Rolling The Way To A Rejuvenated Pate-success With Dermarolling After Dropping dutasteride, Estro And spironolactone

baba_yaga

Experienced Member
My Regimen
I would say I have been a veteran at this war. 2014 was back when I first ignored the spectre of an impending disaster and chose to disregard it as an overthought. A few months into 2015, it had started to be a losing battle and I had gotten to a diffused NW2.5 without realizing. However, thanks to this forum, I got hold of the minoxidil and finasteride with meagre results for a few months. The notion of dermarolling having any efficacy was at its nascent stage at the time so I did order and try for a few weeks but never attributed it to my eventual resounding success immediately after assuming it was just the finasteride. 4 years rolled by, every now and then I would view new thinning spots or signs of diffuse.

In 2018, I noticed I was thinning rapidly upto the entire NW8. I freaked out and got on the Dutasteride train (living in India, the generic drugs are dirt cheap and pharmacies don't demand prescription). Placeboed on this efficacy for a while and then noticing a further recession, I decided to speculate through a DHT blood test.
The result: Dutasteride-100% Ineffective
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Freaking out on the ground I had lost and to avoid further sheds, I started looking at stronger alternatives and in haste decided to get on estradiol and spironolactone. Despite the initial results (not even mentioning the myriad of side effects), by september-2019, my hair had gotten completely diffuse with a massive bald spot on the right side. Needless to say, I dropped estradiol and spironolactone after several shitposting sessions on this forum.

Sep-2019, I decided to drop everything, huge risk, but baldness seemed imperative on my hitherto regime, and stuck to only dermarolling every weekend and minoxidil once a night, ruminating that somehow that was what caused the initial success at all.

Jan-2020, My hair is nearly at its juvenile density, there is good coverage even under wet flashlight and I have vellus hairs upto my juvenile hairline.

Dermarolling is the cure if done right.
Weird that duta didnt lower your serum DHT levels. What was the name of the generic duta?
 

Haironnu

Experienced Member
My Regimen
I would say I have been a veteran at this war. 2014 was back when I first ignored the spectre of an impending disaster and chose to disregard it as an overthought. A few months into 2015, it had started to be a losing battle and I had gotten to a diffused NW2.5 without realizing. However, thanks to this forum, I got hold of the minoxidil and finasteride with meagre results for a few months. The notion of dermarolling having any efficacy was at its nascent stage at the time so I did order and try for a few weeks but never attributed it to my eventual resounding success immediately after assuming it was just the finasteride. 4 years rolled by, every now and then I would view new thinning spots or signs of diffuse.

In 2018, I noticed I was thinning rapidly upto the entire NW8. I freaked out and got on the Dutasteride train (living in India, the generic drugs are dirt cheap and pharmacies don't demand prescription). Placeboed on this efficacy for a while and then noticing a further recession, I decided to speculate through a DHT blood test.
The result: Dutasteride-100% Ineffective
View attachment 135566
Freaking out on the ground I had lost and to avoid further sheds, I started looking at stronger alternatives and in haste decided to get on estradiol and spironolactone. Despite the initial results (not even mentioning the myriad of side effects), by september-2019, my hair had gotten completely diffuse with a massive bald spot on the right side. Needless to say, I dropped estradiol and spironolactone after several shitposting sessions on this forum.

Sep-2019, I decided to drop everything, huge risk, but baldness seemed imperative on my hitherto regime, and stuck to only dermarolling every weekend and minoxidil once a night, ruminating that somehow that was what caused the initial success at all.

Jan-2020, My hair is nearly at its juvenile density, there is good coverage even under wet flashlight and I have vellus hairs upto my juvenile hairline.

Dermarolling is the cure if done right.

few question about dermarolling if you don't mind, did you use a roller or a stamp? and how long each session is for you?
also, where do you get a 2.5mm roller? I can't even find a 2.mm one
 

pikemason

Established Member
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That’s a good question, I’ve heard of some people dermarolling for 20-30min while others stroke like 10-20times. What was your method?
 

scaredabouthair

Established Member
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few question about dermarolling if you don't mind, did you use a roller or a stamp? and how long each session is for you?
also, where do you get a 2.5mm roller? I can't even find a 2.mm one
Roller. 20-30 min but reallyt made the bald areas bleed and the thinning areas sting
 

NorwoodingMyWay

Experienced Member
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Generic Duta you bought was fake. Try brand name Avodart.




Btw, the link to the pics is broken. Hopefully you reupload your pics.
 

pikemason

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dupapls

Member
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Do you dermaroll your sides?

I have diffuse loss with more loss on my sides than my top, and a diffuse cowlick bald spot. The back is the only place where original density is still there.

same here. would like to know as well if anyone applies min/dermarolls the entire scalp
 

scaredabouthair

Established Member
My Regimen
I had the results but now I have a MASSIVE shed/ hairloss and my hair is worse than it started. I am contemplating suicide
 

Derelict

Senior Member
My Regimen
I had the results but now I have a MASSIVE shed/ hairloss and my hair is worse than it started. I am contemplating suicide

Dermarolling in conjunction with what you say you take in your my regimen? I have yet to see someone get any cosmetic difference from dermarolling alone. How long have you been needling for you if you say it is failing you? 5mg oral min over topical is an option. Btw there is little point in using 10% minoxidil when dermarolling, it is usually more expensive than your regular 5% min, save yourself some money if you want.
 

scaredabouthair

Established Member
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Dermarolling in conjunction with what you say you take in your my regimen? I have yet to see someone get any cosmetic difference from dermarolling alone. How long have you been needling for you if you say it is failing you? 5mg oral min over topical is an option.
The cosmetic effect was fantastic (pikemason has posted my pics above) but now its getting fucked up. I am on finasteride (8 days in) and minoxidil (10%, 2X 1ml a day) too.
 

pegasus2

Senior Member
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That's really a shame. Start over, but stay on dustasteride.
 

Father_of_Shiseido

Experienced Member
My Regimen
The cosmetic effect was fantastic (pikemason has posted my pics above) but now its getting fucked up. I am on finasteride (8 days in) and minoxidil (10%, 2X 1ml a day) too.
OP, you should never stop find/duta if you have genetic hair loss. Micro-needling alone won't give you good results in the long term.
 
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