A doctor injecting into the scalp of a woman. The treatment is called mesotherapy, for hair loss.

Mesotherapy for Hair Loss

Mesotherapy is one of the recent advances in the treatment for hair loss for not only men but also women. It is derived from the greek words ‘mesos’ meaning middle / intermediate and ‘therapia’ meaning treatment.

In this treatment, multiple injections are administered into the scalp. It probably sounds scary, but it is indeed a non-invasive method with the level of injection being at the mesoderm layer of the skin. It is a virtually painless procedure with no need for rest or any post-procedural care. The injection is a solution made up primarily of biochanin A and acetyl tetrapeptide-3. These injections are given at a gap of 2-3 weeks and total number of sittings may vary between 12 and 16 sessions.

Mesotherapy for hair loss is mainly done when patients complain of:

  • Balding
  • Patchy hair loss
  • Progressive thinning of the hair

There are three primary benefits of Mesotherapy. It:

  • Strengthens the hair follicle thereby increasing its survival. It also increases the size of the hair follicle
  • Stimulates vasodilation consequently increasing the blood circulation to the hair follicles
  • Inhibits the secretion of dihydrotestosterone (DHT), the main hormone responsible for hair fall

In conclusion, mesotherapy is a long term treatment to help hair regrowth. Most noteworthy point about this treatment is that it almost eliminates the need for a hair transplant surgery. You must especially make sure to get the treatment done by a qualified doctor for hair related problems, a trichologist.