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  1. 3 points
    Just stopped in on a whim seven years after having smp...still rocking the look. Smp still looks fresh and no one ever knows its a tattoo unless I tell them. always around for coffee or drinks in case anyones ever interested on how well this look ages on. Im still digging smp and glad i did this treatment. happy holidays guys and thanks for your fine efforts. JB
  2. 2 points
    I have had mine from 2014 with one top up which was a softening of my hair line. I always think when il need another and the plan is a light one in a few years I have had zero fade so far but i don't mind the idea of it fading in my opinion it perhaps wouldn't do any harm. When I think of top ups I'm always afraid of ruining a good thing by overthinking and aiming for perfection when imperfections mkes the perfection the episode of father ted pops in my head when he try's to fix the dent in the car and ends up ruining it.
  3. 2 points
    Yes a bald friendly grandfather not someone they want to have sex with. First one got 3 votes from girls and the second one 4 votes. You really need to get back to school. These "statistics" are not relevant at all. Btw what's wrong with looking like an inmate? Girls love bad boys.
  4. 2 points
    I would recommend anyone reading this to check out the threads posted by Bald Ego. He is a particularly erudite older client who has posted generously on his experience, with plenty of photographs. He will leave you in no doubt about the ability of SMP to achieve great things, even for older gentlemen. Maxb... everyone comes here for a reason, I am struggling to work out what yours is. I am not buying the thread around DIY SMP. Looking at this thread in the light of that one makes me wonder if you are not simply here to try and undermine or belittle HIS, or the SMP industry that they have created.
  5. 2 points
    If it was me I would tell them you are balding, which is the truth, the shaved head makes it look fuller then it actually is. I shave my head with a blade and people always say how much have you lost because they can't tell. I tell them a lot. I don't have SMP, I'm interested, but the fact is I'm older and you lose hair. It's how you carry yourself. Just be proud and positive and people don't really care. If I get this I will tell people I have still lost my hair, maybe it's the light, and I look like I have more hair then last time. But I fully expect most people won't care.
  6. 1 point
    maxb

    DIY SMP?

    The cost of SMP treatment is $2000+ or so, plus the expense and inconvenience of travel. However, I noticed that one can buy SMP equipment for 1/4 of that (which includes everything, plus tutorials) Machines used to do semi-permanent makeup on eyebrows are even cheaper ($50 including needles, but no ink). From what I can tell, these machines are basically identical: they push a disposable needle out many times per second, but perhaps the thickness of the needle is different -- I don't know (For eyebrows, they sometimes use many needles arranged into a line that they call a "microblade", but I think a single needle is also an option) Granted, a practitioner might have a heck of a lot of experience, but what one lacks in experience he can make up in caution -- start with a single dot to test for allergies and dot thickness and stretch out the process over many more sessions. Has anyone here looked into that?
  7. 1 point
    Another great positive story, thanks. Well worth digging a bit further into some of JB's earlier posts. Some better pics in there too. Oh, and his youtube video JB IMO your SMP look is wayyyy better than your photo from ten years earlier (with hair ). It is subtle though, especially since your natural hair colour is given as dark brown. I'm light brown / greying and ideally would like it a bit darker if possible. PV, another great job there. I'm amazed you get away with not shaving for a week (although it is visible in the pics). I think you have more hair than me though, and it's much darker.
  8. 1 point
  9. 1 point
    This is right now coming up to my 5th year. It's also me being lazy and I haven't wet shaved in a week So you can see my hair through the smp. My point is that mine has not faded and I don't think I want it topped up for a while the top pic is in strong light you can see my hair and the smp.
  10. 1 point
    PermanentVacation

    aftercare

    I use a mild facial scrub then niva men's sensitive moisturiser as it's alcohol free. Randomly I use bio oil hope that helps
  11. 1 point
    Thought-provoking stuff gentlemen. Bobobaldy, I like the misunderstanding that we are attracted to the same things women are. GM68, I completely agree that the vast majority of men seeking SMP are doing it for themselves and to improve their own confidence... which in turn will make them more successful with women and life in general. For the record, I conducted my own poll with the question do you find bald men sexy... 50% said they did, and the other 50% said what are you talkling about? I haven't found anything sexy since the 1990's. Why don't you ask your sister? My mum is never very helpful with this sort of thing, but my sister was more encouraging.
  12. 1 point
    I've thought the same. This stuff isn't helpful. I'm not sure what his agenda is.
  13. 1 point
    Nope. Clearly haven't read his story.
  14. 1 point
    These posts are exhausting.
  15. 1 point
    naehair

    DIY SMP?

    hey yoyo, they say leopards don't change there spots, clearly doesn't apply in your case you say that diy smp ers are devoid of intelligence and diy smp is stupid & absurd, then after seeing ian and ranbir good work, you decide to go elsewhere and get not I but 2 procedures done, did you not see it was not going to end well after the 1st procedure ?. most diy smp ers would realise after a few dots that it was time to go back to the drawing board I'm not on here to promote diy smp, HIS are very good at what they do and most people would prefer the expertise and guarantee that they provide. however the op asked the question, can you diy smp, and of course it can be done , but results will vary depending on your knowledge and skill levels [ same can be said about some so called specialists who carry out smp, as you found out yourself
  16. 1 point
    yoyo

    DIY SMP?

    Clearly we are dealing with a neanderthal!! .I have had treatment done you have not !!! I have seen this clinic flourish ,why ? Because they are good at their job and are genuinely trying to help with a caring ethos without monetary gain being the driving force!! I know as Ian helped me out personally.. In its current form I cannot comment but in its former years as a leading specialist in this field they were great and totally accomodating.. You have the audacity to come here anonymously and try and discredit those around including HIS with your ridiculous DIY SMP rant .. Come on do a favour max and do a DIY SMP on your head for us to see and have a good chuckle!! Evidently u don't have an artistic streak within you .. Stop undermining a founding organisation that has helped tens of thousands+ around the globe with a debilitating condition .. It irks me terribly when internet warriors like u come on board without experiencing this treatment firsthand and try and discredit this treatment!!!
  17. 1 point
    maxb

    DIY SMP?

    This sounds like yet another zero-information post where you try to make up for lack of content with rudeness and loudness. So do you know anything about SMP other than how to sit in a chair? What specific failures in my plan (posted in detail above) do you see? If you had started slowly (with a few dots), as I proposed, you would have noticed any allergic reactions early on. One could even argue that your being covered in "leopard spots" was due to NOT going the DIY route.
  18. 1 point
    first one looks like a guy in his 50's , the seconds in his 40's.
  19. 1 point
    I would say the best thing I did was being open and honest with everyone I was getting it done or if they asked People definitely asked me in the first 7-10 days. As the SMP is darker during during this stage All I can say is I wish the was around when I was 20 but so so happy I’ve got it done at 38!
  20. 1 point
    Gigantor Cat

    DIY SMP?

    I'd love to see this and think the OP should do it. I'm in for a good laugh.
  21. 1 point
    gm68

    Fue with Smp

    Thanks, really appreciate the feedback. And it's good to hear about the longevity of the treatment.
  22. 1 point
    yoyo

    Fue with Smp

    Well ,I have not seen ranbir and Ian for a few years now but from knowing them for so many years from treating me with the original SMP with ,they are the ones to trust with your head and SMP.. It's a pity I can't get hold of Ian as I would like to see this combined treatment of fue with SMP firsthand..I do hope either ranbir or Ian contacts me .. If you are thinking of getting this treat done with His ,I definitely would recommend them. . I'm not too sure who the main practitioners are in His today but I'm sure they must be very qualified as his were the original Innovators in this treatment.. My head has barely faded so I don't think I will need another top up !!
  23. 1 point
    gm68

    Fue with Smp

    As someone deliberating on this, it's good to hear from an early SMPer who is still happy with their decision. The SMP+FUE option looks really interesting (although perhaps not for me.....) Having read this forum 10 pages in I have come across a few posts from guys who have had issues contacting HIS and/or poor response to queries. I understand that these issues are supposed to have been rectified, would need to be convinced about this before going ahead.....
  24. 1 point
    naehair

    DIY SMP?

    it can be done, I've done it and very happy with results. it's great to save a few $£, but the best thing is being in control of your own destiny
  25. 1 point
    ed@hishairclinic.com

    DIY SMP?

    The two people that started HIS, Ian and Ranbir, spent 5 years developing the equipment, the pigments and the techniques... before they opened the doors on their first clinic. It has been a story of development ever since. This entire industry was created by them. Some self-taught practitioners, who usually now claim to have invented it themselves, actually started out turning people's heads blue in hotel rooms (they didn't start out with their own clinic). There is much that can go wrong if you do not have the training/experience or access to the right equipment, including those vital pigments. But all the best to you... just saying that when you say to yourself "what could possibly go wrong?" - it's a much more complicated answer than you think.
  26. 1 point
    PermanentVacation

    DIY SMP?

    this will not end well.
  27. 1 point
    maxb

    DIY SMP?

    I'm on the fence about SMP: My hair is visible only when it's long enough to be easily felt, so I'm probably not a good candidate. But if I were to do it, I'd do it super-carefully: 1. buy ink with known non-cancerogenic ingredients (or make it myself) and try different dilution levels. 2. practice on some inanimate objects 3. put a single dot on my knee-cap 4. wait X weeks, see if I'm happy. Otherwise go back to #3 and try different needles or technique 5. put a single dot on my scalp and wait X weeks. 6. put 10 dots (all far apart) and wait X weeks 7. put 100 dots (all far apart) and wait X weeks 8. put 1000 dots (all far apart) and wait X weeks 9. put 1000 dots (all far apart) and wait X weeks 10. put 1000 dots (all far apart) The overall process would take 6X weeks (X should probably be 2-4) and a few hours of my own labor. I have about 5 square inches of recession (3000 mm^2). This would cover it at 1 dot per mm^2, which is my natural density where I still have hair. I also have diffuse thinning on top, in addition to the recession, but it doesn't seem to be noticeable, when my hair is trimmed at #1 or below yet, so I would wait on addressing that.
  28. 1 point
    PermanentVacation

    DIY SMP?

    It's like getting your washing machine fixed. The bolt to fix it may be 50p but knowing where to put it will cost £80. Somethings you just can't skimp on, you are paying for experience.
  29. 1 point
    I have fun with this one: "I have loads of grey hairs" "I'm a Buddhist" "I go to the gym a lot and it's just easier this way..." "I love Vin Diesel movies" "I lost a bet" "It makes me more aerodynamic" "Because I'm bald and I had a tattoo to replicate real hair" "Why do you ask? Don't you like it?" Some people ask you this because they already know you've had something done, well I've 2 people ask me that in 7 years. And those 2 people would have only said something else to try and annoy me if I had a full head of long hair! I think, for me, you'll feel much better with HIS when you accept that you might get called out at any minute – and so what if you do! I think I've only had 2 people ask me that because I went with a high hairline. (I'm aware this might sound like strange advice from someone who has been asking in the forum about tattoo removal photos!)
  30. 1 point
    SMPler

    Should I or shouldn't I?

    Shave that off, man. It looks terrible to be honest. A few thin strains combed to the front along with Toppik. That can not be the solution for you. Get a SMP and forget about all your hair problems.
  31. 1 point
    Scarredup5

    Luck with Scar creams?

    What the hell happened to the scar repair section of this site??? Years ago this section would get dozens of posts everyday, I've watched off and on over the past year go from minimal posts to zero in the past 6 weeks. This is very unfortunate as this site was an excellent resource for us "scarred" brothers to research and discuss solutions to this life problem. Hopefully more of the old posters will chime in help bring this section back to life.
  32. 1 point
    normguy1954

    Micro needling

    Ed, thanks for your post. I am glad my experience has been helpful to others. We are all in this together and getting support, even from strangers, is quite valuable. I went back to the clinic where I had the treatments done recently just to have the lady check one last time to see the final results. I wanted to wait until I knew the healing was complete. She was so thrilled. I signed a release form and she took some more photos. I agreed to let them use my case study and photos on their website. So if I find out that has been done I would share the URL here so other guys could see the results. I have been going places and meeting people without a hat on quite a bit lately. A real first for me. No one even knows me without my hat on, after all these years. I never felt comfortable doing that before. Now all I need to do is decide about getting SMP on the scarred areas on the back of my head. Hopefully that will be the final touch for me. I have appreciated all the information I have gleaned from this forum. It has been most beneficial.
  33. 1 point
    Landlord1

    Landlord1 Scars and Ink- update

    I haven't posted any pics in a while. This is from yesterday, Feb 28. You are looking at 5-6 linear scars, multiple fues, 3 Fraxel treatments, 3 skin pen/derma pen treatments, and SMP to top it off. Not perfect but I'm satisfied considering all the shit I put myself through.I hope this helps anyone on the fence about any of these treatments.
  34. 1 point
    Landlord1

    Landlord1 Scars and Ink- update

    Ok here it is.