Over the last 40 years, the treatment of many diseases with mesotherapy has been a controversial topic, both for treatment of pain and also for facial rejuvenation or fat lipolysis.
Even if controversial, these techniques have evolved a lot, and patients’ demand for these techniques has increased.
Feeling younger, it is natural to want to look younger.
Alessio Redaelli and Marcelo Bigetti are senior faculty members of the
American Academy of Aesthetic Medicine that I lead from about 40 years. I know them very well and I estimate their way to be scientifical. This opera so is more than welcome, knowing that they were able to find the right compromise and scientifical evidence also in a so controversial argument and topic.
It is a comprehensive and readable text, very practical, as in the way of Prof. Redaelli, and with good images to exactly understand the different techniques.
In my opinion this text allowed the authors to meet science in a field that sometimes, in many countries, remains art.
Dr. Delune Michel
Pioner of aesthetic medicine
How many years we know each other!
I met Marcelo for the first time many years ago in Malaysia, in Kuala Lumpur, in marvelous years in which I seemed to be in a novel by Salgari, when a mutual friend Michel Delune, another pioneer of cosmetic medicine, asked us to conduct some courses for his American Academy of Aesthetic Medicine. Immediately I was very pleased about the scientificity of this speaker and teacher. His passion for what he was doing!
When then we started conducting courses also on mesotherapy, we had to try our hand in giving scientificity to a matter that not always was and is still today treated too scientifically.
One evening then, dining at a restaurant with Marcelo in Dubai, under a very wide aquarium, speaking as always about medicine, students and various lessons, I launched the challenge, almost as a joke: if namely, in addition to lecture together, it could please us even write a book together !
But not just any book: a book on a topic a little discussed, in which we should get involved seriously with the challenge of making a good impression with an academic world that still struggles to accept as real “classical medicine” a medicine that it is still today considered as “alternative”.
From this, to face the challenge of writing a book on a topic and techniques so controversial, yet so widely used in the European world, but also the Middle and Far East and the US, the step was short!
We then tried, together, to give an organic configuration to a very broad matter, searching also an acceptable scientific literature that in recent years, has grew up, giving as scientific confirmation of clinical very clear impressions and results, but sometimes unconfirmed!
We tried to understand all the various aspects of the subject, both in its classical realm, but also in those many modern aspects, which definitely try to get away a little from the classic groove tracked many years ago by the pioneer of the technique Michel Pistor: cellulite treatment , localized fat deposits and hair loss, all topics that today are always in all conferences on the subject.
We hope to have done an appreciable work especially by the many colleagues who would like to try their hand on the matter but have not found, so far, a truly comprehensive text, also with hints of history and anatomy that does not spoil.
We had the contribution of good friend totally known by us, highly trained and with a scientifically impeccable history, covering very specific and special topics: all ultra-experts in their field and with a very long experience. We hope to have done a job that will be of some practical utility especially to all colleagues, aesthetic doctors or dermatologists, plastic surgeons or physicians or of other extraction, that, all over the world, want to have a practical guide to get good results and avoid side effects that in this area are rare but always possible.
We remain available to all, in order to improve this work on a second edition that we hope will not be long in coming, to fill the numerous flaws that you will help us to find.
Marcelo Suarez Bigetti