The Genesis of Cosmetic Transdermal Hair Replication:
(CTHR™) began as most great innovations do: with an idea born from a personal struggle; this one, affecting the owner of GLI.
In his early 20′s, he found himself in the majority of men who struggle with premature hair loss. As is the case with many hair loss sufferers, going bald was simply not an acceptable option for him and he sought to learn all there was to know about hair restoration and the hair restoration industry.
He began diligently seeking a hair restoration solution to recapture his youthful look. He first turned to a plastic surgeon to undergo a hair restoration procedure known as hair transplant surgery in the hopes that this would put an end to his despair. The results of this very invasive hair restoration procedure left him with substantial scars, both physically and emotionally. The next several years led him down a path trying all the options that most men go through, before finally finding hair “PEACE” with CTHR™.
Cover Up (Hats): To cover his hair loss and scars, hats became a permanent part of his attire. They not only concealed the progressive hair loss, they effectively covered up the unsightly appearance of scars and the “pluggy” hair grafts that exposed the evidence left from the surgical hair restoration procedure, leaving him with a very unnatural look.
At the age of 23 and over $10,000 charged on his credit cards, he knew that he couldn’t wear hats forever. Once again he began searching the other hair restoration options for another alternative to his hair loss.
The Great Cover up (Hairpiece): Even though wearing a hairpiece was an option at any age, he had little interest in using the accessory of a 60 year old man. When weighing the few hair restoration options at the time however, he decided to become the newest member of a hair club he wasn’t exactly proud to belong to.
Although the benefits outweighed the negatives, his hair “PEACE” was still a distant dream, and now the search for a hair restoration solution was resumed with vigor! He couldn’t take off the hairpiece as he had been hiding his hair loss for years. Each year, and tens of thousands of dollars later, he wrote down his wish list…
The Wish List: The hair restoration solution he wrote is as follows: “Permanent hair restoration, non- surgical hair restoration, undetectable hair restoration, maintenance-free hair restoration, affordable hair restoration and hair restoration offering complete density with no limitations of physical activity.”
Fifteen years later, he noticed that many men were shaving their heads as a style option and opting for the look of a full head of hair that had been “cropped.” These men were fortunate enough not to have the Male Pattern Baldness (MPB) gene.
Good Look Ink, Inc’s founder knew that he couldn’t benefit from this style because if he removed his hairpiece and shaved the sides and back of his head, it would reveal the substantial scarring and doll-like plugs that remained from his previous hair restoration experiences. This would severely compromise his appearance and the hair loss he had been concealing for almost two decades.
The Idea: He thought there might be a way to ingrain pigment into the dermis that mimicked the appearance of a living follicle. The option of hair follicle replication didn’t exist in the hair restoration industry! He thought to himself, “this could be the hair restoration answer I’ve been searching for.” This would satisfy all the items on his wish list and finally give him hair “PEACE.”
The Research: He brought his idea to a tattoo artist and began experimenting with needles, needle sizes, pigments, pressure, power, application, and the overall look. His goal was to mimic the look of a hair follicle, to camouflage the scars left from previous surgical hair restoration procedures and possibly be an alternative to the non surgical hair restoration systems he was wearing at that time.
It became very apparent that the standard issue tattoo needles and pigments would not be effective in achieving the result of a natural looking hair follicle, or hairline that was undetectable and perfect. The needles were too thick, symmetrical, and round. Although its purpose was to carve images with precision, it left an oversized circular impression that was larger than a hair follicle. Fortunately, they decided to test the theory on the back of his head in the scarred areas, also referred to as the “donor site,” where the hair is taken from when performing surgical hair restoration procedures.
Although disappointed in the first trial, he was confident that he would find a way to get the result and look of thousands of tiny replicated hair follicles that were undetectable and offer the aesthetically pleasing outcome that no other surgical hair restoration method or non-surgical hair restoration option had been able to accomplish.
The Birth of Cosmetic Transdermal Hair Replication: (CTHR™) Armed with the knowledge of what didn’t work and why, he sought out to find a partner to help him achieve this goal. He was referred to a permanent cosmetic makeup specialist. She had over ten years experience both as a permanent cosmetic makeup specialist and tattoo artist. She was an innovator and an out-of-the-box thinker. After she researched all aspects of hair restoration and the hair restoration industry, including the direction and angle from which living hair grows from the scalp, her idea was to manufacture a needle that was asymmetrical.
Looking at the shape of a hair follicle, she realized that she needed to make a cluster of needles that would make an asymmetrical group of hair follicles. She experimented with her first cluster on him. She discovered that each needle impression could make only a single impression without the risk of any pigment expanding (bleeding), and she must regulate the depth of penetration to only a fraction of that of a standard tattoo needle. Needles more than 2mm in length have a tendency to catch and tear the skin.
She also knew that the pigment used could not be standard issue Iron Oxide, as these pigments do not implant true color. She knew she would need to devise a proprietary blend of organic pigments that she would create.
The first full CTHR™ procedure was performed in 2008. The results were astonishing but not perfect. By October, 2008, the process was perfected and now needed to be shared and made available to the public as an excellent alternative to old hair restoration options.
Good Look Ink, Inc. was born after many CTHR™ procedures were performed and the experience gained by working with different ethnicities and looks. Good Look Ink, Inc opened its doors to the public and the owner added to the board of directors partnerships with some of the best business minds in the country. Incorporating under “Good Look Ink, Inc.” in 2009, GLI’s goal is to bring the CTHR™ process to a global market and change the way hair restoration is being performed.
Cosmetic Transdermal Hair Replication is an innovative, non-surgical, permanent hair restoration solution to help men and women who suffer from thin or thinning hair, male pattern baldness (MPB) or to enhance, repair and eliminate previous hair restoration attempts.
Good Look Ink, Inc gives men and women with male pattern baldness an option to regain their freedom by having hair “PEACE” — once and for all!
All potential clients can meet with consultants who have had the CTHR™ process done. If you are from out of town, you can call and schedule a consultation to learn more.