the bald ego

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the bald ego last won the day on December 16 2017

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About the bald ego

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  • Gender
    Male
  • Location
    USA
  • Skin Tone
    Light
  • Norwood Scale
    Norwood 7
  • Natural Hair Colour
    Light brown
  • Have you had SMP?
    Yes
  • Date when I had SMP
    2016

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  1. New session with Zang, one year later

    Pic of my August 2017 session with Zang, taken today:
  2. Changes to HIS and their Staff

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  3. New session with Zang, one year later

    Just 10 years, Ed?? You must not remember my "before" pics, hahahaha.
  4. New session with Zang, one year later

    Three days into the healing... so happy...
  5. Adjusting/ feathering hairline after 3 years

    Just had my hairline revised (more feathered, broken) yesterday. Also had my hairline straightened out a bit, with less recession at the temples. Those small changes made a big difference, in a very good way.
  6. Hey guys. I haven't logged into this forum for a while now, since the HIS Tapatalk portal seems to have permanently quit working. A year has zipped by since my SMP treatment in Los Angeles. Yesterday, I underwent a post-treatment session wih Zang, to make a few 'style' enhancements. MY FIRST YEAR WITH SMP For the newbies, I'll recap... I'm 63, fair-skinned, once blonde, now 75% gray, and a Norwood 7. When I did SMP last year, I had already been bald for over 40 years. And for that reason, the initial treatment approach was intentionally conservative. But, a remarkable thing happened over the course of the last year (thanks to SMP)... my self-confidence grew by leaps and bounds. Consequently, I started taking much better care of myself. New clothes; regular workouts; better skin care; sun damage treatment; healthier diet... basically everything has had a long-overdue overhaul. ZANG REVISITED I am a Zangaholic. It was so good to see him again yesterday, a year later. We had pre-discussed my session goal of pushing the limits of my SMP beyond conservatism. We agreed to: • revise my hairline (more 'broken' and less 'widow's peak') • reduce my 'recession' at the temples • blend pigment further down the sides and back • increase pigment density and volume • use a darker pigment shade overall As we started yesterday's session, I wondered (to myself) whether I should be leaving well enough alone. But Zang's enthusiasm about our approach put my mind at ease. My first sessions had not seemed painful at all. But yesterday was the extreme opposite. I grit my teeth in silence, so as not to have my pain become the focus of the session. It helped a lot to chat about 'life' with Zang for three hours while he worked – anyone who has ever sat in his chair can attest to Zang's gift of entertaining dialogue. Surprisingly, there were no photos yesterday – neither before nor after. We took about 20 minutes to pencil in our planned changes. From that point on, it was a focused work session without pause, with a high degree of artistic finesse by Zang. It wasn't until Zang suddenly pronounced, "OK, we're done," that I finally got to see the outcome. My reaction was pure ecstasy – Zang had flawlessly achieved every goal that we had set forth, and the overall effect was even greater than I had hoped for or expected. Now, 24 hours later, the redness has already vanished. The hairline is brilliant – total perfection. The temples are much less receded now... with better sculpting and integration. Plus, I can already see that the overall effect of the darker and increased (area and density) pigmentation were extremely worthwhile changes. I'll give it 1-4 weeks to settle in before posting any pics. But I'm actually more excited about these results than for any prior session. My degree of hair loss and graying – coupled with uncertainty by both Zang and myself about how conservative of an approach we should take – made my original and follow-up situations far more challenging than the norm. SMP has dramatically improved the quality of my life, and my happiness. And I can tell that with the work we did yesterday, my appearance is going to get even better thanks to this latest work. I looked in the mirror this morning, and can now say that I feel that I look like the guy I was meant to be, finally. I'm blown away, once more, by the SMP process. And by Zang, who is one of the nicest and most dedicated guys I've ever met. His SMP talent knows no bounds.
  7. Scalp shine!

    It'd be nice if the forum had "stickies" for the half-dozen or so most-recurring Q&A topics. Ed?
  8. Work After treatment

    If you were to shave DRY and without ANY pressure or friction, my **guess** is that you could do it. The longer you can wait, post-treatment, the better.
  9. Scalp Micro Pigmentation

    No Internet issue. Speed Test shows my download speeds at 70-85 Mbps, and upload speeds of 12 Mbps. Tapatalk might be a possible source of conflict; it's been unusually buggy lately.
  10. Scalp Micro Pigmentation

    Congrats on your SMP. Please upload new pics in JPG format. These first three took several minutes each to download and view.
  11. Saw your pics. That's how fast mine fell out, also. It put my whole life in a tailspin, because I was so upset about it. Pretty smart of you to start working on a new look now, whether with SMP or not. I definitely agree with you about the dangers of hair drug remedies. It'll all work out.
  12. It looks **excellent** shaved. Give yourself time to get used to the change, and go with a confident attitude.
  13. I think I messed up - what are my options?

    That's good news. What was the cost?
  14. Celebs

    hadn't heard of him before, but his online "after" pics look completely natural to me:
  15. I think I messed up - what are my options?

    Look at these two pics, side-by-side. Your head is slightly higher and rotated more in one than the other, but if it weren't for that, both sides look like they'd match up perfectly. If these pics were from exactly the same angle and elevation, it would look spot on, IMO.