Scalp micro pigmentation is non surgical and is a highly advanced method of cosmetic pigmentation also called “hair tattoo”. It is a guaranteed hair loss solution for men and women with balding, thinning and scarred scalps.
How does it work?
SMP is more complicated than a regular tattoo and involves the depositing of tiny amounts of pigment in the skin’s dermal layer. If applied correctly, this creates the look of natural shaven hair and offers an extremely versatile way of ‘reversing’ the effects of hair loss.
SMP treatments usually allow the client to specify how they want their hairline and profile to look, as well as dictating the appearance of their scalp as a whole, in terms of colour and shade, although professional advice is always needed as well. The procedure can be tailor-made to suit all skin tones, including treatments for white, black, Asian and Hispanic skin.
Overall, the treatment offers a permanent solution for people with hair loss and is currently more popular amongst men, although it is suitable for women who may want to disguise bald patches or thinning areas. Good SMP is designed to look completely natural and some people who undergo the procedure do not even tell their family what they have had done. It can effectively cover the whole scalp area or be used to conceal scars, the effects of alopecia or skin imperfections. Scars from everyday life can be disguised, as can those resulting from hair restoration surgery, accidents, burns, skin conditions, or birthmarks. It is very popular amongst sufferers of alopecia areata, but can also be used very successfully to cover the effects of alopecia totalis, traction alopecia, and male pattern baldness.
The Process of Scalp Micro Pigmentation
You will attend our clinic for a face-to-face consultation before dates are set for the treatment sessions. Most treatments take three sessions to complete, although some can be done in just two, depending on the amount of work involved. The process will build up the follicle of strands gradually and each session should
take between three and four hours. There should be at least 1-2 weeks left between sessions. During the scalp micro-pigmentation process, a cartridge with a single needle is usually used. This works to gently inject the pigment into what is known as the second dermal layer of skin. Many practitioners only use natural pigment in the process. It is 5pm ink which I use which is 100% vegan. The spacing of the pigment should be determined by following the pattern set by the natural hair follicles, which are retained to achieve the most natural look for the individual.
Maintaining the ‘look’
It is recommended that recipients have their ‘hair’ touched up at least once every three to six years, although this may need to be done more regularly if damage occurs as a result of sun exposure, for example. In contrast, good maintenance may allow for longer periods between treatments.
To maintain the look, men who receive SMP treatments should use hair clippers, a shaver or razor to keep any natural hair short and should moisturise the scalp regularly to ensure their skin stays healthy.
The benefits of scalp micro-pigmentation
Not only can SMP improve the appearance of an individual, in their own eyes and through the eyes of others, but it can also have wider-reaching effects.
Hair loss has the potential to have serious consequences for a person’s mental and emotional wellbeing, but SMP can restore confidence and offer peace of mind for clients who are worried about the further effects of hair loss.
Can changes be made?
As people age, their opinions may change about what type of hairstyle and harline
suits them best. The good news is that scalp micro-pigmentation can be revised or reversed.
Laser revision can allow a totally new look, colour and shape to be created, or tweaks can be made to reflect new trends or a changed appearance.
These changes can include altering the position of the hairline, raising it to create a natural receded look, changing the hair shape at the side of the head, adding sideburns, and complete reversal can also be requested, although this seldom happens.
The pigment used in scalp micropigmentation used is not placed as deep in the skin as the ink in tattoos, meaning that laser removal is far more straightforward and pain-free, and it can usually be achieved in just one or two sessions.
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