What is Scalp Micropigmentation?
Scalp Micropigmentation (SMP) is a new, non-surgical technique that simulates hair follicles to create a realistic look of a shaved head. Whether you are suffering from hair loss, want to conceal a scar, or just want to simplify your hair care regimen, SMP is the perfect solution because it is safe and uses natural products. Let me help you be confident with your look.
SMP is great for people:
-want a fuller look
-can’t afford a hair transplant
-use hair powder
-suffer from alopecia
-want to cover their scars
-suffer from hair loss
SMP is a great solution to hair loss because it:
• Requires no maintenance
• Is non-surgical
• Requires no recovery time Is safe and natural
• Uses plant-based ink
• Uses ink that has not been tested on animals
• Is affordable
Will people be able to tell I’ve had a procedure?
The procedure is building on your hairline, so most people have said that others don’t realize it until they bring it up themselves.
Can any type of thinning hair be worked on?
We can help both men and women, and a variety of hair types and hair loss conditions. It is also perfect for hiding surgery scars.
How much does SMP cost?
It depends on the area. We have a sample photo, so compare that with our price chart. If you have any concerns or are unsure, we recommend starting with a small area of about ½ inch x ½ inch.
Will it affect any future hair growth?
There is almost no affect to future hair growth. The pigment is deposited in the shallow areas of the skin, in the epidermis and dermis.
Is this procedure painful?
—-Each person has a different tolerance for pain. Some have said that they feel only a little discomfort, while others have said it was somewhat painful.
How many sessions are needed?
——In most cases two sessions will be needed, while other times it may require three.
It depends on the client. Most clients return for a refresher after 2 or 3years, but some come back prior to that, while for others it could last for 5 years. We do recommend touch up in a year.
People suffering from the following conditions should NOT undergo SMP under any circumstances.
• Seborrheic dermatitis
How long it will last?
We recommend annual retouching, but usually your scalp should keep for about 2-3 years, when they start to fade. However, depending your skin type-especially oily skin types -fading can come earlier.
Can I also use a wig?
Yes! Although immediately following the procedure it could irritate the affected area, so we ask that you wait about a week.
Can you remove the SMP pigments?
If you want to remove any pigments done somewhere else, we can remove them at our salon. Please ask us for details.
Procedure Step-by-Step Guide
You will discuss what you want to improve and change.
2. Tattoo Peeling (starting Nov. 15, 2018)
We will remove any accumulated dirt and dead skin. If the skin is not properly exfoliated, infection can occur from inserting the blade into the dermis.
We have 3 general hairlines for you to choose from. We will make adjustments to the one you choose according to what you want until you are completely satisfied. We have set aside 1 hour for the consultation and design, so you will have time to consider exactly what you want and look at different designs.
The procedure is done using a needle as thin as your hair and FDA approved ink, together with anesthetic cream.
In order that you may be completely satisfied, you can ask for minute adjustments at the very end, to perfect the shape and color.