Hair loss, also known as alopecia, can be temporary or permanent condition affecting both men and women. Its etiology is multifactorial and its occurrence may be acute or chronic. While a hormonal imbalance is the general cause, there are lifestyle factors and genetic factors that are linked to hair loss. Everyone sheds some hair each day, but if you notice you’re suddenly losing significant amounts of hair or missing patches of hair on your scalp, it may be time to talk to an expert. As a rule, the earlier hair loss begins, the more severe the baldness will become. Women make up approximately 40 percent of hair loss sufferers. For many women, hair loss is a symptom of stress, pregnancy or a reaction to medication. For others, genetics, injury or disease are to blame. Just as the causes of hair loss vary by gender, hair loss treatments will vary as well. A wide variety of medications exist, including topical treatments, oral medications, light therapy and surgery. For certain candidates, a combination of procedures is recommended to restore the hair. Mesotherapy, over the decades has gained an appreciable role in this medical and psychosocial problem. It’s a good indication for primary or adjuvant treatment of hair loss. This is not a cure for hair loss, but certainly a safe, simple, and cost-effective option to treat certain conditions.
Mesotherapy can be used in women experiencing postpartum hair loss and peri-menopausal or menopausal hair loss. Mesotherapy replaces the vitamins and minerals which the body loses as we age. The medications in mesotherapy treatments cause an increase in blood circulation to the scalp area and stimulate the hair follicles both through the drugs used and the action of the needle. It also slows down the programmed process of follicular involution and improves seborrhea. Mesotherapy is also a good adjuvant treatment to hair transplantation. Mesotherapy can be suggested before surgery, to activate the hair follicules and to improve the microcirculation, immediately after surgery, to improve edemas and hematomas, and later on, to ensure proper healing and to improve the prognosis of grafts. Mesotherapy used as a prolonged treatment of a series of eight to twelve monthly injections should help both men and women with hair loss. Once-a-month maintenance therapy continues to enhance the existing hair.