Statistics indicate that by the age of thirty-five, nearly two-thirds of men experience some hair loss. Once it happens, it can be frustrating and embarrassing. Many men would try anything to change the situation, and the emotional pain of dealing with alopecia or male pattern baldness drive many people to try techniques that can help potentially regenerate the hair growth process. Derma rolling (or micro needling) is one technique many men try.
What Is It?
The Micro Needle roller is part of an overall process to stop hair loss, or regenerate growth. It works with the use of topical creams, and it may provide one of the most effective solutions to dealing with the problem of alopecia. One study published in the International Journal of Trichology found significant results with use of Micro needling as compared to those who only use Minoxidil cream. In fact, 80% of patients in the study reported nearly a 50% improvement in hair growth.
How Does It Work?
Your body has an amazing response when you're wounded. Even with the smallest wounds, your body immediately releases nutrients, white blood cells, antibodies, and enzymes to the area so it can be rebuilt with new, healthy tissue. That necessarily includes stimulating the hair follicles in the damaged area.
Micro needling triggers your body’s need to respond to wounds by generating a healing response to the derma roller. This is important, because the healing process also stimulates production of proteins that can develop new hair follicles, stimulate blood circulation and increase nutrients to those follicles, and result in new hair growth.
Before treatment, you apply Minoxidil to your scalp. The reason for this is simple. If it's on before you use the Micro Needling roller, you're going to get a much deeper level of penetration than you would if you were just rubbing the solution in with your fingers.
The process begins when you rub the Minoxidil directly into your scalp. Rollers come in a number of sizes so you'll want to get the best one to meet your needs. If you've lost most of your hair, you'll want to use a roller that is between 0.25mm and 1.0mm. That size changes depending on how much hair you have.
After you rub the product on, you start at the front and move to the back of your head with the roller. You want to work from hairline to hairline. It's essential to roll it at least ten times to make sure the product is really working itself into your scalp. Once you're done, you apply the Minoxidil once more gently into your scalp.
It's best to treat the scalp once a week with the smaller roller. If you use a larger roller, you may have to wait a bit longer between treatments.
When Will I See Results?
Research shows that micro needling does improve hair loss (along with the use of Minoxidil or L-ascorbic acid). In addition to hair growth, hair thickening was also reported. While there is variation in experience depending on diet, genetics, stress and hair growth cycle, the end result is generally better hair growth and stopping hair loss. You'll likely begin to see results within the first three months of use. If it's not working, though, don't give up. Hair growth phases vary widely from person to person, and sometimes it just takes a bit of time.
Curious what micro needling can do for you? Perhaps it's time to try this amazing technology for yourself.
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