An Extremely Interesting And Well Researched Thread About Hair Loss

_Ayae

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Wait what, I didn't read this thread but is tretinoin the new 'hype' now? How tf will quicker cell turnover result in hair growth?
Stop believing all pseudoscience. Hair loss is a result of hormonal susceptibility. No topicals can or will replace the results of a reduction in DHT.

And oh, make sure to use sunscreen if you use tretinoin on your scalp for whatever reason. Or you'll have more chance to develop skin cancer than to regrow hair with retinoids.
 

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Wait what, I didn't read this thread but is tretinoin the new 'hype' now? How tf will quicker cell turnover result in hair growth?
Stop believing all pseudoscience. Hair loss is a result of hormonal susceptibility. No topicals can or will replace the results of a reduction in DHT.

And oh, make sure to use sunscreen if you use tretinoin on your scalp for whatever reason. Or you'll have more chance to develop skin cancer than to regrow hair with retinoids.

You should at the very least read into available literature before you make a grandiose (yet ignorant) entrance into a thread:

https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/17202653/
https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/30974011/
https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/2328551/
 

_Ayae

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You should at the very least read into available literature before you make a grandiose (yet ignorant) entrance into a thread:

https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/17202653/
https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/30974011/
https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/2328551/

So you need 3 small studies to know that something that increases cell turnover would make sure minoxidil is better penetrated?
Glycolic and salicylic and virtually any other exfoliant will do that too, without me even having to read studies about it.

Doesn't that take hair loss obsession a bit too far? Literally no dermatologist will ever prescribe tretinoin "so minoxidil will get absorbed better".

But the fact that u could even use tretinoin on ur scalp means it's already quite shrivelled, and minoxidil will not really help anymore in those cases. If minoxidil and dermarolling/-penning/-whatevering won't do the trick, nothing will.
 

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He explanes this with VDR to AR ratio.

His theory should be easy to confirm with the use of calcipotriole. But he has not been active with updates?


It needs a lot more than a testimonial from someone pumping themselves full of estrogen already to confirm this theory


So is anyone here going to experiment with calcipotriol? Do you need a prescription for this?
 

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I was interested to try it but all I could find was an ointment with calcipotriol 0.005 % and betamethasone 0.05 %.


Betamethasome lists
  1. Hair loss
  2. thinning of the hair
as sides. So I am not sure if this is an extreme side like retinol since it's marked as less common.
 

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You guys stopped talking about the guy's theory from half of 1st page, and entered a meaningless debate. The guy who originally thought it isn't even a trans, the reddit link OP posted was just replicating other guy's comment on r/tressless.

I found it amazing because that's exactly my thought on hairloss, having to do with VDR and ARs. It makes so much sense our bald scalp being a big solar panel for Vitamin D reception. But my take on treatment is different from this guy's..
 

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as you are believing strongly into this you are welcome to give it a shot and report back to this community in 6 months.
 

John Difool

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I was interested to try it but all I could find was an ointment with calcipotriol 0.005 % and betamethasone 0.05 %.


Betamethasome lists
  1. Hair loss
  2. thinning of the hair
as sides. So I am not sure if this is an extreme side like retinol since it's marked as less common.

So do you guys know if Betam Is good for hair growth?
 

furtbr

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as you are believing strongly into this you are welcome to give it a shot and report back to this community in 6 months.

I will, as I've been getting wrong from a few years now. Hopefully someone one day gets it right here in the forum. Scientists are f*****g sh*t on this subject to be frank...
 

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So do you guys know if Betam Is good for hair growth?

There was a doctor who used to use it in Japan with good success. I don't think it did anything for me good or bad.
 

John Difool

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I will, as I've been getting wrong from a few years now. Hopefully someone one day gets it right here in the forum. Scientists are f*****g sh*t on this subject to be frank...

I wouldn't go that far. Between the limited budget they get allocated to treat a cosmetic issue and high regulations to experiment anything with beside mice the output can only be limited.
 
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