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Photomesotherapy is a new, needle-less alternative to cellulite reducing mesotherapy treatments, which involve injections of vitamins and medicines into the first and second layers of the skin. The Photomesotherapy approach combines monochromatic red, near infrared and blue LEDs (light emitting diodes) with synergistic topical forms of phosphatidylcholine to give cellulite-plagued skin a smoother, more even appearance.
Photomesotherapy treatments activate cells in a biological manner without significantly raising the temperature of the tissue like certain lasers and Intense Pulse Light (IPL) treatments. Independent clinical studies indicate that certain Light-emitting Diodes (LED) and pulse sequences stimulate cell receptor activation. This can cause cause cells to produce new collagen and elastin along with stimulating a variety of other beneficial responses.
DESCRIPTION OF TREATMENT
Photomesotherapy treatments for the reduction of cellulite usually consist of 12-16 customized treatments. Many sessions are developed with different pulse-rates and light energies to better address individual needs. Treatment begins after the chosen area is cleansed and a topical, light-absorbing medication is applied. LED energy is focused over the area for a period of time, depending on the severity and location of the area treated. There are no significant reports of painful heat sensations, and clients can return to normal activities immediately after.
Photomesotherapy is a fairly new procedure on the market. Although clinical trials and studies have produced no known side effects, the long-term effects of this treatment have not yet been established.
The FDA granted clearance of Photomesotherapy devices by PhotoActif illumiMed for pain and acne.
The average cost of Photomesotherapy varies with the location of the provider, the number of treatments and the severity of the treated area. Certain medical spas are charging $2,000 to $2,500 for 8-12 treatments, or an average of $200 per individual session.