Discussion in 'New Research, Studies, and Technologies' started by ZenHead, Oct 10, 2018.
Use minoxidil 2x a day as advertised
what do you expect
youre not using finasteride or min
aka you are not really doing anything to prevent further hairloss
needling is not a treatment in itself.
I am on min. I'm a Finasteride non-responder.
Like who? I will continue needling. I was so happy this seemed to be working for me, finally. Just as soon as I got my hopes up, seems I was wrong!
Thanks for this topic, it gave me a lot of motivation to do something without having to resort to meds.
Today I did my first needling session (I bought the derminator 2) at 1.25mm depth, I might go to 1.5mm depth next time and I intend to do a needling session once per 2 weeks but perhaps even once a week depending on how I recover. My scalp was pretty red just after the session but that has gone away already after a few hours, my scalp does still feel quite soar though.
I am not using minoxidil so I am very curious to see if I will get any results in say 6 months time. I am using biotin supplements, regenepure shampoo (with ketoconozal 1%) 3 times a week, every night a presumably snake oil topical (called numinox) which I got as a present (here take this as a gift because you are bald, haha!) and I have bought the growband from hairIossrevolution. To be honest, I feel like a retard wearing the thing and am very skeptical of its use but I will give it a try, I intend to use it everyday before bed time for say 20 mins.
If after 6 months no progress has been made at all I might add in minoxidil but I really rather don't, I know that a lot of the users here have seen results in combination with minoxidil. Since last month I have started taking photos almost every 2 weeks so in case I make progress I might upload them. Just felt like posting this because this topic caused me to start needling.
If I remember correctly the guys who responded with needling alone, ie no min, finasteride etc measured their progress in years not months.
The original post for this thread was very clear.... needle and min. If you guys change the treatment don't be dissatisfied if you get different results.
Did my third session last night (1.5mm every 7 days), applying minoxidil twice a day (was only applying once before needling), and on and off finasteride for about 10 years. I feel like after 3 weeks I’ve shed quite a bit, and hair is probably the worst it’s ever been - but I’m hoping that due to increased minoxidil use and needling induced shed. Taking lots of photos so will able to update in a few months time when hopefully things start to look up a bit more
Maybe needling once a week too much. Some people probably need more time for healing. Try 10-14 days.
The Ultima A6 is justt as good as any other pen IMO. There are youtube videos proving the needles go in and out instead of just 'vibrating' like some claim is all it does. It works exactly thr same as the derminator but less than a quarter of the price.
No brainer really
I'm about six or seven week into microneedling (+minoxidil 2x/day). Like I mentioned before, I used minoxidil and finasteride(1 year) in the past and didn't get any results. I am using the A6 12Needle Pen performing 1.5mm needling once every two weeks. I also incorporated .5mm needling on the sunday and tuesday during the off-week. I am definitely seeing some regrowth. I been tracking my left temple throughout the process
I started with once a week and thought it was too intensive according to the forum.
Biweekly meaning twice a week or every 2 weeks?
Once every two weeks.
It's nice to see another buzzed scalp like mine - it definitely shows progress much more clearly. Once every 2 weeks is also my schedule and has been yielding good results so far. Best of luck mate.
@baldman329 - nice progress! Those soldiers are marching forward indeed!
I feel like I finally have some ammunition to fight this damn hair loss.
As long as there's progress! 1.5mm is very painful and I got to use numbing cream.
crazy, do you bleed?
I don’t want to supply pictures yet but I’m a month and three days in and I’m noticing many new black hairs on my hairline. I needle once every two weeks, apply min twice a day as well as on days that I needle. However this is the first time I’ve taken min so I can not say whether it’s from min, needling, or both.
Anyone seeing results from needling and sandalore?
Quick crown update from me
Regime- derma pen every 7-10 days with 2mm, minoxidil twice a day, scalp massages and sandolor sometimes
I believe you need to go hard to get the best results and that is what i'm doing now, I'm drawing blood
I have no question this is working for me now, i can see clear progress, the crown is slower but I can see something
This is 3 month in
The firat picture is with an iphone 7 and second with iphone 5 so quality is different, both taken under light with flash on to try keep it the same
@kungfukenny - your answer came quick - look at @Longway886 pics below your post He uses Sandalore
@Longway886 - Dude! Definitely some good progress right there.
Have you been on minoxidil before?