Microneedling is a type of Non Surgical cosmetic treatment Like PRP that addresses various effects of aging. It’s also nicknamed skin needling because of its effects on increasing collagen production in the skin.
Microneedling involves the use of a skin roller with small needles that causes minor skin injuries.
While used as an anti-aging skin treatment, microneedling may also be a method of treatment for hair loss. There’s even evidence that it can help a special type of hair loss known as alopecia areata.
The same process of creating wounds in the skin is also thought to regenerate the health of the hair follicles. It’s thought that this can result in new hair growth, or perhaps, it may thicken thinning hair as seen in androgenic alopecia or male pattern baldness.
To offset costs and time commitments, some people choose to purchase dermarollers to self-administer microneedling treatments at home.
There are significant downsides to at-home dermaroller treatments though. These include:
These factors can make your hair loss treatment less effective compared to seeing a our Clinic professional.
At International Hair Institute a licensed microneedling professional will also know how to help you minimize side effects from treatment. It can be difficult to assess risks and treat any complications on your own. You could end up seeing a healthcare provider anyway if you develop any side effects.
While it’s tempting to buy your own dermaroller, it’s much safer to leave these devices in the hands of a licensed and experienced professional for your hair growth treatment. Our Doctor and other dermatologists strongly discourage doing microneedling at home or with providers who aren’t properly trained.