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Microneedling *May 2019* Progress

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Almost at my 3rd month of microneedling/minoxidil/nizoral Progress.

1st Photo from today

2nd photo from May 6th, 2019 prior to this new routine.

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Wow that’s quite the change. I really wanna see what this looks like in another 6 months.

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Hey cosmo, could you kindly list out your entire regimen? Or link me to a post if it’s already listed? Thanks in advance!

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10 hours ago, Melvin-Moderator said:

Wow that’s quite the change. I really wanna see what this looks like in another 6 months.

Thanks Melvin, definitely feeling happier with the progress.

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9 hours ago, jj51702 said:

Hey cosmo, could you kindly list out your entire regimen? Or link me to a post if it’s already listed? Thanks in advance!

Sure JJ, no prob.

I started by purchasing the Dr Pen A6 microneedling Pen and some extra 12-pin needle cartridges back in early May.

I started off microneedling my whole scalp with the 1.5mm setting on the pen 1x a week (no minoxidil or any topical) , I did this for a month then I purchased Kirkland minoxidil 5% liquid from Costco and started applying it 24 hours after microneedling on my 4 week session, then I decided to up the weekly sessions to gently microneedle every 3rd night with the needle setting set at 1mm and applying minoxidil and hour after, after another few weeks I switched to Kirkland minoxidil foam (which I like better less messy and responding well to it). And over the past few weeks I’ve upped the 1x hard microneedling session to 2mm 1x every 7-9 days and still 1mm every 3rd night. I also spray a saline spray mist to wet my scalp prior to a session so hair doesn’t get tangled or pulled and spray after to clean the scalp before I apply the foam. 

Oh and I’ve recently added some peppermint oil drops in with the saline spray to get better blood flow and i like the feeling.

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A week short of my 3rd month with my microneedling routine and here are a couple photos in different lighting of my crown/vertex.

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Posted (edited)

Thought I’d also share that I have also been microneedling/minoxidil on my receded temple peeks/triangle the past few months and am seeing some nice early improvement given the fact that no grafts were placed in the areas.

Photos are from April 2019 (10 months post-op) before this new routine and after from last week...Fom last week post hair shampoo, Right side before and now, then left side before and now.

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Wtf bro, that’s really good! Keep milking the micro needling and minis train til ur nw negative 1!

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3 hours ago, jj51702 said:

Wtf bro, that’s really good! Keep milking the micro needling and minis train til ur nw negative 1!

Thanks JJ...I’m trying to...I’ll happily take a NW 0-1 tho 😉

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This is inspiring stuff, thanks for sharing this.  One thing that's not totally clear from your regimen...Are you using the minoxidil only after each microneedle session?  (So minoxidil approx twice a week?)

 

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5 hours ago, MrZennie said:

This is inspiring stuff, thanks for sharing this.  One thing that's not totally clear from your regimen...Are you using the minoxidil only after each microneedle session?  (So minoxidil approx twice a week?)

 

Thanks! Glad to share if it helps others.

Good question, I use Minoxidil foam at night before bed just once a day everyday, on the nights I microneedling I apply it after about 1-2hours after microneedling.

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Thanks Cosmo!  I just researched using Minoxidil once a day and it seems to be effective.  Dr. Bernstein advises: 5% liquid, once daily at night.  

(People can google 'Minoxidil once a day Bernstein' . There is a short audio clip at the bottom where Dr. Bernstein compares foam to liquid)

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3 hours ago, MrZennie said:

Thanks Cosmo!  I just researched using Minoxidil once a day and it seems to be effective.  Dr. Bernstein advises: 5% liquid, once daily at night.  

(People can google 'Minoxidil once a day Bernstein' . There is a short audio clip at the bottom where Dr. Bernstein compares foam to liquid)

You’re welcome!

Yeah, I’ve read that about Dr Bernstein’s thoughts on Minoxidil, haven’t checked the audio clip but shall. Dr Bernstein is highly knowledgeable and offers up some great advice.

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I've been doing foam in the mornings and a foam/liquid combo in the evenings. I actually find the liquid isn't much of an issue for my styling preferences as long as you massage it in like you're supposed to, but you've seen that I generally wear my hair up or back.

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