How the Derma Roller Stimulates Hair Growth

How the Derma Roller Stimulates Hair Growth


Hair loss, also known as Alopecia can affect the scalp or your whole body. It can be temporary or permanent, which goes to show how serious hair loss is. Many people have always argued that hair loss comes as a result of old age, and yes, they are somewhat right. But what if I tell you that there are actually 21-year-old guys out there that suffer hair loss and general baldness?  Hence the need to know and understand factors that facilitate hair loss.  A change in hormones as a result of sickness or other diseases can trigger hair loss. Hair loss could also occur due to side effects of medical conditions such as cancer patients undergoing Chemotherapy. However hair loss forms, it's no doubt the damage it can do to some guy's confidence levels.

So now, we'll share with you the shocking derma roller study for hair growth and hair loss. Bear this in mind, before pursuing hair loss treatments, you should consider talking to your dermatologist to tell you the cause of your hair loss and the treatment options.


A derma roller is a simple yet effective device or tool that is used to make tiny pinpricks in the skin with its microneedles.  There's a layer of skin in our body called the derma layer, and these tiny pricks penetrate into this derma layer just deep enough to ensure new cell production and boost circulation. I know a lot of people will wonder if this process is painful or not, but the good news is it doesn't cause damage nor does it cause pain.

The derma roller has been in existence for quite a very long time, for decades I suppose, and it has always been used to renew the youthfulness of skin so as to reduce the appearances of wrinkles on the skin. This process is known as Micro-needling.


This process has been studied for decades,  and quite impressively, some studies have backed up this claim that micro-needling tools such as derma roller or the Dermapen are beneficial for your scalp.  So you have nothing to worry about.

After a successful micro needling session using a derma roller,  the healing process takes three steps, they include;

(1) Inflammation 

(2) Proliferation

(3) Remodeling.

After these processes, a natural healing commences.


A derma roller consists of tiny needles about 0.25mm to 1.5mm in length. When it's rolled over the hairline, it creates some kind of tiny punctures that make it possible for the medicinal oils and topicals to get to the hair follicles.

You can liken this to soil. When soil is aerated, it makes nutrients, hydration and sunlight reach the roots so that whatever we plant grows. This is the same with the derma roller in that is stimulates cell turnover and improves scalp circulation, to enable hair growth.


The derma roller is a hand-held tool, very easy to use (although you need to take some certain precautions), and it's not too expensive to purchase. So when trying to derma roll, you firstly need to select the area where you've lost hair or you're experiencing hair loss.

Assuming that you have androgenic alopecia, which takes a wide part and some diffuse thinning, then you make use of the middle part to create at least 4 horizontal parts. After 24 hours of this treatment , you then apply a few drops of oil to that part, then gently massage the part of the scalp while passing the derma roller back and forth the direction of the hair growth, repeat that for like 10 or 14 times using slightly less pressure.

After you have finished the derma rolling, apply a few drops of oils or Tropicals. It's of utmost importance to know that when used wrongly, there are bound to be infections and injuries. So to avoid this, the right steps have to be taken.


As we researched  ways, and products to help men on their journey for hair regrowth, the derma roller being one of them, we found a study that included the results of using the derma roller.

In that study, we found 3 things that the derma roller did to induce hair regrowth for men suffering from hair loss. These things included :

  1. The derma roller creates a small wound on the skin, and leaves the body to heal itself.

  2. The derma roller caused a wound healing process that allowed stem cells to be activated in the hair bulge area.

  3. The derma roller induced hair regrowth through the overgrowth of hair growth genes, vascular endothelial growth factor, which include B catenin, Wnt 10b, and Wnt 3a.

So, there you have it. The study basically shared how micro needling helps induce hair regrowth. While the treatment by itself has shown some hair growth, I still recommend you use the “ MY Hair Repair Serum “ in combination with it. When you do this, you will get even greater results in regrowing your lost hair.



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