Derma Roller for Hair Loss & Hair Growth: Is It Effective?
Hair loss can be frustrating for men and women, and hair loss has many causes (such as alopecia areata, age, illness, hormonal imbalance, hairstyles, and so on). As a result, the market is flood with the products for hair loss solutions and hair growth treatment. Laser caps, shampoos, cream, minoxidil, supplements are the popular hair loss treatments. Derma roller is the new trend to solve hair loss and the regrowth of hair.
What is Derma Roller for hair?
Derma Roller, as known as micro needling, also nicknamed skin needling, is a type of cosmetic treatment to address various effects of aging. This small device with hundreds of tine micro-needles which are meant to promote controlled tissue injury through the formation of micro-channels in the skin, and to promote stem cell activity in the hair bulge area on the scalp.
The tiny needles sizes vary from 0.15 mm, 0.25 mm, 0.50 mm, 0.75 mm, 1.0 mm, and 1.5 mm, and they’re all contained in a handheld device. The suggested size of derma roller is 1.5mm as the most common length for hair loss treatment. Frequency of using a derma roller for hair regrowth depends on the size of its micro needles! The longer the micro needles are, the lower the frequency. The shorter the micro needles, the more often you can use it!
How Does it Work?
In the study, it have shown that derma roller is effective for androgenetic alopecia (AGA) treatment. By rolling the derma roller on your scalp, the blood flow is increased and beneficial your hair growth through stimulating collagen production and essentially providing your hair follicles with rich oxygen and nutrient supply, so that these strands grow more robust and thicker.
The derma roller treatment is very simple, making it a very convenient hair loss solution to use while in the comfort of your own home. Simply roll it on your scalp in a longitudinal, vertical, and diagonal directions until you experience pinpoint bleeding (erythema), and the hair regrowth result may appear after 12 weeks of doing derma rolling. The actual procedure time can vary based on the size of the treatment area, but it generally takes less than 10 minutes.
Side effects of Derma Roller on the head
The common side effects and damage of derma roller include:
There’s a risk that the wounds caused by the needles may leave scars, and the area may be red and inflamed for a few days. So it’s especially important to be diligent about disinfecting your device before and after every use. One’s scalp may be extra sensitive to the sun after treatment. With a good sunscreen and taking the right precautions, it should be no problems.
Please consult a healthcare provider prior to using this treatment if you:
- have certain skin diseases, such as psoriasis or eczema
- have open wounds
- are taking blood thinners and other medications
Derma roller treatment is very simple, and can be used at home. While pairing other treatments such as laser hair growth caps can reach a better results.
Laser Cap provides full scalp coverage with hands-free benefit, and contain medical laser diodes with much more power for boosting hair growth and reversing hair loss process. So give it a try now!