Can Microneedling Be Used To Stimulate Hair Growth?
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Microneedling May Help Promote Hair Growth In Androgenetic Alopecia
To be effective needle lengths need to be in the range of 1.5-2.0mm in order to reach down to the growth-associated regions of the follicles--a length not typically available in commercial home-use or even aesthetician-use devices (which typically range from 0.15-0.5mm in length).
Although I have been underwhelmed with the value of adding PRP in general, I have personally found the concomitant application of growth promoting agents, such as topical minoxidil, finasteride, and bimatoprost to have proven helpful.
Microneedling for hair loss
There have been no randomized, controlled studies yet to look for benefit, but some of those of us who perform microneedling with PRP are seeing excellent responses in patterned hair loss (balding).
The jury is still out, but the a potential treatment of this difficult condition is very exciting!
Microneedling can be used for hair loss
Microneedling without the addition of a topical dermaceutical can milding stimulate the production of intradermal blood vessels, but used alone it is not as effective as when used in combination with dermaceuticals. Dr. Marete Haedersdal performed a study that showed up to a 10 times increase in drug uptake in patients who had needled skin, rather than with intact skin. In my experience, five treatments with ProCell and their proprietary hair growth serum has shown a significant improvement in hair growth in men with male pattern baldness. The product is new, so longevity is still under investigation.
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Microneedling to stimulate hair growth
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