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  1. 3 points
    PermanentVacation

    Where is the social media?

    Social media is the devil. I’d rather none. Less advertising about this the better. I don’t think it’s a service that takes well to social media All the info you need is in here. It’s the best place and usually Everyone is friendly :)
  2. 2 points
    checkingthisout

    Should I or shouldn't I?

    I think you are putting way too must thought into this and it has taken a financial and psychological toll on you. The SMP isn't close to camouflaging it like you are attempting to and you will be much happier when you let what hair you have go. Do the SMP. Even a decent job will look better. From a distance it looks like you have your hair, but anyone your trying to fool or impress will see your hair is thinning out a lot when within 5 feet. Perseverating over something you have no control of (your hair) is like fixating on whether you can stop it from raining tomorrow. You can sit there and try to control the elements with your thoughts, or you can do what everyone else is doing. Grab an umbrella and head out into the storm. No one else cares as much as you do.
  3. 2 points
    David Lyon

    Considering SMP

    Hi thank you for that yes he really made me feel at ease with the whole process and stopped me from thinking i would look stupid. Really nice bloke and would trust him to do a good job
  4. 2 points
    I feel for this guy. I think that’s why it’s important not to cut corners with something so life changing. I’m glad I had my treatment with his. It was life changing in the positive rather than the negative.
  5. 2 points
    Franks scalp is similar to my scalp, just not as bad as his. I have to say I’m gonna look more into this procedure and possibly get it done soon
  6. 2 points
    bobdobbs

    What about ongoing hair loss?

    Im in a similar situation as you. I recently got my SMP so I have not receded any more, but they did full coverage of the top of my head anyway, so I am not too worried about it.
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    Neo

    Where is the social media?

    To be honest traveling about around london all I see is things being advertised and the only people I can talk to is the people that are displaying the add i do and always have got things done through word of mouth, like this forum everyone with there own experiences without the company getting involved I’m just trying to find time to get this treatment done
  9. 2 points
    It's impossible to get dots small enough to truly recreate the delicate hairline hair follicles. What I have found is that shine tends to make dots look smaller, so what I do (counter-intuitively) is rub a little olive oil around my hairline and it makes the transition from skin to SMP more gradual. I think in general the obsession with anti-shine might have the effect of making treatments look less realistic, you'll notice from the examples of real shaved heads in this thread that nearly all of them have shine that blurs their hairlines.
  10. 2 points
    If HIS increased their advertising much more I would seriously consider getting my treatment lasered off. It would be a huge error to treat SMP like any other cosmetic enhancement like boob jobs or rhinoplasty, because there is vastly more social stigma around hair loss solutions for men.
  11. 1 point
    dasher

    Shaver I can recommend

    I would like to recommend a shaver I have got from Amazon in UK. One word. , FANTASTIC, it cuts really close, and charged via USB, also wet and dry. Hangsun Electric Shaver Trimmer For Men Cordless ES1000 Shaving Razor Wet & Dry Rechargeable IPX7 Waterproof 360 Rotary with Pop-up Trimmer https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B071VWWYGG/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apa_i_CpA9AbN1GEBTS
  12. 1 point
    ed@hishairclinic.com

    Balding clippers

    Great to hear from you. Thanks for the tip.
  13. 1 point
    Ben111

    Should I or shouldn't I?

    Maybe one day. As long as I'm happy with what I've done that's the main thing. Thanks for your comments. I still have the choice one day in the future. If I shaved down that's it. No going back. Now it's more flexible. Also sometimes feel Insecure about my scar and grow my hair longer. Sometimes my hair is at a 0.5 on sides and back. Sometimes I leave it till about a 4. SMP wouldn't allow me to do that especially if I got hairline lowered
  14. 1 point
    Johnm

    Should I or shouldn't I?

    Completely agree with other posters. My hair was very similar to yours, I decided to take the decision and have smp done. I can honestly say it's the best decision I've made, so many Comments by people saying that I suit it and that it looks much better than the way my hair was previously. I know it's a tough decision to make and you will be nervous but i honestly think you should go for it mate.
  15. 1 point
    David1963

    Should I or shouldn't I?

    Did you ever meet anyone with the finished product ? in theory yes you have ink on your head but its a pretty damn good illusion , you dont kick a pretty girl out of bed cos she is wearing makeup or has had a boob job
  16. 1 point
    Maybe I'm misunderstanding. I think you want your hairline to remain forever where it is right now. Then you want to cover your whole head so that when future follicles fall out, there will already be dots there so you won't notice. Thats what the guy meant by density. Less and less visible skin, though not to the point of a painted on scalp. The best look for natural in my opinion is to do what I did. My hairline was pretty much where it always was. So I told them, no dots in front of the hairline, just right up to it.
  17. 1 point
    David1963

    Considering SMP

    no Danny worked on me a couple of years ago and is a top bloke and probaly the best HIS have at the moment, also as a client himself he knows how you feel and wont bullshit you or pressure sell the product
  18. 1 point
    David1963

    Should I or shouldn't I?

    Shave it all and have a 2nd and 3rd SMP session bringing hairline slightly down perhaps depending where it was before you started losing hair. After having 1 session anyway you now know it doesnt hurt much and also what can be achieved .
  19. 1 point
    A.san

    UNE VRAIE SOLUTION

    J ai fait mon traitement, il'y a maintenant plus de 1 ans et je suis super satisfait du travail effectué. j'ai reçu 3 traitements et j'ai exactement le résultat que je voulais; Sofiane est a l’écoute et de bon conseil ... je vous le recommande vivement
  20. 1 point
    A standard three session treatment of the first two a week apart with a third following on around twelve weeks later will cost about two and a half grand (£) and for you if you follow your existing hairline I am certain you will gain an excellent result. I can imagine that with the amount of hair you have now reinforced with smp underneath you could extend the length of time of not shaving down to the bone, sure it will be shorter than it is in this picture but you will be surprised by how much density it will offer. Go for it, you know you will want to when you lose more, by doing it now the transition to shorter and shorter hair will be less dramatic.
  21. 1 point
    I'm not interested in the social media element but it would be good to see new case study videos on the site.
  22. 1 point
    only problem I can think of is how good is your scalp under a system for so long - idealy if it were me Id tell work I need 2-3 weeks off as ive got some family problems to sort out ( ageing parents type thing) id have a few days off before session one where I would hide away shave my head and moistourise like mad ( a good canvas to work on is better) then get session 1 and 2 aweek apart then work 6/7 days later ( also takes time to get used to the stranger in the mirror) - you will fade but the longer you leave until no3 the better for the techy to see what areas need more work . Good luck and remember the most important folk arnt your patients its YOU - if you are feeling great /fit/well etc you can better serve your patients - if you are stressed etc or your health suffers then you cannot help at work - take it as a chance to recharge your batteries.
  23. 1 point
    David1963

    Meet me?

    Sorry to far away mate but SMP is best when shaved to the bone so just go for it , so easy to manage no worries about the wind and rain , great in the gym , just wash and go - just keep your head moisturised and in good condition , also if scar is visable folks will not think it is a h/t scar as you appear to have full head of hair - but bic'd to bone
  24. 1 point
    Lets hope we can point the guy in the right direction and give him some emotional support as well , hopefully this can be sorted
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  27. 1 point
    A good option to tell people who ask that you had been slightly balding but covering up using fibres and sprays for a year or so..maybe even dying it . You got sick of that vanity so you shaved .This explains the transformation and the questions of why you appear to have a full head of hair and why would you shave it off. It also disarms questions as you are having a gentle poke at your previous vanity.
  28. 1 point
    CK

    Getting caught out

    Hi Ivor, Thanks for the updates. I've had mine now for about 7 years, I was called out on it once by a guy who was bald and looking into having the procedure done. I'm thinking of having mine feathered and touched up as I haven't had any work done since my first couple of sessions in Birmingham and I'd like it a little less defined. I think your problem is more the fact you were known as being completely bald so it's more noticeable. Before I had the treatment I hid under a hat, so the only shock was the fact I wasn't wearing a hat anymore. After a while, I'm sure people will just see your new look as normal and the comments will lessen. The worst i've had in those years is a few people question why I don't grow my hair out a bit as I have a decent head of hair and I'd look better with it a bit longer. His changed my life, I went from feeling insecure to gaining confidence and this improved my life both with women and work. The only person I ever told I had a hair tattoo was an ex girlfriend but only because she kept on at me to grow my hair out for a week.
  29. 1 point
    checkingthisout

    Head shine

    Search matte moisturizer for the answer. All will come down to personal preference after testing.
  30. 1 point
    Billy Bob

    What about ongoing hair loss?

    Hi Chadwell, Im actually in this position right now. I got my treatment exactly three years ago (I was a NW 3 at the time), however I have lost quite a bit of hair since then. I’m planning another few sessions in a few months time. I doubt you would have to get touch ups every few months, every few years is what I’m budgeting on. As I had a lot of hair when I first got my treatment (And I was using Toppik which made me look like I had a thick head of hair), it made going to a shaved head really easy as no one suspected a thing. This was a positive....the negative is now I have to get touch ups every few years as my hair continues to thin. The positive of being completely bald when you first get treatment is it’s pretty much final....apart from minor touch ups here and there. I would like to know what impact getting treatment every few years can have on the overall appearance of the treatment? Ie would it end up looking less real than being completely bald and getting it all done in one go? Cheers,
  31. 1 point
    LDB

    Looking into SMP

    Chic hair?...no... lol! I am just looking to camo the hairline....will still be very bald but less self conscious about the pluggy hairline.
  32. 1 point
    David1963

    Celebrities And Smp

    Im no good on a computer but if folks in the UK ever watched The Bill then DI Burnside ( Chris Ellinson ) has clearly had SMP
  33. 1 point
    I rarely see anything in the newspaper or on television promoting smp but however I still see those hairclub for men infomercials millions of times on late night tv. I have seen all my information on smp online only and basically on youtube. In my opinion there are many balding men that have no clue what smp even is. I think that the reason that a good smp procedure is not as detectable is because there is not general public knowledge of these types of procedures which I honestly consider a good thing.
  34. 1 point
    JCVD

    Celebrities And Smp

    I could only think that at this point it would be obvious that they have had work done because they are celebrities and have numerous movies and photos showing their degree of hair loss. Maybe they also do not want to have to explain getting a smp procedure to the public or media.. I still think this procedure would look fantastic on them and it is a minor modification to simulate a hairline which basally frames their face and restores their appearance of having a full head of hair. I enclosed a photo I seen online which ironically is a His ad of what Jason Statham would look like with the procedure which looks fantastic in my opinion.
  35. 1 point
    I'll never understand why people want a bunch of other people to know what SMP is... It's an illusion. If you were a magician, would you want everyone to know how you pulled a rabit out of a hat before you did it?
  36. 1 point
    David1963

    Where is the social media?

    you could have lots of media but do you want folks asking if that is what you have had done ? also if clinics are fully booked through word of mouth why create so much work you could never handle
  37. 1 point
    ed@hishairclinic.com

    Where is the social media?

    HIS opened their first clinic in 2005 Sunil. The long term effects are walking around unnoticed. If you are in Brum you should try make an appointment for when Ian is there... the oldest SMP in the world. Beyond this forum and some blogging I have nothing to do with the HIS social media so my opinion is just a personal one. Most people investigating SMP, however they heard about it, are learning about an industry they never knew existed. Choosing your clinic has become complicated precisely because there is a difference between being the best SMP clinic and being a wizard at social media marketing. For me it makes sense for HIS to concentrate on their real strengths. Rolls Royce aren't still here because they bought into the fad of billboard advertising :0)
  38. 1 point
    Personally I put a slightly higher factor on my scalp than on my face... the skin of your face is exposed all year round and is thicker than the scalp. Once your melanin starts working the tan will quickly appear even. I would definitely avoid not wearing any protection at all though. Lots of damage gets done by the time your skin actually starts to burn. So I will use #8 on my face and #12-15 on my scalp for example. According to your skin type and latitude you will want to play with those numbers to find what is right for you.
  39. 1 point
    Andy Stewart

    Poached

    I have had same many time but stick with his because Danny in Manchester is in my opinion the best there is.
  40. 1 point
    SickOfHidingIt

    Really want to do this but...

    This is such great advice from all of you! I appreciate it so much. I was somehow under the impression that immediately after the first session, up until a second or third session, I would appear very thin on top compared to my sides. I understand it will fade but what you are describing sounds like it's no big deal. I will carefully plan my work schedule around this and go for it. Likely in May or June. I am and have always been a very confident guy in everything I do, but this hair loss thing (starting at 14 years old) has always my Achilles heel. I believe SMP is my answer, and now feel comfortable in my decision to proceed. Thanks all for that boost of courage!
  41. 1 point
    OnTheFenceAgain

    Really want to do this but...

    Hey I can completely relate to your predicament. I wore a system most of my life at 50 decided was enough. All the problems you have mentioned above about the hassle of wearing one. And I had to contend with a botched hair transplant under the system. Thought long and hard trying to come up with all the scenarios that you are trying to come up with. Leaving the system on during the process, wearing a hat etc. I went in on Friday they shaved my head had the procedure done walked in on Saturday to a family get together. People were shocked that I had shaved a perfectly good head of "hair" I said I wanted to try something different. Did not hear a peep after that. It has been over 2 years the best decision I have ever made. You are over thinking it. Take enough days off so you can have 2 sessions done about 10 days before you go back to work. Patients will wait!!
  42. 1 point
    the bald ego

    Really want to do this but...

    A one-session approach would be foolish. The practitioner and client need to assess and adjust (over several sessions) the style, rate of fading, density, need for blending, etc., etc. Anyone who had been through the HIS protocol will appreciate and attest to the wisdom of a mindful and careful approach. Many here who’ve completed SMP also know that the final “look” that we achieved was an **evolving** perceptual process, with the greatest results attainable only by giving time to build upon prior work, live with each session’s progress for awhile, and then to make enhancements. Rebuilding your look should not be an instantaneous endeavor. To ’SickOfHidingIt’... if I were you, I’d first make a transition to a close-shaved style and let your co-workers and others get used to that new look. When you feel ready, then go for SMP. Alternately, some people who have your concerns end up taking a full ‘travel’ week off and knock out their first two sessions. Ordinarily, a third session is needed a month later to build density and make important refinements, but the first two sessions would interimly leave you quite passable as “not bald”. I used to wear a wig, and was a corporate executive. I hated the wig; it felt fake. More to the point, I felt fake. One day, I just said fukkit to whatever people want to think... I shaved my whole head to Ground Zero, and dumped my wig in a trash can. From a shaved look, SMP is a simple process. Many of us, including myself, have traveled some distance to get the best work done. >>> You can always find a way to do something really important. I was bald for over 40 years by the time I found SMP around 18 months ago. Finding an undetectable, sustainable, low-maintenance baldness “cure” has allowed me to feel physically good about myself for the first time in my whole adult life. The best thing is to do good things for yourself, rather than for others. Not good to live for what “they” might think. Keep your focus on the best end goal for you. Good luck!
  43. 0 points
    It was performed by a local Metzger (German for butcher). David1963 - We don't allow pictures from other people's "work" but rest assured this is an extremely poor treatment that will require laser treatment, his problems unfortunately go way beyond big dots.