Mesotherapy, also known as lipodissolve, is an injectable treatment designed to dissolve or melt stubborn body fat. The treatment is meant to serve as an alternative to invasive treatments like liposuction surgery.
Mesotherapy is not FDA approved.
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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