Numerous studies have shown that it takes 8,000-10,000 hours to truly become an “EXPERT”.
The SMP industry exploded in 2012 when BRAVI’s Founder performed an SMP procedure live in front of millions of viewers.
Since that time, “copy cat” SMP clinics and practitioners have been cropping up literally overnight. It shouldn’t come as a surprise that many of these newcomers have only scant web-based training, while others have only a few days of actual “hands on” training. In fact, scandalous as it may seem, some of these substandard operators are performing procedures not in the comfort, privacy, and clean space of a medical office but in a hotel room (bringing new meaning to the phrase “fly by night”).
Given the risks involved, when selecting your SMP provider make sure you are being treated by someone with expert qualifications and the very latest in training and equipment.
Due in large part to the shady practices of so many other SMP operators, BRAVI also specializes in SMP Correction–fixing the mistakes that other providers make. We call our SMP Correction product offering BRAVI REPAIR.
Of course, you could save yourself the time, expense, and pain and go to an expert in the first place. But if it’s too late for that, and you need BRAVI REPAIR, we are here to help.SMP done right looks amazing and is virtually indistinguishable from a shaven full head of hair. SMP done wrong is very obvious, and we have yet to come across anyone (besides us) who can fix it.
CASE STUDY #1: CHRISTOPHER
LOCATION OF SCALP TATTOO PROVIDER: TEXAS
Christopher fell victim to a large, multi-location company who creates “locations” by offering online technical training through a kit. This company has created an entire album of correction work for BRAVI. Be extremely careful when choosing a company with many locations. Quality control can only be achieved through extensive training, proper compounds and technology, and expert supervision–none of which are present in 99% of providers.
CASE STUDY #2: ROBERT
LOCATION OF SCALP TATTOO PROVIDER: BOSTON AREA
Background: Robert went to a provider of Scalp MicroPigmentation in the Boston Area when, during a consultation with his Hair Transplant Surgeon, his doctor advised him to get SMP from this specific technician. In actuality, he received a horribly unnatural-looking Head Tattoo from a Tattoo Artist with online training from a large SMP company. Here are his BEFORE pictures, when he arrived “post-Boston-SMP” at our BRAVI Specialty Clinic in Austin, Texas, for an SMP correction consultation:
Robert is showing miraculous improvement. We will update his progress as soon as he returns for his final enhancement in April 2018. Here are some of his early results, after 3 laser diffusion sessions and 1 fully-healed corrective pigmentation session. Additional detail will result from his final enhancement. We are excited to see and share his transformation.
CASE STUDY #3: SAM
LOCATION OF SCALP TATTOO PROVIDER: KANSAS CITY
Background: Sam was assured by a permanent cosmetics provider in Kansas City that she could conceal his hair transplant scar. Instead, her head tattoo left him with a blue stripe around his head.
BRAVI was able to remove the blue pigment and conceal all evidence of his surgical history.
CASE STUDY #4: JOHN
LOCATION OF SCALP TATTOO PROVIDER: TEXAS
Background: John responded to an ad for Scalp Tattoo published by a San Antonio area permanent cosmetics provider. Ironically, the images that this provider was using to promote her business were stolen images of the actual client that BRAVI’s Founder treated on Good Morning America. Be extremely careful when evaluating images posted by “Scalp MicroPigmentation Providers”. Image theft is rampant, and photoshopping is almost universal in web galleries. If your SMP provider can’t produce unedited photos that they, themselves, produced in their location, keep looking. Only experienced, reputable providers will have numerous unedited examples of their work. BRAVI does not photoshop procedure photos–EVER!
CASE STUDY #5: ABDUL
LOCATION OF SCALP TATTOO PROVIDER: TENNESSEE
Background: Abdul responded to an advertisement published by a Tennessee Hair Transplant Surgeon. He received blotchy, blue, totally unnatural looking results. After paying over $5k to this medical practice, they will no longer return his calls. He traveled to BRAVI Specialty Clinic in Austin, Texas to correct the Scalp Tattoo provided by this Tennessee Doctor.