone massage.
Read patient testimonials to see what a different Dr. Masri makes on your self-esteem. At the Masri Clinic for Laser and Cosmetic Surgery, patients have choices when it comes to reducing cellulite. Schedule an appointment with Dr. Masri, a Michigan facial plastic surgeon, and his staff to learn about the different procedures, their risks, and their benefits. To reach Dr. Masri’s office, call (248) 723-7188 in Birmingham, Michigan, or (313) 945-9800 in Dearborn, Michigan.