So you have yet to hear about skin roller systems (aka microneedling) being used on your edges to assist hair growth? Piercing your scalp with hundreds of tiny needles to assist hair growth is the latest treatment that’s touted as allowing better absorption of products into the skin.
I recently watched a YouTube video where this young black woman was talking about using a skin roller system to regrow her edges. My initial thought was, what kind of tomfoolery is this using microneedling to promote hair growth? But, before drawing a conclusion I decided to investigate what this method really is and how it works.
1. What Is A Skin Roller System?
According to all the articles I read, it is a specialized tool used in microneedle therapy to stimulate collagen production. The tool is a hand-held instrument with hundreds of miniature needles that deliberately roll over the skin causing micro injury in the treated area.
This tool is used mainly by dermatologist on skin with enlarged pores, wrinkles, stretch marks and to treat acne. The microneedles are intended to penetrate the skin where collagen forms, to trigger collagen production.