As for the procedure, I chose to have a local anesthetic instead of general anesthesia. The only discomfort I felt was the application of the numbing agent. This was made more tolerable by the use of laughing gas during the actual numbing. As a comparison, getting a tooth pulled is far more painful than any portion of this procedure.
The office is clean and professional looking. The staff is beyond great. My technician made sure that I was comfortable at all times and went to any length to ensure that I felt no discomfort. Since the procedure is long (seven hours per session), Netflix and Pandora are available in the treatment room for patients. Your choice of movies or music. The service is better than a first class cross-Atlantic flight.
If you are serious about SMP, go to the New Hair Institute to get it done. The price point is good, the service is excellent and the results speak for themselves. I look and feel great.