I have used a derma roller on my face, neck, and other areas with good results. Bought one on ebay for about $6 and works well. There are many youtube videos on the subject so I would advise anyone to watch a few before trying it yourself. You can overdo it.
Does this research address this?
It's possible that this research refers to alopecia, rather than male pattern baldness.
Anyone else care to comment on this?
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Even the diet plays a role in the progression (or delaying the onset) of AGA. Fortes et al. 2018 (behind paywall) investigated the effects of Mediterranean diet on AGA and concluded that a high consumption of raw vegetables (at least 3 times a day) and a high consumption of fresh herbs (3 or more regularly) significantly reduce the risk of AGA. Polyphenols are known to inhibit 5α-reductase enzyme - and many fresh herbs, besides being antioxidants, also exhibit estrogenic activity.
This is interesting.OzSport wrote: ↑Sat Sep 28, 2019 9:10 pmA friend of mine had the dermaroller stuff done to her face at a local spa, and she looked great after! Her skin was fine before, but after the dermaroller procedure, her face did look much "brighter" (she's in her late 40s). After the procedure is done, you have to stay away from the sun and apply some creams; I think she had the procedure done on a Friday evening, and then stayed indoors for the weekend in time to go back to work on Monday.
Any explanation as to why she had to stay out of the sub for so long?
When you damage the skin with needles, acids or energy-based treatments you get inflammation. That makes you more vulnerable against PIH (post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation).
Also, daylight (both UV and visible light) is what mainly caused you to need these treatments in the first place. They´re all designed to get rid of daylight-damaged skin cells.
If one wears sunscreen daily as a moisturizer these treatments can be greatly postponed. Sun protected skin treated with retinoids looks very good, at least 10-15 year better than non-protected non-retinized skin.
The skin is also functionally younger, it´s smoother, more elastic, even-toned and has no pre-neoplastic lesions (actinic keratosis) that half of 40+ people have. Precursors to basal cell carcinoma caused by decades of lack of sun protection. Men have more AKs due to negligence and outdoor occupations.