Understanding Hair Growth
Before we get into scalp microneedling it's important to first understand hair growth. Hair grows in cycles. Hair grows from the root, where the bottom of the follicle is. Each hair follicle is independent and goes through the growth cycle at different times. If each hair follicle didn't grow at different times then all your hair would fall out at the same time. The root is made up of cells of protein. The human scalp contains about 100,000 follicles. Blood from the blood vessels nourishes the root, in which that allows our hair to grow. Hair has a growth rate about a half of inch a month. Hair has to pass oil glands, and then through the skin. The oil glands help keep the hair shiny and soft. It also can make your hair greasy too; which makes it easier to understand why some people have naturally greasy hair. Hair has a growth phase of 2 to 6 years. It also has a phase where it stops growing which is called the telogen phase. Once that stage finishes the cycle of hair growth starts again. Humans have about 100,000 follicles on the scalp. Your hair is alive up until it grows through the skin then it dies. A better understanding of why it doesn't hurt when you cut your hair. As you get older your hair follicles stop growing. This happens to some people more than others. Creating the results of hair thinning , or even balding.
What is Hair Loss?
Hair loss (alopecia) can be permeant or temporally. There are many reasons why hair loss can be happening. It can come from a number of things such as taking medications, hormonal change, medical conditions, aging, or it can be hereditary. Hair loss can happen to anyone, but it is more common in men. The most common cause of hair loss is hereditary with aging. Hair loss most commonly affects the scalp. The hair growth cycle consist of three phases. The anagen phase when the hair grows actively for a period of two to six years. The catagen phase when hair has stopped growing and it can last for about two to three weeks. During the telogen phase hair starts shedding and falls out, and last for 3 months.
Hair Loss symptoms
Loose hair. You may notice more hair in your brush.
Pain or itching. Could be an underlying skin condition causing you your hair loss.
Bald patches. These can range in size and grow slowly
Hair loss can happen gradually, or suddenly. You'll notice the difference between the two. Although hair loss is most common on the scalp it can happen anywhere on the body. Alopecia areata is a disease that can cause hair loss anywhere on the body. People who have alopecia areata will experience hair loss on the scalp as well as areas of the body. Such areas include the eyebrows, pubic area, beard, nose hair, etc.
other signs of hair loss
Redness, swelling, and sores that may itch and leak pus
Burning or stinging before noticing hair loss
Burning, itching, and tenderness where you're experiencing hair loss.
Studies show that treating hair loss with microneedling shows promising results. When it comes to microneedling of the scalp it's effects work in a similar way as they do on our face. Microneedling creates microchannels on the scalp producing collagen helping to stimulate hair growth. Collagen and hair follicles exist within the same layer of the skin. Collagen is also essential for hair growth and health. Microneedling helps with deeper penetration and absorption of topical products. People who have already lost all their hair, or lost all their hair in a particular area will not see much results to none. Microneedling of the scalp creates blood flow to the scalp. Microneedling also exfoliates the surface of the scalp making this treatment good for someone who is just looking for a deep cleanse of the scalp. It removes product build-up such as hair sprays which can suffocate the hair follicles and prevent new hair growth. You should avoid doing any type of microneedling at home. Doing so can cause more harm than good. You can cause your hair to fall out more, and a number of other things can go wrong.
Hair loss Patterns
Hair loss patterns in women.
Hair loss patterns in men.
- For hair growth eight sessions is needed every two to three weeks.
- For deep cleansing of the scalp one session every one to three months..
Financing options allows you to pay for sessions and future sessions that may be needed.
How long will it take to see results?
It can take around 8 - 10 months after treatment finishes for hair regrowth to show. In some cases it can happen sooner. Scalp microneedling needs to be used continuously to get maximum benefits. Patience is also required while fighting hair loss.