Microneedling is a process where an instrument with multiple rows of tiny needles is rolled over the skin to create micro-injuries and stimulate collagen production.
What is Microneedling?
Microneedling is usually done on the face, but can also be done on other parts of the body such as the scalp. It stimulates natural collagen and elastin rejuvenation processes in the skin. This makes it useful not only for skincare, but for hair growth related problems like alopecia and androgenic alopecia (pattern baldness).
What is Alopecia?
Alopecia: Hair loss or baldness that is caused by an internal or external factor or factors.
There are several different types of alopecia, including: androgenic alopecia, telogen effluvium, and central centrifugal cicatricial (scarring) alopecia.
When we talk about androgens causing balding in males and females, we are specifically talking about androgenic alopecia .
A lot of people think that they can just pluck the hairs out with tweezers when they see them coming in white. This is false; you will continue to lose more hair when doing this. There is a misconception that pulling one or two gray hairs will not cause any damage, but the truth of the matter is that over time it does add up. Eventually you could end up extremely frustrated because of losing too much hair.
In order to keep the hair from falling out it is important to follow a few basic guidelines. One of these guidelines is to avoid stress as much as possible for men and women alike because the body produces an excess amount of cortisol. Cortisol has been known to contribute towards hair loss in adults and children.
Can Microneedling Help With Alopecia?
While there is no such thing as a miracle cure, there is evidence that there are some solutions out there for those who suffer from hair loss. One example would be PRP (platelet rich plasma) Therapy with microneedling.
PRP therapy with microneedling involves drawing your own blood and then separating the platelets by passing it through a centrifuge. The collected platelets are then injected back into your scalp where they can help produce new hair.
With regular microneedling sessions with PRP, it has been shown to have shown a good success rates in treating both male and female pattern baldness.
To see if you are an ideal candidate for this treatment, reach out to an experienced professional to set up a consultation.