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 to stimulate hair growth
Dr. Denis Gonyon
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