Promote new hair growth with Microneedle Therapy
Microneedle Therapy is a recently presented therapeutic devise used for scalp treatment, which increases topical treatment penetration and may independently promote new hair growth.
The cylindrical barrel with precision-engineered stainless steel microneedles, are similar to the non-invasive needles used in acupuncture.
The microneedles penetrate the top layers of the scalp without causing damage. This non-intrusive penetration allows a much higher absorption of topical scalp treatment products commonly used to treat hair loss and re-grow hair. Microneedle Therapy pre-treatment has been shown to increase absorption of topical treatment by 5 times or more. Recent research also reports the Microneedle Therapy may also stimulate scalp healing and hair growth by itself as it can stimulate the scalp’s healing response.
The Microneedles penetrate the epidermis of the skin, which is the upper layer, where they encourage the skin’s own repair and hair growth mechanisms and also increase the effective penetration and absorption of topical hair loss treatment products.
How does Microneedle Therapy work?
Research and data shows stimulation of hair growth in response to Microneedle Therapy. Studies have shown that Microneedles of 0.75mm depth penetrate the skin enough to enable the absorption of topical applications. Microneedle Therapy enhances any topical scalp treatment regime and stimulates natural repair pathways to support skin and scalp healing and maintain healthy hair growth.
Scalp skin is comprised of several layers. The outside layer is called the stratum corneum, and is made from dead skin cells with a high concentration of oils and keratin protein. This scalp skin layer protects the outside of the body, and is very effective at preventing microbes and chemicals from passing through, entering the body.
Applying topical treatments is only useful if the active ingredients can penetrate through this layer. Actives that are small molecules can penetrate around the hair shaft and sebaceous glands, and some of the active will go through the stratum corneum. However a significant amount of actives will be blocked, especially larger molecules. This often means that only a fraction of the total active in the product reaches the target area and has an effect.
Using the Scalp roller creates thousands of quickly healing channels through the stratum corneum, bypassing the major barrier to treatment absorption.
The stratum corneum on the scalp is not very thick, and can be penetrated by 0.75mm microneedle. These channels allow more than 5 times more actives to penetrate the scalp.
Similar techniques are used to treat acne scars and wrinkles, and to increase the penetration of skin care products, however, the microneedle length is different for skin Microneedle Therapy.
Please contact our Fort Lauderdale office or call 954-202-7899 today to schedule your free Microneedle Therapy consultation. Dr. David Mishkin serves patients in and around Fort Lauderdale, Florida.