Derma-rolling, better known as micro-needling, is a process practiced by many dermatologists that involves rolling small needles over the skin, creating tiny injuries. The body healing of these injuries leads to a dramatic uptick in collagen production, making the treatment popular among those seeking an anti-aging treatment.
Given this regeneration of the skin, does micro-needling have a role to play in helping to recover lost hair?
Indeed, some evidence supports the theory that micro-needling can help with hair loss. Small tears in the skin boost stem cell growth and promote hair growth.
Research shows that micro-needling also facilitates the absorption of traditional hair loss treatments like Rogaine. However, nothing is immediate, and there can be significant side effects like any treatment method.
Those with conditions that slow healing, such as diabetes or keloid scars, or those on blood thinners probably are not good candidates for micro-needling. Micro-needling can cause burning or inflammation based on your skin’s reaction.
Scalp micro pigmentation is a physical treatment of hair loss that involves injecting small amounts of pigment into the skin in a pattern that is to the patient’s liking.
Usually, 2-3 treatments, spaced one week apart, achieve this with no significant side effects during or after. For men with thinning hair, this means a fuller-looking head of hair, while balding men can create a freshly shaved look without maintenance!