Treatment sessions aimed at
restoring hormone balance to the scalp
What is Mesotherapy? /
Mesotherapy is a non-surgical treatment technique involving injections of medication or other therapeutic substances directly into the skin and subcutaneous tissue.
It was first publicized by a French physician, Dr. Michel Pistor who reported that he administered procaine intravenously to an asthma patient who then indicated improved hearing. After injecting a small amount of the medication directly in the tissue near the ear, further improvements were reported. Dr. Pistor inspired experimentation with superficial injections of Procaine for various medical indications and coined the term, “mesotherapy” in 1976 meaning, “treatment of the mesoderm”.
Mesotherapy has recently gained much popularity and awareness as a non-surgical cosmetic therapy option to treat a variety of skin and body contour issues such as cellulite, aging skin, and excess fat. With non-surgical, cosmetic hair restoration treatments gaining popularity as well, Mesotherapy for hair loss and thinning hair is proving to be a promising new option. Over 40,000 doctors worldwide are now using Mesotherapy treatments in their practices to deliver specialized cocktails of medications or extracts directly to tissue treatment areas.
Can Mesotherapy be used for Hair Loss? /
Mesotherapy has been used for decades around the world to feed hair follicles and improve scalp health, restoring lustrous hair growth. The reason this treatment is believed to work so well for treatment of hair loss and balding is that many hair loss problems result from a lack of lack of scalp nutrients, hormone imbalances, and inadequate circulation. In particular, excess production of the androgen hormone Dihydrotestosterone (DHT) has been identified as the most common cause of hair loss in men and women. Treatment sessions aimed at restoring hormone balance to the scalp, work slowly and gradually to renew follicle health.
How Does Mesotherapy help with Hair Loss?
Mesotherapy treatment formulas designed for hair loss contain a special combination of vitamins, medication, hormones, nucleic acids, and enzymes, which are specifically designed according to a patient’s needs. The dual-action process of Mesotherapy utilizes both chemical stimulation and mechanical stimulation to the affected area. Tiny, micro- injuries to the skin trigger the body’s own natural repair mechanisms, which include regeneration of collagen and elastin fibers as well as angiogenesis—improved circulation. The practitioner carries out administration with very fine needles carrying the hair loss solution. These substances are building blocks for healthy hair growth, thicker hair, and a strong, nourished scalp. Because the micro-perforations are so tiny, there is no significant damage to existing hair follicles or skin and there is no associated pain during recovery.
How is Mesotherapy of the scalp preformed? /
Each patient’s unique treatment plan will be customized to suit their individual needs and goals.
Treatments can typically be completed in as little as 10-30 minutes, depending on the size of the area covered. As a result, sessions can easily be booked on a lunch hour or between daily activities.
10 or more sessions are typically advised to create optimal conditions in the scalp over a long-term period. Your Toronto hair loss treatment with Mesotherapy will begin with a complimentary consultation to discuss your concerns and goals, as well as the best Mesotherapy options for you. An intensive treatment course spaced 2 weeks apart for 2-3 months will usually create a strong foundation for change and scalp health. Ongoing maintenance sessions are recommended every few months to ensure consistent, optimal results. You can expect to see significant results in the first 2-3 months after therapy begins and full benefits are realized closer to 6 months after your first session.
What Solutions are used for scalp Mesotherapy? /
The specialized Mesotherapy solutions used to treat hair loss include: Acetyl tetrapeptide-3 and Biochanin A.
The skin of the scalp where solutions are delivered acts as a time-release delivery system to gradually discharge the formula to the target structures. The combination of active ingredients quickens hair growth through increased scalp blood circulation, reduced inflammation, and neutralized DHT. As a result of the additional blood and nutrients, hair follicles grow stronger and larger.
Biochanin A and Acetyl tetrapeptide-3:
- Stimulates tissue remodeling- increasing hair follicle size for strong, well-anchored hairs.
- Reduces inflammation.
- Generates hair growth.
- Balances levels of DHT.
- Stimulates the extra cellular matrix and collagen.
These active ingredients are considered to be an alternative to Minoxidil, the popular hair loss medication which only has a 50% success rate and has a number of known health risks. In contrast, the reported success rate of Mesotherapy hair loss treatment is 90-92%.
Biochanin A is derived from red clover and is a natural plant compound in the class of phytochemicals, which are called flavonoids. It modulates conversion of testosterone to DHT for cases of hormone related baldness and hair loss.
Mesotherapy formulas designed for treatment of hair loss can also include Nano peptides such as:
- Decapeptide which stimulates hair follicles
- Oligopeptide which stimulates hair cell propagation
- Acetyl Decapeptide which rejuvenates hair cells
- Copper Tripeptide which encourages the growth of healthy hair, while also improving blood circulation on the scalp
Does Scalp Mesotherapy for Hair Loss work? /
Mesotherapy results for hair loss have been compared with those from oral medications and supplements. However, medications and vitamins taken by mouth must pass through the gastrointestinal tract and be metabolized by the liver and kidneys, which means the amount of active ingredients and impact on the target area is greatly minimized. One of the best things about Mesotherapy is that potent doses of pure, active ingredients and medication are efficiently delivered directly to the scalp itself. As a result, this treatment is faster, more effective, and better for a person’s overall health.
Your non-surgical and safe Mesotherapy hair loss solution may eliminate the need for hair transplants, costly and ineffective medications, and hair appliances. Nothing looks more natural than your own hair and it all starts with nourishing the scalp.
What are side effects of scalp Mesotherapy?
Mesotherapy treatments are mostly painless however some minor side effects can include: pain at needle insertion site, swelling, bruising, and possible infection following treatment. Careful selection of your physician practitioner who is experienced and well-trained in this area will help ensure that your treatment is carried out under safe, clinical conditions, and any health risks are greatly minimized.
Mesotherapy has been successfully partnered with topical and oral treatments. We welcome you to book your complimentary consultation to learn about this effective, non-surgical hair loss treatment that we are pleased to offer.