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How to use Minoxidil with Dermaroller together?

Feb 2, 2019

How To Use Minoxidil With Dermaroller Together?

Have you been losing too much of your hair late and having fear of growing bald soon? Here is the answer to your hair fall worries, and not just one but two treatment solutions together! Minoxidil and dermaroller both the treatments are for hair loss, which potentiates each other’s efficacy when used together. Let’s see how to use minoxidil with dermaroller together?

 

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What is Minoxidil?

  • Minoxidil is a topical solution that revives the inactive hair follicles, further stopping hair loss. And thus stimulating new hair growth.
  • It works by helping the blood flow tthe hair follicles. Thus then increases the follicular size and hair shaft diameter. 
  • It is available in different %, mainly as 2%, 5% and 10% topical solutions. Which when applied to the scalp daily over the period of one year, it proved to be effective in about 85% of the patients. But under Dermatologists guidance to avoid any kind of side-effects. 
  • The results of minoxidil vary depending on individual response and the relentlessness of hair loss progression.

 


How does Minoxidil work for Hair Loss?


What is Dermaroller

  • Dermaroller is a device which uses the micro-needling technology to trigger the body’s wound healing properties. And stimulate hair growth. It also increases blood circulation, cell production and collagen production in the scalp.
  • Dermaroller is a small rolling pin covered in metal spikes, with a handle. When rolled over the scalp, it causes micro-injuries to the scalp tissue.
  • The scalp then reacts to produce new skin over the areas of injury. By releasing human growth hormones and other chemicals to assist. These chemicals then, while encouraging the skin to regenerate and heal. It also, stimulate hair growth in the affected areas.
  • Derma roller is now proven to be effective in most of the cases. But its effectiveness may vary depending on genetics, sex, diet, age, and health condition.

 


Does Dermaroller work for hair loss?


How to use dermaroller for hair loss?

  • The size of the needle you choose depends on how much hair remains on your head. If hairs are sparse, 0.25mm – 1mm needle is required.
  • First of all, wet your hair before using this device, to prevent your hair from getting tangled in the roller.
  • Begin using it from the front of the scalp or near the hairline. And work your way down the back of the head.
  • At a time focus on one section of the scalp. Roll over each area 10-15 times, horizontally, vertically, and diagonally.
  • Roll only in one direction on the scalp when the needles are in contact with the scalp. i.e. don’t go forward and backward so as to prevent any scratches.
  • Always, make sure that the pressure you apply should be moderate to avoid over irritating your scalp and prolonging recovery time.
  • Repeat this rolling until you cover all areas requiring treatment.

 

Using Minoxidil With Dermaroller together

Both minoxidil and derma roller are hair loss treatments prescribed for hair loss. These treatments work best on hairs that are in the active stage of growing phase i.e. anagen phase. Derma roller can also be used with or without minoxidil.

Method I: Dermaroller with Minoxidil

  • Using a derma roller before or after applying minoxidil with a minimum of the 20-30 mins gap between the use. It massively boosts the absorption of minoxidil, making it a much more effective hair loss treatment overall.
  • The most effective way to use minoxidil with dermaroller is first to roll dermaroller on the scalp. Then apply minoxidil to the area; though you can carry it out the other way round, too, like vice a Versa.
  • When you are using dermaroller along with minoxidil, do not use a needle length above 0.5mm. Try using 0.25mm – 0.5 mm. Avoid using a longer needle to prevent deeper absorption of minoxidil with its side-effects.
  • Dermaroller, as well as minoxidil, causes your skin to lose moisture. And has a drying effect on your scalp due to its alcohol content. So you might face some irritation, itching, redness as its side effects.

Method II: Dermaroller without Minoxidil

While using the dermaroller without minoxidil, prefer using a needle of 0.5mm – 1mm long.

Combine Methods I and II

For achieving the maximum benefits, combine methods I and II i.e. with or without minoxidil. Try using a shorter needle length of derma roller (0.2 mm-0.5 mm) 2-3 times a week with minoxidil to enhance its absorption. And use a longer length of derma roller (0.5 mm-1 mm) once a fortnight to promote better regeneration of the hair follicles.

 

Professionals from HairMD Clinic have good experience in guiding patients through both the treatments. Contact us at HairMD Clinic for any of your queries or consultation regarding hair loss treatment. You can call us at +91-7888 091 119, we will help you to solve your queries.

27 Comments

  1. AHSAN

    As read over the Internet some people suggest that after using the roller minoxidil should be use after 24 hrs and as read on this page earlier it’s said as to use just after using roller or can be used after 30 mins upon any one wish.so what is the time should we follow

    Reply
    • Dr. Dhananjay Chavan

      Hello Ahsan,
      Ideally, it is advised to use minoxidil after 20-30mins of dermarollers use. As when you use Dermaroller it open ups micropores on your scalp, sometimes using Minoxidil immediately after roller might cause irritation, so if you feel more irritation It is advised to use after 20-30min otherwise you can use immediately as well.

      Reply
      • Anjan

        There is many type of minoxydile present in online store so which produch i should buy?

        Reply
        • Dr. Dhananjay Chavan

          Hello Anjan,
          First of all, as I always mention You should not start using any medication without dermatologists guidance, to avoid any kind of side-effects. So I would suggest you to consult Dermatologists near you and start proper prescribed medications and treatment.

          Reply
  2. Vishal agarwal

    Sir, my question also same as faiyaz asked to you….

    Reply
    • Dr. Dhananjay Chavan

      Hello Vishal,
      Ideally, it is advised to use minoxidil after 20-30mins of dermarollers use. As when you use Dermaroller it open ups micropores on your scalp, sometimes using Minoxidil immediately after roller might cause irritation, so if you feel more irritation It is advised to use after 20-30min otherwise you can use immediately as well.

      Reply
    • Suraj

      hello sir i have gone through your youtube videos about derma roller. Can you suggest some vitamin serum right after using derma roller?

      Reply
      • Dr. Dhananjay Chavan

        Hello Suraj,
        Vitamin serum is generally used in clinics. Which is also called as Growth Factor. I would suggest you consult Dermatologists near you, and start properly prescribed medications under Dermatologists guidance.

        Reply
  3. Faiyaz

    As read over the Internet some people suggest that after using the roller minoxidil should be use after 24 hrs and as read on this page earlier it’s said as to use just after using roller or can be used after 30 mins upon any one wish.so what is the time should we follow

    Reply
    • Dr. Dhananjay Chavan

      Hello Faiyaz,
      Ideally, it is advised to use minoxidil after 20-30mins of dermarollers use. As when you use Dermaroller it open ups micropores on your scalp, sometimes using Minoxidil immediately after roller might cause irritation, so if you feel more irritation It is advised to use after 20-30min otherwise you can use immediately as well.

      Reply
  4. Hitesh bhatnagar

    “Sir,
    I m 38 years old , and have a blandness on my head , plz tell me how can I regrow my hair with the help of dermaroller or minoxidil.”

    Reply
    • Dr. Dhananjay Chavan

      Hello Hitesh,
      As I mentioned the use of dermaroller and minoxidil are supportive treatments, along with it you have to start other treatments such as US FDA approved medications, nutritional support, and some procedures under Dermatologists guidance. So I would suggest you to consult Dermatologists near you and start treatment according to your scalp need.

      Reply
      • Nagendra

        Hai sir..
        I heard… minoxidil worked very well…after using stopped remaining hair is fall down….is it true sir…..

        Reply
        • Dr. Dhananjay Chavan

          Hello Nagendra,
          First of all, Minoxidil should not be used without Dermatologists guidance. Yes, When you stop using minoxidil suddenly, it will increase your hair fall, because Minoxidil helps to increase your Anagen phase i.e Growing phase of your hair & your baldness is postponed, but as you will stop using Minoxidil, you will notice your hair is shedding off, i.e Telogen phase, So to save your Existing hairs you will have to use Minoxidil, till the time you feel your hair is important for you.

          Reply
  5. Vinod

    I have hair fall problem. I want to get rid of it but how? Can Derma Roller help me in stopping my problem?

    Reply
    • Dr. Dhananjay Chavan

      Hello Vinod,
      I would suggest you to consult your nearby dermatologists and start treatment according to your scalp need. Yes you can use dermaroller, but its a supportive treatment along with that you have to start other treatments such as US FDA approved medications, nutritional support, some procedures under Dermatologists guidance.

      Reply
  6. Atanu

    Please suggest some anaesthesia cream to apply in hair before dermarolling ? and Chekfall F is it good minoxidil? Please help Thank you

    Reply
    • Dr. Dhananjay Chavan

      hello,
      any medications, before using its very important to consult a dermatologist.
      just like that will not able to guide you.

      Reply
  7. Subhankar ghosh

    Sir I just wanted to know the name of the growth factor you use after dermaroller. Does it have any name in the market so I can easily avail for home treatment?

    Reply
    • Dr. Dhananjay Chavan

      Hello Shubhankar,
      Growth Factor is a solution which contains vitamins and minerals in it. It is not available in the market. It is generally used in clinics.

      Reply
  8. SAURABH SANTOSH DANDEKAR

    Sir I wait for 1 day after microneedling but when I apply minoxidil there is severe itching

    Reply
    • Dr. Dhananjay Chavan

      Hello Saurabh,

      If you are facing itching after the use of minoxidil or micro-needling I would suggest you to consult Dermatologists near you and discuss with them. It will help you to avoid any kind of side-effects.

      Reply
  9. oprol evorter

    Very interesting subject, thanks for putting up.

    Reply
  10. BASAVAKIRAN

    sir my dermatologiest suggested to use monoxidial 5percent daily twice ,but i want to use it daily once can it be possible

    is dermaroller helps to regrow hair and is there any side effects

    Reply
    • Dr. Dhananjay Chavan

      Hello Kiran,
      You should follow your Dermatologists treatment protocol if he had prescribed you to use it twice, you should follow that. Yes, Dermaroller is supportive treatment, you can start using Dermaroller under Dermatologists guidance.

      Reply
  11. Allen Herbert

    Good Morning, minoxidil is applied topically twice a day with Derma roller as an adjunct — got it. However, I read micro-needling should not be use more than once a day. So, use Derma roller during each minoxidil application or every other application? Thank you, AL

    Reply
    • Dr. Dhananjay Chavan

      Hello Allen,
      Yes, you can use Dermaroller with the use of minoxidil, and as prescribed by your Dermatologists there should be a minimum of 30mins gap between the use. Yes, you are right micro-needling should be done only twice-thrice a week not every day. So if it is prescribed to you to use minoxidil, you can use it with Dermaroller as per your Dermatologists treatment protocol.

      Reply

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