If your beard isn’t coming in as thick and full as you would like, you may be looking for ways to enhance beard growth.
It all starts with giving some TLC to your skin. Damaged skin can cause hair follicles to become dormant – resulting in less / patchy growth.
Cue the derma roller — also known as “beard rollers” — a device that can be used to help treat acne scars, large pores, and wrinkles. This process is known as microneedling.
Microneedling uses rollers covered in tiny titanium or stainless steel needles to pierce the outer layer of skin by inducing the production of collagen in the skin. Collagen is an amino acid that hair follicle cells use to produce keratin protein that promotes hair growth and strength.
- Repairs skin / treat acne scars
- Stimulates blood circulation
- Stimulates hair follicles to promote beard growth
- Strengthens and thickens hair
Tips for using derma rollers for beard growth
Our matte black beard roller contains hundreds of 0.5mm titanium needles that penetrate into the skin, kick-starting the skin’s natural repair process and stimulating dormant hair follicles at the same time. Your Bearded Derma Roller should only be used once or twice a week. You will want to give your skin a chance to repair itself between treatments.
- Wash your skin and beard before microneedling.
- Apply only as much pressure as you need to keep the needles on the surface of your skin. When microneedling your cheeks, it may help to fill each cheek with air, as you might do when shaving, to give the roller a firmer surface.
- Roll the derma roller back and forth in horizontal and vertical lines, as well as diagonal lines in both directions for a consistent pattern throughout your beard.
- Avoid microneedling if you have acne, as this may further harm your skin and spread bacteria from blemishes to other parts of your face.
- If you notice inflammation to the skin, you may be pressing too hard. Stop use for a few days, let the skin repair and then try again, applying less pressure.
- Clean your derma roller before and after each use by dipping it in alcohol or spraying it with a sanitizing solution. We recommend using a 70% isopropyl alcohol solution (which you can get at any hardware store or pharmacy).
- Our beard rollers are monogamous – that means, they don’t like to be shared! So keep it to yourself, ok?
You may need to try it yourself to see how much a derma roller can fill in some of those patchy areas of your beard.
Keep in mind, however, that your genetic makeup and other factors beyond your control determine to a great extent the type of beard you can grow.
They’re here for a good time and not a long time. Depending on usage, your beard roller will last you between 3-6 months (when the needles become blunt, it’s time for a replacement).