Strut Dermaroller for hair is a 1.5mm titanium microneedle scalp dermaroller for use on the scalp. With 540 ultra-sharp titanium microneedles, long 1.5mm needle length to access scalp, easy to clean and hygienic materials, and a smooth rolling and sturdy design. A dermaroller may help improve scalp blood flow and hair follicle stimulation, increase scalp collagen production, and enhance topical hair loss medication absorption.
This is not a prescription item, so you do not need to complete a telemedicine consultation through a doctor to buy this item. However, many people do like pairing the dermaroller with a topical hair loss medication. We offer many topical hair loss medications on our telehealth platform, but you do need to complete a quick 10-15 minute questionnaire and image-based doctor consultation before purchasing any medication.
A dermaroller is a tool to create micropunctures in the skin on the scalp. This tool can be used on its own or in conjunction with topical hair loss treatments to help enhance absorption and, hopefully, improve the ultimate results. A dermaroller may help increase collagen in the scalp to promote general scalp health, boost blood flow carrying oxygen and nutrients to the hair follicles, stimulate the stem cells within the hair follicles to enhance the production of hair growth factors, and enhance the penetration of hair treatments and serums.
First off, the pressure used to press down on your dermaroller needs to be relatively light, maybe a similar pressure to applying a deodorant stick or using a paintbrush. You don't want to draw blood or damage your scalp from the pressure, and if you see blood pinpricks, you are pushing too hard. The pressure should be firm enough for the scalp to turn a little pink after a few seconds, but nothing too painful.
To prepare your hair you will want to apply water to your scalp to matt down any current hairs and prevent them from getting caught in the roller.
Then, roll the clean and sanitized dermaroller from front to back (or back to front) applying a light pressure to the scalp, and then pick the roller up at the end. You want to avoid going back and forth as you may snag some hairs in the roller. Go over the whole scalp front-to-back in lines, rerolling over each area 2-3 times in the same direction.
After you have completed the front-to-back lines, you can complete the same steps going from one side to the other across your scalp, making sure to pick up the roller after each pass and rewetting the hair as needed. You will want to comb any hair in the direction of the roller’s motion before starting to help things go smoother.
At this point, you can stop using the dermaroller for the session, or you can use the same technique to go over the scalp diagonally. If at any point your scalp is feeling painful and irritated, stop and apply pressure more gently next time.
Yes, if you are currently using a topical hair loss treatment you may be able to apply them after using the dermaroller. Using topical products after using a dermaroller may enhance their scalp penetration and enhance your results from the active ingredients. Ask your doctor when they would recommend applying your specific topical medication after using a dermaroller. Topical hair loss treatment options that you can get from us here at Strut include: Topical Finasteride Formula, Topical Dutasteride Formula, Women's Hair Growth Formula, and Strut Hair Booster with Latanoprost.
Experts recommend starting off using a dermaroller on the scalp once a week for the first month, then twice a week for the second month. After that, you can switch to using the dermaroller just once a month for overall maintenance. Listen to your scalp, and if your scalp seems irritated or it is still healing from using too much pressure previously, do not use the dermaroller that day.
These microneedles in the dermaroller will be slightly puncturing your skin, so you need to take extra care to ensure that your dermaroller is very clean. Before each treatment, be sure to clean and disinfect to prevent infections, dipping the device in alcohol and allowing it to dry is a good way to disinfect your dermaroller. For sanitary reasons, you should also never share a dermaroller with another person.
After using a dermaroller, it is normal to see a slight pinkness or redness to the skin, or to feel a little inflammation, itching, or stinging. However, if your scalp is feeling very irritated, is bleeding, or very inflamed, the pressure was too much or the needle was too long. See a doctor if pain, inflammation, or infection occurs with dermarolling. Bruising, oozing, redness, and swelling can also occur.
Not everyone is the best candidate for microneedling for hair loss. Women who are pregnant should not use a dermaroller. Also, people who are on blood thinners or who have hemophilia may bleed too much with microneedling and should avoid this practice. Those who have conditions like diabetes that may inhibit proper wound healing should also avoid using a dermaroller.
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