Yep, traditionally a treatment for the face, microneedling is becoming increasingly popular for treating hair loss. The process works in entirely the same way: the skin responds to ‘micro injuries’ caused by needles rolled across the scalp, activating the body’s healing response (tricking one’s scalp, if you will). This ‘healing’ stimulates the production of proteins in the skin’s cells that are responsible for the development of a new hair follicle – et voilà – regrowth. Potentially. Remember that hair loss is notoriously tricky to treat, but an average of four to six treatments should lead to results.
Four things you should try if you want to prevent hair loss
There’s a lot to know about hair loss – we lose between 50-100 strands of hair a day, baldness comes from your mum’s side (the gene sits on the female chromosome), ‘seasonal’ thinning is a real thing – but aside from epic pub quiz facts (thank us later), what can you do to prevent it? From at-home tricks, to a trip to the salon, if you’re not set on joining Jason Statham in a hair-free world, here’s what we’d suggest.
By Rachel Spedding