Dermarolling for hair loss: In-depth guide

Dermarolling for hair loss: In-depth guide

I know it is tough. You may feel the end of the world since you start losing your hair. It causes psychological problems for many people making people depressed, self-conscious, and unattractive. You might have tried all the possible treatments for hair loss from supplements to long prescriptions. Did you give up? If you have, then you shouldn’t. There are countless options still left. We are going to explore one of the favorite hair regrowth technique that has yielded immeasurable results for countless individuals who had been previously battling hair loss-that is dermarolling for hair loss!

What is a dermaroller?

Dermaroller is a simple device with a cylinder roller that is covered with tiny micro-needles which are usually made of stainless steel or titanium.

The needles are used to make small injuries into the dermal layers to stimulate the production of new cells and boost circulation albeit without causing skin damage or intense pain. It is called dermarolling or micro needling. For decades, Dermarolling is a cosmetic procedure that has been used to revitalize the skin by stimulating collagen and reducing the appearance of wrinkles.  

According to some researches, dermarolling for hair loss may be an effective treatment. The science behind this is to create wounds in the skin. It is also thought to regenerate the health of the hair follicles. This can result in new hair growth or thicken hair.

Does the dermaroller really work?

You all have been thinking this and Yes! It works.

Microneedling has been around since the 1990s as a scar treatment. It is a potential treatment for alopecia, according to clinical trials, studies, and researches.

Dermarolling benefits for hair growth:

  • Micro needling can help induce stem cells in the hair follicles that cause hair growth.
  • It increases blood supply to the scalp
  • It assists the absorption of topical hair loss solutions, such as:
  • minoxidil (Rogaine)
  • platelet-rich plasma
  • topical corticosteroid

What size of dermaroller should you use for hair loss?

There are multiple sizes to choose from including 0.15 mm, 0.25 mm, 0.5 mm. 0.75 mm, 1.0 mm, 1.5 mm.

 (0.15 – 0.25 mm): This size derma roller is best for the absorption of topical products into the scalp. You can use this size at home, several times a week.

(0.5 – 1.5 mm): It boosts the production of endothelial growth factors for hair growth. These derma rollers are most effective. Use it once every 1-3 weeks. However, the larger the size of the needles, the more painful the procedure.

(>1.5mm): Only a professional should perform this procedure.

How to do Dermarollering for hai loss?

First of all, dermarolling for hair loss should be performed on a very clean scalp with a sterilized roller. To ensure a clean scalp and roller, take a shower and use an exfoliating shampoo brush or treating your head to a little in-shower scalp massage can help lift away excess dirt and debris, including dead skin cells on the scalp’s surface. Then disinfect your derma roller by dipping it in some rubbing alcohol across the needle-covered barrel. Start dermarolling and for each section, run the derma roller horizontally across the part. After dermarolling,  apply minoxidil or a natural hair growth-promoting oil such as castor or grapeseed oil to nourish the freshly punctured follicles. Dermaroller on your scalp is a unique way to promote stimulation of the hair follicles and increase hair growth potential.

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