Cellulite: mesotherapy, what is it?

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Orange peel skin appareance can be one of the signs of cellulite, this is treated in various ways but a strong response comes from Aesthetic Medicine: mesotherapy.

This is in fact a non-surgical treatment, of Aesthetic Medicine, which uses injections into the mesoderm (the layer of tissue under the skin) composed of fat and subcutaneous tissue.

It aims to act by reducing the accumulation of fat, water retention and cellulite in different localized areas, by injecting specific drugs, minerals and vitamins into the mesoderm: these are calibrated by the Aesthetic Doctor expert in mesotherapy, based on the characteristics of the patient and the severity of cellulite.


Usually, patients need 3-4 mesotherapy treatments, 3 to 4 weeks apart to have a significant effect against cellulite.

There are several active ingredients that can be used according to the characteristics of the patient and the type of cellulite to be treated, now we will talk about the treatment based on phosphatidylcholine. Phosphatidylcholine is a good lipolytic drug capable of acting directly on fat cells, favoring their disposal and therefore eliminating them.

Some doctors present it as a non-surgical liposuction, as its effect is to make fats soluble and therefore reabsorbable by the body.

Other substances used are those with a lymphatic drainage effect and phlebotonic substances: these have proven to be central in improving circulation in the capillaries (microcirculation) and in reducing water retention and stagnation of liquids.

After mesotherapy

  • The results persist for a long time, especially if supported by an adequate lifestyle and diet;
  • Results visible since 3rd day;
  • Localized fat is reduced;
  • It improves the microcirculation and therefore also the water retention finds a benefit;
  • Skin is more elastic;
  • Some signs just after treatment are normal and tend to go away on their own: itching, swelling, moderate pain, inflammation and bruising

Who cannot perform the treatment?

  • Women who are pregnant or breastfeeding;
  • In people with obesity, diabetes, infections, kidney or liver failure,
  • Immunosuppressed people
  • Women with menstrual cycle abnormalities (coagulations etc.)
  • Children under 18

However, to understand if it is the indicated treatment for your case, only the Aesthetic Doctor expert in mesotherapy can give you a useful opinion. So if you are interested, ask me for more information for your specific case.