Mesotherapy Overview

Mesotherapy, also known as lipodissolve, is an injectable treatment designed to treat body fat. The treatment is meant to serve as an alternative to invasive treatments like liposuction surgery

Mesotherapy is not FDA approved.

FDA warnings

In 2010, the FDA alerted customers about false and misleading marketing claims made about mesotherapy treatment. 

  • The FDA has not evaluated or approved products for use in lipodissolve (mesotherapy)
  • FDA is not aware of evidence supporting the effectiveness of the substances used in lipodissolve for fat elimination
  • The safety of these substances, when used alone or in combination, is unknown
  • FDA is not aware of clinical studies to support medical uses of lipodissolve

Potential side effects

According to the FDA, permanent scarring, skin deformation, and painful knots under the skin have all been reported. 

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