is the procedure of administering growth factors, vitamins & proteins in the scalp of patients suffering from hair fall. These substances are injected into mesoderm, a layer under skin, which is a link between tissues of skin and layer of fat. It helps in enhancing blood distribution, triggering cell metabolism and speeding up the revival of hair follicles. It has been found to be helpful in a lot of patients suffering from active hair fall.
How does it work?
A Scalp Roller is an instrument consisting of a heavy duty plastic roller head covered in tiny stainless steel needles.(0.5mm to 1mm is ideal)
The Scalp Roller, specifically for the use in hair treatments, has three separate actions on the scalp. The needles are designed to penetrate the stratum corneum, the hard outer surface of the epidermal layer of the scalp. Hundreds of tiny channels are created through the stratum corneum, which facilitate the passage and absorption of Minoxidil into the dermis to maximize it’s absorption by the hair follicles.
The Scalp Roller also stimulates blood flow to the hair follicles via direct scalp massage. The third action of the Skin & Scalp Roller is to gently exfoliate excess skin cells which accumulate in the hair follicles, contributing to hair follicle malnutrition and ultimately hair follicle failure and permanent hair loss.
Does it hurt?
The needles of the Scalp Roller are long enough to assist in the penetration of Minoxidil, but will not damage the scalp in anyway. It is normal for the scalp to be a little sensitive when scalp rolling is first commenced, but most people report no problems after 1 week. We recommend using the Skin & Scalp Roller gently at first, increasing the pressure on the roller as the patient becomes accustomed to the sensation of scalp rolling.
Can the Scalp Roller be used for women and as well as men?
Women can use the Scalp Roller alone or in conjunction with Minoxidil. We recommend female patients should also be assessed by their doctor for other symptoms of androgen excess.
Are there any side effects?
No side effects have been reported to date.