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  1. Brain Tumor & SMP

    Hi Everyone, Let me PREFACE by saying "I do not have SMP done yet nor am I saying that SMP gives you a tumor.." I am new here and very thankful for the HIS Hair Clinic Forum- you have all done wonders to raise awareness about SMP! In regards to my question, I was diagnosed with a brain tumor a few years ago (not cancerous, but need to have MRI check ups every other year or more). Given that SMP has not gone through any longitudinal (20+ years) case studies since it’s relatively new, I am trying to cover my bases now. There have been reports of tattoo ink causing first degree burns during MRI’s ( and scrambling MRIs because of the irons and metals in them, do we know if the ingredients in SMP ink (which from what I see is simply less concentrated tattoo ink) has these same metals? And further, do we know if SMP ink can make conditions like tumors worse overtime (in the 17 years that they’ve been used thus far?) The problem is, even the FDA finds it difficult to give an answer on whether tattoo ink is safe- And although the ink is going on the epidermis vs deeper, does this even matter? My buddy had SMP done and I tried to search their ingredients and some other SMP company ingredients... as a person in the science field, I am big on details.. when I see a product that will go on my head stating "organic, will NOT leave a BLUE or GREEN mark" instead of listing actual ingredients because of competitors seeing it, this is alarming. I hope someone can help me or point me in the right direction. As much as I want SMP asap, I don't want to exacerbate existing issues that could have been avoided. Thank you in advance,
  2. Hello guys,I have had my smp recently ,not by his though. Now I have a problem with crown area and it's always looks odd to me. I have shaved with 2 different shaver : braun foil and Philips(do it yourself model) clipper With foil shaver ,it is a definitely no for me , because it's get too disconnected and gets to skin , however with the clipper (gets to 0.5 shortest) , front looks ok , but still not so good on crown area. Just wondering if a closer shaver could solve this for me ? and any suggestion regarding to that ? or something else needed to be done ? It kinda seems the hair and smp not blending together that so good on the crown area (norwood7)and a bit of color differences , since I cannot post pics(forum rules) ,cannot describe well , though I guess you guys with more experience might guess what I am talking about . mentioned I am norwood7 , so nothing on top. I appreciate some input. Cheers
  3. Hello guys, I have done my 3rd session recently about 3 weeks ago elsewhere and not by hishair and not really happy with some of the details ,just wondering some of you with more experience could shed some light. I tried to post some pics ,but seems it against the rules of forum ,so I am going to explain. I was Norwood 7 , and treatment was done 3 weeks ago ,however I have problem finding best solution to cover the crown and it is not blended very good or maybe I am too sensitive and it is what it is ? Since you cannot see the pics , you can not judge , but can you please tell me how good the border between your SMP and real hair looks like when looking in the mirror( at the BACK of head specifically) ? is it very noticeable by your eyes ? slightly noticeable ? I am not sure what is the problem ,the SMP ,the way I shave ? or density ? For shaving , I have tried a 8000 braun foil shaver (10years old) whichI used to use for shaving beard but since it's gets all hair to the skin, the result was awful and disconnected, so I tried this Philips clipper and with this one I get as short as 0.5 . for the front look it's perfect ,, but problem is on the crown. I can not find any way to solve that . I have booked another session for assessment but if not getting best solution from there ,I am happy to reconsider other options . Regarding the shaver , is there anything in the market ,that gets shorted than 0.5 (to the dots) , but not getting to the skin ? do you think maybe that could help ? How some of you wet shave or use rotary and get to the skin , but don't get disconnected from SMP dots ? Appreciate all the help guys , Cheers
  4. Wow, just had my second session and what a world of difference in how my SMP looks from the first sesh. During my first one my practitioner went super light, describing it as a “dusting”. It was basically to the point where I could barely notice a difference looking in the mirror. I had no qualms since research and my practioner both reassured me that it’s not till after the 2nd visit that you really notice a difference in appearance. So, I’m by no means displeased with the results I see 12 hrs after going in for round two, I’m just hoping to lean on you guys to calm a few concerns. I remeber after the first sesh I was worried about how dark the pigments came out and also how large they seemed compared to what was left of my natural follicles. That being said, I’m hoping I shouldn’t put too much stock into the same thing considering I remember how quickly the super black ink faded down to match my natural hair color and hair follicle size. It’s just much harder to avoid looking in the mirror and obsessing over the SMP looking natural and hoping it wasn’t messed up by the needle being pushed down too hard... Anyway, I just wanted to share some before and after photos to see what you guys think? Am I just adjusting to the SMP mentally, or did my guy not do too great a job? For clarity, I separated the photos in groups of 2-3 starting with before/after 1st/after 2nd (12 hours). I’m going in for my final session in a week and was wondering what there could be left to finish with the density seeming quite thick as is? Finally, my practitioner gave me the subtle, natural hairline I requested, but now I’m thinking it my look a bit better if it was just a little sharper? Anyone know if this can be done between session 2 and 3, or is it too late? And if anyone has any thoughts on whether I should go sharper on the hairline (if possible)? Any help/advice/comments/questions/or responses in general are greatly appreciated! Thanks in advance to everyone!
  5. Hey guys, Here's some images of my post first session. So far it seems really sparse, light and isn't current very good coverage. You can still clearly see all of my bald areas. I'm hoping this normal post first session? I hope it will look MUCH better. For 3K, it's pretty underwhelming thus far. I would appreciate your thoughts. Thanks in advance.
  6. This question is for anyone whose already had SMP. I currently don't have any tattoos and am nervous about my head becoming one haha. I'm nervous about seeing myself too differently and having a hard time adjusting to the new look. I know this might sound strange, but did any of you have these thoughts beforehand or feel a little restless about it? Did it get better after the procedure? If you had anxiety beforehand, are you still glad you got it done? Thanks guys.
  7. I saw online people discussing weight gain and SMP. Someone said you should be at your ideal or healthiest weight before doing the treatment especially if overweight. They said the pigment does shift a little and fading can be more pronounced. Also faces can look very different if someone loses 50 pounds. Since practitioners design hair lines based on facial features this is reasonable no? I also heard that gaining weight very quickly can make the scalp stretch too quickly... Thoughts?
  8. Hey guys, As my SMP appointment approaches closer, I'm getting more uneasy and nervous about it. I guess the permanency of the treatment is giving me anxiety. Any of you guys who've had SMP experience this? Does it easier I assume? Are you happy you followed through? Thanks much.
  9. Hey guys, I'm scheduled to get SMP in October and was wondering how close down do you have to shave your head. I currently just use a pair of clippers with no guard and it leaves a little growth/stubble. I do this once every 2 days. I really prefer it that way to just straight razor, which is too short my liking. Once I get SMP do I have to use a straight razor or can I leave just a little stubble/growth?
  10. How’s my first session looking?

    Hi all, pretty new to this whole thing but decided to bite the bullet and get the treatment done a few days back now, my question... how is this looking for after a first session? Im not sure if these dots are to big or what... like I know my body is getting used to the ink/Inflammation etc but this seems off to me... or am I just being paranoid?
  11. SMP, FUE or nothing?!

    Hi all, I am now in my mid thirties. Have been losing hair since I was 16. Now I have a bit a cash and technology has moved on, I am considering my options: 1) Transplant. I’ve had a consultation and have been told I have enough donor hair to go for it. The procedure is not cheap at around £5,000. They also recommend taking Proprecia and I really don’t like the idea of messing with testosterone for a long time. 2) SMP. I’ve had a consultation with HIS. The consultant seemed competent and some of the online results look really promising. It’s about half the price of FUE. Downside is that is fake and I would be stuck with a shaved head forever. I do like lifting weights however and wouldn’t mind the idea of a hard arse look. 3) Do nothing, accept the baldness and try to pull off the bald look. Do you have any suggestions/advice?
  12. Removal process for SMP

    Hi everyone, So I just got my first SMP session done a day ago, and the results are actually very good. I have diffuse thinning on top so it matches perfectly at a 1 guard. However, I am having second thoughts. I know, I know, the rollercoaster, but the truth is I feel like having it done was what was needed for me to accept the process of going bald. Anyways, I do plan on at least postponing my second session for now before making anymore decisions. And I also plan on speaking with my practitioner (His Hair) about my options. In the meantime, I had some questions for you guys since I’m sure I’m not the first one to have come to this conclusion: 1) What is the risk of existing hair loss or discoloration if I use laser removal? My practitioner said it was minimal but wondering what people’s experiences have been 2) How long do you have to wait in between getting the procedure to removal? Will it look “bad” in the process? 3) Are there any ways to speed up the fading process naturally in the meantime? For example exfoliating, sun exposure, retinoids, etc... Thanks for your time!
  13. Is SMP ink safe??

    This may be a silly question but is the ink used for SMP safe to be injected into your scalp? I mean, can it have toxic affects on your health and mind, being so close to your brain? Have their ever been any reports of issues? Would love to hear any thoughts on this. Thanks much.
  14. Small pimples/ blisters?

    Hi all! For my first treatment 2 days. The area is still red but I noticed I have small white/clear bumps all over my head. I’ll attach a photo. Should I be concerned or is this part of the process? Any insight would be appreciated. Daniel Nester poems
  15. Hi there, I've had a recent FUE transplant (4000 grafts) and will have another at the end of the year. After that I'm looking at having SMP to give the appearance of more density while still having my hair long. I was wondering if anyone who has had an SMP at His has grown their hair long afterwards? How did it look? I can't seem to find any before/after photos like that on the website or from looking through the forums here, So I guess my question is, can I get something done with HIS?
  16. First session smp

    Hi everyone. Not sure why im making this post to be honest but just feeling nervous about my first smp session i have on tuesday Today was the first day i washed out all of the concelar i had been using the last 3 years. I surpsingly had more hair than i thought Looking at the pictures below would anyone be able to offer any advice or thoughts about the type of hairline i should go for and what lenght i would be able to keep once i have had the procedure This is my first post about anything ever on the internet so sorry if i have not done it in the right place Thanks and have a good weekend
  17. Hello, I am looking to get some advice from those who know a bit more about the possibilities of SMP. I still have a decent amount of hair on top, but I cant shave it down due to my FUE scars. I would like to know if it would be possible to leave a grade 1-2 on top, and get smp ONLY on the back/sides of my head to hide the FUE dots as much as possible? If anybody knows of any threads etc where photos of such a procedure are provided, please let me know. Any advice would be greatly appreciated.
  18. Hi Guys, After getting an due procedure which looked great, but now doesn't look so good, I am thinking about adding temporary smp to give more coverage. The purpose of this post is to get some opinions on which length would be best. I do not wish to go for a completely shaved look, but would consider a 1 or a 2 guard. Alternatively, I could leave my hair the way it is and get smp to cover thinner areas. So far, my favourite option is to buzz it down to a 1 or a 2, and add smp. Do you think this would look good? Cheers
  19. Hi, I am here to tell my story about hair loss and the SMP treatments that I received at the Birmingham Clinic which started 2 years ago with Andra Dascalu. I started losing my hair in my third year at university when I was 23, I knew quite early, even though it wasn't apparent to other people that I was going to loose my hair and that it was going to change the way I looked and felt about myself. My hair loss became the biggest thing in my life, it really affected my confidence and I felt as if the future had been stolen from me. I remember feeling at the time that I didn't want to have my life anymore, if I didnt look good and feel good then there was no way the future could be bright. I knew that it would make me more introverted, less confident, less outspoken and too self conscious to be around my friends. I felt like my hair became a symbol that I wasn't meant to acheive anything and that it proved I didn't fit in with the people that I admired. When I thought of one of my friends saying "god you are going bald dude" it made me shudder and still does. I cannot express enough how I let it get in the way of everything going on in my life, I became self-conscious around my family, began to depend alot emotionally on my girlfriend at the time whilst not really being there for her because this problem was consuming me completely. One of the worst things about losing your hair is the gradual process, checking it in the mirror everyday and catching your hair in a certain light giving you the signs of future baldness. Sometimes I would look in the mirror obsessively and get so worked up that it would ruin my week and send me into a deep depression. I became vacant with my girlfriend and family and for so long it made my daily existence so anxious. I thought that my girlfriend would leave me, I would have no confidence to attract a girl I actually liked and that it would make me the but of jokes socially and amongst my family. I also used to think that I would rather have my hair than a degree or a house or even my girlfriend, I became truly obsessed and couldn't get past the trauma. I tried beta sitosterol, saw palmetto certain types of amino acids, caffeine shampoo and head massages but nothing really helped and if anything I think the stress of maintaining this routine might have been counter productive. SMP I got to the point where I wanted a fresh start and was about to start a new job - I didnt want anybody to know that I was losing my hair because I thought it might affect me professionally. So before I started the new job I went to the Birmingham clinic and decided to go for the treatment and reinvent myself with what would look like a short buzzed cut (hopefully) but with a strong hair line at least. I decided to go for it in September 2015. I was really scared going in, I thought that it wouldnt look convincing and that maybe it would just look ridiculous and artificial. My practitioner was Andra Dascalu and she was amazing, so kind and friendly and we talked about documentaries, yoga, spiritualism and what we were up to in life. The procedure was generally painless apart from certain areas of the scalp. The first session must have lasted about three hours and when I first saw it I thought wow! I was a little worried as the dots were quite large but I was told that they would settle down when the skin had stopped swellling. Over the next couple of days I just kept myself to myself and cared for the tattoo as I was told, after the tattoo had settled down I really started to love it. I remember looking in the mirror and feeling relief and joy and like I had gotten something back, I really loved that it just appeared as though as was shaving it close by choice and that I could grow hair if I wanted. The tattoo faded slightly over the next few weeks (which is totally normal) and I had to get two other top up sessions, these top ups gave an even more natural look to my hair and made the look even more convincing. I had let myself get pretty out of shape due to several factors, but the tattoo actually got me back in the gym and made me beleive I could make something of myself again that I could be proud of. Taking this bold step has started a generally positive chain reaction of getting back into shape, dressing better, being more confident and being more optimistic about the future and my own life. I was able to transition without anyone really noticing as for the last year of my hair loss I was living abroad and nobody I knew saw me when my hair loss was really obvious. I have told everyone close to me and they cannot beleive that it isnt real. One of the major bonuses of having this done is that it stops the endless checking of your hair in the mirror, it gives you stability, you look the same everyday and you look like you have hair which is massive. I myself cant tell unless I get really close up where my 'real' hair begins and the tattoo ends. Before I got the treatment I watched all the videos on youtube and went in for a consultation. I decided that it looked great for people even with a light skin tone like me and that I was going to do it. I would say to anyone thinking about it that they shouldn't worry that it wont look natural becuase it will, the practitioners are experts and they really know what they are doing. I have had this SMP tattoo for over two years and people have rubbed my head and not even they suspect a thing, it really is like having really short but full head of hair. In my opinion getting SMP isnt a way for you to hide who you are but it is a way of surviving and staying who you are.
  20. Hey guys, This will be my first post on this forum, but I have been lurking on here for a while already. I know that SMP is not only possible for those with light hair, but also often times, looks pretty damn good. I have seen a few examples so far, such as the Bald Ego, Magnus, and Ray in the before and after area. I have seen a few people like Kojak, who went darker on their entire head. From what I can tell this looks good too, under the right circumstances. Kojak if you're still on here, or anyone else who did something similar, I would like to see what that looks like, with more pictures. Any way, the bottom line is that I am almost certain that I am going to get this procedure done soon. I am 27 years old and probably a NW 2.5 slowly moving towards a 3 and beyond. I still wear my hair medium length and im pretty sure that no one really knows that I am balding yet. I doubt that I can get away with this for much longer though. Instead of taking drugs for the rest of my life that would potentially kill my boners and my wallet, I have decided that a shaved head plus SMP is a much better long term solution. It kind of fits my lifestyle as it is anyways. I am a personal trainer and small business owner and the low maintenance, alpha, military look appeals to me. If I get this procedure done soon I doubt anyone, except for a select few, would even ever know that I was balding at all, which would also be ideal. I would be looking to shave it down, for the first time, about the same time as getting SMP. This is something that some of you, may advise against, but I feel like its the best option for me. I guess my questions for you guys would be: 1. Can someone with as much hair as I have left get SMP without issue? 2. Can I get some input from other light haired/light skinned guys who have had this done? Pics are awesome too 3. Any general input/advice from anyone else would be appreciated too. Thanks everyone! This truly seems like an awesome group of people on here. I look forward to being part of the community and sharing my results when I eventually do get the procedure done myself.
  21. Hi, My name is Chris. I am balding badly at 26 and am very interested in possibly getting SMP. The only thing is that all I've see are before and after photos online, but I would love the opportunity to see results in person. If there is anyone with SMP in the Dallas area that would be willing to show off your results in person, I would love to grab lunch sometime and talk about your experience. It would be greatly appreciated. - Chris
  22. Hello everyone. I'm 20 y/o and two months ago something triggered my hair to start rapidly diffuse thinning all across the top. I was banking on SMP being my cure for baldness, but after buzzing down with a zero guard I don't suit it at all. My hair is too light so under bright light I'll just look straight bald, my skin is too pale and my skull sticks out noticeably at the back. I just don't have the 'look' to pull this off. I don't want to go into work tomorrow because of how self conscious I currently feel with my hair like this. I'm really considering starting finasteride and minoxidil now. The side effects of both scare me but they seem like my only option. Figured I'd post here before committing to the above medications. Does anyone have any thoughts or recommendations in general that apply to my situation? Thanks in advance.
  23. Hi guys, I am a 27-year-old guy from the Helsinki area in Finland. I have started to lose my hair maybe since I was 24 years old, I was always dyeing my hair so in the beginning it was hard to spot my hair loss. When I was 25 years old my friends started to comments on my hair loss because I had started to lose a lot of hair even on the crown. At this point, it was time for me to start wet shaving my head. I was searching the web and Scapl micro pigmentation seemed like the only good long-term option, especially for me as I don't want to wear a wig, it would feel a bit false and Hairtransplant is too risky for me. At first I didn't know is SMP would be the right option for me as my head is a little bit asymmetrical. I think it looked a bit odd when I shaved it. However, I still wanted to give it a try. Therefore, after searching the web several months and reading different forums, I came across Sam at HisHair in Gothenburgh and after sending some pictures and talking to him on the phone I booked my appointment. I flew from Helsinki to Gothenburg and arrived the evening before the treatment. I slept at a cheap hotel near the clinic. After breakfast, I met Sam at 10 at the HisHair clinic. At first, I was a little bit nervous but while we were drinking some coffee with Sam he explained thoroughly the procedure and I got a lot calmer. I was also a bit worried because the hair I still have on my head and on the temples is quite light colored. At first we started by defining my new hairline with a white marker. Sam asked if I was happy with it or if I wanted to change it. After studying it carefully in the mirror I thought it was a perfect replica of my old hairline so I was very pleased with it. Therefore, Sam put dots to mark where the white marker had been and after that, he continued to dot the whole head (except my temples). The procedure for me took about 3h. When we started the treatment it stung a little bit in the beginning but soon I forgot about dotting and the pain was not bad at all. AAfter the treatment, my head was a little bit red but it calmed down quickly (1-2 days). My head was now a bit darker shade than the rest of my hair (even though it still was impossible to spot the difference). I even went to work the next day and nobody commented on it so I guess the redness was mostly gone. When the days went by the dots on my head faded a bit every day. Now, a week after the treatment the SMP has perfectly blended into my own hair making it thicker. However, you can still see a bit of my own scalp on the places I didn't have any hair on. Now, when I look in the mirror I look so much younger, I look my own age. And the SMP gives a nice frame to my fave. I also think that the SMP covered a bit off the odd shape of my head by giving my head or face a "frame". Sam is really talented at SMP and also easy to get along with so I am more than happy I chose him. I really hope this helps you guys in the countries nearby or why not further away too! Kr, Finnish guy
  24. Hey Guys, everywhere I look , I see guys are really concerned about shine. I've had SMP myself, and no, Im not an expert, just wanted to share my 2 cents here I've tried several recommendations , like milk of magnesia, OTC matting creams, etc, looking for matting and antishine agents for SCALP or for guys. Nothing really there. then i looked at products for girls. Turns out that ladies have been dealing with shiny-oily skin for generations, and they have a multitude of tried and tested products especially made for them. Remember the little powder case that they would carry around in their bags, and dab on at every occasion? thats what its for: to reduce shine!! So i recently got myself a transparent compressed powder , and guys, it works! kills shine all over the scalp, evens out scalp tone, lasts for hours, probably all day if you dont sweat, and is easy to apply. I have several long and shiny scars in the back of my head, courtesy of the nice "Doctors" who did my plugs years ago, and the |SMP does camouflage them to some degree, but the scar skin is particularly shinier than normal skin. The powder matting agent kills the shine and makes the scar way less noticeable in direct light. Just be discreet when pulling out your little powder case and dabbing your noggin in public! When it comes to make-up, no point in reinventing the wheel , the girls have been doing it since the stone age, so we should look at what they do, they know every trick in the book. for example, just try a search for "best anti shine face powder transparent" on google, amazon, ebay... btw, mine cost me 4 or 5 quid on ebay, free ship.
  25. Hello, everyone! I'm in the process of training at HIS in Birmingham, to become a SMP practitioner. To get some final hands-on experience, I am offering several candidates the chance to receive a full SMP treatment of 3 full sessions each maximum, for FREE! No strings, no games, no hidden fees or costs. I started training in August of last year. I just need to do a few more clients to get some extra practice. All treatments, sessions, designs, every step will be done under the direct and constant supervision of the top practitioners of HIS, so you can be assured that you'll get a top notch result at HIS standards of excellence. Sessions/dates will be booked around my training schedule, and in coordination with you. The first 2 sessions will be done about 1 week apart, the third about 4 weeks after. All work to be done at HIS clinic in Birmingham. Once we get the ball rolling, I shall put you in contact with the person in charge of training so you can confirm directly that this is 100% legitimate, for your peace of mind. I've also had the SMP myself, so I know first hand about the journey, what to expect, what it feels like, and what to deliver. If interested, dont wait, just pm me now. (click on my icon to open my profile, and then send message) At some point, after we are in contact, I will require some clear photos and a little info from you. So the deal is: I get some more practice , you get a great SMP and save $$$'s, and its a win-win. Thanks , and best wishes