Mesotherapy & PRP after hair transplant
Mesotherapy and PRP(Platelet-rich plasma) are two new and effective methods of hair loss treatment which nowadays have become very popular. These two methods are useful for treating hair loss in many patients and sometimes have tremendous effects.
But if you have lost a lot of hair due to going to doctor too late or not receiving proper treatment in previous visits; it is recommended to use hair transplant method. Sometimes a combination of hair transplant, Mesotherapy and PRP or other methods are suggested to you in order to get the best result in shortest time.
In this article, we are trying to comprehensively examine Mesotherapy and PRP after hair transplantation and analyze the results of these treatment methods.
What is hair transplant?
Hair transplantation is a procedure in which healthy hair follicles are taken from hair donor area and transferred to recipient area. The transplanted hair remains healthy like other hair and does not fall out or become bald. However, during hair transplant process, the transplanted hairs fall out after about two weeks and grow again after two months. Also, you need to wait at least 6 months to see final result.
The factor that guarantees healthy and correct growth of newly implanted follicles or grafts in recipient area is blood circulation under scalp. In fact, with blood circulation, oxygen and other nutrients reach the follicles and this will be factor of their strengthening. Therefore, for better growth of follicles, it is necessary in any way possible; Provide nutrients, vitamins, salts and other necessary substances for follicles.
Among the ways that nutrients can be transferred to follicles are proper nutrition, taking supplements, avoiding smoking and drugs, drinking enough water, etc. In addition to these methods, which are mostly dependent on your lifestyle and post-hair transplant care, treatment methods such as Mesotherapy and PRP can also be very helpful.
What is Mesotherapy?
Mesotherapy is a set of injectable treatments that are injected into different parts of body for different purposes. In Mesotherapy method, various amino acids, vitamins, minerals such as zinc, copper, phosphorus, magnesium, vasodilator substances, skin fat control substances, silicone, lidocaine, procaine, hormonal drugs such as minoxidil and finasteride, calcitonin, etc. It is injected in middle of scalp or dermis using very fine syringes. Of course, depending on needs of patient, the ingredients of Mesotherapy can be increased or decreased.
In general, the entry of these nutrients into middle layer of scalp, which is the location of follicles or grafts, causes the hair to grow and strengthen as much as possible. This is why some doctors believe that using Mesotherapy before and after hair transplantation can greatly help the growth process of follicles.
Benefits of mesotherapy after hair transplantation
In hair transplant process, the healthy follicles that are transferred from high back to low back need blood supply. The more blood flow containing oxygen and nutrients is delivered to follicles, the better implanted follicles grow. This is why some doctors recommend mesotherapy after hair transplant.
In fact, in addition to mesotherapy, the use of drugs such as minoxidil and finasteride may also be prescribed for patient; However, some patients do not respond positively to these drugs, and as a result, the doctor may use alternative hair strengthening methods such as hair mesotherapy. Another goal that can be imagined by performing mesotherapy of hair transplantation is to help heal wounds. Actually, mesotherapy can be used for different purposes according to materials used in it.
The benefits of mesotherapy after hair transplantation can be summarized as follows:
- Prevention of hair loss
- thickening of hair
- increase the speed of hair growth,
- Increased density and thick hair,
- Faster healing of wounds.
Of course, Mesotherapy before and immediately after hair transplantation can also be done with the doctor’s recommendation. The purpose of mesotherapy before hair transplantation is to improve blood supply to scalp. Mesotherapy may be performed immediately after hair transplantation with the aim of removing edema or swelling.
Mesotherapy time after hair transplant
To perform mesotherapy after hair transplantation, it is better to allow swelling and inflammation resulting from hair transplantation process to be completely resolved first. For this reason, the best time to perform mesotherapy is 3 months after hair transplant. However, considering that the recovery period of people after hair transplantation is different and conditions of each person are also different, it is up to your doctor to determine the exact time of mesotherapy injection. Some doctors consider right time for mesotherapy to be 2 weeks after hair transplant.
Number of mesotherapy sessions after hair transplantation
Doctors usually recommend 3 to 6 mesotherapy sessions after hair transplant. However, if implanted grafts are weak, more sessions may be recommended by doctor. Each mesotherapy session takes about 30 to 40 minutes.
What is PRP?
PRP (Platelet-rich plasma) is a minimally invasive procedure that is also known as platelet therapy. In this method, 10 to 20 ml of blood is taken out of your body and placed in a centrifuge, and finally the blood plasma, which is rich in platelets, is extracted. After the platelets are extracted, these substances are injected into your scalp and growth factors are released from the platelets.
The purpose of PRP is to stop hair loss and reduce skin inflammation. In fact, the solution injected into the scalp increases the thickness and density of the hair. This method is similar to mesotherapy, with the difference that in mesotherapy, instead of extracting blood plasma, cocktails that are special for meso are used.
Benefits of PRP after hair transplant
The importance of PRP after hair transplantation is due to helping the process of placement and growth of newly implanted follicles or grafts. In fact, PRP helps to place grafts in the scalp faster and heal wounds, as well as heal scars and scars. By increasing blood supply to the follicles, PRP will provide better nutrition and faster growth.
Time and number of PRP sessions after hair transplant
Doctors usually recommend PRP in 3different session after hair transplantation:
2 weeks after hair transplant: As you know, the transplanted hairs fall out after two weeks and grow again after this loss. If PRP is injected at this stage, the percentage of hair loss will decrease.
2 to 6 months after hair transplantation: during this period, the follicles fall asleep. The longer follicles fall asleep, the more likely they are to fall. Therefore, PRP injection can shorten this stage and increase the viability of follicles.
1 to 3 years after hair transplantation: after passage of time, reasons such as lack of nutrients and blood supply to new hair may cause them to fall and weaken. PRP can prevent weakening of hair follicles and provide necessary nutrients in blood plasma to hair.
Also, each PRP session will last about 2 hours and person can return to daily activities without any special problems.
Finally, our advice to you dear ones is to take the prescribed care after hair transplant by your specialist doctor seriously, Because these cares will have many effects on the success of hair transplant.
source : hairsure.in