I wanted to share with you some photos of a client of mine who has just completed his 2nd session. But instead of sharing the usual final settled transformation, i wanted to show you a couple of detailed photos of what scalp micropigmentation SHOULD look like after 1 session, and what it looks like immediately after the 2nd session.
These photos show the typical redness (which goes away in 2-3 days), but also how a client is able to make changes during his session, and what the process looks like from an SMP provider:
The 1st picture shows my client after 1 completed session & immediately before we got started on the 2nd. You'll see he wished to nudge his hairline down a bit. You'll also notice that before his 2nd session there isnt as much density and the "dots" may appear more distinct. This is on purpose!. You'll see in the after 2nd session photo that the density is closed much more, creating a fuller look. You'll also notice redness and a small bit of inflammation around the follicle deposits. This is also normal and will die down quickly.
The 2nd picture is similar to the first, but shows it from a profile angle. The same is true as youll see he wished to nudge forward the hairline and profile line. You'll see the 2nd session added further density...and youll notice redness well into his own existing hair, which demonstrates the blending which is so important.
The final picture is a typical before and after showing what the treatment looks like immediately after his 2nd session. He chose a natural hairline with a bit of broken and softness.
These pictures im showing arent the prettiest, and thats the point. They show redness, tiny scabbing, and a bit more distinct "dots" then what will heal to the final look 3-5 days post session. Hopefully this helps those considering SMP to understand why it is so important to follow a 2-3 session process. Each sessions adds density, allows for modifications, and keeps you in control!
Ive been struggling with hair loss since 19. Ever since i was a kid i saw my dad struggle with this same issue. He wore a hair wig, and as i got older and realized what it was, i saw how it ruined his life. He was a fantastic singer, and i truly believe it impeded his career. My father passed away at 45 from a heart attack, and while i obviously can't make a connection, i think his long time suffering from hair loss was something that created his early death.
Now I'm 43, almost his age, and I've been wearing a toupee for over a decade. At first its great, you have a look of hair. But soon it just fucked up my life. My friends knew about it. My police department knew about it. But still i held onto it. I train in MMA, and as you know that is no place for fake hair. I even would have sex with a hat on, just so the women in my life would never see me bald.
I had really given up until about a year ago when i came across scalp micropigmentation. at first i was skeptical as most are. This can't really work can it?
then i went into a consultation in person and met one of the practitioners delivering these treatments, Matt Iulo. His looked f*ken awesome, and so did the other guys i saw. But still i had doubts and sat on it for awhile.
But late April i decided i needed to do this, not only for my appearance, but for my mental sanity. My beautiful wife was supportive, but a bit nervous, as was i.
Ive had 2 treatments done at Headstrong ny with Matt and to say i already see a massive change in my life is an understatement. Its not just the look, but the feeling of not having that dead "raccoon" on my head. I have a hairline and look that matches my MMA lifestyle and is really bad ass. My brother just completed his 2nd and I'm almost more happy for him.
And you would think when we both saw family for the Mayweather fight that they would say something. NOTHING. oh except, "thank god you got rid of that thing on your head"..."so much better now"
Truly a life changer and i hope you guys that are considering it, make the jump. if i can help please let me know!
I posted this before/after in another popular forum, but wanted to share some results of a client of mine who wanted to cover his transplant scars, but also leave his hair a bit longer.
Most clients are recommended to cut the hair shorter for ideal camouflage...but it is certainly possible to get a good concealment even at a longer hair length...check attached: