Microneedling has been reported to be a promising, effective and a safe treatment modality in the treatment of Androgenetic Alopecia (male/female pattern hair loss). Its use with Minoxidil solutions has been shown to be superior than just using Minoxidil alone.
Microneedling induces hair regrowth via the following:
- Release of platelet-derived growth factor and epidermal growth factors are increased through platelet activation and skin wound regeneration mechanism.
- Activation of stem cells in the hair bulge area under wound healing conditions.
- Increases skin permeability allowing for increased penetration of active ingredients such as Minoxidil, maximising its effectiveness.