Minoxidil + Microneedling Yield 2X Growth

Minoxidil + Microneedling Yield 2X Growth

Randomized trial of electrodynamic microneedle combined with 5% minoxidil topical solution for the treatment of Chinese male Androgenetic alopecia

Linlin Bao, Lin Gong, Menger Guo, Taoming Liu, Anyu Shi, Haifeng Zong, Xuegang Xu, Hongduo Chen, Xinghua Gao, Yuanhong Li

Epub 2020 Jan 7.


This study assessed the effectiveness of combining microneedling with 5% minoxidil for hair growth. The study conducted a 24-week randomized trial involving 60 participants. The participants were divided into three groups: group 1 received only topical 5% minoxidil, group 2 received local electrodynamic microneedle treatments, and group 3 received both microneedle treatments and topical 5% minoxidil. The results showed an increase in total hair density from baseline of 18.8/cm2 in group 1, 23.4/cm2 in group 2, and 38.3/cm2 in group 3.

In conclusion, the combination of microneedling and minoxidil led to the best hair growth results. The the combo being more than 2X effective than minoxidil alone.

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