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Can Scalp Micro-needling Regrow Your Hair?

Micro-needling is a type of cosmetic treatment that addresses various effects of aging. It’s also nicknamed skin needling because of its effects on increasing collagen production in the skin. Micro-needling involves the use of a skin roller with small needles that causes minor skin injuries. While used as an anti-aging skin treatment, micro-needling may also be a method of treatment for hair loss. There’s even evidence that it can help a special type of hair loss known as alopecia areata. The same process of creating wounds in the skin is also thought to regenerate the health of the hair follicles. It’s thought that this can result in new hair growth, or perhaps, it may thicken thinning hair as seen in androgenic alopecia or male pattern baldness.

Micro-needling for hair loss benefits Micro-needling first gained its reputation as a scar treatment during the 1990s. Since then, it’s been studied as a potential alternative or adjunctive treatment for androgenic alopecia and alopecia areata. Aside from collagen production in the skin, which is thought to underlie one of the reasons it may be beneficial for acne scars, it’s thought that micro-needling can also help induce stem cellsTrusted Source in the hair follicles that may lead to hair growth. Micro-needling may also promote the absorption of products used to treat your hair loss, such as:

  • minoxidil (Rogaine)

  • topical steroid

  • platelet rich plasma

One studyTrusted Source in particular explored the potential benefits of micro-needling when used with a topical corticosteroid to treat alopecia areata.

Article by healthline.

There are two ways to microneedle: 1) Home use. 2) Clinical procedure used with platelet rich plasma.

If interested in more information, contact Kellie August at 918-605-5394.

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