The following information may contain reference to therapies such as PRP, Mesotherapy, IV Plaxex, Carboxy Therapy, Hyaluronic Acid Filler, as well as other cosmetic services that are out of scope for NDs in Ontario and are only offered to naturopathic patients after non-OHIP covered consultation and revaluation with our medical director, MD, with possible subsequent referral to the respective unit (IV, Cosmetic, Pain).
Both men and women suffer from thinning hair and hair loss thus making them seek treatment for hair loss. Male pattern baldness is also a serious concern for a large portion of the population. Each of these conditions falls under the medical term “alopecia.”
Some studies have shown that the naturally-occurring dihydrotestosterone (DHT) hormone is one of the factors causing hair loss.
Mesotherapy is a non-surgical procedure currently being used to combat hair loss and promote hair growth. Already widely used by physicians and dermatologists to decrease the look of cellulite and smooth the skin, mesotherapy has most recently been adapted to treat alopecia or hair loss. A mixture of vitamins, minerals is injected into the skin in order to stimulate hair growth, and possibly reverse hair loss These injections will increase blood circulation to the weakened or dormant hair follicles, and replace the vitamins and minerals that we lose with age, thus curbing hair loss and encouraging new hair growth.
Cocktails for hair loss include a combination of vitamins, minerals, medication, natural extracts, each believed to help encourage hair growth in patients. The injections are very shallow, about 2-3 mm, beneath the skin’s surface. Each individual session lasts approximately 30 to 45 minutes and recovery time is minimal. The initial series of injections may last anywhere from a few weeks to several months before the maintenance stage is finally achieved.
Results for this therapy do vary individually and are not guaranteed to be successful; clinical outcomes are highly variable.