Hair thinning or hair loss is a major concern among all age groups, irrespective of the gender. The cosmetic industry is flooded with skincare and haircare products and devices to enhance your beauty and has a solution to all your beauty concerns. One of the most popular beauty treatment which is creating ripples in the beauty industry is Dermarolling or micro-needling. Dermarolling is considered to be the most effective treatment for all your hair concerns such as hair loss, hair thinning etc. But before you get started and try your hands on this device you should be fully aware of this haircare device.
Dermaroller or Microneedling is the latest in the cosmetic industry with myriad benefits as it is used on face and skin to erase signs of ageing, reduce acne scars, stretch marks and hyperpigmentation. It is indeed delivering result and so more and more people are going for it. It is also effective in resolving your major haircare issues. In this article, you will get to know everything about Dermaroller and how it helps with hair growth and beard growth.
What is Dermaroller?
Dermaroller is a beauty device having many tiny needles on a rotating wheel attached to a handle which pricks your skin to actually cause bleeding. These micro-injuries inflicted on the skin in a controlled manner initiates the healing mechanism of your body and your body starts producing new cells, thus promoting cell regeneration. It also stimulates the production of collagen and elastin.
Dermaroller Treatment For Hair
Dermaroller is a device with several micro-needles on a roller which is attached to the handle. These needles create tiny holes on the scalp which penetrate the skin to stimulate collagen and elastic production. It also promotes blood circulation. Dermaroller punctures the skin cells of the scalp and paves a way for product penetration and absorption. Dermaroller treatment works in conjugation with traditional hair loss treatment to promote hair growth. These controlled injuries on the skin cells trigger the healing mechanism and stimulate the production of new cells, as well as collagen which promotes the growth of new hair strands. It also stimulates dormant hair follicles to produce new hair.
Dermaroller treatment allows the quick absorption of product into the scalp and promotes hair growth. Traditional hair growth products like Minoxidil and Finasteride which are considered to be potent hair growth products, get effectively absorbed into the scalp when applied in conjugation with Dermaroller and promote the growth of hair.
Dermaroller For Hair Regrowth
Dermaroller pinpricks your scalp to cause micro-injuries on the scalp, which triggers your body healing and repair mechanism, thereby stimulating the production of new cells and boosts collagen production. The tiny holes made by the Dermaroller on your scalp allows better absorption of oils or any other topicals applied on your scalp to reach the hair follicles and promotes the growth of hair. This treatment allows the nutrients and hydration to reach deep down the layers of the scalp, thus makes your hair grow healthier. It stimulates the cell turnover and improves blood circulation, paving way for better chances of hair growth. When the micro-injuries are inflicted on your scalp, it undergoes 3 stages of healing process
- Cellular Regeneration
- Cell Maturation
This process involves stimulation of the production of protein which promotes hair growth and at the same time, it also inhibits the growth of protein which leads to hair loss. The tiny needles of the Dermaroller facilitate blood circulation which aids the nutrients to reach the hair follicles promoting hair growth.
How to Use Dermaroller For Hair Growth?
If you are doing this treatment for the first time, then its always better that you get it done by a professional. Attempt to do this treatment at home only if you are confident about using it in a proper manner. There are DIY Dermaroller available with the lesser needle size of about 0.2mm to 0.5mm as there are fewer chances of getting injured. It is always better to try Dermaroller with the lesser needle size, say 0.2mm to 0.3mm so that the chances of getting yourself injured are less.
Roll the Dermaroller from the roots to the ends so as to avoid pulling the healthy hair also from the follicles. Avoid using Dermaroller on wet hair as there are chances of your hair getting tangled which may eventually lead to breakage. Use Dermroller at the edge of the hairline and outside crown. The tiny needles of the Dermaroller will pinprick the scalp and these minor injuries on the scalp will trigger a healing mechanism to boost collagen and keratin production which is required for the healthy growth of hair. Roll the device on each section of your scalp for 10-15 times i.e horizontally, vertically and diagonally covering the bald portion of your head or else you can roll the device on your entire scalp. Do this treatment once or twice a week.
Clean the Dermaroller thoroughly with rubbing alcohol and a liquid disinfectant. Be sure that you do not share your device with anyone else as there are chances of getting an infection.
Dermaroller For Beard Growth
Dermaroller treatment is quite popular among both the genders. Women generally use Dermaroller to rejuvenate their skin, reduce wrinkles and fine line, reduce acne scars and stretch mark and also for stimulating hair growth. Men are also fond of this treatment and use it for stimulating hair regrowth on bald areas of their head. Dermaroller is equally effective for growing your facial hair as well. Men will be quite inquisitive to know whether this device is really effective in growing the bread faster. Its time to rejoice for men who are really looking forward to having a thick and long beard, as Dermaroller really works great as a beard enhancing tool. Again the same tiny surgical needles play an important role in the growth of your facial hair. Dermarollers or Beardrollers as they are commonly known also works on the same principle of causing controlled injury on your skin and let your body’s healing mechanism work towards collagen production and improve the blood circulation of that area. The increased blood circulation facilitates the supply of nutrients and oxygen to reach the hair follicles of the beard, making it grow thicker.
How to Use Dermarollers For Beard Growth?
Dermarollers are known to have improved the growth of scalp hair as well as beard hair in men. While using rollers on your beard it is very important to consider the size of the beard. Generally, 0.5mm microneedle is recommended for using on the beard. It is always better to use Dermarollers which have titanium needles instead of stainless steel.
The microneedles of size 0.5mm to 1mm works great on facial hair and by applying little pressure, the microneedles can easily penetrate deep into the hair follicles and stimulate the growth of collagen, elastin and keratin, all of which are required for the healthy growth of hair.
Dermarolling on facial hair is very simple. You just need to roll over your facial hair few times in all directions i.e horizontally, vertically and diagonally. Lift the roller and start from the same position for each repetition covering your entire area. Be mindful while applying the pressure on the facial area and do not press the roller too hard on your facial skin.
You need to perform this process once or twice a week. But make sure that you sterilize your device completely after each use to prevent any kind of infection.
How Often Should You Use Dermaroller Therapy For Beard Growth?
You may use Dermaroller on your facial skin 1-2 times a week if you are using a 0.5mm needle. For beginners, it is ok to use Dermaroller once a week and cover minimal area first. This will help your body to get used to the treatment. Then gradually you can increase it to 2 times a week. It is not how many times you perform Dermarolling on your facial skin in a week, but the thing is that how much time your skin requires to heal from the damage caused by micro-wounds. It is only after these micro-wounds heal completely, that you should start the next treatment session otherwise you will end up damaging the skin and hair follicles and it may have an adverse effect on your body. If you are using a Dermaroller with the needle size of 0.25mm then you can use it daily on your facial hair. This needle size is apt for the beginners to get used to microneedle therapy.
Is it Necessary to Shave Your Facial Hair Before You Start With The Dermaroller Therapy?
It is always better to shave your facial hair before you start with the Dermaroller therapy as there are chances of hair getting tangled in the roller and when you pull the roller, you may experience pain and inflammation in that area. Moreover, it is easier to roll the device on the clean area. The microneedles of your device should be such that it is able to penetrate deep into the hair follicles so as to stimulate the healing process.
Potential Side Effects of Dermaroller?
Generally, Dermaroller is considered safe on the skin if you are using the roller with a needle size of 0.25mm to 0.50mm. Anything above that is not safe to be done at home, you need to seek the help of a professional as the chances of causing deep wounds on the skin and infection is very high. Dermarolling treatment is not suitable for people with severe acne problem and various skin conditions such as psoriasis and eczema. Other side effects of Dermaroller include bleeding, skin peeling, bruising, infection, spreading of acne and scar tissue formation.
Using Dermaroller is not a complicated process, you just need to get it done in the correct way to reap its benefits. You can easily use this handheld device for scalp and beard hair growth.
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