Hair loss, whether due to aging, a nutritional deficit, a hormone imbalance, or any other reason, is a chronic problem that can fray a person’s self-confidence and impact their appearance. The good news is that mesotherapy is an effective hair loss treatment capable of promoting hair growth and hair restoration through a minimally invasive and pain-free approach.
How Does Mesotherapy Work for Hair Loss?
The premise of mesotherapy is fairly simple. The idea is that an injection of amino acids, vitamins, enzymes, minerals, and other nutrients directly into the targeted site will produce stronger and more immediate effects than if those same nutrients were delivered through another method. Another benefit is that the micro-injection used in mesotherapy also triggers micro-trauma at the site. This triggers the body’s healing factors and allows for the repair and rejuvenation of the skin surrounding the injection site and any associated hair follicles. In other words, mesotherapy works as a hair growth treatment because it delivers a burst of enrichment directly where it is needed and helps provoke your body’s repair mechanism to further promote hair regrowth and restoration.
Frequently Asked Questions About Mesotherapy
Is Mesotherapy Painful?
Mesotherapy makes use of micro-needling techniques and is not painful. This is because mesotherapy delivers its injections only as far as the underlying fat beneath the skin. Since the veins or muscles are not being penetrated, the injection will not hurt like getting blood drawn or receiving a vaccination would. Additionally, micro-needling guns used in mesotherapy are capable of acting extremely quickly and can deliver their injections before your body even realizes what has happened. At most, patients report a burning or pinching sensation at the injection site and numbing creams or gels can be employed to avoid this.
How Long Will It Take to See Results?
It will usually take around two to three sessions for results to start becoming noticeable, though some clients have reported seeing benefits later and some see results after only a single treatment. However, two to three is the average. The specific results you will end up seeing are increased growth along the hair line, improved hair density, and a healthier appearance and texture for your hair.
How Many Sessions Will I Need?
On average, it will take around 10 to 12 sessions to finish a full course of treatments, with each treatment spaced about a week or two apart. Treatments are usually spaced closer together near the start of the regime and then spaced out more near the end. Incidentally, each treatment itself usually takes only 10 to 30 minutes depending on the size of the area being targeted, so mesotherapy is something you can quickly work in during a lunch break.
Are There Side Effects?
No effective treatment is free of side effect risks and mesotherapy is no different. Fortunately, the potential side effects are still minor. Mesotherapy is an extremely safe treatment and the most common side effect is bruising or soreness around the scalp. If this happens, the bruising will usually heal within a week and the soreness will fade within two days.
Technique Behind Mesotherapy for Hair Growth
How does mesotherapy work? The procedure involves microinjections just below the epidermal layer of the s kin. It penetrates the appropriate tissues, stimulating the mesoderm layer. This layer lies about 1 mm beneath the surface, and once stimulated, it encourages the hair’s natural regeneration and proliferation process. For decades, this treatment has been used to restore thinning hair and to promote regrowth for both women and men in the first stages of balding or who are suffering from alopecia areata.
The Chemical and Mechanical Action of Mesotherapy
Mesotherapy for hair loss works in two main ways: mechanical stimulation and chemical stimulation and nutrition. Most hair loss cases are due to a lack of proper nutrients, reduced blood circulation, and hormone imbalances around the hair follicle. Generally speaking, the hormone imbalances include excess production of the androgen dihydrotestosterone, or DHT. This androgen causes hair loss.
With mesotherapy, a mechanical needle is used to administer a solution and create microinjections in the tissue. This encourages the body to begin a healing process where collagen and elastin are produced. As for the chemical stimulation, a solution is added to the scalp that contains specific minerals, amino acids, vitamins, co-enzymes, nucleic acids, and chemicals. This is absorbed by the affected areas and produces results over time.
By encouraging blood circulation, balancing the hormones, and restoring essential nutrients to the scalp, mesotherapy encourages the steady growth of new, healthy hair strands once more.
What to Expect with Mesotherapy Treatment
Although the results vary from patient to patient, a session typically lasts for 10 to 30 minutes, depending on the size of the affected area. It takes about 10 sessions to create the conditions in the scalp that are necessary for proper hair growth to begin again. For the first two to three months, an intensive course of treatments every two weeks is scheduled. Afterwards, patients can decrease the frequency of appointments to once every three months, or less. Within the first few weeks of treatment, patients are expected to see results, depending on the severity of their hair loss. Results may be seen after two or three months, but full results take about six months to appear. With mesotherapy, you can experience improved hair volume, stronger and lustrous hair, and reduced hair shedding and loss.
The procedure itself is generally painless, but some may experience sensitivity and pain after the treatment. The side effects, including some pain, swelling, bruising, or inflammation, are usually a result of needle injections. Most of these symptoms are common and expected, but if you experience any severe pain or discomfort, be sure to notify your specialist.
Try Mesotherapy for Hair Restoration at the Anti Aging Toronto Clinic
If you’re amazed by the mesotherapy for hair before and after photos, it could be a solution that works for you, too. At the Anti Aging Toronto Clinic, we provide our clients with a variety of hair restoration solutions, including mesotherapy. With repeat appointments and patience, our clients have been able to see noticeable hair restoration results that have boosted their confidence. To learn more about our hair restoration treatments and our other skin care treatments and services for anti-aging, or to book your appointment today, call us at (416) 546-4664 or e-mail us at info@AntiAgingToronto.ca. Our specialists can also offer you a tour of our Toronto facilities.