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Everything posted by ed@hishairclinic.com

  1. Moisturiser.

    @TheRealR9 - No moisturising immediately after the session. Nor for a few days after. It is all in the aftercare instructions. There are some discussions on here on the subject. And some important tips on what to avoid.. use the search function both here and on the blog to learn more. Click here for one to get you started a blog on the perils of alcohol in creams.
  2. Really want to do this but...

    Best talk to the experts regarding the reapplication of the system post SMP Suspect they will recommend you do not go that route. But there should be no issue with extended gaps between sessions... the problems come when clients, who may be flying in for treatment, ask to reduce the gap.
  3. Really want to do this but...

    That single session treatment also claims not to fade... which brings into question the pigments being used. As a surgeon I am sure you will be more familiar with these processes than anyone here but our monomeric molecules are deliberately simple, they cannot be broken down. They can be carried away by the immune system though... in there is the strategy behind two sessions - at the second session your practitioner can judge the degree of fade and finish the job of blending with additional treatment that may involve additional shades being used. A guaranteed single session that does not fade would have to use larger, more complex molecules. The problem being that when you strip away the smaller elements of that molecule you will be left with something different - you can see the effect on any traditional tattoo where the ink, over time, seems to blur or become blue/green. This can, and does, happen to heads too. On another point. We do see a significant number of clients who are moving away from hair systems and for exactly the reasons as you lay them out. As Sananthony points out, the transition is much easier in terms of being nervous around friends and colleagues - You have just decided to shave down - I guarantee the biggest reactions will come from your bald friends who had long admired your flowing locks.
  4. I have heard many of the HIS SMP practitioners called artists by grateful clients. To the best of my knowledge only one of them really is. Alex, at our Bristol clinic, is a bona fide artist and has produced this poster which struck me as very shareable. For anyone interested in learning more about SMP, Alex is hosting an open day at his Bristol clinic tomorrow from 11.30am. See the full details here.
  5. Is smp a good option for me?

    Haha. I thought of you when I saw the comment. Great shot.
  6. Any tips for first session?

    Will be thinking of you Zakmandoo, look forward to hearing from you on the other side. A long time ago now but I took half a valium a friend donated on account of my trepidation. Kept nodding of to sleep in the chair, not saying it doesn't smart - but it's OK. All the best.
  7. Questions

    Hi Cityworker There are so many threads on here regarding shaving.. recommend you use the search function to find some. My twopenneth would be that I wet shaved for years and yes it can look a bit sharp for the first few hours (nobody has ever commented) - but I can then go for 3 days before needing to again. However, my very recent birthday turned up a present from my wife that has converted me to a razor... specifically the "Pitbull". One of several on the market that are specifically aimed at shaving the head (it claims to be good for the chin too but I only attempted it once and it did not go well). This gives me a fantastically fast finish that does not need touching for a couple of days, possibly 3 but have not yet found the need to let it run that long. 2&3 Everyone heals uniquely but any bleeding will be done during the treatment and the tiny puncture wounds heal pretty much immediately. Most see the post-treatment redness disappear over a few hours, certainly by the next day. Fading between sessions is part of the process but each session tidies up the previous one and I would expect a 3 week holiday to tick all the boxes for you. The only risk from sunlight is the action of the UV on the pigment which can cause it to fade over time. Wear a good UV suncream and there should be no restrictions on your lifestyle choices. ... Thanks to SomeMagicalProcedure for that brutally honest assessment of HT.
  8. Open Day in Bristol Next Week

    A reminder that next Thursday is the first open day for one of our newest clinics, in the beautiful city of Bristol. Wherever you are on your SMP journey this is an opportunity to get all your questions answered. Maybe you have only just discovered SMP and are still at the "dubious" stage - where you suspect it cannot be as good as all those gallery images and forum threads suggest. Maybe you have done enough research to believe in the process but have yet to see anyone in the flesh with the treatment. Or maybe you simply want to watch someone being treated while you put your own technical and personal questions to the practitioner Alex. If you have an interest in SMP you will receive a warm welcome. Simply arrive at the address below anytime between 11.30AM and 6PM. HIS Hair Clinic, 56 Royal York Crescent, Clifton, Bristol BS8 4GP If you have questions ahead of the day you can post them here. if you want to find out more details on exact timings for when the treatment will be taking place please call 0845 359 2924.
  9. Day 1

    Wow. Good to hear from you. You just took the record for "Time between updates".
  10. Bristol Clinic Open Day

    Our most recently opened clinic is in the South West of England in the historic City of Bristol. On January 25th they will be opening their doors to all-comers. Anyone interested in meeting the practitioner (read more about Alex here) for a free consultation and getting their questions answered in person should make it a date in their diary. The doors are open between 11.30AM and 6PM, just walk in and say hello. The day offers more than just a chance to meet a practitioner though... There will be a treatment to watch... you may want to check with the office to see precise timings for that. Send them a message at info@hishairclinic.com.
  11. Getting caught out

    That is a good shout 2Hanger, one people have posted about before on here... though not for a while.
  12. Los Angeles

    Hi there Jazzhead. Seasons greetings to you too. Delighted you found your way back. All the best for '18.
  13. New session with Zang, one year later

    Most excellent to hear from you. Thanks as always for your contributions. PS: Have you tried Tapatalk since we upgraded the site?
  14. How Cool is SMP?

    Knowing how many of you visit here looking for reassurance that SMP might be your answer I thought you might appreciate a link to a really cool video. An advert for the "world's coolest suit" shot in a series of ridiculously hot locations, I think. Maybe it was shot in a parking lot in Elstree with lots of clever CGI. The point is that they chose one of our clients to be the super cool dude wearing the worlds coolest suit in lots of hot places. You don't have to ask how happy we were about that. Of course it is entirely possible our client would have got the job if he had not had the treatment, he is a very cool dude. In any case, it is a cracking little advert and a first for HIS. Check out our blog on the advert by clicking here to see the video in high quality (too big to fit in this post).
  15. How Cool is SMP?

    Sorry about that Buzzcut. Maybe something to do with the site upgrade. I have had a fiddle, please try again. Thanks for letting me know.
  16. Forum News

    Just a note to let you all know that some work is being done on the forum over the weekend. An upgrade we are told! That might just mean some new wangdangle is being plugged into the back end to smooth communication between the widgets and the wotnots, But it could be a new look. We wait to see... There is the possibility of some brief and temporary downtime over the next 48 hours while this work is being done, please bear with us. Thanks, and have a splendid weekend. Ed
  17. Anyone had their temples done?

    I've always had you down as a consummate juggler of these things. Good to see you here whenever you can make it.
  18. Northern Bald Guy's Diary (UK treatments)

    @DaveC - While this forum is, in the main, impartial and unfiltered it is not somewhere you can ask for advice on other clinics.
  19. Anyone had their temples done?

    A warm welcome back to the boards Sir. Very good to see you.
  20. Andros Townsend

    I've had no expert feedback on what might be going on with Andro's head. Transplant seems extremely unlikely though... remember Wayne Rooney and the months and months of "settling in" that a transplant has to go through, we saw none of that with Andros. A weave maybe, there was an EPL referee, Clattenburg, who wore a weave. But nobody was expecting him to head a ball or get involved in the rough stuff... which makes me think a weave is unlikely too - he would never get over being the only person in a packed stadium that didn't know his hair had become partially detached. The pictures would break the internet. I am sure we will get to the bottom of it.
  21. Famous Youtuber With Over 1 million Subscribers Posts Video About SMP

    HIS have been covered in the press, on radio, and on TV... it has still to seriously puncture the wider public consciousness. I think it only resonates for bald people (and SMP wearers), it goes over everyone ese's head (so to speak).
  22. Booked into Harley street clinic

    Great news... but curious as to why you would drive away from Birmingham, where the HIS head office is, to make your way to the centre of London.
  23. Toronto Clinic SMP scar

    Wait and see what your practitioner says on Friday. Scar tissue, as has been said many times, is unpredictable. The third session might well be the charm, if not then your guarantee will cover additional treatments.
  24. Famous Youtuber With Over 1 million Subscribers Posts Video About SMP

    Haha. Very good. But I've seen pictures of how the ancient Greeks felt about their young lads... no surprise they turned out a little unruly.
  25. Famous Youtuber With Over 1 million Subscribers Posts Video About SMP

    As a father of two teenage boys I can absolutely confirm that it is.