All major scalp micropigmentation providers operate some sort of consultation system prior to treatment, although the actual consultation format could take one of many forms. These are the common methods:
- Face to face by appointment
- Face to face immediately before your first session
- Over the phone
- Via Skype or similar
- Via email with supporting photos
Needless to say, the ideal situation is to either meet or speak with someone prior to the day of your first session. Meeting face to face isn’t always feasible due to distance or other commitments, however I would suggest that you have a conversation with someone over the phone at least, or via Skype. It is so much more personal than email, and you’ll get a lot more out of it.
There are certain things you need to establish during your consultation. It is, after all, your opportunity to learn everything you need to know about the process, and whether or not scalp micropigmentation will be compatible with your life over the long haul. This is a massive decision you’re about to make, and for many people, the consultation is the greatest aid to making that decision.
So here goes. Do not leave your consultation without clear answers to the following questions:
- Who will be doing your treatment?
- How much experience do they have? Is their experience relevant to your requirements?
- How were they trained, and where?
- What pigments will they use?
- Do they perform permanent scalp micropigmentation, or temporary tricopigmentation?
- Ask about dot size and penetration depth, and expect an informed answer.
- Can their results be reliably verified?
- How many sessions do they anticipate you will need?
- If you have scars, to what extent will they be camouflaged?
- How much will your treatment cost? Is the cost capped?
- Is there a deposit to pay? How much? What happens if you change your mind or postpone?
- Do you get a guarantee? If so, what are the terms? Get them in writing.
- What is their contingency process if things go wrong?
Do not commit to any treatment if your questions are not satisfactorily answered, if your consultation feels rushed or awkward, or if you remain unsure. Reputable providers will not rush your decision, so take your time.