Hair loss or hair fall can be a serious condition when you are met with a tuft of hair while running your fingers through it, or without tugging at your scalp. It is also the number one concern among men and women in Singapore citing at 42% among those in their 40s, overtaking weight concerns.
Unfortunately, no amount of hair loss treatments or shampoos can offer solace to the thinning areas on your scalp if your scalp or hair’s needs are not met. In other words, it is important to understand the causes behind your hair fall, and then seek professional treatment to stop hair loss to see visible results.
In this article, we will dive into the common types of hair loss and how mesotherapy is efficient as a hair loss treatment to help men and women.
There are several types of hair loss, all of which may be confusing for those of us who are simply looking to find a solution. In simple terms, if you find fresh bald spots or thinning areas on the scalp that didn’t used to be empty, you are experiencing hair loss. The causes for this are quite general and may include severe stress, hormone imbalances, pregnancy or genetics.
Also known as male or female pattern baldness, androgenetic alopecia is caused by genetic factors, as in its name. The term “androgenetic” refers to the increased production of androgen hormones, which may trigger weakened hair follicles and thinning areas around the temples and the crown of the head, causing a receding hairline.
One of the signs of ageing is hair loss. For men and women above the age of 50s, the period in between a typical hair cycle from its growth to its shedding phase is shortened. New hair may grow but at a slower rate, while hair fall occurs faster and longer, hence the formation of thinning areas on your scalp. This type of hair loss is called involutional alopecia.
A more common cause of hair fall among women than men, traction alopecia is caused by tight hairdos, such as braids, ponytails or buns. By pulling on the hair, over time this can cause weakened hair follicles and hair breakages.
Mesotherapy is not a new fad procedure. On the contrary, it is a medically-proven treatment and mesotherapy depends on needles to deliver potent ingredients to the mesoderm, providing active nutrients straight to the hair follicle and promotes scalp rejuvenation and hair regrowth. It is also otherwise known as “micro-needling”.
The term is derived from the word “mesoderm”, which refers to the middle layer of the skin, or the dermis layer. By directly targeting the hair follicles in your skin, the transdermal application of mesotherapy has provided a clear administration route to address the root of the hair problem.
In a study conducted using various interventions for treating specifically androgenetic alopecia in females, up to 54% found the mesotherapy and minoxidil intervention effective in reducing hair loss.
Minoxidil, a medication prescribed to stimulate hair growth, is just one of the types of substances that can be delivered to the hair follicles using mesotherapy. Other substances include vitamins, serums or plant extracts.
Mesotherapy or micro-needling is an improved delivery system allowing for a direct, physical pathway deep into the dermis layer of your skin. With a higher, targeted precision, active substances can now be efficiently delivered to the dermis, resulting in better results.
Hair follicles are a part of your skin, and where each strand of hair is attached to. In each follicle is a sebaceous gland, responsible for keeping the scalp on your head moisturised and well-nourished by secreting natural oils produced in your body.
Mesotherapy helps stimulate these hair follicles with tiny needles, triggering growth factors from keratinocytes, which are crucial in promoting hair growth and regrowth.
Compared to the invasive and surgical treatment for baldness and thinning hair, mesotherapy is an advanced solution that assures a safe and painless experience.
This is done through controlled perforation in the skin. It can also be therapeutic and leaves no damage to the surrounding tissue.
On top of promoting hair regrowth and rejuvenating the hair follicles, mesotherapy can also provide overall rejuvenation for your scalp. The scalp is essentially skin layers with more keratinocytes and growth factors that help to grow longer thicker, fuller hair on your head as compared to other parts of the body.
The puncturing of small, tiny needles on your scalp promotes angiogenesis - the development of new blood vessels from existing ones - and vasculogenesis - the development of completely new blood vessels.
Some variants of scalp inflammation include scalp pruritus, a common itchy scalp condition. This condition can be caused by dandruff, psoriasis or folliculitis, a development of scalp pruritus where the hair follicles are extensively damaged and inflamed.
Mesotherapy effectively reduces the risk of scalp inflammation through the therapeutic enhancement of the scalp, maintaining a healthy environment for hair to grow.
Our skin may often have dirt, grime or oil clogged in our hair follicles, even the ones on our head, resulting in uneven pH levels in the skin. With this unevenness, it can greatly affect the skin’s ability to protect our body and fight infection, or lead to hair or scalp damage.
Just like a facial routine, incorporating regular exfoliation for your scalp can restore its pH levels and make way for smoother, healthier scalp. Mesotherapy helps to achieve this with the performative nature of the treatment, giving your scalp a thorough exfoliation.
Our lymphatic capillaries help to transport immune cells to the rest of the body, as well as flush fluids that are in excess and toxins. This process is controlled by the hair follicle stem cells, a study found.
Through mesotherapy, the lymphatic system can be enhanced and therefore help boost toxin discharge from our bodies, a form of detox cleansing that aids in our overall health.
Mesotherapy or micro-needling can be effective in treating hair loss or hair thinning problems for both men and women of all ages. As a minimally-invasive alternative to promote hair regrowth and solve your hair concerns, mesotherapy is a great and affordable treatment that can give you healthier-looking hair in no time.
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