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  1. 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.
  2. I started losing my hair at 16 years old creating an M shaped hairline and progressively thinning out in the middle in my early twenties forcing me to shave my head completely to avoid people looking and commenting on my evident hair loss. I tried Chinese remedies but that didn't work so I had to accept it had gone forever which was a hard pill to swallow and effected my confidence massively especially with women. I got used to having no hair but always wished I wasn't bald and in the back of my mind and I think it played on my subconscious more than I realised. I stumbled across SMP on the Internet and watched some youtube videos and looked at Google images, I was very impressed how real it looked couldn't believe I'd not heard of it before! I rang HIS hair clinic in Birmingham and arranged an appointment straight away. When I arrived I was welcomed with a cup of tea and introduced to Andra whom was very knowledgeable and friendly. She helped establish my natural airline and exact colour match and executed the procedure brilliantly. I can't tell where my real hair ends and the SMP begins! Even a hairdresser I met was fooled, she couldn't understand why I couldn't grow my hair until I told her about the procedure. If you're self conscious about having a smooth shiny head I would definitely recommend having it done, I can vouch that I personally feel much better than I did before. Wish I'd known years ago!
  3. HisHair Cares

    Let me just say that Hishair treats their customers like good friends instead of just a customer. Zang is was a pleasure to speak with and a big shot out to Ian and Rainbir. Zang’s touch made the touch up easy and Zang don’t forget to listen to that Japanese music that we listen to that day. Thanks bro!!
  4. Hi, I'm really interested to do this procedure but I'm just afraid Im too blond for smp looks good on me. I have the same color of hair of this man ( medium dark blond hair ) who had been denied for smp by a belgium clinic because he is too blond ! Why they tell him that his hair is too light? HIS says it's okay for this kind of color no? Why another company refuses him a treatment? How could we explain that? Does smp really works on medium blond hair or it is more difficult to not look fake? I was really happy to have this option, but if Im not a good candidate it gonna be a nightmare Sorry for my english Best regards
  5. So, I plucked up the courage for smp into my strip scar from a ht some years ago. Although my scar coverage is good, i am now left with a blue line on my head instead of a skin/scar coloured line. Which is actually a bigger eyesore, so defeats the object of camouflage. I have received the lightest shade. I am 3 weeks post procedure from my 2nd smp session, and am very sceptical about going for a third. Anyone had the same? any comments etc much appreciated. pics below, before procedure and after 2procedures.
  6. Has anyone had the "problem" of getting the colour match perfect after the first session? The coloured has faded nicely to be a bit darker than my normal hair and is just about right after a nights growth. Now I'm concerned for the second session, I definitely dont want to go any darker but it seems adding the same colour will give me the "helmet" effect, but after the first session the SMP just looks like dots on my head so something needs to be done to make it "hair like". Anyone had the same situation before?
  7. Hello Toronto, Canada and the rest of the HisHair followers. I just want to give everyone a taste of the experience i had with HisHair. Before I do i just want to give a little background on myself. I am from Toronto, Canada and I am 20 years old. i began starting to see hairloss/thinning and some receding when i was around 18. It was never anything drastic just slowly and slowly i noticed it was getting thinner as i got towards present day. Haircuts became more frequent and comb overs became an everyday thing haha. Hairloss does run in my family. my father is a Norwood 7 and out of all my mothers family members her dad is the only one who still has a full head of hair and he is in his 70's. So by looking at my family history i already no that Norwood 7 is the farthest potential hair loss i can go. My father around my age was almost completely bald so in a way i am kind of happy that i wasn't at that stage yet but i new it wasn't far away for me. i looked for every option and did countless and countless amounts of research on systems, ointments and surgeries. For myself i couldn't justify wearing a wig or hairpiece, so that was out of the picture. i also didn't want to use any concealers or ointments like rogaine, etc. i just wanted a quick fix (I'm young and impatient haha). i even went as far as looking into and booking up to 7 consultations with hair transplant surgeons. for someone at my age you are going to believe everything you hear, especially if it sounds right and the doctors no exactly what to say in order to suck you in. i am very lucky that both of my parents were very supportive of any route i wanted to take. The worst part for me was that after every consultation i would get a different outcome or answer from the surgeon. some surgeons said "FUT is perfect for you, in order to get the most follicles per strip" and some surgeons told me "FUE is perfect so i wouldn't have a huge scar" but for both there was always pros and cons. every surgeon would say to me, "your age is a huge factor, but well still do it" ---- looking back at it now it was definitely a red flag ---- as frustrated and as upset that i was still determined to have that full head of hair. my last consult was with one of the biggest transplant surgeons in Toronto. i met with 2 doctors, who like everyone else went through all my options. what they told me next surprised me and really opened my eyes. They both looked at me and said "we can do the procedure for you tomorrow if you really wanted and take your money and that'll be the end of it, but in no way are we going to sit here, tell you we can do it and ruin the rest of your life. How will we sleep at night?". To me that showed me right there that if someone is willing to loose money for the good of someone, this procedure was definitely something to take real precaution toward. At this point i truly learned not to just act on my emotions like many people seem to do in desperation. i really need to thank my parents for constantly making me do my research and telling me to get more opinions from clinics. i honestly can say that they saved my life from making a horrible decision. ----- SKIP MY BACK STORY ------ As time went on and i almost felt hopeless, i was on YouTube one night and one of the ads were of HisHair (i believe it had to do with all the websites i was looking at for hair transplants so it was "cached" into Youtube for me) when i seen it was immediately in disbelief. i began to search it up and see many different stories about the procedure and success stories. i did not see one bad result from HisHair and was still in disbelief. i had never heard of such a thing other then people who have Alopecia and they receive a form of tattooing for their eyebrows. i remember right away booking a consultation and sending in some pictures. the same day i received a phone call from Luis. we had a very long discussion of how the procedure would happen, all the pros and cons to it, how the clinic works, etc. by the end of it he had me convinced that this was the procedure for me. i later went on that same week to book my first session for October 26, 2014. i was counting down the seconds to my first session but to my luck it got canceled for unknown reasons. i did not want to give up and was determined to get the procedure done. Christie, Fiona and Chris at the head office really made it feel like i was first priority and really made me feel comfortable and that everything was under control. they were such a pleasure to work with and was very blessed to have dealt with a very reliable team. When i finally got word the clinic was opening i immediately booked my appointment. (First session, December 6, 2014 and Second Session December 12, 2014) in Toronto. i had never been so nervous and excited in my life. Before going through with the procedure i met up with Luis to see how a settled treatment looked and i could not tell the difference from the real and SMP hairs. it was truly a blessing in disguises and Luis you sold me on it so thank you brother! Because i am 20 and i still have a lot of growing to do i wanted a hairline not that was square, but a hairline that was appropriate for my age but also something i would eventually grow in to. On the day of my first session i was very nervous, i was prescribed Adavan from my family doctor just to take the edge off not for the pain really. (i also took advil, but i believe it caused more bleeding for me in my second session). i met with Dave who came from the Seattle Clinic to do the procedure. He also had the treatment done and it looked AWESOME, he is a great example of how people who have remaining hair can really embrace the SMP and just redefine your edge up look with hair on top. Dave was a really cool guy, he is very confident with the procedure and really makes you feel comfortable as a patient. he is a pleasure to work with and really cares about the patients best interests and is very straight forward. i feel that with this kind of procedure that in order to get the best results you need someone whose not just doing the procedure for the hell of it. Luis and Dave were once clients of HisHair and so they are perfect candidates for selling and doing the procedure as they no first hand what its like and can be related to very easily. When it comes to pain, i would honestly say a 3/10, a lot less pain then i expected and ive never had a tattoo before. for anyone that cannot handle the pain, i always say keep in mind the end result. mind over matter. As the first session was done i immediately had unexplainable happiness towards the results. besides the redness, you could barely tell i had the procedure done. As the days went on awaiting my second session i noticed some settlement. REMEMBER its NOT fading, because fading is when it does not exist in the skin no more, settling is the pigment going to its settled state. i did not shave my head for the week as i was waiting for my second session On the day of my second session i was really excited for the fact that the density factor was going to come into affect. the first session is more or less creating a shape or template for the SMP and the second session is creating more density. Yet again Dave was awesome and really knew how to make me feel comfortable and give me a treatment that truly suited my needs. i would say that the second session was a little more tender then my first, but completely worth it. Nothing really changes in the second session so I'm not going to bore you with a step by step. but by the end i felt even better then i did in my first session. Dave, you are the man and i cannot thank you enough. you truly changed my life. i cannot wait to do my third session with you. it has been a couple of days since i got my second session and i have been to christmas parties with family and friends and none of them can tell i did anything other then the fact i cut my hair. THIS PROCEDURE IS UNDETECTABLE. i put money on it! i only would tell because now i am looking for it, which I'm sure everyone would do if they had the procedure done. This procedure honestly changed my life and thats coming from someone who had a full head of hair and never once in my life have shaved my head. I am 20 years old and had only begun my hairloss cycle that wasn't even that drastic. i no how hard and self esteem killing it can be but I'm telling you, there is nothing like this treatment. i have been around countless numbers of friends and family since getting it done and NO ONE! has a clue. and it was literally the day after. Hairloss to me is a slow killer, very progressive and slow. With SMP it literally takes all of those negative feelings away and you never even realize that you had it done because personally i can't even tell where my old hair was haha. so for anyone that is feeling indecisive about making the decision i am telling you its worth every penny. Take the plunge. if your already bald or going to be you have nothing to loose, even just to see the procedure done on someone. and coming from someone whose in the "technology era" there is no photo editing being done. it is the real deal. what you see is what you get. i hope everyone has the amazing experience i had. can't wait for my third session. Thank you again Dave, Luis, Fiona, Christie, Chris and the rest of the HisHair Team! Before Session 1 After Session 1 3 Days after Session 2
  8. My SMP process

    Hi, I consider a SMP treatment on my bold head, also on my scars after a HT. I am attaching some photos (before treatment) and hopefully you guys can convince me. I have been in touch with Gothenburg and set up a time in august 14. My main concern is actually that I have to shave my head very short rest of my live, at least to make it look good. I think I look OK shaven but still, that is what I am thinking most about. Also, how will it look in 10-20 years? I am not so afraid of the quality of the treatment and if it hurts. Thats minor concerns. Any thougts about this?
  9. What I think of my treatment

    I felt the need to sign up to this forum to express to you all how utterly brilliant this treatment is. I am absolutely over the moon with it. It is changing my life. My problems with hair loss dates back to when I was about 16. I started thinning on top and that coupled with already fine hair there was no way out. I am mid 20's now. I will share how I have felt over the years and how I have dealt with baldness. I was in denial, clear denial. I wore a fringe, put all sorts of products in there to try and thicken it and was still trying to convince myself "I just have a high hairline", "My mum has the same hairline". I used to stand in front of a mirror combing it in every conceivable way, analysing it from every possible angle. I couldn't leave the mirror until I had convinced myself I wasn't balding. Spending hours most days gazing at it and getting rushes of dread every time I saw a flash of my crown. Then putting more product in it whilst squinting to see if the thin patch was just a trick of the light. If it wasn't, I wouldn't be able to function for weeks staying locked in my house honestly shaking and not being able to carry out a single normal thought that wasn't related to my hairloss. Only until the denial crept back in was I able to continue on with life. Every single person I saw on TV I was analysing their hairline and giving them a norwood rating. I would rush back and forth to the bathroom maybe 20 times a day for long periods of time to study and comb my hair until it was "just so". I could not function until it was "just so" Doubts would subsequently come creeping back in to my mind that would send me straight up to the bathroom again. I would go through stages of thinking different areas of my hair was thinning and every balding man I saw had that exact same thin part and I would obsess for probably if I am honest 90% of the day on it. I'd say at one point of my life I spent roughly 90% of the time I was awake thinking about my hairline. I failed university because I could not concentrate on anything that wasn't my own obsessive thoughts. I could not control them and was fully aware of how irrational they were. The only way I could get any rest bite was by starting at my hairline for long enough to decide to myself; "I'm not losing my hair, it's fine", only to see a bald man on TV an hour later and then to go instantly go back to the mirror. Danny (cheekychops) hit home for me when he mentioned that he could not go to his childs parents evening until he had put topik in his hair and got it to look right. I also regularly experienced this. I have been late for the majority of stuff I have ever attended due to not being able to tear myself from the mirror. For me i felt glued to it. I could not walk away it was a complete impossibility even if I was already late. In the reflection I could only see my hair, the rest of the room was just a blur of adrenaline usually. This caused me to miss a great deal of life experiences including uni due to not being able to attend lectures. With me, until I had convinced myself I was not losing my hair was the only time I could enjoy stuff. I could not play Xbox, I could not watch films, I could not go out until I had obsessively checked and and combed my hair to get it to look "right", I would walk out of the bathroom just to walk straight back in again. In the back of my mind I originally believed this was due to "not fitting in with the actors" and my receding hairline made me "not worthy" to enjoy the things I love most because I am balding and I was a level below everyone else. Only recently have I come to understand that I could not function in anyway or do anything else unless I had fed my addiction and that was looking at my hair. I remember pulling my hair back with a comb and seeing the thinning patches at the corners of my hairline for the first time and I just sort of blacked out the bathroom floor. The next two weeks were just a blur of shaking and repetitive thoughts. I then (somehow) managed to reign my thoughts in, I went back to the denial stage and decided to go on finasteride (whilst telling myself I wouldn't need it because I wasn't balding anyway). I also made myself sign a contract that I had written telling myself that if I looked at my hairline at all in one year, I would "surrender my soul to satan", You're probably laughing right now, I know this sounds ridiculous and is rather funny looking back on it but it was the only thing that helped, I don't even believe in satan I just needed something to stop me from experiencing that moment again. This actually worked incredibly and I went a whole year without pulling back my hairline, I was still studying my hair for large portions of the day in the mirror however but it definitely took the edge off. I'm not going to lie the finasteride worked wonders. I grew back a large portion of my hair. The scrutiny of my hair was becoming less and less and one day (after a year obviously) I pulled back to look at my hairline and to my delight the thinning areas had in filled in. Admittedly I was stood far back from the mirror and was squinting and in reality it probably hadn't, however I was happy in my delusion for the time being. I came off the propecia after around 2 years after I had finally convinced myself I was "not losing my hair" and had a "mature hairline" (lol). I experienced some side effects with the drug and do not recommend people use it looking back. As expected my hair thinned again within a year and whilst I was still in denial I and using copious amount of hairspray to fix it in place, I was still having pretty intense episodes over it. I used to look at balding men and think "how can you be happy". I was totally aware my brain was wired differently but could not fathom in any way how people could accept it. Pathetic, I know. The majority of my mates know I have a problem and were extremely careful in how they dealt with me. My hair has looked ridiculous for the past 8 years; just a blob of hairspray and thickening powder. I looked utterly stupid and was completely aware that people thought it was bizarre. However I did not care. All I cared about was convincing myself (and others slightly) I was not balding. It did not matter how ridiculously I had styled or how much crap I had poured on top. It was obvious I was trying to cover my baldness and deep down I probably knew that. However as usual I was happy in my delusion. Medication helped a bit. It didn't help me rationalise, I was already completely rational about my situation. I just couldn't control the compulsions and the need to feed them. I would never have CBT because I could never had admitted the shame I was feeling. The shame of how I felt outsiders would view my issue. The fear of being told by a therapist that I actually was balding and I had to get over it. I knew deep down that admitting I was balding would be the first step but I just couldn't do it. I couldn't let go. I was prepared to suffer for it. Excuse this. I have gone in far to much detail than I intended. This is the first time I have spoken about it properly. Whilst I assume the vast majority of you guys coped a whole lot better than me I feel the need to express how I felt to others who have perhaps felt the same. In no way am I suggesting that SMP is the solution to people with my condition but for me it has been. I genuinely, genuinely mean that. Whilst I still deal with compulsive issues (unrelated to hair loss) regularly I am coping for the first time in 8 years. Once the treatment has settled down it is honestly absolutely stunning and far exceeded my expectations. bizarrely I love the mirror now it reminds me of what I have left behind. Even I cannot pick a fault with the treatment. I thank you Ian and #### you have changed my life and dragged me out from where I was. I have finally said good bye to baldness. Writing this has been a weight of my mind. I am now trying my absolute best to live life to the full and make up for all the lost time I have spend in front of mirrors. If this treatment can change me it can certainly change you. I thank you for reading.
  10. Would Like To Introduce Myself

    Hello wonderful people of the forum. I feel like I know you all so well although you will not know me! I have been lurking on this forum for around 6 months. I thought I would share my story and ask a few questions and I have a useful tip to people that will hopefully help a few of you out. I started to lose my hair at around 16 (I am 25 now). I thought I was being paranoid originally. My hairline was quite high however still managed to pull of a usual hairstyle without detection. This did not change until I was around 21 when my hair thinned considerabley. I remember the day I woke up washed and tried to style my hair and I couldn't. It scared me senseless. I started using thicker hair gels that worked initially however I was just delaying the inevitable. I feel our main problem with balding is knowing that it is steadily getting worse. I was terrified of people thinking I was losing my hair. That was the biggest problem for me. It wasn't so much how it looked. Luckily I've spend years hiding my baldness and luckily I think to this point I have gotten away with it. I went on finasteride for a year and it worked wonders for me however it is so inpractical having to take it everyday so I decided to stop. One thing I have noticed and a lot of you guys seem to highlight this: Your hairloss doesn't look anywhere near as bad to other people. We can all admit us, who have been sufferers have become somewhat norwood experts. Although a full head of hair does frame your face which is why I believe this treatment to be so superb. I debated a hair transpant a long time ago but at 15k it really doesn't seem worth it. Even if they was just 3k like MHT I would still opt for MHT for being a permanent solution. Anyway I decided to shave my head a few months ago and noticed I was thinning in more places than I originally thought. This gave me a huge sense of relieve knowing if I hadn't decided to shave it I could have been clinging on to my remaining follicles for years. I feel a lot better with a shaved head you see. I have dark brown hair. I reckon I am a norwood 2/3 with some thinning on top and no thinning at the crown. How much do you guys think the treatment will cost? I also would love a higher density look. I think David's treatment looks superb! It won't let me add the link but it's on HIS's youtube channel and he's welsh My second question is I will try to have my first session on the day I finish work. I will then be back in to work in 4 days. Will that be enough time for the redness to go down so it isn't too noticeable. Luckily I work at night and don't see anyone for long hours. My consultation is coming up and I am looking forward to it! And finally my tip which will hopefully help a few of you guys out who have shaved their head and are waiting for MHT. I have been shading in the top of my head with an eyeliner pencil. It looks great! Kind of like MHT. I have been planning on useing it until I get MHT for reals. I've seen a lot of guys on here worried about using concealers and them coming off after being touched. Well I recommend applying your concealer as usual. THEN applying some hairspray all over your head. Wait for 5 minutes. Your head will look really shiny however the concealer should not come off for at least 3 days. It will not come off on touch or on the pillow. It's genius! Ok next up grab some CHEAP anti perspirant and spray on top of the head after that. Wait another 5 minutes and softly rub than in too! That will remove all of the shine and your head will look great and you will not have to worry about it rubbing off. It isn't fool proof because you have to keep applying it every 3 - 7 days however it eases the stress. Hope that helps some of you guys. I have only tried it with eyeliner but I can imagine other concealers should work as well. With the concealer in right now my hair looks looks like a norwood 2. However I am planning on creating a norwood 1 and if anyone asks I will just tell this my mate (Who's a hairdresser) has shaved the front of my hairline with a bic razor to make it look a bit straighter. Hopefully that will fool them. I can't wait for my treatment I love the idea of not having to worry about hairloss with pretty much 0 maintenance apart from shaving it. Which is easy Thanks for reading guys. This forum is superb. It's a great community here. You have helped me a lot Sam
  11. From the album before and after

    my sister was blown away about my hair. her acutal words "nice line up bro....wait you have hair!!!"
  12. Consultations in Chicago

    Dear all I am pleased to announce that Matt, our Clinic Director for the Eastern United States, will be available at our Chicago location for consultations and treatments. The dates Matt will be available are: Monday 4th and Tuesday 5th March Thursday 11th and Friday 12th April If our Chicago clinic is the most convenient location for you and you've been waiting for a suitable consultation date, this may be your ideal opportunity. As always your consultation is free and without obligation, and provides the ideal opportunity to see the treatment for real and in as much detail as you desire, and ask as many questions as you wish. If you would like to join us for an informal consultation please call our US admin team on 1-855-447-4247 or email usa@hishairclinic.com
  13. Here's a picture I found online that was with an article about HIS.