Microneedling Photo Results Summary


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This thread is a compilation of results photos posted in the large microneedling thread as of Page ~391 (2019-03-04). That thread is so large and has grown so fast that results often get buried quickly and are difficult to keep track of.

One thing to point out is that I've tried to include the source of the postings where possible. Some are external to HairLosstalk forums and so keeping a record of where they came from is important. It can be quite easy for someone's regimen details to be lost - despite having good progress photos.

On the topic of regimens… everyone is generally doing a different combination of things that could influence their results. Everyone was obviously fairly enthused to see the results from @74775446 having used only a Dermaroller and a Dermapen in combination with Minoxidil. Though in the results I've compiled below you'll find people using Finasteride, Dutasteride, Essential Oils, Sandalore, Minoxidil, Needling Only, etc. Or they could be using any of the various micro needling devices like a Derma Roller with 192 pins, or 500+ pins, or a cheap Chinese Derma Pen, or an expensive Derminator pen device or a manual stamp! It can also be difficult to know the true influence needling has had if people started needling at the same time as other topicals or drugs. Unfortunately you need to take their anecdotal opinion to heart - for how much they believe needling helped their situation versus other components of their regimen. There is a fair amount of people in that thread that feel some form of needling has been a real difference maker for them - no matter what other topicals/drugs they are on.

The bottom line is - sadly the Internet community won't provide a rigid control based study with these results… but that is also an okay thing. Someone out there might be on Finasteride and not responding and want to know what other options they have. Perhaps adding Microneedling is of interest to them and therefore they want to see someone using a needling regimen along with Finasteride. Where possible I've tried to include the details of people's regimens or at least tried to include their source posting so you can follow up with them on here or the other large thread.

Note - this is not meant to replace the concerted effort done by @benjt2 in the survey thread here. That thread has a terrific, detailed survey by forum users who volunteered to provide more info on their background, regimens, response to needling so far. Consider this thread a very candid version of that. It is also not meant to replace the FAQ thread done by @Bill_Russo - which is a great resource and answers so many questions and is a place to ask more questions. I suppose if this thread is to serve any purpose it is to be a collecting point for photos as they are posted in the large microneedling thread.

If I have any information inaccurate below, just let me know - I can fix it up. If you want (your) photos removed - no problem… just let me know. Also - if I've missed your photos let me know where they're at and I can include them.

Now… to the photos!
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Whether you trust the sources of these studies or not they at least provide a scientific approach to microneedling. The Chinese study is interesting since they did a microneedling-only group which they concluded to be slightly more effective than Minoxidil alone!

Chinese Study (2017): https://www.docdroid.net/Q4cnC2V/101080-at-1476417220171376094.pdf
  • Dermapen device using a depth of 1.5mm to 2.5mm
  • Minoxidil applied immediately after wounding
  • Wounding every 2 weeks
Group 1 (Worst) - 5% Minoxodil:

Group 2 (Better) - Microneedling:

Group 3 (Best) - Microneedling combined with 5 Minoxoidil:

Indian Study (2013): https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3746236/
  • Dermaroller
  • Minoxidil twice a day (though not immediately after wounding)
  • Wounding every week
Microneedling + Minoxidil Group:

Minoxodil Only Group:

Brazilian Study (2016): https://pdfs.semanticscholar.org/ff11/7382e71455419f9baeb7fe002a5a1e361e05.pdf - added on 2019-03-26

This study did not have a large sample size (only 2 men in the study), which is odd - although they did some things different than the Chinese & Indian studies. Frequency was less (only once per month) namely.
  • Cheyenne branded tattoo apparatus set at 1.5mm depth
  • Minoxidil applied during wounding ("MMP" Technique) for Patient 1, although no drugs were used by Patient 2 (only miconeedling)
  • Wounding 1 X Monthly for a total of 3 sessions over 3 months
Patient 1 - Before / After


Patient 1 - Before / After - Closeup


Patient 2 - Before / After


Patient 2 - Before / After - Closeup

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This section is what most people aspire to and want to see to provide some hope when incorporating needling into their hair re-growth regimens. Here you have some long time needlers from outside the HairLosstalk community or some new fast responders from within the large microneedling thread. These are in no particular order. Credit goes to @nohairnolife for identifying most of these through the first 300 pages of the thread!

@74775446 (aka Numberman)

His results were originally posted to Reddit on the /r/tressless community and inspired the large microneedling thread started by @ZenHead.

Regimen details: Minoxidil 5%, Nizoral, Biotin, 2.0mm Weekly needling with Dermapen + Roller occasionally

Source: https://www.reddit.com/r/tressless/comments/9yyczs/dermroller_later_dermapen_and_minox_results/

He has also shared more details throughout the large needling thread as well in the Success Stories section here: https://www.hairlosstalk.com/interact/threads/i-have-regrown-my-hair-in-3-or-4-months.118647/

Overall Results: (~6 months timeline?)

Temples Before:

Temples After (9 months):

PrettyFly83 from baldtruthtaIk

"One of the best responders I know (Prettyfly83) had to wait more than a year to see some results. But he kept re-growing his hair almost 3 years on it and was almost a NW5-6 when he started."

Source: https://www.hairlosstalk.com/intera...inxodil-results-from-tressless.117746/page-27

Regimen Details: 1.5mm dermaroller (drew blood) once per week, Minoxidil twice per day, Zinc, Vitamin C, A, B6, Saw first results after a year



2Young2Retire is someone who needled early on back in 2014 on HairrLossTalk who had great results. A "Pioneer".

Regimen Details: 1.5mm dermaroller with 192 needles (drew blood, believes it's needed) once per week, Used Minoxidil 2X a day for first 1.5 months and then only needled thereafter (!)

Source: https://www.hairlosstalk.com/interact/threads/2young2retires-mastering-the-potential-cure-log.77390/

3 Month Results:


Hair after:

GOMI (AKA Greekguy) from HairlossGR

Regimen Details: Microneedling only (2mm Dermapen) weekly + long list of topicals (see below)

Source: https://www.hairlossgr.com/threads/wounding-dermapen-τοπικά-και-συμπληρώματα.10640/


Local use

- L'Oreal Professionnel Serioxyl Denser Hair 45ml (cell reproduction) + depakine VPA 15ml (wnt beta catenin); immediately after and every night
- Propoline ("almost complete profile of proteins" and antioxidant); 4th and 5th day after
- Revivscalp (boosts Propoline); 5th and 6th day after
- Follien (removing dead cells); 5th and 6th day after and maybe 7th
- Aloe vera + xalatan (vehicle, analagous to prostaglandin F2alpha); 4th, 5th, and 6th day after
- Snail Repair Anti-Wrinkle Gel; from 4th day onwards
- Nature's Secret Turmeric Golden Cream (anti-androgenic, anti-inflammatory, wnt); 5th and 6th day after
- Jeunesse Luminesce Cellular Rejuvenation Serum; 2ml one hour after, 1ml every 15 days


- Tamanu oil (skin regeneration and scar tissue antagonist); 4th day after
- 40ml Castor oil (pge2 agonist) + 10ml dmso (powerful solvent) + 50 drops menthol/mentha piperita (igf-1); 4 times a week from day after
- 20ml Black cumin seed oil - extra strong (pgd2 activator and hair diameter) + 10ml borage virgin oil (pge1) + 30 drops of rosemary essential oil; days 3, 4, 5, and 6
- Leontopodium alpinum (Edelweiss) extract (wnt); 3rd and 4th day after
- Vitamin E (irritation); 4th day after directly on skin

Oral supplements

- Selenium synergy (prevents thyroid problems with betadine); day of and day after
- Taurine (reduces oxidative stress and prevents fibrosis); 5g every night after and all week.
- Glycine (reverses DNA destruction); 10g every day
- Baicalin (prevents androgen receptor activation); 1g from the 3rd day after onward
- Ginkgo biloba (blood circulation); 180-200mg a day in 3 doses
- Jarrowsil (helps hair, nails, skin); daily 10 drops in water any time
- Oral castor oil (pge2, hair growth); 3 capsules daily
- Dry vitamin E (more pge2, less pgd2); 1 capsule 4th, 5th, 6th day after
- Betaglucan (immune system, wnt); 1 capsule the day of and the next two
- Olive leaf - oleuropein (wnt); 1 capsule daily
- Colostrum (igf-1, growth factors); 10g a day
- Norgesic (resets prostaglandins); 1 pill 5th and 6th day after

Results (3 months between each picture = ~9 Month Results):

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@Ludachris Batbak

Regimen Details: 1.5mm dermapen (drew blood at first) once per 10 days, Minoxidil twice per day, Saw first results within 6 months. Was non-responsive to Minoxidil prior to this needling regimen.

Source: https://www.hairlosstalk.com/intera...s-from-tressless.117746/page-197#post-1752752

"May i give some more experience from my history of hairloss. I'm 26 and started to see losing ground in 2014 ...like most uninformed people I went to the drugstore and bought Regaine(minoxidil)...but it only helps to maintain my hair or it didn't ..I don't know I still had good hair and thought minoxidil maybe does more damage than it could help me ...so I dropped it 2 years ago...after that I got very hard shedding and I losing ground until sommer... original hairline is still there but I still had heavy sheed and my headskin was visible from every angle...

So I shaved my head because I thought I can live with it...but I couldn't..and started to search in the internet and landed on the dermaroller thread here..

So the point of the story is, my hair is now good as years ago...and without dermaroller it would not be that successful. Minoxidil alone only helped to maintain for me and didn't not thicken up hair dermaroller + minoxidil ( in my opinion)

~5 Month Results:


Regimen Details: 1.5mm Dermapen (Derminator) once per week, Minoxidil once per day, Saw first results within 1 month

Source: https://www.hairlosstalk.com/intera...s-from-tressless.117746/page-236#post-1756900

"New update. Check out fellas. It's been officially 1 month and 20 days since I started Derminator 1.5mm (once weekly) + minoxidil 1x daily. Same lighting, same position in my room, same time of day pictures taken:"

Side of head results: https://www.hairlosstalk.com/intera...s-from-tressless.117746/page-360#post-1770934

~2 month Results:


Regimen Details: 2.5mm dermaroller (blood for the blood god) once per week, Minoxidil, Dutasteride, caffeine, eucalyptus once per week, after dermaroller, Saw first results as early as 3 months

Source1: https://www.hairlosstalk.com/intera...s-from-tressless.117746/page-367#post-1772372
Source2: https://www.hairlosstalk.com/intera...s-from-tressless.117746/page-414#post-1782170

6 Months Results:


A Casual Before/After:



Regimen Details: 6 months Big 3 (Finasteride, Minoxidil, Nizoral), Biotin vitamins, 3 months Dermarolling (light) 1.5mm ~1x/week

Source: https://www.hairlosstalk.com/intera...s-from-tressless.117746/page-379#post-1774375

Been lurking this thread for some time. Thanks to all who have contributed their experiences good and bad.

Started fighting male pattern baldness in june 2018. Was inspired by threads like these. I had just let myself be defeated once I started going bald at 23, almost 10 years ago.

I'm almost 9 months in, and I have been dermarolling (1.5mm) for about 6 months, although my rolling was fairly light and infrequent. Only drew blood a few times here and there and was only rolling 2-3 times a month. Definitely wasn't wounding like I could have. I was seeing gains with just the big 3 before introducing rolling and was continuing to see gains so I didn't want to press my luck.

Here's my 6/7 month progress photos:

(edit, can't post link bcuz new member or something?)

I'm still seeing new growth at a pretty steady rate, but I gotta say the results people are getting from a more intense microneedle / wounding regimen has inspired me once again. I ordered a Dr Pen from Amazon which will arrive tomorrow.

My new microneedle regimen will be as follows: 1.5/2mm once a week (aiming for moderate wounding, don't want a bloody mess.), with 0.25 or 0.5mm every other day with no deep wounding.

I am convinced that the wounding is necessary for new hair growth, and gives the minoxidil a boost in some way (or vice versa). And I believe the light microneedling may trigger some natural body response to heal / increase blood flow to area and open up holes for better minoxidil absorption. Just my bro-science-esque best guesses though, I don't have any real studies to back any of that up.

This is my first post at HairLossTalk.com, but i plan on continuing to lurk and excited to post some more pics in a few months.

~6/7 months Results:

9 Months Results Update


In the past month since getting my A6, I've had some of my best gains to date. Maybe the best month. I'm no longer shaving my head down to nothing. I have a NW2/3 pattern that is filling in, and I started from a NW6/7 just over 9 months ago.

Hair length on top is reaching new heights as well. Still pretty diffuse in that pattern, but it's definitely getting thicker.

The crown is doing very well. My hair around it is pretty thick and the crown is not as thick as the rest yet, so you can still see that there is some thinning there. That gap is closing quickly though, especially as I can grow it out a bit longer.

I roll at 1.75mm on fastest speed setting, latest one was with 30 needle Dr Pen A6. I get a little pain but nothing I can't handle. Mostly redness with some blood on the front.

I roll immediately after showering and apply minoxidil immediately after rolling

9 Month Photo Source: https://www.hairlosstalk.com/intera...s-from-tressless.117746/page-412#post-1781744

1 month, 3 month and then 9 month photos:


MyThinningConfidence is one of the best examples of what microneedling alone can do. He has a multitude of postings on HairLossTalk and also on Reddit's /r/tressless community if you wish to follow his entire story.

Regimen Details: 1.5mm dermaroller once per week, Nizoral once per week, Zinc pyrithione and scalp massage for 5 minutes once per day, Saw first results within 6 months, also now added 1.25mg finasteride once per day. He has seperated his pre-finasteride results on his Success Stories thread as well.

Source: https://www.hairlosstalk.com/intera...inxodil-results-from-tressless.117746/page-55

"Here are my results derma rolling for anyone curious, I didn't use minoxidil either. I have been on finasteride for 2 months now but that was to just help keep and expand on my gains. I regrow a decent amount before finasteride, most of the regrowth is from scalp massages, 1.5mm rolling and zinc pyrith + nizoral. My hairline still needs a good amount of regrowing but based on vellus hair it should cap out at NW2 in 6-12 months. I'm coming from a NW4.5 and currently I'm about NW4-3.5 although with some restored density. It's surprising how many people dismiss microneedling as bullshit since it just doesn't work for them"

Good Summary on Tressless:

Success Stories thread: https://www.hairlosstalk.com/intera...or-finasteride-mechanical-stimulation.116396/

~5 month Results:



After 5 months:

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/u/MussNuss via Reddit.com/r/Tressless

Regimen Details: 1.5mm dermapen once per week, Minoxidil (on non-dermapen days) twice per day, Vitamin E oil, coconut oil, peppermint oil

Source: https://www.reddit.com/r/tressless/comments/acmbd4/3_months_of_dermarolling_and_minoxidil/

"So I'm 36 and have been losing my hair since my 20's. I started on Kirkland Minoxidil 5% and Nizoral shampoo about 5 years ago when I noticed my shiny spot getting bigger in pictures. It seemed to work for keeping what I had but I didn't notice much if any regrowth.

I bought 2 derma rollers at the end of September: a 1mm and a 1.5mm after reading the studies. I used the 1mm for the first month until I got the courage to switch to the 1.5mm (It f*****g hurts!). I roll once a week, usually before bed, and apply a vitamin E oil, a little coconut oil, and lately peppermint oil. I don't use Minoxidil for 12-24 hours afterwards.

Pretty much everyone has commented on the difference and I've been shocked at the results so far. There are baby hairs all over my head that just keep getting darker and darker. I'm hoping to have all my hair back within the next 9 months. Fingers crossed!"

~3 Month Results:

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Chen is a long time needler that came out of the shadows into the large microneedling thread. He has been rolling for a couple years to achieve these results. He is now on finasteride to maintain results, though did achieve the majority of results in these photos from rolling + minoxidil!

Regimen Details: 1mm Dermaroller twice per day, Minoxidil once per day(?), now on Finasteride though saw results prior to its use

Source: https://www.hairlosstalk.com/intera...s-from-tressless.117746/page-350#post-1769927

yes 2 every day. I put minoxidil twice a day. before I use dermaroller and i finish i put minoxidil now.
last year if i dont put twice a day no more 10 days.
I start with 1.0 mm. the more cheap dermaroller that you can buy in all place.
Now i go to doctor and the say to use finasterida too. I'm using for 1 year no more.

I started the treatment with minoxidil only for a maximum of 6 months beginning of 2017. After I went into the study of baldness I added dermaroller 1 time per day. After I felt the body adapt I started to do it 2 times a day. my treatment is:
dermaroller for 5 minutes, medium strength and no bleeding.
after, I apply minoxidil.
today includes scalp massages for a few minutes in the morning, afternoon and evening.
use finasteride and dietary supplement.
I'm using google translator

Use finasteride at 1 year on the advice of your doctor.
but my hair grew without finasteride.
use since finasteride decreases the fall.
minoxidil and dermaroller help to grow hair.
finasteride decreases the fall so one complements the other
This treatment takes 10 minutes each session, total 20 minutes a day.
minoxidil should stay in the hair for 24 hours. I always shoot when I take a shower to put it on again

as you know, baldness is permanent.
but this treatment I can take for a lifetime.
I hope in 3 years to recover the entries they are much harder to grow, I think they only grow when the back grows.The front line already appeared at 1 year, but grew almost nothing. But hair has filled up and today I see more new hair growing in the front so I have expected that in 3 years I would be Norwood 0

~2 year results:

/u/hairhairhair2018 via Reddit.com/r/tressless (added 2019-03-07)

Regimen Details: Big 3 (finasteride, Min + Nizoral) for 14 months. Needling Since August 2018 (~6 months), Needling every week (no minoxidil for 24H after) - only lightly and rarely see blood. Use a Dermaroller with 192 needles

Source: https://www.reddit.com/r/tressless/comments/axn0u4/big_3_microneedling_14_months_update/

14 Month Results (8 on Big 3, and last 6 incorporated needling):
Side Before/After:

December 2017 (BIG 3 Start - finasteride, Min, Nizoral):

August 2018 (Started Microneedling):

March 2019 (~6 Months into Needling):
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Here is a collection of results photos posted by HairLossTalk members from the main large thread who have been kind enough to share their progress (or sometimes lack thereof, but still valuable to undertsand how everyone responds, especially early on). Some are making progress albeit not as significant yet as the top responders documented thus far. Hopefully over the course of the year we will see advancements from these members! Thanks to everyone sharing - whether visible progress yet or not.


Regimen Details: 1.75/2mm depth w/ Dermapen ~weekly. Lipogaine brand Minoxidil 1X per day at night, Rosemary Oil 1X per day AM. Minoxidil user for 10+ years

Source: https://www.hairlosstalk.com/intera...s-from-tressless.117746/page-143#post-1745623

2 Months:

I've been doing this since the start of thread .Bizarrely read another article regarding derma pens and ended up purchasing the same derma pen as the op before I stumbled across this thread right at the start! ( it was a sign :) Anyway! so 2 months in not to much to report on 8/9 sessions at 1.75mm recently gone to 2mm. Using lipogaine min and rosemary oil. One of the reasons I jumped on this is because I had PRP done and my shedding stopped for a solid a week after. I thought maybe it was due the trauma from the injections and after reading up about it came across derma rollers/ derma pens etc. Also been on Min for 10 years! I think my forelock has improved since derma but crown still has a way to go. Lighting is a little dodgey also red as day after dermapen but will keep you updated. Thanks to the OP for all his input and sharing this with us

3 Months: 3 month update just before my 12 session, not much change also took photo before rather than after the session as my red scalp can make any results deceiving as it lessens contrast.

Recap on my regime:

-Weekly 1.75mm dermapen (every 7 days)
-Lipogaine Minoxidil once a day PM
-Weleda Rosemary Hair Oil once a day AM (may add sandalore to it)

My Trinov preorder from way back has just arrived wanted to add that but will hold off for another couple months as really want this to work! Not sure if Trinov has an expiry date though as its all in Italian!
Should add I get flaking in frontal vertex but have yet to get any in crown

3 Month Results:


Regimen Details: "Dermarolling"

Source: https://www.hairlosstalk.com/intera...s-from-tressless.117746/page-180#post-1750638

I have been dermarolling for about 2 months now following the procedures from Dhurat et al. Here are my pics:


I am not sure how much of my progress is due to normal growth and how much due to dermarolling. I had to shave my hair because of an accident. I hadn't realized how much of my hair had miniaturized until then. My doctor suspects it might be a combination of Androgenic Alopecia and Telogen Effluvium.

The first picture has a lot of toppik in it. But if you zoom in on the later pictures you can see very small but thick hair growing. I don't know whether they will grow to full length as of now.

2 Month Results:

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Regimen Details: Rogaine & Lipogaine brand Minoxidil (2X Daily), Nizoral, Dermapen needling 1.55mm depth every ~10 days, Scalp Massage 10min Daily, Essential Oils Daily (Cocunut, Castor, Rosemary, Peppermint), 1 Biotin Capsule Daily

Source: https://www.hairlosstalk.com/intera...s-from-tressless.117746/page-161#post-1747702

Gotten massive thickening on some areas. When I look back at a photo I took one month after I started needling, there is an area on the front of my my scalp that was basically super thin. Now I looked at a photo I took today and it's super thick and dark and that's just one area. There is clear progress.

Top left picture (dry hair) from november 11, one month after my first needling session. Top right (oily hair) and bottom picture (dry hair) are from today. Obviously different lighting and hair length on both of these, but still. Look at the top front and top right. What do you think?

3 Month Results:


Regimen Details: 2mm Derma needle 1X weekly, (started Jan 12), Morr-F (Started Oct 21st) , Vitamins, L-Carnitine

Source: https://www.hairlosstalk.com/intera...s-from-tressless.117746/page-376#post-1773748

"Here's my results.

morr-f, 2mm needle once a week

Started on Oct 21st with Morr-f - added the needling around 12 Jan.

On l-carnitine too."

~3 (?) month Results:

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Regimen Details: unknown - can you provide @Scootz?

Source: https://www.hairlosstalk.com/intera...s-from-tressless.117746/page-384#post-1775676

Little patch of hair at the hairline bottom pic is 1 month and top pic is 2.5 months. The arrow is pointing to a little red mole I have and the circles are the same hairs in the pics. Noticed tiny little hairs sprouting at around a month. Looks like some of those tiny hairs have grown out and more are sprouting

Hairline Activity Results:
  • Bottom Pic @ 1 month
  • Top Pic @ 2.5 months

@Longway886 - 3 Month Crown Results Added 2019-03-10

Regimen Details: 2mm Dermapen 1X Week, Minoxidil + Sandalore. Minoxidil user for years previously with no results prior to needling.

Source: https://www.hairlosstalk.com/intera...s-from-tressless.117746/page-363#post-1771630

I wasn't going to post any updates but I feel I owe it to this thread. Slightly different light but both pics are in light with the flash on, picture quality not great either. 11 weeks in needling 2mm every 7-10 days, pressing firm until slight blood, minoxidil straight after and minoxidil morning and night everyday, sandalor whenever i remember in vanicream and scalp massages whenever I remember

Edit - I used minoxidil on and off for years with no results before needling This is definitely helping me and my hair is getting stronger and thicker everyday

3 Month Source: https://www.hairlosstalk.com/intera...s-from-tressless.117746/page-402#post-1778617

Quick crown update from me
Regime- derma pen every 7-10 days with 2mm, minoxidil twice a day, scalp massages and sandolor sometimes
I believe you need to go hard to get the best results and that is what i'm doing now, I'm drawing blood
I have no question this is working for me now, i can see clear progress, the crown is slower but I can see something
This is 3 month in
The first picture is with an iphone 7 and second with iphone 5 so quality is different, both taken under light with flash on to try keep it the same

~6 & 11 weeks Results:

6 Weeks Comparison:

11 Weeks Comparison:

~3 Month Crown Results:

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Regimen Details: Derminator needling @ 1.5mm weekly. Minoxidil, H&W Topical Finasteride, Stemoxy, Orindary Hair Serum w/ Caffeine, Nizoral 2X week, Miconazole Nitrate other days. Finasteride User for 8+ Years (Switched from Oral to Topical ~18 months ago).

Source: https://www.hairlosstalk.com/intera...s-from-tressless.117746/page-100#post-1741420

"My progress so far - i've been using a derminator and a 12 needle cartridge (new cartridge each session) at 1.5mm once a week for ~15mins. I use min, h&w topical finasteride, stemoxy, ordinary hair serum (makes my hair look better and has caffeine in it, why not) 1x day except needling days, ketoconazole ~2 a week, miconazole nitrate the other days. I've been using finasteride and min for 8+yrs (switched from oral to topical finasteride about 18months ago, accompanied by a huge initial shed) so I haven't seen regrowth in a long time.

The hairline pics are the day after my 3rd session (2 nov) vs the day after my 8th session (9 dec), both taken with flash.The crown pics are taken after rolling, numbered by weekly session. 2nd session - 8th session.

My hair is longer in the later crown pics and the first 2 pics are from a different angle with stronger lighting. The lighting from week 4-8 is as consistent as I can get it."

~2 Month Results:

Hairline after 3rd week:

Hairline after 8th week:

Overall Crown:


Regimen Details: Dermapen 2.00mm Weekly, Dutasteride (last ~3 months), Finasteride for 1 year before that, Minoxidil with 1ml Sandalore per 60ml bottle 1X a day in PM

Source: https://www.hairlosstalk.com/intera...s-from-tressless.117746/page-125#post-1744054

"I started using a dermapen 2.0mm on 25.10.2018, so creeping up on 2 months now. I feel like my hair has gotten a lot thicker (though it's obviously longer as well), and today I could swear I saw some vellus growing in my left temple.

Overall, the last month I have not been that bothered by my hair loss anymore and even if it maintains as it is now I would be pretty happy.

Note that I'm also on dutasteride since a few months, and finasteride for a year before that. Minoxidil with 1ml sandalore per 60ml bottle once a day in the evening.

2.0mm dermapen once a week for about 15 minutes, redness lasts for 2 days with some mild blood spots sometimes. I use local numbing cream to make pressing harder a bit easier. I've been taking monthly pictures since 1.9.2018 so when I get more results I can make an album"

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Regimen Details: 1.5 to 1.75mm Dermapen Needling every ~10 days, 5% Minoxidil Foam 2X Daily, Biotin, Vitamin D3, Vitamin K2. Finasteride was used in first month (1mg every M/W/F) though ceased thereafter.

Source: https://www.hairlosstalk.com/intera...s-from-tressless.117746/page-354#post-1770308

~2 Month Results:

3 Month Progress Update: (added 2019-03-20)

Source: https://www.hairlosstalk.com/intera...s-from-tressless.117746/page-412#post-1781727

@Me Vs DiffuseThinning

Regimen Details: Finasteride (1.25mg daily), Nizoral (2% Every other Day), Minoxidil (5% Liquid 2X Daily), Dermarolling 1.5mm 2X Week - 1X Rough, 1X Soft)

Source: https://www.hairlosstalk.com/intera...s-from-tressless.117746/page-107#post-1741963

~4 Month Results:

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Regimen Details: Dermapen 1.5mm weekly, Panasonic EH-HE99 Head Massage Tool 2X Daily, Minoxidil 2X Daily

Source: https://www.hairlosstalk.com/intera...ts-from-tressless.117746/page-77#post-1738094

"This is the results I've gotten with microneedling with dermapen and head massage with a massage tool.
Since the 'after' pic I've also started using minoxidil twice a day to hopefully improve it further (I had used it previously earlier in the year for a very brief period, I stopped after reading wesconsi/khalilyousifs experimentation with seti and was planning on doing that, but never followed through)"

"panasonic EH-HE99 for head massage twice daily and Ultima A6 Dr.Pen Derma Pen at 1.5mm once a week. I've been doing this for probably 3 months or so, adding minoxidil 2x daily and buzzed my head again last night to 1/8" (shorter than in the pictures I posted) as I find it helpful when putting the liquid on."

~1 Month Results (needling + massage... minoxidil not started until after these photos!):

Before - 15/10/18 buzzed to #2 with clippers:

After - 12/11/18 buzzed to #2 with clippers:


Regimen Details: Finasteride 1mg daily, Minoxidil 5% 1-2 a day, Dermastamping 1.5mm 2-3X a week

Source: https://www.hairlosstalk.com/intera...lts-from-tressless.117746/page-3#post-1722402

"I can vouch for Dermarolling and minoxidil. After 2 years of using only Minoxidil and 3 years of Propecia adding Dermarolling in gave me some subtle but nice improvements."

3 Month Results:


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Regimen Details: Finasteride, Minoxidil, Dermaroller & Dermapen 1.5mm weekly- believe most regrowth is due to minoxidil + Needling

Source: https://www.hairlosstalk.com/intera...ts-from-tressless.117746/page-24#post-1728880

"Figured I'd share these pics with you guys. This is from earlier this year end of Janury to end of May on finasteride, minoxidil, and dermarolling. First two pics are from January. First is wet hair second is dry. Up until this point I'd only been using finasteride for about 9 months. Maintained very well but got very little regrowth. End of January(when these pics were taken) is when I added minoxidil. Started dermarolling about a month later, every week 1.5 mm with a Dr. Pen. Didn't apply minoxidil for 24 hours after. The last two pics are end of May. Third pic is wet and last is dry. Def made huge gains primarily from minoxidil and dermarolling"

~4 month Results since adding minoxidil+Needling to previous Finasteride regimen:

BEFORE January 2018 - Wet:

AFTER May 2018 - Wet:

BEFORE January 2018 - Dry:

AFTER May 2018 - Dry:


Regimen Details: 1.5mm Dermaroller weekly, 1.5ml Minoxidil 2X Daily (avoid needling days)

Source: https://www.hairlosstalk.com/intera...s-from-tressless.117746/page-292#post-1761555

Long time lurker here (have read every page of this topic) and just wanted to show my results and experience.


I first noticed hairloss (vertex) when i was 18, so i start looking for treatments and at the age of 19/20 i started with oral finasteride. i guess the first two years i got some regrowth/maintance, but eventually it was slowley getting worse. I also had some sexual sides so i decided to stop taking it (2018-09-25). Around the same time i came across this forum and decided to start microneedling + minoxidil + nizoral ( 2018-10-18).


I started with a 0.5 dermaroller once a week, the first session was with mild pressure, the other sessions where with a lot of pressure (not painful, no blood, full scalp).

Applying minoxidil 1ml twice per day (execpt on needling days).
After 4 sessions i upgraded to a 1.5 dermaroller and also started applying minoxidil (1.5 ml) on needling days. The first session was with mild pressure (not painful, no blood, full scalp). I slowly started to increase the pressure, after the third session my scalp was full of blood spots and little wounds it was very painfull, it nearly took a week to recover, so i decided to skip a week of needling.
In my current regime i am vary the pressure weekly and i am also using the dermaroller as a stamp. i am Considering to switch to a dermastamp, because it takes me like 30 min to do a full session with a roller.
Here are my pictures, i know the lightning is not great, and the angle is not exactly the same, but i think there is a little regrowth. I make a lot of pictures and videos, so i do have a lot more.
(white dots on the right picture are minoxidil flakes)

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Regimen Details: 1.5mm microneedling, Minoxidil 2X a week (including the day of needling, 5-6hrs later), Other days apply Essential Oil mixture of Olive/Rosemary/Castor in 5-1-1 proportion

Source 1: https://www.hairlosstalk.com/intera...s-from-tressless.117746/page-127#post-1744144

My vellus hair now (on the right) compared to 2 weeks ago:
The number of hairs definitely increased, but still nothing to write home about. It's been 5 weeks so far, so I am obviously not expecting anything dramatic, just documenting progress.

One thing for sure - the vellus hair keeps growing, despite remaining very thin and invisible under normal lighting. The ones that are 2 - 3 mm in the old picture are now over 5mm. I am basically waiting for them to start thickening.

Source 2: https://www.hairlosstalk.com/intera...s-from-tressless.117746/page-134#post-1744668

I am excited - my temples have been completely bald for at least 10 years, and I just counted - there are 11 hairs growing on my left temple and 5 or 6 on my right one. They are completely transparent and vary in length from 3 to about 8 mm. And they aren't even close to my hairline, just popping up in random spots. Something is definitely going on, and it has only been 5 weeks. Hopefully they will turn terminal and be joined by new hair overtime. I microneedle with 1.5 mm needles once a week and apply minoxidil twice a week, including the day of microneedling, 5 - 6 hours after. The rest of the days I apply a mixture of olive - rosemary - castor oil in a 5 - 1 - 1 proportion, which is probably not doing much, but I will continue anyway.

5 Week Results - Hairline activity:

Before/After 5 weeks:
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Regimen Details: Minoxidil and RU for 4+ years, Dermapen 1.5mm weekly

Source: https://www.hairlosstalk.com/intera...s-from-tressless.117746/page-389#post-1776210

I'm on minoxidil and RU since more than 4 years.
Dermapen 1.5 mm once a week.
I don't think there is any improvement yet but maybe in 2 or 3 months.

2 Month Results:

1 month:

2 months:

@baldman329 - added 2019-03-10

Regimen: Minoxidil 2X Daily, Ultima A6 Pen 1.5mm once every 2 weeks and 0.5mm on Sunday/Tuesday during the off-week. Previously had used Finasteride and Minoxidil for a year and didn't get results!

Source: https://www.hairlosstalk.com/intera...s-from-tressless.117746/page-401#post-1778577

Hey everyone,

I'm about six or seven week into microneedling (+minoxidil 2x/day). Like I mentioned before, I used minoxidil and finasteride(1 year) in the past and didn't get any results. I am using the A6 12Needle Pen performing 1.5mm needling once every two weeks. I also incorporated .5mm needling on the sunday and tuesday during the off-week. I am definitely seeing some regrowth. I been tracking my left temple throughout the process

I started with once a week and thought it was too intensive according to the forum.

~7 week Hairline/Temple Results:



@jccj (added 2019-03-20)

Regimen: Finasteride, Minoxidil, 1.5mm Dermaroller (moderate pressure, 1X Weekly), Sandalore

Source: https://www.hairlosstalk.com/intera...s-from-tressless.117746/page-410#post-1781048

I'm definitely seeing some positive results. Can't wait for Dr. Pen to come in. Top pic was around 2 months ago...bottom today.

(Using) A 1.5 mm dermaroller... moderate pressure 1x weekly and there has been a couple times I lightly rolled a few days after. Also minoxidil with sandalore but my gut tells me the rolling is main catalyst.

2 Month Progress on Crown:

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Regimen: 1.5mm Dermaroller every 2-4 weeks, Scalp Massages, Wooden Anti-Cellulite Brush to remove scalp tension and improve flexibility, No Minoxidil

Source: https://www.hairlosstalk.com/intera...s-from-tressless.117746/page-409#post-1780829

my hairloss has pretty much stopped and my weak spots are thicker and my scalp is healthier, and flexible, i dont feel scalp inflamation and tension/tightness anymore.

My crown is filling in at the slowest rate but all the front of my head and my hairline is most likely going to be completely recovered at some point. no shed, only thicker hairs and extremely small new hairs sroupting and becoming thicker and thicker from the root with time.

I recommend adding minoxidil if the person if too bald or want faster results.

3 Month Crown Results:


After 3 months:

@LowHairLine - added 2019-03-20

Regimen: From 2 month start - Dr. Pen A6 / Derminator 2 = weekly @1.5mm, MINOXIDIL = 2x daily 1mL @5%, NIZORAL = 2-3x / week @2%, Added after 1st month: Topical Liposomal FINASTERIDE = daily 1mL @ 0.5%; SUPPLEMENTS = Biotin, B12, Omega, D3 & K2; some other Topicals (aka SNAKE OIL...);

Source: https://www.hairlosstalk.com/intera...s-from-tressless.117746/page-408#post-1780548

2 Month Progress & Summary:

Shed / below baseline;

DENSITY = still slightly below baseline;
NO cosmetically relevant results (therefore B/A pics irrelevant);

NEW VELUS @ Temples:

- were slick bald before like lower-right area in pic (I know cause scrutinizing them closely many years now);
- Velus barely visible / NOT cosmetically relevant: dedicated lighting and viewpoint necessary for pic;
- "before" shot not relevant due to above;


SKIN = Rejuvinated:

- unexpectedly early & obvious needling "side effect" (!);
- Skin Pores = dramatically smaller:
- compare NON-Needled pores on bottom Vs Needled ones near hairline on Pic below;
- Wrinkles = substantially reduced;
- Skin Tone = younger looking / pinkish;
- needling greatly overpowers any MINOXIDIL ageing effects;
- introduced full face needling due to these (unplanned) results;



- probably just the shed 1st month hair regrowing;
- all the same length @ approx. 7mm:

visible on photo cause "pointing left", while the older long hair is being held to the Right:


FLAKING = disappeared after switching from PEN to DERMINATOR (!)
SIDES = noticed only when applying topicals immediately after needling - now waiting at least 4, better 6 hours;

@Tinkwetax - added 2019-03-20

Regimen: Finasteride, Minoxidil & Derma roller. finasteride/minoxidil started ~ 4.5months ago and Dermarolling started at 3.5months ago

Source: https://www.hairlosstalk.com/intera...s-from-tressless.117746/page-412#post-1781735

My 4.5 results with dermarolling, finastride + minoxidil. I can't say for sure which one is working best but together they're doing wonders for my hair.

I started rolling one month after I began using finasteride/min.

4.5 month Hairline Progress:

Left Side:

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Here is a collection of results photos sourced from other areas of the Internet. Primary Reddit's /r/Tressless community, but also YouTube too.

/u/nim007sum via REDDIT.com/r/tressless

Regimen Details: Minoxidil 5% Foam 2X Daily, Used 1mm Roller for 1 month every week then switched to 2mm Dermapen weekly, No minoxidil for 24H, Pumpkin Seed Oil, Nizoral 2-3 per week

Source: https://www.reddit.com/r/tressless/...ler_later_dermapen_and_minox_results/eajbt6j/

"So today I buzzed my head to a 9mm on top. I had done the same on 04/09/2018 (almost two months into using only 5% min twice daily), and on 08/09/2018 (almost 3 weeks before starting dermarolling with 1mm roller), and then today (almost 3 months of microneedling, 1 month at 1mm using a roller almost everyday, then 2 months using a pen with 2mm every week).I continue to use min throughout, but avoid using within 24 hrs of microneedling. I have added pumpkin seed oil for topical application, and use nizoral 2-3 times a week.I think the lighting is very similar, but I had to crop out the regions from older pics to match the head size for a fair comparison.I feel I still have a lot less density on top(vertex), but has the density increased in other parts of the head? If so, I am assuming it would increase a little more where I could still see my scalp."https://imgur.com/a/HkgDBPw

~7 Month Total with Minoxidil, ~3 Months Results since Needling:

/u/LOGIC1841 via REDDIT.com/r/tressless

Regimen Details: Finasteride, Minoxidil, Dermapen- 1.5mm once a week or 2 weeks. .5 around 3 times a week. Inversion table 10 to 20 minutes a day. Scalp brush 2 or 3 times a week. 5 to 10 mins.

3 Month Progress Source: https://www.reddit.com/r/tressless/comments/a3l105/3_months_of_microneedling_has_really_helped_my/

4 Month Progress Source: https://www.reddit.com/r/tressless/comments/9yxcrv/what_do_you_think_of_my_4_month_results/

4.5 Month Results:


AFTER - 4.5 Months:

/U/HAIRLOSSBLOWS via Reddit.com/r/Tressless

Regimen Details: Minoxidil 5% 1X Daily, Nizoral 2-3X Week, Regenpure other days, Needling @ 1.7mm on hairline/temples and 2.0mm on crown every 7-10 days. Started minoxidil @ Same time as needling

Source: https://www.reddit.com/r/tressless/comments/avzmc8/23_months_on_minmicroneedling_pic_in_comments/

The photos are roughly three months apart, both taken with wet hair, hair length is approximately the same because I've had a haircut in between the photos. I made them black and white because the different white balances made comparing the photos harder. What do you think? I definitely feel like there's a difference in the middle section of my hairline. Before, I could see the scalp in the front even in normal lighting conditions. Now it's only really noticeable in harsh conditions like a bathroom light. Temples have started sprouting baby hairs, nothing that's cosmetically significant yet though. I don't know if it's the shampoos or biotin (or maybe both) but my hair feels a lot thicker these days

Current regime:
  • Minoxidil 5% liquid spray once a day
  • Daily vitamins E, B, Zink & Biotin (Narovital)
  • Nizoral 2-3 times a week
  • Regenpure for days I don't use Nizoral
  • Microneedling with pen set to 1.7mm on hairline/temples and 2.0mm on crown every 7-10 days
Before I started all of this I contacted my doctor and he had me do a bunch of blood tests. He said everything came back fine but he was hesitant to put me on finasteride due to sides and told me to first try other methods and get back to him if it got worse. It definitely hasn't gotten worse, but I'm still down to try finasteride. But maybe it's dumb to do right now if my current regime is working?"

3 Month Results:

Cinturon Blanco (?) via recuperaarelpelo.com Forums

Regimen Details: Dermaroller 1 X weekly, Minoxidil, Finasteride

Source: https://foro.recuperarelpelo.com/viewtopic.php?f=7&t=79152&start=15

Discussed on large needling thread here: https://www.hairlosstalk.com/intera...s-from-tressless.117746/page-366#post-1772318

2 Month Results:



Losing ground after some unknown amount of time?

"@SOULL says: I have contacted the type of the photos (8 sessions Dermaroller once a week) and I have reported that it has used 8/9 months minoxidil and 6 months with Finasteride. Then has uploaded a photo where it indicates that has had a loss of what won with Dermaroller in a single month after"

Loss in Month 3?


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/u/Vengeance123 via Reddit.com/r/Tressless

Regimen Details: Finasteride+Min+Dermarolling

Source: https://www.reddit.com/r/tressless/comments/97wddl/update_6_months_on_finasteride_minox_dermaroller/

6 Month Results:

/u/medicineandsports via Reddit.com/r/Tressless

Regimen Details: Dermapen 1.6mm Weekly (12 needle), Minoxidil Foam 1X per day every other night

  1. https://www.reddit.com/r/tressless/comments/am6bcy/microneedling_dermarolling_dermapen_dermastamp/
  2. https://www.reddit.com/r/tressless/..._dermapen_dermastamp/?st=JRMHS14X&sh=c4174a46
"Holy sh*t this stuff works.. I didnt really take before pictures but this stuff f*****g works. I might dig up some old pics to post results later but its clear as day that I have regrowth all over my scalp and on my hairline (24yo with receding hairline, some crown loss and some diffuse all over, maybe Norwood 2.5 at start). I have seen the biggest improvements in density all over but my hairline has so many hairs that werent there before, and the baby little vellous hairs that were there are now growing pretty thick and healthy looking. I dont get those dht itches on my temples anymore either and my head just feels healthier, its like night and day. I use a dermapen once a week with 1.6 mm (12 needle) and minoxidil foam once a day every other night of the week. Its only been 6 weeks of dermapen but this stuff has been working wonders. There are a lot of people discouraging it but it has been a godsend for me. If you havent added this to your regimen, do it now

Edit: so just to answer a couple of questions, I use the ultima M7 off of Amazon. I don’t add anything else to my hair on the day of. It does hurt pretty bad and it draws blood. And I’ve been on minoxidil since last July with minimal results. Adding the dermapen is what did it in my experience. I also take biotin supplements"

I have done rogaine once a day every night since then. It helped a little bit I started using a dermapen 6 weeks ago and that’s what has given me real gains I’d say. Have done it every week and rogaine on the nights I don’t dermapen. I take biotin supplements daily as well.

My hair is longer in the second video and I wouldn’t say I’m back to a full head of hair but I have way better density all over and I have more hairs along my hairline than I’ve had in like 2 or 3 years.

Before After Videos: Before / After

Results (6 weeks of Dermapen, Longer with minoxidil - though attributes gains to Needling):

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/u/rvs4 via Reddit.com/r/Tressless

Regimen Details: 4 months of Min and Dermarolling (0.25mm 2X weekly + 0.75mm 1X every 10 or so days), 1 month finasteride

Source: https://www.reddit.com/r/tressless/comments/av4v8o/4_month_progress_41m/

4 Month Progress Photos (3 month Min/Needling + last/4th month finasteride):

DiscoCurls via YouTube.com

Regimen Details: Dermaroller (0.25mm), Scalp Massages, Vitamin Supplements, Essential Oil Mixture (Jojoba, Castor?)


Discussed on large thread here: https://www.hairlosstalk.com/intera...s-from-tressless.117746/page-138#post-1744985

7 month Progress:

Scott Nali via YouTube.com

Regimen Details: Derma Roller 0.5mm - 1 X per week, Topical Mixture Daily (Saw Palmetto/Pumpkin Seed Oil/Castor Oil/Stinging Nettle/Peppemint), Apple Cider Vinegar Rinse prior to Needling and also Paula's Choice Scalp Exfoliator prior to needling (leave on for 10 mins before rinsing off and then needling)

Source: The Bald Truth - Dermaroller 3 Month Test and Tutorial

3 Months Results:

9 Months Results Source Video: The Bald Truth - Regrow Hair Naturally with Dermaroller! Real 9 Month Results

9 Months Results Photos: - added 2019-03-26

Hair Closeup Before:


Hair Closeup After 9 months:


Side Profile:




Crown bald spot reduction:


Schelde via Youtube.com

Regimen Details: 1.5mm Dermaroller weekly, Lipogaine 2X Daily, 1 "HairOmega" pill, Big3 Shampoo

Source: How To Regrow Your Hair - My Hair Regrowth Project

3 Months Results:




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