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Scalp Micropigmentation (SMP) is a non-surgical, semi-permanent cosmetic procedure that mimics the hair follicles on the scalp creating the illusion of a fuller head of hair. The procedure is done by adding tiny pigment dots on the scalp using a microneedle. It uses a special type of pigment that matches the natural hair color.
Other names for Scalp Micropigmentation are Scalp or Hair Tattoo, Hairline Restoration, Hair Follicle Simulation, etc.
What are the benefits of Scalp Micropigmentation?
- Regains self confidence
- Restores hairline for different phases of hair loss
- Covers up bald spots and thinning hair
- Increases hair density
- Hides scars from scalp
- Mimics the appearance of a full shaven hair or a buzz cut
The best candidates for Scalp Micropigmentation are men and women who are experiencing hair thinning, has receding hairline or bald spots, alopecia and those who have scars on the scalp that need covering up.
Scalp micropigmentation procedure usually takes about 2 hours. It is an intensive treatment because each micro dot is placed by hand. Different spots on the scalp requires different pressures.
The procedure is not painful. You may feel a bit of pressure on some areas because some parts of the scalp are more sensitive. It is advisable to avoid alcohol, caffeine and any blood thinners for 48 hours prior to the procedure.
Everybody is different. Our immune system, metabolism, use of skin care products and even adherence to aftercare are different. That is why how long the pigment will last varies in each individual. A regular touch-up is advised.
With laser therapy, SMP pigmentation can be removed, as the laser heats the pigmentation and breaks it up, which allows it to be absorbed better by the phagocytes in the dermis. The pigment is not deposited deep into the skin as with normal tattoo ink, so SMP is fairly easy to remove.
The cost of the procedure depends on the treatment and the area of the scalp that needs to be covered up.
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