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  1. Ink for a Norwood 6

    I am right around a Norwood 6. I believe that the first session that I originally had was a pigmentation shade of 26 to 28 which was very light once healed. In my personal opinion practitioners tend to play it really safe within the first session to see how your body will absorb the pigmentation.
  2. Ink for a Norwood 6

    Being a Norwood 6 you will get good coverage on treatment 1 with a lighter shade of pigmentation. The 2nd session was major density for me and very noticeable that I had work done 2 days after the treatment.
  3. Opinions about the SMP hue

    With a few more sessions the smp should be more consistent and camouflage a bit better. Based on your one picture there are multiple areas on top of your head (lighter areas) that need to be gradually filled in with a slightly darker pigment which will then match your existing hair on the sides. It is definitely fixable with a good practitioner that works with you to get the finished look that you desire.
  4. SMP progress

    7 days after your smp procedure is pretty much when you will see what the shade of pigmentation the practitioner applied will actually look like in comparison to your real hair. If your practitioner can not figure out the correct shade of pigmentation the smp will never match your natural existing hair and you will need multiple sessions to complete the finished look.
  5. 100% fading session 1

    I would say that most skilled practitioners can dial down the correct pigmentation shade by the 3rd session so that it matches your real hair on the sides and crown of your head. Using an incorrect shade of pigmentation will definitely make your smp look like it is too light and result in you needing more sessions.
  6. Why want SMP take

    Some people can get this treatment completed in 3 sessions and every individual is different. I myself have not been one of the lucky ones to get my treatment completed in 3 sessions. I feel that it comes down to your immune system and how well it takes the pigment and also the level of skill of the practitioner who performs your procedure.
  7. I agree that on a fair skinned person the smp will show noticeable redness for at least 1 to 2 days. The pigmentation is also noticeably darker especially after a high density session for at least a week and then gradually lightens up once the healing process begins.
  8. 3 session in 2 weeks?

    I would personally wait a month for the smp to settle before going for a third session. After two weeks I can still feel the tiny microscopic scabs on the top of my head that are slightly rough to the touch.
  9. Those concealer pictures are very impressive on how much it hid your hair loss and still looked fairly realistic. My only trick was to wear a baseball cap which was I essentially considered my $20 wig.
  10. Post first session - underwhelmed.

    The first session is to try and see how your head absorbs the pigmentation and dialing down a proper shade for the next session. Everyone's head absorbs the pigmentation differently. After my first session my smp was extremely light and looked awful so do not panic. It takes multiple sessions to finish and tweak this procedure.
  11. Is SMP visible in certain lights?

    Even with a shaved head the real hair on top can look invisible or lighter under direct sunlight. Smp can look lighter or even darker in natural light such as the sun or under artificial light such as florescent bulbs and say a 100 watt light light. Lighting definitely effects the look of a shaved head.
  12. SMP turning blue after some years

    Birmingham sounds like the best option for a His smp and I have always seen amazing results from them. I wish I could of had my smp done there but it is way to far to travel for me being from Canada. The Birmingham office is also always so nice and accommodating when I have had to make my appointments in Canada.
  13. Need feedback

    The smp practitioners in the UK are easily the best. I do not feel that just any practitioner can get flawless results with proper blending. Some practitioners just lay dots and others are artists when it comes to smp.
  14. Hair line is too dark.

    Your smp looks great. Congrats!
  15. I find that the layering of different pigment shades with multiple sessions is what gives the smp more realism and gives it a much more natural look. It took me multiple sessions to finally get the grey shade look which is what your real hair looks like when it is shaved to the skin. I am one session away from having a finished procedure that looks very natural in my opinion.