Discussion in 'New Research, Studies, and Technologies' started by ZenHead, Oct 10, 2018.
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There are 5 speeds on my pen. How dose the speed affect the healing process and what speed is the optimal for the treatment? Which do you guys use?
Afaik you should go for the highest speed to minimize the risk of microtearing.
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.
you put up any pics?
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?
do you just needle or use something else too ? (minoxidil etc)
Yeah check out my regimen
Definitely improving. And really early, congrats!
That's mad regrowth in such a short period, guessing you started losing hair fairly recently? Possibly dermapens could have much more potential than shitty Chinese rollers
Nah man been receeding since I was like 17, but have really slow hairloss. Got on min like 8 years ago.
8 years shit son, i always thought one mechanism of action behind minoxidil is it's ability to inhibit collagen formation. Most people consider this a bad thing, and it would be if it goes too systematic or spreads to the face, but if fibrosis is indeed made up of excess collagen then it may explain your rapid regrowth. Keep at it man
Haha, I hope so man.
Honestly though, really hope this works for all of us and for those of you who aren't or won't get any good results without min, no need to worry. Just try it with min eventually. At least you won't be poisoning yourself with finasteride.
Guess we gonna have to live with that shit. It's just a for a few days though. Happens at like day 5-6 for me.
It's nothing on the skin shedding from chemical peels. I've found if it's really bad and you need to leave the house or see people without a hat on then mix a little coconut oil with water and massage your scalp with it, the moisture instantly hides away the flaking skin
Awesome post man, and as everyone has said thank you for providing the insight. I think people don't realize even if they aren't seeing overall results within three months it doesn't necessarily mean they aren't getting them. I'm seeing alot of positives, thickening of existing hair, but one amazing thing is the vellus hairs you can see at the hairline under "only certain light". That means that this is working. I think patience is definitely key. One other cool thing is now when i apply minoxidil i used to lose 10 or so hairs maybe more. Now i literally lose 1-2.
Lets just say we did all get good regrowth and achieved the results we wanted. Do you think we could then needle less frequently to maintain? Personally i don't care if i have to do it once a week the rest of my life it really hasn't bothered me. However i'm just wondering if it would be necessary at that point.
On edit - I realized you said a couple posts back about you literally stopped for months and never lost ground. Just was wondering about your opinion overall.
What I'm wondering is what happens if we drop minoxidil after we get the results we want. Wonder if needling alone will keep that hair.
Well according to the couple anecdotes we have it seems like its definitely possible. I mean personally i can deal with minoxidil. I just would never touch finasteride again. Obviously if i could maintain at that point by wounding once a month heavily just on its own i'd be happy.
That would be awesome. You save both money and a ton of time by doing this, and your face will most likely get to look a lot better even if you didn't get wrinkles. If a few users actually came out and say it worked, then I would consider it for sure.
It would have to come from those who have been on min for years or a longer time though.