Injection-Lipolysis vs Mesotherapy
Lipolysis is not Mesotherapy
commentary from NETWORK Speaker Ulrich Bunzek
There are still misunderstandings by the correct classification of Injections-Lipolysis, so that different lobbies assign it to Mesotherapy. The reasons are as multiplex as the applicable substances in Mesotherapy. I would like to point out a few of the backgrounds. At first we start with exact definitions of both therapies.
SUBcutanous administers injections to a depth of 6 to 12 mm and is solely for aesthetical use to dissolve fat cells. Up to 100 ml are used per session.
INTRAcutanous administers injections to a depth of 1 to 4 mm to treat 100’s of different indications. There are about 200 homeopathic and allopathic compounds in usage.
(Dr. Michael Pistor, France 1952)
At first glance we see that the only similarity is the administering by way of injection. All other parameters differ sometimes very considerably. The Injection-Lipolysis is found solely in the aesthetical medicine practice, while the original Mesotherapy offers real help by many diseases from skin diseases to pain therapy. From the use of the medication Phosphatidylcholine in both therapies for different indications cannot be assumed because its applications are out of the same area.
Mesotherapy has in the last few years also in the aesthetical Medicine found its warranted use. For this reason Mesotherapy has become interesting for doctors who offer aesthetic treatments and has kept it on the same level so that the stagnet Mesotherapy has become a new lease of life. Known worldwide, and Mesotherapy societies use this to offer training and to get new members.
With the methodic worldwide publication of a standard treatment protocol through NETWORK-Lipolysis, this target group has become interesting for Mesotherapy societies. Lipolysis has been tried to be compared with Mesotherapy especially in Amercia by using terms such as Deep-Mesotherapy. But also in Europe a lot of treatment protocols have appeared, that clearly originate from Mesotherapy and have very little in common with Lipolysis. The real danger does not lie in the near to Mesotherapy but the danger is the fragmentation of the different treatment protocols that can not be compared in the effect and result, like it is today in the Mesotherapy field. The many different offers, propagated protocols, mixtures, mistakes a coherent treatment and education structure that turns Mesotherapy into a complicated method by training for the beginner, who is anxious as usual. A lot of feedback and complaints verify this.
NETWORK-Lipolysis explores the Injections-Lipolysis independantly from Pharma companies, working together with all members and many universities. Through the worldwide standardized treatment protocols from NETWORK-Lipolysis, the spreading in 59 different countries with over 1,300 trained doctors and over 80,000 documented treatments, Lipolysis explored from the exoticism area into the scientific focus and the NETWORK has produced many scientific publications worldwide.
The Injection-Lipolysis is at the beginning of its development and should be given a chance to grow into its own shoes before giving it a pair of shoes that belong to another therapy.