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 DERMATOSURGERY SPECIALS
Year : 2011  |  Volume : 77  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 232--237

Position paper on mesotherapy


1 Department of Dermatology, Maulana Azad Medical College, New Delhi, India
2 Venkat Charmalaya, Centre for Advanced Dermatology, Bangalore, India

Correspondence Address:
Rashmi Sarkar
Department of Dermatology, Maulana Azad Medical College, New Delhi - 110 002
India
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DOI: 10.4103/0378-6323.77479

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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.






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