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'shaved head' implants

subdermal implants on the scalp that mimic hair stubble
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This idea is for bald men to look like they have the stubble of a shaved head on their bald areas. Tiny black hypoallergenic flakes are implanted into the skin. This makes the skin resemble a shaved head.

Implants are already popular among the piercing/tattoo crowd, so there is nothing new as far as implanting small artificial objects in the skin.

Of course it would take a lot of time to implant enough flakes to mimic shaved hair, but then so does implant surgery, etc.

lawpoop, Oct 08 2004

(?) Why make life simple ? ttp://www.halfbaker...n_20Vein#1097259124
You can have little blue spots on your head instead..... [normzone, Oct 08 2004]

Much easier way to mimic stubble... http://www2.towerho...001p?&I=LXFFS5&P=FR
[DrCurry, Oct 09 2004]

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       I could imagine a tattoo working as well. Or maybe a spray...
Worldgineer, Oct 08 2004
  

       Yeah, tattoo is a good/simpler idea. But I wonder if the 3D-ness of a small fleck implant would look more realistic.
lawpoop, Oct 08 2004
  

       Definately, if that's the look you're going for. The shaved-bald men I know shave every day though, so it's just black dots on their scalp. Plus your idea would only work for the completely bald, or you may end up accidentially shaving off hundreds of dollars of implants.
Worldgineer, Oct 08 2004
  

       For a cheaper alternative - pepper and glue.
lostdog, Oct 08 2004
  

       If you have just a bald spot, couldn't you have the fleck implants there, and shave the rest of your hair regularly?
lawpoop, Oct 08 2004
  

       Yes, but I'd fear confusing flecks with stubble while shaving.
Worldgineer, Oct 08 2004
  

       Wel, if they're subdermal, it shouldn't matter. And hairs are very touch sensitive -- I can imagine someone else confusing them, but I doubt someone shaving their own head would confuse them. Also, by the time you need a shave, the hairs should be long enough to be visibly different than the subdermal flecks.   

       And then even completed bald guys still have the ring of hair around the head, so even they still have to watch out.
lawpoop, Oct 08 2004
  

       Ah, I had assumed they stuck out a bit.
Worldgineer, Oct 08 2004
  

       Oh, no, these are supposed to be like the under the skin things people are puttings ... uh, under their skin.
lawpoop, Oct 08 2004
  

       I'm not sure I follow this. Under the skin but more 3D than a tattoo...so, little dark bumps all over your head?
half, Oct 09 2004
  

       I think people are supposed to have around 150 hairs per square centemeter on their head. Bar you use a shotgun or something similar the operation could take too long. With hair plugs the hair is longer so you don't need as many to cover up a bald area.
Cubical_View, Oct 09 2004
  

       This could also lend itself to those men who just CAN'T grow a five-o-clock shadow.   

       I wanna be like Dirty Harry.
Letsbuildafort, Oct 09 2004
  

       Cubical -   

       You could do this in stages, like reverse balding. That way you spread payments out over time, and it isn't such a shock to you and the people you see everyday.   

       Instead of implainting things one-by-one, you can have an instrument that might have some 100 prickers on it that does a whole bunch in one stab.
lawpoop, Oct 09 2004
  

       Get a permanent marker and draw small rabbits on your pate. From a distance they wil look like tiny hares....Sorry
gnomethang, Oct 09 2004
  
      
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