Craig

Considering Removal - Two Years In

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Guys,

 

I had my treatment done 2 years ago and while I don't hate it, part of me often thinks about removing it whenever I see it in the mirror. I know it's there and it's hard to ignore. I find that I think about it more than I want to.

 

So...I'm considering removing all of it, however, I may just choose to take the hairline back a little bit b/c I think it's too far down on my forehead. Not only that, but even though I requested the staggered natural looking hairline, it's too straight.  I've never had anyone stare at it or ask me about it or anything like that, so I don't think anybody knows I have it. However, being so far down on my forehead just makes me focus on the unnaturalness of it. I did a brief search but I was wondering if any of you are considering the same, or have already done it, and can answer some of my questions.

 

Does HH Clinic Chicago offer SMP removal? 

About how much can I expect to pay in USD for hairline removal?  

How much for total SMP removal?

It's my understanding that it takes about 6 weeks for the SMP to complete fade off after laser. During this 6 weeks, would it be so gradual that nobody would notice it or is it likely to be noticed that my hairline is fading?

Will the tattoo laser removal machine also remove hairs? (I'd like to keep the few hairs I have up top)

 

I really appreciate it. Major thanks to anybody who takes the time to reply.

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I think SMP practitioners do all hairlines way too dense and straight. Its because while the ink is fresh, it looks natural, dark like a normal shaved head, but when it fades down completely, it just has that painted on effect.

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If you ask a practioner you want a faded natural hairline, you get one.

 

If you ask a practioner you want a low straight full on hairline , you get one.

 

I told my practioner what i wanted.... then i took his advice and left him to it., thats the best thing you could ever do.

 

Im glad i did, Less is Best. :)  Way to many people get greedy and have unrealistic expectations. then blame the practioners.

 

Give them some slack, a lot rides on these guys.... Just my opinoin.

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Slapper, 

 

Why post if you're not going to be helpful?  "You get what you ask for" is a bit idealistic and doesn't take into consideration human error. I DID ask for a faded staggered broken hairline. What I got was a hairline that isn't laser straight, but straight enough to look unnatural. It doesn't look horrible. I've lived with it for 2 years. However, I do think it's going to look stranger the older I get b/c it's just a little too straight and low.

 

Everybody Else,

 

Please contribute helpful answers.

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I don't think slapped was trying to criticize you or your decision,,everybody has opinions...so to help your post when I was in New York getting my Smp ,my practitioner jonathan G. Told me his story on how 6 years ago he worked and was a customer at a provider in Florida that screwed up his hairline and made it too straight and dense,and they pretty much used a ruler to draw the hairline on,and he said at that time the softening of hairlines was not common and was told that they could only do straight hairlines,,so once he joined HIS Hair Clinic,he lasered off his frontal hairline back 3 to 4 inches and I must say after he touched it up and blended it in,it's one of the best Smp I had ever seen in person or on the computer,,he showed me pics of his transition and it's amazing ..also he said that at that time there were only 2 Smp clinics in world and His Hair clinic was to far for him to travel to the UK,so settling for second best isn't a good idea

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I agree with Hairperfect, Slapper was just being blunt about things but at the same time honest. I think though to be fair that sometimes what you ask for isnt always the final result - I have read this on here a few times. I think it comes down to being honest and realisitic as many people do get real natural hairlines and then complain that it doesnt look real because its 'faded' or 'too light'. Craig i think you should get exactly what you asked for as you were paying your money for that though.

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The HIS clinic in Chicago does not offer laser removal.

 

There are two people i know of that have had laser removal in Chicago.  I would try contacting them to find out what laser clinic they used.  One is the practitioner Jonathan G, who I believe is currently working in NYC.  The other is scarnomore.  Here is the thread where SNM discusses his laser session:

 

Scarnomore's thread

 

Unfortunately, scarnomore hasn't logged on since 2013... but you can try sending him a PM anyway in case he has alerts set up on his email.  It should be easy for you to get in touch with Jonathan though, and perhaps he knows which clinic SNM used... might be the same that he did.

 

In addition to that, i can recall two forum members who had alterations by laser... Robby and Honda.  You might could get some general information from them about the process.

 

Honda talking about laser.

 

Robby talking about laser.

 

Robby giving price quotes for his laser (you'll have to convert them to USD).

 

Also, on Robby's diary go to the search box in the upper right hand corner and type 'laser' (no quotes) and make sure it is set to 'this topic'.  That will pull up all of the posts where he talks about laser treatment in that thread.

 

I recall one other member had his treatment removed, but it was only a few centimeters at his hairline.  Here is his thread, but there isn't much information in it about laser, except that it worked well for him.

 

Link

 

Here is a large thread where the HIS laser specialist answers many questions:

 

Link

 

I would suggest using laser to alter the hairline first, instead of full removal.  If you have any pictures you are willing to share, we might could provide better advice on the situation.

 

Hope that helps.

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