Microneedling Hair Growth
Similar to the skin on our face, the scalp also loses collagen as we age. Hair growth slows down and hair follicles become dormant. Dr. Sani points out that 75 to 80 percent of skin is made up of collagen and that includes the skin on your scalp. So while collagen is most well-known as the protein that helps keep your face firm and young-looking, it’s also essential for hair health. Microneedling of the scalp tissue achieves the goal of boosting collagen production in the salp and that resultis in healthier and fuller hairline.
Microneedling for hair loss benefits
Microneedling first gained its reputation as a scar treatment during the 1990s. Since then, it’s been studied as a potential alternative or adjunctive treatment for androgenic alopecia and alopecia areata.
Aside from collagen production in the skin, which is thought to underlie one of the reasons it may be beneficial for skin health, Microneedling can also help induce stem cells in the hair follicles that may lead to hair growth.
How it works
During microneedling, Dr. Sani uses a specially designed roller with needles on it. The size of the needles can range from less than 1 millimeter to a few millimeters in length. They’re all contained in a handheld device. The device is rolled along the scalp treatment area, creating tiny injuries in the skin.
Dr. Sani points out that microneedling of the scalp allows the release of factors that promote hair growth or perhaps directly stimulate hair growth as a result of the small injury caused.
The hair microneedling treatment generally takes less than 10 minutes.
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Microneedling may be a promising hair loss treatment, particularly for androgenic alopecia. It can be used as a stand-alone treatment or as a part of the hair regrowth plan. Consult with Dr. Sani about all your hair growth options by submitting this form or call us now: 408-669-3303