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Integrative Medicine

Mesotherapy

Developed by Dr. Michael Pistor in the early 1950’s, mesotherapy was officially recognized by the French Academy of Medicine in 1987. In France it is an integral part of general medical practice.

Dr. Kulick clearly recognized the potential of Mesotherapy to treat conditions that had been previously unresponsive to traditional and other alternative medical interventions. As a result, he traveled to Paris to study the technique with Dr. Jacque Le Coz, former President of the French Society of Mesotherapy and mesotherapist for the French National Sports Team and with the medical faculty at the University of Bordeaux.

Why Mesotherapy is important

Mesotherapy is an extraordinary interventional medical technique that is widely practiced in Europe. Treatments are commonly used for internal medicine, sports injuries, chronic pain, pain management and cosmetic concerns. Mesotherapy can be used alone or in concert with standard pharmaceuticals to enhance successful treatment outcomes.

Symptoms it treats

Dr. Kulick has integrated this medical technique into his practice to treat a wide variety of musculoskeletal and neuropathic conditions such as acute muscle and ligament strains and sprains, chronic lower back pain, nerve damage (including diabetic and idiopathic neuropathies,) migraines and sinusitis, pharyngitis, vascular insufficiency, acne and wound healing.

Apart from medical conditions, Dr. Kulick has effectively used mesotherapy in stimulating hair re-growth in women experiencing postpartum hair loss and peri-menopausal or menopausal hair loss. It can also help reverse male pattern baldness in some younger men. Cellulite and skin rejuvenation are two of the more common cosmetic issues Mesotherapy has been touted to improve.

Methodology

Mesotherapy is not a procedure, but a delivery technique. It is comprised of a series of microinjections consisting of both conventional and homeopathic medications, plant extracts, vitamins and nutrients into the middle layer of the skin call the dermis. The needles used in mesotherapy are tiny—similar to those used for acupuncture.

How it works

Deeper vessels and arteries are below the third layer of skin. If you inject deeply the injectable will move quickly throughout the entire body. This would be necessary in the case of delivering penicillin or other antibiotics. When you want tissues to pick up the injectable slowly, you must inject between the first two layers of skin. Mesotherapy is the technique used when low dose medicine is introduced into the superficial dermis (between the epithelial and dermal junction) and then slowly released through smaller capillaries for an extended period. At the site of the injection very small amounts of medicine—a fraction of the oral dosage—is absorbed over an extended period of time, much the same as a timed release.

Side effects

Because of the small doses involved in treatment, there are no side effects providing you are in the hands of a well trained practitioner.