Although it may be purely a cosmetic concern, losing your hair can be one of the most embarrassing situations you can encounter in life. Whether your hair is thinning due to male pattern baldness, dermatitis or hormonal issues, hair loss is no laughing matter.
Recently, some innovations in the field of cosmetic medicine have been creating new opportunities to tackle hair loss for those suffering from the condition. One such advancement is micro-needling hair restoration.
What is Micro-Needling?
Micro-needling is a treatment that is often used to enhance the appearance of skin affected by acne scars, discoloration and the effects of aging, like fine lines and wrinkles. The procedure works by gently passing a handheld device containing many tiny needles over the surface of the skin. This creates many tiny, nearly invisible channels in the skin.
The body responds to this by triggering the formation of fresh collagen and elastin, two building blocks of healthy, youthful skin. The result is skin that is softer, more elastic and resilient.
The same process that micro-needling creates for skin cells can also work with hair follicles and the surrounding skin cells that nourish them. The cell turnover in and around the follicles leads to healthier follicles with a fresh blood supply to carry away toxins and deliver nourishment. The result of micro-needling hair restoration is often thicker, healthier hair.
Can Micro-Needling Be Combined with Other Therapies?
Yes! Micro-needling greatly enhances the effectiveness of therapies involving topical agents. Normally, many topical agents have difficulty penetrating the outer layers of skin. The tiny openings created by micro-needling form many small channels to allow topical products to bypass this outer barrier, greatly increasing their ability to penetrate the skin and go to work in deeper skin layers.
Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) therapy is one treatment that can be used in conjunction with micro-needling. It involves drawing the patient’s own blood and spinning it in a centrifuge. This produces a high concentration of platelets than form a serum that speeds healing. Using micro-needling with PRP therapy allows the serum to penetrate the scalp and outer layers of skin more effectively.
Multiple treatment sessions may be performed to increase the effectiveness of micro-needling hair restoration. However, you must allow a few weeks or months between sessions to allow time for your scalp to heal properly.
Reverse Your Hair Loss
With locations in Wellesley Hills, MA and Andover, MA, Skin Spa Medical is proud to offer micro-needling hair restoration as a safe and reliable way for patients in the Wellesley, MA and surrounding areas to reverse signs of hair loss or hair thinning. Contact us today to schedule your consultation to learn more.