Mesotherapy is an advanced hair loss treatment in which a cocktail of hair growth boosters are supplied to the hair roots using fine needles to treat hair fall and hair thinning associated with female pattern and male pattern baldness.
It is also used as topical treatment along with derma roller. The growth boosters help hair to grow thicker and longer giving rise to healthy hair.
What is mesotherapy?
Mesotherapy is a treatment for hair loss in which a combination of growth factors, vitamins, and other ingredients is administered into the deeper layer of skin. This stimulates hair follicles regrowth. It may be done using a Derma roller, mesogun or meso needles.
How does it help?
Mesotherapy for hair loss is a process that improves blood supply and blood circulation to the scalp. It stimulates the cellular metabolism and cell division of the existing hair follicles, thus stimulating hair growth and increasing thickness of hair shafts. It is a very effective treatment modality for improving hair fall and hair loss in both men and women. Mesotherapy is also used in other medical conditions such as alopecia areata as an adjunctive therapy and post hair transplant to boost hair growth.
What is Androgenetic Alopecia?
Androgenetic alopecia is a patterned hair loss affecting both males and females. In this condition, under genetic influences, the androgen hormones circulating in the blood, interfere with the cellular division of the hair roots. This leads to gradual miniaturisation of the hair follicles hence causing hair thinning and eventual hair loss.
In males, the most common pattern is fronto-temporal thinning leading to receding hairline, whereas, in females, there occurs widening of the central hair parting making a christmas tree like pattern.
What is Telogen Effluvium?
Hair grow in a cyclical pattern with each hair root going through a growing (anagen) phase, transition (catagen) phase and resting (telogen) phase. At any given point of time, approximately 90% of the hair follicles are in the anagen phase, and the rest are in the catagen and telogen phase, thus leading to routine hair shedding which is usually less than 100 strands per day.
Under certain situations when the body goes into stress like due to acute severe illness, accident, surgery, hospitalisation, emotional stress, sudden weight loss, child birth, nutritional deficiencies, the cells of the hair roots slow down their division process. This causes more follicles to stay in the telogen phase, thus leading hair fall in excess known as telogen effluvium.
What are the nutritional deficiencies that can cause hair loss?
The most common nutritional deficiency associated with hair loss is iron deficiency.
How is the procedure done?
Mesotherapy is nutrient rich liquid injected into the scalp in the areas where there is hair thinning or hair loss. The injection is done using very fine and small needles which makes the treatment virtually painless.
Is Mesotherapy Effective?
Mesotherapy is an extremely effective treatment for hair related problems. Infusion of hair growth factors fortified with vitamins, minerals, proteins and nutrients boosts the hair roots to give robust hair growth. It not only helps in reducing the excess hair fall, but also improves hair thickness, volume and hair texture.
Is Mesotherapy Permanent Solution for Hair Fall?
Since hair loss is a chronic process, so is the mesotherapy treatment. It is to be used as a maintenance in addition to other treatment modalities as per the medical advice of the hair specialist.
Which Is better, Mesotherapy or PRP for Hair?
Mesotherapy is injection of pre formed solution containing combination of hair growth factors, vitamins, minerals, and proteins. Whereas PRP involves extraction of growth factors from patient's own blood sample and injecting that into the scalp.
PRP is always preferred over Mesotherapy, however, mesotherapy is opted in patients who have needle phobia for giving blood samples.
Does Mesotherapy work for Hair Loss?
Mesotherapy is a good treatment option for hair loss due to male and female pattern baldness. It also helps in other conditions like hair loss due to nutritional deficiencies, stress, and chronic telogen effluvium. It is also used for treating patchy hair loss on scalp and beard, progressive thinning of hair.
Is Mesotherapy US FDA Approved?
The ingredients of mesothrapy solution are FDA Approved and hence they are used to treat hair loss.
Is the treatment painful?
The pain is subjective and patient specific. Some people feel little warmth and for some the pain is unbearable. For sensitive individuals we suggest numbing gel or topical anaesthesia half an hour prior to procedure which reduces the pain sensation considerably.
How many sessions are required?
As per medical advice 6-8 sessions are done at an interval of every 2 weeks are sufficient to see good results as per american society of plastic surgeon and american academy of dermatology. Combining mesotherapy with other treatments like topical hair loss preventing lotions and PRP treatment can further improve the results.
How long does the treatment take?
Mesotherapy is quick procedure taking less than 30 minutes. There is absolutely no downtime associated, so you can go back to your work immediately.
When can I shampoo my hair after mesotherapy procedure?
It is advisable to shampoo the hair 24 hours after the procedure.
What can I expect from the treatment?
You can expect improvements and visible results in hair fall reduction and new hair growth as well. Consequently, you will be able to appreciate an increased hair volume with improved texture.
Is mesotherapy safe?
Mesotherapy is an absolutely safe and effective procedure without any side effects. However, as it involves injecting something into the body, complete asepsis should be maintained to avoid any infections. It must be done by qualified Dermatologist.
Man or woman – who is a better candidate for this therapy?
It is equally effective in both men and women.
Will it also cure my dandruff?
Mesotherapy has no role to play in the treatment of dandruff. If you have dandruff, you need to use anti-dandruff shampoos as advised by the doctor.
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