The Dermaroller is a plastic roller about 3 cm wide, which is covered in metal needles of about 2-3 mm in length. It is used by rolling the needles over the skin, gently puncturing the outer layers of skin. It is marketed as a device for improving the condition of the skin — healing scars, stretch marks and other skin conditions.
However, having studied and tested this product I have found it to be an excellent weapon in the fight against hair loss. The theory behind the Dermaroller is absolutely in sync with my theories on hair loss and hair growth.
The Dermaroller works by causing very minor damage to the skin (puncturing the skin with the tiny needles). This encourages the skin to regenerate and heal, where it would otherwise not do so.
The Dermaroller for Hair Loss/Hair Growth
Because the Dermaroller stimulates regeneration in the areas it is applied to, it can also work to stimulate hair re-growth (in places where hair loss has occurred). Stimulating blood circulation is a proven way of stopping hair loss and encouraging hair growth because it increases the supply if raw materials to the hair, thus encouraging increased growth.
Increased blood circulation in the scalp may also help reduce DHT levels in the scalp because the increased blood flow may help remove more DHT from the hair papilla –providing there is less DHT in the blood than there is in the papilla it travels to and from.
Would I recommend the Dermaroller for treating Hair Loss?
Absolutely. If you follow my views on how to stop hair loss and encourage hair growth you’ll know that the Dermaroller can be used to improve on the methods I outline in the circulation section of my hair loss eBook.
Causing minor short term damage to the scalp is an excellent way of encouraging scalp regeneration. The trick is to make sure that the regeneration involves hair regrowth — to do that you need to make sure your scalp is in ‘hair growth mode’ and not ‘hair loss mode’, as I put it in my book.