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I checked some shops for smp work prices were from 4000 to 7000 USD.

 

Yes, it is a work of art.. but for a temp smp is it worth that much for a year $? If you have donor

hair just get a FUE or FUT.. IMHO

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Tsemusko, To clarify, as far as I know the only true Temporary SMP on the market right now is being made and distributed by Beauty Medical (i.e., Milena Lardi). By true temp I mean it is designed to disappear 100% completely from your system. The only people in North America currently using Beauty Medical products and equipment are Hasson and Wong, Shapiro Medical, and soon my clinic SMP Looks.

 

And Beauty Medical's temp SMP prices are not nearly that high.

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I am the owner/operator of AHEAD INK a Scalp Micropigmentation Company in the New York area. AHEAD INK is a Milena Lardi trained clinic and uses Beauty Medical Tricopigmentation equipment and products exclusively.

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Hairthere………I know it's taken longer to get started than you anticipated. Do you expect to be in business by the end of Summer 2014? Also, do you have your pricing strategy set as of yet?

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I checked some shops for smp work prices were from 4000 to 7000 USD.

 

Yes, it is a work of art.. but for a temp smp is it worth that much for a year $? If you have donor

hair just get a FUE or FUT.. IMHO

 

I think those prices are a reflection of the permanent SMP market.

 

At Shapiro Medical we are offering SMP at $800.00 per zone (3 zones). $2400.00 for a full head. Our treatment timetable includes your initial first two days and one touch-up. We suggest touch-ups yearly touch-ups after your third session. They are 50% of the cost.

 

You would have to ask Joe from H&W his exact pricing schedule but I think they are charging "per pass" and only after several years of "passes" would your cost rack up to $4000-$7000.

 

All these pricing structures make my head spin!!!!!

 

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I am the SMP and Micro-Pigmentation Specialist for Shapiro Medical Group. Always feel free to message me privately with any additional questions you might have. I am trained in both the permanent and temporary pigmentation methods and am happy to be here to offer support as a neutral resource.

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Hi Nicole007. What are your current prices for perm. SMP?

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Hi Nicole007. What are your current prices for perm. SMP?

 

We are not currently offering permanent SMP at Shapiro Medical Group.

I am the SMP and Micro-Pigmentation Specialist for Shapiro Medical Group. Always feel free to message me privately with any additional questions you might have. I am trained in both the permanent and temporary pigmentation methods and am happy to be here to offer support as a neutral resource.

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Whoa, the guy I went to wasn't that expensive, but im in Arizona, if that has anything to do with it. It was only $500 per session and i only needed 2 sessions, so $1,000, and it's lasted me this long (for the year and a couple months since I got it done). The place I went to was DermiMatch in Phoenix, but I think there are some that will travel to you, and maybe they're cheaper.

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I plan on making my own little blog here to show how I conceal my hair (combination of SMP and toppik)and show my scar coverup I wear my hair a little longer than most people that have had SMP done. I will put some photos up soon. Their site is just dermimatch.com

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SMP is still a baby with all the innocence of a devil 10,000 years old. The prices have to fall, but they were so high thanks to the desperation of so many balding and strip scar recipients. I think there will be a much more accommodating price regime in five years but for now, I think your best bet is to negotiate willingly with the provider.

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SMP is still a baby with all the innocence of a devil 10,000 years old. The prices have to fall, but they were so high thanks to the desperation of so many balding and strip scar recipients. I think there will be a much more accommodating price regime in five years but for now, I think your best bet is to negotiate willingly with the provider.

 

From my experience, If you are working with a reputable clinic that has the patients needs in mind they are always willing to work with patients on the cost. We want our patients happy and successful. Their needs are important.

 

I agree with you and have seen exactly what you said happen over the past 5 years (in the US anyway). 5 years ago a patient might pay $4,000 - $8,000 on average for a full head SMP. But, there were only about 2 clinics offering this procedure here in the US and those clinics had zero transparency in sharing their information (sometimes even with their own techs). Some clinics have kept those prices ( this price may include anesthesia now) but in general as SMP artists we have really been advocating for more training, more education, and more sharing of information between providers. This is helping bring prices down because more people are trained and trained well for that matter. Nobody holds the "golden egg of information" anymore. And, if they do (and they are reputable) they want to teach so that everyone is providing 5 star techniques for patients. Which obviously helps SMP as whole. 3 cheers for that.

I am the SMP and Micro-Pigmentation Specialist for Shapiro Medical Group. Always feel free to message me privately with any additional questions you might have. I am trained in both the permanent and temporary pigmentation methods and am happy to be here to offer support as a neutral resource.

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If you are working with a reputable clinic....they are always willing to work with patients on the cost. ....Nobody holds the "golden egg of information" anymore.

 

Technical transparency is certainly welcome (such as ingredients, depth) and then the - to use your phrase - 'reputable clinics', can concentrate on showing off their aesthetic sense and their artistic talents. However, I think we are a way off that stage yet. We still hear all kinds of nonsense like 'special ink', 'special tools' and 'special techniques'. I think competitive pressure is not conducive to transparency. What I know so far about the cosmetic ink industry suggests to me that SMP clinics might prefer to stay tight lipped if they can get away with it. However, if they can get some commercial momentum by giving away some technical information, I say three cheers for that!

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Nocole, so are you saying that your initial SMP services last a year and then you reccomend touch ups going forward. Im just trying to figure out much time 2400 dollars worth of SMP lasts. Thank you.

 

We do recommend touch-ups yearly as we are using temporary pigment. But, keep in mind that results can be variable depending on the patient and age, lifestyle, etc. Because, I am recommending a touch-up every year does not mean it is going to be totally faded all over the scalp. We may just need to touch-up "spots". I just met with a patient late last week who came in for a yearly touch-up and all we worked on was his crown and temples. Everything else was holding strong. So the touch-up cost was only 50% of 1 zone - or $400.

(Reminder, that may not always be the case but just an example of how each patient experiences fading slightly different.) I have also worked on patients who have experienced large amounts of fading and we have re-touched their entire scalps. Again, than it is 50% or, $1200. I hope this makes sense and helps :)

I am the SMP and Micro-Pigmentation Specialist for Shapiro Medical Group. Always feel free to message me privately with any additional questions you might have. I am trained in both the permanent and temporary pigmentation methods and am happy to be here to offer support as a neutral resource.

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I checked some shops for smp work prices were from 4000 to 7000 USD.

 

Yes, it is a work of art.. but for a temp smp is it worth that much for a year $? If you have donor

hair just get a FUE or FUT.. IMHO

 

Go and speak to a permanent makeup/ cosmetic tattooing clinic, and you will find that they charge between $300-$600 an hour. Your smp treatment could be between 8-12 hours. If you find someone who charges you less than $2,800 I would be very cautious. Cosmetic tattooing is considered a medical procedure, and is completely different from regular tattoos where they simply stencil an image and trace over it. You will probably pay at least 4 grand for Permanent SMP.

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