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  1. to whom it may concern, some points need clarity:


    - SMP is HIGH maintenance, if shine is a factor and your hair grows fast, you'll need 2 or 3 pit stops a day - more if you go for a swim and/or exercise; never used concealers but from what I've read not much different in terms of hassle, maybe less added time... same kind of money though, some 100€ a month in moisturizer, shaving cream, razors, anti shine..


    - it is NOT reversable, as you'll be left with a faint shadow where the treatment once was that is non responsive to laser, not to mention the scarring this route can (and in my case did) entail;


    - it is a great option for HT scar camouflage, but will restrict you to the same daily shave routine so the contrast is minimal;


    - being in a latin country I can tell you right now it does not go unnoticed, if you tend to go clubbing, festivals, the beach, i.e are a social individual; the stigma is also worse than hair transplants


    - guys with diffuse thinning can reap much better results than nw7 due to various physical factors


    - I find/found myself envying bald guys with non shining scalps, which I don't believe should be the case with the kind of money involved; the paranoia involved can eat you alive, often I find/found myself distracted from what the person I'm talking to is saying to check if anyone is noticing something odd, and booms of laughter that erupt in your vicinity are/were almost always addressed with a shy glance to check if it came your way


    - sure you can use all the make up you want, but all it takes is a single drop of liquid to dismantle the illusion.


    - it restricted rather than augmented my freedom.


    - beware the delusion and learn to read between the lines of certain posts.



    in foresight, my dream is to achieve a Shelvey/Collina alopecia totalis(?) look, laser hair removal can probably accomplish something similar for a fraction of the cost, and with no shaving our touch ups routine (although scarring is also a factor).


    best of luck with your paths

  2. that looks very natural hbk, no need to worry imo.

    I would leave it as is, I think the laser induced fading and uneveness(?) at the hairline add to the realism.


    the photo u don't like is under bright white lights, but it doesn't shine or contrast with your real hair so I'd say mission accomplished!

  3. My situation hasn't changed HBK.

    Concerning your treatment, maybe the density of the temples collides with the 'receded' hairline.


    I prefer video over pics, since the difference in glare between the parts with hair vs the bald spots is much more apparent in that format - this is, in my opinion, what gives a treatment away. It all may be the same color, but it won't reflect light in the same way. oily skinned guys have a tough time with this imo.


    Maybe the laser faded it all to a more subtle grey, from my experience give it two weeks to reach the 'no more fading' point

  4. I have no doubt that there are undetectable treatments, as to the reversability...


    and I echo kojak's remarks about the excessive darkness, mine was plagued by that same issue.


    choosing a hairline that not only suits the person in the short run but also in the long one us is also mandatory for it to age properly.


    that said, some skin types (those that require anti shine multiple times a day) should be given a more sparse density, so the glare difference between the 'follicled' areas and tattoo is explained - seen this happen to norwood1s after a fresh shave.


    the texture someone spoke of is achievable if a top surgeon harvests some follicles, and places them without any scarring - just to achieve a slight stubble feel (but I think it would be a lenghthy process, just brainstorming).

  5. the fact is that when a claim is made, whichever the business, people tend to expect that to be delivered. i.e undetectable, reversable


    when it is not, people are liable to ask for their money back.


    it's up to the company to maintain the standard, not the customers. you never heard your dentist asking you how you want your new teeth to look.


    it's a matter of function, hence why the planning phase is a part of the procedure.


    the price, I think, is more than reasonable if it includes a thorough analysis of the case at hand and the proper solution, IF there is one.


    one thing is selling the illusion of hair, selling the delusion of undetectability is a whole other matter.

  6. not really, I did mention the laser damage informally to some staff but they didn't seem to agree the laser was at fault. also, I've had laser done locally só it can always be dismissed as someone else' mistake - however, there is no doubt about why I needed laser in the first place.


    fortunately I've been busy enough to give it less and less thought, this is just a heads up for those who think laser is like a magic eraser.


    thanks for the support guys

  7. I won't bother with side by side pics, you can check the initial pictures if you like, the veins you ser when I'm standing upright weren't there pre laser, i.e something (fat deposits, collagen...) got damaged.

    nevermind when i tilt my head, walking dead potential

  8. had to postpone my december sessions because of academic reasons, but as you can see from the pictures I have serious doubts my scalp will be SMPable in the near future, if ever; I'm contemplating asking for a refund and be done with it, the laser waver I had to sign does not mention this kind of damage. If it is permanent or not, time will tell, but don't take head laser lightly guys.

    merry xmas