IncredibleHulk

My Journey Begins

Recommended Posts

Hi,

 

After lurking in the forums for an year I finally took the leap of faith and booked for three sessions on Jul 3, Jul 16 and Aug 16.

I have a HT scar from ear to ear ( what was i thinking)

I went for the patch test on 6/21. So far so good no side effects. Hurt a bit more than I liked though. I need  to take some pain killers before the main sessions. I am posting my results from patch test. Special shout out to Landlord, Hatinghats and Chicagobuzz for helping me to take this decision.post-191670-0-50361900-1372134164_thumb.jpgpost-191670-0-84120600-1372134201_thumb.jpgpost-191670-0-58611600-1372134238_thumb.jpgpost-191670-0-99821300-1372134280_thumb.jpg.

 

These are the pics taken today.

 

post-191670-0-60301700-1372134485_thumb.jpgpost-191670-0-44749100-1372134509_thumb.jpg

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I have finished my first session and this how my scar looks now. There is still a long way to go. I hope my second session would give me more confidence. There are couple of areas right abode the ears on both sides which needs a lot more blending. Guys let me know how it looks. Does it look reasonable or ugly?post-191670-0-20134900-1373922588_thumb.jpgpost-191670-0-28280800-1373922609_thumb.jpgpost-191670-0-86357400-1373922670_thumb.jpgpost-191670-0-91540300-1373922711_thumb.jpgpost-191670-0-65558000-1373922763_thumb.jpg

post-191670-0-33551600-1373922686_thumb.jpg

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

This is only 1 day growth? Hard to believe... You will have to get used to a very closely shaved look. I already love it ;-)

I wouldn't worry too much for your scar. It's the perfect solution to hide it.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

The first set were with 1 week growth. The second one is 1 day. I didn't shave it to the bone though. Actually my practitioner trimmed it. Damn I am nervous about the pain level tomorrow. I am going fully loaded with medications. I should have given good 2 weeks between sessions. For me the the scar is the main concern. I feel so burdened byit.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

OK I get it you cheated. You have to shave to the bone mate ;-)

For the pain, don't worry it's something you can handle. Try to relax and breathe during the treatment it makes it better. Really stressing is not good. Plus ask for breaks. But if you read the forums you will see everyone reacts very differently to this. I didn't feel anything at all at the first treatment. Good luck for tomorrow ;-)

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

A weeks worth of growth is usually an absolute no-no. Most clients can't get away with any more than 2 days growth, some even less.

 

There are exceptions though when the purpose of the treatment is primarily for scar camouflage, as long as there is sufficient density across the scalp and the hairline stays where it is. Clients who tick all these boxes are very rare though.

 

I would suggest you would be far happier shaving to the bone. I know you're probably concerned about your scar showing through, but trust me you'll get used to it and you'll feel liberated in the long run.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I had my third session last week. I was absolutely over the moon right after my session as the scar was almost invisible. It was one of the happiest moment of my life. But alas my happiness has short lived as the scar started to pop up 2 days later and now its still very much visible. I am completely shattered. I don't know if it is the hair growth over the past 2 days that makes the scar visible or is it my scar not holding onto the pigments. Guys have a look at it and let me know what is going on. I will see 2 more weeks and will call up HIS for some touch up on my scar. Any recommendations would be greatly appreciated.

 

These pics are right after the sessionpost-191670-0-30972600-1374941686_thumb.jpgpost-191670-0-06892900-1374941698_thumb.jpgpost-191670-0-14173800-1374941705_thumb.jpgpost-191670-0-18866800-1374941714_thumb.jpg.

 

These pics are day 1 after the session post-191670-0-96053200-1374941949_thumb.jpgpost-191670-0-86796000-1374941963_thumb.jpgpost-191670-0-18939300-1374941969_thumb.jpgpost-191670-0-34367000-1374941981_thumb.jpgpost-191670-0-04647000-1374941997_thumb.jpg

 

These pics are day 2 after the session which is todaypost-191670-0-12841300-1374942082_thumb.jpgpost-191670-0-88418300-1374942087_thumb.jpgpost-191670-0-95983800-1374942093_thumb.jpgpost-191670-0-84005500-1374942098_thumb.jpg.

 

Also I look bald under light. do you think there is not sufficient density?

 

post-191670-0-69619200-1374942156_thumb.jpgpost-191670-0-33367000-1374942165_thumb.jpg

 

 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Two days of growth is too much. That's why they are visible. Shave to the bone with the R91 and post pictures and I will tell you what I think. I am pretty happy how the ink is holding up after 7 days post session #3 but I have to shave closely otherwise it's visible.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

OK today was my fourth day after the session so I shaved it down using R91. Here are my scar pics. I still have a lot of  concealment to achieve. I have one more session to go. Feeling nervous whether I will be achieve the results I would like. May be I need more than 1. Comments/suggestions would be highly appreciatedpost-191670-0-94780300-1375156460_thumb.jpgpost-191670-0-79229100-1375156466_thumb.jpgpost-191670-0-36981200-1375156473_thumb.jpgpost-191670-0-87613500-1375156478_thumb.jpgpost-191670-0-01098800-1375156487_thumb.jpgpost-191670-0-27120700-1375156493_thumb.jpgpost-191670-0-07490900-1375156500_thumb.jpgpost-191670-0-98200900-1375156505_thumb.jpgpost-191670-0-04083800-1375156511_thumb.jpgpost-191670-0-19350800-1375156519_thumb.jpg

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Hi IncredibleHulk

 

I had two scars, each as big as you. The staple marks were also visible but they are not anymore. On some very specific lighting you can still see the scar, mainly because it doesn't reflect the light the same way. Scars do not take the ink the same way, so on session #1 they are very careful on this to assess this.

 

Your scars are still pretty visible to me, but you are just after session 1, there is still lot of work to be done. You will achieve must better results than this at the end. Plus I can see you have been pretty careful when shaving especially around the scar where I can still see some hair. I think shaving this time was good to make up your mind about how it went, I would shave again AS CLOSE AS POSSIBLE with a R91 (still being gentle with the razor though) just before your next session. The practitioner needs this to make the perfect blending.

I can feel you are very stressed about this. Results from SMP vary a bit, some want a broken hairline some don't, Some want a denser look, some don't. But at the end it works, make your head appear shaved as long as you shaved to the bone (even 1mm is too much) and hides really really well the scars. For me the most stressing part wasn't to know if it will success or not, but if people will notice it. It's a work we have to make on our mind, sport a new look and be used to get no more hair on scars because they won' be very much visible at the end.

 

So relax, wait for more comments but you are just after session 1. I know you will achieve much better results at the end than what shown on these pictures.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

This is actually after my second session. Thats what makes me anxious. It looked good right after the session but I think I had lot of fading. It was really muggy in Chicago 4 days back may be thats the reason or I am one of those guys who has a lot of fading. I am keeping my fingers crossed over the third session. Hopefully it will get better. I also need lot more density in the crown area. Atleast with your result I know that this process works may be little slower for me. I will shave it down every 2 days and see the progress.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

OK now this is starting to look much better!! The first picture is awesome. Your scar isn't horrible. But it's still visible in some picture and I think you need some more work on it, and some more on the crown as well. Also you don't shave properly, we can still see long hair on your head, this will make you spotted if you don't pay attention.

 

You are on a very good way mate. We have the same issue with scars, and I can tell you will learn to live with that one it will be almost invisible.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Thanks Max, I am being super careful with the shaving these days and also I am not very good at it. My practitioner is being super conservative with the scar. He thinks if he over does it there willl be a dark black line instead of the white line. I think honestly I would prefer a black line instead of the white line. How is your dark line has it faded a bit more? When is your next session.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I would have guessed you are conservative on shaving, I maybe told you four times to shave better hahaha just kidding ;-)

My bottom scar Katarina went heavy on it, it was a bit dark and it's maybe still a bit, but I can see she was 100% right. With the fading it will end looking perfect. The thing is this bottom one is not exactly flat, so on specific lighting it makes it obvious, SMP or not it's just the shadow effect. But if you look at people a lot have frowns on the back of their head.

Nobody told anything about that so I am gaining confidence. Yours is going to be really good too. Scars are complicated and unique, so it's a longer process.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now