dermaroller for hair growth

Does Dermaroller Increase Hair Growth?

A harsh reality but it is found that about 30 percent of women under 40 will experience hair loss. Nowadays, even young people are also experiencing hair loss. It can be really depressing for people. How to increase hair growth with dermaroller? Let’s find out.

As we are in the era of social media and influencers, thousands of people talk about their problems, share the solutions and help to dismantle the stigma surrounding the matter. People are not afraid to open up their problems and are not ashamed of them. Which helps people to understand that its normal to have hair loss and its not something to be depressed for.

There are dozen of of hair growth products and many are catered to those with hair loss. Many people swear by minoxidil working for them, some people opt for home treatments like slapping on deep conditioners and popping biotin. But sometimes things that work for other people don’t work for you-everyone is different. So how to find that universal product that works for everyone-most of us? How about trying a treatment that use our own body’s own curing factors? Microneedling is one of them.

What causes hair loss?

About 75 to 80 percent of skin is made up of collagen, and that includes the skin on your scalp. So collagen is the most essential protein for our hair health. But as we age, our scalp loses collagen just like the skin on our face. It slows the hair growth and dormant hair follicles. Collagen production slows down around age 30 and  this can affect the strength of your hair follicles. Less collagen in your scalp makes the hair follicles unsupported, leading to more hair loss and less new growth.

Dermaroller to increase hair growth:

Microneedling is a treatment that works to revive up your natural production of collagen, which in turn supports hair growth. It uses a device called dermaroller or a dermapen that causes tiny wounds in the dermis causing minor inflammation. Then, it stimulates your natural immune system to use its own healing factors and overdrives the production of collagen in response. It might be a little painful but tolerable on the skin.

However, to increase its benefits, you can also use topical hair growth products such as minoxidil. It is research proven to work with microneedling for hair regrowth.

How to use dermaroller for hair growth

Microneedling for hair loss is a fairly easy process. With the right tips and techniques, you can achieve the desired benefits.

The first step is to choose the appropriate length dermaroller. For microneeedling on the scalp, you should use longer needles ranging from 2.00mm to 3.0mm to have an effect. Before using, sterilize your roller by letting it soak in 70% isopropyl alcohol for 6-7 minutes or place it in boiling water for 20 minutes. Wash your hair before dermarolling. Microneedle when your hair is wet because it is easier to do. Start by sectioning the areas where you are experiencing hair loss. Divide the area into 3-4 horizontal parts.

Apply a few drops of oil or topicals into the parts, and then massage them in. Roll in one direction 6 to 8 times forward and backward in 3 directions: vertically, horizontally and diagonally. To allow the needle to penetrate the skin deeply, apply a bit of pressure. After you have finished derma rolling, apply a few more drops of oils or topicals, if desired.

To avoid infections and injuries:

  • Disinfect the derma roller after each use with 70% or more alcohol. Make sure it is completely dry before using, and do not use it on wet hair.
  • If you want to use oils and topicals apply it on a cotton ball and then to your scalp. Do not apply them to the dermaroller.
  • Donot use derma roller if the needles are bent, crushed or damaged in any way. Discard it. Bent needles can cause injuries. 

Sania has a medical background and she is obsessed in dermarollers. She loves to write and study medical benefits of dermarolling.

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