Using Plasma Mesotherapy injection and micro needling for hair loss treatment
Are you experiencing hair loss? Or are there certain areas where your hair is thin, and you think of undergoing a hair transplant? Thanks to the innovative discoveries on hair restoration, treatments like Platelets Rich Plasma Therapy, micro needling, and Mesotherapy are now effective treatment to regrow hair and prevent hair loss.
All the treatments are done on the scalp to prevent hair loss. Platelet-rich-therapy is a fantastic treatment alternative to regrow hair because several scientific articles and attestation are indicating its efficacy boosting hair thickness, hair count, and the hair growth phase. The treatment has gained popularity all over the world in the recent past.
What is Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP)?
It is a treatment for hair loss. Platelet Rich Plasma is also a prophylactic treatment for people suffering from thinning hair. PRP is used extensively for wound and tissue healing. It has several uses in fields like neurosurgery, plastic surgery, orthopedics, and sports medicine.
For hair restoration, Platelet Rich Plasma can enhance hair growth by reviving the stem cells around the hair follicle area, which leads to hair growth. Our blood contains plasma, which also includes various cells called Platelets. The Platelet cells increase the rate of tissue regeneration, healing, and enhance cellular growth.
The primary aim of using PRP injections to restore hair is to enhance newly implanted or inactive hair follicles to an active growth phase.
How does the procedure work?
During treatment, the patient’s blood is drawn, which is spun using a centrifuge to separate Plasma from the blood. The plasma is then injected into the affected area. The results are enhanced when combined with a micro-needling procedure for higher efficacy and further stimulation. Micro-needling increases hair regeneration in women and men.
Will the treatment hurt?
You may experience a slight pain when the microneedle is injected into the skin. However, during the treatment, a numbing lotion is applied to the scalp. With a 2/3 of the platelet-rich-plasma, we place multiple injections (approximately one centimeter apart) into the part of the head experiencing hair loss.
What does the treatment affect the hair?
The main purpose of the treatment is to strengthen thinning hair and stop hair loss. It works by restoring hair growth. With this treatment, your hair will improve extensively.
What can I expect during treatment?
Most treatments take about one hour. Do not wash your scalp after the treatment so you won’t wash off the platelets rich plasma from your scalp. The scalp will look irritated and red for some days.
Patients respond to the treatment in different ways, hence, it is advisable to visit your doctor (or injection certified pharmacists) to examine your scalp and check the state of your hair follicles.
How many sessions do I need to start seeing results?
The treatment is administered each month for three months, and then the procedure is spread over 3 or 4 months for approximately two years. The treatment schedule depends solely on hormones, age, genetics, and amount of hair loss.
Is plasma treatment risky?
There is no risk involved with Platelet-rich-plasma; after all the blood used for the treatment is drawn from the patient.
What is Mesotherapy?
During Mesotherapy several micro-injections are injected into the middle layer of the affected area. The injections consist of collagen, vitamins, minerals, enzymes, and acids. Mesotherapy boosts cell metabolism, which helps to stimulate the circulation of blood around the affected areas.
What is Microneedling?
Microneedling or Collagen Induction Therapy (CIT) is a cosmetic treatment, used primarily for treating wrinkles. It is also used to treat acne, scarring, and other skin issues.
How does Microneedling treat Hair Loss?
The treatment works by creating small pin-pricked incisions in areas experiencing hair loss. These “wounds,” begins a three healing phase which the skin normally undergoes after an injury. The process stimulates the production of collagen and new skin cells, hence, covering up thin or bald areas.
Microneedling treatment has recorded notable improvements for people with alopecia and male pattern baldness.
Who does PRP therapy, Microneedling, and Mesotherapy work for?
It works for people experiencing hair loss or thinning hair. However, people with early thinning hair responds best.
Other candidates for hair loss treatment include
- People experiencing hair loss as a result of anemia
- Women with extensive hair loss.
- People with hair loss due to change in seasons.
What makes you a candidate for hair loss treatment?
PRP, Microneedling, and Mesotherapy are an effective and safe treatment for hair loss. However, do not undergo any of these treatments if
If you have a medical disorder like lupus or thyroid disease, you won’t see any positive results because these medical conditions will cause the hair to fall off over time.
If you have used or still using blood thinners like aspirin, heparin, and other blood thinners. Your platelets will not efficiently work; hence, the treatment will not give good results.
For maximum results, consistency is very important. The treatment is usually carried out once in each month for 3 to 4 months, and every 3 to 6 months afterward, which depends on how the patients react or respond to the treatment. If this protocol is followed accordingly, the patient will notice visible results within 2 to 3 months.
The initial result shows that patients no longer experience hair shedding, followed by an increase in hair length. The overall is that receiving hair loss treatments every 3 to 6 months for an extended period are best for stimulating the stem cells and growth factors that are related to regrowth.
Note that PRP, therapy should be part of an advanced treatment program for hair loss and thinning. Your skin care doctor may recommend finasteride or spironolactone to help boost hair regrowth. Topical treatments including Rogaine Evolis or foam can also help.
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