The Dermaroller for hair is extremely effective in addressing hair loss, hair growth, and regrowth. Dermaroller is a handheld roller-device with multiple tiny micro-needles ranging in size from 0.25mm to 1.5mm. As you roll the dermaroller over your scalp, the needles created multiple tiny holes, allowing the therapeutic qualities of lotions to easily reach the hair follicles.
This process is also known as micro-needling therapy. Micro-needling utilizes a stamp or roller. Dermaroller needles create micro-holes on the scalp, the skin-deep dermis to stimulate the production of new cells and boost circulation.
Micro-needling therapy or collagen induction therapy is a minimally invasive treatment that has been used for decades to rejuvenate the skin. As it stimulates collagen production, it reduces the appearance of wrinkles, acne scars, stretch marks.
Dermaroller or micro-needling not only treats hair loss but by inducing the production of new collagen and elastin it improves the texture and firmness of the skin.
However, photon micro-needling therapy (PMNT) has added benefit of LED light Therapy or photon therapy which stimulates the biological activity of the skin at the cellular level.
The controlled micro-trauma or injury to the scalp by dermaroller can promote hair growth by following ways:
It triggers the body’s natural reaction to initiate the skin repair or wound healing process.
By inducing new cell or platelet production; the main source of growth factors. This stimulates the dormant hair follicles to begin the production of new hair.
It increases blood supply of scalp; that helps to distribute nutrients to hair follicles, promoting hair growth
It helps quick absorption of medicine such as minoxidil or finasteride or serum. The channels created last for a period of one hour, thereby topical medicines should be applied instantly to achieve the greatest effect. Hence, dermaroller significantly enhances the absorption of topical medications applied and works as a very effective supportive treatment.
Hence, it creates an ideal environment for hair to re-grow naturally.
Micro-needling treatment or dermaroller is better performed by skin professionals, can also be done at home.
It can be used once in a week or 15 days
It should be used only on dry hair, as it can inter-twist the hair and cause breakage if used on wet hair.
If used in conjunction with PRP, it is better to use before the infiltration of plasma.
If it is used in conjunction with low-level laser therapy, better to use before.
If used in conjunction with hair loss topical medicines such as minoxidil, use ½ hour before application.
For re-use, better to do proper sterilization
The size of dermaroller needle to choose depends on how much hair left over on the scalp. Dermaroller used by skin professionals the needle size can be between 0.5 mm to 1.5 mm and if used at home it’s advised to be the small length, needle size between 0.2 mm-0.5 mm as to reduce the pain or chance of injury during rolling. If dermaroller used as transdermal drug delivery of active ingredients such as minoxidil, it is ideal to use a smaller needle size of 0.2 mm-0.3 mm; to prevent the absorption too deep into the scalp.
We at Clear Skin & Hair Rich advise photon micro-needling therapy (PMNT) due to the dual benefits of derma roller and low-level laser therapy. We at our centre sterilize the kits and re-use to avoid infection; hence we advise patients to come to the clinic for treatment.