We continue to see patients who had SMP done elsewhere and found that they continue to be unhappy with the results. The work we have seen reflects an inadequate investment of time on the part of the people doing the process. The patients reported that they had it done over a two day period for a total of maybe 4-6 hours. When that is compared with what we do for a full head treatment, we frequently spend upwards of 20 hours per patient (over 3 sessions). One needs to compare apples to apples, and what we are seeing is grapefruits coming to our office.
The patient we saw today, came in after his SMP pigment almost completely faded. I suspect it is because the pigments used were temporary pigments, and like the patients discussed above, it was a relatively fast job with more widely spaced ‘dots’. The cost to the patient was less almost half of our fee, but then the process had to be repaired and redone again, driving up the total cost of the process. Think twice and be sure to shop the SMP service and absolutely demand that you meet patients that have had it done so that you can tell the different between ‘bull’ and fact.