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It may sound like a medieval torture machine, but many people - including celebrities - are fans of the Derma Roller. Commonly used to improve the appearance of the skin, this device shows promise as a treatment for hair loss also. In fact, the 2013 study showed excellent hair growth in that treatment. Does that work? Read on to see if using the Derma roller for hair loss is a good idea or whether it is just a painful heresy.
What is Derma Roller?
The Derma roller is a handheld device with many small surgical needles. These needles are attached to a wheel that, when rolled on the skin, causes microscopic wounds. Derma roller
These wounds activate the healing response in the body (venom-inflammation-spread-tissue remodeling). The idea is that the various growth factors involved in this process mean newly healed skin is better than before.
Practitioners benefit from this wound healing response, using Derma reels to treat stretch marks, wrinkles, scars, and similar conditions. Apparently, Kim Kardashian is a fan