How many hours does it take for each SMP sessions and how many sessions will it take? I understand it is permanent ink and was wondering if it fades after time and would need additional touchups? What happens when my hair turns gray? Will I need additional touch ups at that time? How many additional treatments after graying would be recommended?
Yes, there are between 2-4 procedures over a time span of a few weeks (you work that schedule with us). A full head SMP takes between 20-30 hours and we like to see some spacing between the procedures so that if it is going to fade, we can adjust for the fading on the subsequent session. The cost is $7,000 for an entire head SMP and we generally cover it until you are happy with the results. If it fades more than most people, we will do extra work at no charge. Touch-up may occur after a year or so at a cost of $500/tough-up. Most of our patients have not come back for touch-ups. We use a variation of gray/black or gray/brown in the inks and if you turn gray, worst case years down the road (and the inks did not fade enough for you) you might want to color your hair. You can expect that the pigment will fade over long periods of time. The absolutely best way to know the answer to your questions about graying over time, is to come to our Open House and we usually have a patient with gray hair so that you can see the answer for yourself. I hope that this answers your questions.
This patient was 87 year old with SMP who had Toppik plastered on his head and he looked ghoulish. We just washed the hair and then did an SMP on his whole head (see attachment). A different man who is now dating again. Age does not mattern.