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11/01/2015 at 10:06 pm #10392
So after months of trawling through this forum, having a consultation and meeting up with a chap who had the treatment, I will be joining the Skalp crew. Nervous? Yep….but ready and raring to go, no going back now. A bit about me…I’m 29 and having been slowly losing my hair over the last 5 years. I have used caffeine shampoo and regaine through most of this time, which to give it it’s due, I believe it slowed down the process, but the inevitable will suffice. I have shaved my head down low for the last 18 months, but the top has seriously started the thin, although still a fair bit of hair. Like so many on here, going bald (God I have come to despise that word) has been bloody awful, shamefully embarrassing and has deeply affected my confidence. People I do not see regularly I have hid away from through fear comments will be made. It has aged me and I just hate it. Yes I have had many reservations about this treatment, changed my mind etc…but now feel quite content. I have hairline styles in mind, very subtle, broken and similar to the hair line I still have, although perhaps a bit back. I will be guided by Ollie from the London clinic. Anyway better stop rambling. I will follow this forum entry through to the end as the forum has probably been my most motivating support and therefore feel obligation to others. Wish me luck…11/01/2015 at 10:28 pm #30445leem92Participant
Good luck you won’t regret it!12/01/2015 at 9:55 am #30446Baldy01Participant
Good luck tomorrow. You won’t regret it 🙂12/01/2015 at 11:15 pm #30449LA1Participant
Good luck tomo85 and keep us updated.16/01/2015 at 3:47 pm #30478
Just wanted to give an update after my treatment on Monday with Ollie. I have waited a few days before posting as for me it was important to let the treatment settle and feel confident about the way it looks. Firstly, I need to send some well deserved praise to Ollie, he made me feel so welcome and at ease, involving me in the treatment (even though at times I dare not look in the mirror though fear of how it would look. Ollie is a total perfectionist, so passionate about what he does ad generally a top bloke, meaning the 3-4 hours went really quick. Did it hurt, yes at times it did, some bits more painful than others (temples and near the crown). But not having had a tattoo before I probably have had very little experience of such discomfort. I recall reading on a past post that one guy found parts of it slightly enjoyable, randomly I would have to agree lol. I would say towards the end of the 3 hours I was feeling more sensitive and was glad when Ollie said we were done (not before he gave me a few false hopes that we were done, only to do a few touch ups in his perfectionist way…clearly not a bad thing). Yes the treatment was red when I left and I was convinced people were staring, which they probably were. If I am being completely honest I struggle to see how people say they go straight out after the treatment and no one notices…I think that’s rubbish. I felt on the third day my treatment had settled and I was happy to be out and about. Even without washing my head (that was one thing I hated the most), the treatment looked bloody great. The blend is perfect and that’s only after one session. The biggest test came today, showered, shaved, moisturised and then saw the house mate for the first time (he is a bald guy)…he obviously noticed my newly shaved head, however did not appear to detect a thing…amazing! I however notice areas which look a bit suspect, but then again I have been staring at it for the past four days non stop. Parts just need to lighten a little and my hairline could do with a little more breaking /lower perhaps. However, I did ask for a slightly receded look which Ollie perfected. I will sort out some before and after pics, but just wanted things to settle as I believe this is more helpful to people considering the treatment, as opposed to straight after the treatment which always put me more off than anything. I have taken two weeks off between jobs and doing anything too social, which I know some would say is excessive, however I felt was necessary. Looking forward to my second session on Tuesday…17/01/2015 at 10:10 pm #30484Tony1312Participant
Glad to see your on the journey and I take it I’m the chap you met?? I look forward to seeing pictures the one thing I will disagree is my head wasn’t very red and looked good to my surprise after the 1st treatment, so I can only assume different scalps react in different ways.
Good luck18/01/2015 at 11:49 am #30486
6 days after treatment 1…18/01/2015 at 3:18 pm #30488
Yes Tony you are the Chap I talk about an forever grateful that you kindly met up with me. I’m sure I will return the favour to someone else at some point as I am over the moon with the results so far. I guess your right with the different scalp reactions…I think i’m just particularly picky and a tad over paranoid perhaps.11/02/2015 at 6:38 pm #30598
How are you getting on, tomo85?25/03/2015 at 9:11 pm #31104
All the best tomorrow, mate. Session 3 – my favourite session by a country mile 😉25/03/2015 at 9:50 pm #31108Baldy01Participant
Session 3 is for me is where it’s signed sealed and delivered.25/03/2015 at 10:28 pm #31109
Definitely! Totally enjoyable as the pressure (if you felt any) is all behind you.
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