Scalp Micropigmentation (SMP) – Hairloss Solution

You may be familiar with permanent makeup treatments for eyebrow hair loss etc, but have you heard about Scalp Micropigmentation for scalp hair loss?  Read more…

While there are many options for treating hair loss, rather than relieving frustration, most are expensive, unreliable, and add to the stress. Hair transplants leave scars that are nasty and cost far more than the value you receive. Hair Clubs may require literally a life of keeping up and returning and are also very expensive. Wigs are another option, but guys don’t feel familiar with the embarrassment which can be the result of a displacement. Wigs also need continual maintenance, and also its reality is this: wigs rarely do a convincing job of covering up hair loss.

What’s more is that this doesn’t just help people looking for that Scalp Micropigmentation will help the following:

  • Male Pattern Baldness
  • Alopecia
  • Add Density (men and women)
  • Cover Up Scars
  • With Hair Transplants
  • Repair Bad Treatments

 

Scalp Micropigmentation Explained

Scalp Micropigmentation (SMP) is a highly advanced method of aesthetic pigmentation. Scalp Micropigmentation is unique in various ways compared to traditional tattooing. SMP involves the use of techniques and highly specialised equipment to inject pigment into the scalp at a shallow depth. Scalp Micropigmentation is a procedure with guaranteed results. The calibre of your treatment depends upon two matters: Use of the most up-to-date tools and receiving your treatment from experienced professional practitioners. Each treatment is tailored for your exact skin colour and type.

Scalp Micropigmentation Treatment Procedure

Treatment is typically done over 2-3 sessions. Below, we’ll guide you through the process involved:

Your initial consultation is the first step. Consultations can be carried out at a clinic, over the telephone, or more video discussion using Skype, FaceTime, and so on, to gain a clear understanding of exactly what outcomes you hope to accomplish from the treatment. Experts will guide you through the process and help you decide which style is right for you. They’ll then create a plan of action, mapping out what is required to accomplish your goal and get the results that you want.

The next step is when treatment starts. It is always better to be conservative on your very first treatment in to achieve a perfect outcome. This initial session will be to lay the foundation of your new look. Following the initial treatment, your scalp will be a little red, but in 24 hours this usually subsides.

The second session allows the scalpologist to fill in more detail and go a shade darker than your first treatment. Your treatment starts to come to life in this session and your new look is almost perfected. Any questions will be addressed at the end of this session.

Sometimes, but not always, a third treatment may be required. Third treatments are typically done by the request of the client, if they would love to proceed even darker. Or the practitioner may want to evaluate the previous 2 sessions and see if there are any areas that need touching up (some areas may take ink better than others for example).

 

How SMP Works

When ink is implanted into the affected region of the scalp, it is matched very closely to your natural hair colour. Furthermore, a colour darker is used than your natural colour, which gives the illusion of a shadow together with the appearance natural 3D hair.

The therapy should be applied softly, with a gentle approach, and results seem unbelievably natural – nobody will know!

Each client’s needs are different. They should discuss precisely what results you hope to receive, and make sure you get a custom process, designed to give you the desired results which you are looking for.

 

The Range of Scalp Micropigmentation Options

There are an assortment of hairline finishes and designs available. Here are some details on some of the more popular options:

 

Soft Hairline and Widowed Peak

Many people want their present hairline brought forward, replenishing where it has receded over time, and giving the appearance of a hairline that is more obvious. The natural hairline should be followed by layering the impressions, thus giving the realistic look of hair with no obvious, hard line. The ink colour (or dilution) ought to be matched perfectly to that of every client, resulting in a remarkably powerful and strikingly natural outcome.

 

Adding Density

Men and women of all ages with thinning hair have discovered Scalp Micropigmentation because their desire is to cover or fill. Thinning hair can lead to undesirable scalp exposure. Following treatment, the person will have an even coverage throughout the entire scalp, as the hair loss progresses, and the density drops. Scalp Micropigmentation replaces the missing density, giving the appearance of an even, full head of hair.

With this focused and specialised technique, the hairline should be blended into existing density using a natural look. The first session will have a gentle approach with decreased dot density as the practitioner moves in to more dense areas (also known as blending). The experts will create a 3D look, resulting in a natural shadow. This technique is a superb alternative for you if you’ve had a hair transplant but did not wind up with the expected density.

The Permanent Edge Up

The “Edge Upward”, AKA the “Jamie Foxx”, is a very popular option. It is important to begin conservatively with the hairline for this look. There’s a lot of preparation required before starting this to make a side temple area and hairline. The practitioner will carefully match the density and the colour to give the illusion of a full head of hair using a sharp hairline, along with a youthful and strong edge-up.

jamie foxx edge up SMP

Scalp Micropigmentation For Women

Many females suffer from thinning hair – hair loss in women increases with age. SMP adds density, by disguising the scalp with tiny colours dots, which creates the impression of a thicker head of hair. This is the ideal remedy for ladies with hair loss, especially in the parting areas. If you can see scalp, this may be covered up to allow for it to look fuller and healthier. Scalp Micropigmentation is perfect if you’re a woman who has thinning across the crown section of your head. In addition, this is great for surgery scar customers and female alopecia.

before after women scalp micropigmentation
before after women scalp micropigmentation

female SMP

Afro scalp micropigmentation for women

Scalp Micropigmentation for Hair Transplant Patients

Scars are a common consequence of having hair transplants (FUE/FUT etc).  If you have had a hair transplant and have been left with scars, this particular technique of SMP is an extremely advanced style of Scalp Micropigmentation which doesn’t only cover the scars, but also provides the appearance of a fuller head of hair by adding density to existing hair, or creating the impression of a shaved head.

Scalp Micropigmentation is the best solution for the effective concealment of scars of all kinds: FUT strip scars, FUE (Follicular Unit Extraction) scars, Historical Plug or Cobblestone scars from old hair restoration processes.

Most hair transplants are much less effective than Scalp Micropigmentation at covering the head evenly, due to lack of donor hair.  Individuals generally have just two choices: They could continue with multiple hair restoration treatments which leave them with increasing scar tissue and increased costs, or opt for Scalp Micropigmentation, which provides guaranteed outcomes and little-to-no ongoing care — sounds like a no brainer!

FUE and scalp micropigmentation

Scalp Micropigmentation & Hair Transplant Combination Treatment

A lot of hair replacement practitioners will refer their clients to a practice to undergo a hair transplant. Scalp Micropigmentation can work as a pre-planned mixed treatment process together with a hair transplant. By combining traditional hair restoration techniques with a highly advanced SMP procedure, the patient has double benefits: actual texturised hair, together with the look of thickness and fullness that only SMP can provide — a truly unique process to real, natural results.

Repairing Previous Bad Scalp Micropigmentation Procedures

If you are unhappy with a previous Scalp Micropigmentation treatment, as you opted for a practitioner and did not get what you were hoping for, it is possible to undergo laser to remove the scalp ink. You should only need a couple of sessions of laser tattoo removal, as the ink is quite shallow on the scalp.  A laser tattoo removal session on a whole scalp would take about 40 minutes.  You will need to wait 6-8 weeks between sessions to allow time for the skin to heal properly.  After removal, you can continue with SMP with a new, skilled practitioner to do it right this time!

bad scalp micropigmentation

Why Choose Scalp Micropigmentation?

Scalp Micropigmentation will provide you with a look of a complete head of hair, whether you have thinning hair, have some bald areas, or have completely lost your hair. It is very unlikely that anyone will notice you have had SMP – it is very subtle and natural and people may just think there is something different about you.  You can return to work after your procedure and people will think you look fantastic, but they will probably not be able to put their finger on it! The look of Scalp Micropigmentation is so real that no person or camera will pick up in your secret.  Of course, also feel free to tell the world about this life-changing procedure!

There are many reasons you might be looking at Scalp Micropigmentation as your hair loss solution. Thousands of people have experienced this treatment, each with diverse motives and causes of their hair loss. Whatever your reason, Scalp Micropigmentation is definitely the best option available!

To find out more about this process and also to book a free consultation for scalp Micropigmentation in Hertfordshire, or scalp micropigmentation in London, click here for Ink Illusions.

Appointments are available in Ware, Waltham Cross, Cheshunt and Fulham Broadway, London