Just did my 4th session. I see a lot of small black hairs on my hairline now and I could argue that if they were full-size I'd be NW1.
I also got a haircut today.
Other than their own claims and the "premium" price point, I have seen no evidence to suggest that the Derminator is a superior product.
As far as the Chinese pens go, I think they are pretty much all the same. I prefer using a wireless one but my wired one works just fine and you can get it for about £25 or $30 now.
Haha, I mean they're not going to cancel an order they've already shipped (they ship daily) I'm more concerned that if they're this sketchy I can't really trust the quality of their product. After all, it is a medical product. Though people seem to do fine with cheap 5 dollars rollers, so can't be worse than that I guess.
Actually I'd like to add to my previous post here. My density got quite a bit worse and so did parts of my hairline but there are velus hairs now around the hairline where there wasn't before I started.Exclusively micro needled for 4 months and my hair loss actually accelerated during this time. Whether it's down to microneedling or not, I don't know. Experimented with 2 stamps, 2 rollers and tried weekly, bi weekly and daily.
Applied minoxidil for the first time today since late November. Going to ease into it this time (while continuing microneedling) and see what happens.
If I get sides again then I think it's pretty much over for me.
Could be that needling needs to be used with minoxidil . With my experience, min and finasteride didnt do anything for me except slow down hair loss, but i didnt maintain or grow. Now that im needling, its reversing, slowly but surelyActually I'd like to add to my previous post here. My density got quite a bit worse and so did parts of my hairline but there are velus hairs now around the hairline where there wasn't before I started.
Honestly I don't think microneedling alone works. But anyway my regimen going forward will probably look like minoxidil 1x day, then stamping 1.5mm once per week. (like I was doing). If I get sides again from the minoxidil use it 3-5 times a week then microneedle at 1mm a little bit AFTER applying to see if that can make up for the lessened usage. (I might do this anyway, I used a 1mm roller everyday for a week and I sorta liked it).
Not giving up till I've tried everything.
I bought my a6 from ebay for cheaper and bought replacement tips from amazon. Had no problems so far using it since january. The proprietary stuff was the main reason I passed. That and their weird staff complaints I've read aboutWell, there's this:
Sarah Vaugther demonstrates how derminator 2 doesn't do any micro tearing. They are offering money to anyone that can find one that performs like that.
The problem: I don't want nothing to do with their autistic staff. So, is the A6 from Amazon a good buy? i want to have a guaranteed life supply of cartridge replacements, and the derminator propietary replacements which only they sell is a single point of failure as if you ever have problems and they ban you from buying on their shop you are out of replacements.
2 MONTH REPORT
Reporting as promised to hopefully help some of you the same way you have helped me with your reports - THANKS & keep them coming!
@layabout - requested hair pics below;
Have started other treatments alongside needling (see below):
make your own informed conclusions!
- reverse balding early / while still possible;
- Regrow Thinning Temples / Hairline;
- get results ASAP by going ALL-IN w/ any sideless means;
Since 2 MONTHS:
- A6 / D2 = weekly @1.5mm;
- MINOXIDIL = 2x daily 1mL @5%;
- NIZORAL = 2-3x / week @2%;
Since 1 MONTH (additional):
- Topical Liposomal FINASTERIDE = daily 1mL @ 0.5%;
- SUPPLEMENTS = Biotin, B12, Omega, D3 & K2;
- some other Topicals (aka SNAKE OIL...);
Shed / below baseline;
DENSITY = still slightly below baseline;
NO cosmetically relevant results (therefore B/A pics irrelevant);
NEW VELUS @ Temples:
- were slick bald before like lower-right area in pic (I know cause am scrutinizing them closely many years now);
- Velus barely visible / NOT cosmetically relevant: dedicated lighting and viewpoint necessary for pic;
- "before" shot not relevant due to above;
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SKIN = Rejuvinated:
- unexpectedly early & obvious needling "side effect" (!);
- much smaller pores / less wrinkles (see Pic above & compare NON-Needled pores lower right Vs Needled ones near hairline);
- younger looking / pinkish skin tone;
- needling greatly overpowers any MINOXIDIL ageing effects;
- introduced full face needling due to results;
- probably just the shed 1st month hair regrowing;
- all the same length @ approx. 7mm:
visible on photo cause "pointing left", while the older long hair is being held to the Right:
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FLAKING = disappeared after switching from PEN to DERMINATOR (!)
SIDES = noticed only when applying topicals immediately after needling - now waiting at least 4, better 6 hours;
So looks like the derminator 2 is the best device technology wise? im still concerned about the staff. If they decided to ban you from buying on their site, is there any other place you could obtain replacements? the way I understand it is that their cartridges are only sold on their site, so it's insanity to risk it.
my hairloss has pretty much stopped and my weak spots are thicker and my scalp is healthier, and flexible,
i dont feel scalp inflamation and tension/tightness anymore.
My crown is filling in at the slowest rate but all the front of my head and my hairline is most likely going to be completely recovered at some point. no shed, only thicker hairs and extremely small new hairs sroupting and becoming thicker and thicker from the root with time.
I recommend adding minoxidil if the person if too bald or want faster results.