Derma rollers are handheld devices having several small surgical needles which are attached to a wheel, and which causes microscopic wounds when rolled over the skin.

These devices are either used with minoxidil or without it for hair growth and re-growth. Let us know if derma rollers really work and also know which derma roller size is best.

Do Derma Rollers Really Work?

Dermal rollers can be used for hair treatment with or without minoxidil. Minoxidil is actually a topical product that revives the inactive hair follicles and thus stops hair loss and promotes the growth of new hair. The derma roller in known to boost the absorption of any product, that is applied to your skin immediately after or before rolling. This is thus very much effective at treating hair loss when derma roller is used with minoxidil.

However, derma roller alone can also enhance the growth of new hair and help in the treatment of hair loss. For this, the derma roller is made use for increasing the flow of blood to the hair follicles and to activate the natural regeneration process of the skin. Here, the derma roller creates micro wounds to the skin, which actually triggers a wound-healing response and it is believed that the process stimulates the protein production that results in generation of new hair, whilst inhibiting a protein that results in loss of hair.

For achieving the best results in hair treatment, you can combine both the method, that is use derma roller with minoxidil and also without minoxidil. It is to be noted that a derma roller with needle length of 0.2mm to 0.3 mm can be used with minoxidil every day or every alternate day, a derma roller with 0.5 mm needle length can be used with or without minoxidil at least 2-3 times in a week, while a derma roller having needle length of 1.0 mm is to be used with minoxidil can be used only once in a week to only once in 15 days.

Which Derma Roller Size Is Best?

We know that you can use the derma roller either with minoxidil or without minoxidil. The size of the derma roller to be used depends on if you are using the derma roller with minoxidil or using it without minoxidil.

For the method where derma roller is used with minoxidil, you need to use a needle that is somewhere between 0.2mm to 0.5mm long. However, do not even use a needle length that is longer than 0.5mm with minoxidil, as the active ingredients found in minoxidil can absorb very deeply into your scalp and this can result in several side effects.

In case of the method where you are using only derma roller and not the minoxidil, you need to use a derma roller that has a shorter length needle which lies between 0.5 mm to 1.0 mm in length.

Conclusion:

Now we are aware that derma rollers actually work in hair regrowth and prevent from hair loss. Make sure when using them focus on only one section of your scalp at a time, while rolling vertically, horizontally and diagonally, at least 3 or 4 times. It is also to be noted that you must replace the derma roller after every 20 uses so as to avoid blunt needles.

Kindly consult with a specialist and go for any kind of hair treatments so as to keep self from any complications or side effects.

Pramod Kerkar

Written, Edited or Reviewed By:

, MD,FFARCSI

Pain Assist Inc.

Last Modified On: November 27, 2018

This article does not provide medical advice. See disclaimer

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