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  1. 4 points
  2. 4 points
    Ivor

    Getting caught out

    Shaved Shadow. I agree, your description of yourself is very much like me. I would only show a horseshoe if I didn't shave for a day or so. I would often shave twice a day to avoid the horseshoe. The effect you say you would go for is exactly what I had hoped for; the shade of my eyebrows, for instance, because at present my SMP is much darker than them. Your also right in that concealer and tanning is not the way forward. The other night I saw a post going back to 2013 where the lad wasn't happy with his treatment and he went to the London clinic to successfully receive lazering to remove the sharp edges and to lighten the shading. I'm thinking I will contact hishair to seen if lazering would help me. I can't sort my SMP before I start work so I'm knackered there but at least there is some hope. Thanks for your replies and support.....discussing my worries does help.
  3. 3 points
    Soctopus

    Hairy Again

    First day back at work — no comments made when I walked in, but of course it's hard to tell if they were just being polite or not. Got the confirmation I needed later in the day, though: one of my closer coworkers (also losing his hair a bit) walked right up and asked if I had shaved a bit closer than normal. We had a two minute conversation about the razor I use, him inspecting my head the whole time, and didn't seem to suspect a thing.
  4. 3 points
    SHVD

    Hair regrowth after SMP treatment

    I am NW7 with a very light light brown shadow (my hair is naturally fine). I have a few hundred stubborn remaining hairs in a very diffused pattern across the top of my head, looks crap grown out but I feel totally comfortable with three days stubble (as in the pic). The stubbly hairs although tiny catch the light and fool the eyes, it doesn't truly hold up to close inspection but passes what I call the arms length test, i.e. the distance most people get close to you. This of course is subjective to YOU and how comfortable you are in your own skin and with the decision to have/hide the treatment.
  5. 2 points
    Heads up

    Meet sheffield/doncaster

    Hi everyone, I'm new to the forum and I'm looking to meet anyone that has had smp done, I've recently shaved my head and hoping this is the answer to my problems.
  6. 2 points
    tompal

    Fue + smp

    Hej, ny här men har som säkert många andra smugit omkring länge å läst alla olika inlägg om smp. Känner att även jag måste dela med mig lite Jag gjorde en fue för 2 år sen runt 3000 grafts lr va d heter. Var väl okej ett tag men det jag ville ha var den där jämnheten överallt, alltså inte bara tjockt hår på sidor å tunt uppe. Blablabla. Fick massa prickiga ärr överallt på sidorna etc. orkar inte skriva hela historian men kort å gott så är jag inte nöjd med fuen så jag började kolla alternativ. Smp - wow tänkte ja. Ser ju riktigt bra ut! Jag kontaktade Sam i Göteborg å bokade å har nu gjort 3 behandlingar. Om det inte bleks mer så känns min fue tillsammans med Smp faktiskt väldigt bra om man bortser från att ärren fortfarande stör mig ngn förbannat 😊 Hoppas kunna trolla bort dem lite till med en 4e omgång. Lägger upp lite bilder så får ni se. Fråga gärna om ni undrar nåt!
  7. 2 points
    Ivor

    Getting caught out

    Sorry SMPler....it ain't that simple. I don't want people to know I've had the treatment. P!$@ taking would be relentless for a start but in all cases I just don't want people to know. And no, it wouldn't be forgotten in a couple of days. I met guys for a few drinks before I went back to work and now, almost 2 weeks later everyday I'm told (sarcastically) that what I've grown is impossible, how can I bottle it and sell it and how I've got blue hair. Hey, I can laugh and joke with the best of them but it's my....and quite a few other posters on here...choice to not want others to know I've had the treatment. I've said before on this post, I like having something up there, albeit just an illusion, and if I was to just start a new life where nobody knew me before, this would work fine. I wanted a subtle appearance of light grey stubble.....my choice....quite a lot of money....and it hasn't happened. I repeat, I am not knocking SMP at all nor my practitioner, mine just isn't fading / looking like those role models I researched beforehand. Overthinking it? Yes, cus it's there all the time. It needs to be more faded and less sharp at the hairline. My choice in not wanting people to know I'm hiding my 30+ years of baldness.
  8. 2 points
    SHVD

    Hairy Again

    First session is just a template, second will give you a more cohesive idea of what you are going to end up with. I would hold on for about ten weeks till you have the third session to allow for any fading to occur and also to give you time to adjust to any swings of thought you may have on what you want from this third session (and believe me, you will have swings, darker, lower etc). Personally I think you could definitely grab another ten millimetre of hairline at your second session. The density from this session will firm up your treatment and I would stress wait and live with two for two months before having the third. You can after you have three have the free top up towards the end of your warranty year to refresh with a darker shade if you feel you are still too light.
  9. 2 points
    Hi, i had it in Birmingham firstly by someone who I can’t remember their name sorry but most recently by Andra. Birmingham was fantastic. I was somewhat naive and did very little research before hand . It worked well for me the key is broken hairline and lighter rather than darker. Good luck and don’t be afraid to ask questions.
  10. 2 points
    Thanks. I had it originally done in ‘14 and a top up ‘17 HIS have been first class in my opinion. Nothing but good things to say. Stil can’t believe it sometimes
  11. 2 points
    JerryInTX

    Hairy Again

    Hey soctopus. That's one of the best I have seen after 1 session. Looking forward to your updates bro.
  12. 2 points
    bobobaldy

    Getting caught out

    Personally I think the hairline is too defined. It's high enough for you to lower it with a gradually lighter shade and with the dots getting less concentrated, with a final sprinkling of random ones. The high hairline makes the contrast even more pronounced, you rarely seen a receded hairline so defined .
  13. 2 points
    JCVD

    Toronto His Clinic

    I believe that there is only one practitioner currently working in the Toronto His clinic at this time. I am really hoping that my third session heals well and does not fade like my first two sessions have. I must have looked in my mirror about a million times after noticing how much I faded after the second procedure. I agree that practitioners posting pictures of a procedure directly after the session has been completed is never what a session looks like once it has healed and I would always prefer to see healed pictures.
  14. 2 points
    2hanger

    Getting caught out

    Hi Ivor, sorry not been on for a bit just been busy with Xmas etc. I usually go on here mooching in work haha. I live in Warrington and yes would of met up. This is crazy I've been wanting to see some treatments in real life (without going to manc his office) for a few years Ivor. And this weekend while out on the piss I've seen two guys who' had it done. The reason I noticed is because I'm bald nw6 and I'm always weighing heads up. Now then these two heads of smp blew me away. Im not jokng in a bar last night I went around this guy literally 1 metre away and it was good... Very good. I' not sure who done these procedures as didn't ask. I've shaved to a number zero since I was 30 im now 40. It doesn't really bother me being bald anymore, I'm in decent shape hitting the gym, do ok with women from online dating sites. But seeing his results there' always room for improvement lol. I nearly convinced now and will.be looking into it 2018.
  15. 2 points
    Ivor

    Getting caught out

    2hangar, not thought of using that tinted moisturiser.....I will try it starting today...my partner has some that she uses occasionally. Any idea what it is like in the rain, though? I know the photos aren't great. I may get someone else to take a few and see if I can get them clearer. There are a couple of plus points; I have not had any large dots at all. My treatment never 'scabbed over' but at no time have I looked at it and thought that I had such large dots that I've seen on the forum; also, my scalp is in far better condition that it has been for years. I was advised by the practitioner to try a different moisturiser, containing vitamin E which does seem to help. My head was bruised for well over a week after the second treatment though. I had my treatment in Birmingham and am due back to work at the start of January. My problem and dilemma is that nearly all the posts I've seen said people didn't notice much change or commented about now growing their hair but with me EVERYONE has noticed and commented. I work in an environment where p**s taking is rife. Mine does like a full head of shaven hair, which would have taken a miracle. In particular, I had shades 50 and 52 so I'm quite worried. I've seen posts where they've said even their wife / sister / girlfriends haven't even known they've had the treatment. I look at 'Magnus' treatment on the forum and that was how I had hoped mine would be like. I think I need to colour my eyebrows because they are much lighter than my treatment. I wouldn't say I'm a worrier about things but this has had me awake from 3am every morning, looking to see if it has faded...and it hasn't. Ah well, it's done now and all I can hope for is that it slowly starts to fade, perhaps in the sunshine next summer???? 2hangar, I was up your way for Christmas. Wish I'd seen then where your location was; we could have met up and you could have seen SMP in real life, albeit not yet the finished product.
  16. 2 points
    Ivor

    Getting caught out

    2hanger and Shaved Shadow. I intend trying to upload photos tomorrow. I've been away for Christmas and travelled back home today...nightmare traffic......so am knackered now but will try tomorrow. I took photos on my mobile phone before I had my first session then a couple of photos last week which I sent to HisHair to get their opinion on a worry I have. So, I just need to work out how to load them from my phone. I don't want to put anyone off having SMP. Like I said previously, if I were starting a new life elsewhere then this would be fine, but EVERYONE notices that suddenly I have quite a lot of 'dark hair stubble' when they have always known me with a very fair skinned completely bald head. Unless I'm mates with Harry Potter, my transformation is not believeable. 2hanger, in answer to your post, I've had 2 sessions, both about 5 hours long. I'm due a 3rd session in January but as it is already too noticeable I don't know what to do about that 3rd session. Lazer, perhaps??? I know this post is worthless without photos though so I will leave it at that till tomorrow.
  17. 2 points
    Shaved Shadow

    Getting caught out

    I would like to see some pictures as well. It's good people like you are honest and give this side of the story. Sometimes on here members shame those who are bald into thinking they have to get this procedure or they will look like shit and their life will be ruined. If it's not completely undectable all the time it's not worth it. Would rather shave with a razor and grow some facial hair than be called out. Some treatments seem to be good enough not to get called out on. After researching this for multiple years this whole procedure is a really big gamble and you shouldn't rush into it. The consequences can be extremely bad. Good luck.
  18. 1 point
    Ivor

    Getting caught out

    Clearer photo than before. Got more with better lighting where it does look lighter but I wont post them till I work out how to blank my face out.
  19. 1 point
    Ivor

    Getting caught out

    Thanks SHVD. Am going to look into all possible solutions before I act. I understand what you mean by giving it time but it has now been almost 6 weeks and although larger patches such as my dome have slightly faded...though not much...more patchy than faded, the lines of my hairline are so distinct. My photos are really poor quality so don't show that. The lines have not faded and nor has the front part of my scalp. I was absolutely bald, fair and smooth on top so the appearance of a strong hairline along with dark shaved hair is too great a transformation to be believeable. I will keep the forum updated and thanks for all the responses.
  20. 1 point
    SHVD

    Getting caught out

    My suggestion is to bite the bullet and hold off from lasering your head for now. I would say that after ten weeks you will notice the settling in period to have occurred and will in my opinion be accustomed and adjusted to actually no longer being bare up there. The first treatment is a light template and does not have the 'impact' that the density from the second gives. I am more than confident that after a couple of months it will 'settle' and not appear to be so vibrant. Ironically this vibrant first couple of months is what I term the honeymoon period in that it is super zingy and visible. Believe me, do not laser your nut for at least three months. I think you will be okay, you do not have an unrealistic hairline, it will calm and also you will adjust. Your acquaintances now know you as the guy with hair... HURRAH!
  21. 1 point
    Have you thought about lowerering your hairline a cm or so. you can have your hairline feathered down so to speak. I know that is an option just a thought.
  22. 1 point
    Baldhead

    Fue + smp

    Okej! Ja fördelen med fue att det ger ju en 3d-effekt som inte smp ger ensam. Så jag ska definitivt köra på en kombo! Jaså det växer lite i olika riktningar, just det är jag lite orolig för, har sett vissa resultat där alla hår verkar växa åt samma håll, och vissa där det står att alla håll. Ska bli spännande att se dina bilder!
  23. 1 point
    tompal

    Fue + smp

    Nja jag tycker att det var lite dåligt med information kring hur ärren kunde bli på donorområdet då jag sa att tanken med min ht var att köra snaggat. Jag tror dock att jag hade gjort fuen ändå.. man tar som sagt inte till sig det negativa så bra när väl bestämt sig 🙉 Graftsen tog bra men dom är i lite olika riktning än mitt ”riktiga” hår men det verkar va rätt vanligt. Man ser tydligt vad som är fue å vad som är riktigt hår. Dock ger det bra effekt nu tillsammans med smp men jag tycker problemet är ärren på sidorna, syns inte på bilderna. Jag ska skicka bild på hur det ser ut. Kan man dölja ärren så tror jag som sagt att fue+smp kan bli riktigt grymt 😊
  24. 1 point
    Hedges

    A Few Questions

    Looks great mate, get those before pics up aswell
  25. 1 point
    tompal

    Fue + smp

    Jag gjorde den på Akademikliniken i sthlm. Dyrt men inte superbra resultat. Tror att jag var/är typ norwood 5 eller så. Kombon fue/ smp tror jag på. Dock ska man vara medveten om ärren som blir på donorområdet vid fue och det kan bli svårt att dölja om man ska vara rakad väldigt kort. Oavsett hur skicklig kliniken är som utför FUEn så blir det ju ärr.. Jag hoppas att mina ärr kommer att döljas med ytterligare en omgång smp.. iaf. till typ 90%. Jag var rätt dåligt påläst om FUE innan jag gjorde den och jag läste mest det jag ville läsa.. jag blev blind för allt negativt som skrevs om HT så tänk efter en extra gång innan du slår till.
  26. 1 point
    Baldhead

    Fue + smp

    Wow! Grymt bra resultat. Exakt den här kombinationen av behandling ska jag också göra. Vart gjorde du din transplantation? Hur pass tunnhårig var du innan dina behandlingar? Vart låg du på norwood skalan?
  27. 1 point
    Haleyed

    A Few Questions

    That looks awesome. How does it look now? Second and Third sessions are the big ones. Good luck.
  28. 1 point
    coloradonative1986

    A Few Questions

    Hi Everyone! Just wanted to post a quick follow up after my first session with Lauren in the Birmingham Clinic. These pics were taken last Wednesday, one day after my first session. What do you all think? My second session is tomorrow and I’m super stoked! Thanks all for your advice and thoughts on these forums. It’s all your posts that made me decide to go through with this procedure.
  29. 1 point
    SHVD

    Hairy Again

    The shade used looks spot on now that the redness has gone.
  30. 1 point
    Hello everyone, I'm new to the forum and was looking for some advice. I received treatment almost two years ago. I have very find, blonde hair. I have never felt quite comfortable with my natural hair or SMP. I rocked the SMP for about a year before deciding that I really didn't like the look. I painfully grew my hair out over the SMP with a fade/comb-over. Recently I have started to thin really bad. Having the SMP under a half head of hair looked and felt ridiculous. After treatment, I was really happy with the results. You can see the photo taken outdoors (1st in line), was about a week after my 3rd treatment. The colour lined up well and I was happy with the hairline. The photos taken today are the ones indoors. I have a couple of photos where it is darker and defined and I'm very happy with the look. However, in photos taken outside or mirrors under harsh light I look completely bald. Does anyone have any advice or critique? Is it too light? would you do anything different to the hairline? Please let me know your thoughts. Your time and advice is greatly appreciated.
  31. 1 point
    Soctopus

    Hairy Again

    Here's some shots now a week after session one. It's faded, but as far as I've been told that's all normal as this is really just the base layer to more density/darkness. These pics are after 2 days growth, so you can see the difference if you're looking. Luckily still feels fine to walk around with in public, though, cause it just looks like I'm still thinning on top. Unfortunately had to move my next appt. to the 19th due to a relative's funeral, so I guess it'll be really settled by the time I get session two.
  32. 1 point
    bobobaldy

    Getting caught out

    So how did the first day at work go ?
  33. 1 point
    OnTheFenceAgain

    Hairy Again

    Life is good!!
  34. 1 point
  35. 1 point
    Personally I like the look you have, in my opinion your hair is at the limits of what you can do length wise, any longer will make it more noticeable but I think it works as a look. You know as well as anyone else who has the treatment that it will disappear in certain circumstances and no doubt you torture yourself by looking in the worst case scenarios more than the good ones... for me if you keep it trim then you have a 'hairstyle' that works.
  36. 1 point
    Lt.Col Kojak Slaphead III

    Blending

    Give it a month and you will get a better picture of the final fading (it fades more over time but extremely slowly if you take care of it). Blending can be easily achieved by putting more SMP inside your existing hair maybe with a slightly lighter ink and lighter needle touch. That's what they did for mine. I found that it was quite painful having the SMP done lower on the back of the head and above the ears, which most people don't do, but it's worth it for good blending.
  37. 1 point
    The new forum avatar feature is most welcome
  38. 1 point
    Ivor

    Getting caught out

    Hey bobobaldy. I wish I'd taken a photo after my first session; my hairline was even higher, far too conservative but I understand why.....better to add a bit each time rather than get it too low at the first sitting, I suppose. BUT, on the 2nd treatment I had the hairline lowered a few mm and I'm happy with it now. You are right though, the hairline is too defined to be natural at age 55. What I do find strange is, the lowered hairline has only been done once, and with 52 shade. So I would have thought it would have looked less defined and be fading nicely. But it isn't. It's just as dark as the rest on top. My opinion now on SMP is that it is best for people who have been wearing a hairpiece and suddenly their transformation is just to a shaved head of hair, or people with some hair, lower nw ratings than nw7 who can then shave off their remainder and have SMP without too great a change in their appearance. In such examples the treatment is believeable.Having said that, again I'll mention Damien's treatment which appeared so subtle, and he was nw7. I will face the music on Tue when I start back to work, try and laugh it off but then get in touch with hishair to see what the best course of action is. I'm seriously thinking of lazer to lighten all the top and to ease the defined hairline. (If that can be done by lazering). Does anyone know if lazering can only be done in London or could I get it lazered to how I want it anywhere more local? Just before Christmas, only a day or 2 after my 2nd session, I was shopping close to home when a guy much younger than me came into the card shop I was in. He was directly in front of me in the queue and I could see he had SMP....he hadn't shaved the back and sides, which is what gave the game away. It still looked really good and was a very light grey shade on top. At that time I was really pleased because I thought that would be how light mine turned out. I've got to do something to make this right. It's almost a month since my 2nd session and it simply isn't fading anymore now.
  39. 1 point
    Cutlass18

    Picosure removal

    Can take up to 2 full months for full results...after a lasering So hopefully in the next 4 weeks it ll sort itself out I noticed the 2nd month things really start fading...not the first month Waiting really sucks, eh, but time doesnt ever stop! So youll get there soon enough It really does look like blasted ink under the skin..so just be happy its not ur skin
  40. 1 point
    2hanger

    Getting caught out

    Hi Ivor, yes you are light skinned but I think it looks good. Its hard to see properly as the pics are a little out of focus or a little to far away. When are you back in work, has it settled any? what clinic did you have it done at Birmingham? Have you ever used the moisturiser with tan in it Ivor, I've started to use it, only with a slight light tint to it, Asda or tesco do it. Sounds a bit pansy'ish haha but it just takes that edge off being pasty as Im light skinned to. Just an idea.
  41. 1 point
    Trendy

    Finally Happy

    Hey Hayden! Your head looks like mine..! lol Good work mate!
  42. 1 point
    Ivor

    Getting caught out

    After my first treatment my right temple was very painful. When I went back for the 2nd session after one full week I still couldn't touch that area so my 2nd session was simply to lower the front a couple of mm and attend to the top. So blending may not look right. Session 1 was with shade 50; session 2 with 52 so I hoped for a lighter shading. The sides are the shade I was hoping for all over (as though I had decided to shave because my hair was starting to thin and beginning to go bald) but the extra work on the top is just too dark and too, well, intense I suppose. I'm also unsure of how the hairline goes; for my age and previous total baldness I think it should look more receded on each side. Could that easily be lazered to that shape????
  43. 1 point
    ericmario

    Toronto His Clinic

    I've gotten a total of 4 sessions done, all at the Toronto clinic (3 regular sessions and 1 warranty touch-up session). The first 3 sessions were done by a practitioner from the UK who is no longer there, but I've had excellent results from his work. I admit that I was skeptical before going in for my warranty touch-up session end of August this year with the new practitioner, but upon meeting and speaking with him I was totally convinced that he's knowledgeable and knows what he's doing. It's been 4 months and my treatment still looks amazing.
  44. 1 point
    Ivor

    Getting caught out

    Thanks for the replies. I dunno what is going on with me and why I am the only one really being scrutinised. I think the photo in SMPler's post looks superb. It is darker than mine but like I am very light skinned and also i think having had NOTHING AT ALL up top for years it's too obvious a change from how I looked before. 2hanger, I will try and post photos over the next day or 2. (Never done it before so will need to work out how). I do keep going back to Damien's photos and other light / fair skinned photos and mine is so much darker (and a bit blueish????). I've met up with family for Christmas and it's ranges from my mother thinking I'm letting my hair grow to my brother asking if I've had a transplant...albeit he was joking but it shows my smp is so obvious. I will try and load before and after photos as soon as I can. Thanks again for your replies.
  45. 1 point
    You picked a really good hairline and didn't go nuts on the darkness. That's the secret to a good treatment, people are too tempted to go for a 16 year old hairlines and inappropriate follicle darkness
  46. 1 point
    SMPler

    Getting caught out

    Never been caught out either. I am a NW 5-6 myself. After my treatment I now have a similar hairline like the HIS testimonial in the attached photo (I don't like the NW 0 straight and sharp hairline look. A broken and feathered hairline and some receding always looks best IMO, especially when you're not in your 20's anymore). Nobody ever wondered or gave me a stare or something. The only thing some of my colleagues and pals said was something like "Oh, you shaved your head? Looks good, man". And that was it.
  47. 1 point
    Haleyed

    Getting caught out

    Never been caught out and extremely confident I never will.
  48. 1 point
    bobobaldy

    Getting caught out

    It's an unusual response. Most people seem to get either no reaction , or asked if they've lost weight or got a tan or something not related to the improvement. We've even seen some semi famous people who are in the public eye getting absolutely no press reaction, or at worse a "transplant" accusation. Pretty sure in a few weeks your immediate contacts will have forgotten the change, and occasional contacts just thinking you look better. Personally i use fibres on diffuse balding to get away with looking N3 rather than N5 and intend to answer the "why do you shave" by saying i was balding and it looks better shaved,
  49. 1 point
    "The only Constant is Change." And it is never easy!!
  50. 1 point
    Cutlass18

    3 YEARS LATER

    I don't think "stokie" went too dark...or contrast to skin is too much...for his skin tone? That guys pretty tanned He aint no pasty white hillbilly, ha The shade and blend looks perfect for his tanned skin tone If he went really light...it would barely be anything with his tanned skin And inside with no direct bright light overhead...that's how anyone will look SMP or full head of shaved hair Different lighting...different looks Cant forget that fact Look at Raymond's first #1 post Left pic looks light and normal...right pic looks too dark (cause theres a shadow on his head in that one)