What is scalp micropigmentation:
Scalp micropigmentation also known as SMP, is a procedure to conceal baldness and thin hair restoration for both males and females. SMP is implemented by implanting the pigments in a distinct layer of the scalp. In this process, we place thousands of micro-sized needle impressions into the dermis layer of the scalp. In most cases, the scalp micropigmentation procedure takes three sessions and we increase the density in each session step by step. These multiple SMP sessions help us to create a 3D appearance like a shaved head look.
Scalp Definition: The scalp is an anatomical space that is confined to the face from the front and to the neck from the end. The scalp is made of five layers and hair grows in the outermost layer of the scalp.
SMP process time: Depending on the treatment area, the process of SMP usually needs two or three sessions and each session takes 2-4 hours. For example, for individuals with a larger baldness pattern, it takes longer than for people with thin hair. The treatment would be continuing until obtaining a natural appearance.
Healing: When the needle goes into the scalp, makes really tiny wounds and they should be considered real tiny wounds. One week is adequate time for the formation of scabs, pigments' stabilization, and micro-wounds recovery.
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Scalp Micropigmentation for men-Thinning
The final look of SMP is natural and not recognizable. The application of this SMP is wide and works for any kind of thinning such as Hairline restoration, Post-Hair transplant process, Alopecia, etc.
Scalp Micropigmentation for Women-Thinning
As a lady, no matter what kind of thinning hair you have, partially or diffusively, you can cover it perfectly with scalp micropigmentation.
One of the most important questions women SMP is about matching the colour of their hair with the pigments. please pay attention that SMP pigments match all hair colours and we need to choose the right colour based on your root of hair and skin colour.
Scalp Micropigmentation for Men-Balding
Scalp micropigmentation for the whole head has different names, such as Full-SMP or Sport-SMP. Men with a high level of hair loss can have a stylish shaved head look using this type of SMP. They can restore their hairline with different shapes, such as edgy, soft or sharp appearances.
In this type of scalp micropigmentation, we shape the shaved head look gradually in three sessions. The first session is a primary session to shape the base of the treatment, the second session is for increasing the density and the third session is a touch-up session to cover the faded areas and increase the density until clienteles' satisfaction.
In addition, many people who have a thin hairline and like to have a shaved head look can use this technique as well. We shape the temples and hairline based on their request and match the colour with their hairline.
These days, scalp micropigmentation for alopecia has become one of the most popular solutions for all types of alopecia.
One of the drawbacks of a hair transplant is creating FUE and FUT scars on the back of the head and most people who have done this surgery cannot have a buzz-cut hairstyle. Both types of scars could be covered naturally in an unrecognizable way.
Scalp Micropigmentation cost
The price of scalp micropigmentation varies depending on each clinic's policy. However, our ranges are between $800 to $2500 depending on the treatment area. For a quote, please send some photos of the area you need to be treated and then we can give you the exact price shortly.
Also, you can find a rough estimate on our SMP pricing page. We calculate the price of SMP based on the Norwood scale. You can find your Norwood scale from the picture and then find your price from the table on the left side of the page.
Scalp Micropigmentation Aftercare
- Do not wash your head for 4 days
- Avoid using moisturizes for 4 days
- Please do not shave your head for 5 days with the machine and 10 days with a razor
- No excessive sweating for one week
- No swimming and sauna for one month
Scalp Micropigmentation Precare
- Pain control: Consuming too much coffee can lessen the efficiency of the numbing ointment and you might bear more pain during the treatment
- If you are taking medication or have a disease, please inform us. We might ask for the physician's permit.
- Reduction of irritating and redness effects
- Better pigment settlement due to a decrease in blood oozing or plasma
- Higher result quality
Scalp Micropigmentation Applications
SMP as a complementary process for hair transplant:
- Insufficient hair bank (Donor area) for the desired density,
- Enduring severe pain during and after hair transplants,
- High costs of hair transplant and aftercare medicine
- Long-term result
- Scars after the surgery
Using as a semi-permanent hair fibre or toppik
- Short-term use and needs daily renew
- Makes the pillow and surfaces that come in contact with the head dirty
- Causes scalp irritation and itching in sensitive skins
- Limiting your daily activities such as swimming, exercising, etc.
Other Applications of SMP
Why Scalp Micropigmentation (SMP)?
SMP technique is a quick way to achieve the desired appearance. Unlike hair transplant, which lasts for months and is very painful and expensive, people can achieve their desired appearance after the second session with less pain, aftercare and costs. There is also a high rate of failure in hair transplants, either due to the tedious and expensive aftercare or due to genetic reasons, while scalp micropigmentation, SMP, has eliminated this defect.
Scalp micropigmentation is a branch of cosmetic tattoo and the success is this method is as high as getting a tattoo on your body. I believe, SMP works for many groups of people with hair loss or thin hair without spending time and cost on other products.