Long time reader, first time poster. I've been watching HIS like a hawk (or a bald eagle, hyuk hyuk) for a little over two years now. After ten years and change of watching my hairline sputter, choke, and die, this seems like an almost miraculous solution to the problem that plagues us all; specifically, male pattern hair loss. As yet another hopeful success story, I just had a few questions to which independent research has yielded mixed results and, since this forum has always seemed so supportive and welcoming, I wanted to ask the community.
1. I've noticed that, over time, the recommended number of SMP treatments has gone from three to as many as seven. Are those who require a greater number of treatments outliers, or is HIS adopting a more conservative approach to their choice in shades for initial treatments?
2. I remember reading a while back that darker shades are, traditionally, only made available to those with darker complexions. I understand that traditional tattoo inks are different than the pigments HIS uses in their treatment process, but, having had a significant number of tattoos, I've noticed that my immune system tends to act like it's just had a caffeine enema and attacks pigments pretty aggressively whenever I have work done. This, of course, results in significant fading. In an effort to reduce the potential number of treatments, since time, travel and, of course, money are considerations, can a patient opt for darker shades against the advice of their practitioner?
3. I've noticed that HIS has a hair transplant section on their website. Does HIS now offer transplant services as well? Given their sterling reputation, and the fact that I plan on supplementing my treatment with a hair transplant for depth and texture, I'm actually hoping this is the case.
Any correspondence would be greatly appreciated, as it would help me from pulling out what few remaining sprouts I have left on my dome.