Microneedling for Hair Loss - Does It Really Work?
Hello my Gin Amber babies and welcome to another long-awaited blog post, where I’ll be talking about a beauty secret that you won’t want to miss out on: microneedling for hair loss. This is a really exciting topic, because a lot of people are unaware of the incredible hair growth benefits of using a dermaroller on the scalp and how effective it is in treating hair thinning and balding.
First, Why Are You Losing Your Hair?
There are a lot of reasons why you could be losing your hair, but most of the time it comes down to simple genetics. Androgenetic alopecia, known as female or male pattern baldness (FPB, MPB), is permanent hair loss from the scalp. Many studies have found that DHT in men is a particularly nasty culprit behind MPB and it really depends on genetics how sensitive you are to this hormone and at what rate you experience hair loss.
While there’s no cure for androgenetic alopecia, there are a few treatments on the market including:
- Finasteride (for men)
- PRP Treatments
Now, I won’t get into too much detail about each of these but just know that:
- Finasteride inhibits production of DHT in men and while it’s effective in preventing further hair loss, it’s really not a great option for hair regrowth.
- Minoxidil is an over-the-counter vasodilator applied directly to the scalp and works by expanding blood vessels to promote hair regrowth, but it’s really only effective in the crown area and doesn’t seem to work that well at the hairline.
- PRP treatment utilizes platelets in the blood to “grow” new capillaries in the scalp, stimulating hair growth, however these can be extremely pricey (think $700 per treatment) and you’ll need at least two or three treatments a year for prime results.
It’s always good to have some background on alternative treatments, but what if I told you there’s another immensely effective alternative that’s affordable, natural, and more effective than some of these other treatments on the market? That’s right. Serious hair regrowth is possible. And it all starts with the dermaroller.
Can You Really Regrow Hair Using a Dermaroller?
Absolutely. According to a case study in 2013, microneedling was deemed an extremely effective tool for hair regrowth and even surpassed minoxidil in terms of hair growth results after one week of use. What’s the science behind its effectiveness? As many of us know, dermarollers create micro-injuries in the skin, which in turn trigger our body’s natural healing processes. When used on the scalp, this generates a huge upsurge in collagen production for effective hair regrowth. Some studies even suggest that it activates stem cells.
So What’s the Best Dermaroller for Hair Loss?
As many of you know, there are a variety of dermaroller needle sizes, but the sweet spot you’ll want here is between 0.5mm and 1.5mm.
If you’re undecided on which brand of dermaroller to buy, have no fear. I compare three brands of dermarollers in my video here, so you can see for yourself what separates my brand from others on the market and make a smarter purchase. Or you can jump directly to my store and checkout my unique line of 192-real individual needle dermarollers. Remember, you’ll want high quality needles for hair regrowth and a sacrifice in quality could mean a sacrifice in results.
Additionally, checkout my video tutorial on how to properly dermaroll your scalp.
Lastly, Are There Any Side-Effects to Dermarolling Your Scalp?
Aside from a bit of stinging, there are no serious side effects to dermarolling your scalp. Always be sure disinfect your dermaroller prior to and after use to avoid chances of infection. I show you how to properly do that here.
Losing your hair can be detrimental to your overall self-confidence. For a lot of us, our hair is our identity and seeing it slowly begin to fall out, thin, or become dry and unhealthy can really take a toll on our overall perception of ourselves and our beauty and attractiveness level. Luckily for us, dermarollers are here to stay and they’re changing the way we can tilt the odds of beauty and confidence forever in our favor.
Again, thank you my Amber Babies for tuning into another blog post and thank you for all the additional subscribers and viewers, love and support! Be well and good luck on your hair regrowth journey! I look forward to hearing all your incredible results. Until next time!