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  • in reply to: Wanting advise from Rome #31754
    HairHope
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    Hi Massimo,

    I can say my experience was excellent and this treatment is really worth it! I had mine done in April by Marcin and am very happy with the results.

    Wishing you all the best,

    HH

    in reply to: My Experience with Marcin, Manchester Skalp #31753
    HairHope
    Participant

    Hi Red,

    Funny reading your story as it was like reading my own – I’m 30, also wore a hair system for a year, and also had my treatment with Marcin!

    He’s fantastic and I’m glad you are happy with his work (or should I say Art) – I know I am!

    HH

    in reply to: Impressed but a little nervous. #31331
    HairHope
    Participant

    Hi Guys,

    I had the same worry – and yes it does vary from person to person, but one thing remains the same in that no one will be looking at your head as closely as you do! For the most part – all the little bit of fading etc go completely unnoticed.

    I had some minor fading on my crown, which I was really self conscious about – after the 3rd treatment its blended nicely but no one has commented on the difference, things that seem like big deals to us aren’t even noticed by others.

    I actually really liked the look just a few hours after treatment as the little ‘bumps’ of ink give a rough stubbly look!

    I’m really happy I went through the process, it does play on your emotions but it will be all worth it in the end!

    Good luck.

    HH

    in reply to: Hair System to SMP :) #31199
    HairHope
    Participant

    Hi Hairtoday,

    I too went from system to smp and am due for my third treatment soon. You can see some of my stories in the forum. It does take some time to get used to the new look, and have to say I’m now a bit bored of people who haven’t seen me yet looking all shocked haha, but overall I’m really happy I made the change! I had big hair too with the system, loved the look but it was just too much work. I feel very free 🙂

    I’m sure you’ll look amazing especially if you’re already happy with the look before the treatments!

    I’m looking forward to a summer where I can finally not have any worries about my hair and dive into a pool spontaneously etc. (Sun tan lotion of course!)

    Look forward to some of your pics!

    HairHope

    in reply to: A little freaked out, but hopeful. #31149
    HairHope
    Participant

    Hi 1985,

    No problem at all – I found people’s stories really helpful when deciding to do this myself so happy to help where I can.

    It made me laugh when you mentioned the mock up – as I totally hated my mock up picture too (had a little joke about this to the Skalp guys) but it’s very hard for them to do a realistic mock with a hair system pic – because they can’t use your actual head shape and so have to go with a very rounded head, which looks unnatural.

    My mock up looks nothing like my actual head now – and at the mock up stage you haven’t really input into what shape and hairline you want, so they go with a standard. My hairline is totally different to the mock up and I love it. I actually asked for an ‘M’ shape hairline, when Marcin did it, he told me it doesn’t look quite right so rounded it off a bit, I was scared it wouldn’t be what I want but he was totally right it looks so much better – they do know what they are talking about.

    To give you an idea – my biggest form of anxiety was my head shape and I was terrified I’d look ridiculous. Especially when I first took the system off I really hated my head shape! I have quite a flat back of my head. BUT – the big thing to keep in mind is that without a proper hairline framing your face, your head shape looks totally different.

    I have had quite a few comments from people saying ‘Well you definitely have a good head shape for it, looks great’ so I know it was all in my head (no pun intended). When you run your hands along your scalp you feel all sorts of bumps and dips, but in reality you can’t really see them once you’ve shaved.

    In summary, don’t let the mock up put you off. But I do understand your anxiety. Happy to answer any more questions you might have!

    Maybe post some pics of your head with the system (blur the face out if you wish) and I can give you an opinion if you like! Side view is also good to see your head shape 🙂

    HairHope

    in reply to: A little freaked out, but hopeful. #31141
    HairHope
    Participant

    Hi 1985,

    I have to say I’m really happy with it so far! It was a tough couple of weeks as I did feel really down the week before my first session when I removed the system and faced my bald head for the first time.

    However after the first session I already felt so much better, and the second session has made it look so much better. Really looking forward to my final session in 3 weeks to perfect the blending.

    This last week I’ve ‘come out’ to everyone at work and friends, and have had lots of great compliments. It’s a big change having had a full hair of hair with the system, but I’m now getting used to it and I do love the freedom from all the hair maintenance!

    As you know the summer time is awful for wearing a system so I would encourage you to get it done in time for summer.

    Just a note – I was advised to remove the system at least a week before the first treatment as the skin will need some time to heal. It will be red and there will be sores from the system so not ideal to do it the day before. I spoke to my manager honestly about what I was doing and he was very understanding and flexible – if you can’t do that then maybe take the week off before the first treatment, and take some sick leave after the first session – the redness from the treatment goes down in a couple days so if you do it on a Friday you’ll be ok to go to work on the Monday (or with sick leave Wednesday etc) – totally understand the anxiousness around this!

    I will post some pics of my treatment in due course!

    Hope this helps.

    in reply to: Slightly unhappy with second session results. #31096
    HairHope
    Participant

    Hi Rj, I was advised that this may happen but not to panic. The ink fades in over time and should settle and match your hair colour. With regards to the blending they will fix that over your 3rd and maybe 4th sessions – everyones skin is different and reacts differently to the ink so the results are case by case – but one thing you can be assured of is the Skalp guys won’t leave you unhappy and will keep working on it until it’s perfect.

    Who did your treatment for you? Best to speak to them directly as they will know more about your skin and your treatments and can advise you better.

    It can be a tough process as the perfect results are not instant, I totally understand as I’m also nervous about people being able to see the differences right now as the ink is still quite dark. It’s just something we have to put up with and keep the long term view in mind.

    Something I comfort myself with is that nobody is going to be looking at you as closely as you look at yourself. The differences may seem significant to you but probably won’t even register on anyone else’s radar.

    Stay positive.

    in reply to: Looking To Meet Other Asian Guys With Treatment. #31091
    HairHope
    Participant

    Hi Guys – I’ll post some pics once my treatment is finished but I know that Marcin and Ollie in the London clinic have done quite a few Asian clients so I’m sure they could send you or show you some pics (Marcin is occasionally in Manchester). They may just need to block out the faces etc. But no harm in asking.

    in reply to: Panicking After Second Treatment #31090
    HairHope
    Participant

    Hi BaldEagle – I can completely understand your feelings. Try not to over examine the look and shape in its current state, a lot of the result is for when the ink has settled and faded in properly. They will best advise on how to fix the hairline. I’ve had my second session, and there’s a slight misalignment in my hairline too, but some of the dots will disappear entirely.

    After a few weeks if it still looks very misaligned, maybe you can selectively expose certain dots to the sun to fade them, while only putting sun block on the correct ones – but this would be tricky and needs to be very precise. ps this is just my thoughts and not what Skalp have advised!

    Absolutely worst case scenario is that you use laser reversal. But i highly doubt you will need to get to that. Trust the guys at Skalp and you will end up with a happy permanent result for sure.

    All the best – stay positive.

    in reply to: A little freaked out, but hopeful. #31049
    HairHope
    Participant

    Thanks guys – one treatment down and feeling a lot better about it all. Looking forward to ‘coming out’ and facing everyone with my new look soon!

    in reply to: Lightest SMP job? #31048
    HairHope
    Participant

    They will choose a colour that best suits your natural colour. Some guys choose to go darker as they like the look, but you don’t have to. Also keep in mind that a lot of the photos are not long after the treatments, and the ink takes a little time to settle and fade in for the natural look. The Skalp guys do their best to make sure it doesn’t look ridiculous between treatments, but it is a longer term worth and it won’t be perfect from day 1. I’m due for my second session tomorrow and I’m so far very happy with the results. Hope this helps!

    in reply to: Three hair transplants on. #31020
    HairHope
    Participant

    Hi Steve,

    I can only imagine what you’ve gone through with the transplants and so many people fear them because of what’s happened to you.

    I’m currently having micro pigmentation and have had my first session so far. I had all the same doubts and worries as you, will it suit me? What is my head shape like without hair? Is it right for me? Etc

    It’s been a tough transition and any major change takes some getting used to, but only a few days after my first session I’m already so much happier than I was the week before with a shaved head and bald patches from the Alopecia. I feel very free finally of all my hair dramas.

    With regards to the scar you can email in pics to skalp and they usually reply pretty quickly. But besty to go have a consultation, they’re very friendly and will answer all your questions. Oh and as for your ages, I read another story on here from someone who was 63 and had it done and looks amazing.

    Hope you find your hair freedom!

    in reply to: Life a year on ! #31012
    HairHope
    Participant

    Thanks for sharing Sallas, really encouraging to hear your story. I’ve recently had my first treatment and I’m just starting to feel happy with the new look and getting to know the man in the mirror again. I lol forward to the day both me and everyone I know doesn’t look at me and remember the previous look. But already got a few compliments on the new look which is helping my confidence. Even though I know it’s only the first session so even better results to come! I’m sure I’ll be posting a similar 12 month story :).

    in reply to: A little freaked out, but hopeful. #30982
    HairHope
    Participant

    Thanks Longrange, read your story too, hope I’m as happy as you are with your results! 🙂

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