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Scalp Micropigmentation

Whether you’ve just started thinning or have already lost most of your hair, Scalp Micropigmentation will work creating the look of a hair follicle.

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What is Scalp Micropigmentation (SMP)?

Whether you’ve just started thinning or have already lost most of your hair, Scalp Micropigmentation will work creating the look of a hair follicle and your correct hair colour throughout bald or balding areas, this allows the client to achieve the look of a full head of short cropped hair immediately or fill in any thinning areas to create the appearance of a fuller head of hair this will then lead to a rise in self confidence. Scalp Micropigmentation is a solution for those that suffer from pattern baldness, alopecia, diffuse thinning and for those that have lost a lot of hair.

Scalp Micropigmentation treatment is also great for those with only minor thinning or recession. Scalp Pigmentation can help add density to thinning areas, creating an undetectable illusion of thicker and fuller hair. Giving you the look of a full head of hair & style.

Scalp Micropigmentation is pigment implanted underneath the skin’s outer layer into the dermis layer. The initial layer of your skin is known as the Epidermis. Underneath the Epidermis is the second layer known as the Dermis layer of your skin. The Dermis layer is split into two, you have the upper layer and the lower layer, the difference between a tattoo and Scalp Micropigmentation is that with SMP the pigment is implanted into the less painful upper layer.

Scalp micropigmentation is an innovative, non-invasive treatment that produces really quick results. The procedure is certainly not as time-consuming to administer as a hair transplant and recovery times are quick. It doesn’t involve the waiting game as is the case for medicated solutions for promoting hair growth and with SMP, you’ll see a result immediately.

The treatment can last from 2-5 hours depending on complexity of the case.

Please remember SMP isn’t a way of promoting actual hair growth but it is for giving the illusion of hair.

How does SMP transform the appearance of thinning hair?

It works by a technician implanting natural pigments just below the surface of your skin using a machine that’s been fitted with a microneedle. Once healed, the series of tiny dots that have been implanted provide the appearance of hair follicles that sit underneath the hairline giving the impression of density – similar to the hair fibres and colouring sprays in todays market, only SMP is a more permanent solution.

Who can benefit from Scalp Micropigmentation?

  • Male and female pattern baldness
  • Diffuse thinning
  • Alopecia
  • Scar concealments

How many treatments should I expect?

Scalp Micropigmentation is rarely a 1 treatment process. Most clients can expect between 2-4 sessions to complete their treatment depending on the extent of Hair Loss or scarring. These treatments are usually spaced about 2-3 weeks apart.

How long do the results last?

After completion of your treatment (2-4 sessions) a client should expect the strength of the colour to last for many years (on average 5 years) before the pigment will very gradually begin to slightly lighten. When this occurs the client can undergo a brief “touch up” session to restore any fading and secure many more years of their style.

Does Scalp Micropigmentation hurt?

In reality, offering an accurate answer to this question is extremely difficult to do as pain thresholds vary. However, if you undergo treatment it is administered using a needle. It doesn’t penetrate particularly deeply into the skin, however, it does break the skin’s barrier and underneath that said barrier are pain sensors. So you will feel a sensation.

Because we don’t have a completely clear answer to the question, we are going to  base this on feedback given. And the overwhelming and general opinion is… the initial shock factor when treatment begins can certainly be construed as light pain. However, this quickly subsides and the feeling of pain is overtaken by just a sensation. Not particularly comfortable, not particularly uncomfortable. However, it is  noticeable.

Tips to help with ensure your treatment is as comfortable as possible..

  1. Ensure you are relaxed when you arrive at the clinic. Wear comfortable clothes, bring headphones, get your favourite playlist on standby and be yourself. The procedure can last the best part of half a day and so you may as well treat the experience as a leisurely one.
  2. Ask your technician about numbing cream that can be applied in advance. If you really feel the need for this, your practitioner is the one who can suggest the best product.
  3. Consider taking a codeine-based pain killer before you arrive at the clinic. Avoid at all costs Aspirin as it is a known anticoagulant and if you are taking any other type of blood-thinner certainly seek medical advice before undergoing Scalp Micropigmentation treatment.

To conclude, always remember that the discomfort you’ll experience is worth it. Scalp Micropigmentation is a treatment that is life-changing. It is known to not only conceal the devastation that hair loss induces but can restore broken self-esteem and confidence levels. 


Frequently Asked Questions about Scalp Micro pigmentation

How realistic does it look?
The finish is absolutely flawless, and looks incredibly realistic, for a male looking for the shaven ‘buzz cut’ style the only way someone would know is if they touched the treated area and felt the lack of stubble. The best way to keep the look realistic is to shave your head as often as you can. For a  female the treatment is pretty much undetectable.

Can i choose what hairline i want?
YES. The choice of hairline is completely up to you. When attending your consultation it is helpful to bring along some ideas of hairlines you like and we will match it for you.

Will i need time off work?
​No time off of work is required. The only reason you may want to take the day after your appointment off, is to let the redness settle.

Can I get a Hair Transplant after SMP?
Yes, SMP does not interfere with Hair Transplantation.