Mesotherapy involves the injection of small amounts of medication, vitamins and amino acids into the mesoderm (the middle layer of skin). The substance is placed just millimeters under the skin into the problematic area through a series of tiny and almost painless micro-injections to deliver healing or corrective treatments. Mesotherapy was pioneered by Dr Michel Pistor in 1952 and was given formal recognition by the French Academy of Medicine in 1987. It is currently used by more than 15 000 medical practitioners, throughout Europe, Great Britain and South America.
Mesotherapy blocks the body's ability to store fat and stimulates the body's ability to burn fat.
Mesotherapy has many advantages. It eliminates the side-effects and contra-indications associated with many medications. Often medication intolerance is due to the fact that medication reaches parts of the body that has no need for it. Because the target area is reached immediately and the substance is at the correct concentration, the amount of the drug needed is greatly reduced and the effects can be realized more rapidly. The only side-effect is the possibility of minor bruising. Mesotherapy is virtually painless, requires no down-time, no bandages or an aesthesia.
After a thorough evaluation by the medical practitioner, the target areas are administered, covering the whole of the area. There are various methods of injecting, such as injection guns, multiple needle administration apparatus and ordinary syringes and small gauge needles.
The injection procedure is carried out every two weeks for 8 to 10 sessions. In the week between the treatments, the patient must have an Endermologie® treatment to smooth the area and encourage circulation.
Mesotherapy can be used on any part of the body, including double chin and fat pads under the eyes. Alternative mesotherapy treatments include injections to stimulate hair growth, micro injections in the face that turn back the clock on the skin and various other medical conditions.
Special types of mesotherapy offered by Vivacite:
Hair mesotherapy (Hair Treatment)
Local treatment for male pattern baldness. It restores an effective micro-circulation of the scalp and revitalizes the follicles. It effectively combats hair loss.
Vivacité Medical Spa situated in Montana, Pretoria, specialises in cosmetic treatments, slimming, cellulite reduction and non-surgical facelifts.
With a thorough evaluation of your face and body, combined with a medical evaluation of your hormones, they are able to offer you tailor-made advice on treatments and products.
Their medical centre involves 3 doctors (including aesthetic doctors), a dentist, 3 physiotherapists, a dietician and nurse. There is also a 4 star guest house to accommodate stayovers.
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