Effectiveness of Mesotherapy on Body Contouring

  title={Effectiveness of Mesotherapy on Body Contouring},
  author={Seung-Ha Park and Deok-Woo Kim and Min Ah Lee and Sang Chul Yoo and Seung Chul Rhee and Sang Hwan Koo and Geun-Hye Seol and Eun Young Cho},
  journal={Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery},
Background: Despite the increasing interest in mesotherapy as an alternative method for body contouring, there are few reports of its safety, efficacy, and mechanism of action. A clinical examination was performed to evaluate the efficacy of mesotherapy for body contouring. Methods: Twenty women were enrolled in this prospective, case-controlled study over a 12-week period. The authors injected a mixed solution (i.e., aminophylline, buflomedil, and lidocaine) into the superficial dermis of the… 

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