Scalp Micropigmentation (SMP) – What is it?
Scalp Micropigmentation is a cosmetic procedure that gives the illusion of thousands of shaved hair follicle on a bald head. The outcome of the procedure is that you no longer look bald, instead, you look like you choose to keep your head shaved.
The Scalp Micropigmentation process involves the implanting of thousands of microdots by way of a specialist tattoo needle, but unlike tattoos, these dots do not go deep and therefore avoid the blueing effect that an aged tattoo would. The dots mimic a shaved stubble effect on the scalp and completely cover the balding area giving the image of a full head of hair shaved down.
Scalp Micropigmentation (SMP) Treatment – Other Applications :
SMP Scar Coverage
Many people have scars on their head either from surgery or an accident that can be visible on the hair. Our SMP scar coverage treatment can hide the scare permanently by darkening the white scar tissue to match the hair color.
SMP Density effect for Thinning hair
For those who are not bald but have areas that show the scalp through the hair. Particularly common with darker hair. The Density effect treatment we provide will darken the scalp in areas that seem “thinned”, therefore hiding the lighter colour of the scalp skin and giving the effect of density.
SMP Treatment for Women’s Hair Loss
Balding is not strictly a male problem, many women suffer from hair loss but in a different way. Women often notice their hair thinning over time and eventually the hair start to become so thin that the scalp becomes more visible, again this is more noticeable with darker hair. The same specialist “Density effect” treatment is used to provide a darkening of the scalp and therefore reduce the visibility of the scalp colour through the thinning hair.
Scalp Micropigmentation (SMP) Treatment Procedure
The Tricopigmentation (Scalp Micropigmentation) treatment is conducted in two days (one session each day) with a re-touching third session to be done after 30 days. And a review 6 months later to establish the recommended maintenance plan.
On the first day of treatment, the hairline design will be decided with the approval of the client. Once the design has been decided, the technician will mark some subdivisions on the head which will define the area to be treated. Subsequently, the pigment will begin to be implanted, using the technique developed and proven by Beauty Medical. The work will be conducted on each of the marked areas.
Depending on the number of areas that need to be treated the session can take anywhere in between 2 – 5 hours.
On the second day of treatment the technician will follow a different procedure depending on whether we are looking to have a shaved look, more densification or camouflage a scar. The second session will usually take a little less time. Thirty days after the last session, a consultation visit will be made so that the technician can examine the results and touch up any areas necessary.
Here we explain our procedures on the Initial consultation, the SMP procedure, and some aftercare instructions. Also, check the FAQ section for some additional info.