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Scalp Micropigmentation (SMP) Discuss the increasingly popular Scalp Micropigmentation (SMP) procedure here, including the advantages, disadvantages and possible long term effects.

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Old 09-09-2012, 10:32 PM
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What is the cost to hide a strip scar? Why can't the local tattoo artist do the same thing?
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Old 09-09-2012, 11:31 PM
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What is the cost to hide a strip scar? Why can't the local tattoo artist do the same thing?
I really am not sure about the answer to your question but I think the tattoo artist is permanent where smp fades over time I believe, so if your not happy with your result you can alter it a couple years down the line...I think spex knows a lot about this subject, contact him
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Old 09-10-2012, 12:03 AM
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Only temporary SMP is designed to fade over time. Normal SMP ink can fade, but it's not intentional.

Frankly, if you're interested in SMP, I would go to someone who specializes in the treatment, and not a general tattoo artist. While tattoo artists are very talented, it's a different process and there are "clinics" who specialize strictly in performing SMP.
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Old 09-10-2012, 12:12 AM
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Thanks....cost?
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Old 09-10-2012, 01:53 AM
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Variably with regard to both patient and company. Frankly, I'm not too familiar with SMP prices, so I'd probably call some of the clinics and compare prices. Sorry! Wish I could be more specific, but I've seen a variety of numbers and wouldn't really be able to give an easy estimate.
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Old 09-10-2012, 08:13 AM
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vanity, Beauty Medical are the only company I know of that is currently using a SMP that fades (it lasts approximately two years). I had the opportunity to see a client who had permanent SMP work done by a tattoo guy in Florida and it was not very good, IMO. It looked like blue dots. He then had Beauty Medical do a procedure and the difference was night and day. The work being done by Beauty Med looks like real stubble, even under close magnification. I would wait until more clinics are offering this type of work.
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Has he been able to get rid of the blue dots?
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Old 09-10-2012, 07:57 PM
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Sparky, No, he would have to get them lasered.
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