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  1. Hi all, I am an ex hair transplant patient or victim, who had 4 bad treatments, which have left 4 bad scars on the back of my head (I would say hypertrophic type - pink and risen). I have not had any HTs for over 10 years and I do not plan to have any more. The top of my head I'm fine with but I'm paranoid about these scars. I have kept my hair long and have tried many things to temporarily keep those scars hidden. I have been reading up on SMP and I think this can be a good solution to permanently cover this region, which I have to cover daily. I live in Birmingham UK, and HIS Hair sounds like the most reputable clinic in my area. They recommended 2 sessions a week apart (with possibility of a third) after a month. A few things concern me. 1. After asking, I have been told that the practitioner will indeed need to shave the area. This is a concern as I typically have the back long to conceal them. There’s a one week gap between Session 1 and Session 2 and I would like to avoid shaving on the first treatment if the scarring will be noticeable. I raised these concerns with the Client service team who have stated that if I wish to do it with longer hair, the consultant will make it work but ideally a shave during the second session would be beneficial. I think I will agree with this as I don't want the result to be compromised but after shaving the back, there's no going back. It will either look seamless or really noticeable and then I will have nothing to conceal it with. What do you think? 2. I thought the procedure is low risk but then I heard about the results being too light or even worse too dark, which requires painful laser removal and then your back to square one. I have been through painful hair transplant procedures (including corrections) and don't want a repeat of this. On average what % coverage can I expect from SMP and with what length? Is it worth the risk? I have done a good job in hiding the scars and don't want to jeopardise this. Would love the thoughts from Practitioners as well as those who have scars and have had tried SMP to conceal them. Thanks
  2. Hello Toronto, Canada and the rest of the HisHair followers. I just want to give everyone a taste of the experience i had with HisHair. Before I do i just want to give a little background on myself. I am from Toronto, Canada and I am 20 years old. i began starting to see hairloss/thinning and some receding when i was around 18. It was never anything drastic just slowly and slowly i noticed it was getting thinner as i got towards present day. Haircuts became more frequent and comb overs became an everyday thing haha. Hairloss does run in my family. my father is a Norwood 7 and out of all my mothers family members her dad is the only one who still has a full head of hair and he is in his 70's. So by looking at my family history i already no that Norwood 7 is the farthest potential hair loss i can go. My father around my age was almost completely bald so in a way i am kind of happy that i wasn't at that stage yet but i new it wasn't far away for me. i looked for every option and did countless and countless amounts of research on systems, ointments and surgeries. For myself i couldn't justify wearing a wig or hairpiece, so that was out of the picture. i also didn't want to use any concealers or ointments like rogaine, etc. i just wanted a quick fix (I'm young and impatient haha). i even went as far as looking into and booking up to 7 consultations with hair transplant surgeons. for someone at my age you are going to believe everything you hear, especially if it sounds right and the doctors no exactly what to say in order to suck you in. i am very lucky that both of my parents were very supportive of any route i wanted to take. The worst part for me was that after every consultation i would get a different outcome or answer from the surgeon. some surgeons said "FUT is perfect for you, in order to get the most follicles per strip" and some surgeons told me "FUE is perfect so i wouldn't have a huge scar" but for both there was always pros and cons. every surgeon would say to me, "your age is a huge factor, but well still do it" ---- looking back at it now it was definitely a red flag ---- as frustrated and as upset that i was still determined to have that full head of hair. my last consult was with one of the biggest transplant surgeons in Toronto. i met with 2 doctors, who like everyone else went through all my options. what they told me next surprised me and really opened my eyes. They both looked at me and said "we can do the procedure for you tomorrow if you really wanted and take your money and that'll be the end of it, but in no way are we going to sit here, tell you we can do it and ruin the rest of your life. How will we sleep at night?". To me that showed me right there that if someone is willing to loose money for the good of someone, this procedure was definitely something to take real precaution toward. At this point i truly learned not to just act on my emotions like many people seem to do in desperation. i really need to thank my parents for constantly making me do my research and telling me to get more opinions from clinics. i honestly can say that they saved my life from making a horrible decision. ----- SKIP MY BACK STORY ------ As time went on and i almost felt hopeless, i was on YouTube one night and one of the ads were of HisHair (i believe it had to do with all the websites i was looking at for hair transplants so it was "cached" into Youtube for me) when i seen it was immediately in disbelief. i began to search it up and see many different stories about the procedure and success stories. i did not see one bad result from HisHair and was still in disbelief. i had never heard of such a thing other then people who have Alopecia and they receive a form of tattooing for their eyebrows. i remember right away booking a consultation and sending in some pictures. the same day i received a phone call from Luis. we had a very long discussion of how the procedure would happen, all the pros and cons to it, how the clinic works, etc. by the end of it he had me convinced that this was the procedure for me. i later went on that same week to book my first session for October 26, 2014. i was counting down the seconds to my first session but to my luck it got canceled for unknown reasons. i did not want to give up and was determined to get the procedure done. Christie, Fiona and Chris at the head office really made it feel like i was first priority and really made me feel comfortable and that everything was under control. they were such a pleasure to work with and was very blessed to have dealt with a very reliable team. When i finally got word the clinic was opening i immediately booked my appointment. (First session, December 6, 2014 and Second Session December 12, 2014) in Toronto. i had never been so nervous and excited in my life. Before going through with the procedure i met up with Luis to see how a settled treatment looked and i could not tell the difference from the real and SMP hairs. it was truly a blessing in disguises and Luis you sold me on it so thank you brother! Because i am 20 and i still have a lot of growing to do i wanted a hairline not that was square, but a hairline that was appropriate for my age but also something i would eventually grow in to. On the day of my first session i was very nervous, i was prescribed Adavan from my family doctor just to take the edge off not for the pain really. (i also took advil, but i believe it caused more bleeding for me in my second session). i met with Dave who came from the Seattle Clinic to do the procedure. He also had the treatment done and it looked AWESOME, he is a great example of how people who have remaining hair can really embrace the SMP and just redefine your edge up look with hair on top. Dave was a really cool guy, he is very confident with the procedure and really makes you feel comfortable as a patient. he is a pleasure to work with and really cares about the patients best interests and is very straight forward. i feel that with this kind of procedure that in order to get the best results you need someone whose not just doing the procedure for the hell of it. Luis and Dave were once clients of HisHair and so they are perfect candidates for selling and doing the procedure as they no first hand what its like and can be related to very easily. When it comes to pain, i would honestly say a 3/10, a lot less pain then i expected and ive never had a tattoo before. for anyone that cannot handle the pain, i always say keep in mind the end result. mind over matter. As the first session was done i immediately had unexplainable happiness towards the results. besides the redness, you could barely tell i had the procedure done. As the days went on awaiting my second session i noticed some settlement. REMEMBER its NOT fading, because fading is when it does not exist in the skin no more, settling is the pigment going to its settled state. i did not shave my head for the week as i was waiting for my second session On the day of my second session i was really excited for the fact that the density factor was going to come into affect. the first session is more or less creating a shape or template for the SMP and the second session is creating more density. Yet again Dave was awesome and really knew how to make me feel comfortable and give me a treatment that truly suited my needs. i would say that the second session was a little more tender then my first, but completely worth it. Nothing really changes in the second session so I'm not going to bore you with a step by step. but by the end i felt even better then i did in my first session. Dave, you are the man and i cannot thank you enough. you truly changed my life. i cannot wait to do my third session with you. it has been a couple of days since i got my second session and i have been to christmas parties with family and friends and none of them can tell i did anything other then the fact i cut my hair. THIS PROCEDURE IS UNDETECTABLE. i put money on it! i only would tell because now i am looking for it, which I'm sure everyone would do if they had the procedure done. This procedure honestly changed my life and thats coming from someone who had a full head of hair and never once in my life have shaved my head. I am 20 years old and had only begun my hairloss cycle that wasn't even that drastic. i no how hard and self esteem killing it can be but I'm telling you, there is nothing like this treatment. i have been around countless numbers of friends and family since getting it done and NO ONE! has a clue. and it was literally the day after. Hairloss to me is a slow killer, very progressive and slow. With SMP it literally takes all of those negative feelings away and you never even realize that you had it done because personally i can't even tell where my old hair was haha. so for anyone that is feeling indecisive about making the decision i am telling you its worth every penny. Take the plunge. if your already bald or going to be you have nothing to loose, even just to see the procedure done on someone. and coming from someone whose in the "technology era" there is no photo editing being done. it is the real deal. what you see is what you get. i hope everyone has the amazing experience i had. can't wait for my third session. Thank you again Dave, Luis, Fiona, Christie, Chris and the rest of the HisHair Team! Before Session 1 After Session 1 3 Days after Session 2
  3. shave - how often?

    What a wonderful forum. I spent last night reading loads of the threads. Ok, my question. If I were to get SMP, how often would I need to shave my head? Living alone, I find it very difficult (and a real chore) to get a good overall head shave. Being unable to see everything, I always miss tufts, etc. So I worry in case I would be locked in (after SMP) to having to shave very regularly. Any thoughts?