I am a 37 year old female and I’ve had a thinning/ balding spot on the crown of my head since I was in my early twenties. It hasn’t really spread too far over the years and my hair is rather thick elsewhere, so I’m able to hide it by keeping my hair long, clean, and recently using cover up products have helped as well. I’ve tried Rogaine 2% for about a year with no success except excessive facial hair, so I stopped. I’ve tried revivogen and developed scalp irritations, so didn’t stay on it for long. I currently use the laser comb, but no noticeable results thus far. I think genetics/stress/hormones played a part in the thinning, but moreso I think I can attribute it to traction alopecia as well.
I developed gray hairs at a very young age, 9 years old, and I recall my sister plucking them out for me sessions at a time. Also, the genetics factor hasn’t kicked in yet for my brother and sister, both of whom have a full head of hair, so that is why I’m lead to believe that it’s moreso due to traction alopecia.
I’ve signed up for a private consultation already and am hoping hair transplantation can help my problem, if nothing else can. However, I did come across another procedure called mesotherapy which makes claims for hair growth. Would you have any opinions on this procedure? I don’t know what else I can try.
Mesotherapy, as I understand it, is simply the injection of chemicals into the layer of fat (mesoderm) below the skin in order to address ailments. There are no scientific studies showing mesotherapy will help in treating hair loss, and without knowing exactly what chemicals a doctor is injecting, the potential for dangerous side effects exists.
For example, if a doctor was to inject a DHT blocker directly into the layer of fat under your scalp, is that going to be more effective than taking a DHT blocker in pill form? And since you are a female, is it wise to have a DHT blocker that is not recommended for use in females in your system? Make sure that whatever you choose, you know what you are getting, and that your doctor adheres to the highest standards of reputable medicine.