Very Impressive Dermarolling And Minxodil Results - From Tressless

Headdy

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Hello everyone, I'm silently reading through the hairlosstalk forum for a while now. I just wanted thank you guys especially 74775446, SomebodyAlex and MyThinningConfidence their success stories inspired me to also start microneedling.

I'm almost 2 months in of dermarolling every other day with a 1.5mm dermaroller 192 needles (I'm still waiting for the pen) together with one minoxidil 5% foam application per day and I already can see some vellus hair and very small little black hairs in my temples (especially in the right one) I just wondering why they respond so well since I don't apply any minoxidil at my hairline or temples. I just hope the same happens in my vertex area since I'm a diffuse thinner and some density improvements wouldn't hurt.
Every other day with a 1.5mm roller?
Does your scalp get the chance to recover?
 

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Hello everyone, I'm silently reading through the hairlosstalk forum for a while now. I just wanted thank you guys especially 74775446, SomebodyAlex and MyThinningConfidence their success stories inspired me to also start microneedling.

I'm almost 2 months in of dermarolling every other day with a 1.5mm dermaroller 192 needles (I'm still waiting for the pen) together with one minoxidil 5% foam application per day and I already can see some vellus hair and very small little black hairs in my temples (especially in the right one) I just wondering why they respond so well since I don't apply any minoxidil at my hairline or temples. I just hope the same happens in my vertex area since I'm a diffuse thinner and some density improvements wouldn't hurt.
Doing it EOD is actually bad when I look at the healing table... Wait atleast 5 days when you're doing 1.5 mm.

Btw do you bleed when you roll?
 

aa18

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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.
 

aa18

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So many people reporting early results, it's crazy man. Hope you all take pictures of your progress

I do, but only with a flashlight, since this new hair is invisible under normal lighting conditions and if I were to take a normal picture, there would be 0 progress visible. The next set of pictures I am going to post is probably going to be no sooner than a couple of months from now, when a real progress is visible (non-vellus). If there is progress;)
 

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I do, but only with a flashlight, since this new hair is invisible under normal lighting conditions and if I were to take a normal picture, there would be 0 progress visible. The next set of pictures I am going to post is probably going to be no sooner than a couple of months from now, when a real progress is visible (non-vellus). If there is progress;)
That's how it's done, man. With patience and keeping your feet on the ground.
I hope you have great progress.
 

Headdy

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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.
So happy for you. I can imagine how happy I would be to get new hairs in completely bald areas.
What needling device are you using?
You apply minoxidil just twice a week?
Once 5-6 hours after needling and when is the second time?
Why did you choose to apply it twice?
Thanks and I hope it keeps growing for you :)
 

aa18

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So happy for you. I can imagine how happy I would be to get new hairs in completely bald areas.
What needling device are you using?
You apply minoxidil just twice a week?
Once 5-6 hours after needling and when is the second time?
Why did you choose to apply it twice?
Thanks and I hope it keeps growing for you :)

- Dr Pen Ultima A1
Minoxidil once on friday 5 - 6 hours after the needling session and once on tuesday. I picked friday for microneedling, since it is followed by weekend and I do not have to show up with a weird-looking scalp at my job. Why twice a week - minoxidil gives me horrible flaking, if I were to use it every day, I would have horrible dandruff all the time. Also my thinking is that it is particularly effective on the needling day, so maybe this should be enough.
 

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I know its probably been asked a million times but how long are the needling sessions you guys do? Like I just started to try it and my skin was red/bleeding within like two minutes
 

aa18

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I know its probably been asked a million times but how long are the needling sessions you guys do? Like I just started to try it and my skin was red/bleeding within like two minutes

Mine takes around 10-15 minutes. I guess it depends on how much area you have to cover, so this timing might vary considerably.
 

Dat5Years

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yeah I'm literally just doing the side parts of the hairline, so like a pretty small area
 

aa18

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yeah I'm literally just doing the side parts of the hairline, so like a pretty small area
Well, 2 minutes makes sense then. I do it all the way from my hairline and temples in the front to the back of the head, so...
 
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