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What is scalp micropigmentation?

Scalp micropigmentation, which is more commonly referred to as SMP, is not just a hair tattoo, in fact it’s a highly specialised process where tiny deposits of pigment are injected into the dermal layer of the scalp. When performed by a skilled practitioner, these deposits of pigment mimic the appearance of a freshly shaven head.

It can also be performed and applied to the scalp where hair is starting to thin, allowing you to create the illusion that you still have a full head of hair. This is carried out in a similar way to creating the freshly shaven look, but these pigment is injected in much more densely packed areas to create the appearance of depth and shadow, making the hair appear thicker and hiding the appearance of the scalp which is beginning to appear.

However, scalp micropigmentation doesn’t just aid with creating an illusion of filling and depth or a shaven head, it can also stimulate the growth of new hair. The repeated insertion of pigment in the dermal layer of your skin is actually proven to stimulate the existing hair follicles and cause renewed growth in the scalp.

What is scalp micropigmentation?

Scalp micropigmentation, which is more commonly referred to as SMP, is not just a hair tattoo, in fact it’s a highly specialised process where tiny deposits of pigment are injected into the dermal layer of the scalp. When performed by a skilled practitioner, these deposits of pigment mimic the appearance of a freshly shaven head.

It can also be performed and applied to the scalp where hair is starting to thin, allowing you to create the illusion that you still have a full head of hair. This is carried out in a similar way to creating the freshly shaven look, but these pigment is injected in much more densely packed areas to create the appearance of depth and shadow, making the hair appear thicker and hiding the appearance of the scalp which is beginning to appear.

However, scalp micropigmentation doesn’t just aid with creating an illusion of filling and depth or a shaven head, it can also stimulate the growth of new hair. The repeated insertion of pigment in the dermal layer of your skin is actually proven to stimulate the existing hair follicles and cause renewed growth in the scalp.

What should you expect with scalp micropigmentation?

Scalp micropigmentation is an incredible way to create the illusion of hair where you are thinning or have already lost too much to come back from. Because of this, it’s incredibly popular in balding men and is very often seen as a last resort to fight the appearance of baldness. Unlike a transplant, it isn’t a cure but the results are just as permanent so research is vital before booking yourself in for a surgery. Please take a look at some of the more commonly asked questions and queries below.

Scalp micropigmentation won’t damage your hair follicles as they are much deeper in the scalp than the level at which the pigment is placed.

Like a tattoo, scalp micropigmentation is a form of permanent cosmetic treatment that will alter the appearance of your skin/scalp. Unlike a tattoo however, the pigment is specifically designed to fall under a similar colour spectrum of hair that has been cut extremely short and over time will only start to lighten rather than discolor.

Usually, it takes a couple of days for the initial redness to go away and fade, then up to a month for the pigment to begin to settle into the skin and fade to a more natural and permanent colour.

Because a lot of people see scalp micropigmentation as a tattoo to the scalp, they believe that it could be something that doesn’t look as realistic as a naturally shaved head. When it’s performed by one of our experienced practitioners though, it gives incredible results to the point where out clients can’t even distinguish between the micropigmentation and their real hair without growing it out.

Depending on the level of hair loss, most of our clients can expect to have between two and four sessions with us. The first session normally consists of us using a slightly lighter pigment to outline the new shape of the hairline, with session two consisting of creating a perfect colour match and adding some density to create a natural blend into your existing hair. In any remaining sessions, detail is added and the appearance of your new hairline is completed.

Although it is more commonly seen as a treatment for men due to the way it can create a natural and realistic looking “freshly shaved” appearance, scalp micropigmentation can actually be used in women too and is performed slightly differently. Whilst a man will undergo a scalp micropigmentation treatment to replicate the look of shaved head and reduce a balding appearance, women tend to have a scalp micropigmentation to create a shadow and density to reduce the contrast between scalp and hair.

Unfortunately, yes, scalp micropigmentation does have a few drawbacks and these will be discussed with your surgeon in your consultation before your treatment. The first disadvantage is also one of the biggest advantages of scalp micropigmentation and that is that it’s a permanent procedure. This new hairline and pattern will remain the same forever (similar to a tattoo on your skin) and to change it requires a laser removal process. Another major disadvantage is that you maintain the look, it’s required to keep your hair very short and you will need to be prepared to keep this look for a number of years to come.

What should you expect with scalp micropigmentation?

Scalp micropigmentation is an incredible way to create the illusion of hair where you are thinning or have already lost too much to come back from. Because of this, it’s incredibly popular in balding men and is very often seen as a last resort to fight the appearance of baldness. Unlike a transplant, it isn’t a cure but the results are just as permanent so research is vital before booking yourself in for a surgery. Please take a look at some of the more commonly asked questions and queries below.

Scalp micropigmentation won’t damage your hair follicles as they are much deeper in the scalp than the level at which the pigment is placed.

Like a tattoo, scalp micropigmentation is a form of permanent cosmetic treatment that will alter the appearance of your skin/scalp. Unlike a tattoo however, the pigment is specifically designed to fall under a similar colour spectrum of hair that has been cut extremely short and over time will only start to lighten rather than discolor.

Usually, it takes a couple of days for the initial redness to go away and fade, then up to a month for the pigment to begin to settle into the skin and fade to a more natural and permanent colour.

Because a lot of people see scalp micropigmentation as a tattoo to the scalp, they believe that it could be something that doesn’t look as realistic as a naturally shaved head. When it’s performed by one of our experienced practitioners though, it gives incredible results to the point where out clients can’t even distinguish between the micropigmentation and their real hair without growing it out.

Depending on the level of hair loss, most of our clients can expect to have between two and four sessions with us. The first session normally consists of us using a slightly lighter pigment to outline the new shape of the hairline, with session two consisting of creating a perfect colour match and adding some density to create a natural blend into your existing hair. In any remaining sessions, detail is added and the appearance of your new hairline is completed.

Although it is more commonly seen as a treatment for men due to the way it can create a natural and realistic looking “freshly shaved” appearance, scalp micropigmentation can actually be used in women too and is performed slightly differently. Whilst a man will undergo a scalp micropigmentation treatment to replicate the look of shaved head and reduce a balding appearance, women tend to have a scalp micropigmentation to create a shadow and density to reduce the contrast between scalp and hair.

Unfortunately, yes, scalp micropigmentation does have a few drawbacks and these will be discussed with your surgeon in your consultation before your treatment. The first disadvantage is also one of the biggest advantages of scalp micropigmentation and that is that it’s a permanent procedure. This new hairline and pattern will remain the same forever (similar to a tattoo on your skin) and to change it requires a laser removal process. Another major disadvantage is that you maintain the look, it’s required to keep your hair very short and you will need to be prepared to keep this look for a number of years to come.

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The minimum age for any consultation or surgical procedure is 18. Certain things, such as becoming pregnant before the surgery, will stop you from being able to proceed forwards from the consultation phase. This will be discussed during your initial consultation.

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The minimum age for any consultation or surgical procedure is 18. Certain things, such as becoming pregnant before the surgery, will stop you from being able to proceed forwards from the consultation phase. This will be discussed during your initial consultation.

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