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Discussion in 'Tell Your Story' started by Somebody, Sep 19, 2009.

  1. EarlyBird

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    Alex thanks for this thread/blog. And congratulations on your results.

    Just a question about keeping the derma roller clean...what do you use for this?

    Thanks
     
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  2. INT

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    Hi Alex,

    Great idea! Btw I think you mean no PG, not no alcohol. Most minoxidil foams I know still have alcohol, just no longer the PG. Am I right?
     
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    Ops... My mistake, I have corrected it. Foligain foam does contain propylene glycol I checked ingredient list. I was not aware of it. Interestingly I still don't have dry, flaky or itchy scalp. I think it have something to do with how quickly it dries. Liquid stays on scalp for hours, foam dries in less than a minute.

    By sprying 40% alcohol on it after use. I have a video about it on youtube.
     
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    Do you maybe know if it is also possible to turn off the lid for the kirkland and rogaine foam? Thanks!
     
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  5. Somebody

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    Do you want make foam to liquid? If that is the case you can fill 1 ml of foam into a plastic top that comes with the rogaine bottle and let it melt. And then apply with a dropper.
     
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    @Somebody : What about the perilla leaves cream from Allermin ? It could work or it's better to use oral ?
     
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  8. Somebody

    Somebody Established Member My Regimen

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    I haven't tried topical cream, etc. In Japan they take perilla bath, as anti aging treatment. Anyway I have just taken it by mouth.
     
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    Hi Alex, yesterday i used your dermaroller 1.5mm for the first time.

    1) I applied minoxidil right after rolling and it stung.
    2) 24h later, my skin is still little red.
    3) 15m after application, i could feel my heart rate was accelerated.

    Do you think I pressed too much? I clearly got high absorption, maybe I am not the right person for this. I am also scared about some sides like growing hair in other parts of my body.

    I bought the perilla capsules from verkkoaptekki, can't post link, what do you think about them?

    Thanks a lot!
     
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  10. Somebody

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    Yep. Check www.youtube.com/somebodyalex
    Only if you apply there.
    Perilla is for inflammation, not growth stimulator.
     
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    Are you Aware that a Dermapen (cheaper Version:dermastamp) is much more effective than a roller?

    If you looked into them can you share with me the reasons ur not Using them?
     
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    I got my regrowth from dermaroller, and they are super cheap. Why change something that obviously gives results?

    How about pressure? With dermaroller I can easily find right pressure to use on my scalp.
     
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    for better results
     
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    Did you have any experience with Gyno?
     
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    It's never good to be too greedy...
    "A Randomized Evaluator Blinded Study of Effect of Microneedling in Androgenetic Alopecia (Int J Trichology. 2013 Jan-Mar; 5(1): 6–11.) showed that: "Dermaroller along with Minoxidil treated group was statistically superior to Minoxidil treated group in promoting hair growth in men with Androgenetic Alopecia for all 3 primary efficacy measures of hair growth. Microneedling is a safe and a promising tool in hair stimulation and also is useful to treat hair loss refractory to Minoxidil therapy."

    Nop.
     
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    Hi guys,

    I haven't forgotten you nor given up on my routine. My phone crashed again and I had to reset it again... So I lost pictures of my hair again.

    What I will do is the following:
    • Post pictures of how is my hair right now (after ~3-4 months on minoxidil everyday), in this thread, this week.
    • Put some more details about my experience (in a nutshell, I apply too much minoxidil, I probably dermaroll a bit too hard, my beard and body hair starting growing stronger because of minoxidil).
    • In two months I will post new pictures so we will be able to tell if I am losing ground, maintaining, or growing hair.
    Update / remarks:
    • After discussing with a close friend of mine that is using propecia without side effects and maintaining, I am also considering to start that. But to do so I need to visit a hair doctor. I will call one this week.
    • I think the perilla leaves help at the very least with the itching: I forgot to take it for a couple of days and my scalp was starting to itch again...
    • Regarding results: I think I am growing new hair on my temples but they are vellus and sparse. Is it the expected pattern of 'regrow'?
    Cheers,
    Mazaza
     
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    HI guys,

    I was using minoxidil for 2 years without any success. I gave up on it because it brought only more shedding.

    After reading this thread I decided to give it 3-4 months try with 3tubes of rogaine + dermaroller + perilla + anti-inflamatory diet and supplements . 5 weeks so far with no results on my head, however, I am getting more hairy on my chest.

    Have you ever experienced that?

    Is there a way to avoid that and to explain minoxidil to work on a body part where I apply it?:)
     
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  18. Mazaza

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    Hey @Luke777, definitely. Getting hairier (hands, chest, beard mainly) is a side effect I am experiencing.

    I don't know how to avoid that, but I assume it comes from the fact that I am using too much minoxidil (ranging between 2.5 mL and 4 mL). Perhaps you also are using too much? I am trying to use less but it is not that easy iven the fact that I have long-ish hair right now.

    Cheers
     
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    Hi guys,

    I going to try this regime! Big believer in the inflammation story.
    Are Perilla leaves the same as Shiso leaves? I cant find any Perilla leaves in my country but I can find Shiso leaves.
    WikiPedia is not really clear about it, I think it is?

    Keep up Telogen Effluvium good work!
     
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    Shiso = perilla yes however, it didn't work for me ( still itching... ).
     
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