What is Scalp Micro Pigmentation?

Micro scalp pigmentation (SMP) is a cosmetic tattooing technique that involves the use of tiny dots of pigment to simulate the appearance of hair follicles on the scalp. This technique is primarily used to treat baldness or hair loss, particularly for men who have male pattern baldness or who shave their heads. More recently, it had become extremely popular with women who have started to thin due to menopause, postpartum hair loss and alopecia.

During the SMP procedure, a trained practitioner uses a specialized tattoo machine and a sterile, single-use needle to deposit small dots of pigment into the scalp at the level of the hair follicles. The dots are arranged in a way that mimics the natural direction and density of hair growth, creating the appearance of a buzz cut or a closely shaved head. The pigment used in MSP is usually a special formulation of organic ink that is designed to be long-lasting and fade-resistant.

SMP is a non-invasive, relatively painless procedure that typically takes several sessions to complete, depending on the size of the treatment area and the desired density of the pigment. The results of SMP are immediate and can last for several years before requiring touch-ups. Overall, SMP can be an effective and affordable solution for individuals looking to improve the appearance of hair loss or baldness.

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Scalp micro pigmentation (SMP) is a non-surgical cosmetic tattooing technique that involves depositing tiny pigment dots on the scalp to create the illusion of a shaved head or to camouflage hair loss, thinning hair, or scars on the scalp.

During a scalp micro pigmentation procedure, a trained technician or specialist uses a specialized micro-needle to deposit pigments into the scalp’s upper dermis layer. These pigments mimic hair follicles, creating the appearance of a closely shaved head or denser hair.

Scalp micro pigmentation can benefit individuals experiencing hair loss, male pattern baldness, female pattern baldness, thinning hair, receding hairlines, and those with scars or birthmarks on the scalp. It is suitable for both men and women of various ages and ethnicities.

Scalp micro pigmentation is considered a semi-permanent solution. Over time, the pigments may fade, requiring touch-up sessions to maintain the desired appearance. However, with proper care, SMP can last for several years before requiring touch-ups.

Most individuals experience minimal discomfort during the SMP procedure. The level of pain varies from person to person, but it is generally described as mild. Topical numbing creams are often applied before the procedure to minimize any discomfort.

When performed by a skilled and experienced technician, scalp micro pigmentation is generally safe. However, like any cosmetic procedure, there can be some risks. These may include minor swelling, redness, or irritation in the treated area. In rare cases, infection or allergic reactions can occur.

The duration of the SMP procedure depends on the extent of the treatment and the individual’s specific needs. It can range from a few hours for a small area to multiple sessions spread over several weeks for more comprehensive coverage.

Prior to the procedure, it is recommended to avoid sun exposure, alcohol consumption, and blood-thinning medications. It’s also advisable to wash your hair thoroughly before the session and refrain from using any hair products on the day of the treatment.

After the procedure, it is important to follow the technician’s instructions for aftercare. This may include avoiding direct sunlight, excessive sweating, swimming, or using harsh hair products for a few days. Proper cleansing and moisturizing of the scalp are also important to maintain the results.

While SMP is considered semi-permanent, it can be reversed or modified in a number of ways. Most commonly by either laser removal or an SMP artist using skin toned pigment to alter the colors.

You can go about your usual day immediately after a treatment. Most people feel almost completely healed after 3-4 days but it is technically not fully healed for a couple of weeks.

No. People often say their hairdressers and barbers can’t even tell they have had SMP as it looks so natural.

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