zakmandoo

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About zakmandoo

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  • Birthday 10/29/1987

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    Washington DC
  • Have you had SMP?
    Considering it

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  1. Hey there, So my second treatment was almost one month ago, and I'm very happy with the results so far! But I'm wondering...when do I need to go back for my third treatment? My practitioner told me it could be up to six weeks before I needed to come back...but that "I'd know" when it was time. What does that even mean lol? How will I know, and what should I be looking for? Excessive fading? (What's counts as excessive, anyway?) Blending issues? I'm a little lost... Also, random side question: the dots on my head are still a little large. They've become significantly smaller since the my first two treatments, but they are still noticably larger than my actual hair follicles. (I have really fine hair strands.) Would going back for a third session to add further density help or hurt this situation? Any ideas would be great!
  2. Hairy Again

    Wow...you look 10 years younger! And that hairline is ON POINT. Does it photograph better in harsh light now that you’ve finished your second session? And are you planning on a third session?
  3. Any tips for first session?

    @Soctopus Dude...your treatment looks amazing! Reading about your experience and seeing your results is making me so glad I decided to to this. Thanks for the tips, and I’ll keep you updated with my progress!
  4. Any tips for first session?

    I'm booked for my first session in Seattle on Wednesday! After lurking on these forums for a while, I decided it was finally time to take the leap. I just turned 30 and I'm sick of feeling self-consious about my head (I'm a Norwood 4-5). I'm going for an extremely natural-looking, broken hairline that is slightly tapered. I'm super excited and nervous. What did you guys do to prep for your first session? Would you reccommend anything in terms of pain management (i.e. pain killers, numbing creams, etc.)? What other tips do you have? Anyway, I'll keep you guys updated with pics. Here's to a kick ass 2018. Cheers
  5. Hey! I’m seriously considering SMP, but before I book a consultation, I was wondering if there is anyone in the Seattle area that would be willing to meet up so I can see the treatment in person. (Don’t worry— I’m not gonna be staring at your head like a creep haha...I just want to see how it looks in real life and talk about your experience.) Also—quick side question: How long is the wait, on average, from the time you complete your consultation until the first procedure? I’m sure it varies, depending on the clinic...but are we talking days? Weeks? Months? Any info on this would be great.
  6. So, I've been shaving my head for years, basically since high school because of sports. I've always kept it really short, if not completely shaved. Fast-forward to today...I'm in my mid-twenties and my hairline has receded significantly. I've kept the "shaved" look this whole time, and my main concern is that people will notice a HUGE difference when I get this treatment done. I'm not going from a partial head of hair to a shaved look, like a lot of people here, so I think suddenly having more "hair" overnight will shock my friends, coworkers and acquaintances. Has anyone here received SMP on an already-shaved-for-a-while scalp? What was your experience, and did a lot of people notice, or think it was strange? Thanks!
  7. 4 years - Toronto

    Wow! Is that really a pic of your treatment!? If so, it looks amazing and completely natural! Not too dark, with a great hairline! This is exactly what I'm looking to get when I finally decide to take the leap. Have you had any touch-ups since you've had your treatment? Any fading issues? And how many sessions did it take for you to achieve that look?
  8. Thinking about taking the leap, but...

    Thanks for the encouragement everyone. There's a lot of good advice here. I'm definitely leaning towards booking a consultation and I hope that maybe I can entice my girlfriend to come with me. She still thinks it's crazy, but I told her I still want to do it. For the most part, my concerns about the aging of the treatment have been put to rest by you guys, but I'll definitely be interested to see what the clinicians say about it as well. In the meantime, I've been experimenting on myself...haha. I've smeared washable marker on my head to kind of replicate a hairline, just to give myself an idea of how this might turn out...and I have to say...I'm not hating what I see. In a professional's hands, I'm sure the results will be even better; and that thought makes me pretty damn excited. I'll be sure to keep you guys in the loop on my progress, but for now, I think I'm going to look at some more of your amazing success stories!
  9. Hey guys (and gals?) . I’m really considering SMP right now, and all of your pics and stories are really encouraging. There are a couple things that I’m still hesitant about though... First, a little bit about me…I’m 26 years old. I’ve been slowly losing hair since I was 17 or so, and I have a pretty receded hairline. I’ve been rocking the shaved look since college sports, but it has come to the point where I look almost completely bald up top in pictures. I want this procedure done because I hate having to live under a hat, I want to like the way I look in pictures again, and I think it would help me as a young professional. (Gotta look good in a suit!) So, my girlfriend…love her to death…we are super honest with each other, so I wanted to let her know what I was thinking. Let’s just say, she doesn’t see eye to eye with me on this one. The conversation basically went something like this…. Her: So basically, you are going to get a head tattoo. Me: Well….yeah, but not really. It’s more like a treatment for balding, not a traditional tattoo. Her: But I like you the way you are... Me: That’s nice, but I think I would like myself better this way. Her: It makes me sad that you can’t love yourself the way you are now. Me: ….It’s not like I hate myself. Pretty much the opposite. I like myself a lot, and I want to like myself more. Her: What about our friends? And your family? They’ll never let you hear the end of it. Me: ….yeah…. Her: And who’s to say this isn’t some weird cosmetic fad, like tattooing your eyeliner. I don’t know any woman who is happy they did that. Me: ….. Her: And what happens when you get old? It’s going to look really weird. Me: Well…you have to get touch ups, and you can have it removed if you really hate it… Her: Well what if these clinics go out of business? Then who will do your touch ups? Me: Honestly I didn’t think about that. Her: I think it will just look SO weird when you are really old. Like, can you imagine a 80 year old man with a weird, faded tattoo on his head? It wouldn’t even match your hair at that point. I think you would really regret it. Anyway, after a little bit more back and fourth like that, she told me that it was up to me. And although her opinion is important to me, I do what I want. I know she is just worried about my happiness in the long run, and I love her for that, but I can’t really shake off some of the points she made. Has anyone else thought about these things? And for anyone who was on the fence about this procedure, how did you end up coming to terms with these issues? (Specifically, how this treatment ages, as it is still fairly new, AND how to help a sarcastic and brutally honest group of family and friends who aren’t super into tattoos to begin with, come to terms with my decision.) Sorry for the long post…but this is like a huge deal! Any insight would really help!