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  2. Good vs bad SMP What to look for?

    Hi all, so I've been researching SMP for a while and have contacted a few clinics to show them my situation and get quotes etc (I have fue scars i want to possibly camouflage) anyway I keep coming across this problem when I am searching through photos some results look great and makes me feel enthusiastic about the treatment and the little dots of pigment look just like tiny hairs but then I come across another photo and it looks like a little blob of pigment, which doesnt look anything like a hair to me.. almost like its been done with a biro pen. Can someone tell me what the deal is, why do some of the treatment photos look like little blobs and others look very sharp and much more like a closely shaved hair would? are the ones with blobby looks bad treatment or has it just not settled or something? I am quite picky about this and the difference between the two would make a huge difference to me I want something that looks realistic if I go down this route. Hopefully you know what I mean otherwise ill try and find some examples
  3. Its getting to be absurd now, I've called 4x in the past 4 weeks only each time to hear "I'll pass your message along" and receive no contact whatsoever. This is straight up horrible horrible customer service and is 100% making me regret my decision to go with HIS. I thought okay maybe just one bad practitioner. But there's clearly something wrong at the admin level if they cant even get someone to pick up the phone and take care of EXISTING clients at the very least. Now i have both a bad smp job and also a company that fails to even pick up the phone or email to correct the situation.
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  5. Yep, I think so. Definitely going for it. Thanks for the input bald ego 👍
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  7. Alright thanks! Ill try to be carefull and not overdo it
  8. Im no expert but I wouldn’t worry!
  9. Hello, I have done my treatment and finished my 4th treatment 16 days ago. I know pretty well the FAQ on here and I have followed pretty well the 4 days no sweat and on the 10th day you can start sweating heavily. I have some concern about my work though. Tomorrow I have to do pretty heavy sweating stuff. I try not to be too paranoid about it since it will be my 17th day post treatment but i still have some concerns. Without getting too specific, i will have to work for about 1 hour near a 1000 celsius degree pool. I have to do this about once every 3 months at my job so it only concerns me for this one time since my SMP is still new. During that hour i take breaks every 15-20 mins and i am wearing equipement looking alike a firefighter, i will be wearing a huge helmet and it shoots a bit of air for my head but its really not that much. Needless to say i am pretty soaked after every shift. the heavy sweating stuff doesnt concern me that much since i have passed the 10th days ritual. However, what concerns me is the rule of no sauna for 30 days, apparently its the combination of humidity and hot air temp that i have read on the forum. I dont know what the humidity is at spefically.. also note that its in a factory, pretty large but no window for air while being near but i can go outside in between shifts Anyone can share their opinions on this? thanks guys
  10. Light brown hair and unevenly greying

    I’d absolutely recommend it.
  11. New session with Zang, one year later

    Thanks. I went for the shades that Zang, my practitioner, chose. It was never up to me, and that’s a good thing. I think he used 36 and 38, but I don’t recall for sure.
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  13. Buzz cut number 1 clippers

    I’m by no means an expert. But as with any cosmetic procedure in the world most work out well and some just don’t for whatever reason? The reason I went to HIS is I saw a guy on a bus with it and started speaking to him- I was the best I’ve seen online or in person ( I can notice them now I’ve had mine done!) He had his done 10 years ago and was just going back for his first top up. I was the first person to spot it and thankgod I did as it made up my mind to get it done & I thought perfect way it was - no top up needed As with anything if your 100% not sure but decide to take the plunge- go in light, not to pronounced and you can always build from there or I guess take it away ( laser if that’s the case! )
  14. Buzz cut number 1 clippers

    I have had the treatment 5 years. I have had two tops since I originally had it done, and a few months after each it just goes back to what it was before, a grey blob with no distinction. It doesn't look like dots at my temple. What people forget is as soon as you have a top up, they cannot put the dots in the exact same spots, so they get a little bigger, until it's just a blob. I attached a picture but not best quality, but you should be able to see where there are small individual dots, its just a blob, and there is nothing HIS can do to fix it.
  15. Buzz cut number 1 clippers

    Hey genetics, I seen in one of your old posts that you were thinking of getting the SMP laser off. - how long have you had the treatment ? - after 2-3 top ups are the results the same as when you first got it done? Cheers
  16. Buzz cut number 1 clippers

    No you wouldn't be able to get away with that length... The only way someone could get away without having to shave, is if they had diffused thinning. How do you think it will look if you have that length, and then completely flat dots at the temple? You have similar hair loss to me, and I need to shave every morning, or it is noticeable. Better to know this in advanced, than go through with it and be disappointed. I cannot believe someone said you would only need to buzz every 3 days... makes me question their motives.
  17. Hair regrowth after SMP treatment

    When you say you wet shave, doesn’t this reveal the areas that haven’t had the smp? Im considering this treatment. Thanks Mike
  18. I'm absolutely convinced they aren't. Was a big concern for me...... not going back unless I can get the same practitioner! Thanks noircat, very happy so far! Great comments again SHVD..... sligtly darker is where I'll probably end up going, albeit I don't want a massive change at this point. It's pretty darn good as it is even after just 2 sessions. I think I might have been happier to have a bit of stubble if it wasn't for the grey. Those pesky wee silvery hairs really stand out in outdoor light. But I now genuinely really like the shaved look. A tiny part of me questions whether I actually need the 3rd session, but in some lighting conditions I'm still very convinced I do. Think I'd prefer to do something subtle in the 3rd session, leaving plenty of time before the (possible) free top-up session which would have to happen before 1st March. I did say I didn't think my head was very shiny . It does seem a bit shinier in some lighting conditions but if I'm really concerned (e.g. for very special occasions!) there is always the PTR.
  19. Smp moisturizing tanning and anti-shine

    a little update here, - for moisturizing I currently use "Harry's daily face lotion", which offers a spf15 and seems (in combination with PTR) very, very promising in terms of whole day ant-shine/sweat performance. Still investigating though. - For self tanning I switched to mousse or foam, whatever you wanna call it, which (for me) works so much better than creme or lotion, especially on the stubble areas of the head. I use "St. Tropez Classic mousse", but I guess you can also use cheaper brands, but definitely try out a mousse version! Notifier: I stopped caring about wether or not such products contain alcohol (I'm sure the mousse does), I havent noticed any effects so far and firmly believe that such effects will remain insignificant. But if you do care, be hereby warned. cheers!
  20. Considering Supplemental FUE

    Thanks for the reply. Yeah, the assessment of Norwood 3-4 came from a HIS competitor and indeed, this (I think excessive) estimation was one of the factors that lead me to looking elsewhere. I am 32 years old and have been on finasteride for 8 years. I count myself very lucky that I have experienced no further hair loss during this time nor have I experienced any side effects. When I first started to lose my hair, minox was the first port of call but unfortunately, I didn't see any benefits. Now, having had SMP done, minox is kind of off the table as the alcohol in it will fade the treatment prematurely. Nevertheless, I think the success I've had with finasteride alongside my strong donor area (and I hope, my realisitic expectations) would make me a good candidate for FUE. Thanks again!
  21. Considering Supplemental FUE

    You are not a numer 4 at all, how old are you and when did you start fina ? fina can comes nasty sides. minox could help you regrow some hairs on the thining part, but i think smp and minoxidil is not good together right
  22. Tight time frame to get it done-Should I?

    It takes 4 days for me to ‘go down’
  23. I also live in toronto and was considering getting it done in the i am highly considering traveling to the UK to get it done. How long would you recommend i take a trip for if i fly to the UK to get it completed?
  24. Tight time frame to get it done-Should I?

    Thanks JH-I’m aiming to keep this as unnoticeable as possible as my office mates would make it uncomfortable for me if they knew I got SMP. I admire those that keep their head on display throughout the entire process.
  25. I flew to Toronto for all my appointments and arrived to my appointment one time in particular and the door was locked. After that I was always scared that the practitioner would no show my appointment and I would have wasted my plane fare and hotel costs. I am still beyond stunned that His Hair allowed this practitioner to represent them in Canada. I want this matter resolved and my smp finished correctly. We all deserve to get what we paid for and it is not our fault their practitioner was incapable of doing a proper smp.
  26. Haha oh man this was me as well in 3 out of 4 sessions, waiting outside a locked door for him to show up. For the last session it seemed like he was coming from home and i was the only client for that day, and he was seeming super inconvenienced by the fact that he had to come in to work at 4pm to do my touchup session which as i mentioned lasted no more than 20 min. Atleast theres some comfort in not having been alone in this terrible experience. It seems all of us trusted this tech due to the reputation of HIS, but it seems they havent done any kind of quality assurance on his work. Not fair to us who've sunk a lot of money into this and in my case for nothing as the treated areas are barely present on my scalp anymore. Truly does feel like were in limbo.
  27. Gentlemen (and, I presume, some ladies), Let me start by saying thank you to all the major contributors to this forum. It is a fantastic resource for anyone considering SMP and ultimately, it was the information I gathered here that gave me the courage to get the treatment and, in turn, regain the confidence that MPB had stolen from me. It really is a tremendous service you provide. Anyway, a bit of background. As noted, I have received the treatment about a year ago and am exceedingly happy with it. With the help of Finasteride, I have managed to arrest my hair loss somewhere between a Norwood 3-4 and currently shave every day with a Philips rotary shaver. I am satisfied how I look that provides. With one exception. After shaving my head pre-treatment, I discovered I had some red hyperpigmentation on my scalp that I hadn’t previously been aware of, most probably from a burn I received a few years ago. Aside from the obvious aesthetic drawbacks, this scarring detracts from the treatment insofar as it calls into question why, when these imperfections exist, I would shave my hair so short in the first place. After a couple days of growth, the hyperpigmentation is basically invisible however, by that stage, the disparity between the ink and the hair is obvious. I think you see my problem. Having seen a couple of instances of SMP being combined with FUE to great success (at least as far as the photos would suggest), I am intrigued. Ultimately, the goal would be a zero guard buzzcut which I would maintain daily. A few questions; 1. How feasible is this? Are there any issues I’m not considering? 2. Given that I already have SMP, what kind of graft density would I be able to get away with? 50%? To reiterate, I would like to maintain short hair and really, just want enough around the hairline to add the 3D effect and enable me to wear a millimetre or two longer. 3. Below are a couple of photos of where I am at, taken in the harshest light possible. This is with a couple days growth to show both the difference between my remaining hair and the ink and the overall length I would like to achieve. With the density in mind, how many grafts do you think I would require? 4. I have good donor area. Would having my hair this short cause visible scars? 5. Are there any practitioners either in Britain or Ireland who have achieved good results with FUE/SMP combo? Price, while not inconsequential, is not something I’d scrimp on for something like this. Obviously I recognise this is no substitute for a proper consultation but with the level of knowledge I’ve seen on here, I just thought I’d dip my toe in the water so to speak. A lengthy post, I know and thanks a million to anyone whose read through it and even more to those who offer any input. Cheers, Gav
  28. Smp cut lengh

    I think it really depends on your hair type. If you have got corse dark hair than a foil shave will be best. For me my hair is so thin. I think I can get away with a 1
  29. The last appointment I went to he was late. I was standing outside the hair clinic doors in the office hallway awkwardly. I can tell you standing in front of a hair clinic door as people are working around you is not very relaxing.
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