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    In the study they say they used the derma roller on the scalp "until mild erythema was noted" that doesn't really suggest they drew blood during treatment, but until mild redness was noticed on the skin.

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    Quote Originally Posted by greatjob! View Post
    In the study they say they used the derma roller on the scalp "until mild erythema was noted" that doesn't really suggest they drew blood during treatment, but until mild redness was noticed on the skin.
    This. You are not suppose to apply so much pressure on the scalp it draws blood. That's extremely excessive.

    I personally apply enough pressure where it's very unpleasant and my skin turns a semi-bright red. NO BLOOD. It even stings 10-15 minutes after application until I wake up the next morning.

    I think that's the purpose of the study..not stabbing yourself with dozens of needles while blood pours down your face.

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    Quote Originally Posted by StayThick View Post
    This. You are not suppose to apply so much pressure on the scalp it draws blood. That's extremely excessive.

    I personally apply enough pressure where it's very unpleasant and my skin turns a semi-bright red. NO BLOOD. It even stings 10-15 minutes after application until I wake up the next morning.

    I think that's the purpose of the study..not stabbing yourself with dozens of needles while blood pours down your face.
    Well no wonder Jesus never went bald... that thorny crown did him good.

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    I can't help but wonder why we haven't really heard much about this before or seen any real results except from the study linked by OP and the photos from the user PrettyFly83. I mean it has been around for some years. I hope it's because they simply have been doing it wrong and been focusing on absorption and/or not stuck with it long enough. Anyway, I will definitely give it a try and use it once a week.

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    Quote Originally Posted by the_dude78 View Post
    I can't help but wonder why we haven't really heard much about this before or seen any real results except from the study linked by OP and the photos from the user PrettyFly83. I mean it has been around for some years. I hope it's because they simply have been doing it wrong and been focusing on absorption and/or not stuck with it long enough. Anyway, I will definitely give it a try and use it once a week.
    Not a lot of people were doing it consistently and especially nowhere near enough with wounding. It also requires minoxidil as well.

    Cotsarelis did mention back in around 2007 that wounding skin induces WNT proteins which helps hair grow, the same protein histogen uses for their injection method.

    I hope we all get results.

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    Quote Originally Posted by StayThick View Post
    This. You are not suppose to apply so much pressure on the scalp it draws blood. That's extremely excessive.

    I personally apply enough pressure where it's very unpleasant and my skin turns a semi-bright red. NO BLOOD. It even stings 10-15 minutes after application until I wake up the next morning.

    I think that's the purpose of the study..not stabbing yourself with dozens of needles while blood pours down your face.
    This is just wrong. If you aren't bleeding you my aswell be using a .5mm roller. Use a 1.5mm, apply light pressure and see how much of those needles are getting penetration. 1/4th? If I am pressing hard enough to get even half the 1.5mm needles into the scalp, bleeding occurs.

    People have been using .5mm for a long time and have no acheived results like in the newest study. So which is it?

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    Quote Originally Posted by the_dude78 View Post
    I can't help but wonder why we haven't really heard much about this before or seen any real results except from the study linked by OP and the photos from the user PrettyFly83. I mean it has been around for some years. I hope it's because they simply have been doing it wrong and been focusing on absorption and/or not stuck with it long enough. Anyway, I will definitely give it a try and use it once a week.
    DR. Cotsarelis's work is based on the same principle, so we have been hearing a lot about this, it's just a poor man's version of his work.

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    I agree. I feel like a lot of people gave it a shot from 2007 - 2009 and no one came to any clear-cut conclusions. Anecdotal evidence that it has worked for some people does exist, but no group of individuals tried it consistently and in a controlled manner.

    The way I see it is, as with any hair loss treatment, it's difficult for individuals to gauge effectiveness when they don't see any clear-cut regrowth (even though, IMO, maintenance counts as effectiveness) and it requires months, if not years, to be able to tell.

    Not a lot of people were doing it consistently and especially nowhere near enough with wounding. It also requires minoxidil as well.

    Cotsarelis did mention back in around 2007 that wounding skin induces WNT proteins which helps hair grow, the same protein histogen uses for their injection method.

    I hope we all get results.

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    Why do people keep saying you need minoxidil for this?

    The study suggests you don't need minoxidil to achieve results. It says clearly that people applied minoxidil 24 hours AFTER microneedling. I'm no expert on wound healing, but obviously you would absorb more minoxidil by applying it directly after needling.

    Or am I missing something?

    I'm waiting for my roller now. If this works it will be huge.

    On a sidenote. I remember one time as a kid, my friend squeezed his thumbnail into the top side of my hand for laughs. A coupple of hours later a single super thick black hair had sprouted in the same place. I mean, I don't have hairy hands. So this kid obviously managed to force a hair to grow on the back of my hand by "microneedling" it.

    So yeah, I believe in this shit for sure!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Velvetmonkey View Post
    Why do people keep saying you need minoxidil for this?

    The study suggests you don't need minoxidil to achieve results. It says clearly that people applied minoxidil 24 hours AFTER microneedling. I'm no expert on wound healing, but obviously you would absorb more minoxidil by applying it directly after needling.

    Or am I missing something?

    I'm waiting for my roller now. If this works it will be huge.

    On a sidenote. I remember one time as a kid, my friend squeezed his thumbnail into the top side of my hand for laughs. A coupple of hours later a single super thick black hair had sprouted in the same place. I mean, I don't have hairy hands. So this kid obviously managed to force a hair to grow on the back of my hand by "microneedling" it.

    So yeah, I believe in this shit for sure!
    Because minoxidil can give serious side effects if it goes systemic; rapid hearbeat being one of them. I've read reports that Minoxidil is supposed to raise PGE2 level, which are actually lowered in balding men compared to non-balding.

    Also, I read somewhere of someone being bald and getting a bad sunburn o his head only to find new hairs growing after.

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