What is Scalp Micropigmentation?
Scalp Micropigmentation (SMP) is the leading and revolutionary method of cosmetic pigmentation. Similar to, but more advanced than getting a traditional tattoo, the Scalp Micropigmentation treatment uses micro needles to add highly specialized colored pigment to the scalp imitating the look of natural hair follicles.
How Does Scalp Micropigmentation Work?
First, the practitioner will apply pigments with a variety of needle sizes, colors, depths, and angles. The pigments are distributed throughout the scalp as to create a design that resembles natural hair like a closely cropped haircut. The needles will not penetrate more than they should, and it will beautifully mimic short hairs of a scalp that is closely shaved.
What Can Scalp Micropigmentation Do For You?
This procedure has multiple benefits, especially for patients wo are not good candidates for hair transplant and are okay with keeping their hair short. Benefits of scalp micropigmentation are:
- Thicker looking hair for patients suffering from conditions such as alopecia totalis, alopecia areata and some other scarring alopecia
- Women with diffused thinning hair who are not good candidates for hair transplantation may also benefit from this procedure
- Excellent camouflage for patients who had scalp reductions or disfiguring scars after hair transplant surgery
- Restore front hairline for patients going bald, whether fully or partially
Good Candidates For Scalp Micropigmentation
o Individuals that want the appearance of a full head of hair
o Patients that wish for a more defined hairline
o Patients suffering from hair loss or with alopecia
o Those who wish to disguise burns, scars or any birthmarks
o Patients that may not qualify for hair transplant surgery
More than 65% of men experience common male pattern baldness or alopecia by age 35. We are helping men of all ages to:
- Cover bald spots
- Add density to thinning hair
- Conceal hair transplant scars
In general, women hair loss issues begin with a diffuse thinning pattern. Female scalp micropigmentation works exceptionally well to hide this thinning pattern as well as cover bald spots. With years of experience in female hair loss solutions, the certified personnel at Scalp Ink Design are available to help you solve hair loss problems like:
- Head Crown Balding
- Hair Thinning
Limitations Of SMP (Scalp Micropigmentation)
- Potential and gradual change in the color of the pigment.
- The color will fade over time and become lighter especially when exposed to the sun.
- Bleeding of pigment depending on the technique used.
- Graying of the hair as the patient ages, so patients are advised to keep their hair short.
Scalp Micropigmentation Cost
The average cost of scalp micropigmentation is $4,200 with prices ranging from $1,800 to $6,500. It’s vital that patients get a personalized estimate as these costs may not reflect your particular case. The cost is based on the areas the patient wants to cover. In general, patients need about three sessions to achieve maximum results.
Frequently Asked Questions
Yes, scalp micropigmentation can be removed via laser, similar to tattoo removal or through other specialized SMP removal options.
Micropigmentation is semi permanent and lasts up to eight years. Since human skin naturally regenerates over time, the treated area fades. However, you can minimize fading with the use of SPF sunscreen and adequate aftercare. Touch-ups are an option but most clients will not need to do so for many years. They sometimes prefer for the SMP to soften as they age.
Organic, purpose-built pigment used solely for SMP. This is not tattoo ink, therefore it will not fade into a different color (for example, from black to blue). We match the tint color to the patient’s scalp, establishing a natural look as it fades.
We recommend you wait approximately one week before shaving your head following scalp micropigmentation. Use an electric foil shaver to avoid scabbing or other damages to the skin.
Absolutely! Any patient can undergo a hair transplant approximately 6 weeks after scalp micropigmentation if they want more dramatic or permanent results. Patients in their early to mid twenties should wait to undergo a hair transplant since hair loss fluctuates early on; it is difficult to predict how it will stabilize until around age 30. Therefore, younger patients often opt for SMP and wait to have a hair transplant once their natural hairlines settle.
Do not wash your head for the first 3 days after scalp micropigmentation. Once this time has passed, you can gently cleanse your scalp with lukewarm water and sulfate-free shampoo.