Microneedling, if used correctly, can stimulate the hair follicle to produce stronger and thicker hair, to regrow hair from dormant follicles.
According to one study, from 2013 the base line hair count changed with 91 hairs/cm2 in group patients treated with Microneedling and Minoxidil, while the patients using only Minoxidil had a hair count increase of 22.2 hairs/cm2 from baseline.
Microneedling gives birth to genes related to hair growth, such as B catenin, Wnt3a and Wnt10b.
M-PRP for hair loss
We recommend using Microneedling in combination with Platelet Rich Plasma when treating hair loss. As the scalp is already anaesthetised for Microneedling, the addition of PRP to the treatment is easy. M-PRP takes slightly longer than Microneedling alone.
Is Microneedling for hair loss painful?
The area is anaesthesised, during which, you may feel a slight pinch or discomfort. However, that will disappear once the area is numb. The process takes 30-45 minutes. In case of M-PRP, the process takes approximately an hour.
Complications and downtime after Microneedling for hair loss
After Microneedling or M-PRP for hair loss, you are physically able to carry on with your normal daily routine. There is no downtime with this hair loss treatment.
Some patients, may experience tenderness or tightness in the scalp. In such a case, then take paracetamol.