Scalp Tattooing SMP Treatment
Scalp Micropigmentation or SMP is the revolutionary procedure of a realistic, undetectable tattoo for the hairline and scalp area and is suitable for both men and women.
Scalp Micropigmentation also known as “Hair Tattoo” is a relatively new, non-invasive, affordable alternative to transplant surgeries or other hair systems that are high-maintenance, such as wigs or toupes.
Using a micro-pigmenting technique, SMP recreates the look of short or shaved hairs by strategically placing pigments on to the scalp. This technique can be performed on short or long hair and can help redefining your hairline, mask the signs of Alopecia Areata, camouflage scarring and old hair transplant scars.
If you suffer from hair loss, you’re not alone. In fact, one study showed that 42% of men between the age of 18-49 had moderate to extensive hair loss. While it’s true that hair loss increases with age, it can come earlier in life for many men – particularly those who suffer from male pattern baldness.
Scalp micropigmentation is a process that uses microneedles to “tattoo” pigment into the scalp. 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.
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, micro needles are used to layer pigment dots on your scalp in a process that resembles getting a tattoo. But SMP is a highly-technical, specialized process performed by trained technicians. The tiny “dots” of pigment, placed in the dermal layer of skin, create the illusion of a full head of shaved hair.
Before your first SMP treatment, at a consultation, Nadine will meet with you and discuss your requirements, including the shape of your hairline, its positioning, as well as the density and shade of your pigmentation.
A tiny wound is created in the skin when each dot is applied. A scab heals over the wound and eventually falls away, taking some of the implanted pigment with it. Furthermore, the immune system attacks the pigments, causing them to shrink. This gradual “fading” of the dots varies from person to person but necessitates the need for multiple sessions to get the required pigment shade.
What areas can be treated with Micropigmentation?
- Micropigmentation can create the visual effect of a full head of hair for men
- Micropigmentation can disguise existing Hair Transplant Scars
- Micropigmentation for density enhancement in women with thinning hair
- Micropigmentation correction for Alopecia Areata patches
- Density enhancement for low donor coverage after FUE –Follicular Unit Transplant
How long will the treatment last?
Treatments will last from 2 to 5 years, with retouches recommended when needed. All initial treatments will need between 2 to 4 sessions to achieve your final result.