Derma rollers

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by Guest Posts on Mon Aug 10, 2020 12:05 pm

Derma rollers

Are the use of derma rollers on the scalp recommended to enhance treatments?

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by Dr Sharon Wong on Thu Aug 13, 2020 11:31 am

Re: Derma rollers

Hello, thank you for your message.

Dermaroller can improve the penetration of some topical therapies and is commonly used alongside Minoxidil to enhance it's effectiveness (although some patients also describe a higher risk of facial hair growth due to the enhanced absorption)
Separately there is some suggestion that Dermaroller alone can potentially improve hair growth due to the microinjuries caused by the dermaroller stimulating the skin's healing response and a greater concentration of growth factors in the area - this is however more hypothetical and does require more formal research.

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Dr Sharon Wong
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