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2 Months Microneedling And Once Daily minoxidil

Discussion in 'Success Stories' started by layabout, Jan 26, 2019.

  1. layabout

    layabout Experienced Member My Regimen

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    From beginning, hair at worst point, around Nov. 29
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    Today, Dec. 26

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  2. DuckThisSheet

    DuckThisSheet Established Member My Regimen

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    Shiet dude its fucking amazing :eek: Any front balding? Did you shed?
     
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    layabout Experienced Member My Regimen

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    ill post hairline pics tonight it's like Norwood 1.5
     
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    Did you actually recover some hairline with this? if that's true then you are a great responder.
     
  5. layabout

    layabout Experienced Member My Regimen

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    my hairline was first to show imporvement,then crown. it's an ongoing process, journey is just beginning for me
     
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    DuckThisSheet Established Member My Regimen

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    Important question - How old are you, and since when are you balding?
     
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    Georgie Senior Member My Regimen

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    What depth needling are you using and how
    Often?
     
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    layabout Experienced Member My Regimen

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    Copy and paste of post I just made in the massive microneedling thread:

    Holy shit. I feel like crying so much after this new pic I just took of my crown. The regrowth is unreal, absolute insanity what I've experienced. The joy I feel is overwhelming. I can't even believe how far I've come in such little time (just 2 months!). After Finasteride failed me I was ready to become a hermit and live a life of isolation... and to think that now I wake up in the morning and feel amazing about my hair. I can't believe it, I feel truly blessed. I literally just got on the ground and prayed for 10 minutes straight and might even start going to church again.

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    from the pits of hell and diffuse thinning...

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    To a new person. These are the pics I've already posted before:

    (On the the left, pic with WET hair, after getting out of the shower)
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    PIC IN HARSH FILTERING DIRECT SUNLIGHT THROUGH MY HAIR:

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    and today's new picture, taken a moment ago, of my crown in its current state (and yes, btw, I microneedled today):

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    also bonus hairline pic:

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    Georgie Senior Member My Regimen

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    Your hair has the pretty typical minoxidil black colour now. Looks like you just got way better absorption of the topical. I’m very very jealous that you’ve had no shedding.
     
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    Georgie Senior Member My Regimen

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    Also, what depth needling are you doing and how often?
     
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    layabout Experienced Member My Regimen

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    1.5mm the entire time. Never anything lower or higher. In the beginning 2x a week, but very recently I've settled with just 1x a week to let my scalp recover more.

    lol your avi makes me smile btw
     
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    Georgie Senior Member My Regimen

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    I’ve been doing 2-2.5mm for a while each week. Sadly I’m a shedder though. No lucky for me.
     
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    layabout Experienced Member My Regimen

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    is that really your regimen in the profile? You are on a lot of drugs dude
     
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    Georgie Senior Member My Regimen

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    Wow, no actually that’s from quite a while ago. I’m now on 5mg oral minoxidil, 5% topical with sandalore in it, 2-2.5mm wounding weekly, Diane35 (estrogen + cpa), Priaplex growth factor herbs, 2iu growth hormone daily, 6g of evening primrose oil daily (it’s a 5AR). All the Pharmaceutical AA’s and shit do nothing for me.
    Oh and I’ve also tried prp, WAY and ptd-dbm If you know what those are.
     
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    layabout Experienced Member My Regimen

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    i hope you get regrowth man, may microneedling serve you well. You and I are in it for the long haul. Do not think I will ever stop needling ahah
     
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    Georgie Senior Member My Regimen

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    Well I have in the past gotten stupidly good regowth using oral minoxidil, but as time has gone on and perhaps too since I’ve gained a lot of weight, the dose became ineffective and also gave me cyclical growth and loss. The shedding has never stopped. Ultimately minoxidil isn’t all that helpful, except for some intermittent growth. Issue is I’ve found nothing else that works, so I can’t just stop using it. I’d love to just shave and forget about it but being female it’s a bit more difficult than that.
     
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    layabout Experienced Member My Regimen

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    I feel your struggle, hair loss must be worse as a woman... at least as a male even though it ain't pretty, 50% of guys are expected to lose hair so it doesn't really turn heads or anything.
     
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    Georgie Senior Member My Regimen

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    Sucks for everyone who’s young, really.
     
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    Red October Established Member My Regimen

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    Great progress man. You're a fast responder. Are you doing anything to counter DHT? I hear that it will come back with a vengeance if you're on just minoxidil.
     
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    layabout Experienced Member My Regimen

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    just the lipogaine lol which has some cope anti-dht herbs and azelaic acid

    aside from that no major AI

    I've been burned by finasteride all three times I've taken it over different extended periods, I always recover though
     

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