Consultations can be done online (you can text, email, or submit pictures through the Ahead Ink web site), via phone call, video conference (FaceTime, WhatsApp, Zoom) or in-person at our Fort Lee location. If done virtually, you will receive an accurate and honest assessment based on the pictures as well as a suggested plan of action and pricing. You will also receive everything we discuss in writing.
During an in-person consultation we will do the same as virtual, however we will also be able to draw on some mock hairline designs. The entire procedure will be explained in detail and you will then have the option to book immediately or get back to us and schedule at your convenience. At Ahead Ink there is never any pressure to move forward as we want you to feel completely comfortable and confident with your decision to have SMP.
Our clients experience a range of discomfort levels from nearly no pain to a slight stinging feeling. The sensation can vary depending on the area of the scalp being worked on, too. During the procedure we allow our clients to be as comfortable as possible (they are free to choose their own music, take breaks, etc.). Ultimately, every AHEAD INK client gets through the procedure no matter where they fall on the pain scale.
Depending on the amount of scalp we are covering, each session requires anywhere from 2-5 hours. Most clients will have two sessions over consecutive days, with a follow-up procedure 2-6 weeks later. For most Shaved Look procedures, all three sessions are included in one convenient package price. Scar Camouflage work is usually based on an affordable hourly rate.
Clients may resume normal activities immediately following the procedure, so there is no downtime. We do recommend you avoid direct sunlight, heavy sweating and chlorine exposure for at least 3-5 days following the procedure. Every client is given written instructions on how to care for their Scalp Micropigmentation afterwards as well as a specialized SMP aftercare kit.