Mesotherapy for hair

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Mesotherapy is the new cool. Many women whisper its name: it would be the magical way to get Disney princess hair. What is mesotherapy for hair? Is it efficient? Can I go from thin and fragile hair to Rapunzel locks with mesotherapy?

Let’s sort the advertising promises from the fundamental science facts!


Mesotherapy is a hair treatment method involving injections of nutrients (vitamin, minerals, amino acids) hair need into the scalp. Practitioners think those components help to treat hair loss. They say the hair becomes more robust and shiner after the procedure.

Many women use mesotherapy to reinforce their hair against all the aggressions such as stress or pollution.

How does it work?

The Mesotherapy procedure is a direct injection of nutrients (Calcium, Iodine, Manganese, Copper, Zinc, Selenium, Iron, Potassium) and agents involved in producing keratine, amino acids, and surface expander to help the hair grow strong.

Mesotherapy could help with many hair issues, such as stimulating inactive bulbs, nourishing hair follicles, and eliminating dandruff.

An experienced specialist only should carry this procedure. A doctor is the only one able to pick a suitable composition for his patient’s problem.

Mesotherapy for hair: what are the indications?

  • Excessive hair loss
  • Seborrhea of the scalp and breakdown of sebaceous glands;
  • Dandruff
  • Itchy and dry scalp
  • Hair fragility and split hair
  • Volume loss in basal area


Like any medical procedure, mesotherapy has contraindications and possible side effects. Here are the ones the practitioners warn about:

  • pregnancy and breastfeeding
  • individual allergy against composite components
  • menstruation (do not undergo the procedure during your menstrual period)
  • endocrine system disorders
  • benign and malign tumors
  • infections

Mesotherapy for hair: what are the advantages and disadvantages advertised?

Meso mix (the combination of nutrients injected into the scalp) is personal and different for every patient. The doctor combines the nutrients according to the hair of the patient and his requests. It is why mesotherapy is particularly efficient.

The cosmetician decides how many procedures his patient needs. Practitioners assume that as the hair is getting precisely the nutrient it needs, it becomes much better:

  • Hair loss gradually stops
  • Hair growth is activated
  • The activity of fatty glands reduces, curls look cleaner, longer, and fuller
  • The blood flow and the oxygen delivered to the bulbs increase
  • Less dandruff
  • Improvement of hair density, smoothness, brightness during hairbrush and styling
  • Important: It is worth taking pictures before and after the procedure to be sure about the result.

Can mesotherapy stop androgenic alopecia?

Mesotherapy often appears as a magic solution to hair loss. However, magic does not exist, and mesotherapy is not your fairy godmother! Mesotherapy marketing targets women insecure about their hair; it is not in vain! This technique is just like supplementation directly injected into the hair follicles! It will work wonders if your hair loss is due to a lack of nutrients. It won’t change anything if you suffer from androgenic baldness or any other serious hair condition.

Men and women suffering from androgenic alopecia will not see any benefits from this procedure as the androgen killed hair follicles, and, to date, there is no way to bring them back to life.

Mesotherapy for hair VS DHI hair transplant?

For patients suffering from androgenic alopecia, the only way to get their hair back is a hair transplant. The DHI technique offers the best results as this procedure is non-invasive.

Mesotherapy is most like to work for women suffering from hair problems related to the lack of nutrients. However, mesotherapy will be ineffective with severe conditions like alopecia Universalis (or other autoimmune diseases) or hormonal imbalance-based disorder.