PRP – MESOTHERAPY
The thought is that growth factors released from the platelets have effects on stem cells within hair follicles, thus promoting the growth phase of hair. They are also thought to stimulate angiogenesis (new blood vessel formation), which provides blood flow to assist in hair growth.
First, a sample of blood is drawn and put into a special canister that separates it into different multiple layers. The doctor uses the layer of blood that’s filled with platelets, as well as stem cells and growth factors. Then, it’s injected into the scalp with a syringe to stimulate hair growth.
Although PRP can be a treatment option for any type of hair loss, that it’s most commonly used for people dealing with androgenic alopecia (male pattern hair loss) and alopecia areata.
One of the many reasons that PRP is becoming an increasingly popular hair loss treatment is that there’s little to no side effects and no downtime. Typically, hair loss patients will see the most results in 3-6 months.
Mesotherapy is a non-invasive and non-surgical cosmetic hair restoration procedure which has been steadily gaining in popularity.
Superficial microinjections are inserted just below the epidermal layer of the skin into the appropriate tissues to stimulate the mesoderm layer in the skin, which lies at a depth of about 1mm beneath the surface, in order encourage the hair’s natural regeneration and proliferation process.
Mesotherapy treatment has now been used for decades to successfully restore luster and volume to thinning hair and to promote significant hair regrowth for both women and men who have experienced the beginnings of balding or Alopecia Areata.
The technology at the root of the treatment is based on the understanding that most hair loss problems are a result of lack of proper nutrients, reduced blood circulation to the scalp, and hormone imbalances around the hair follicle, in particular an excess production of the hair loss androgen DHT.
For hair restoration treatments, the Mesotherapy solution injected into the scalp contains a special combination of specific chemicals, minerals, amino acids, vitamins, nucleic acids and co-enzymes specifically tailored according to the patient’s unique requirements.
The treatment restores hormone balance at a gradual pace, which enables the steady growth of new, healthy hair strands.
Mesotherapy uses a dual-action process, which employs both chemical stimulation and mechanical stimulation to the affected area.
The needle used to administer the solution creates micro perforations in the affected tissue, which induces a healing process, in which collagen and elastin are produced. These substances are two building blocks within the tissue, vital for the formation of healthy skin and hair.
The active ingredients administered via microinjection stimulate the appropriate response in the mesoderm, according to the condition being treated. The quality of the product is of the utmost importance.
The treatment procedure for hair loss can vary from patient to patient, however a session usually takes between approximately 10-30 minutes, depending upon the size of the area requiring treatment.
Generally, a minimum of 10 sessions is required in order to create the conditions in the scalp required to stimulate hair growth, beginning with an intensive course of treatments every 2 weeks for the first 2-3 months, after which it is possible to then decrease the frequency of treatments to once every 3 months or less.
Some people can experience positive results within the first few weeks of treatment, however it can vary depending upon the severity of the hair loss and how the individual responds to the treatment.
Patients should expect to see significant results within the first 2-3 months of treatment, but the full effect of the treatment may take up to 6 months.
Mesotherapy has been shown to be just as effective and sometimes more effective than oral tablets for hair restoration and rejuvenation. Orally administered treatments must first pass through the gastrointestinal tract and be metabolized by the liver before they are released into the bloodstream.This digestive process significantly reduces the amount of medication that reaches the affected area. In contrast, Mesotherapy is able to deliver a much smaller dose of treatment direct to the affected area; in the case of hair loss, the hair follicle; where it is directly required and can be immediately assimilated.
Mesotherapy has been shown in a clinical trial to be more effective than topical application of Minoxidil for successful hair restoration treatment in females and males suffering from hair loss.