Very Impressive Dermarolling And Minxodil Results - From Tressless

Ramsey A.

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Hey guys quick question ,will the hair provided by minoxidil effect eventually get thicker ,I see great results after a month of dr pen+minoxidil but I was just wondering if the thin hair will eventually get thicker like the rest of my hair ?
 

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Hi guys,

This is my second post on this forum. Read a lot here but dont post. Ive started using minoxidil about a year and a half ago. Used it once a day for about a year. Didnt notice any regrowth but felt like it gave some stability. Stopped using it due to vacation (4 weeks in Spain with friends). Didnt really get back into it. After a month or 2 I started to lose a lot of hair. So I went back into minoxidil. My temples really started to show and I decided to start microneedling. It has been a month now and ive been using minoxidil once day and microneedle once every week at 1mm. The hairloss is still there, even worse than before. I lose hundreds of hair everyday the last 2 weeks. Could this be a heavy shed or is minoxidil just not for me?
 

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Hi guys,

This is my second post on this forum. Read a lot here but dont post. Ive started using minoxidil about a year and a half ago. Used it once a day for about a year. Didnt notice any regrowth but felt like it gave some stability. Stopped using it due to vacation (4 weeks in Spain with friends). Didnt really get back into it. After a month or 2 I started to lose a lot of hair. So I went back into minoxidil. My temples really started to show and I decided to start microneedling. It has been a month now and ive been using minoxidil once day and microneedle once every week at 1mm. The hairloss is still there, even worse than before. I lose hundreds of hair everyday the last 2 weeks. Could this be a heavy shed or is minoxidil just not for me?
Keep doing your regimen for atleast 6 months, don't mind your sheds. I even remember number guy (the guy in the video in the first post here) saying his situation got worse the first 2 months before he saw improvements.
 

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Has anyone had no/minimal results microneedling with minoxidil once a day, then had results when they switched to twice a day? Wondering whether it might be worth a try...
 

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I just shaved my head for the first time in my life and I realized how easy it is with lighting to make your hair look different. One of these has light straight on my head and wet and the other has it differently. Btw I’ve never seen any crown thinning (I think) just receding hairline. I’ll put l pictures of my scalp before I shaved it on here to show you. This makes all gains pictures seem so easy to fake. I took these all tonight. I’ve seen guys with full heads of hair look balding under light with a buzz but I’ve also seen balding guys too so idk. Which leads me to my question, do I have diffuse thinning or is it just lighting and a buzz cut?
 

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I just shaved my head for the first time in my life and I realized how easy it is with lighting to make your hair look different. One of these has light straight on my head and wet and the other has it differently. Btw I’ve never seen any crown thinning (I think) just receding hairline. I’ll put l pictures of my scalp before I shaved it on here to show you. This makes all gains pictures seem so easy to fake. I took these all tonight. I’ve seen guys with full heads of hair look balding under light with a buzz but I’ve also seen balding guys too so idk. Which leads me to my question, do I have diffuse thinning or is it just lighting and a buzz cut?

The buzzcut looks great! But im wondering if you even have male pattern hairloss? To me it looks like scalp pics is nothing but bad light.
 

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I just shaved my head for the first time in my life and I realized how easy it is with lighting to make your hair look different. One of these has light straight on my head and wet and the other has it differently. Btw I’ve never seen any crown thinning (I think) just receding hairline. I’ll put l pictures of my scalp before I shaved it on here to show you. This makes all gains pictures seem so easy to fake. I took these all tonight. I’ve seen guys with full heads of hair look balding under light with a buzz but I’ve also seen balding guys too so idk. Which leads me to my question, do I have diffuse thinning or is it just lighting and a buzz cut?

Legit don't think you're thinning at all. How did you end up on this board haha
 

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I would say there are very early signs of male pattern baldness. You can see the horseshoe, my hair used to be the same around 10 years ago and I've slowy diffused since then.

just keep an eye on it maybe
 

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8 month daily rolling update

Technique: @chen 's daily mild rolling method
(I also used to hard roll every weekend using 2 mm, but I dropped it around 1 month ago. It was too much pain and there seemed to be no additional benefits. 1mm daily rolling alone seemed to do a good job for me so I dropped weekly hard rolling)

Equipment: 1mm dermaroller - 10 mins daily

Result: If keep my hair short - navy cut (20mm - 30mm length), then nobody can tell I am balding. I had massive diffuse loss similar to @arromanus and my head is filled with tiny hairs now.

My biggest regret so far is getting a hair transplant 2 years ago. The surgeon over harvested my donor and designed a terrible hairline. If I had not got a transplant I could literally room around with short hair and nobody would be able to tell I am balding.
Note - If I grow my hair out long, the balding is apparent because the new vellus hair can only grow to a certain length.

I am too lazy to post progress pictures right now (and also worried about my privacy), but I'll consider posting at 1 year mark.
If you want to get an idea of my progress you can check @arromanus 's before and after pics. My hairloss is very similar.

Edit -
Other medicines that I take are listed below.
minoxidil since 4 years - No major improvement. Hair grew back and then fell out shortly after.

finasteride for 2 years then switched to dutasteride.
dutasteride didn't regrow any hair either. After 1 year of no results on dutasteride, I started the daily rolling regimen this year.

So far, I can confidently conclude that daily rolling has had the most impact on my hair growth. This is personal however. Results my differ for other people.

4 months after my previous update. Lost significant gains after switching from minoxidil 10% to minoxidil 5%.
Also stopped rolling out of laziness and lack of clinical spirit to clean the roller.
While dermarolling helps, it looks like minoxidil is a crucial part of the hair growth magic. Dermarolling alone probably won't produce any significant results but I could be wrong.
So, basically I look like bald norwood 7 oldie now. As soon the lockdown stops, I'll resume rolling.
But I am not sure if my hair will go back to previous state.

Reading through the updates of @arromanus and @jay kim , it seems like 2020 is a bad year for us balding bros. Lol!
 

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While dermarolling helps, it looks like minoxidil is a crucial part of the hair growth magic. Dermarolling alone probably won't produce any significant results but I could be wrong.

As a Derminator2 user, the hardest part is knowing when to stop. You'll want to needle long enough effect, but on the other hand, if you needle too long, you'll cause heavy crusts which will probably block the minoxidil from absorbing.
 

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A month and 10 days aprox dermarrolling 2mm almost every night before applyng Minoxidil and once every 5 days after shower pressing very hard and also scalp massages. Pretty happy so far, I'm 100% positive I am seing thickening in the hairline and overall, besides my hair lost all its greasyness. It's soon to judge but I am feeling way better that when I only did 1.5mm every 5 days.
One thing to consider that scares me: I stopped finasteride a bit over a month ago because of sides (feeling way better now), I don't think I was a good responder because I was almost 3 years on it and still recede (maybe a bit less shedding I don't know) so let' see how that goes in the next months
 

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I really feel that microneedling every day is better than once a week or two weeks. Some people consider it dangerous but I have no complaints the pain doesnt last long and my scalp feels good. Nuking your hormones is way more dangerous to me
 

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I really feel that microneedling every day is better than once a week or two weeks. Some people consider it dangerous but I have no complaints the pain doesnt last long and my scalp feels good. Nuking your hormones is way more dangerous to me
The Follica patent shows to needle every two weeks though, check it out.
 

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The Follica patent shows to needle every two weeks though, check it out.
That’s true but needling at a low amount daily helps absorption. The once every other week is more for long lengths and callogen and all that
 

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That’s true but needling at a low amount daily helps absorption. The once every other week is more for long lengths and callogen and all that
Sure, if you dodaily needling would advise low depths though.

Btw, Follica also showed they did 1mm depth max 1x/every two weeks.
 

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The Follica patent shows to needle every two weeks though, check it out.
I know, but who knows why they went that route, it could be for precaution reasons. But yeah certainly 2mm every night is to harsh I will get a 1mm as soon as I can
 

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The Follica patent shows to needle every two weeks though, check it out.
Yes but since its not possibile to replicate the "number of holes " of follica study in home session, someone thinks that daily rolling can in the long run get similar results
For sure we cant compare 1,5 biweekly rolling to follica study
 

Pigeon

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Yes but since its not possibile to replicate the "number of holes " of follica study in home session, someone thinks that daily rolling can in the long run get similar results
For sure we cant compare 1,5 biweekly rolling to follica study
True the density of needles was very high in the Follica patent.

Don't know if daily rolling will have the same effects but it does seem to help quite a lot of people who took this approach in their regimen.
 

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True the density of needles was very high in the Follica patent.

Don't know if daily rolling will have the same effects but it does seem to help quite a lot of people who took this approach in their regimen.
Dont know either
till follica is out
Homemade solutions are just hypotheses, all of them
 
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