Would you think it was ink?
Scalp Micropigmentation is literally revolutionizing the hair restoration industry today. A simple procedure to undertake, Scalp Micropigmentatation or SMP consists of depositing small micro dots of pigment into the dermal layer of the skin with the use of a tiny needle. Combined with thousands of other dots, the illusion of a full head of hair follicles is created. Also known as Hair tattoo, Scalp tattoo, SMP, and Tricopigmentation, these are all a process of adding ink or pigment to the scalp where the client is missing hair.
On the day of your first session, we spend as much time as necessary to design the hairline you desire. The procedure takes between 3-4 hours and is typically completed in 3 sessions.
Who is a candidate for SMP?
Scalp micropigmentation has a multitude of applications for all different kinds of people. Most commonly SMP is used for the treatment of balding and thinning hair in both men and women. However, there are so many more ways that this procedure can be used to help people. The SMP procedures that have gotten the most frequent exposure are by far the men that were balding and/or thinning and after having gone through the procedure and now look like they have a freshly shaved head of full hair. This procedure or “hair tattoo” is probably the most popular and most frequently performed in our industry. With scalp micropigmentation, we can take a head that is completely bald and create whatever type of hairline the client desires. From there we are able to fill in or tattoo the rest of the scalp to replicate a full head of hair that is freshly shaven.
Another popular application for scalp micropigmentation is to give thinning hair a much denser look by performing micropigmentation on the scalp under the existing hair. What this does is add perfectly sized replicated hair follicles directly into the scalp which substantially reduces the appearance of the scalp showing beneath the thinning hair. This particular procedure is the favorite of our female clients but has been performed on lots of males as well.
We are also able to use scalp micropigmentation to cross the boundaries of cosmetic tattooing. We can perform this procedure on all different types of head scars, most commonly hair transplant scars. Many clients have come to us after having unsuccessfully undergone hair transplant surgery only to lose more hair and be left with a horrible scar as a reminder. Using SMP we can precisely implant a pigment that perfectly replicates hair follicles directly into the scar tissue to make it blend and camouflage with the surrounding area.
Scalp micropigmentation can also be used to treat clients suffering from alopecia. In the same way that we would create a new hairline or camouflage a scar, we can precisely implant the pigment into the scalp in any pattern that is necessary to match patches of hair loss with existing hair growth. The technique truly is revolutionary and the possibilities are seemingly endless when it comes to using SMP to treat hair loss and thinning of all types.