MicroNeedling for Hair Loss
30% of women and 40% of men will see noticeable hair loss by the age of 35. But it doesn’t have to be that way!
Your crowning glory adds to your overall appearance. In fact, hair is one of the first things both sexes notice in each other during their first encounter. Those who care about their appearance and personal grooming are particular about maintaining the health and sheen of their hair. According to Scalp Aesthetics, about 811,000 people in the United States are currently undergoing professional treatment for hair growth.
If you have been losing hair quickly and bald patches have started emerging, consider microneedling therapy. This treatment is an effective solution to hair loss as it is to skin rejuvenation.
Hair growth is dependent on genes that trigger the development of new hair cells. This development occurs within the hair follicles covering the scalp and the rest of the body. Hair cell production is initiated by a number of chemicals, chief among which is the human growth factor (HGF) – a protein or steroid hormone – capable of stimulating cellular growth.
In the microneedling process, a microneedling pen – which looks like a pen with tiny needles in the end – the mechanical action of the pen allows the needles to puncture the scalp to cause minor surface wounds. The body then starts working to produce new skin, releasing chemicals and HGF in the process, which in turn stimulates hair regrowth thus covering up thin/bald areas.
What are the Benefits of MicroNeedling for Hair Restoration?
There are many hair restoration products and procedures that promise a similar experience, but microneedling for hair restoration offers several benefits to the patient, including:
- A safe, natural alternative using the patient’s own resources
- Natural hair regrowth that is long-lasting
- Quick, comfortable treatment that only takes up to a half hour per session in comparison to extensive procedures that can take hours
How Many Treatments Will I Need?
To achieve optimal results a series of 3-treatments (one treatment every 3 weeks) are recommended to start and long-lasting results can be maintained with follow-up treatments every 6-12 months. In most cases keeping up with follow-up treatments and proper homecare will only benefit the hair growth process. The scalp may be tender for up to 24 hours after treatment, this should quickly subside.