If you’re experiencing hair loss, you’re not alone. Millions of people around the world are affected by this common condition. There are many different treatment options available, but one of the most popular is microneedling for hair loss. In this blog post, we will discuss how microneedling can help stimulate hair growth safely and effectively. We’ll also cover the benefits and drawbacks of this treatment method. So if you’re looking for a safe and effective way to treat your hair loss, keep reading!
What is microneedling?
Microneedling is a procedure in which tiny needles are used to create microchannels in the skin. Those channels help promote blood flow and skin healing, but also have an effect on the hair follicles themselves. When you roll the microneedles over your scalp as part of this treatment, you’re stimulating collagen production and helping promote new hair growth.
This is what makes microneedling such an effective way of treating hair loss. Because it affects more than just your scalp. It can stimulate new follicle growth from other places on your body as well. Your legs or arms—which means that even if there’s no space left for new hairs on your head, there may be some room for them elsewhere!
How microneedling works to stimulate hair growth
Microneedling works by stimulating the hair follicle. Which in turn stimulates the growth of new blood vessels, and the production of collagen and elastin. All three are necessary for healthy skin and hair.
If you have a lot of fine or thinning hair but still have a full scalp to cover up your bald spots, microneedling could be an option for regenerating hair growth. It is often used after chemotherapy treatments to promote regrowth in people who are losing their hair due to cancer treatment instead of genetic causes.
What are the benefits of microneedling?
- Increased blood flow to the scalp. This helps to increase collagen production and hair growth.
- Stimulation of the hair follicles beneath your skin helps with both acne and scarring.
- A reduction in DHT (dihydrotestosterone), an enzyme linked to male pattern baldness or thinning hair can be exacerbated by stress, poor diet, and other factors.
You won’t see results overnight
You should expect to see an increase in new hair growth after a few weeks of microneedling, but this is just the beginning of your journey. The skin needs time to heal and repair itself before you can see more significant results. While it may take several months for your treatment to produce the full effect. The cumulative effects of each session will start becoming noticeable after 2-3 sessions.
Is microneedling safe?
The main concern with microneedling is that it can be painful—and that’s true. But there are several things you can do to reduce discomfort:
- Use a topical anesthetic, such as Lidocaine or another numbing cream, before your treatment session. This will help minimize pain while you’re being microneedled.
- Make sure your practitioner is experienced and has been trained to perform in-office procedures safely and effectively. In other words, make sure they have a valid medical license and are properly trained for this procedure!
- Ask the provider about their background and qualifications—you want a practitioner who keeps up with the latest research on hair loss treatments (such as microneedling), has been performing these treatments for some time now (ideally at least two years), and uses sterile disposable instruments during each treatment session. If they tell you these things matter less than experience/qualifications…run far away from them!
Microneedling may not help with receding hairlines or baldness
Microneedling may not help with receding hairlines or baldness. If you have hair loss due to breakage, inflammation, or hormone imbalance, microneedling may help stimulate the scalp and promote new hair growth. However, it cannot reverse genetic hair loss.
Microneedling can help promote hair growth and strengthening and can be safe when done properly.
Microneedling is safe when done properly. As with most things in life, the key to having a positive experience with microneedling is ensuring that you have a skilled practitioner who knows how to maximize its benefits for hair growth.
A good practitioner of microneedling will make sure you’re receiving effective treatments, and they will be able to help manage any complications that may arise during or after your procedure. They should also be able to offer advice on how best to care for your skin after treatment, especially because micro-needling can leave small wounds on the surface of the skin that must be protected from infection (though this risk is low).
If you’re trying to combat hair loss, microneedling could be an option for you. It is safe when performed by someone with proper training and experience, especially if they are using sterile equipment and sterile saline solution. You might see some results right away, but it can take up to nine months or longer before you start seeing permanent results. Your best bet is to talk with your aesthetician about what type of treatment would work best for you!
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