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March 2009

The Importance of Caution in the Use of Unregulated Anticellulite Treatments

Arch Dermatol. 2009;145(3):337. doi:10.1001/archdermatol.2008.613

We read with great interest in the Archives “A Complication of Mesotherapy: Noninfectious Granulomatous Panniculitis” by Davis and colleagues,1 which describes the morbid outcome of a woman injected with a deoxycholate-containing solution for the treatment of cellulite. The patient was diagnosed with a “mesotherapy-induced noninfectious granulomatous panniculitis”1(p809) in tissue obtained from numerous violaceous nodules and erosions on her thighs, buttocks, knees, and lower legs.

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