Saturday February 29, 2020

Here’s Everything you Need to Know About Mesotherapy

Bursting the myths of mesotherapy

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There are various myths about mesotherapy which makes people misunderstand the procedure and its effects. Pixabay

Mesotherapy is a treatment in which various beneficial minerals and vitamins are introduced into the skin to help in the treatment of various body problems and imperfections. This therapy uses vitamins, minerals, enzymes, and hormones to achieve the desired results.

Mesotherapy can be used for various problems like fat reduction, targeting stubborn cellulite, skin pigmentation, hair loss and lightening the visibility of wrinkles and fine lines.

However, there are various myths about mesotherapy which makes people misunderstand the procedure and its effects. Many say that the therapy is only limited to concerns of the neck and face. But mesotherapy can be used all over the body depending on what the person’s requirement is, highlights Lalita Arya, Vice President, Dermapuritys.

For instance on the face for the wrinkles, on the scalp for baldness, all over the body for reducing body fat, cellulite, skin tightening, stretch marks and many more.

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Mesotherapy can be used for various problems like fat reduction, targeting stubborn cellulite, skin pigmentation, hair loss and lightening the visibility of wrinkles and fine lines. Pixabay

Another myth linked with mesotherapy is that it can only be performed on a limited age group, mainly people going for wrinkle treatments and skin tightening. However, therapy can be taken at any age. It helps skin remain healthy and retain its glow by providing essential nutrients to the skin on a regular basis, and also by stimulating the skin to regenerate collagen, Arya says.

Many people confuse platelet-rich plasma therapy with meso therapy. The two treatments are different and they are chosen depending on the issue that the person is suffering from. For each treatment the preparations and procedures are different. The elements used for each treatment are also different and are used according to the results required.

‘For better results, you need to get multiple sittings to the clinic’; this is also a myth, says Arya.

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People have experienced a lot of difference after one therapy, but this depends on the problem and treatment they choose. The number of clinic visits also depends on how severe the problem is. Before going for a mesotherapy you need to consult a professional who will recommend the type of treatment and the number of sittings that will be needed. Also, remember that the results can vary as each person responds a little differently to the same treatment, she underlines. (IANS)

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People with Damaged Livers Can Continue Medication for Diabetes

Even damaged livers can handle medicines for diabetes, BP

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People with diabetes, hypertension and depression might be able to continue taking life saving medications in small doses even while they heal from drug-induced liver injuries. Pixabay

People with diabetes, hypertension and depression might be able to continue taking life saving medications in small doses even while they heal from drug-induced liver injuries, suggests new research.

The findings, published in the journal Drug Metabolism and Disposition, suggests that doctors need not always make patients with drug-induced liver injury stop taking all their medications until the liver healed.

Drug-induced liver injury — when a person accidentally harms their liver by taking medications prescribed by a doctor (or occasionally over the counter drugs) — affects about almost 1 million people globally. “Doctors give patients drugs to treat diseases. No one wants their liver damaged, but it happens all the time,” said Xiaobo Zhong from the University of Connecticut in the US.

When a person takes a medication by mouth, it goes into their stomach and then to the intestines, where it is absorbed into the blood. This blood, in turn, passes first through the liver before reaching the rest of the body. The liver has enzymes that break down medicines.

But different people naturally have more or less of these enzymes. Sometimes, what could be a safe and effective dose in one person is too much for someone else who has different enzyme levels. This is why some individuals are more vulnerable to liver damage, even when taking drugs just as a doctor prescribed.

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If patients have chronic conditions such as diabetes, hypertension, or depression, their conditions can run out of control if they do not take their medicines. Pixabay

There is no standard guidance for doctors when a patient gets drug-induced liver damage. Often times they tell the person to stop taking all medications immediately and wait for their liver to recover. But that can take weeks or months.

“But if patients have chronic conditions such as diabetes, hypertension, or depression, their conditions can run out of control,” if they stop taking the medications, Zhong said. And that can be life threatening.

The researchers tested whether mice whose livers had been damaged by acetaminophen (the active ingredient in Tylenol) had lower levels of drug metabolising enzymes, called cytochrome P450 enzymes.

The researchers investigated whether mice with drug-induced liver damage can safely take medications for diabetes, hypertension and depression. It looks like they can, as long as the doses are much smaller than normal, said the study.

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Because the damaged liver does not break down the medications as efficiently, they are just as effective at these lower doses. The team still has to test whether these results hold in humans. (IANS)