Scalp Micropigmentation (SMP)
Achieve a Realistic-Looking Hairline with Micropigmentation.
Achieve a Realistic-Looking Hairline with Micropigmentation.
Scalp micropigmentation (SMP) is a treatment where pigment is injected into the scalp. It’s minimally invasive and can produce realistic and natural looking results. Similar to tattooing, however a key difference is that its distilled and water based rather than traditional tattooing which uses oil-based pigments.
This treatment is perfect if you are seeking a more defined hairline to change the visible effect of a receding or ill-defined hairline. This treatment can also address alopecia by covering patchy hair loss or bald spots that stand out against the rest of the hair.
Other benefits are that Micropigmentation treatment will minimise the time it takes to maintain your hair.
Micropigmentation can also cover scars following hair transplants or scaring caused from injury or prior surgery.
This treatment is an ideal solution for men to combat thinning hair but can also give women a fuller looking scalp when suffering from thinning hair or hormone related hair loss.
Scalp micro pigmentation (SMP) is a cosmetic procedure that involves the use of small needles and pigment to create the appearance of hair follicles on the scalp. It is typically used to create the look of a fuller head of hair or to camouflage the appearance of hair loss.
SMP can be useful for people who are experiencing hair loss or thinning hair, as it can create the appearance of a fuller head of hair and can help to boost self-confidence. It can also be a good option for people who are not candidates for hair transplant surgery or who do not want to go through with a surgical procedure.
Additionally, SMP can also be used to camouflage scars on the scalp, such as those resulting from a hair transplant procedure or injury. It can also be used to create the appearance of a hairline or to enhance the density of an existing hairline.
SMP can be used to help both men and women who are experiencing hair loss or thinning hair. It can be used to create the appearance of a fuller head of hair and to camouflage the appearance of hair loss.
It's important to note that SMP is not a permanent solution and will require touch-ups to maintain the appearance over time.
The frequency of touch-ups needed for scalp micro pigmentation (SMP) can vary depending on a number of factors, including the individual's skin type, the type of pigments used, and the skill of the practitioner.
Typically, a touch-up is needed between 12-24 months after the initial procedure. The touch-up can help to maintain the color and appearance of the pigmentation, as the pigments can fade over time due to exposure to the sun and other environmental factors.
It is important to note that SMP is not a permanent solution, and touch-ups will be required to maintain the desired look over time. It's best to consult with the practitioner who performed the initial procedure for a personalized recommendation on touch-up frequency.
Also, It's worth noting that the touch-up procedure is generally quicker and less invasive than the initial procedure, as the pigments are applied to the same area and the practitioner can work with the existing pigments.
After a scalp micro pigmentation (SMP) procedure, it's important to take proper care of the treated area to ensure the best possible results. Here are a few tips on how to care for SMP after the procedure:
Keep the area clean: The treated area should be kept clean and dry for the first few days after the procedure. Avoid using any soaps or shampoos on the treated area, and avoid swimming or submerging the area in water.
Avoid sun exposure: Sun exposure can cause the pigments to fade, so it's important to avoid sun exposure or wear a hat or other head covering to protect the treated area.
Avoid sweating: Sweating can cause the pigments to fade, so it's important to avoid activities that will cause heavy sweating for the first few days after the procedure.
Avoid scratching or rubbing the area: Scratching or rubbing the treated area can cause the pigments to smudge or fade, so it's important to avoid these actions.
Avoid picking the scabs: As with any procedure, scabs will form on the treated area. It's important to avoid picking at the scabs as this can lead to infection or uneven pigmentation.
Follow aftercare instructions: Your practitioner will give you detailed aftercare instructions, it's important to follow them closely and if you have any concerns or questions, contact your practitioner.
Avoid alcohol and caffeine: Both alcohol and caffeine can thin your blood and cause bleeding, avoid them for the first 24 hours after the procedure.
It's worth noting that after the procedure, the pigments will appear darker for the first few days and then will start to soften and blend with your natural skin tone. The full results will be visible after several weeks and touch-ups may be needed to maintain the desired appearance over time.
Scalp micro pigmentation (SMP) is a safe procedure for most people, but there are certain individuals who should not get this treatment.
Pregnant or nursing women: pregnant or nursing women should avoid SMP procedure as it's not known how the pigments may affect the developing baby.
People with sensitive skin: People with sensitive skin or a history of allergic reactions may not be good candidates for SMP.
People with skin conditions: people with certain skin conditions such as eczema, psoriasis, or active acne should avoid SMP, as the procedure may aggravate the condition.
People taking blood thinners: People taking blood thinning medications or have a bleeding disorder should avoid SMP as it may cause excessive bleeding during the procedure.
People with unrealistic expectations: It's important to have realistic expectations when considering SMP. It is a cosmetic procedure and can enhance the appearance of hair but it can't stop hair loss or regrow hair.
It's important to consult with a qualified and experienced practitioner for the procedure to achieve the best results. The practitioner will be able to advise you on the suitability of the procedure for your specific needs and can create a personalized treatment plan that takes into account your hair type, skin tone, and desired results.