Cellulite treatment mesotherapy

Cellulite treatment through draining mesotherapy using only the multi-puncture technique, a superficial intradermal technique also known as nappage, is offered in Toulouse by Doctor Germain, mesotherapy specialist. This technique is inspired from traditional mesotherapy.

What is cellulite?

We can distinguish several types of cellulite:


  • soft cellulite (fat excess),
  • edematous cellulite (water retention),
  • hard cellulite.


A precise diagnosis is necessary before any treatment.


Soft cellulite is essentially due to a build up of fat. It is not painful and it is soft to the touch. It is mostly present on the buttocks and thighs. An approach comprising an adapted diet and physical activity are recommended by Doctor Germain.


Hard cellulite is tight to the touch and can be painful when pinching it. It is commonly called “orange peel”. In this case, the collagen fibers surround the adipocytes or fat cells. This cellulite is more difficult to treat because it is older.


Edematous cellulite is caused by poor circulation and a lack of physical activity. It leads to heavy legs, flexible to the touch. It can affect the stomach, the buttocks, the thighs, the arms and the ankles.


Water retention cellulite is due to important fluid retention.


Mixed cellulite is a combination between soft and edematous cellulite. This type of cellulite is the most widespread.

What is draining mesotherapy using intradermal multi-puncture technique?

Draining mesotherapy using the multi-puncture technique consists in micro-injections of draining products in the body areas where cellulite is present. Due to their fiber reducing action, these injections favor the venous return. This technique can work on certain cellulites and certain patients. This will be evaluated during the consultation.


The sessions are often divided in 2 types: around ten “attack” sessions spaced out of one to two weeks and then “follow up” sessions to be done several times a year every month or every two months according to the importance and the age of the cellulite. This treatment is efficient but it does not represent a comprehensive approach for losing weight. It rather addresses persons that are not overweight but that wish to reduce ungraceful surface cellulite.


Cellulite is an issue that must be approached globally. A nutritional approach combined with regular physical activity is vital in order to observe its disappearance in the long run. In the frame of a more comprehensive approach of weight problems, Doctor Germain will propose a follow up and nutrition advice in order to retrieve a balanced diet and to lose weight. Cellulite reducing sessions can be considered as an element of a global approach.


Cellulite treatment through mesotherapy proves to be very interesting in fighting against superficial cellulite. In certain cases it can potentially represent an alternative for certain aesthetic surgery interventions such as light liposuctions without being able to replace a more in depth liposuction for more important fat deposits. Losing weight naturally is also entirely possible. Doctor Germain can advise you in order to lose weight by eating better.

Cellulite treatment indications

For face and hands, aesthetic mesotherapy (called mesolift) acts on skin rejuvenation. Applied for the body and the silhouette, cellulite mesotherapy allows to improve blood flow, to eliminate water, to fight against venous insufficiency and stretch marks and to reduce cellulite.

Session and frequency

Each session concentrates on a precise zone: flabby thighs, stomach or knees. It lasts around twenty minutes. You need to count around ten sessions for a good result. The sessions are programmed regularly weekly or every two weeks. You need to take into account follow up sessions every one or two months. The injections are done with an automatic mesotherapy injector allowing numerous simultaneous micro-injections, the multi-puncture technique.


The treatment is not painful and gives progressive results. It has little side effects and does not leave traces or only red dots that rapidly fade away at the places stung by the needles.


Two techniques are to be considered: the “manual way” with a syringe equipped with a very short needle entering fast into the dermis and the “assisted way” with a sort of automatic injector called mesotherapy gun.

The two methods are done without anesthesia. The injections, superficial into the skin, are very little painful. Nonetheless, an anesthesia cream can be applied 30 minutes before the treatment. The areas around the blood vessels are injected using the IDP technique (profound intra-dermic injection) 4mm in depth and the stomach using the IED or intra-epidermic technique (more superficial).


Used for several years now, the mesotherapy cellulite treatment has proven its efficiency by improving blood flow. It also gives visible results on skin appearance and diminishes leg pain and cellulite.


Interesting technique for fighting against the cellulite, it rather addresses patients that do not have too much weight to lose but who wish to get rid of a “superficial” cellulite.

Painless and simple to do, this treatment also has the advantage to act fast and its results last in time.


Cellulite mesotherapy potentially allows to postpone surgery. It is a noninvasive act done without anesthesia. It allows to avoid surgical interventions which can have heavy consequences.

Our advice

In order to optimize the efficiency of this treatment, it is recommended to also follow a healthy diet.

Cellulite treatment mesotherapy in Toulouse by Dr. Germain