Microneedling has been reported to be effective in reversing hair loss. It does this by stimulating blood flow, increasing the availability of cell nutrients, releasing vascular endothelial factor (VEGF), and upregulating fibroblast growth factor (FGF-7). When combined with home use of minoxidil products (such as Rogaine), the results are even further enhanced.
How does Microneedling for Hair Growth works?
Natural hair growth is dependent on the genetic make-up of an individual to support the development of new hair cells. This cellular regeneration occurs within the hair follicles, which are the tiny openings that cover the scalp. A combination of chemicals is required to trigger the production of these cells, including a very important factor called the human growth factor.
Microneedling therapy is designed to trigger the targeted production of this human growth factor. When the micro needles are pricked into the scalp, it causes superficial and minor wounds to the tissue surface. This prompts the body to set the mechanism in motion for skin regeneration in the area of the wound. Human growth hormone and related growth chemicals are released in this process.
How is it done?
We use a single-use disposable microneedle cartridge which enables the technician to adjust depth and speed of the device depending on the application and area being treated. As the microneedles make small punctures into the region of the scalp where hair loss occurs, the body begins to respond by producing growth factors. These growth factors are a natural part of healing in all of us. A series of 12 microneedling treatments done regularly once weekly is required.
As noted in most scientific studies, the combination of these growth factors along with a regular home application of Minoxidil 5%, will result in much more hair growth over just Minoxidil treatment alone.
How quickly will I see result?
Of course this is really dependent on each person. We have had clients report hair regrowth after even just two sessions, but we do recommend the full 12 treatments for a more desirable result.