What is Infusion Therapy?
Infusion therapy is the process of moisturizing the hair with mesotherapy steam, rich in vitamins needed by the hair follicles, and increasing the nutritional quality of the hair follicles.
How Is Infusion Therapy Performed?
The main goal of treatment is to improve the nutritional quality of the roots. It can be applied during the operation, or it can be applied in the form of sessions to moisturize the hair strands and provide vitamin support afterwards.
It is basically applied in two different ways;
- Steam infusion therapy,
- Graft steam infusion unit.
Steam infusion therapy is a treatment method that is generally preferred by people who have had a hair transplant operation, after the operation, to maximize the success of the operation. Existing hair follicles are moistened with mesotherapy steam. Thanks to the vitamins in the mesotherapy steam, the nutritional quality of the hair follicles is increased.
The type of treatment performed using the graft steam infusion unit is applied during the hair transplant operation. The hair follicles taken from the donor area wait outside until they are transferred. While this waiting was done in sterile liquids in the past years, this application has left its place to the graft infusion unit with the developing technology and experience. Graft steam infusion units are used to preserve and further increase the quality of the hair follicles collected from the donor area during this waiting period. The mesotherapy liquid is converted into steam form in the graft steam infusion unit and continues to feed the hair follicles placed inside until they are transferred. At the same time, the hair transplant operation continues. There is no extra work for the person. While the amount of roots to be transferred is removed from the unit, the hair follicles waiting to be transferred continue to be fed in the unit.
How Long Does Infusion Therapy Take ?
Although it varies according to the application method;
If the procedure is performed independently of hair transplantation, it is applied in 20-minute periods. The number of sessions is planned by the doctor who will perform the procedure according to the condition of the person. It is usually applied in 6-8 sessions. No preparation is required before the procedure. It does not affect daily life. The person can read a book, watch TV, listen to music or sleep during the procedure. There is no pain involved. Before the procedure, the scalp is cleaned. This is essential for an effective infusion. Hair stylers are not used before the procedure. After the procedure, the person can easily continue his daily routine. There is no change in the image. It is not recommended to wash the hair only on the day of the procedure.
If the procedure is done through the graft steam infusion unit, no intervention is required by the person. The hair follicles collected in this application during the hair transplant operation are placed in the unit and remain in the unit until they are transferred. Until the FUE phase, which is the first stage of the hair transplant operation, is completed, the hair follicles taken continue to be placed in the unit and remain in the unit until they are transferred.
Infusion Assisted Hair Transplantation
While hair transplantation was not preferred in the past due to aesthetic concerns, lack of knowledge/pollution, insufficient technology/experience, today it is safely preferred by women and men to feel better in terms of aesthetics with the developing technology. One of the continuously developing hair transplantation applications is the infusion technique. With the infusion technique, hair follicles are protected and the result of the operation is maximized.
There are 3 main stages of hair transplantation, depending on the technique used;
- Collecting roots,
- Preparation of the places where the hair follicles will be placed (if the sapphire canal technique is used),
- Placing hair follicles in the prepared places.
As time passes, the quality of the hair follicles collected from the donor area decreases due to their separation from the nutrition system in the body. This can be exemplified by the feeling of weakness when a person skips consecutive meals. Although there is no problem in the hair follicles, its efficiency decreases because there is no energy source. The graft steam infusion units developed to eliminate this situation, which directly affects the success of the operation, completely eliminates this problem.
Advantages of Infusion Therapy
- The quality of hair follicles is preserved and moreover increased.
- The quality of the hair strands is preserved and further increased,
- It is a comfortable procedure because there is no pain,
- It is the complement of the hair transplant operation. Increases the success rate ,
- It has no side effects,
- It is not an invasive procedure,
- It indirectly increases tissue quality.
Infusion Treatment Against Hair Loss
Individuals with hair loss problems (whether male or female) should investigate the hair loss problem before a supportive treatment. Hair loss can occur due to genetic reasons as well as due to an external factor.
If the problem is due to genetic reasons, supportive treatment protocols will be insufficient. The actions to be taken will slow down or temporarily stop the hair loss problem. It is not possible for supportive treatments to completely eliminate the problem of hair loss.
If the spillage problem develops due to an external factor, the situation is different. External factors can be summarized as follows;
- Drugs used,
- An ongoing treatment ,
- Skin problems,
- Vitamin deficiency
- Hormonal disorders,
- Used cosmetics,
- irregular diet,
- Irregular sleep
- Hair applications etc.
Supportive treatments can give very successful results in hair loss problems that develop due to such an external factor. In infusion therapy, it is one of the leading supportive treatment protocols, especially in the field of post-hair transplant support.
Hair Transplant or Mesotherapy Infusion?
Infusion therapy cannot be preferred instead of hair transplantation. While the aim of the two treatment protocols is healthy and lush hair, they are not alternatives to each other.
If hair loss is caused by genetic factors, hair transplantation is the only option that can be preferred. Since genetic factors cannot be suppressed, the effect of infusion therapy in hair loss caused by this reason will pass after a while and the hair will return to its original state. In this case, infusion therapy is not the right option.
Hair transplantation should be the last choice for hair loss due to an external factor. Because when the condition causing shedding is eliminated, there is no need for hair transplantation most of the time. During this period, when supportive treatment protocols are used, this process will be passed with the least loss. Due to the effect that will continue, the hair regains its former volume in a short time.
Is Infusion Therapy a Painful Procedure?
Infusion therapy is not a painful procedure, whether it is applied during hair transplantation or as sessions independent of hair transplantation. People can watch television, read a book, listen to music, and sleep during the procedure. After the operation, there is no situation that will affect daily life.
What is the Infusion Therapy Process?
The infusion treatment process varies according to the way it is administered. If it is applied during the hair transplant operation, the person does not need any effort or intervention. Hair follicles taken from the donor area and kept in sterile liquids without any nutritional properties in the past are placed in the infusion unit today and continue to be fed with mesotherapy steam until the time of transfer.
If it is applied after hair transplantation or independently from the hair transplantation operation, it is applied in sessions depending on the condition of the person. It is recommended to be applied in the form of 6-8 sessions in 1-month periods.
Things to Know Before Infusion Therapy
Since it is a comfortable treatment protocol in general, it does not require any extra preparation before the procedure. It is sufficient not to apply a styling agent to the hair when the procedure is to be performed. The person can continue his daily routine in the same way.
Considerations After Infusion Therapy
It does not require any extra care after as well as before the procedure. The person can continue his daily life in the same way. It is sufficient not to wash the hair on the day of the procedure.
Infusion Therapy Prices 2022
The transaction fee varies according to the method of application or the number of sessions to be planned. You can get information about current infusion therapy fees here.
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