Mesotherapy can be used:
- Treat acute and chronic pain, most remarkably of the back
- Pain of tendinitis, arthritis, sprains and muscle strains
- To improve the appearance cellulite and promote weight loss
- Treat aging skin and redundant (sagging) skin, and rejuvenate the face, hands and neck.
Back Pain Mesotherapy:
Multiple small injections are placed shallowly into the skin and muscle of the back over areas of pain and inflammation. Small amounts of a serum are injected which include those to relieve muscular spasm (magnesium, lidocaine and diazepam), and to mobilise calcium (salmon calcitonin). Injections are repeated 1-2 weekly for 6 sessions. It takes multiple sessions to break the spasm and remove calcium which has evolved over some time.
Will Mesotherapy cure my back pain?
No, it will not. Most chronic diseases have multiple causes. The underlying cause of the back pain can very often not be found (which is very common in cases of back pain), or will persist such as a prolapsed disc. In many patients, the original cause of back pain is gone (such as a sporting injury which has “healed”) but the inflammation will simply not settle. Mesotherapy aims to relieve the chronic inflammatory process, muscular calcification and spasm that are the primary cause of the back pain. In this way, the back complex is brought back to a more “normal” state, and therefore you experience less or no pain.
Does Mesotherapy work for everyone?
No, it does not. If the underlying cause of your back pain is chronic spasm, muscular calcification and chronic unnecessary inflammation, you will find Mesotherapy is of great help. In these people, the results are often dramatic and occurs with hours to a few days of injections.
Can I use Mesotherapy with physiotherapy, chiropractic or bio kinetics?
Yes, it is actually highly recommended that rehabilitative activities continue, and patients continue or start to exercise to improve core strength which over the longer span of time will be the main control mechanism to keep back pain at bay. Mesotherapy complements other treatments, aiding in healing and pain relief.
Are there any side effects?
A common side effect of Mesotherapy is mild bruising, which generally resolves over one week. Since the technique involves shallow injections, combined with minute amounts of medications, side effects are usually minimal. Share any allergies or sensitivities to medicines or foods with your Doctor.
Are there any restrictions?
Restrictions vary, depending on the condition being treated. The Doctor will discuss these with you before treatments commence. It is important to tell your doctor about any anti-inflammatory drugs, blood thinners or steroids ahead of time since these may need to be restricted a day or 2 before the injections. In general, there will be no restrictions after bask mesotherapy.
How Much Does It Cost?
The total cost depends on the nature of the medical condition and the number of sessions needed to achieve the desired results. Prior to your first session, you will receive a treatment plan that outlines the anticipated costs.
Are the treatments painful?
You may feel a slight pinching or burning sensation when the injections are administered. However, the treatment is generally well tolerated by most patients.
What can I expect during my consultation and follow-up appointments?
Your first visit with the Doctor will be a Mesotherapy consultation. After filling out a series of forms, the Doctor will review your medical history and give you an in depth explanation as to what Mesotherapy is. She will address any of your concerns.
Each session takes approximately 30 minutes, and you can leave and continue with normal activities immediately.
It is essential that Back mesotherapy happens once a week for the first 3 to 4 sessions, after which they can be spaced every 2 weeks until 6 sessions have been reached. Many patients then need maintenance injections only periodically as pain or stiffness returns. Patients then either visit once a month or often only twice a year for maintenance injections.