Alopecia treatment

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Complete hair loss in one area (alopecia) or throughout the scalp is one of the most feared phenomenon by both men and women. It is normal to lose up to a few dozen strands of hair every day, because they have their own life cycle at the end of which they fall out. This phenomenon goes unnoticed because a small percentage of hair is lost, new ones are formed and the hair does not change. Many factors including mainly stress but also infectious and chronic diseases, nutrient deficiency, hypothyroidism and some drugs can cause telogen effluvium, an increase in the number of hair falling out: thinning becomes visible and “dramatic”.

When the fall is not followed by regrowth, alopecia appears. The circumscribed form (alopecia aerata) manifests itself again and above all due to stress, but also to autoimmune phenomena. Androgenetic alopecia is a common form, especially in men where it progresses from the frontal region to the nape. In women, it can occur at the top of the head after menopause. The cause is DHT (a hormone derived from testosterone) which, for genetic reasons, increase both the concentration and the sensitivity of the receptors in the scalp.

Alopecia can be treated with mesotherapy.

Mesotherapy consists in the diffusion of substances or active ingredients in an intradermal way, with the aim of reactivating the functioning of the hair follicles. These are small, not very deep injections, made directly into the scalp, with the intention of preventing hair loss, improving its density and quality. The liquid used, in small doses, is composed of:

  • amino acids;
  • vitamins;
  • polynucleotides;


The number of mesotherapy sessions needed varies from person to person and based on subjective conditions.

The treatment area, made up of squares of 1cm side, is first of all passed with an antiseptic. It is then anesthetized and softened by water. Using very thin needles, the preparation is injected into the dermis.

It is also possible to treat alopecia with the exclusive Intraject, a state-of-the-art medical device which brings together three technologies of proven clinical efficacy, radiofrequency, electroporation and plasma energy. Intraject is composed of three generators that operate with different frequencies and pulses, controlled by very sophisticated software.

Specifically for alopecia, the Porationwave and Radiowave technologies are used.

Porationwave: These are modulated currents that permeabilize the plasma membrane of cells at numerous points, allowing the molecules of active ingredients to penetrate.

Radiowave: The treatment allows you to overheat the subcutaneous for a restructuring and remodeling action, favoring an improvement in the microcirculation with a complete biorevitalizing effect.



3 to 5 sessions of mesotherapy are generally recommended, which can be supplemented with other treatments such as platelet rich plasma (PRP), for best results.

Normally the treatments are performed every two days and, as the hair improves, the sessions can be spaced every 3 or 4 weeks.

An Intraject session lasts on average about 30 minutes and depending on the technology used, it can have an interval between one session and another from 7 to 30 days.


Mesotherapy is immediately effective, stimulates hair regrowth, guarantees a continuous medical protocol, does not cause the common side effects of anti-hair loss therapies and is selective, in the sense that the drug can be delivered where it is actually needed. We remind you that this is a medical therapy that is performed in the Tricomedit centers only by qualified medical personnel and practiced in an authorized medical clinic. Likewise, the Intraject device is particularly recommended, even after hair transplantation, to promote growth and thicken its volume.



Androgenetic alopecia: male or female?
It affects about 80% of men, but also 35% of women of childbearing age and as much as 50% of those in menopause.
At what age can androgenetic alopecia develop?
In men very early: immediately after puberty and sexual maturation and very compromised cases are not uncommon around the age of 18-20. The phenomenon peaks between the ages of 20 and 30, progresses to 40-50 and then slows down or stops. Even in women it can occur at a young age, starting from 16-20 years for those of childbearing age, with a slow but steady progression up to 45-50 years. When menopause occurs, even women who have never suffered from this disorder can experience very pronounced androgenetic baldness and those women who already had problems see a resurgence of the phenomenon.
What does it look like?
It does NOT usually start with a considerable increase in the amount of hair falling out and many people turn bald by losing very little hair each day. The first sign of baldness is the progressive thinning of the stem, initially not noticeable to the naked eye, then more and more evident. Other symptoms are a greater probability of the stems to break, a less shiny appearance of the crown and and the hair becomes more difficult to comb and treat. They are not very evident symptoms and, since they do not cause significant changes in appearance, many are led to underestimate them, lulling themselves in the hope that sooner or later everything will return to the way it was before. This is a serious mistake, because the effectiveness of the treatments is closely linked to the time of intervention: where there was hair lost many years earlier, in fact, there are matrices that are difficult or impossible to recover. All subjects who have cases of ancestors affected by androgenetic alopecia (not only father and mother, but also paternal and maternal uncles and grandparents) should have their case evaluated with a check-up that includes at least the trichogram around the age of 18-20 even if no particular problems have yet been highlighted.
My grandfather is bald, my uncle is not, my father partly ... and me? Am I deemed to be condemned?
Those whose father is bold are not always destined to the same fate as we are not our parents’ clones but a cocktail of genetic heritages. However, if some of the ancestors (parents or grandparents) have “passed on” the alopecia gene, fate is (almost) inescapable. That “almost” is due to the fact that each person has two specimens of the same gene, one from the father and the other from the mother. The combination that is achieved is often unpredictable as is amply demonstrated by the high number of bald children with fathers with thick hair and vice versa. Of course, if the predisposition begins to manifest itself, there is only one way to prevent baldness from manifesting itself: a treatment started at the very first symptoms of the phenomenon. It is widely believed that a hereditary disease cannot be cured, but luckily for us, medicine is able to cure genetically transmitted diseases of a much worse severity than baldness. Some examples? Hemophilia A, hypercholesterolemia, essential arterial hypertension, gastric ulcer and diabetes mellitus that can be kept under control with specific therapies that allow those who suffer from it to live well. Properly treated androgenetic alopecia can be inhibited with a consequent significant reduction in the chances of becoming bald.
Can it be cured? What are the results?
In an increasing number of cases, the answer is yes. Those who say the opposite do so because they ignore the existence of principles that have proven to be effective or because they are motivated by obvious commercial interests. Of course, those who claim to be treated with a pill taken once a week, or with a dozen vials twice a year, are better off resigning themselves to thinning and baldness. At least in the early stages, treatments for androgenetic alopecia require a certain consistency with, for example, local applications and / or taking preparations by mouth daily. When the phenomenon is under control, the interval between one application and the next can be extended to 2-3 days. These “intervals” between applications are given only as an example: each person is a unique case and therefore the therapy must be modulated at the beginning according to the particular characteristics and, during the course of the treatment, according to the subjective responsiveness. There are several achievable purposes of a treatment for androgenetic alopecia: ■ Significant slowing of the phenomenon ■ Stopping hair fall ■ Regrowth of new hair. Just to give an example of the results that can be obtained today, very recent studies have shown that the treatment with only one of the substances currently in use induces the maintenance of the hair present at the beginning of the treatment in 32% of subjects, an arrest of hair fall and the reappearance of some hair in 22% of cases and the real regrowth of hair in 40% .
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Prof. Dr. Eleana Ferrari Papassava

Medico chirurgo, Biochimico e Nutrizionista che esercita principalmente in Italia, Inghilterra e Cipro. Con una lunga tradizione familiare indirizzata alla medicina e alla cura del benessere, Eleana è nota per il suo approccio olistico con il paziente, che le consente di armonizzare la ricerca del miglioramento estetico con il benessere globale dell’individuo.