Using Plasma Mesotherapy injection and microneedling for hair loss treatment
Are you suffering from hair loss? Or are there sections of your hair that are sparse, and you’re considering contemplating a hair transplant? Platelets, Rich Plasma Therapy, microneedling, and Mesotherapy are now effective treatments for regrowing hair and preventing hair loss due to innovative hair restoration discoveries.
All treatments are applied directly to the scalp to prevent hair loss. Platelet-rich therapy is an excellent therapeutic option for regrowing hair, as several scientific publications and testimonials witness its success in increasing hair thickness, hair count, and hair growth phase. The procedure has recently acquired popularity across the globe.
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 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?
The patient’s blood is drawn during treatment, 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 slight pain when the microneedle is injected into the skin. However, a numbing lotion is applied to the scalp during the treatment. With 2/3 of the platelet-rich plasma, we place multiple injections (approximately one centimeter apart) into the part of the head experiencing hair loss.
How 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 platelet-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?
We advise getting the initial treatment once every two weeks 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?
Platelet-rich plasma is very safe; after all, the blood used for the treatment is drawn from the patient.
What is Mesotherapy?
Mesotherapy involves injecting multiple micro-injections into the scalp area’s middle layer. Collagen, vitamins, minerals, enzymes, and acids are injected. Mesotherapy stimulates cell metabolism, which aids in the stimulation of blood circulation in the afflicted regions.
What is Microneedling?
How can Microneedling assist in the treatment of Hair Loss?
Dr. Alhallak performs this procedure by making tiny pin-pricked incisions in regions of hair loss. These “wounds” initiate the three-phase healing process that the skin ordinarily undergoes after an injury. The procedure encourages the development of collagen and new skin cells, effectively concealing thin or bald patches. Microneedling therapy has shown significant improvement in those suffering from alopecia and male pattern baldness.
Who are the candidates for PRP treatment, microneedling, and mesotherapy?
It is effective for those who are having hair loss or thinning hair. Individuals with early thinning hair, on the other hand, react the best.
Additional prospects for hair loss therapy include the following:
- Individuals suffering from hair loss as a consequence of anemia
- Women who have had significant hair loss.
- Individuals who have hair loss as a result of seasonal variations.
What makes you a candidate for hair loss treatment?
PRP, Microneedling, and Mesotherapy are effective and safe treatments for hair loss. However, do not undergo any of these treatments. 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. Suppose you have used 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 maintenance treatment is once each month for 3 to 4 months and every 3 to 6 months afterward, depending on how the patients react or respond to the treatment. If you follow this protocol, you 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. Overall, receiving hair loss treatments every 3 to 6 months for an extended period is best for stimulating the stem cells and growth factors related to regrowth.
PRP therapy should be part of an advanced treatment program for hair loss and thinning. Your skincare doctor may recommend finasteride or spironolactone to help boost hair regrowth. Topical treatments, including Rogaine Evolis or foam, can also help.