3 Month Progress Dermaroller Decent Start Very Hopeful

HTHM

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Definitely regrowing my crown where I had a pretty bad spot. Crown spot is almost half of what it was in regards to how big the thin spot was.

For me it is hard to say if
it is regrowing completely bare spots, because I have vellus hairs on 95% of my thin spots, I'm always tempted to try dying my hair to see how much more coverage I'd have if I gave color to all my really blond thin hair.

No one has ever noticed my dermmatch. I have an a**h** for a step father and he'd call me out for sure if he noticed. I have a decent hairline even though my crown is terrible and the top is severely diffused. I apply it about half an inch from my hairline so that you can't see tge painted scalp effect. When I first started using it I applied it on my hairline and went on a date.., the girl asked if I dyed my hair, and when I asked why, she stated because I had dye on my scalp. Since then I've applied it a bit further back and haven't had anyone question it since.

I used caboki (fiber similar to toppik) for 2 years before swapping to dermmatch. Worked and looked great, but I hated fearing rain, hard wind, it being bumped, touched, etc. With dermmatch I can comb my hair, with fibers I had to reapply if I combed my hair because it ruined it. I've been caught in a downpour for only 10 with fibers, would have been very embarassing since it all washed down my face, but I revealed my hair issues to my gf the week before that happened, luckily. Been stuck in a 2 hour downpour at a concert with dermmatch and my gf said it was undetectable, looked good in the mirror 5 hours later when I was finally able to check it, so it has earned my trust.

Applying dermmatch is definitely a steeper learning curve. Fibers took maybe a week to be adequate with. Dermmatch took a lot of trial and error, didn't seem waterproof how I originally applied it... now I'd happily swim with it and have been on rollercoasters, something impossible with fibers.

Thank you for your reply.

I just tried Dermmatch for the first time - it's really amazing! :)

I have one more question to you: You said that you have been taking Finasteride for 3 years and still have alot of "invisible" (miniaturized) hair on top of your head. Does this miniaturized hair grow or does it stay at the same length?
 

Lurker85

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Thank you for your reply.

I just tried Dermmatch for the first time - it's really amazing! :)

I have one more question to you: You said that you have been taking Finasteride for 3 years and still have alot of "invisible" (miniaturized) hair on top of your head. Does this miniaturized hair grow or does it stay at the same length?

It grows, but at a much slower pace than the healthy hair around it. If all of this minutuarized thickened up I'd be at around 90% total coverage.

And yea, dermmatch is amazing when you take the time to find a way to make it work for your style. Not having to worry about rain, wind, or being touched is an awesome thing. Was out yesterday and it drizzled a little... no worries. Was next to an awning and a huge drop came down on me. With fibers I would have had my night instantly ruined.
 

HTHM

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It grows, but at a much slower pace than the healthy hair around it. If all of this minutuarized thickened up I'd be at around 90% total coverage.

And yea, dermmatch is amazing when you take the time to find a way to make it work for your style. Not having to worry about rain, wind, or being touched is an awesome thing. Was out yesterday and it drizzled a little... no worries. Was next to an awning and a huge drop came down on me. With fibers I would have had my night instantly ruined.

That's really nice... :)
So i wish that you can thicken up all your miniaturized hair!
 

HTHM

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Yea, the directions that came with it made it look terrible.

Few drops of cold water on applicator.
Swirl around on disc.
Blot/tap onto bad spots.
Repeat above steps till full coverage achieved.
Comb it in.
Blow dry it on low and warm for a minure while combing it so it doesn't get clumped up.
Finish off with cold blow drying.
Style and forget about it.

100% waterproof this way.

I've been using Dermmatch now for almost 2 weeks and i'm still improving :)
1. Do you apply it on wet, towel dry or dry hair?
2. Do you use a brush or a comb to comb it in? It feelts really sticky after application when i try to comb it in. I'm a bit afraid of ripping out my hair or damaging it. How do you handle this stickyness?
 

Lurker85

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I've been using Dermmatch now for almost 2 weeks and i'm still improving :)
1. Do you apply it on wet, towel dry or dry hair?
2. Do you use a brush or a comb to comb it in? It feelts really sticky after application when i try to comb it in. I'm a bit afraid of ripping out my hair or damaging it. How do you handle this stickyness?

I towel dry my hair first, but Idon't think it matters because it gets pretty wet when applying. Before I blowdry it I comb it through a bunch before it is hard. While blowdrying I comb a lot, just very slowly, so that it doesn't pull hair out. I style it while blowdrying. I use to have the problem of it drying and hair would pull out though.

One you get good at it the whole process is less than 10 minutes and lasts for days. Less is better. Too much and it'll look chalky. Honestly for me, it doesn't look good until I blowdry it.
 

Lurker85

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Do you bleed when you use dermaroller

Yes. It isn't too bad, mostly little dots, sometimes worse. At least once a month I go overboard with it and bleed pretty bad, but then it give it an extra week to heal.
 

sam333

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I also bleed a little .. I'm afraid it will hurt my scalp and become useless
 
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