The Derma Roller is a device that works on the principle of microneedling. It has profound effects in anti-aging and scar removal treatments. The dermaroller has been widely used to correct skin imperfections, by improving the regenerative capacity of the skin by causing controlled damage to the surface of the skin. This device not only repairs skin, it’s ability extends to treating hair loss too.
The device consists of a drum fitted with minute needles, and attached to a handle. When it is rolled over the skin, the needles cause tiny microscopic incisions on the skin surface. This causes the skin to believe that it has been punctured, and it kickstarts the recovery process by producing repair structures. This, in effect causes the skin cells to be replaced by fresh skin that looks younger and fresher.
How does the dermaroller treat hair loss?
The selective and controlled damage treatment offered by the DermaRoller can be used to target hair loss problems. Hair regrowth occurs by the development of new hair cells, which occurs in the hair follicles. Hair follicles are found all over the scalp. Growth of hair is triggered by the production of hair cells. The human growth factor is a chemical that stimulates the production of hair cells.
When used on the scalp, the dermaroller performs a similar action to what it does on the skin. The procedure is quite similar. The dermaroller is rolled along the scalp and it causes minor skin surface wounds. This encourages the scalp to correct the injury by producing repair structures.
The scalp skin is formed of several layers. The outermost layer consists of dead skin cells with oils and keratin. When hair loss treatments involve application of a product to this layer, it is effective in treating the problem only if the ingredients can penetrate the layer. In most cases, the ingredients barely penetrate the scalp and reach the hair follicles to cause growth of new hair cells. When using the DermaRoller on the scalp, it easily enters this layer and causes thousands of fine channels to be generated. The injury caused also stimulates the generation of the human growth hormone to repair it. The body quickly releases this factor, along with other chemicals and hastens to correct the wounds that are formed. This in effect, stimulates the hair growth in the affected area. Thus, the thinning of hair can be effectively remedied.
Hair loss affects many men and women around the world today. With increasae in age, hair loss conditions are often aggravated. Cures for the problem are greatly limited. Many men and women are turning to the DermaRoller to tackle their hair loss problems following the Derma Roller study that was conducted by the Department of Dermatology at L.T.M Medical College and General Hospital in Mumbai in India. The results published in the International Journal of Trichology revealed that of the two groups of men who underwent hair loss treatments for 12 weeks, the group that was treated with the DermaRoller had an average of 91 more hairs than the other group. This is a significant development in combating hair loss, as microneedling is found to be an efficient hair loss treatment.
To make the most of this treatment, it is recommended to perform it at a clinic with the aid of an esthetician. This is mainly because, when a trained person operates the device, there is less possibility of missing any portion of the scalp. This will ensure that the entire scalp is treated, and the benefits can be maximized. When the DermaRoller treatment in Sydney is followed by topical applications of hair growth stimulators like Minoxidil, Rogain or similar products, hair growth is improved further by allowing improved penetration of these products.