Frequently Asked Questions
Doctors and clients understand Cosmetic Transdermal Hair Replication is the only process we do at GLI. We are the creators and inventors of CTHR™. We aren’t a tattoo shop or applying permanent make up. With the hundreds of clients we have worked with, we understand all the needs and expectations you have when dealing with MPB or thinning hair. In the end, the final results are significantly different.
Of course you can! Initially, you are able to look at all the before and after photos, videos, and read about the process online. None of the photos or videos have never been enhanced in any way. We at GLI know that SEEING IS BELIEVING and the only way to be 100% sure that it looks natural is to see the end result with your own eyes. That is why GLI suggests an in-office consultation to see people who have had the CTHR™ process completed.
When you come in for your FREE consultation, we provide results first hand. We even ask that you bring a magnifying glass to see the results as close as possible. If you don’t have one, we’ll supply one for you.
You can expect 100% coverage. Although each scar is different, GLI knows you will achieve 60% to 100% coverage on your 1st application. Approximately 40% of our clients will come back, at no cost, for a second application to complete full scar coverage.
The exposed tracks in the scalp virtually disappear. The results are amazing both physically and emotionally. Our clients who have had past scarring from hair replacement surgery or injury have benefited greatly from Cosmetic Transdermal Hair Replication. Please see examples on the GALLERY tab. We also have an entire page dedicated to this topic. Please see our page about Hair Transplant Scars.
Good Look Ink’s clients have the freedom to choose any hairstyle they desire. If you want to keep your hair short, your scars will now be covered and blend in with your natural hair. If a longer style is what you want, the CTHR™ process enhances the fullness (see examples on the Gallery Page) to give you the look that you have been searching for all this time.
The imprint of a single hair follicle isn’t applied as deeply as a tattoo or as shallow as micro-pigmentation. GLI uses our own proprietary CTHR™ formulated pigments and application process. The Cosmetic Transdermal Hair Replication process is done one impression at a time. Good Look Ink’s patent-pending specialized needles have been designed to replicate clusters of asymmetrical hair follicles tens of thousands of times. See our Process Page to learn more.
Yes, all of our consultants who work at GLI have had the CTHR™ process done completely. You can schedule a consultation with one of our GLI consultants by calling 952-378-1778 between 9am and 9pm Untied States central time.
GLI uses the highest quality mineral-based, proprietary-blended, and formulated pigment only for the custom application of CTHR™. GLI’s pigments are blended to match your own personal hair follicle color the day of your CTHR™ process.
The initial process depending on need, size of your head, and current hair loss will take between 1 to 8 hours. A certified and experienced GLI technician will begin the process by mapping the balding pattern by zone, determining appropriate density according to these regions, and then add hundreds, or tens of thousands of impressions necessary to giving you the density needed for a full-looking head of hair. Should you desire a follow up density enhancement, the process will take no longer than 2 hours.
Although our process is not designed to grow hair, a few clients have reported noticing new hair growth. We believe this may be due to the stimulation to the scalp during the Cosmetic Transdermal Hair Replication process, similar to the effects of acupuncture. Another possibility is the illusion that the native hairs appear more dense after CTHR™. Even fine and thin hairs are now accentuated due to the advent of pigment as a new foundation.
Cosmetic Transdermal Hair Replication will camouflage the contrast between hairs and scalp, giving the appearance of fuller density while lessening the affects that water and light have in exposing thin hair. (See examples on THE GALLERY page)
Each client is assessed as an individual. Achieving the full coverage that you desire will determine your cost. Cosmetic Transdermal Hair Replication is affordable to almost anyone. The combined costs of the procedure and the facility expenses range from $2500 to $5500. Scar-Camouflaging CTHR™ is also available as an add-on to your full procedure for $500. The first step is requesting a quote.
The “Get a Quote” form will ask you several things about your current situation, including your degree of hair loss on the Norwood chart. The Norwood chart is a guide that will help you determine the final cost of Cosmetic Transdermal Hair Replication.
Factors such as age, head size, your location, and scars will be considered to ensure that you receive a fair and accurate quote. Due to the volume of requests we have each day, current photos are required before we can answer all of your questions about CTHR™. If you prefer to call Good Look Ink, we can be reached at 952-378-1778. All quotes are honored for 30 days.
Rest assured that your images will be reviewed in-house and will never be shared. We respect your privacy and will maintain your confidentiality. You will need to send a minimum of 3 photos for us to determine your current and future needs. You may email them to Photo@GoodLookInk.com or use our online form.
Photos Needed for Quote:
- Front Hair Line.
- Side View.
- Top View.
- (Optional) Any scars you may have.
Once you’ve answered all of the above questions, a quote will be e-mailed to you for your Cosmetic Transdermal Hair Replication, or a GLI consultant will call you for further information.
For clients near Minnesota, a free in-house consultation is best.
Many forms of payment are available at GLI
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Past clients have told us that after the first 30 minutes, they get used to the feeling. To date, we have never had anyone leave because they felt discomfort. Each client is different, but CTHR™ is 100% tolerable. We have had hundreds of people of all ages and genders that have had the CTHR™ process. In some cases it will feel like a deep massage. Other people have fallen asleep and in other cases, it may feel slightly uncomfortable.
In most cases, no. If you have had previous treatment from another source that was covered by insurance, such as burns or cuts, you may want to consult with your insurance agent about possible coverage.
Those people who have skin disorders such as eczema, dermatitis, psoriasis, or a history of skin cancer may not be good candidates. GLI goes through a complete health history before any process can be approved.
After completion of the process, we are proud to offer up to a one year satisfaction guarantee on further density enhancements.