Mesotherapy is a medical procedure developed by Dr. Pistor, defined by the Société française de mésothérapie as “local, highly superficial (intra-epidermic, intradermic or hypodermic) injections of small doses of medication at the site where the disorder or pain is felt.” This makes it a therapy reserved exclusively for adequately trained physicians.
Microneedling is defined as “a procedure using an electric impulse pen holding several single-use microneedles of various diameters.” This means that products are not necessarily injected. You will better understand the benefits once we have discussed the healing process. The major problem is that, healing is practically never part of the curriculum in any courses or, if it is, it’s very poorly understood.
WHAT IS CIT MESOTHERAPY ?
Collagen Induced Mesotherapy or Microneedling is a minimally invasive dermatological procedure in which fine needles are applied over the skin to puncture the stratum corneum. This therapy is used to induce collagen formation, neovascularization and growth factor production of treated areas. It has been used in a wide range of dermatologic conditions, including androgenetic alopecia (AGA) and alopecia areata.
HOW DOES CIT MESOTHERAPY STIMULATE HAIR GROWTH ?
Microneedle stimulation itself could induce hair growth via Wnt/β-catenin signaling and VEGF. Activation of Wnt/β-catenin signaling is important not only for initiation and maintenance of hair morphogenesis but also for HF regeneration and growth of the hair shaft. Expression of VEGF is induced after cutaneous injury, and it mediates angiogenesis and lymphangiogenesis during wound repair. VEGF is also a major mediator of hair growth and cycling via improving follicle vascularization. The increased VEGF in our results suggests that wound healing also occurs after microneedle stimulation.
HOW IS CIT MESOTHERPY PERFORMED ?
The scalp is disinfected and local anaestethic is applied. The microneedling is performed with dermapen that uses cartridges with 1-2 mm. The length of the needle is chosen by the physician. The the affected areas of the scalp are treated in longitudinal, vertical, and diagonal directions until mild erythema is noted. Each procedure lasts for about 20-25 minutes.
WHAT ARE THE EXPECTED RESULTS ?
The clinical studies show great results with mean change in hair count at week 12 was significantly greater for the microneedling group 91.4 and improvement of the hair density of over 50%. In accordance to the clinical studies, we also use the adequate needle lenghts and CIT sessions protocol to achieve the best results for our patients.