Last update Jan. 26, 2019
Mesotherapy involves the administration of various substances (drugs, vitamins, plant extracts, homeopathic agents ...) by multiple subcutaneous or intradermal injections, usually for cosmetic or slimming purposes, also to treat pain, venous insufficiency, androgenic alopecia and other illness (Konda 2103, Vedamurthy 2007).
There is no evidence on the effectiveness of this practice (Jayasinghe 2103, El-Domyati 2012, Sarkar 2011, Herreros 2011, Sivagnanam 2010, Atiyeh 2008, Brown 2006). Moreover, among the few existing publications in scientific journals, most of them talk about adverse effects, such as non- tuberculous mycobacterial infections (Couderc 2011, Wongkitisophon 2011, Galés 2011, Quiñones 2010, Da Mata 2010, Gutiérrez 2010, Correa 2010, Rivera 2006), cutaneous tuberculosis (Orjuela 2010), skin allergies CDC 2005), poisoning (Vukcević 2012) and others.
It is a practice without any demonstrated effectiveness, potentially harmful and very expensive (Sivagnanam 2010, Atiyeh 2008).
At latest update no published data on their compatibility with breastfeeding were found.
The risk for breastfeeding or the breastfed infant depends on the product which is injected under the skin, as it has been shown a systemic absorption and therefore the medication could be excreted through the breast milk.
Suggestions made at e-lactancia are done by APILAM team of health professionals, and are based on updated scientific publications. It is not intended to replace the relationship you have with your doctor but to compound it. The pharmaceutical industry contraindicates breastfeeding, mistakenly and without scientific reasons, in most of the drug data sheets.
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e-lactancia is a resource recommended by Academy of Breastfeeding Medicine - 2006 of United States of America
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