Scalp micropigmentation, or SMP, is an advanced technique to give the appearance of density and redefine your hairline. It is a intricate procedure in which your licensed provider will map out the most natural and ideal color, density, and placement of the ink. Micropigmentation is ideal for:
After your initial consultation, your first micropigmentation session is focused on laying the foundation for your new look. Your provider starts by numbing the area with a topical cream. Then a series of ink deposits are made to mimic the placement of lost hair. She will be conservative during this first session to gauge your skin's reaction and to observe how it holds color.
Immediately after treatment, your scalp will be red, tender, and slightly swollen for up to 72 hours. Refrain from any activities that can cause extreme heat or sweating, as this can make pigment fade. You are also advised to keep your scalp out of the sun for one month after treatment, after which you should use an SPF 30. You can return to work the day after your treatment.
The goal of scalp micropigmentation is to achieve the most natural results possible whether you are aspiring for the look of a full head of hair that is freshly shaved or simply wishing to fill in patches of thinning hair to give the appearance of fullness. In both cases, you will require multiple treatments for the most natural looking results.
Although there is immediate and marked improvements to hairline definition and overall density from one treatment, your second treatment is when the magic truly happens! During this treatment, spaced six weeks after your first, your provider may darken the shade of ink used and will focus on perfecting your look. In some cases, three or four treatments may be needed to restore full density or to achieve a desired look.
To maintain your results, you will be advised to protect the treated area with a SPF 30 at all times. Depending on how your skin holds pigment, you may be advised to maintain your coloration with annual or bi-annual treatments.
Pricing for scalp micropigmentation is completely dependent upon the desired style, shape, treatment area, and density requested. During your initial consultation, your provider will map out the plan they see fit to achieve your desired outcome.
Male Clients: Please bring a picture of yourself when you had a full head of hair so your provider is able to recreate the most natural look possible for your hairline.