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    Default Hairloss at a young age, using dermaroller +minoxidil

    Hello everyone, long time lurker here. I'm 20 yes old and have been thinning slowly since I was 15 (2012). I wouldn't say I'm really at a NW anything because my hairline is still in tactt my vertex is badly thinning and recently it has accelerated, so I'll try to explain...
    I noticed my vertex was thinning in the 10th grade but it was slight so I just wore a high top hair cut (I'm black) and covered it up so it wasn't noticeable. November of (2014) I started using minoxidil on my vertex ( my hairline wasnt thinning). I was on it for a year and a half and I saw no difference what so ever so I tried saw palmetto and gradually replaced the minoxidil until I eventually stopped using it in April 2016 . That turned out to be a huge mistake because my hair was falling out in clumps so I guess it was helping me keep my hair after all. Even after all the shedding My hair loss is still concealable with what my friends refer to as my signature haircut now lol ( high curly top) , little do they know that is the only hair cut I can get. But in October of this year I decided to get back on minoxidil, intsead of just using it on my vertex I have been using it on my whole head. I have been using The Special Hair Regrowth Treatment because it has minoxidil, DHT blockers, and Biotin. Also this go around I'm using a 1.0 dermaroller once a week to Increase whatever results I may get. I'm terrified because I've been on this new regimen for a little over a month and my hair shed has been awful... my hairline has always been pretty strong but now it has thinned and I can see the shape of a horse shoe forming and my crown thinning is spreading even further so now when my hair is wet I can see a little bit of a horse shoe forming. I was excited at first because I thought the shed was from the minoxidil but then I realized I have massive sheds after I dermaroll so I honestly have no clue. The sad thing is in just a few months my hair loss has progressesd more than it has in 5 years. Though my hair loss is bad I can still conceal it with my "signature haircut". My vertex is thin but I don't really have a bald spot, my hair is there but it is just really thin. I feel I do have potential for regrowth if this treatment helps so I will make updates. Is there anyone out there that can give me some type of advice or reassurance about this recent shed I've had because I am really freaking tf out because if it doesn't at least get back to baseline I might need to consider buzzing it off... also is dermarolling supposed to make me shed almost 30-40 hairs in the shower a session?

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    - 1 week update/observation-
    So for those of you who saw my desperate plea for help/ answers I finally have some good news in my hair loss struggle. I know 1 week isn't a lot of time to grow hairs but just hear me out... so I have a callick, which is a part in the front of the hairline where hair grows backwards against the rest of your hair, as I got older and my hairline "matured" my callick just thinned and became a gap in my hairline. About 5 days ago I noticed a lot of small hairs that were beginning to fill it in,
    Upon further observation of my scalp I noticed small hairs that are similar all over my hairline. Most of the hairs are actually pushing my hairline back down which is a very good sign that the treatment is working. They do seem to be getting thicker so I am intrested to see if they will become regular hairs. But what excites me the most is the top of my head which had thinned at an alarming rate is now covered with tiny hairs that are thicker then vellus hairs but they are new so they arent as thick as my regular hair. Essentially my entire scalp looks like it has a 5 oclock shadow growing under my already long hair. I hate to be captain obvious here but it appears that the only hairs that were spared by the shedding were the thick hairs, its like the weak hairs just made mass Exodus into my shower drain every few days after I dermarolled. I was skeptical of the dermarolling claims at first but I am honestly a true believer now because I did not have any results on just foam minoxidil alone and it is now only a month and a half into treatment and I am seeing significant results. Again, I am curious to see just how thick the new hair will grow to be because I dont see any spots in my head where there arent a bunch of new smaller hairs sprouting. I also have been using three brands of minoxidil if anyone is curious just ask. one thing that sucks about changing so many things in my regimin is I dont know which is doing most of the lifting, I am positive that the dermaroller has alot to do with it. Whenever I roll over a spot with small vellus hairs I see the hair get alittle more noticable after a few days. If my regrowth continues at this rate I'm going to have to get a buzz cut and start all over just because of the difference in my long hair length and the "5oclock shadow" I have coming in on top. So all things considered I like what I am seeing so far.

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    It’s really good that you will get the best results after using derma roller. But you have to take care of your hair and some precautions.

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    playsound dermaroller+minoxidil 2 month update

    Just so you guys know I'm not yanking your chains here are my results after 2 months and some and a few days... I am very pleased thus far and I am excited for the next few months because I expect my vertex to fully fill in. My hair line is also beginning to push down as well but I'm not going to post those pictures because I want to remain incognito. Overall I am a true believer in dermarolling, after studying the science behind it I think it will allow minoxidil to be a more permanent solution simply because it triggers the body's healing response... and the only time your body doesn't heal itself is when you're dead. I would definitely recommend to anyone with hair loss, expecially if you're like me and did not respond to minoxidil alone. I will report again.
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    Any update as of now?
    Btw, can you give a detailed description of your regime ?

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    Also, kick-ass progress bud.
    I am probably in the same situation as you.
    Started noticing hairloss when I was 17-18. Started minox back in 2013. Hairloss stabilized initially and then probably after a few months started again. Then bumped up my dosage to 10% in 2015 and finally in April 2017, completely stopped minox as I thought there was no progress and my scalp was eventually thinning out. Turns out this was a big mistake. In the past 6 months lost more hair than I lost in the entire 4 years on minox. Started back on minox last month. Been 3 weeks and the shedding is still going on. Quite depressed. Started with the dermaroller today. Hoping for the best! You're an inspiration man! Thanks!

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    Quote Originally Posted by milkman22 View Post
    Just so you guys know I'm not yanking your chains here are my results after 2 months and some and a few days... I am very pleased thus far and I am excited for the next few months because I expect my vertex to fully fill in. My hair line is also beginning to push down as well but I'm not going to post those pictures because I want to remain incognito. Overall I am a true believer in dermarolling, after studying the science behind it I think it will allow minoxidil to be a more permanent solution simply because it triggers the body's healing response... and the only time your body doesn't heal itself is when you're dead. I would definitely recommend to anyone with hair loss, expecially if you're like me and did not respond to minoxidil alone. I will report again.
    On a serious note, use finasteride or you're ****ed. Do you seriously think that dermarolling and minoxidil is enough to prevent your hair from falling out? Your hairloss is very aggressive and will likely continue to progress if you don't use something that inhibits the DHT inside your body. Dermarolling in your case will do absolutely nothing, plain and simple. I don't believe that it would do anything for anyone because it's a scam. Even if it wasn't, are you going to carry on rolling your head all day, everyday for the rest of your life to keep your hair? Be realistic about this situation and asses what little options you have which is fin and dut.

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    milkman22

    Not understanding this. This is from two days of dermarolling.

    Could you please do a better job labeling your photos. I really am having a DIFFICULT time understanding your point?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jackito View Post
    On a serious note, use finasteride or you're ****ed. Do you seriously think that dermarolling and minoxidil is enough to prevent your hair from falling out? Your hairloss is very aggressive and will likely continue to progress if you don't use something that inhibits the DHT inside your body. Dermarolling in your case will do absolutely nothing, plain and simple. I don't believe that it would do anything for anyone because it's a scam. Even if it wasn't, are you going to carry on rolling your head all day, everyday for the rest of your life to keep your hair? Be realistic about this situation and asses what little options you have which is fin and dut.
    Minoxidil effects are not PERMANENT, that is true. But it's definitely NOT A Scam.

    I just think milkman22 needs to do a better job showing his information.

    Dermarolling probably helps women more than males, because as men we produce a lot
    more DHT (and Finasteride has more permanent anti balding effects for androgen baldness, as
    opposed to thyroid baldness).

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