Scalp Microneedling

What Is Microneedling for Hair Loss?

Microneedling for hair loss is performed in the same way that it is for skin issues: A practitioner uses a derma roller or a similar tool, equipped with rows of tiny needles, to create invisible microscopic puncture wounds in the skin. Some believe that microneedling can trigger the factors that promote hair growth.

Does Microneedling for Hair Loss Work?

Most of the research on microneedling for hair loss relates to people suffering from genetic hair loss conditions, such as female pattern hair loss, androgenetic alopecia, alopecia areata, androgenic alopecia and male pattern baldness, rather than Microneedling for hair loss in general. However, there’s some evidence that the treatments may work to support hair growth for those suffering from other causes of hair loss.

It's Difficult to Perform Microneedling on Your Own Scalp

It can be hard to use a microneedling device on yourself to successfully reactivate dormant hair follicles without causing damage. “You need to pass the device over areas of the scalp that are losing hair a certain number of times,”. “This can be difficult if there is hair still present as it is very easy to get it tangled in the microneedling device. Additionally, it can be very damaging if the device is not sufficiently sharp to make the passes without injury.”

Why You Should See a Professional for Microneedling

To prevent infection and ensure you’re achieving the correct needle depth to encourage new hair growth, you should see an expert with experience using microneedling for hair regeneration.