Micro Needling Scalp Therapy for Hair Growth

Micro needling for hair growth

What is Micro Needling?

Micro needling, or going by the technical term 'collagen induction therapy', is a cosmetic procedure that involves repeatedly puncturing the skin with tiny, sterile needles.

Micro needling is a procedure used to counter fine lines and wrinkles on the skin, as well as treat the effects of hair loss across the hairline and crown region of the scalp.

Micro needling is usually done with a derma roller or derma stamp. It can also be done professionally at a beauty salon or hair clinic, but this would be more expensive. 

How does micro needling treat hair loss?

There's even evidence that micro needling can help a special type of hair loss known as alopecia areata, as well as the more common hair loss type, androgenic alopecia. The same process of creating wounds in the skin is also thought to regenerate the health of the hair follicles.

After piercing tiny wounds into the scalp, you then produce a rush of collagen and proteins during the repairing phase, which can trigger the stimulation of hair follicle activity, thus leading to hair growth. 

How effective is micro needling for treating hair loss?

Micro needling does not cure or fully reverse hair loss, but, when done over a long period of time. it can help reduce the effects of hair fall, and support the function of hair growth.

Micro needling tends to be more effective when done in conjunction with other treatments like minoxidil and ketoconazole shampoo, as part of a hair care plan.

What are the negative side-effects of micro needling?

There are a few temporary side effects to be aware of with micro needling. The procedure causes short-term swelling, redness, and skin flaking, which can last for a few days. Most people can return to wearing regular makeup within a day of treatment.

Is micro needling expensive?

Micro needling can be done with a derma roller or a derma stamp at home. Derma devices are very cheap, so it's a very affordable. Micro needling can be more expensive if you get the procedure done professionally at a hair clinic. 

Should you try micro needling?

Micro needling is a procedure that could be considered if you are experiencing early stages of hair loss. The risks are low, and the results can be quite good. Be sure to micro needle twice a week with a 0.5mm needle, or just once a week with a 1.5mm needle. 

Results are usually minimal, but it does vary from person to person.