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Everything posted by ed@hishairclinic.com

  1. Longer or shorter hair , 0 or 1

    I suspect most looking at your picture would say you have an enviable amount of hair and an excellent scar. Which gives you the choice... at consultation, I am sure you would be given a positive prognosis on camouflaging the scar.
  2. This sort of regulation on the ink market is decades overdue. But it has nothing to do with the pigments HIS use. It will focus on the ingredients used to achieve colour. HIS pigments are simple, monomeric and carbon-based... as opposed to the metallic molecules used to produce colour in tattoo ink, those molecules are, in comparison, huge. As they get broken down over time by the body's immune system they will change - snip off a couple of the smaller elements and you end up with a different molecule, the new shape means it can migrate (which causes the smudging you see in old tattoos) but it will also change colour... towards blue or green. This simply cannot happen with HIS pigments, in a nutshell, they cannot be broken down further... they can only be carried away entirely. HIS pigments are proprietary so it is hard to imagine a scenario where they would share the benefits of all those years in development with the rest of the industry. The proof, as they say, is in the pudding.
  3. Caster Oil

    Caster oil is safe to use. All the best.
  4. Light brown hair and unevenly greying

    Systems. Of course you need to buy two, so you have one while the other is being "maintained". The expense can be considerable and neverending. It is true you can swim in some, but they have yet to invent one that is kid proof - there are always situations that must be guaranteed to induce anxiety. Maybe if you have Alec Baldwin's money and that sort of career motivation...
  5. DIY SMP?

    No. Never. Wonder why that might be?
  6. Would SMP work on a head shaved down to the bone

    There is a large range of pigments, all black but all different. Your practitioner uses training and experience to select the correct blend.
  7. Any full removal pics?

    Put clippers or shaving into the search box to find some excellent reviews of various shaving methods. The Braun is popular.
  8. Happy to clarify for you. In the image on the left, the guy could use SMP, with that hair length, to add the appearance of density to the crown if, and it's an important if, there is some hair there. Looking at the temples, no way could he have SMP without it looking strange, he would need to buzz cut the hair to match. So you can use SMP on the thinning top but not on the receded areas. The serious option would be to buzz cut that hair away and go SMP, returning him to a full crown with a complete frontal hairline.
  9. Is this laser legit?

    Yep. Legit partner with genuine experience of performing laser on SMP. Which immediately gives them an advantage... as does a relationship with HIS which at the very least means they have a detailed understanding of what they are looking at - and some expertise to call on if ever unsure. This is not aimed at preventing you from doing your own due diligence if considering laser. Just confirmation of the relationship and my point of view.
  10. Intro Post (with pics)

    This thread will be locked until we confirm Khanne01 as a bona fide HIS client... not long I hope.
  11. Light brown hair and unevenly greying

    The shots with the concealer are pretty impressive, a master at work! How stressful do you find that routine?
  12. 12 hrs post 2nd session - mixed feelings

    Just waiting on confirmation of this being one of ours and I will unlock this thread again.
  13. Would SMP work on a head shaved down to the bone

    There is a range of pigments used in SMP Aga, but they are all black. Like Model T Fords. That is because, regardless of the colour of the hair, they are matching to the dots of a buzz cut head, which are always a shade of black. Not quite the same thing as shaving to the bone though.
  14. Low contrast between skin and hair after shave - how to choose smp color?

    Most find that around day 3 they would want to shave again, but up till then the SMP stays on point. It does not have to match either a clean-shaven head or a few days growth, It does both. Really well.
  15. Post first session - underwhelmed.

    Yours is typical for a 3 session client bobobaldy. In just about all cases the third session would be chargeable if needed, but if you pay for a third session you trigger a free touch up anywhere within a year of the first treatment. The exception is In extreme, rare, cases where the client's system eats the pigment beyond the third session, HIS would see the client right and offer additional treatment so that the desired outcome is achieved.
  16. Is SMP visible in certain lights?

    Unnoticeable, exactly. That is the idea... Like anything in the world, it will look different in different light - but that isn't a negative. Fair buzz cut can disappear on a sunny day. Clipped to just the right length, dark hair can appear to have a blue or green haze to it. A more important point is that people do not focus there, it just doesn't get seen... even when they do look, and even if they are trained professionals (accounts on here of medical exams of SMP on scalp where the client is advised to let their hair grow!).
  17. Need feedback

    You shouldn't need to ask for anything, the practitioner will know exactly what is required.
  18. Red tinge after smp?

    Understood. Look forward to hearing what your practitioner says, I have never heard of "red" being an issue before, and not just through my long association with HIS, I mean anywhere ever - not even from the worst of the worst cowboy's clients posting their tragic images. There is definitely nothing in the pigment that can go red. Maybe the answer will come from a dermatologist.
  19. You can always have an initial consultation, just to get the ball rolling, over skype.
  20. I need to wash my hair!

    So do we take it Greece is not so much your location as your state of mind? Lots of sympathy for you. Well, as much as a bald man can have for a fella with hair trouble. Best advice is to stick to the aftercare guidelines... As for minoxidil... regardless of whether you have an SMP or not you would do well to find and use versions that do not use alcohol - they're out there.
  21. (Considering SMP) Överväger SMP i nära framtid, men..

    Those sharp hairlines were in demand a few years back, when Jamie Foxx was wearing one and carrying it off extremely well. It is quite rare for a client to request that look now, almost invariably the feathered edge is preferred. This is not only achievable, it's the standard at HIS.
  22. Need feedback

    I am going to agree with everyone else on the thread, this is an outstanding piece of work. Not that I am disputing what you are seeing in the mirror, which I can only put down to the pigment struggling with some scar tissue. It is normal to be hyper-critical of your own treatment and people will usually insert a caveat about how happy they are with theirs (I worry in bright light, I'm concerned about the hairline being too high/low, is it too dark/light). It is just to get used to. Some get SMP and do not tell a soul, others share. Have you asked anyone in person for their opinion? I'm struggling to get past your wearing hats, you really need to stop that and build up some confidence in that amazing treatment. People do not notice flaws in a treatment much worse than yours, you will be surprised.
  23. SMP turning blue after some years

    Its important to distinguish between a bad SMP treatment with the wrong pigment, or technique, that can result in an outcome that is distinctly blue.. and a recognised visual illusion that can see even a real shaved head, or chin, appear to have a faint shade of blue in some lighting conditions.
  24. Red tinge after smp?

    Did you wear your hair shaved before SMP? I ask because I have areas of differing pigment across my scalp and would never have known if I hadn't gone bald... I can imagine that if you shaved just prior to treatment the shock of that new look might have distracted you from more subtle things. Equally it could be an unusual reaction, some sort of lengthy inflammation - in which case time will heal. Have you asked your practitioner for their opinion?
  25. Retinoids can't be used if you get SMP?

    Try sending a PM to a member called David1963, he has a long history with similar issues and is generous with his advice.