Originally Posted by Dben153662
Ok attaching my before pic. Scars you see is from my removal of old plugs done in the late 80's this pic was taken like 12-14 months ago
Posted by nolonger-insearchofhairtx:
I agree; they are desperate predators and criminals. When I was 25yo, I had a consultation for HT with the Bosley medical group in Beverly Hills, CA. The minute the guy told me that the doctors would remove a strip of the back of my head for donor hair, I was totally and completely opposing to that. I am now 35yo, but every year since then I still get a couple of letters from them trying to get me to do the HT procedure at a cheaper price. Me too, I had H2MC procedure from AC, and I am happy with it.
It's not 100% as natural as the real hair I would want, but it's very believable. It's beyond better looking than a shaved head I used to have with a white bald area in the frontal region. To keep it believable, I got to military cut it (not blading) every 3 days. This might be a downside for those who are not used to this.
I personally believe that eventually the ink will fade whether you have scars or not (with scar, it will fade faster). So, choosing a company that knows what it does and that uses quality ink is very important as this will take longer time for touchup. I bet in 10years this procedure will be cheaper as more qualified companies will offer this technique. That means I don't have to travel all the way to Florida for a touchup.
To avoid fast fading, no excessive sun exposure is allowed. Dry the area by dapping instead of rubbing it. Massage the area when there is an itch instead of a normal scratching because more skin peeling means faster fading. This sounds like a direction, but this is what I have been doing. I always bring a hat just in case i need it for going out to the sunlight longer than 15mins.