If you are experiencing social anxiety due to hair loss, consider specialized Mesotherapy or Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) hair treatment.
What was once considered as an “old age” issue, hair loss is a reality for people as young as 25 years old. Thinning hair and/or complete baldness is not something to be embarrassed about, especially because there are safe, effective, and affordable treatments available.
Understanding Hair Loss
Hair loss affects millions of Canadians due to a variety of environmental and genetic factors. From heredity genes, hormonal changes, stress, hair treatments, and side effects from medications and medical conditions, hair loss can be inevitable for some.
The types of hair loss depend on the underlying cause of the condition. Androgenetic Alopecia is the most common along with male and female pattern hair loss. Other forms include Telogen Effluvium, Anagen Effluvium, Alopecia Areata, Tinea Capitis, and Cicatricial Alopecia.
How PRP and Mesotherapy Work for Hair Loss
Hair loss treatments such as PRP and Mesotherapy have been clinically proven to enhance the regrowth of hair follicles by treating the skin cells.
PRP therapy is considered a natural treatment because it uses the individual’s own platelets to mend and promote the rejuvenation of essential cells.. Blood is drawn and placed in a centrifuge to separate platelets and serum of both the red and white blood cells. This process can take only 10 to 15 minutes. Platelet enriched liquid within the plasma is then injected into the scalp. From the beginning, each session may last 30 minutes.
Mesotherapy uses a variety of compounds, nutrients, and chemicals to stimulate the repair and regrowth of cells. It involves the use of micro needles to inject into the middle layer of skin where localized areas of fat exist. This process breaks down cells with the use of minerals, enzymes, vitamins, and amino acids. It is customized to the needs of the individual based on a consultation with most sessions ranging from 10 to 30 minutes in time length.
PRP vs Mesotherapy
Uses own blood
Uses combination of products
Several sessions needed
Several weeks or months
Advantages of PRP and Mesotherapy
PRP therapy offers several major advantages for numerous hair loss conditions. With little to no risk of complications, this type of treatment is non-surgical, non-scaring, effective, customized, and has natural-looking results.
Mesotherapy treatment has similar benefits as well as quick and effective results, slows hair loss, reduces dandruff, and neutralizes excess dihydrotestosterone.
Risks and Side Effects of PRP and Mesotherapy
While both PRP and Mesotherapy are non-invasive treatments, each therapy can present a risk of side effects. PRP injections can cause slight pain or discomfort in the injection site as well as bruising. Mesotherapy sessions can cause bruising, discomfort, and swelling. There is also a risk of infection at the injection site.
Before and Aftercare Tips for PRP and Mesotherapy
With PRP treatments, it is recommended to discontinue use of blood thinning agents, anti-inflammatory medications, and avoid sun exposure at least seven days before your appointment. Three days leading up to the appointment, refrain from use of alcohol and tobacco products.
On the day of the PRP therapy, avoid using styling products after washing the hair, have a healthy meal(s), and consume at least 500 ml of water two hours before the appointment. After the session, wash your hair (without use of styling products), use acetaminophen for pain, cold compresses for swelling, and increase water intake. For the first few days, avoid sun exposure, rigorous exercise, and use of tobacco and alcohol.
For Mesotherapy treatments, avoid the use of non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs for seven days prior to therapy as well as all topical acids and retinols. In the days leading up to the session, avoid tanning beds or direct sun exposure.
After each Mesotherapy session, refrain from swimming, strenuous exercise, and use of makeup for 24 hours. Avoid hot baths and sun exposure during the first two days and only use gentle cleansers and skincare for the next seven days.
Who Can’t Get PRP or Mesotherapy?
While PRP therapy is a widely respected and reliable skincare treatment, it is not recommended for those suffering from certain medical conditions. These can include (but are not limited to) Hepatitis C, HIV or AIDS, skin or blood cancer, and cardiovascular disease.
Mesotherapy treatment should also be avoided for patients with certain skin conditions, who have undergone radiation treatment, have open wounds, or have been exposed to the use isotretinoin recently.
Which One Should You Use?
Both PRP and Mesotherapy are designed to protect the health of your skin while rejuvenating skin cells. They also stimulate new skin cell growth by getting rid of damaged cells. Either of the non-invasive treatments can be used separately or in combination, depending on the individual skincare plan.
Talk to the Specialists at Heart Lake Aesthetics about Your Hair Loss Treatment
Enhance the health of your scalp with the effective hair treatments at Heart Lake Aesthetics. Our highly qualified skincare specialists can design a plan based on the health and condition of your skin to achieve the greatest results. Call us today at (647) 324-9255 to book a consultation.
This article is for informational purposes only and should not replace medical advice from a professional.