Very Impressive Dermarolling And Minxodil Results - From Tressless

HowardWulkan

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no finasteride but that's something i'm a little torn on. I know I will eventually but should I start now or strengthen what I can and start when I feel I've maxed out with the needling?

Yeah, I think the jury is still out on whether or not the gains are maintainable without finasteride. I haven't even decided if I want to do minoxidil let alone finasteride. Hard to make a decision when half the people on forums will say it will make your dick fall off and half say its perfectly safe lol.
 

jccj

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It wasn't that bad for me the year I was on it. Just a minor decrease in libido...I was already well into my 30s though.

Yeah, I think the jury is still out on whether or not the gains are maintainable without finasteride. I haven't even decided if I want to do minoxidil let alone finasteride. Hard to make a decision when half the people on forums will say it will make your dick fall off and half say its perfectly safe lol.
 

kungfukenny

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Tonight will be one month with Dr Pen. Two months before that with roller and I now realize...what I thought was moderate pressure was nothing compared to the pen.

Also re started minoxidil with roller.

Early on I used sandalore but dropped it pretty quick after some weird vision related sides.

Few years back was on big 3 for well over a year and got nothing close to this.

Seeing lots of new hairs...still babies but a few have thickened up and honestly to go from slick bald to anything at all in a few months is amazing!
Congrats man. Crazy results for 1 month. What’s your routine? How often/depth/how hard do you wound? Thanks!
 

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Does anyone else get streak of red lines on their scalp after using a pen? Most my scalp is red, but I also have an even more red streak of where my pen hit, is this micro tearing that everyone fears? Or just heavy dermarolling where I put the pen?

I dermaroll at 1.75mm currently every 2 weeks. Then some 0.75 every week
 

jccj

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Thanks. Its actually about 3 if you count minoxidil and some light rolling before I got the the pen. As for routine about the only thing consistent is Dr Pen @ 1.5mm every friday (12 needle cartridges). Couple times I've hit it mid week at .5 as well. Few times I've used the roller right after min. I do use 1% nizoral twice weekly. Also straight undiluted peppermint oil directly on scalp every other day. Not sure if it helps with growth but it kills the itch and makes my scalp feel a lot healthier.

Congrats man. Crazy results for 1 month. What’s your routine? How often/depth/how hard do you wound? Thanks!
 

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Tonight will be one month with Dr Pen. Two months before that with roller and I now realize...what I thought was moderate pressure was nothing compared to the pen.

Also re started minoxidil with roller.

Early on I used sandalore but dropped it pretty quick after some weird vision related sides.

Few years back was on big 3 for well over a year and got nothing close to this.

Seeing lots of new hairs...still babies but a few have thickened up and honestly to go from slick bald to anything at all in a few months is amazing!
So you believe that the results are because pen + minoxidil?
 

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Anyone dealing with frequent sheds? My hair grows but then sheds massively 3-4 weeks in. This has been happening since a long time and while I am seeing some very minor improvements in density I am concerned if the frequent sheds undo all the progress
 

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Anyone dealing with frequent sheds? My hair grows but then sheds massively 3-4 weeks in. This has been happening since a long time and while I am seeing some very minor improvements in density I am concerned if the frequent sheds undo all the progress

I dont get sheds (above what I consider normal). I cant recall how often, how deep or how hard you needle. But if you are concerned you may way want to ease your regimen such as reducing frequency. Observe for perhaps six weeks and reassess your frequency.
 

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Anyone dealing with frequent sheds? My hair grows but then sheds massively 3-4 weeks in. This has been happening since a long time and while I am seeing some very minor improvements in density I am concerned if the frequent sheds undo all the progress

I thought it was just me. Like you said but it comes back quickly seems within 2 weeks. I think it's a good thing.
 

kungfukenny

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Thanks. Its actually about 3 if you count minoxidil and some light rolling before I got the the pen. As for routine about the only thing consistent is Dr Pen @ 1.5mm every friday (12 needle cartridges). Couple times I've hit it mid week at .5 as well. Few times I've used the roller right after min. I do use 1% nizoral twice weekly. Also straight undiluted peppermint oil directly on scalp every other day. Not sure if it helps with growth but it kills the itch and makes my scalp feel a lot healthier.
How hard to you wound? Do you draw blood? Blood spots? Or just mild redness? Thanks!
 

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So I dermarollered using the derminator for the first time last week and my hairline right now is completely see through in certain spots where as literally the day before dermarolling it was not at all. I'm hoping this is just a temporary shed because otherwise this just made my hairline a lot worse. I am not using minoxidil and have been on finasteride for 8 months.
 

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Hey guys, here are a couple more pics. I bought a hand mirror so i could get a better look at the back of my head without relying on pics.. i was really kinda surprised by what i saw. I wish i had the mirror when i started this. My baseline pics arent the greatest (just learning how to use my damn camera) But the pic from feb pretty much shows how shitty my crown was. I think there are alot of vellus hair that the camera didnt pick up very well in the baseline but these hairs were so thin and sparse anyway. Right now when i run my hand over my crown.. all i feel is hair. I barely feel bald anymore. It still has a way to go.. but damn seems like its not far off i wont have a bald spot anymore. The bottom of my crown seems to be greatest area of improvement! It also looks like the sides of my crown are closing in quick. Again sorry for the slightly different color temp in the pics.. camera setting.. These pics are like 2 months apart..

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Hey guys, here are a couple more pics. I bought a hand mirror so i could get a better look at the back of my head without relying on pics.. i was really kinda surprised by what i saw. I wish i had the mirror when i started this. My baseline pics arent the greatest (just learning how to use my damn camera) But the pic from feb pretty much shows how shitty my crown was. I think there are alot of vellus hair that the camera didnt pick up very well in the baseline but these hairs were so thin and sparse anyway. Right now when i run my hand over my crown.. all i feel is hair. I barely feel bald anymore. It still has a way to go.. but damn seems like its not far off i wont have a bald spot anymore. The bottom of my crown seems to be greatest area of improvement! It also looks like the sides of my crown are closing in quick. Again sorry for the slightly different color temp in the pics.. camera setting.. These pics are like 2 months apart..

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I had to go to the link to see your pics, but judging by the look you got really nice results
 

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Hey guys, here are a couple more pics. I bought a hand mirror so i could get a better look at the back of my head without relying on pics.. i was really kinda surprised by what i saw. I wish i had the mirror when i started this. My baseline pics arent the greatest (just learning how to use my damn camera) But the pic from feb pretty much shows how shitty my crown was. I think there are alot of vellus hair that the camera didnt pick up very well in the baseline but these hairs were so thin and sparse anyway. Right now when i run my hand over my crown.. all i feel is hair. I barely feel bald anymore. It still has a way to go.. but damn seems like its not far off i wont have a bald spot anymore. The bottom of my crown seems to be greatest area of improvement! It also looks like the sides of my crown are closing in quick. Again sorry for the slightly different color temp in the pics.. camera setting.. These pics are like 2 months apart..

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Looking good! Just from dermarolling?
 

Mr.Sprinkles79

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Looking good! Just from dermarolling?
thanks guys.. im still kind of in disbelief that this seems to be working lol.

minoxidil nizoral 2% and some supplements i take. Here's the post with a little more detail LINK

See how the left side of my head doesnt seem to be responding as fast? Little concerned about that.. Its always been thinner on that side.

Also one note, I havent seen much improvement on the top of my head..where i wasnt using min. i could be wrong..I think my hair was alot shittier 3 months ago and now its meh (on top) i just started using min on my whole scalp and not just the crown and hairline/temples. So i really think minoxidil is pretty important.
 

kungfukenny

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Hey guys, here are a couple more pics. I bought a hand mirror so i could get a better look at the back of my head without relying on pics.. i was really kinda surprised by what i saw. I wish i had the mirror when i started this. My baseline pics arent the greatest (just learning how to use my damn camera) But the pic from feb pretty much shows how shitty my crown was. I think there are alot of vellus hair that the camera didnt pick up very well in the baseline but these hairs were so thin and sparse anyway. Right now when i run my hand over my crown.. all i feel is hair. I barely feel bald anymore. It still has a way to go.. but damn seems like its not far off i wont have a bald spot anymore. The bottom of my crown seems to be greatest area of improvement! It also looks like the sides of my crown are closing in quick. Again sorry for the slightly different color temp in the pics.. camera setting.. These pics are like 2 months apart..

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Congrats. How often do you needle? Mild redness or do u draw blood?
 

tressful11

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How do some of the guys here draw so much blood or perform brutal rolling?
I did my most brutal session today with 1.5mm roller. Pressed hard. Multiple passes over the same areas, even with that I had only have tiny spots at most places and no marks at all at some places. How hard do I need to roll? SMH!
 
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