I first heard of this on the radio. They were advertising it on the radio as something you can do during your lunch break. So many questions and concerns I have about this. With a little research, this is what I found out about it.
What is Lipotherapy?
The term is also called Mesotherapy. It comes from greek words meaning, middle and to treat medically. It is a means of delivering pharmaceutical agents into the middle layer (the mesoderm) of the skin. It is a non-invasive method of injecting vitamins, minerals, plant extracts, enzymes, and medicines into specifically targeted areas of the body. Lipotherapy is a non-surgical method for spot-fat reduction. You are able to target specific areas. The ingredients injected have been found to actually cause necrosis of the fat cells. The fat dissolves, is metabolized, and is then safely excreted by the kidneys. The treatment can be applied to areas such as saddle bags, eye pads, love handles, inner thighs, outer thighs, chin, and arms. Lipotherapy is known to be a good way of conturing your body.
What are the benefits?
From what I've been reading, here are some benefits of mesotherapy....
Injected by a needle
Improves blood flow
It is only recommended for healthy people with a BMI of 30 or less. And it is not a solution for weight loss. From what I read, the process includes many sessions of painful shots to the same area. So far, it seems to work with the inches loss but not so much with the reduction of cellulite. I wasn't able to find out how much the therapy is but the radio ad did mention a special of $250 per area. Kind of expensive for me. I think I would rather go the traditonal route of eating healthly and exercising. Lipotherapy hasn't been around long enough to know the long term effects.