Mesotherapy is a non-invasive and non-surgical cosmetic hair restoration procedure which has been steadily gaining in popularity. 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.
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.
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. (Find out more about DHT blockers here.)
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.
The History Of Mesotherapy
Dr Michel Pistor (1924-2003) was the founder of Mesotherapy, after a chance encounter with a patient in the village of Bray Et Lu in 1952. Dr Pistor had encountered a local cobbler who was suffering from an asthma attack. He treated the patient by administering procaine.
The initial procaine treatment had little effect on the cobbler’s respiratory disease, however during a follow up session the patient revealed that after being deaf for many years he was able to hear the village bells ringing again following the administration of the procaine treatment. Dr Pistor then decided to administer the procaine treatment directly next to the patient’s ear, which continued to provide positive results for the cobbler’s hearing.
Dr Pistor then began to successfully administer similar treatments to his subsequent patients in the same manner, with the intention of treating their disease from as close a point as possible. He became well-known for his motto, “A little, not very often, in the right spot.”
Dr Pistor’s continued work led to the founding of the French Society of Mesotherapy in Paris in 1964 and Mesotherapy became officially recognized as a legitimate treatment modality within conventional medicine by the French Academy of Medicine in 1987.
Throughout Europe, South America, the United States of America and Asia, Mesotherapy has been successfully used to treat a variety of hair loss conditions and today it is known to be practiced by approximately 40,000 physicians worldwide. When administered professionally the treatment is very safe and essentially painless, with no local anesthesia or dressing to the skin required.
The Chemical and Mechanical Action of Mesotherapy
Mesotherapy uses a dual-action process, which employs both chemical stimulation and mechanical stimulation to the affected area.
Mechanical Action: 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 health skin and hair.
As the perforations are so tiny, no significant damage is done to the existing collagen, so the formation of new collagen only adds to current levels. This is also the method we use to stimulate hair growth in the scalp after removing DHT.
Chemical Action: 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.
Mesotherapy Chemical Solutions for Hair Loss
For the treatment of hair loss, one particular solution injected into the skin’s mesoderm layer contains the active ingredients Acetyl tetrapeptide-3 and Biochanin A which work together to stimulate natural hair growth.
The skin provides a time-release delivery system that administers the solution to the required area. The active ingredients in the solution work together to quicken hair growth by improving blood circulation, neutralizing excess DHT, reducing inflammation, stimulating the production of collagen and increasing the follicle size to halt hair loss.
Benefits of the active ingredients Acetyl tetrapeptide-3 and Biochanin A:
Acetyl tetrapeptide-3: (An alternative to Minoxidil)
- Reduces the inflammation response.
- Promotes hair new growth.
- Modulates levels of DHT.
- Stimulates the extra cellular matrix and anchoring proteins.
- Stimulates tissue remodeling to increase the size of hair follicle for better hair vitality and anchoring.
- Acetyl tetrapeptide-3 is an alternative to Minoxidil. The chance of a successful hair restoration result with Mesotherapy is 90-92% compared with another commonly used treatment Minoxidil, which was successful only 50% of the time.
Biochanin A is a natural organic compound derived from red clover. In the class of phytochemicals called flavonoids, it is also a powerful Isoflavone. Biochanin A modulates the conversion of testosterone to DHT in people who suffer from hormone-related baldness, also known as androgenic alopecia.
Nanopeptide Mesotherapy is a slightly different variation of Mesotherapy treatment offered by the Garrett Clinic, where micro-droplet injections contain a mixture of peptides which each have a unique function:
- Decapeptide - Stimulates hair follicles to create strong hair shafts.
- Oligopeptide - Stimulates hair cell propagation.
- Acetyl Decapeptide - Revitalizes hair follicles by regenerating hair cells.
- Copper Tripeptide - Stimulates hair follicles to produce strong hair shafts and increases blood circulation to the scalp.
- The Mesotherapy Treatment Protocol
The treatment procedure for hair loss can vary from patient to patient, however a session usually takes between approximately 10 and 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.
How Quickly Do Patients Experience Results?
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 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.
Effectiveness of Mesotherapy for Hair Restoration
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 suffering from hair loss.
Mesotherapy can eliminate the need for hair transplants, however as with any treatment, it is important that in order to maintain the best results in an on going way, that the patient also does their best to support the healing process by eliminating toxins from their diet and lifestyle and following an appropriate exercise program that supports their optimum health.
Mesotherapy Is Growing In Popularity
Mesotherapy has made the headlines in the UK, with many people having reporting very successful results following treatment. Journalist Andrew Pierce shares his success story in the Daily Mail Online where he professes that his treatment “worked wonders” to relieve him of his inherited male pattern baldness.
However, it’s not only men who have been eager to praise the treatment. A female patient, Ms Aahana Kumra, who works as a TV, stage & film actor has also shared her story via video testimonial following her successful Mesotherapy treatment in Mumbai.
Alternative Opinions About Mesotherapy
Mesotherapy has not been shown to be an effective hair restoration procedure for absolutely everyone. There are some claims from patients that it did not work for them despite undergoing several treatments and some doctors and have purported that there is not enough clinical evidence to show that Mesotherapy is a reliable solution for the effective restoration of hair, simply because it has not been studied enough on a long term basis.
Quite a lot of doubt and conflicting opinions surrounding the safety and effectiveness of Mesotherapy treatment can be found on online hair loss forums.
Mesotherapy Side Effects
Although Mesotherapy is mostly painless, some patients have complained of pain following the therapy.
Side effects that may occur following Mesotherapy treatment are predominantly as a result of the needle insertion into the skin. Therefore some people may experience pain, swelling, bruising, inflammation or possibly infection following a Mesotherapy treatment.
A new take on the traditional form of Mesotherapy has been developed for people who are adverse to needles. Using high frequency ultrasound technology along with traditional Mesotherapy solutions, this system offers a completely non-invasive, non-painful solution for people who may be sensitive to the treatment.
The ultrasonic apparatus delivers the active ingredients into the skin without the requirement of a needle. It also allows the cell membranes to become temporarily permeable so the cell can absorb the nutrients within the solution.
Combining Mesotherapy With Other Treatments
Mesotherapy has also been used successfully as an adjunct to other topical and oral treatments without any side effects. It has been used in conjunction with Botilinum Toxin to successfully treat cases of Alopecia.
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