Nov 8, 2007

The Inconvenient Truth About DIY Mesotherapy

by Sharon Bell

Cellulite is one of the few things that any woman would want to avoid. However, like a cruel joke from nature, women are more prone to develop cellulite than men. But in this day and age, nature can take a beating from countless of women scorned by cellulite in their body. As more and more products and procedures are being created to fight off cellulite, these fatty deposits have become so much easier to eliminate.

Mesotherapy is one of the cellulite reduction treatments available today. Mesotherapy is gaining popularity all over the world because it does not require surgery and is relatively safe. Since it is really quite hard to get rid of cellulite the natural way, many women are willing to dole out huge amounts of money just to ensure that their buns and thighs do not have the orange peel appearance brought about by cellulite.

Basically, mesotherapy treatment only requires the injection of a mixture of minerals, vitamins, amino acids and some medications on the surface of the skin. Thus, the only side effect you might encounter is minor bruising. And that's a lot better than climbing up hills and mountains.

However, since having mesotherapy in clinics and spas are quite expensive, many women who want to get rid of their cellulite but don't have much money are resorting to do-it-yourself mesotherapy (that's right, DIY mesotherapy) treatments that can be bought through auction sites and other online stores. However, this practice can be very dangerous in itself and many women are risking their lives by self-administered mesotherapy. Read on if you want to know more about the hidden dangers of using home-mesotherapy kits.

Lack Of Training

Injecting your thighs and buns with the mesotherapy drug may look easy. In reality, however, you need months of training to know where exactly to inject the serum. It is important to note that the human body has lots of nerves, veins, capillaries, muscles and other tissues under the skin. Thus, one mistake might lead to serious repercussions, including muscle damage.

Another danger you might encounter in doing the treatment yourself is by injecting yourself with a syringe full of trapped air bubbles. Only trained professionals know how to safely release trapped bubbles in a syringe.

Unsterilized Equipment And Surroundings

You cannot just perform mesotherapy anywhere. You need a clean environment to ensure that there will be no complications. Furthermore, you also need to ensure that the needles and other equipment to be used are clean and sterile. If you buy kits via online auctions, you can never be sure that the equipment being sold is uncontaminated. AIDS and sepsis are just some of the diseases you can get from performing mesotherapy in unclean surroundings and with unsterilized needles and syringes.

Problems With Mesotherapy Medication

Mesotherapy procedure is expensive because they make use of expensive drugs and equipment. If you buy a cheap mesotherapy kit, you might be buying unsafe, expired or ineffective medication.

There are many unscrupulous people who are just interested in making money. Thus, you need to be careful in buying and using mesotherapy kits that are super cheap. There is a big chance that the dose of required medications included in these kits is not correct. And maybe the drugs and nutrients used are substandard or the medication is expired.

People who used mesotherapy kits with wrong medication have experienced peeling of the skin, muscle aches, extensive bleeding, and rashes. Some even need to undergo hospitalization just to remedy the situation.

If you cannot afford mesotherapy or you do not want to risk your life for some cheap auctioned DIY mesotherapy kits, there are other treatments available that are surely safe. Products like Celluthin can help you with your cellulite. For more information, visit

About the Author
Sharon Bell is an avid health and fitness enthusiast and published author. Many of her insightful articles can be found at the premiere online news magazine

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