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Scalp Micropigmentation (SMP) Discuss the increasingly popular Scalp Micropigmentation (SMP) procedure here, including the advantages, disadvantages and possible long term effects.

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Old 08-11-2012, 03:23 AM
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Spanker has a good point. You seem to have a perfect head for a shaved look and as you wear your hair buzzed short, why not give it a go and see how you feel. Nothing to lose.
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Old 08-11-2012, 05:28 PM
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Agreed with Spex and Mick, quite a thin donor. Definitely wouldn't do strip, can't imagine how long you would have to have your hair to cover even the thinnest of scars.

Good thing that you did your research and didn't have a strip from Ziering, the fact they they recommended that is bizarre, well they get a load of money from it.

As you have progressed to this stage of hairloss, it won't hurt to spend a lot more time researching this before you do anything. Propecia and Regaine would be a good idea for now though.
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Old 08-12-2012, 11:26 AM
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Hi guys,

Thanks for the all useful information. Everyone on here is so helpful.

I usually have my hair at number 2 shaved so may go for a shorter shave next time.

I am researching what people have said and am looking towards SMP but just from a distance at the moment, i.e just contacting clincs, etc.

Thanks for all that said about the strip due to my donor area. @Bill, I have looked towards hair pieces but I am sure how I will feel knowing I am basically wearing a wig. (or membrane or whatever they call it)

For everyone else who has contributed..thanking you. Its good to hear people are saying about the FUE/SMP.

I am still keeping my appointment with Dr. Farjo.

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Old 08-14-2012, 07:59 AM
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Hi all,

This is an interesting thread, and I feel I'm suffering from the same issue as you Diego with a potential weak donor supply and significant crown loss.

Sorry for hi-jacking your thread, but I would like to briefly talk about my story to. Here's the link to my photos:
http://www.hairrestorationnetwork.co...ransplant.html

For now, I'm looking to stay on propecia and minoxidil every day for 12 months and re-assess how my hair has changed over the year. I am however, very interested in perhaps taking the FUE/SMP (temporary ink from Beauty Medical?) in 12-18 months time. I would like to re-shape my hair line with FUE, and perhaps get the crown filled in with a few graphs... or at the very least SMP. I am into fitness modelling which includes photography/getting up on stage etc and so framing the face is very important. FUT is unlikely to be an option for me and not something I am too interested in. I just want to wear my hair shaved as it currently is, or cropped with a bit of a fringe but shaved everywhere else.

Interested in how your situation plays out and what you decide to go with Diego!

All the best!
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Old 08-14-2012, 11:12 AM
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I agree with spanker.... IMHO, the minox and fin are half-measures (maintain existing hair, with a small likelihood of regrowth); the routine of applying the topical and taking pills is a drudgery. You seem to have nice-shaped head and might look good with a buzz? Wish my head was as nicely shaped, but I still am shooting for the buzz look after SMP. Anyhow, if the buzz look doesn't satisfy you....look into a combo of ht and smp. Ultimately, the probability of long-term satisfaction with the combo(smp and ht with tons of doctor research) is much higher than with topicals, pills, cracking eggs on your head,licking banana peels, snorting ginseng, etc.....
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Old 08-17-2012, 06:52 AM
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I agree with the rest. Having surgery would do more harm than good. Try Finasteride and Minoxidil for a year and see what happens. I've seen people who weren't candidates for surgery have such a turn around with meds that they could have surgery.
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Old 10-16-2012, 05:43 PM
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Remember, Finasteride isn't for everyone. Stop using it about a week, if something doesn't feel right. Rogaine, I would totally stay away from. Those two products made my life hell! The best advice ever would be to leave it alone until you're ready for a hair transplant.
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