We know how frustrating are those gaps between your mustache and chin strap. And we also know that you are desperately searching for a solution. There are many products, treatments, and procedures intended to increase facial hair. The basic mechanism of those products is that it stimulates blood circulation and increases nutrients to your follicles. Microneedling also works with the same mechanism but it has a great track record when it comes to hair growth. Many men are curious whether this kind of micro-needling device can be used to grow a beard faster naturally. Well, yes, it has proven to work and shown promising new permanent hair growth, and more men are seeing results. Research also says that it can help a special type of hair loss known as alopecia areata.
A device called derma roller, containing hundreds of needles, is rolled on the face and creates micro-injuries in the beard area. It results in increased blood circulation and nutrients to the damaged area. Our body’s healing system comes into action and releases healing factors and overdrives the production of essential proteins.
Why some men can’t grow facial hair?
There are many reasons why men can grow facial hair. For some people, growing a beard can be a slow and seemingly impossible task. Let us look at why some people can’t grow facial hair.
Your genes are one of the main factors in how thick or thin your facial hair is. If men in your family have thick beards, you’ll likely be able to grow a thick beard as well.
As we know all of our bodily functions are controlled by hormones. Our hair growth is also controlled by hormones called androgens which control men’s masculine traits like their voice and the ability to grow beard. Principle androgens include testosterone and dihydrotestosterone (DHT). DHT is mainly involved in hair growth. When DHT binds to the receptors on your hair follicles, it stimulates beard growth. Moreover, the strength of this hormone’s effect is largely determined by your genetics.
Your facial hair growth can be affected by your ethnicity. Like people from the Mediterranean race are able to grow thick beards compared to people from other regions. Caucasian men can grow more hair than Chinese men.
Alopecia Areata is an autoimmune condition where hair falls out in round patches. It occurs when your body attacks your own hair follicles. The hair loss can happen both on your scalp and your beard.
However, there are several treatment options for alopecia areata that include:
- corticosteroid creams
- topical immunotherapy
- Oral immunosuppressant
4. Low testosterone levels
Some people have low levels of testosterone in their bodies. Low testosterone may be the cause of poor beard growth.
How to grow facial hair with microneedling?
For years now, microneedling has been this immensely famed procedure to help reduce wrinkles, acne scars, and stretch marks on the body. It is the latest craze among many celebrities like Brad Pitt, Jennifer Aniston, Angelina Jolie, Demi Moore, Gwyneth Paltrow, and Kim Kardashian. Despite the pain from the needles, they still all use a derma roller to keep their face pristine. I mean, look at that their faces!
By increasing the circulation of blood and stimulating the production of collagen, microneedling regenerates the health of the follicle resulting in increased hair growth. That’s how to grow facial hair with microneedling.
The mechanism of action is simple:
- The tiny needles of the beard roller create micro-injuries in the dermis of the skin.
- The body recognizes this damage and starts the healing process.
- Increased nutrient-rich blood rushes to the beard area.
- The androgenic hormones (testosterone and DHT) also rushes to the area that fuels hair growth.
- Body overdrives the production of essential hair proteins that includes collagen and keratin.