The MMP ® , or micro infusion of medication into the skin, is a treatment that uses a device with microneedles that allows the infusion of medication into the skin.
The perfusion is performed by the machine with microneedles, in a back and forth movement and with controlled depth, making the absorption faster, more uniform and precise. The needles are immersed in sterile medications, which are infiltrated into the scalp and skin, offering a much more effective action.
Bleeding is very superficial, almost non-existent.
The biggest indication of MMP today is in alopecia (hair loss). We can treat everything from telogen effluvium (sharp hair loss) to androgenetic alopecia (baldness) and alopecia areata.
In each situation, we choose the appropriate medications to directly infiltrate the entire affected area of the scalp. The mix of drugs is defined by the specialist, and varies according to the patient’s needs.
Vitamins, growth factors and enzyme blockers can be used together or separately, in order to obtain the best results in each case, depending on the diagnosis.
In addition to the action of the medication used, there is the effect of microneedling, stimulating scalp metabolism and the release of growth factors. This is because the needles cause minor injuries to the surface, causing slight bleeding.
The number of sessions varies according to the need and the problem to be treated. The interval between each of them must be at least one month. Therefore, they are usually performed at monthly intervals.
In addition, before the MMP sessions, we can carry out a Photobiomodulation session with an LED Helmet, which increases the permeability of the cells and improves the penetration of the drugs that will be injected by microinfusion.
The number of sessions will vary according to each case, however a protocol of 5 sessions with an interval of 30 days between each session is recommended.
What care should be taken after the procedure?
Due to the microlesions caused by the needles, it is possible for the patient to experience swelling, redness and small crusts at the site, which disappear in a few days. Therefore, although you can resume your daily activities normally after the application, some precautions are recommended, such as: