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Everything posted by OnTheFenceAgain

  1. 2 Weeks away from my SMP, nervous

    Iskdg, I don't know Matt lulo, both these guys have their own places now. I have had work done by Jonathan and took another client to him recently again excellent work. I am sure Matt should be good too do your homework.
  2. 2 Weeks away from my SMP, nervous

    Hey Iskdj I had this procedure done 3 years ago in New York by Jonathan Gerow (i think we can name names now), If you are getting this procedure done in New York INSIST that he does it. SMP is more art than science, If you are going to paint your head might as well let Picasso do it! I had all the anxieties that you have mentioned above and looking back probably the best decision I have ever made about top of my head wish had done it years ago. Keep it age appropriate, keep it suttle, nothing too dark or radical, let Jon guide you and you should be ok. Good Luck!
  3. Looking into SMP

    Hey LDB Hopefully this helps.
  4. Really want to do this but...

    This is how I did it, had the procedure done on Friday morning and went to work on Monday by then redness had disappeared and dots begin to shrink. Went to work people are shocked no hair but no one said a thing about the SMP, no funny looks. Then a week later on Friday did the second session. The only thing is you have to schedule two sessions about a week apart but not too far apart because otherwise ink starts to fade after first session.
  5. Really want to do this but...

    Hey I can completely relate to your predicament. I wore a system most of my life at 50 decided was enough. All the problems you have mentioned above about the hassle of wearing one. And I had to contend with a botched hair transplant under the system. Thought long and hard trying to come up with all the scenarios that you are trying to come up with. Leaving the system on during the process, wearing a hat etc. I went in on Friday they shaved my head had the procedure done walked in on Saturday to a family get together. People were shocked that I had shaved a perfectly good head of "hair" I said I wanted to try something different. Did not hear a peep after that. It has been over 2 years the best decision I have ever made. You are over thinking it. Take enough days off so you can have 2 sessions done about 10 days before you go back to work. Patients will wait!!
  6. Questions

    As someone who has had hair transplants and SMP done I will second everything other posters have said. If I had to do it again would have never had transplants done. Please drop that as one of your options.
  7. Hairy Again

    Life is good!!
  8. Andros Townsend

    Or maybe it's one of the side effects of SMP, you start growing hair again!
  9. This is what Plato said about teenagers 2600 years ago "The children now love luxury. They have bad manners, contempt for authority; they show disrespect for elders and love chatter in place of exercise." Guess somethings never change!
  10. Hairpiece to smp

    William This is what helped me decide. The system is going to have to come off eventually and I have to face the world bald headed with a tattoo on my head. Do I want to do it at the first session and get it over with or postpone it to second and third session and have all sorts of blending issues!
  11. Hairpiece to smp

    Hey William I had exactly the same issue. I took off my system and shaved my head at first session on Friday went to visit family on Saturday and to work on Monday not one person commented on SMP all wondered why I shaved my full head of hair!! And here I had spent soo much time trying to figure out how to do this.
  12. The etiquette of speaking to a SMP customer

    When I went from full hair system to smp, the only people who commented as to why I would shave a full head of hair were bald or guys loosing hair. Guys with full head of hair did not even notice anything.
  13. They still don't know

    I had a hair system. After I got rid of it and had SMP done. People ask me why did I shave all the time.
  14. Hey Hagler I had same story as you. Had transplants done, have cobblestone scars. Had SMP done year and a half ago pretty much hid the scars without any Fraxel or laser. Under certain lights I still can see them a little that may be because I know they are there. No one else has mentioned, noticed, stared, commented. If you post some pics might be helpful.
  15. Finally Did it

    Been reading this forum for about a year. What to do what to do. Should I shouldn't l. Finally I decided life too short what the f***. I made an appointment. Background: started loosing hair early in life. Read some place that eventually all humans are going to loose hair because hair are useless as far as humans are concerned, but realized its not going to happen in my lifetime. Had Hair Transplant what a mistake scars and of course did not work otherwise would not be here. Had a system (topee) for last 25 years. Ran into HIS ads guess their ad agency is working. Advise to HIS keep the agency. Well today I went for the first session. (practitioner named. deleted) from NY (Ed I did not mention the name - Oh yes you did, Ed .) did the work. I was terrified was an understatement. In the middle of session wife called (did not tell her) Aunt visiting wants to meet tomorrow. What the F**** Came home surprised my 17 year old princess she said I looked different. She has only known me with the system (topee) so she does not know any better. Now sitting here waiting to surprise the Queen (wife). (Practitioner named,deleted) (again Ed... I noticed, Ed) said he is going to email me the pictures in a couple of hours. Its 3 hours J** no pictures. I know he reads these forums because I saw his phone and he had this forum on it. (practitioner named,deleted) just kidding please don't make me pay for this comment in the second session. As soon as I get pictures I will post.
  16. Finally Did it

    One year and Four months after session 3. Under different lighting conditions.
  17. Warranty

    1 year warranty covers unlimited. 1 year starts from your first session.
  18. My SMP final result @ HIS/LA

    Great transformation tbe. You are a handsome guy to begin with, now you have a full head of hair. And for some strange reason you choose to shave it off!!
  19. Some thoughts

    A George Costanza quote after he gets a hair piece, "I was bald". In Life we are dealt a hand and you do the best you can with what you got. Who gives a f**k what other people think. A very wise man once said "Most people are idiots".
  20. Finally Did it

    8 and a half months after session 3. Been a Great Experience.
  21. Hair systems and SMP

    I wore hair system for decades and had SMP done October 2015. First of all in order for hair system to blend you need your own hair long and with SMP you would have to shave all the hair. If one day you show up with SMP it is fairly easy to convince most of the people that you shaved your head but then 2 weeks later you have lots of hair again but no one saw you growing it, that would be very hard to explain. I would think you have to decide either a hair system or SMP going back and forth is going to be difficult. Getting rid of Hair System has been so liberating is an understatement. Having gotten rid of it can't imagine going back. Just my 2 cents. Thanks
  22. Finally done it and had my treatment.. Here is my story.

    Mamma Mia Mehdi what is there to say!!
  23. UPDATES: 4th session, dating with SMP, quality of life.

    Now I feel bad for the single little crazy and not too bright mom. Hopefully she got some nice parting gifts!
  24. Finally done it and had my treatment.. Here is my story.

    Life is good!
  25. on the fence

    Toni71 I had ht done in the 80s it was the old plug kind. Was wearing a hair system for last couple of decades. Wanted to liberate myself from the system. Had this done in October 2015,had 3 sessions after the third the ink has held. Did not get 100% coverage but would say 85%.Some scalp reduction scars are visible. Not one person has questioned it. Has been the most liberating thing I have done.