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Very Impressive Dermarolling And Minxodil Results - From Tressless

Discussion in 'New Research, Studies, and Technologies' started by ZenHead, Oct 10, 2018.

  1. cesc

    cesc Established Member My Regimen

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    Yes, and maybe.

    I do nothing other than needling (1.75mm-2mm) every 7-10 days.

    It definitely does cause something to happen as I can see some intermediate hair growing where there was none before. The only problem is that cosmetically theres not much of a difference. Hair volume is slightly increased, but not really enough to be noticeable to others who arent obsessed with hair haha.

    I'm just theorising here, but I think on its own microneedling probably isn't that effective, or if it is the results might take years to show themselves all the while the balding is taking its natural path, reducing the effectiveness.

    I have taken pictures and will show my 6 month results in June/early July. Next year I will add minoxidil. I really wanted to avoid it but I think it might do wonders for me if other people are anything to go by.

    I'm 36 and a diffuse thinner with NW1.5 hairline but weak density, so this should be effective (in theory).
     
  2. Pigeon

    Pigeon Senior Member My Regimen

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    If microneedling on its own could just provide us with maintenance, that would be amazing imo.
     
  3. NotJason

    NotJason New Member My Regimen

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    Hi guys (and girls)

    Long time lurker here and I’ve been following this thread with particular interest. I honestly have to say that I have been pleasantly surprised over the last few months with seeing an emperical study being back up and delivering on a relatively large scale here.

    I am a 23 year old diffuse thinner. I’d say I’m a NW1,5 +- but with a large decrease in density over the last two years.

    Anyway, I had my first needling session 6 days ago and did 1,5mm with the Dr Pen. Hairline hurt a lot more than the crown and it remained red for a few days compared to the crown.
    I plan to start min in a few weeks but just have graduation in a months time so want to avoid a shed before then (rather safe than sorry). I also plan to needle every two weeks at 1,5mm.

    One question I have; over the last day or two I’ve had a large amount of dead skin with almost a waxy composition coming off my scalp where I’ve needled. I know flaking at this time is common but I was wondering if anyone had any insight into this? (Scalp healing or getting rid of excuses sebum etc?)

    I will keep you all updated over the next few months and would just like to say thank you to you all for the effort put in. Appreciate it.
     
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  4. overpourgoodfortune

    overpourgoodfortune Established Member My Regimen

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    @NotJason - Welcome! Peeling/flaking seems to be common for some people, although not everyone reports it. I tend to peel flake around Day 4 after a session through until Day 7-10 or so! This very likely is the top layer of skin peeling since being needling - so is peeling, no different than having a sunburn.

    Note - skin peeling is common after microneedling on other areas of the body as well. I'm not sure if is *required* - although it is certainly a response from the body to replace those dead skin cells.
    As for the scalp in particular- I do wonder if some of us have a large buildup of excess sebum/dead skin. So when initially starting needling - it is helping the exfoliation of this buildup, aside from the repair and rebuild of a new layer of skin.
     
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  5. Derelict

    Derelict Senior Member My Regimen

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    January 26th https://imgur.com/QCTlwap

    Today https://imgur.com/nX0lrar

    it looks a bit better but it's not, the angle isn't the same and it's probably combed differently, i did the best i could with taking the pic but oh well... im still going to continue needling every week for the foreseeable future.
     
  6. Derelict

    Derelict Senior Member My Regimen

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    On second thoughts just combing through my hair before i apply minoxidil( i decided to keep using topical along with oral)l i think there is a difference, wish i could get the same angle and lighting when it comes to pics, oh well. But im definitely noticing something happening, nothing drastic but a change for the better imo, when you are checking your hair constantly small changes are sometimes missed.
     
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    Yepesyellow Established Member My Regimen

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    It looks a little better to me to be honest, not radically changed but the left-side of the crown looks a little denser. Although the light does seem stronger in the first photo.
     
  8. Tinkwetax

    Tinkwetax Established Member My Regimen

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    I use a 1.25mm once a week and it looks like I got into a fight with a cat for about 3 days after use. But after the redness subsides and the scalp begins to recover, my hair does look noticeably thicker.

    As for the flaking, I had the same issue for the first 3-4 sessions. It gradually got better with each session and now there's no more flaking.
     
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  9. NarWhal7

    NarWhal7 Established Member My Regimen

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    I still get flaking on days 6-8, which to me is the skin healing and flaking off the old dead skin.

    I wait for a good flake before needling again.

    To me the flaking is a good sign of healing / shedding dead skin and growing new skin
     
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  10. overpourgoodfortune

    overpourgoodfortune Established Member My Regimen

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    Finally reached the 3 month mark myself a couple days ago having done 7 needling sessions in those 12 or so weeks. So averaging a session 1X every couple weeks roughly. I was aiming for every 7-10 days, but life gets in the way... vacation, work, etc. I usually do 1.5mm, though sometimes end with 1.75mm or 2.0mm if I'm feeling up to it.

    Pitch/angle of my head is not the same in these photos, so it makes things look more favorable in the later photos (more hair appears on forehead due to angle, but there definitely isn't). None the less, there is regrowth on the crown!

    21aT6iZ.jpg
     
  11. AlwaysSouth

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    Anyone experiencing blurred vision?

    I have been using Minoxidil from last 8-9 months. I didn't have any improvement and my balding got wrose earlier and I was not using regularly earlier. But from Dec 2018, I started derma rolling and using the Minoxidil regularly twice every day. From past few weeks, I have been experiencing blurred visition. Initially, I thought that I am experiencing eye sight due to age (39+). But today, after using the Minoxidil, I immediatly noticed effect. I just Googled to find out if its anything to do with Minoxdil and found this -
    https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5028441/

    I don't want to stop the Minoxidil. I am noticing improvement with derma rolling and the Monixidil. Please suggest alternatives.
     
  12. Derelict

    Derelict Senior Member My Regimen

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    Wow, that's a serious improvement for only 3 months, congratulations. Are you on any AA's or just minoxidil?
     
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    Hi, are you using minoxidil with the 1.5mm rolling?
     
  14. overpourgoodfortune

    overpourgoodfortune Established Member My Regimen

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    @Derelict & @orange86 - Thanks! I started Finasteride/Minoxodil at the same time ~Dec. 10/18. Though I dropped Finasteride after 1 month - intending to do purely needling/minoxidil instead after seeing results from this thread. So my early results could certainly be influenced by the finasteride usage for a month. That said, the further away I get from that time, the less I believe it has influenced the results.

    When I look at my hair from the front - looking at the mirror, I don't see a ton of difference honestly. I still see lots of scalp and fairly thin coverage. Hairline activity has been minimal. But these progress pics are from the top, where you can't really see well with your own eyes and there is for sure a difference.
     
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    Tinkwetax Established Member My Regimen

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    My 4.5 results with dermarolling, finastride + minoxidil. I can't say for sure which one is working best but together they're doing wonders for my hair.
     

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    overpourgoodfortune Established Member My Regimen

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    @Tinkwetax - Great results. Did you start all three at the same time 4.5 months ago?
     
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    Tinkwetax Established Member My Regimen

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    Thank you, likewise. I started rolling one month after I began using finasteride/min.
     
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    Great results, both of you.

    I made a post a few days ago about hitting 9 months and seeing some great strides recently since starting my Dr Pen A6 regimen (switched to pen from 1.5mm dermaroller and upped my frequency + intensity)

    Was going to wait a few more months before posting, which I will do again, but wanted to share this little collage I put together.
    In it is 1 month, 3 months, and 9 months progress.

    https://imgur.com/QIZAaGq
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    Great results. How frequently are you rolling and whats is latest intensity and how long you do?
     
  20. Tinkwetax

    Tinkwetax Established Member My Regimen

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    Incredible results, congrats!
     
  21. overpourgoodfortune

    overpourgoodfortune Established Member My Regimen

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    @NarWhal7 - I was headed for your 1 month photo in the direction I was going! Ready to pack it in and buzz it. I still have a long way to go, but after 3 months - I'm enthused to continue.

    Has your crown nearly recovered? Looks like lots of density from that front angle anyways.
     

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