Mesotherapy Specialist

Ocean Medical Clinic

Cosmetic Dermatologist located in Mission Terrace, Outer Mission, San Francisco, CA

Patients from throughout the Mission Terrace and Outer Mission areas of San Francisco, California have access to innovative mesotherapy treatments at Ocean Medical Clinic, located in Balboa Park. Dr. Yuen is one of only a few doctors in Northern California licensed to use mesotherapy to reduce pockets of fat.

Mesotherapy Q & A

What Is Mesotherapy?

Mesotherapy is a treatment involves the injection of microscopic quantities of homeopathic medications, traditional pharmaceuticals, vitamins, minerals and amino acids into the mesoderm, or middle layer of the skin. The mesoderm is targeted because this is where fat is stored. Mesotherapy treats a variety of cosmetic conditions ranging from cellulite and weight loss, to reducing the appearance of acne and wrinkle reduction. Mesotherapy can be used for overall weight loss, cellulite (dimples in the skin most commonly seen in the thighs), and spot weight reduction (focus on one area of the body).

What are the benefits of mesotherapy?

Mesotherapy has many benefits. Dr. Yuen customizes the medication mix to address the specific concern of each individual patient . Smaller doses of medication are needed with injections, which reduce the chance of a contra-indication occurring. It also makes medication an option to more patients who might have had an intolerance to a substance in a larger dose. Compared to other weight loss procedures, such as liposuction, mesotherapy offers significant benefits including decreased recovery time, bruising, and fewer post-treatment restrictions.

How long does it take to see results?

Results can sometimes be seen immediately, but most patients notice visible improvement after the first 2 or 3 sessions. When combined with proper nutrition and regular exercise, the results should last. Like any fat reduction treatment, mesotherapy is most effective when patients follow a healthy diet. You must watch your carbohydrates (bread, pasta, rice, sugar) and eat a balanced diet. Taking one multivitamin a day is recommended. Exercise is another important element of successful mesotherapy. It increases circulation which helps to move the medication around the target areas, providing improved results.

What Happens During Treatment?

Before any treatment occurs, Dr. Yuen provides a consultation to ensure eligibility and for allergy testing. When the treatments begin, Dr. Yuen identifies and maps the target area. The site is then cleaned with alcohol, treated with a topical anesthetic, and marked with injection sites. The patient lies on a treatment table during the injections.