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Microneedling devices first became popular in dermatology clinics, after they had been shown to help reduce acne marks, scars, and stretch marks. They’re recently also started being used to promote hair growth.
Microneedling devices are meant to be rolled or pressed onto the scalp, specifically around the areas likely to suffer from hair loss. Microneedling for hair loss is usually administered around the hairline, temples, and crown.
Since microneedling for hair loss is so new, there are only a few places that sell devices you can purchase and use at home. If you’d rather not do it yourself, you can also obtain microneedling treatment at clinics, where you may be offered a combination treatment like minoxidil and microneedling or microneedling with platelet-rich plasma. These combination treatments tend to be more effective than stand-alone treatments, but are still very new.
Most of us grow up thinking that shaving – whether it’s our mustache or our heads – can make hair thicker. Unfortunately, this isn’t true. If you want to make your hair thicker, you have two options. You can make hair appear thicker by using certain haircare products, or you can actually try to grow thicker, stronger hairs.
At the moment, there are three different FDA-approved hair loss treatments available for people with androgenic alopecia: minoxidil, finasteride, and low-level laser therapy. However, there are many more hair loss products available on the market. Some of these are legitimate solutions being researched in clinical trials, while others are little more than snake oil.
Low-level laser therapy (LLLT) is an FDA-approved hair loss treatment. It’s a noninvasive procedure that applies red, near-infrared, or infrared laser light to the scalp to stimulate hair growth. LLLT is typically applied through devices, like combs, brushes, and caps. Treatments can be obtained at clinics, or you can do them yourself at home.
Microneedling has been used to improve skin health in a variety of different ways. It’s helpful in reducing scarring, acne, stretch marks, and excessive sweating. Research has also shown that microneedling can also be used on the scalp and may be able to improve hair growth. Studies that combine microneedling with an FDA-approved hair loss treatment tend to be the most effective at inducing hair regrowth.
Hair plugs are an old school hair transplantation technique. This surgical procedure was developed in the 1950s and was technically successful – but produced some peculiar results.
Everyone knows the impact of nutrition on your health – but few people consider the impact of nutrition on a particular part of your body, like your hair. A variety of different foods, including berries, avocado, eggs, and salmon, all help you grow strong, healthy hair. Some foods are also good for more than eating: they can also be applied directly onto your scalp.