Chinese Journal of Dermatology ›› 2024, Vol. 57 ›› Issue (1): 82-84.doi: 10.35541/cjd.20210337

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Combined microneedling for the treatment of androgenetic alopecia

Wang Yuting, Yao Manxue, Zhou Naihui   

  1. Department of Dermatology, the First Affiliated Hospital of Soochow University, Suzhou 215006, China
  • Received:2021-04-23 Revised:2022-03-21 Online:2024-01-15 Published:2024-01-05
  • Contact: Zhou Naihui

Abstract: 【Abstract】 Microneedling is a simple, safe, effective, minimally invasive, and economical treatment technique with a wide range of indications. Studies in China and other countries have showed that microneedling plays a role in the treatment of androgenetic alopecia. Compared with traditional therapies, combined microneedling has better therapeutic efficacy, shorter treatment course and a better safety profile. This review summarizes the therapeutic efficacy, mechanisms of action and safety of combined microneedling, and describes prospective trends in the treatment of androgenetic alopecia with combined microneedling based on recent relevant Chinese and international literature.

Key words: Alopecia, Acupuncture, Hair follicle, Therapy, Microneedle, Androgenetic alopecia