ThisHISit

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About ThisHISit

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  • Occupation
    RN
  • Skin Tone
    Light
  • Norwood Scale
    Norwood 4
  • Natural Hair Colour
    Dark brown
  • Have you had SMP?
    Yes
  1. 2 years out from 1st Treatment

    Would love to..Whats the best way for me to post pictures?
  2. Its been a while since I've been on the forum/blog, but I felt it only fitting as I just got back from my two year touch up with Zang in LA. As always I was pleasantly greeted upon my arrival by the HIS staff. As I walked in I was given compliments by the staff on how well my treatment looked. Little did these people know it was already two years old. So let me start there. After being a Norwood 7 for pretty much all of my mid to late twenties and having just 3 previous sessions done I cannot express how happy I am that I made the decision to get the treatment and get on with enjoying my life. I am still AMAZED at how great my treatment looks after two years. I still til this day get compliments, questions, admiration, and looks at my hairline. In the two years I have had my treatment I have had such a boost in confidence. I've meet my future wife, been promoted several times in my job, and have not put on a hat unless I've been cold or attended a sports function. My only regret is that I didn't get this treatment done sooner. So you may be wondering why I went back for a touch up. For two reasons; 1. It was a personal preference not a need and 2. I had not taken the advice of the forum/staff and protected my head from the sun as I should (1 degree burns to my scalp from a trip to Mexico). Now let me clarify, that although I had burned the top of my scalp and was stuck inside for two days due to burns over my entire body, my treatment still looked damn good! But I had noticed some lightening on the crown. So after a one and a half hour touch up, some good conversation with the ever so talented, spectacular, and dashing Zang, and a little bit of pain I'm looking fresher than ever. Maybe now I'll wear a hat when I'm in the Mexico sun too..or at least some sun block. Thank you HIS for everything!! I could not have asked for a more professional, courteous, and caring group of people. You are the standard in SMP!! You set the bar!!
  3. 2 years out and still AMAZED!!

    Its been a while since I've been on the forum/blog, but I felt it only fitting as I just got back from my two year touch up with Zang in LA. As always I was pleasantly greeted upon my arrival by the HIS staff. As I walked in I was given compliments by the staff on how well my treatment looked. Little did these people know it was already two years old. So let me start there. After being a Norwood 7 for pretty much all of my mid to late twenties and having just 3 previous sessions done I cannot express how happy I am that I made the decision to get the treatment and get on with enjoying my life. I am still AMAZED at how great my treatment looks after two years. I still til this day get compliments, questions, admiration, and looks at my hairline. In the two years I have had my treatment I have had such a boost in confidence. I've meet my future wife, been promoted several times in my job, and have not put on a hat unless I've been cold or attended a sports function. My only regret is that I didn't get this treatment done sooner. So you may be wondering why I went back for a touch up. For two reasons; 1. It was a personal preference not a need and 2. I had not taken the advice of the forum/staff and protected my head from the sun as I should (1 degree burns to my scalp from a trip to Mexico). Now let me clarify, that although I had burned the top of my scalp and was stuck inside for two days due to burns over my entire body, my treatment still looked damn good! But I had noticed some lightening on the crown. So after a one and a half hour touch up, some good conversation with the ever so talented, spectacular, and dashing Zang, and a little bit of pain I'm looking fresher than ever. Maybe now I'll wear a hat when I'm in the Mexico sun too..or at least some sun block. Thank you HIS for everything!! I could not have asked for a more professional, courteous, and caring group of people. You are the standard in SMP!! You set the bar!!
  4. Thrid treatmeant hours later hats off to ZANG!!!!

    Looks greats man!! Zang Rocks!!
  5. Picture 2-4 hours post day 1
  6. Trying to post some pics..does anyone know why they are coming out as pictured below..Hmmm. Im using a Jpeg file under 150kb but still no luck.
  7. 48 hours out. Redness (gone). Dryness (still none for me). Lighting (I would describe it more of softening than lighting ) the MHT is still there but they are now starting to look more like actual hair follicles as they soften up. My scalp is still darker than when I had no MHT so I am happy. I still have a nice even base and shadow effect . Itching (nope). Scabs (zero). Coming along real nice.
  8. 087Paul25- Glad you enjoyed the post I poured my heart out and gave the honest truth. C3- Thats exactly why I did this... because I was right where you are in that I needed to hear some reformation in my decision. SoCal- LOL glad you like the username. Im in total agreeance with what you wrote. Def not a "one and done" how you so rightly put it. I think the more people that understand this the better prepared they will be. Damien- Thank you good sir..my pleasure getting on here and speaking my mind. I def believe in knowledge is power especially good knowledge. Thank you for passing this off to Zang. I am forever grateful for him. LPP- Thank you for the kind words. Definitely looking forward for my next treatment in Feb. BloodBuster- I have total trust in these guys especially after my experience with Zang. I also appreciate your kind words my friend. 2301- I am so happy that my post has given you the confidence to go ahead with your treatment. You will be so happy. Trust me. Just be patient and stay positive about the journey. It will all pay off. Good luck to you brother!! Keep us all posted as I will do the same.
  9. I'm not one to usually get into forums and post information but I felt in this case it was something that I needed to do in order to share my experience to date. Like most people on this forum I was filled with anxiety, doubt, frustration, and excitement all wrapped into one. To decide to go ahead with MHT was a huge decision for me and one I took time coming to make. So getting on the forum and reading everyones thoughts and experiences to me was a great option...only it seemed the more I read on this forum the more confused and anxious I got. So I wanted to start this out on a positive note... I am now 36 hours out from my first procedure and I could not be more satisfied with the outcome. But my journey did not start this way. Upon my consultation with Matt in Nov I was stoked. He was great and answered all of my question I had at that time. I left LA and headed home to San Francisco ( a 61/2 hour drive) pumped and ready to book my first treatment. I arrived home and sent an email to HIS. Upon their response the next day I was discourage to find that they were booked until Jan. I told myself this is completely understandable due to how popular this must be just arriving in the US. So I said to myself you've been losing your hair for the last 8 years of your life..whats 2 more months? Dec. 23rd arrived and not hearing anything back from HIS I sent a reminder email that I was still interested in booking my first session. To my surprise Hayden who I was originally working with did not respond but Caisha instead (later I found out this was due to his departure from the company). No problem I thought this stuff happens. As long as I can still make my appointment I'd be happy. No such luck. I was told now that the LA clinic was completely booked through Jan. So of course I picked up the phone and called. I was told that unfortunately they didnt know when I could be booked because they hadnt put together the next months schedule. I was a little frustrated and somewhat upset so I sent another email to Caisha expressing my concerns. She responded by saying she would do all that she could even if it meant getting a hold of Ian the co-founder and having him call me directly. Talk about customer service! I was impressed but still had my doubts. Post Christmas the week of New Year I received an email from Caisha telling me she was able to find me a spot in La for my first session Jan 23rd. I was ecstatic! HIS came through 100% to right the mishap that occurred and I couldnt have been happier. Hats off to you Caisha I can only imagine the amount of fires you have to put out on a daily basis. Also I wanted to include I have been communicating with Adelina too and she has been great!! Jan 22nd..the day before my treatment. I could not sleep so I decided to get on the forum one last time and read as much as I could. Let me tell you I could not believe some of the stuff people were writing about how disappointed they were, taking shots at practitioners, talking about how light their treatments were from the LA clinic and how some treatments looked like hair plugs. I was freaked!! Now being on the other side. I want to clarify some things. People who, have not had a consultation, have not spoke with a practitioner, or have not had the procedure done should really NOT be on here posting false information or leaving comments the would detour the rest of the people who are serious about getting this done because honestly most likely you have no idea what you are talking about. Beyond that if people are not satisfied with what they experience I think HIS shows bounds of character to allow a forum to run on their website that lets people openly (if wanted or needed) to degrade their company and image. Maybe they do this because they stand behind what they offer, believe in it, have showed for years it works, and maybe because MHT really is as good as MHT sounds.. Jan 23rd.. 530am I leave San Francisco in the rain and Im sure its a sign from the gods Im not suppose to be doing this procedure. This was only soon to be supported by the fact that around 730am I check my phone mid-drive to see an email from HIS saying they deeply apologize but the credit card machine is not working in the LA office this morning and that I would have to pay my first payment in cash or bank issued check. I think at this point a good amount of people would have just turned around and said forget it. Lucky for me I had the cash and all this meant was an extra stop at an atm. No biggie. I arrived in LA 21/2 hours early so I have plenty of time to get my money out but I wanted to stop by the office to see how much money I needed to pull out. As I arrived I notice a procedure was taking place I knocked and came in. I was greeted by my practitioner Zang. A strapping young man with an english accent. He answered my questions and even offered me a room to relax in after my long drive since I was early. I declined and headed out to grab a bite and my money. 1pm..its do or die time. Let me start by saying I was nervous beyond nervous but I was here and I was doing this. I could not have even imagined how things turned out next. Zang was amazing!!I mean I have never in my life meet a person more passionate about his work. He spent the first hour of my session just answering my millions of questions and concerns. Im telling you people these practitioners are not only craftsmen of their trade but they are also counselors. Zang made me feel so welcomed and comfortable that in the first 15 minutes all my fears and anxiety were out the door. Not only because he addressed each one of my concerns but that he backed it with a finished product that I couldnt be happier with. He spent time asking me what I expected, what I had heard, what I had read on the forum, what type look I was going for, everything you could want to know before going ahead with one of the biggest decisions of your life. After shaving my head and getting to know each other we headed to the treatment room to get things started. The pain was another concern of mine. I have tattoos so I figured this wouldnt hurt near as bad since the procedure didnt go as deep. I was right and wrong. Im not going to sugar coat it. Yes at times it hurt and at other times I was nodding off to sleep. I found it to feel like small bee stings or like someone poking your head with a pen or dull needle or better yet what it should feel like, a small needle penetrating you scalp just below the skin. But hey..no pain no gain. If it didnt suck so much to go to the gym we'd all be ripped if you get my drift. Side note here on the redness. I'm white..like white white with red undertones and at this point 36 hours out the redness has already subsided. But I want everyone to realize as it was explained to me, everyones skin is different, everyones pain threshold is different, and each clients scalp holds ink differently. We all must realize that each experience with MHT is going to be slightly different for each person with majority of us reaching the same desired look. This is where the science of HIS comes in and I have no idea how that works. But these practitioners sure do. Zang went to work on my head like a mad scientist. He was so into it, like a work of art. And what a guy to boot! We talked about everything from music, to family and friends, to the differences between the UK and US, to how he got started at HIS and so on.. we talked so much I didnt even realize he was done. These guys are animals..they barely take breaks and work so hard but on top of that they are the nicest people you would ever meet. I walked away not only with an awesome new look but what I feel like is a new friend as well. I dont think most people realize that these practitioners are able to literally change someones life in a matter of hours. Few people in this world can say they do that on a daily basis so hats off to you guys.. you are awesome!! So what I experienced at 24hrs post session # 1. Redness check (yes) . Pain (nope I had none) maybe if someone slapped my head but without hard touching I felt no pain. Dryness (this may vary as explained by Zang) I have an extra oily head so no dryness here. Lighting (no). Super dense coverage (no) but thats why its a 3-4 step process. Rome wasnt built in a day and neither is full head of MHT. Hair plug look (no) but I can see how some people may think this because the density after the first procedure is not quite there. This was exactly what I expected after talking with Zang and you can only really tell when you get up super close. At 36 hours- Redness (pretty much gone) again Im sure this varies. Dryness (heck no Im shining baby). Lighting ( It may look like it is because the redness is gone but I see no difference in the MHT itself) All in all I am vary satisfied with my experience thus far. Remember folks we have been suffering with baldness for years. Hiding under hats, avoiding direct light, staying away from crowds and public situations, feeling not 100% confident. What we have presented in front of us is something that will change that forever. Its our time now to shine ( well not if we apply matte moisturizer) and start to live again .And if I have to go through a little discomfort and awkwardness for a few months to be happy for the rest of my life well thats something Im willing to do. Now all you have to ask yourself is it something you are willing to do too? To be continued......