What Is Scalp Micropigmentation (SMP)?
SMP, or scalp micropigmentation, is a specialty tattoo technique using a unique formula of mineral pigment to mimic the appearance of hair follicles on the scalp. This is a completely non-surgical procedure that is designed to provide a close-cut, buzzed look by replicating the look of tiny hairs on the scalp.
What are the benefits of SMP?
This technique can also be used to create density to thin hair, fill alopecia patches, re-establishing hairlines, and also to reduce the appearance of male and female pattern baldness. When done right, this technique looks completely natural and will even blend naturally with your existing hair and skin tone. SMP Can also be used to minimise the appearance of scars on the scalp where air may not grow.
Not only that, the SMP procedure requires little to no ongoing ongoing maintenance, and there are very few lifestyle restrictions that come with this – the main adjustment is simply making sure to apply sunscreen or wear a hat on high UV days to preserve the look of your hairline.
This treatment has for some years been used in the USA, UK, and Europe with great results. No matter your lifestyle, restoring your hairline or the thickness of your hair through SMP can increase your self confidence.
In short, these are the benefits of scalp micropigmentation:
- Non surgical
- No maintenance
- Budget friendly
- Minimal recovery
- No medication
- 100% effective
What’s The Process of SMP?
Scalp micropigmentation is typically done over several sessions – usually between two to four, depending on your scalp. Each session can last from one to three hours and afterwards there will be some aftercare which your technician will run through with you.
After your treatments, you may see some redness on your scalp but you’re free to resume your normal activities with little downtime. This is what makes SMP such an accessible treatment for your hair loss condition.
How long does SMP last?
SMP is considered one of the more permanent forms of hair loss treatment, with the results of the cosmetic tattoo typically lasting between four and six years. Over time, depending on your habits and care of your scalp, you may see some fading, however this can easily be fixed with a touch up session.
What can I do to make sure my SMP Treatment lasts as long as possible?
There are several things you can do to maintain the look of your SMP tattoo. These include:
- Moisturise your scalp daily
- Make sure to apply sunscreen to your scalp when exposing it to direct sunlight
- Refrain from using hair care products that contain alcohol
- Exfoliate your scalp weekly to remove a buildup of dead skin and to maintain the appearance of your tattoo
Why Choose Meraki Hair Loss Clinic For Your SMP Treatment?
No matter your age, lifestyle, or gender, hair loss can cause you distress, and a lack of self confidence. Some hair loss treatments can be expensive and time consuming – and they may not even work. After a consultation with one of our hair loss experts, we’ll be able to recommend the best treatment for you to ensure the best results.