SCALP MICROPIGMENTATION – A CLOSER LOOK
Scalp micropigmentation is a process that uses microneedles to “tattoo” pigment into the scalp.A safe non-invasive treatment it creates the appearance of tiny hair follicles to restore the look of a fuller head of hair. The procedure replicates your natural hair follicles while strengthening and adding density to thinning areas.
SMP is suitable for both men and women.
Receding hairlines,thinning hair,head scars,male pattern baldness and alopecia can all be improved by this process.
How is it done?
Scalp micropigmentation treatments usually are split over three separate sessions, although the actual time can vary depending on the extent of your hair loss, the style you require, and other factors.
During the treatments a micro needle is used to deposit pigment into the scalp in a process that resembles the hair follicle. SMP is a highly-technical, specialized process performed by trained technicians. This creates the illusion of a full head of shaved hair or more density on thinning areas, to give a fuller look.
Before your first SMP treatment a consultation would need to take place.Here we we will discuss your requirements, including the shape of your hairline, its positioning and the density and shade of your pigmentation to achieve the desired result.
How long does a treatment last?
The amount of time needed for an SMP treatment varies but the typical first session lasts approximately three to five hours , while additional sessions usually take less time as the correct blend of density and colour is achieved on the scalp.
When is it appropriate?
There are a variety of uses for scalp micropigmentation and not just for treating general balding and hairline recession. It can, if possible, appropriate for burn or surgery-related hair loss , and to conceal hair transplant scars, blemishes, or marks caused by skin trauma.
Does it hurt?
Some patients may experience mild discomfort during the procedure – especially in its earlier stages – but this usually becomes more tolerable as the session progresses. SMP hurts less than having a regular tattoo.
How long is the recovery?
There is no down time or recovery period following a scalp micropigmentation treatment, although slight redness on the skin from each tattoo session may last between 24-48 hours. Many patients return to work the next day and the basic time table between the first two treatments is seven days, the third is usually four weeks from the last session. Occasionally a fourth may be required.
Are there side effects?
Scalp micropigmentation has few, if any, side effects. Note: your scalp will be little red after each application, and the dots will be darker and larger as your skin begins to heal.
Is SMP just for men?
Scalp micropigmentation is effective in treating hair loss in men and women. Like men, women can suffer from balding as they lose hair due to events such as childbirth, surgery, stress, and more, and SMP for women is a rapidly-growing service.
There is a difference between SMP for men and women, however. While a man receives treatments to replicate shaven hair follicles, the primary goal of treatment for women is to decrease the contrast between the scalp and hair. And while women usually lose hair evenly across their entire scalp, it’s highly unlikely that they’ll go completely bald.Instead, the technician applies pigmentation by parting the hair section by section. The result – a “shaded” scalp – makes it harder to see the difference in color between the hair and scalp, which creates the appearance of thicker hair.
How much maintenance is involved?
In the first few days after treatment, you should avoid activities that cause sweating of the scalp, as well as shampooing or washing your head. By day four, most men can shave with a foil shaver . By day 10 should be able to shave with a razor blade.
In most cases, an SMP treatment lasts for four to six years before the patient needs to have another treatment done because of fading of the pigments.
How much does scalp micropigmentation cost?
Depending on size of area price will be given at consultation
Are the results always realistic?
I have many satisfied customers and photographic evidence is available. If required you can meet someone on whom I have performed the procedure, and see the results for yourself
What happens as you age?
What are some disadvantages of SMP?
There are some “cons” when it comes to SMP treatments, although they’re few:
Prolonged exposure to the sun’s ultraviolet rays can increase the rate of fading.
Men need to keep their hair very short to fully take advantage of the SMP’s look.