How to Use Dermaroller for Hair Loss

Hair loss, called as Alopecia or baldness, is a condition that can happen any time to anyone where a part of their head or body loses hair. It is more common to men than women.

Natural hair loss, where you can normally shed around 100-150 strands a day, are caused by hair damage and breakage.

Other natural or biological causes like pregnancy, protein deprivation or vitamin deficiency, stress, crash diets, or illnesses can lead to the shedding or thinning of hair.

In some cases, male-pattern or female-pattern baldness which occurs specifically at the topmost part of the scalp near the forehead can be attributed to the family history of genetic predisposition.

Nonetheless, this condition is treatable. It takes the right product or treatment to get the growth back on your scalp. Dermaroller for hair loss could be your best solution!

Derma rolling can help you regrow hair if you suffer from baldness or a receding hairline.

When the growth cycle of our hair becomes imbalanced wherein the replacement part is disrupted, the thinning of the scalp is rapidly showing. This is when derma rolling becomes beneficial.

Derma rollers for hair loss problems have shown proven results because it stimulates the circulation of blood to the scalp.

Every tiny puncture of the micro needles into your scalp will signal the body to produce the growth hormone and induce more collagen.

As a result, the nutrients are sent to the hair follicles and it triggers the growth of new healthy follicles. After a few weeks of using it, you will see new growths in your hairline.

Some of you may have heard about Derma rolling for hair loss but may be skeptic about using it. Don’t worry. Everything that you need to know is here and you can get back to all of this information from time to time.


Steps for Using the Dermaroller for Hair Loss:

It is important to follow these steps and instructions when derma rolling:

  1. Disinfect your derma rollers.
    Sanitize your derma roller by soaking the roller head into an isopropyl or disinfectant alcohol. You must leave it there for 5 to 10 minutes.

  2. Cleanse your scalp thoroughly. 
    Wash with a mild cleanser to avoid infection when the skin gets in contact with the micro needles. You should have a slightly wet or damp hair to avoid knotting with the roller. If your scalp is inflamed, irritated or wounded, derma rolling is not advisable until it is healed.

  3. Apply hair growth booster before or after. 
    If you are going to use a hair growth product, you can do it 2 ways. You can apply it before you start rolling, or just simply apply after for better absorption. Rub the mixture that is specifically formulated to boost hair growth in the area you want to treat or have treated.

  4. Make small sections. 
    Before you start dermarolling, divide the area to dermaroll into small sections of about a quarter of your palm size.

    It is always recommended to dermaroll section by section to fully cover the desired area for dermarolling.

    For every section, complete dermarolling in 4 different directions as per the diagram below before proceeding to another section.

    For example, derma roll up and down 4 times, followed by left and right 4 times, followed by diagonally top right to bottom left 4 times and lastly diagonally top left to bottom right 4 times.

    After that, you can move on to another section and do the same steps.

    Do not press the derma roller too hard or too soft. Apply the right pressure to avoid irritation and finish the entire section of your head where hair growth is needed. Do not roll more than indicated times.
  5. Keep your derma roller. 
    Always keep it in a clean and dry container/storage. Make sure to replace it after 5 to 6 times of use as it has a short lifespan. Discard if you see some rusts on the micro needles to avoid skin infection. Please do not share it with anyone for sanitary purposes.

What size dermaroller for hair loss?

Typically, you can use a micro needle with a size of between 0.5 mm to 1.0 mm derma roller for hair loss.

The 0.5 mm derma roller for hair loss allows you to stimulate follicles growth. It is recommended for mild to moderate hair loss situations.

The 1.0 mm derma roller for hair loss is recommended to be used for more severe cases of hair loss.

If you are using the Rejuviss Advanced Derma Roller System, which comes with 4 different dermaroller heads,the 600 micro needles/0.5mm derma roller is recommended for the first few weeks of use.

Once you are comfortable with derma rolling your scalp, you can go on with the 1200 micro needles derma roller/0.5mm to derma roll a bigger section of your scalp each time to save time. Click here to know more about the Rejuviss 5-in-1 Derma Roller System.

How often to use dermaroller for hair loss?

In order to see results, it is important for you to dermaroll once a week continuously so as to stimulate the hair growth factors to generate your hair growth.  

Microneedling more more than the recommended frequency can damage your scalp tissues.

If for some reason you started with longer needles and you experienced some minor bleeding, wait for the skin to fully recover before you do it again and change to a smaller size of micro needle length.


What Products Work Best with Derma Rolling for Hair Loss:

One major benefit of derma rolling is the better absorption of skin care products.

If you want to use hair growth serums together, here are a few suggestions:

  • Hydrating and nourishing serum such as the Rejuviss Advanced Antioxidant Serum that is packed with premium botanical Hyaluronic Acid, Vitamin E, Vitamin C, Green Tea, Aloe Vera etc is a great combination serum to apply after derma rolling for hair loss. It is non-greasy and helps to provide hydration and nourishment to your scalp to aid in hair growth.

  • Minoxidil Formula – brands like Lipogaine or Rogaine fights hair loss by reducing DHT levels on scalp and stimulating hair growth through increased circulation. They have a separate formula for men or women to tackle hair loss problems like baldness and thinning.

  • Essential Oils- These oils are proven effective to condition your scalp before and after treatment. You can use Lavender Oil for its antimicrobial properties, Rosemary Oil to lessen the oil secretion as it slows down the sebum glands, Peppermint Oil for dry, itchy and dandruff prone scalp and Coconut Oil for damaged and frizzy hair.

  • Aloe Vera- if you want to go more natural and use organic product, you can use a fresh aloe vera. It contains enzymes that are very good for hair growth, repairs dry and damaged scalp, and a great hair conditioner. You just cut it open and scoop the juice and put directly on your scalp before or after derma rolling.

  • Hair Grower Shampoos - These shampoos can boost the hair growth especially in the areas where your hair is thinning quickly. Over-use of regular shampoos and conditioner can thin out your hair strands. Go for the products that have organic and active ingredients like Biotin and Keratin, which are known for making your hair beautiful and grow quickly.


Dermaroller Before and After Hair Loss

Scientists believed that the derma roller device works by triggering the production of human growth factor.

When the microneedles are rolled along the skin, they cause minor surface wounds to the tissue that would signal the body to work and produce new tissues of skin.

On July 2013, a pilot research has been published in the International Journal of Trichology which compared the use of derma roller plus Minoxidil versus the use of Minoxidil alone in promoting hair growth in a group of about 100 men.

Amazingly, the result showed that men who used the derma roller had more hair growths than the group who used the product Minoxidil.

A. Only Minoxidil Group


B. Derma Rolling + Minoxidil Group


As you can clearly see from the pictures, the responses of the hair growth are even better with the group that just used the Minoxidil alone.

Noticeable changes started after 6 weeks of treatment in the Micro needling group and 10 weeks for the Minoxidil group.

Hair loss can be really frustrating but with the treatments available in the market nowadays, we can now solve this problem.

What works with one person may not work with another. Your decision of choosing a brand over the other brand may or may not produce a good result. You must follow the instructions carefully and discover what your body tells you in terms of using treatment like a derma roller for hair loss.

So, if you want to achieve best results, you will need to be very patient and cautious when derma rolling.

Sometimes, it is best to ask help from other people to do it for you if you are not certain about how hard you need to press the micro needles onto your skin. When doing it on your scalp, you should press it down until the depth of the needles is in contact with your skin.




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