Many prospective clients have some common questions about SMP, scalp micropigmentation cost and more which we have addressed below.
What is Scalp Micropigmentation (SMP)?
You know that confident, powerful look that says “I could have a full head of hair, but I’ve chosen to shave it down to the follicle?” That’s the SMP style. SMP itself is the generic name for the process of using tiny ink impressions placed on the scalp to create the look of a full, robust, closely cut hairline. GLI is an SMP pioneer that has developed its own proprietary SMP process performed by trained, Certified Impression Technicians™. Click here to learn more about Scalp Micropigmentation (SMP).
Is SMP really just a tattoo?
No. SMP is about as similar to tattooing as administering a flu shot is to performing brain surgery. SMP and tattooing both consist of making marks on the skin by ingraining an indelible pigment into the dermis. However, the SMP application process, custom pigments, mapping, client management and technician training are extremely specialized. SMP is the only process performed at GLI. That’s why we’re the SMP leader, and why our understanding of SMP’s science and artistry has produced unsurpassed results for thousands of clients who’ve inquired about micropigmentation cost.
How long does SMP take?
After hair micropigmentation cost, one of the most frequently asked questions we get is about how long the procedure itself takes. The vast majority of GLI’s clients are in and out in just one day. Depending on your surgical history, head size and current hair loss, the initial procedure usually takes just 5-8 hours. If you decide to receive a follow-up density enhancement, this process takes just 2 hours on average. Efficiency is one of GLI’s many advantages, as we’ve perfected SMP to maximum precision. Our competitors find it hard to believe, but we’ve got the satisfied clients to prove it. Especially if you’re coming to us from out of town, this saves you significant time and money on hotels and other expenses.
How long does SMP last?
We know that there are many questions surrounding what scalp micropigmentation actually is. SMP is designed to be a durable and lasting solution to hair loss—not something that requires you to return again and again for expensive maintenance. Some GLI clients have one SMP procedure, and we never see them again. Others return for occasional tweaks and touchups—which will never exceed $595 but could be as low as $295 based on the options you choose – for life.
Who actually performs GLI’s SMP procedures?
If you’re considering Scalp Micropigmentation or hair tattoo for your hair loss solution, this might just be the most important question to ask. With GLI, you can have the confidence that SMP procedure will be performed by a trained, Certified Impressionist—not a tattoo artist. GLI technicians have performed thousands of SMP procedures and every GLI technician completes an extensive and rigorous certification and testing process, including specialized training in the appropriate hairline placement and hairline pigmentation techniques.
What is the scalp micropigmentation cost at GLI?
GLI offers the most natural hair loss solution at the greatest overall value, hands down. Because we replicate each individual follicle you’ve lost (and more), pricing scales up or down based on the complexity of your customized procedure. Costs for hair micropigmentation start at just $1000 (to conceal scarring from other procedures) and increase based on complexity. We offer three families of pricing: A La Carte (you cover your own transportation, housing and meals), All-Inclusive (those costs are included in your pricing), and VIP (all-inclusive plus additional bells and whistles to achieve the most private and memorable transformational experience). Keep in mind that whichever route you choose, we offer complimentary touch-ups within the year if needed, plus additional touch-ups for life for $595 or even as low as $295 depending on the options you choose. To determine specific pricing, start by requesting a quote. If you’d like to spread payments out monthly, we also offer financing through United Medical Credit.
Can I see or talk to other people who’ve had SMP done at GLI?
Absolutely. This website features a before and after gallery of real GLI clients, plus tons of user reviews from third-party sources that are not edited or filtered by us. We also offer an in-office consultation where you can see people up close who’ve had the SMP procedure, and we provide consultants who’ve experienced Scalp Micro Pigmentation for themselves. Schedule a consultation with one of our GLI consultants online, or call us today at 952-378-1778.
I have scars from hair transplants. Can SMP help?
Yes. We know that every scar is unique, and we’re confident that we provide the industry’s most thorough scar camouflage protocol. In fact, about 20 percent of the SMP we perform is to correct previous procedures from other providers—much of which involves scar camouflage. Visit our gallery for examples, or visit our page dedicated specifically to scar concealment.
What kind of pigmentation do you use?
As an SMP pioneer, we’ve developed a large, proprietary line of pigments to give you the widest possible breadth of choices. Rest assured, these aren’t tattoo inks. Regardless of your skin tone or desired hair color, we have a pigment and procedure composites that meet your requirements.
Is SMP painful?
Having performed thousands of SMP procedures, we can confidently tell you that while SMP isn’t without discomfort, any pain involved is generally far less than most of our clients expect (in fact, we’ve had several clients feel so relaxed that they’ve fallen asleep during the procedure). Discomfort levels vary by person—and by the level of previous work they’ve received, such as transplants. But on average, our clients would rate their discomfort between 0 and 2 on a scale from 0-10.
Is there a recovery period with SMP, or does it look good right away?
SMP recovery is amazingly quick, akin to LASIK eye surgery. Most clients experience some redness immediately following the procedure, which dissipates significantly or completely disappears by the very next day. Rest assured, you won’t need to wear a hat for a month after your GLI procedure. : )
Does insurance cover SMP?
The cost of a hair tattoo is something many clients place first and foremost. In most cases, insurance does not cover the scalp micropigmentation cost. But if you’ve had previous treatments from another provider (such as for burns or cuts) that were covered by insurance, consult with your insurance agent about possible coverage for hair micropigmentation cost.
What if I’m not approved for credit?
No problem. We work hard to make a great new hairline accessible to everyone, so even if your application for outsourced credit to cover the micropigmentation cost isn’t approved for any reason, you can just call your Image Consultant to make guaranteed financing available.
What is your Refund Policy?
All work performed by Good Look Ink Certified Technicians is backed with a lifetime guarantee. No risk and all reward.
What’s the next step?
We hope that the above questions and answers helped those asking “what is scalp micropigmentation?”. If you are still wondering what the next step is, that’s easy. Use this site to get a free quote, or contact us today about starting your journey to restored confidence.