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Rogaine Is Helping So Far! With Pics.

Discussion in 'Treatments for Androgenetic Alopecia' started by tula, Mar 30, 2019.

  1. tula

    tula Member

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    Just an update. I started using it about 4 months ago. I am pretty sure I’m a lucky one who did not have a bad shed first and it grew back some hair. But I wanted to post some before and after pics.
    I suffered through this loss for three years before realizing it wasn’t just TE like I kept hoping and bit the bullet.
    My temples filled right in. The top front part is still Very lacking. I’m hoping with time it gets a little better.
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    Assuming the first pic is the 'after' and the second pic is the 'before'!

    OMG, that's amazing progress. Your hairline in the first pic is the hairline of my dreams, tbh. I have some unopened 5% Regaine which I've been really scared to use because of the initial shedding and the fact some people report dark undereye circles, skin ageing etc. I'd be thrilled to recover my temples/hairline.

    Have you thought about combining rogaine with microneedling via dermarolling or dermastamping? On the male hair loss forums, a lot of men report a lot of success combining minoxidil with dermarolling, and there are studies showing it increases minoxidil's efficacy. I started using a 1.5mm dermaroller recently and it's too soon to comment on whether it's helping, but I can say it's easy to do and not unpleasant. The idea of rolling needles over the scalp seems really crazy, but it's less painful than plucking eyebrows and much less painful than waxing legs.
     
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    That’s some regrowth for 4 months! So awesome! I too dream of this sort of progress! Do you just use it in you temples or all over? I too am concerned with the side effects but I so want a normal life again
     
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    I use it all on the front half of my scalp. But I’ve been told it is systemic and should work in places you don’t put it too. I use the foam.
    I was terrified of the side effects!! For me, I’m glad I tried it. I got a haircut the other day and my stylist noticed too
    I have my hair in a pixie and it really hides all of my thinning because of where it’s at.
    I’m so much happier at this point. Now I’m hoping it keeps on working!!
     
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    Wishing you the best!!! Thinking of trying myself now same areas as you have mostly temple but the front it getting bad too it’s really all over but they are the worse areas

    Please keep us posted on your progress. Is gibes hope!
     
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    I got good results using oral/topical minoxidil when I first started. Because I was using the oral version, I would say that my results were 10x better than yours. It’s insane when it works. Happy for you. If you want better results, consider using a 1.5mm dermastamp 1-2 times a week
     
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    I heard that you have to keep using Rogaine forever. If you stop, all the hair growth from Rogaine will shed all off within 3 months.
    Anybody has had experienced hair loss if we stop using Rogaine?
     
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    Wow, it looks fabulous, it is tempting me to use it. I tried it maybe 10-14 years ago but it made it worse, I am afraid to try using it again. Also I can't imagine using it forever
     
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    Any update?
     
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    Is there any update at all? I am wondering if I should try, I have the 5% foam but haven't used it as yet. Tina, did you decide to use it yet? I am particularly concerned about possible further loss from it.......
     
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    I tried this about a year after I noticed temple loss and started using it for a few months, while I didn’t notice more loss it also didn’t grow a thing, I was worried about side effects if I continued plus I didn’t get any results so I quit
     
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    Update: After approximately a year and a half of using Rogaine, I am completely shedding again. I have not missed a day of using it. I started lightly shedding a few months ago and it has been awful the past month. Losing hair all day long. I am not sure at this point if the Rogaine has just stopped working or if I am in a weird cyclical shed. I thought at first it was because I missed my nightly vitamin D and zinc supplements that I really think helped for a couple months during a home renovation. I also missed my daily and iron supplement often. But that was back in Feb-Mar and I am shedding worse now.
    Does anyone have insight or experience into this? I am hoping it is cyclical and I don't have to start all over and lose everything again. It doesn't look as bad as it did before I started Rogaine, but I do not want it to get there!
     
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    Hey! Im a little over a year and a half of using rogaine and am experiencing the exact same thing. I started shedding about 70-80 hairs a day in May and now its gone up to 90-100 hairs a day. This is my 3rd month of this shedding... I'm really hoping it will end soon because my hairs feeling a lot thinner. How much do you think you're losing daily? keep us updated if it works out! Also do you have female pattern hair loss?
     
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    I wash every other day and I lose probably 50-60 during that but then randoms fall out during the day too. Plus whatever I don’t see. It’s technically in the normal range, but it’s not normal for me. It’s probably double what I was losing.
    I think it’s stern but I’m not 100%. They did a biopsy a couple years ago and it was not very clear. All of my loss grew back with rogaine originally. My loss is temple, front and top. I am not bald but it’s getting very thin. My mom has thin temples but lots of hair. She is in her 60’s. I’m in my 30’s. My dad still has most of his hair. It’s thinned a little. My aunts have their hair. It was triggered by a hormonal balancing supplement. But apparently that can jumpstart fphl. ‍♀️
    My biggest fear is it getting worse and having bald spots and not being able to stop/reverse it.
     

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