Derma Rolling in Hair Loss: Benefits and Side Effects - Follicle Booster

Derma Rolling in Hair Loss: Benefits and Side Effects

Incorporating derma tools in hair restoration has been a great help, whether for scalp hair or growing a beard. This helpful tool has fine needles rolled over the skin but also causes micro-injuries to the skin. These micro-injuries stimulate collagen production and help stimulate new hair growth

Derma rolling is now used to treat hair loss in men and women for a long time. Like with other hair restoration products, derma roller has its benefits and side effects. 

It stimulates follicle growth.

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 Derma rollers are often used in conjunction with other treatments for hair restoration, such as minoxidil or finasteride. The roller also stimulates the release of growth factors, chemicals important in creating new cell growth. These growth factors help repair damaged skin cells and encourage new ones to form.

It is also known as micro-needling or collagen induction therapy (CIT). Rolling it over the skin creates tiny channels in the upper layers of the skin. This stimulates new collagen production in hair follicles.

 It improves local circulation. 

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Derma roller stimulates local blood flow, which improves cellular metabolism, increasing protein synthesis and promoting cell division. This results in improved skin texture and hydration levels. It removes dead cells from the scalp surface, which prevents follicle clogging and ensures that new cells grow correctly.

It improves hair strength.

 Derma rolling can help you achieve thick, healthy, and shiny hair. Using a derma roller increases the absorption rate of hair growth products such as minoxidil and Biotin by up to 50%. This helps in reducing hair fall while promoting healthy hair growth.

 It improves the overall texture and quality of your hair.

 It provides essential nutrients to your scalp through topical application. This improves the overall health of your hair follicles and promotes stronger roots, resulting in thicker, longer, shinier, and healthier-looking locks!

  With their incredible benefits, Derma rollers do come with some side effects, including:


 It is common when using derma rollers because they use sharp needles, which can easily break through skin cells, causing bleeding under the surface of your skin. Some users have reported severe bruising and were forced to stop using their derma roller until their bruises healed completely.



 Some users have reported scarring due to using derma rollers too aggressively on their skin/scalp. It is essential to keep the needle length at 1.5 or 2mm, depending on your skin's sensitivity.


Skin Trauma

 Excessive derma roller leads to skin injury. Following the proper derma rolling routine is imperative, especially when incorporating hair growth treatment such as minoxidil.

 Redness and Swelling

 Redness or swelling after treatment can be expected. When used correctly, derma rollers can cause mild discomfort but should not cause pain or bleeding. 

 Picking a derma roller is not easy, as there are many options on the market today. Derma rollers vary, including treatment areas, needle lengths, needle shape and profile, handle design, and size. This treatment can effectively treat hair loss and rejuvenate the scalp. As always, consult a professional if you have any questions.