The following information may contain reference to therapies such as PRP, Mesotherapy, IV Plaxex, Carboxy Therapy, Hyaluronic Acid Filler, as well as other cosmetic services that are out of scope for NDs in Ontario and are only offered to naturopathic patients after non-OHIP covered consultation and revaluation with our medical director, MD, with possible subsequent referral to the respective unit (IV, Cosmetic, Pain).
Localized Fat Reduction
Mesotherapy can be a safe, minimally invasive procedure that can be used to “melt away” fat, and reduce fat and cellulite. Fatty areas, like the abdomen, upper arms, and thighs are often the problem targets. It involves injecting microscopic quantities of a variety of, natural plant extracts, homeopathic agents, and vitamins into the skin. Mesotherapy may be effectively used to treat cellulite, weight loss, body sculpting, and rejuvenation – anti-aging of the skin.
Mesotherapy can help reduces excess fat deposits. It also can help to improve lymphatic drainage, blood flow in the circulatory system, and disrupt fibrotic and bands of connective tissue (which give the classic dimpling of cellulite).
All individuals are different and require special evaluation and it depends on the patient’s body. Some patients may see results after one treatment session while others may require four to five treatments to begin to see results.
Side effects are generally limited to bruising. The bruises usually fade within one week. The majority of patients experience minimal discomfort with mesotherapy.
Results for this therapy do vary individually and are not guaranteed to be successful; clinical outcomes are highly variable.
- Treatment areas can remain fat-free as long as the patient maintains healthy living habits.
- Treatments for cellulite may require maintenance on a six-month basis.
- Other localized fat treatments used at Pinewood include radiofrequency and carboxytherapy.