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How to use Minoxidil with Dermaroller together?

Feb 2, 2019

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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 are wonderful treatments for hair loss and potentiate 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 to the hair follicles, which then increases the follicular size and hair shaft diameter.
  • It is available mainly as 2%, 5%, and 10% topical solutions. When applied to the scalp daily over one year, it has proven to be effective in about 85% of the patients. However, minoxidil should be used under the guidance of dermatologists 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 encourage the skin to regenerate and heal. It also stimulates hair growth in the affected areas.
  • Dermaroller 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 do minoxidil and dermaroller work to improve hair growth?

 

Both the minoxidil and derma rollers are effective hair loss treatments. Let’s talk first about the underlying principle of how minoxidil works to regrow your hair and slow down the progression of further hair loss.

Minoxidil was initially used as an oral medication to treat high blood pressure during the 1960s, but it was found that its use led to hair growth in some patients. It was then dismissed as a harmless side effect by the doctors. However, in the 1980s, minoxidil was developed as a topical formula for hair loss in men, and in 1992, for women. Currently, minoxidil is the only hair loss topical formula that has been approved by the FDA and clinically proven to regrow hair.

The exact principle on which Minoxidil works is not yet understood, but so far, we know that it is a vasodilator that increases the flow of oxygen-rich blood to the hair follicles by widening the blood vessels. Minoxidil has been known to increase the size of hair follicles and help grow stronger and thicker hair. Moreover, by the topical application of minoxidil, the telogen phase of hair growth is reduced and the hair stays in its growth or anagen phase longer.

On the other hand, the dermaroller also increases blood flow to the scalp but by causing micro-wounds in the outer layer of skin and inducing collagen production. Collagen is a protein that is abundantly available in mammals in fibrous tissues like skin, ligaments, tendons. It is present in the hair shaft as well as around the hair follicle bulb. Dermaroller enhances and promotes the growth of new hair by thickening the hair root during the anagen phase. As it creates micro-wounds on the epidermis, the body sends more blood to the area to heal it. Hence, it is recommended to use minoxidil with dermaroller so that it is better absorbed into the scalp and promotes hair regrowth.

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, a 1mm – 1.5mm needle is required, ideally 1.5mm is recommended.

  •         First, you must wet your hair before using this device to prevent your hair from getting tangled in the roller.
  •         Begin from the front of the scalp or near the hairline and work your way down the back of the head.
  •         At one 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 backwards 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 dermaroller treatment are prescribed for the treatment of hair loss. These treatments work best on hairs that are in the active stage of the growing phase i.e. anagen phase. Dermaroller can also be used with or without minoxidil.

Method I: Dermaroller with Minoxidil

  • Using a dermaroller before or after applying minoxidil with a minimum of 20-30 mins gap between the use massively boosts the absorption of minoxidil, making it a much more effective hair loss treatment overall.
  • The most effective way to use minoxidil with a dermaroller is to first roll the dermaroller on the scalp, and then apply minoxidil to the area.
  • The use of minoxidil plus dermaroller causes your skin to lose moisture and has a drying effect on your scalp due to its alcohol content. So, using minoxidil with dermaroller can result in irritation, itching, and 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 and 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.

For queries and concerns regarding hair loss treatment, book your consultation with a HairMD expert.

31 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.

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      • Anjan

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

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        • 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.

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      • 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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    Thank you for sharing this topic.

    Reply
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    Reply
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