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SarahVaughter

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Rolling Minoxidil into the scalp
« on: January 20, 2010, 01:51:55 PM »
You can use a 0.2 or a 0.5 mm regular dermaroller to enhance the absorption of Minoxidil.  Just roll over your scalp and immediately apply Minoxidil. Those tiny needles will temporarily create "channels" in your scalp and the skin will become temporarily much more permeable to the Minoxidil. Those channels will close within at most half an hour, twenty minutes so speed is of the essence.

Please be careful!

A dermaroller significantly enhances the absorption of any skin products.

Minoxidil can have quite serious side effects when overdosed. If you use a dermaroller, don't apply too much Minoxidil on your scalp. At least not in the beginning. When you don't experience side effects, you can slowly use more Minoxidil. But start with just a little bit and then slowly increase if you feel fine. Carefully read the Minoxidil instructions and inform yourself of possible side effects.  Most people experience no side effects but some do and they have to stop using it or use lower concentrations.

When you stop using Minoxidil, your hair will return to its original pre-Minoxidil state. So you should keep using it.

Related forum posting:

http://forums.owndoc.com/dermarolling-microneedling/dermarolling-to-promote-hair-growth-(without-minoxidil)/
« Last Edit: February 23, 2013, 11:13:20 AM by SarahVaughter »
My comments should not be considered medical advice.

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