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  1. benjt2

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    Hi guys,

    while there is a shitshow going on in the main thread, I thought I'd post the results of the survey I conducted on the people trying dermarolling so far.

    I will just post their unedited responses so as not to risk altering any intended meanings.

    Thanks to all the people who participated!


    @ButWhyTho

    Current date: 01/22/2019
    Nickname: @ButWhyTho
    Age: 30 yrs old
    Hairloss started at: 24 yrs
    Current Norwood: NW1?
    Balding pattern: Both
    Affected areas: [Vertex and crown most affected with diffuse thinning all around
    Treatment history:
    • [treatment1] Minoxidil September/2014 until ongoing ( foam in the morning, liquid at night)
    • [treatment2] Generic propecia 1mg January 2015 ( ongoing min), added Keto shampoo
    • [Treatment 3] Brand Propecia 1mg 2016 until ongoing. ( Continuing min, keto shampoo)
    • [ Treatment 4] 3 PRP treatments (April, May, June). Laser added twice weekly in 2017. Continuing brand propecia, keto shampoo, and min
    • [Treatment 5] Added MorrF (5% min and .1% finasteride combo) in August 2018. Continuing propecia, foam min in morning, and keto shampoo 2x weekly.
    Needling since: October 2018
    Needling until: ["still needling"]
    Not needling anymore because: [Area and frequency has decreased due to increased length, thickness, and curliness of hair]
    Needling frequency (average): [daily]
    Needling, total number of sessions: 7 per week
    Needling device: [Derma roller, Titanium, Unbranded]
    Needling depth/needle length: [1.5 mm]
    Needling intensity: / redness / ]
    Needled areas: [Vertex, temples and crown]
    Needling side effects: [redness for a couple hours, days, some flakiness subsides after shower]
    Using minoxidil: [yes]
    On minoxidil since: [2014? However I apply MorrF right after rolling]
    Using other treatments at the same time: [1 mg propecia, min foam, keto shampoo 2x weekly; also biotin 5000mcg, multi vitamin and fish oil]
    Witnessing regrowth: [yes]
    Regrowth since: [November 2018. I started seeing regrowth after about a month. I would use hair fibers for trouble spots. After derma rolling, it was no longer necessary.
    Pattern of regrowth: [increase growth in frontal area and temples]
    Description of and satisfaction with regrowth: I am extremely satisfied. Around June of last year I was terribly depressed about my hair loss. I was considering switching to duta since finasteride seemed to have reached it's limit. Instead I tried topical finasteride and derma rolling. It's hard to quantify my results. The best way to put it is anecdotally. I cannot see any thinning parts. I no longer have to use hair fibers. Overall my hair is denser and thicker.
    Photos showing own progress or lack thereof: [OPTIONAL, but preferred: please add photos, preferrably with timestamp directly on photo]



    @keepit

    Male 39 balding diffuse since 19 years.only tried minoxidil before without success..just doing Dermapen since 21 November ,doing it hard for 15mins with lots of blood spots,no side effects apart from flaking of scalp..hair is looking thicker already seems to be improving in reverse as it thinned latest...will have pics in a couple of months if it continues to improve..redness last 2 days needle depth 2 mm+.. nizoral shampoo daily.. very satisfied so far still early yet



    @ToLGuy

    Current date: 08/01/2019
    Nickname: @ToLGuy
    Age: 30
    Hairloss started at: 26
    Current Norwood: Not sure cause my hairline is not very affected yet, perhaps Norwood 2
    Balding pattern: diffuse on crown, slightly receding on hairline
    Affected areas: mainly crown, slightly temples and hairline
    Treatment history:
    • Finasteride 1mg every other day since 03/2016 until the present day (ongoing)
    • Minoxidil 5% since 03/2016 until the present day (ongoing)
    Needling since: 27/10/2018
    Needling until: still needling
    Needling frequency (average): weekly
    Needling, total number of sessions: 11
    Needling device: Dermapen MyM
    Needling depth/needle length: 2mm
    Needling intensity: drawing few drops of blood
    Needled areas: all the upper scalp, even in the areas in which thinning hasn't started. The only areas that I'm. Not touching are those that are unnafected by male pattern baldness (sides and back)
    Needling side effects: flaking 2 days after needling sessions. Usually last about 4 days.
    Using minoxidil: yes
    On minoxidil since: 03/2016
    Using other treatments at the same time: finasteride and ketoconazole shampoo since 03/2016
    Witnessing regrowth: not sure, won't take pictures until the 3 month mark to avoid obsession
    Regrowth since: not assessed yet
    Pattern of regrowth: not assessed yet
    Description of and satisfaction with regrowth: not assessed yet
    Photos showing own progress or lack thereof: not taken yet. Will post them in February



    @ZenHead

    -Age 24
    -started at age 22
    -current norwood 3
    -diffuse / receding
    -affected areas: mostly hairline and crown, but diffuse everywhere.
    -I'm not even going to attempt to list all of my treatments. finasteride, minoxidil, seti, and RU. some gave me sides, others didnt seem to work.
    -needling since october 2018
    -still needling
    -weekly
    - about 10 sessions in
    -Dr. pen device
    - few drops of blood
    - needling entire scalp
    -no sides except mild flaking
    - minxodil since october 2018 (i tried minoxidil for a year with no results)
    -yes, witnessing regrowth
    -started noticing slight regrowth about 2 weeks in
    - vellus and slight terminal around hairline, not much on the crown so far
    - satisfaction: too early to say.
    -I'll share photos when i feel my results are satisfactory




    @Somebody /Alex

    Current date: 10.01.19
    Nickname: @Somebody Alex
    Age: 35
    Hairloss started at: 19 (or late 18)
    Current Norwood: 0.5 Norwood
    Balding pattern: [diffuse, receding or both] Diffuse
    Affected areas: Hairline/crown/vertex/temples
    Treatment history:
    • Propecia from Oct 2008
    • Minoxidil, Finasteride, Keto, dermaroller from April 2013
    Needling since: April 2013
    Needling until: Still needling
    Not needling anymore because: [please specify reason in case you are no longer needling]
    Needling frequency (average): Daily
    Needling, total number of sessions: 5 min daily
    Needling device: Roller
    Needling depth/needle length: 1.5 mm
    Needling intensity: Redness
    Needled areas: Hairline/crown/vertex/temples
    Needling side effects: Flakes, redness, dryness
    Using minoxidil: Yes
    On minoxidil since: Since April 2013
    Using other treatments at the same time: Keto, finasteride, dermaroller, biotin
    Witnessing regrowth: Yes
    Regrowth since: November 2013
    Pattern of regrowth: Full recovery
    Description of and satisfaction with regrowth: 5
    Photos showing own progress or lack thereof: I add as file



    @Bill_Russo

    There's really no data for now. This is what I got. Will get back atcha in a year.

    Current date: 08/01/2019
    Nickname: @Bill_Russo
    Age: 25
    Hairloss started at: 18
    Current Norwood: 3 vertex-ish
    Balding pattern: Receding
    Affected areas: Frontal and crown
    Treatment history:
    • Needling since January/2019 until [??]
    Needling since: 05/01/2019
    Needling until: ["still needling"]
    Not needling anymore because: [please specify reason in case you are no longer needling]
    Needling frequency (average): Bimonthly
    Needling, total number of sessions: 1
    Needling device: Pen, I'm not really sure... TB/HP I think
    https://www.amazon.de/gp/product/B06XC5VG7R/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o00_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1
    Needling depth/needle length: 2 mm
    Needling intensity: Drawing few drops of blood
    Needled areas: Whole scalp
    Needling side effects: Redness for 2 days for now
    Using minoxidil: No
    On minoxidil since: [specify date, so people can figure out if you started with rolling, before, or added only later]
    Using other treatments at the same time: Not sure if massages count?
    Witnessing regrowth: Oh, how wonderful would it be to witness regrowth after 1 session
    Regrowth since: [please specify as month/year or from start of needling, in weeks and/or months]
    Pattern of regrowth: [please describe, i.e. only vellus or also terminal and in which areas]
    Description of and satisfaction with regrowth: [please describe. you may assign points on a scale from -5 to +5 or use words]
    Photos showing own progress or lack thereof: [OPTIONAL, but preferred: please add photos, preferrably with timestamp directly on photo]




    @benjt2

    Current date: 27/01/2019
    Nickname: @benjt2
    Age: 29
    Hairloss started at: 17
    Current Norwood: NW3.9
    Balding pattern: pure recession, no diffuse thinning, crown unaffected as of now but temples and front gone ("moonface" / "baby face")
    Affected areas: temples and front
    Treatment history:
    • minoxidil 5% since age 23/24, first two or three years at 2 ml a day (and skin side effects), now 1 ml a day without skin side effects
    • tried finasteride for 4 months in 2014/2015 but bad side sexual effects so I had to drop it
    Needling since: 22/10/2018
    Needling until: still needling
    Needling frequency (average): weekly
    Needling, total number of sessions: 12
    Needling device: Dermapen TBHP
    Needling depth/needle length: 1.75 mm
    Needling intensity: drawing few drops of blood, sometimes a lot of blood
    Needled areas: Hairline + 2 cm behind + 2 cm below
    Needling side effects: redness for 24 to 72 hours after session, flaking.
    Using minoxidil: yes
    On minoxidil since: 2012
    Using other treatments at the same time: added intensive scalp massages in the second half of January 2019
    Witnessing regrowth: nothing at all as of now
    Regrowth since: none yet
    Pattern of regrowth: none yet
    Description of and satisfaction with regrowth: not satisfied due to lack of any results
    Photos showing own progress or lack thereof: -



    @Drextez

    My current regimen (2 MONTHS IN):
    • nw1 early diffiuse thinning
    • derma rolling every 7-30 days. ---> 1.5mm titanium real needles
    • 1-5 minutes 1-2 times a day scalp massages 3-5 times a week with an anti cellulite wooden brush,
    • -----------> results after 2 months : better hair quality, scalp feels healthier, scalp more elastic, slight density gains. obviously the crown area is the most painful area when dermarolling because theres more fibrosis.. this regimen is aiming for the marathon this thing is a lifestyle.



    @74775446

    Current date: 28/01/19
    Nickname: 74775446 aka Numberguy
    Age: 32
    Hairloss started at: 27/28
    Current Norwood: II
    Balding pattern: Both
    Affected areas: Temples, scalp
    Treatment history:
    • Minoxidil since 06/14 until 06/16
    Needling since: March 2018
    Needling until: Still needling
    Needling frequency (average): Weekly
    Needling, total number of sessions: 30-ish
    Needling device: Roller (unbranded, cheapest on Amazon UK), Pen (TBPHP)
    Needling depth/needle length: 1.5mm - 2.0mm
    Needling intensity: Reddness, few spots of blood
    Needled areas: Temples and scalp (top of head)
    Needling side effects: None. Flaking in the beginning.
    Using minoxidil: Yes
    On minoxidil since: March 2018 (same time I started rolling)
    Using other treatments at the same time: No
    Witnessing regrowth: Yes
    Regrowth since: May 2918
    Pattern of regrowth: Terminal on scalp, vellus ans a few terminal on temples
    Description of and satisfaction with regrowth: +5. Fucking delighted and still find it hard to believe
    Photos showing own progress or lack thereof:
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    @JJL58

    Current date: 1 / 27 / 2019
    Nickname: JJL58
    Age: 26
    Hairloss started at: 22
    Current Norwood: III Vertex
    Balding pattern: Both
    Affected areas: Temple area / Crown / Vertex
    Treatment history:
    • [Minoxidil] since [November 2018 until [Present]
    • [Dermarolling] since [December/2018] until [Present]
    • [RegenePure DR] since [December/2018] until [Present]
    Needling since: [December 2018]
    Needling until: [Still Needling]
    Needling frequency (Once): [Weekly]
    Needling, total number of sessions: 10
    Needling device: [Roller: 192N-GROLLER15MM /
    TMT Micro Needle Roller System]

    Needling depth/needle length: [1.5MM]
    Needling intensity: [Mildly aggressive / drawing blood. More similar to 2Young2Retire's regimen than Numbers Guy]
    Needled areas: [Entire top of head / all thinning areas]
    Needling side effects: [Redness / Soreness for 48 hours]
    Using minoxidil: [Yes]
    On minoxidil since: [Late November. Slightly before Dermarolling]
    Using other treatments at the same time: [Yes, Dermarolling / Minoxidil / RegenePure DR. Minoxidil and Regenepure DR 24 hours after needling]
    Witnessing regrowth: [YES]
    Regrowth since: [2 weeks after needling]
    Pattern of regrowth: [Vellus hairs all over balding areas. Hairline beginning to recover. Vertex near full recovery]
    Description of and satisfaction with regrowth: [+3. Still a ways to go, but definite regrowth / thickness / progress. Undeniable.]
    Photos showing own progress or lack thereof: [I will be adding pictures at the conclusion of my experiment (1 - 1.5 years). It's a marathon, not a sprint, and I don't want to obsess too much over regrowth too early, nor do I want others. With that said, I am documenting with pictures along the way. Rest assured. ]



    @Me Vs DiffuseThinning

    Current date: 28/01/2019
    Nickname: Me vs DiffuseThinning
    Age: 25
    Hairloss started at: 17
    Current Norwood: 2
    Balding pattern: Diffuse and receding.
    Affected areas: All of the Norwood 5 area
    Treatment history:
    • Finasteride since May 2018
    • Minoxidil since May 2018
    • Nizoral 2% since May 2018
    Needling since: May 2018
    Needling until: Still needling
    Needling frequency (average): Weekly
    Needling, total number of sessions: About 30
    Needling device: Roller
    Needling depth/needle length: 1.5mm mostly, rarely 2mm
    Needling intensity: medium intensity, rarely high intensity
    Needled areas: Norwood 5 area
    Needling side effects: Flaking, throbbing sensation on scalp, burning
    Using minoxidil: Yes
    On minoxidil since: May 2018
    Using other treatments at the same time: Big Three
    Witnessing regrowth: Yes
    Regrowth since: Second month
    Pattern of regrowth: Vellus and terminal, but mostly thickness of existing hair
    Description of and satisfaction with regrowth: Lots of growth in mid-scalp and front, but crown only starting to make progress in the 8th month.
    Photos showing own progress or lack thereof: Had photos on here but took them because someone IRL found me, and then I had some privacy concerns.



    @Kitedude

    Current date: 29/01/2019
    Nickname: Kitedude
    Age:37
    Hairloss started at: 25
    Current Norwood: 2
    Balding pattern: receding
    Affected areas: temples/Norwood area
    Treatment history:
    • Dermarolling since 2013 until 2016
    • 2016 until 2017 very rare dermarol sessions
    • somebody’s protocol since 2017 until 06-2018
    • heavy dermarolling since 10-2019
    Needling since: 2013
    Needling until: still needling"
    Needling frequency: 1 time a week heavy Needling device: roller, ordinary one
    Needling depth/needle length: 1.5mm
    Needling intensity: redness, fair bit of blood
    Needled areas: temples only
    Needling side effects: redness for 2days, flaking after a week
    Using minoxidil: no
    On minoxidil since: not yet/ thinking about adding it
    Using other treatments at the same time: massage
    Witnessing regrowth: yes, did so in the past
    Regrowth since: 2013
    Pattern of regrowth: Vellus and terminal on the crown and temples
    Description of and satisfaction with regrowth: very pleased
    Photos showing own progress or lack thereof: -



    Naked survey for others to fill out:

    Current date: [for reference for the dates to be provided below and for survey updates in the future, please specify current date as dd/mm/yy]
    Nickname:
    Age:
    Hairloss started at:
    Current Norwood:
    Balding pattern: [diffuse, receding or both]
    Affected areas: [frontal hairline/crown/vertex/temples/[Norwood area]]
    Treatment history:
    • [treatment1] since [month/year] until [month/year]
    • [treatment2] since [month/year] until [month/year]
    • and so on
    Needling since: [specify date or month/year]
    Needling until: ["still needling"; otherwise specify date or month/year in case you stopped]
    Not needling anymore because: [please specify reason in case you are no longer needling]
    Needling frequency (average): [daily/weekly/biweekly etc.]
    Needling, total number of sessions:
    Needling device: [roller/stamp/pen and brand]
    Needling depth/needle length: [specify mm]
    Needling intensity: [no redness / mild redness / redness / drawing few drops of blood / drawing lots of blood]
    Needled areas: [please specify]
    Needling side effects: [please specify, e.g. redness for X days, flaking after Y days, etc.]
    Using minoxidil: [yes/no]
    On minoxidil since: [specify date, so people can figure out if you started with rolling, before, or added only later]
    Using other treatments at the same time: [please specify]
    Witnessing regrowth: [yes/no]
    Regrowth since: [please specify as month/year or from start of needling, in weeks and/or months]
    Pattern of regrowth: [please describe, i.e. only vellus or also terminal and in which areas]
    Description of and satisfaction with regrowth: [please describe. you may assign points on a scale from -5 to +5 or use words]
    Photos showing own progress or lack thereof: [OPTIONAL, but preferred: please add photos, preferrably with timestamp directly on photo]



    Once again, thanks everyone! I will update this thread as I get more data! Members who want to fill it out themselves can post here as well. To keep all info in one place I will then copy-paste their data into this post.


    PS:

    The list of other people I contacted or who I know are or have been doing dermarolling:
    @2young2retire
    @MyThinningConfidence
    @Dooz
    @Longway886
    @FCKW36
    @cuprous
    @Francky85
    @sportsguy97
    @Jk1
    @kiwi666
    @MinervaCGI

    Especially the first two on this list are known to have been successful. Would be cool if they could also chip in!
     
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  2. Bill_Russo

    Bill_Russo Experienced Member My Regimen

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    Great work, man!
     
  3. benjt2

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    Update: Added @74775446 and @JJL58 to the initial post.

    Thanks once again to everyone who contributed!

    Even if we don't have all posters' photos in here, at least the names can be used by others to search for these posters' results. Will add the names of other posters who responded well or whom I contacted about the survey so we have a sort of "catalogue" of people trying this.
     
  4. Me Vs DiffuseThinning

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    Current date: 28/01/2019
    Nickname: Me vs DiffuseThinning
    Age: 25
    Hairloss started at: 17
    Current Norwood: 2
    Balding pattern: Diffuse and receding.
    Affected areas: All of the Norwood 5 area
    Treatment history:
    • Finasteride since May 2018
    • Minoxidil since May 2018
    • Nizoral 2% since May 2018
    Needling since: May 2018
    Needling until: Still needling
    Needling frequency (average): Weekly
    Needling, total number of sessions: About 30
    Needling device: Roller
    Needling depth/needle length: 1.5mm mostly, rarely 2mm
    Needling intensity: medium intensity, rarely high intensity
    Needled areas: Norwood 5 area
    Needling side effects: Flaking, throbbing sensation on scalp, burning
    Using minoxidil: Yes
    On minoxidil since: May 2018
    Using other treatments at the same time: Big Three
    Witnessing regrowth: Yes
    Regrowth since: Second month
    Pattern of regrowth: Vellus and terminal, but mostly thickness of existing hair
    Description of and satisfaction with regrowth: Lots of growth in mid-scalp and front, but crown only starting to make progress in the 8th month.
    Photos showing own progress or lack thereof: Had photos on here but took them because someone IRL found me, and then I had some privacy concerns.
     
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    Great work. I thought of compiling similar results - though glad to see someone did all the legwork :) Here's mine from the large thread:
     
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    I’m thinking of mixing my minoxidil solutions, I use Morr-F 5% with Topical finasteride, however I see MinoxidilMax has a 10% solution with Azelic Acid I would like to use. Wondering what would happen if I mixed the 10% and 5% soulutuons if anyone can help ?
     
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    Hi guys,

    the forum says I cannot save posts with more than 20,000 characters so I need to start a new one for the next few contributors:


    @overpourgoodfortune

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    Current date: 1/28/2019
    Nickname: overpourgoodfortune
    Age: 38
    Hairloss started at: mid 20’s?
    Current Norwood: Type 4 or 5 I think?
    Balding pattern: Both
    Affected areas: Temple area / Crown / Vertex
    Treatment history: Previously used Minoxidil for around 2 years. Experienced no re-growth, though I seemed to at least maintain or loss was very slow during. Went off it for ~6 months and began to thin even more. Decided to go on Finasteride (Dec 10) and found this needling thread a week into that prescription (Dec 18). Decided to go off finasteride after one month of use (Jan 10) and purely do needling + minoxidil instead. That should be a disclaimer for any early results – it could be finasteride at work.
    Needling since: December 18, 2018
    Needling until: 6m to 1yr and will judge thereafter based on results
    Needling frequency: Once, every other week as of this update, though intend to do every 7 to 10 days going forward. Christmas + a Vacation interrupted my ability/desire to needle weekly.
    Needling, total number of sessions: 3
    Needling device: TBPHP Dermapen from Amazon.ca
    Needling depth/needle length: 1.5 to 2.0MM (start session with 1.5 and finish with 2.0mm)
    Needling intensity: Multiple passes until mild redness. Not a lot of pressure, enough to feel like I'm making consistent contact.
    Needled areas: Entire top of head / all thinning areas
    Needling side effects: Redness / Tenderness for ~48 hours. Flaking starts around days 4/5 and continues into 7 days after or so.
    Using minoxidil: Yes
    On minoxidil since: One week before needling (Dec. 10/2018)
    Using other treatments at the same time: (edit: Nizoral too) Vitamin D, Biotin. finasteride was used during first 4 weeks of needling though now ceased.
    Witnessing regrowth: YES
    Regrowth since: 5 weeks after needling
    Pattern of regrowth: Vellus hairs on temples near hairline at this point.
    Description of and satisfaction with regrowth: So far so good. Nothing obvious outside of closeups though. Definitely thinned out initially and experienced a shed around week 2 through 5 and hair looked noticeably thinner. What hair remained seemed to be healthier/happier or stronger if you will though by week 5 though.
    Photos showing own progress or lack thereof:

    First off my baseline photos:

    View attachment 110717 View attachment 110718

    Here are some week 6 shots of my temples which I found interesting. Note: I don't have any good Day 1 comparisons of this area sadly... so I'll have to use these as comparisons in the weeks/months to come and you'll just have to take my word for what is going on here. I'm going to use my real point/shoot camera going forward as well since the detail is 100 X than my cell phone camera.

    View attachment 110719

    (1) This stray mofo has been here for yeeears holding on to nothing. Easy for me to keep track of next to my skin blemish there. I usually shave that guy down but keep it growing sometimes when I forget. Looks silly as hell. Either way - I can tell new action is occurring due to this being the only stray random I've had to shave down for years.
    (2) This new stray mofo showed up out of nowhere which made me start looking closer at my temples.
    (3) Lots of little black hairs close to the hairline. (Edit: maybe these are simply "miniturised" hairs? Who knows, let's see in a few months. When you put a telescope to your temples - you'll find something interesting I suppose)

    Bottom line - 2 years on minoxidil previously I didn't see any of that action. Disclaimer again, could be the 4 weeks of finasteride at work before I quit. Only time will tell if needling/minoxidil helps this continue into the months ahead.

    Then there's this photo....

    View attachment 110720

    (4) I noticed lots of blonde/brown hairs showing up under different bathroom lighting while on vacation. Super hard to capture on camera, but they're all over the temples in the right lighting.

    Again, no good comparisons on those temple shots for Day 1, but this post will serve as a comparison for the future months.[/QUOTE]


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    @luen12

    Nickname: luen12
    Age: 21
    Hairloss started at: not really sure, I never actually had the perfect hairline as a child, probably noticed it around age 14/15 when I started to care about it
    Current Norwood: Norwood 2,5
    Balding pattern: mostly receding
    Affected areas: frontal hairline + temples
    Treatment history:
    • Minoxidil since 01/2017 until 04/2017 + 07/2017 until 11/2017 on hairline/temples only (after stopping in November 2017 huge shed, lost an entire scale (from Norwood 1,5-2 to Norwood 2,5-3) + telogen effluvium on the top of my head, extreme shedding ended 06/2018, since then slight recovery, but mostly vellus hair at hairline/temple)
    • Ketoconazol 2% shampoo (2-3x a week9 since 02/2018 until now
    • Finasteride since mid 10/2018 until 11/2018 (got prescription from my dermatologist, didn’t have any side effects, but I wanted to try if a less agressive approach works, because I don’t want to use it for the rest of my life)
    • 1,7ml RU 3% (ca. 50 mg) every night since 11/2018 (not really a fan of it either, but it doesn’t give me sides and I feel more comfortable with a topical approach, looking forward to replacing it with Breezula in the future)
    Needling since: mid November 2018
    Needling until: still needling
    Not needling anymore because: ---
    Needling frequency (average): every two weeks
    Needling, total number of sessions: 7
    Needling device: generic electric dermapen, switched to Derminator 2 since 7th session
    Needling depth/needle length: first 6 sessions 1,5mm, now 2mm
    Needling intensity: redness + drawing few drops of blood
    Needled areas: entire top of head (Hairline, temples, crown, vertex)
    Needling side effects: redness for 3 days, flaking after 7 days
    Using minoxidil: no, mainly because of my negative experience after stopping it
    On minoxidil since: ---
    Using other treatments at the same time: 1,7 ml of RU 3% every night (50mg) started two weeks before needling
    Witnessing regrowth: yes
    Regrowth since: End of January 2019
    Pattern of regrowth: existing vellus hair on hair line grows stronger + can feel a lot of short hair on my entire head
    Description of and satisfaction with regrowth: +2, but expecting more to come
    Photos showing own progress or lack thereof: will follow mid February



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    @CuredMouse


    Current date: 27/02/18
    Nickname: Curedmouse
    Age: 20
    Hairloss started at: 18
    Current Norwood: 2-2.5
    Balding pattern: Both
    Affected areas: frontal, sides, crown
    Treatment history:
    • Minodidil since May 2017 until current
    • Clobetasol propionate since November 2018 until current
    • Sandalore since February 2019 until current
    Needling since: January 1st, 2019
    Needling until: Still needling
    Needling frequency: Weekly
    Needling, total number of sessions: 8
    Needling device: Dr pen Ultima N2
    Needling depth/needle length: 1.5mm
    Needling intensity: Mild to moderate redness
    Needled areas: Entire scalp
    Needling side effects: Redness, increase in dandruff for 2-3 days
    Using minoxidil: Yes
    On minoxidil since: May 2017
    Using other treatments at the same time: Yes, Sandalore
    Witnessing regrowth: Yes
    Regrowth since: Undisputable regrowth after six weeks, suspected regrowth was after 3
    Pattern of regrowth: Vellus hairs mostly with tiny brown hairs I don't remeberr. Most noticable is on the sides, top looks fuller as well.
    Description of and satisfaction with regrowth: +3
    Photos showing own progress or lack thereof: Photos coming at the three month mark




    End of data gathered so far. Will add new data to this post now.




    Edit: Added @Kitedude's data to the first post.
    Added @luen12's data to this post.
    Added @CuredMouse's data to this post.
     
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    Do you still need me to copy my post over bc it looks like you got it covered on here

    altho I think you should add photos

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