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Hello all, I'm 30, have alopecia areata and have lost my hair around the back and sides of my head, I shave the top. I assumed I would be able to have the full scalp treatment which would safe guard me against future hair loss but while talking to one of HIS hair staff on the online chat feature of the website she told me I wouldn't be able to have this due to the density of the treated areas which have hair. I've been left a bit confused by this and still hope that HIS hair is an option for me. Would welcome help from anyone who has had this full scalp treatment and also still has some hair to let me know how their experience went. Also an answer to this question by the HIS team would be appreciated. Thank you.
Sharkez posted a topic in SMP Common RoomHi all, My name is Steve. I'm based in London. I have been suffering from alopecia for around 18 months now. It started as a small patch on my beard in January 2012 which ultimately spread to the whole of my chin. In June last year, my hair dresser noticed that I had begun to lose the hair on my head. Since then it has spread to make a band of baldness around the side and back of my head from ear to ear. It appears to have stopped shedding since around Feb this year and I have experienced light, white, baby hair regrowth both on part of my chin and my head but this does not seem to be improving. I have been seeing a Trichologist since the hair on my head began to shed. She advised me to used Dermovate steroid lotion on my scalp to slow and stop the hair loss and Regain to promote regrowth. I have also had numerous blood tests including a test for hemochromatosis which was negative. I attended the HIS Harley Street open day in February and was impressed by the treatment process. However, there were no other patients with alopecia there on the day and unfortunately due to client confidentiality HIS are not able to permit me to watch a fellow alopecia sufferer having the treatment (instead I was directed to this forum). I have spoken of the SMP treatment with my trichologist who has advised against it. Her exact words were : "Micro pigmentation is useful in some instances, however it seems a little excessive in your case. My other concern would be whether the introduction of foreign pigments into your scalp tissue invasively might trigger another autoimmune response and you essentially open a can of worms. I would be extremely cautious when considering such a procedure." I am now confused as to my best course of action and would be grateful if anyone who has any experience in this area could share their experience with me. I am interested in the treatment offered by HIS but would not want any permanent damage to my existing hair because of it or to suffer further hair loss due to a further auto immune reaction to it. Thanks guys, Steve
So I've paid my deposit and booked my sessions, (4 in total) and although i wasn't going to post these, (as i really do hate the way i look without my hat) having seen other people post before Alopecia pictures has really really helped me. So if my horrible head can help someone else out there then it's worth it Some background, I've had AA since about the age of 1. My hair was coming and going in semi-regular 7 year cycles until the age of 14 when it stopped. Until recently (the last 18 to 2 years months or so) i had about 0.5% hair coverage on my head, i was fine with this and wore my bald head with pride. In the past 2 years or so the hair has grown back in the wonderful "map of the world" way that anyone with AA will understand. I'm really, really excited to be getting SMP, and have been researching HIS, other providers and people that have had this treatment for the past year (i've been a massive lurker on these forums!) So, to kick of my diary, here are my before pictures.