Mesotherapy is a non-surgical treatment in which patients suffering from hair thinning / hair loss or chronic baldness (both men and women) would experience re-growth of hair with a reduction in hair fall. In this therapy, nutrient boosters are injected into the scalp leading to its nourishment and an increment in levels of vitamins, proteins and other nutrients. Often, medicines like minoxidil are mixed in the mixture of mesotherapy so that the efficacy of the treatment is increased as the drug is directly delivered to the roots. The treatment needs multiple sessions spanned over a period of about eight weeks; each sitting at an interval of about 7 to 10 days. The results are visible after two to three sittings. This therapy is totally safe in experienced hands.
There are scientific pieces of evidence that the follicles need constant stimuli by growth factors and the certain type of cells called stem cells, to grow continuously. In thinned out or damaged hairs, these growth signals are diminished and the hairs can’t jump start the regenerative or reparative process leading to gradual thinning and baldness. This is attributed to genetic factors or environmental factors like stress, deranged lifestyle or even trauma to the hair follicles.
Stem cells can be harvested from peripheral blood, bone marrow and more interestingly from fat. The fat (also known as adipose tissue) is rich in mesenchymal tissue and stem cells and is an easily available abundant source. The fat after liposuction can also be used for this purpose.
In stem cell therapy autologous stem cells are retrieved from your own fat / peripheral blood. These stem cells mixed with PRP or other growth factors are injected into the scalp and send strong molecular signals to the hair roots (follicles). As the stem cells belong to your own body, this therapy is 100 % natural and safe.
Therapy needs 5 to 8 sessions to be repeated at an interval of 7 to 14 days. The growth starts after two to three sessions and about 40 % increase in hair density is noticed after 3 to 4 sessions.