Does Microneedle or Derma Roller Work for Hair Growth? An In-Depth Look

Does Microneedle or Derma Roller Work for Hair Growth? An In-Depth Look

Welcome back to the BOBO OILS blog, where we dig deep into the fascinating world of hair care and beauty! Today we’re tackling a subject that has been on everyone's lips: Microneedling or derma rollers and their efficacy for hair growth. We all know how important a full head of hair is for self-confidence, and if you’re dealing with hair thinning or loss, you might be tempted to try just about anything. But before you jump on the Microneedling bandwagon, let’s examine what science has to say about it.

What is Microneedling / Derma Roller?

Derma Roller, also known as collagen induction therapy, is a minimally invasive procedure that involves puncturing the skin with tiny, sterile needles. It’s often used for reducing the appearance of scars, wrinkles, and pigmentation, but recently, it has gained traction for promoting hair growth. The derma roller is a handheld device outfitted with a roller covered in fine needles. When rolled over the scalp, it creates thousands of minuscule punctures, aiming to stimulate the skin's natural healing process.

How Does It Work?

The Science

The basic premise of Derma Roller for hair growth lies in its ability to stimulate the body's natural wound healing mechanisms. This is said to activate the stem cells and growth factors in the scalp that are responsible for hair growth. It may also promote increased blood circulation to the hair follicles and stimulate the production of proteins that are beneficial for hair health.

Coupling with Topical Treatments

Many users combine Microneedling or Derma Roller with topical hair growth solutions like minoxidil or natural oils. At BOBO OILS, we suggest applying our premium-grade, Rosemary & Mint hair growth oil after using the derma roller, as Derma Roller can enhance the absorption of topical products.

What Do the Studies Say?

Several studies have demonstrated the efficacy of Micro-needling for hair growth. A 2013 study published in the International Journal of Trichology found that Microneedling, when combined with minoxidil, had significantly better results than using minoxidil alone. Another study published in the Journal of Cutaneous and Aesthetic Surgery concluded that Microneedling is a safe and promising tool in hair stimulation.

Pros and Cons


  1. Minimally Invasive: It's a non-surgical procedure and involves minimal risk when done correctly.
  2. Increased Absorption: Enhances the efficacy of topical hair growth products.
  3. Low Cost: Compared to surgical options, derma rollers are considerably more affordable.


  1. Risk of Infection: If the derma roller isn't properly sterilized, there's a risk of infection. (NOTE: To mitigate this issue, BOBO OILS derma roller are provided with disinfectant spray to clean derma roller before and after use)
  2. Not a Quick Fix: It takes time to see significant results. (Consistency and patience is the key)

Final Thoughts

While Microneedling or Derma Roller shows promise for stimulating hair growth, it’s crucial to approach it with caution. Always consult with healthcare professionals for a proper diagnosis and treatment plan that's appropriate for you. If you decide to go ahead, consider coupling the treatment with BOBO OILS’ specially formulated hair growth oil (BOBO OILS Hair Growth Kit) to maximize your results.

Interested in giving Microneedling / Derma Roller a try? Visit our shop to purchase your Hair Growth Kit which contains, derma roller with disinfectant spray and Rosemary / Mint Hair growth oil to help grow your perfect hair.

Disclaimer: This blog post is intended for informational purposes only and should not be considered medical advice. Always consult a healthcare provider for medical advice and treatment.

Do you have any experience with Microneedling / Derma Rollers for hair growth? Share your thoughts in the comments below! And if you found this article helpful, don’t forget to share it with your friends and family!

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