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How Does Dermarolling Increase The Effectiveness Of Minoxidil?

Dermarolling (also known as microneedling) has become a widely used, safe, non invasive procedure for several dermatological conditions. Dermarolling can be done at different depths (needle lengths) and different depths have different mechanisms of action and utility. With respect to hair loss, the mode of action that appears most effective is improving the transdermal absorption of topical products. Studies show that the optimal Dermaroller needle length for increasing the absorption of transdermal medicines (in our case, minoxidil, or other topicals for hair loss) is ~.2mm. Dermarollers of this length have been shown to increase the absorption of topicals by up to 4 times, see study. In one study using a dermarolling procedure in combination with minoxidil increased hair growth by 3...

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