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20/02/2015 at 1:24 pm #11071
I recently had a consultation with skalp and pretty sure I want to take the plunge but have a few worries.
I work with all blokes in a very laddish environment so if I come into work with something really obvious it may be worse than the occasional abuse I get for going bald!
How long is the recovery time? As in for the dots to settle down?
How long would I need to take off work?
What are the guys thoughts that have had the treatment on having the SMP hairline when they’re 50+
I’m looking for a subtle receded look so hope this is achievable.
Thanks in advance for any advice
Photo attached20/02/2015 at 6:18 pm #30745
Mike67, I share your concerns as I work in a prison!! I’m due in the chair in 11 days and whilst I obviously have mire questions than answers at this stage I do know that nothing would stop me going this. This is for me. I’m 45 and gave never been one for settling. Baldness is the one thing I figured I’d have to live with but now I have an option. Interested in the more informed response you get!!20/02/2015 at 7:03 pm #30746
Cheers Longrange69, I’m in a very similar job,
Are you just being up front that you’re having the treatment or going for a subtle look? How much time you booking off work? I’m thinking 2 weeks so have one treatment first day off and the next a week later.
Dunno if I can handle going into work with a load of big dots on my head!20/02/2015 at 7:18 pm #30747
We pretty much in the same place in many ways, I think!! Week off or session one and three, only two days off for session two. I spoke with Tony (see videos) as he’s our age or thereabouts about the going back to work aspect. I mentioned big dots and he said it isn’t like that as the needle is tiny. I’ll be at work for three days before having another three off. I think (hope) that maybe I’m so focused on this that I forget that the effect is subtle (I too will be going or a light, slightly receded look) and that whilst this may be dominating my thoughts my bald head isn’t dominating theirs!! We’ll see. This is why though I mentioned in my previous post that ultimately this is for me and a bit of ribbing is a small price to pay for feeling like myself again. Anyway, I can always pull rank ;). You live once, Mike 67…20/02/2015 at 11:44 pm #30749m41Participant
Don’t worry about anything mike67.
The photos on here actually don’t do it justice and they look good. It just looks better in real life.
Dots can be a little bit bigger initially but they calm down quite quickly.
Go for it cos you won’t regret it.21/02/2015 at 2:22 am #30752
How quickly do the dots calm down? I would be really self concious going into work with large dots on my head!
I’ll attach a pic of what style I’m looking for21/02/2015 at 7:32 am #30753BaldEagleParticipant
From my own experience, I would say that the redness takes about 4 days to subside, and the tiny scabs take about 7 days to flake off. If you can, I think it would be prudent to book a week off work, especially for your first session.
All depends on your skin though. You might find that you can go back to work within just a few days, maybe even after the weekend.21/02/2015 at 2:23 pm #30754
Thanks baldeagle, I saw your diary and you got quite stressed yourself. I take it you’re happy now?
I think I’ll take two weeks off and have the first treatment then the second a week later so then got another full week to heal!
Cheers for the advice guys21/02/2015 at 3:18 pm #30755BaldEagleParticipant
It has only been two days since my third session, but the early signs are promising (touch wood). Looking better so far. The hairline will need a small adjustment in a fourth session, and knowing my skin it will still be a bit patchy, but I THINK I’m getting there.22/02/2015 at 5:56 am #30759
Sounds like a plan, mike67 😉
Please to hear you’re feeling more confident, bald eagle 🙂
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