Beauty trend against hair loss: Microneedling makes hair grow thicker, healthier, and more beautiful...
In the course of life, it hits almost everyone: Hair loss is widespread, but still a taboo subject. It is not at all surprising that women also struggle with thinning hair or even its loss. Whether during and after pregnancy, during stress, during menopause, through incorrect, overly aggressive hair care, or an unbalanced diet - it does not always have to be genetics that triggers the problem. But there is a beauty trend that is supposed to make the hair grow thicker and longer: Microneedling!
Anyone interested in skincare has probably heard of micro-needling - or even tested it because the process is not new. So far it has been used as an anti-aging tool that not only stimulates collagen production but also makes pigment spots and acne scars disappear. Now we know: Applied to the scalp, a micro needling roller, also known as a derma roller, can help the hair grow thicker, thicker, and healthier and prevent hair loss.
But what is micro-needling anyway? The tool, which actually resembles a miniature-sized painter's roller, is covered with tiny, fine needles which, when they come into contact with the skin, cause tiny micro-injuries through the punctures in the top layer of the skin. What sounds painful just feels like a tingling sensation, because the needles of the Dermaroller are only between 0.8 and 1.5 millimeters long for home use. Microneedling with longer needles should only be carried out by a professional, as the risk of injury is too great.
A beauty trend that not only works on the face: Microneedling can also help against hair loss!
Microneedling of the scalp causes controlled, superficial trauma to the skin in order to stimulate blood flow to the skin and initiate its self-healing process. The tiny punctures during the treatment stimulate cell renewal and the release of skin growth factors. In addition, the small injuries increase the formation of collagen, elastin, and hyaluronic acid, which tightens the scalp in the long term and provides a better hold for the hair follicles. Because only when the environment is right can new hair emerge and grow healthy and strong.
In order to achieve a visible effect, the treatment should be carried out once or twice a week. Important: Thoroughly disinfect the derma roller before use! After all, we don't want to smuggle any bacteria or dirt into our skin ... The scalp should be freshly washed and ideally still damp - that makes it a little more pleasant. Part your hair and roll it from front to back over the parting without applying pressure, then from side to side. Repeat this process section by section all over your head. Try not to roll too much over the hair so that its structure remains intact.
How to - Microneedling for the scalp is this easy:
Similar to skincare, the tiny punctures in the scalp also help with product absorption, which is why it is particularly useful to carefully massage in nourishing serums or tonics after microneedling. Your active ingredients can now reach the hair follicles much more easily. However, this is also the reason why you should not use aggressive care products now. After all, the scalp is already irritated from the tiny injuries. Especially people with fine, thin hair benefit from using a dermaroller. However, the hair loss should still be in the early stages for the treatment to be really effective.
But the beauty trend is not suitable for everyone. For example, if you have inflammatory diseases of the scalp such as seborrheic dermatitis or psoriasis, the use of a Dermaroller can make them worse or even lead to infection. By the way: Frequent microneedling of the scalp does not bring better or faster results - on the contrary! If the skin does not have enough time to heal completely, inflammation can occur, which can further promote hair loss.