Can I use micro needle roller at home for alopecia? If so how does it work? (photos)

I bought a pearle roller 2.5 mm from groupon for hair growth.

Doctor Answers 3

Alopecia with Scar

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This type of alopecia will not respond to microneedling.  Please see an expert to evaluate you.  Best, Dr. Emer.

Los Angeles Dermatologic Surgeon
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You likely have a primary scarring alopecia (central centrifugal cicatricial alopecia) along with evidence of traction alopecia too.

Microneedling will not help you.

See a dermatologist for biopsy and guidance on treatment to halt further loss. Regrowth is not likely.

Jeff Donovan, MD, PhD
Vancouver Dermatologist


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By using a micro-roller what you do is produce multiple small wounds to the scalp. The theory is that as these wounds heal, hair loss returns. It makes no sense at all

William Rassman, MD
Los Angeles Hair Restoration Surgeon
5.0 out of 5 stars 29 reviews

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