Dermarolling for Hair Loss
Does it really work?
by Oxford Biolabs
What is derma rolling
Derma rolling is a technique that involves rolling many tiny needles over the skin (called microneedling), making tiny pricks that may stimulate collagen production to smooth out the skin. Rejuvenating the skin is not an easy task and perhaps that is the reason why the there are not so many ways of doing it. One of the ways to do it is to cause mild injuries to the skin. What the body does in response is to immediately repair the injury by replacing the already injured skin with a new layer of skin. This is the main principle of derma rolling. The body is forced to renew the injured skin. However, manufacturers have revealed a new model that is being used to treat androgenic alopecia. How you ask? Read on.
Does it really work?
Derma rolling has become a popular process and many people have started embracing it. But the main question people ask is, “Does is it really work?” Some users have claimed that it does help with hair loss. However, this process needs a commitment to the treatment program. Hair growth relies on genes that develop the new hair cells. This happens within the hair follicles. These are the small openings covering the scalp and the rest of the body. There are different chemicals that need to be triggered so that they can produce hair cells. The human growth factor is one of the most important factors.
What scientists suggest is that the derma roller works by triggering production of the human growth factor. The needles that move on the skin cause minor wounds as in the case of skin treatment. The body works by producing new skin in the area of the injury by releasing growth hormones and many more chemicals that make the process faster. These chemicals are what supporters of derma rollers believe stimulate the growth of hair in the areas that have been affected by hair loss. This is what causes the regrowth of hair.  
What people are saying about derma rolling
As much as it might take long to see what derma rolling does to the hair, there has been a mix of reactions from patients about the treatment. Rodgers is one of the users who found the derma roller treatment helpful and efficient. He said that this treatment made his head feel better after the hair grew.  Another user said it was causing some shedding but that the existing hair was looking healthier than ever. Several users have complained about some discomfort while using the derma roller – from it being uncomfortable to even painful to use. Moreover, many people use a derma roller together with minoxidil, since microneedling helps the topical product penetrate deeper into the skin. The size of the microneedle can also determine how effective the treatment can be.