As a man, having a great skincare routine and using grooming products to enhance your looks isn’t taboo anymore. When it comes to physical appearance, the beard is most definitely a trait to take care of as it can better define your face shape, making you look more mature and emphasizing features like jawline and eyes.
However, many men struggle to grow full-looking beards and search for options to fix this; among them, derma rollers have become some of the most popular products. Aside from being great for skincare, derma rollers can also promote beard growth. Here’s everything you need to know if you are interested in trying this alternative!
1.-How Do Beard Rollers Work?
Beard rollers work through microneedling, a technique that inserts tiny little needles into the surface of the skin using a rolling device, creating microscopic wounds that stimulate hair growth by improving the circulation of nutrient and hormone-rich blood in the area where it is applied. The process is painless and recovery is fast.
2.-How Do You Use a Beard Roller?
Using a beard roller is easy. Generally, it involves the following steps:
- Wash your face.
- Brush your beard.
- Roll the beard derma roller back and forth in horizontal, vertical, and diagonal lines, multiple times. This should be done evenly and thoroughly.
- Repeat the process once every 3-4 weeks with needles in the range of 1.0 – 2.0 mm.
This treatment is usually accompanied by the use of minoxidil, vitamin-rich oils, lotions, or serums, depending on the kit or product you buy.
3.-How Long Does a Dermaroller Take to Work for Beard Growth?
Beard growth starts being noticeable after six to eight weeks of constant use; for most people, full results can be seen after six months. Throughout treatment, you should consider the following:
- When on treatment, you should always let your skin rest and repair itself before puncturing again with the derma roller).
- Some skin irritation (inflammation and redness) and minor bleeding should be expected, but these effects should disappear after a few days.
- Avoid using a beard roller if you have acne, as the microneedling may cause harm and spread bacteria from blemishes to other parts of your face.
4.-Should I Use a Beard Roller or Get a Beard Transplant?
If your beard has holes or simply doesn’t grow as thick and full as you would like, then beard rollers can be a great option, especially if you don’t want to undergo surgery. However, there are some aspects you may want to keep in mind when dermarolling:
- It can be painful. Beard rollers create microscopic wounds, so it can take a while to build up a tolerance to them.
- It can cause infections. If not cleaned or sterilized properly, harmful bacteria can get into the micro-cuts created by the roller, causing infections and breakouts.
- It requires great consistency. For beard rollers to work, you’ll need to keep up consistently with applying the device and necessary products throughout the weeks.
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If you have major patchiness on your beard, you are not patient enough to carry out the derma rolling treatment, feeling sore and looking red after every application, or genetics just don’t play on your side no matter what product you use, there’s the option to get a Beard Transplant, a one-time, safe procedure that can give you a thick, full looking beard with little recovery time (usually 10 days after the surgery).
At DHI Mexico, we specialize in hair, beard, moustache and eyebrow restoration. Contact us today,and one of our hair specialists will help you decide which beard growth method is best according to your needs and aesthetic goals.