Category Archives: Dermarolling

Dermarolling, Minoxidil, PGD2 and PGE2

As if one unprecedented phenomenon (see my prior post) was not enough, 2013 also witnessed the emergence of a second more scientifically grounded phenomenon in dermarolling in combination with the application of Minoxidil (Rogaine). Creative and intelligent hair loss forum members are also experimenting with the addition of PGD2 (prostaglandin D2) inhibitors and PGE2 (prostaglandin E2) to this mix.

The logic behind these experiments is related to the wounding and resulting hair regrowth that a company called Follica is attempting. Moreover, a recent study on the enhanced positive effect of Minoxidil in combination with dermarolling/microneedling with a dermaroller imply a strong proven scientific basis for the excitement surrounding this issue. I myself have seen decent results from applying Minoxidil to my scalp for a number of years, and will perhaps try dermarolling in the future.

I will elaborate on this subject in more detail in future posts, but for now I encourage readers to go through the following massive threads on some of the main hair loss forums out there in order to gauge the excitement around this issue:

The baldtruthtalk forum thread on dermarolling and minoxidil

The hairlosstalk forum thread on dermarolling and minoxidil

The hairlosshelp forum thread on dermarolling and minoxidil