Ever tried acupuncture? It may seem kind of scary, especially because it has to do with needles, but it’s praised by experts and people suffering from various ailments.
Now there’s another interesting procedure that has people running to beauty centers. It’s called dermarolling, or microneedling. As the name implies, it involves rolling a special device with tiny needles onto the skin. The point is to make small injuries to the skin, which activates the body’s natural healing processes.
Dermarollers were first used as a tool for treating scars, showing amazing results that were comparable even to very high-end treatments. Recently, studies have shown an intriguing potential for using dermarollers on people with hair loss.
What can dermarolling be used for?
Dermarolling is most effective for treating skin conditions like scarring, especially acne scars. Apart from that, it has been gaining popularity for treating wrinkles, bags under the eyes, stretch marks, and other age-related conditions. Unlike expensive laser treatments, dermarolling is much safer, comparably as effective, and does not require a lengthy recovery process.
Is dermarolling expensive?
Although it can be somewhat expensive in beauty salons, dermarolling at home is very inexpensive. The price for a single dermaroller, depending on needle length, is less than £40. When considering this device for hair loss, opt for dermarollers with 0.5mm to 1.0mm needle length. This is the optimal choice for stimulating hair growth.
Is dermarolling safe?
Even though dermarolling technically involve piercing the skin, it should not cause any serious discomfort, bleeding, or pain. The right way to do it is to press hard enough to feel a slight tingling or pricking sensation.
There may be some concerns about infection, but if one is careful to wash, disinfect and dispose of the dermaroller after 20 uses, there’s very little chance of any potential for infection.
For disinfecting the dermaroller, it’s recommended to wash it under running water, or in a soapy water bath immediately after use. Then, to disinfect it completely, the dermaroller can be placed in a container with rubbing alcohol for 30-40 minutes. To complete the disinfecting process, the dermaroller should again be washed with clean water and air dried for storage.
Please note that the consequences of improperly storing or disinfecting the dermaroller can be dangerous. Instructions should be included with the dermaroller and followed completely.
Is dermarolling scientifically proven to work?
Dermarolling now has a strong following in the hair loss community, with many men and women trying it. What’s important to remember is that similar to any other hair loss regimen like, for example, TRX2®
, there needs to be consistency in use. Those sufferers who will themselves to keep dermarolling are the ones that see results.
The extended period of time required for the appearance of results has to do with several factors including genetics, metabolism, and the natural hair cycle (Learn more by reading the Definitive Hair Loss Ebook
Many studies, as well as personal testimonials have been published online. The first study of its kind
showed that dermarolling along with certain topical solutions was statistically superior compared to the control group. Another study
, which included patients with androgenetic alopecia that did not respond to conventional therapy found that treatment with microneedling showed an accelerated response leading to significant scalp density.
Can dermarolling be done at home?
Because dermarolling is safe when properly used, even in the hands of a novice, and can be done at home granted the device is disinfected after every use. The process does not require any special skills, other than a simple pattern to follow when rolling onto the scalp.
For optimal results, dermarollers should be used starting at the front of the head, working toward the back. Using moderate pressure, roll 3-4 times horizontally, vertically, and diagonally in small squares. Generally, performing this procedure once a week is enough to avoid no unnecessary irritation, and because the scalp needs time to heal.
Improving hair growth with dermarolling
The minimal risks and cost-effective nature of dermarolling make it attractive as an addition to existing hair support regimens like TRX2®. Scientific evidence points to the fact that the addition of dermarolling to existing hair support regimens increased hair thickness even more dramatically.
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