Yeah, Chen is nuking it with everything, although he claimed his regrowth came in before adding finasteride. Nevertheless, that's why I said @longtimelurker was the most valuable case, because he was already on other things, but only got regrowth after doing the everyday approach. Look at his pics, they are just 3 weeks apart and coincice with his high frequency regime.Remember that @chen is also on drugs.
Anyway what I’m thinking about is calcification again.
Some people claim that they are having benefits from scalp massaging. What if daily needling at 1mm or less (say you’re Chen) is essentially just a form of massage. I think you are possibly just massaging away the calcification?
About the massage thing... I am a bit skeptical about it. The effect of massages on hair growth is somewhat equivocal in the literagure
, and we don't have good anecdotal accounts on this forums supporting it. I believe that even light needling is different than massages cause needling, no matter how light, will cause micro injuries in the scalp tissue that will trigger a chain of events related to wound healing. This is due to the small surface area of the needles (high pressure) being able to make even weak perforations. I you needle lightly, holes and blood won't be seen, but small and shallow perforations will be there even if we don't see it. This is not the same as with massages. No matter how hard you massage, you probably won't trigger the same wound healing response. If I remember correctly, the alleged effect of massages is different.
Anyway, I am very curious to see what happens if people start dlind this everyday for a good amount of months. It will be interesting to see whether the response rate increases or decreases.