Mesotherapy is most commonly known as a treatment for aesthetic issues like cellulitis, which appears as a result of the accumulation of fat under the skin. But mesotherapy can also be used to improve the quality and density of hair and treat hair loss, a significant problem for men (women are less likely to suffer from this issue).
There are many conditions that cause or contribute to baldness. There are different techniques for treating hair loss according to its etiology, including pharmacological and cosmetic products and surgery. Mesotherapy has the power to combat early signs of baldness, slowing hair loss and strengthening the entire hair structure, although by no means does this keep symptoms from returning and hair loss beginning again. Mesotherapy provides excellent results that can be seen after several sessions.
Capillary mesotherapy is an easy-to-apply cosmetic treatment that involves injecting a compound (generally composed of a combination of amino acids, vitamins and trace elements, among other substances) into the scalp. These small injections pierce the skin to reach and treat deeper tissue.
About 40 microinjection are usually applied in each capillary mesotherapy session; the small size of the needle makes the injections virtually painless, although the specialist can apply a local anaesthetic to prevent even minimal discomfort. Treatment duration varies depending on how far alopecia has advanced and the extent of the treatment area.
Capillary mesotherapy treatments, 20 minute sessions held twice a week at the most, may last anywhere from five months to a year. However, the first effects of capillary mesotherapy can be detected as early as the fourth session after beginning treatment. Its effectiveness depends, above all, on consistency. The hair’s shine and strength can be fully recovered if the patient consistently attends the mesotherapy sessions and sticks to the treatment.
A few questions about mesotherapy
Is capillary mesotherapy a painful treatment?
Capillary mesotherapy is a painless treatment, the patient feeling only minimal discomfort from the needles on the scalp, generally a sensitive area. However, in some cases a local anaesthetic is applied to numb the area and ensure a completely painless treatment.
How many sessions does capillary mesotherapy require?
The number of sessions varies and depends on hair type as well as hormonal and genetic factors.
How long does the treatment last?
The treatment includes one or two 15- to 30-minute sessions per week during five months to a year; treatment duration varies depending on how far alopecia has advanced.
How long does it take to see results?
Results can be seen after the first four to five months of treatment. Treatment must be consistent and patients must stick to the treatment schedule to achieve optimal results.
What are the contraindications for capillary mesotherapy?
This treatment has no contraindications; however, to prevent issues from developing it is important to consult with your doctor to review your medical history and determine whether any of the compounds used in capillary mesotherapy are incompatible or counterproductive (for example, patients allergic to Minoxidil).
What are the side effects of capillary mesotherapy?
Any side effects are mild and disappear within a few days. It is common to feel the following after a capillary mesotherapy session:
Pain in the treated area. Slight swelling. Mild burning, which will only last a few hours until the treatment compound dissolves. Bruising where the treatment is injected. Itchiness.
What does capillary mesotherapy do?
➔Strengthens the hair’s quality, texture and shine.
➔Slows hair loss.
➔Helps the hair follicle grow into the anagen phase.
What are the pathologies that benefit most from capillary mesotherapy?
➔Thin and brittle hair.
➔Postpartum hair loss.
➔ Alopecia from chemotherapy.
Is capillary mesotherapy effective for androgenetic alopecia?
Capillary mesotherapy can supplement androgenetic alopecia treatment, provided that effective medication (Finasteride and/or Minoxidil) is used to combat hair loss.