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Indian Journal of Dermatology, Venereology and Leprology
Medknow Publications on behalf of The Indian Association of Dermatologists, Venereologists and Leprologists (IADVL)
ISSN: 0378-6323
EISSN: 0378-6323
Vol. 77, No. 2, 2011, pp. 232-237
Bioline Code: dv11068
Full paper language: English
Document type: Special Article
Document available free of charge

Indian Journal of Dermatology, Venereology and Leprology, Vol. 77, No. 2, 2011, pp. 232-237

 en Position paper on mesotherapy
Sarkar, Rashmi; Garg, Vijay Kumar & Mysore, Venkataram

Abstract

Mesotherapy is a controversial cosmetic procedure which has received publicity among the lay people, in the internet and in the media. It refers to minimally invasive techniques which consist of the use of intra- or subcutaneous injections containing liquid mixture of compounds (pharmaceutical and homeopathic medications, plant extracts, vitamins and other ingredients) to treat local medical and cosmetic conditions. This position paper has examined the available evidence and finds that acceptable scientific evidence for its effectiveness and safety is lacking. IADVL taskforce, therefore would like to state that the use of this technique remains controversial at present. Further research and well-designed controlled scientific studies are required to substantiate the claims of benefit of this mode of therapy.

Keywords
Lipolysis, mesotherapy, rejuvenation

 
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