As CEO & Co-Founder of HIS Hair Clinic, I’m very proud to be internationally recognised for inventing Scalp MicroPigmentation (SMP) over 18 years ago.
Since 2002, I have dedicated my time to raising global awareness of the benefits of Scalp MicroPigmentation and positively changing the lives of hundreds of thousands of people struggling with their hair.
As the name suggests, HIS Hair Clinic is a male hair loss clinic set up to help men with hair loss. Having suffered from Alopecia myself, I personally felt a man’s privacy was very important, believing most men would feel more comfortable and less embarrassed discussing their hair loss and insecurities with a person of same sex, particularly if that person had also suffered the same struggles with their hair.
That said, a very important part of our SMP evolution relates to women‘s hair loss with Ranbir, my Co-Founder, setting up www.Hairlossforwomen.com to exclusively and privately provide female SMP treatments.
Prior to setting up HIS Hair Clinic, I had the honour of working for the NHS. I’ve always been motivated to help people because I believe there is no better satisfaction than making a positive difference to an individual’s life.
My inspiration for inventing SMP was purely for my own hair loss; I never dreamt of running an international chain of hair loss clinics. My SMP journey over the last 18 years has taken me all over the world and I’ve been lucky to meet some of the worlds most experienced and influential people in the hair loss industry. During this time I’ve also personally helped thousands of men with my SMP invention.
My SMP and hair loss journey
- Suffered from Alopecia Areata in my early 30s as a result of the death of my younger bother to cancer
- Invented SMP in 2002
- Received international recognition from Dr William Rassman who invented the FUE hair transplant surgery
- Personally selected to provide SMP training to the world’s largest hair restoration company, based in the USA (Bosley and Hair Club for men)
- Opened and managed a network of 20 HIS Hair Clinics worldwide
- Successfully opened a number of HIS Hair franchises, including the Far East, Middle East and North America
- Trained the majority of the world’s best known SMP practitioners & technicians
As part of my journey I also wanted to fully understand the hair loss market and test all of the main hair loss solutions so I could confidently speak from personal experience. As a result, I’ve tried the following hair loss solutions:
Herbal remedies, and shampoos | Scalp MicroPigmentation (SMP) | Follicular Unit Extraction (FUE) hair transplant | PRP and ACELL combination therapy | SMP to camouflage my (FUE) donor sites | Laser Therapy (LLLT) | Derma / scalp Roller | Mesotherapy | Minoxidil (Rogaine) | Propecia (Finasteride / Proscar)
My SMP journey, integrity, professionalism and honesty, is what I believe sets me apart in an industry that often makes false claims, over promises and under delivers. If I can be of any assistance, if you would like me to share my experience or if you simply want a second opinion, I will always be happy to make time to discuss your situation.
Finally, if you are considering SMP or have decided you want to book your treatment, there really is no better place or no one more experienced to perform your SMP treatment.
Ian Watson CEO & Co-Founder HIS Hair Clinic