Hair loss and balding are problems affecting nearly 80 million people in the US. If you have suffered from hair fall or thinning, you’ve probably tried a few things already. And if you’ve done your research, you’ve most likely heard about microneedling.
Microneedling for skin is a common method used to treat scars by stimulating collagen production and encouraging new cell growth. Microneedling is increasingly becoming popular to treat hair loss, androgenic alopecia, and male pattern baldness, too, and has proven to be highly effective when used along with a topical corticosteroid.
What Is Microneedling and How Does It Work?
Microneedling is the process of injecting your hair follicles with a derma roller or microneedling device. The idea behind microneedling is that by stimulating your scalp and applying different compounds to it, you can encourage healthy hair growth. Microneedling works best for those with thinning hair who want fuller, thicker locks. It’s important to consider other factors before undergoing microneedling treatment, such as your age, health conditions, and lifestyle habits that could affect your results.
During the procedure, the doctor will use a derma roller or microneedling device to puncture holes in your scalp, which essentially causes trauma to the area and triggers an inflammatory response. This stimulates blood flow and encourages new cells to grow in those areas. It also helps break down scar tissue from previous injuries or surgeries (like alopecia) so that new follicles can form. Microneedling also aids the absorption of hair loss treatment products like minoxidil and topical steroids. The time taken for the treatment depends on the size of the treatment area, but it usually takes around ten minutes.
Can Microneedling Be Done at Home?
Many microneedling devices available on the market can be used at home, but experts recommend that a licensed professional perform the treatment. When done in the clinic by an experienced professional, they will ensure minimal side effects and prevent infections. Also, you can be sure of effective treatment with the correct depth and the right equipment. As this process involves puncturing the skin with hundreds of tiny holes, the tools and the environment must be super sterile, which is possible only at a hair studio or clinic. Moreover, most of the microneedling pens available on the market for at-home use do not provide the required depth.
If you are interested in learning more about microneedling or any other hair loss treatments, contact Argyle Hair Solutions. With leading technology and high-quality products, we guarantee customer satisfaction. Get real results with Argyle Hair Solutions and have a happy tomorrow.
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