For too long men have been fighting a losing battle with hair loss, wasting countless pennies on bogus products claiming to be the miracle that we’ve all been searching for. However, with the serious amount of research that has gone into baldness and finding a way to combat it, we may have actually found something that works: Mesotherapy.
What is Mesotherapy?
Mesotherapy is an alternative treatment that can be used for both male and female pattern baldness. It works by regulating the growth factors in the scalp of Alopecia patients (i.e., proteins and vitamins). This therapy is proven to be a fast method of restoring the lost hair by returning the hormonal balance and subduing the harmful effects of DHT hormones (Dihydrotestosterone).
How does the Meso growth factor work?
In order to understand Mesotherapy, first we must identify the reasons for hair loss. There are three main reasons why people go bald:
- Having hormone imbalances in and around the hair follicle
- Reduced blood circulation
- A lack of the right nutrients
Modern Mesotherapy treatment tackles all of these problems, resulting in a stimulation of hair growth, whilst putting an immediate end to hair loss.
The treatment itself
The Meso growth factor involves using an injection which doses the essential nutrients into the mesoderm (a germ layer approx. 1mm deep that arises during gastrulation, which is present between the ectoderm, and turns into the skin and central nervous system cells) of the scalp.
The solution itself can contain a wide range of minerals, vitamins, amino acids, nucleic acids and co-enzymes, all of which can be tailored to the specific patient’s individual needs (thus, it is important to have a consultation with your physician before pursuing Mesotherapy in order to get the best results).
The physician will only administer the injection after diagnosing the cause of the hair loss in the patient. This is done using either a 30number gauge thin needle, or a computerised mesotherapy mesogun. The vitamins and minerals are injected into the mesoderm over 1cm intervals across the area of the scalp in which the hair thinning is taking place.
This treatment maximises the overall absorption of the nutrients by the hair follicles themselves. Following that, this activates the dormant (or semi-dormant) follicles to trigger additional growth. This method ensures that the scalp will have the proper volume of amino acids with which is crucial for the health of the hairs, and boosts keratin production. Thus, it is widely considered as an effective treatment for almost all of the scalp and hair related issues that people face today.
What are the main advantages of Mesotherapy?
There are a number of quality advantages to Mesotherapy which are making this treatment more and more popular by the day. Here is a list of the main advantages:
- It is entirely safe
- It minimises potential side-effects such as allergies through drug interaction
- No anaesthesia required
- Quick recovery time
- Practically painless
Other benefits include:
- Stopping the hair loss process
- Stimulating micro-circulation
- Regulating tallow production
- Positively affects the 5a-reductase inhibitors
- Nourishes hair roots
- Increases thickness of hair strands
- Rebuilds cuticles
- Strengthens medulla
- Makes the hair glossy
What are the other uses for Mesotherapy?
Mesotherapy can be used to treat non-genetic hair loss, reducing hair loss overall, and removing dandruff and the sebaceous glands and treats thin and lifeless hair. In addition to that, Mesotherapy can be used for repairing and stimulating hair that has been damaged by environmental factors (e.g.,) sun damage and pollution.
How long does Mesotherapy treatment take to show results?
One can experience positive results almost immediately. Typically, the treatment will be administered once a week, over a 4-month period, however some clinics recommend once a week over 6 months (4-6 sessions). Once the results are really taking hold and hair growth is showing clear signs of improvement, the frequency of treatments will typically be reduced to once a month.
Does Mesotherapy truly work?
Mesotherapy has proved to be incredibly successful, with 90-92% of patients experiencing positive results. As opposed to the more commonly used Minoxidil treatment (Rogaine), which only has a 50% success rate.
What can one’s hair gain from Mesotherapy?
- Add volume by stimulating the hair growth
- Prevents the excessive and rapid shedding of hair
- Encourages hair follicles to move straight to the anagen phase (the active growth phase of hair follicles during which the root of the hair is dividing rapidly, adding to the hair shaft)
- Strengthens the hair and restores any lost luster (the way healthy hair shines)
Is Mesotherapy going to hurt?
Mesotherapy is a relatively painless process. It can be done under local anaesthetic. However, most people who have it without say that they only experience light pinching to the scalp. You will not experience any significant discomfort or side effects and the target areas where the injections were administered will heal rapidly.
Can Mesotherapy be combined with a hair-transplant?
If you have already lost a lot of hair and would like to have a hair-transplant, you can combine it with Mesotherapy for the best possible results. After a hair transplant session, Mesotherapy can be used on both the donor an receptor site to help the healing process and subsequently maximising the results. Whether you chose to or not is entirely up to you. In any case, it is safe to use Mesotherapy after a hair-transplant.
If you are conscious of your hair thinning at the moment and would like to cut through all of the crap and find a treatment which actually works, then Mesotherapy is for you. Certainly, nothing is guaranteed, but with a 90-92% success rate, it’s very hard to ignore the benefits of giving this treatment a try at the very least.