If your no-shave November beard turned out be more of a November scruff, we have a solution: microneedling. Women have been using the dermaroller for so long-be it for acne scars, hyperpigmentation, or those stretch marks. Now, men are curious whether or not micro-needling can be used to grow a beard faster naturally. The answer is, theoretically yes.
We know how beards have become more popular, so do these treatments and products intended to increase facial hair. One of the potential treatments is microneedling that has emerged as one of the easiest, most effective ways to stimulate facial hair growth. A device called a dermaroller is used safely for the facial hair area and it should result in thicker growth of beard through stimulation of blood circulation. It works by pricking your face with hundreds of tiny needles, drawing nutrients and hormone-rich blood to the face. It might sound a little scary but trust us: it is not painful and it works.
The mechanism of action of the dermaroller for beard hair is simple:
- The small needles of the dermaroller create microinjuries on the skin.
- The body counteracts this damage and starts the healing process by increasing the production of collagen and keratin.
- Circulation to the affected area increases, which carries nutrient & hormone-rich blood to the beard area.
All of these processes stimulate the skin rejuvenating effect. As we know collagen and keratin are both necessary components of the hair that stems from the follicles, and the hormones like testosterone and DHT increases the growth.
These are the main reasons why this can result in an increased rate of natural beard growth. Microneedling along with beard growth promoting products can prove really beneficial for making your mane grow thicker.
There are many people who reported great improvements with derma rolling on facial hair as well as scalp hair.
It works even more better with the application of minoxidil solution.
According to a study on the benefits of dermaroller for stimulating scalp-hair growth, it was found that using a Derma Roller in along with minoxidil, yielded better results in terms of new hair growth than minoxidil alone.
Does Dermaroller Work For Growing beard hair?
Now here’s where things get less clear. As you know genetics play a huge role in whether someone grows a beard or not, it will certainly be dependent on whether or not you can grow a beard in the first place.
But yes, if you have a strong genetics, dermarolling can possibly help you. But if you don’t due to hormonal imbalances or poor diet etc, you can use a topical growth stimulating product in combination with dermarolling for maximum benefit. You know those two bald spot gaps that many bearded men have under their lips on the sides? A derma roller in combination with minoxidil have helped men with such problem.
For those of us who are really into growing our beards, we know first hand that a lot of time and care is used to keep them looking great. From beard oils and growth promoting products to serums, and now dermarolling. Now what are the things that makes dermarolling one of the best ways to grow facial hair? That would be the cell proliferation and improved blood circulation. Dermarolling helps the follicles in the skin to boost the growth as the cells regenerate and reproduce. And the improved blood circulation provides nutrients to the follicles.
Derma roller size for beard growth
The optimal derma roller size for beard growth ranges from 0.3mm to 0.5 mm. Smaller sizes can be used daily. While larger sized needles should be used once a week. Remember not to apply too much pressure when using a dermaroller to your face.
Wait, Why Don’t Women Grow Beards When They Use Dermaroller?
A common but a silly question that is asked several times. The answer is no, women don’t grow a beard if they do dermarolling on the face. How? Because women don’t have the growth hormones that men do. Women grow hair in certain areas like eyebrows where their growth hormones lie. But apart from that, they have vellus hair on their faces, as do children.