Discussion in 'New Research, Studies, and Technologies' started by ZenHead, Oct 10, 2018.
looks like regrowth to me
@ZidaneBaldGod - did you not start on Jan 30 with these pics? Or were you a month into needling there already?
I actually took those pictures after the first 3 or 4 sessions, so i was already a month in.
Now i'm about to do my 9th session i'm at the end of month 2 basically.
@ZidaneBaldGod - Ah - okay! I couldn't figure that out. Here's a cropped comparison with your noggin rotated the same way. Definitely would be easier to ascertain with the same length of hair.
That said - the right side of your crown (Edit: really, looks like the whole perimeter) is most interesting when glancing between these photos. Maybe it is angle, lighting, hair length - but it looks to have closed in some:
Improvement, even if it's not the same hair lenght, it can't be denied.
Clean paper towels? what is that?
Also how do you apply that betadine? is it liquid format? does it come with a dropper or a spray? and how do you spread it around? I guess you apply it in your hands too. Im considering using vinyl gloves.
Just for reference, this is my hair if i grow it out SUUUUPER LONG and go into combover mode.
As i said, my pattern makes any improvement super hard to see.
Because when i cut my hair, it looks super thin, but when i grow it out, there are patches of hair that darken while others grow much less.
That's why i should try to keep my hair at the same lenght.
I will cut my hair and keep it at this same, baseline lenght for the next months photos.
I do think i got some very minor improvement, but most of the work you see is just... longer hair.
Progress pics aren't valid if the lenght isn't the same. Also the pic above is a different angle, so different lightning, it's also blurry, please take better pics if you are going to take pics at all.
Yup i will instruct my barber to keep my hair at the same lenght as photo 2 for the next few months.
I think the best way to do it is to take the progress pics after a haircut (always at same lenght) so its fresh. Also don't try the combover, you lost too much hair, buzzcut it. Most people are already on buzzcutland and don't accept it, combover is for 50 year old men tbh
I guess you missed the part where i said that i usually bic my head and go full bald.
I'm only growing it because it makes it easier to see progress, if there's any.
Tbh i'm just doing this as a fun experiment, i don't even care about balding anymore, especially since i found out that i look incredibly good completely bald.
Anyhow i will pay a visit to my barber soon and tell him to keep my hair at this lenght for the next few months.
Yeah it looks like there's an improvement in the vertex area. Will be interesting to see where you'll be at the 6 month mark.
Again, you are overthinking. Get paper towels on a roll. Unravel the paper towels. If you don't want to use the first one because it's exposed, chuck it.
The betadine comes in a bottle and is dispensed in drops. Squirt drops on scalp. Wash hands thoroughly. Spread betadine on scalp. Use latex gloves if you prefer. Im not trying to be rude but I'm having a hard time understanding what is difficult about this and I can't spoon feed the regimen much more than I am. Maybe it's me, and if it is, i apologize.
You and i have very similar stories. I literally stopped caring about being bald because i have the same exact balding and head shape as you. I look good with a shaved head.
Im doing this as an experiment and the experiment is working. I can now rock a lined up high bald fade thanks to minoxidil and dermarolling. Either way, I'm good but it's fun and im actually getting my hair back.
I bought a small spray bottle which I pour my Betadine into. That way it's very simple to spray it directly onto the areas which I dermarolled.
I’m needling without minoxidil. Might add sandalore instead. Do you think you’ve seen progress since you started?
Are you on minoxidil too? Or just needling? Sorry if this has already been asked
Regarding betadine, is it a topical? And when should it be applied? Before or after needling?
Also, would it need to be applied daily or just on needling days?
And are there any risks/side effects to it?
Are you guys also sore fore 2 days after needling or am I going to hard?
If you go hard enough it will still be red / sore to the touch for 3 - 4 days following needling. This is normal.
The harder you roll the more likely there will be success.