Scalp micropigmentation for hair loss

  • Best Results2-3 sessions
  • Treatment Recovery1-2 days
  • Procedure Time1-3 hours
  • Skin SpecialistArtist
  • Duration of ResultsYears+
  • AnaestheticNil required
  • Back to Work1-2 days
  • Cost$$

Scalp micropigmentation for hair loss

Scalp micropigmentation is a procedure that deploys a stippling pattern tattoo that closely resembles hair follicles. The purpose of scalp pigmentation is to replicate your natural hair follicles with individual tattoos. For this to work well, you require a very short haircut. This procedure is cost effective and is heavily reliant on your cosmetic tattooist.

FactsFacts on Scalp Micropigmentation

  • Scalp micropigmentation or SMP is a non-surgical method for thinning hair
  • This involves cosmetic tattooing the scalp to resemble hair follicles
  • SMP can give the illusion of increased hair density
  • SMP can also hide white dots & scars from FUE hair transplantation
  • SMP can also give the illusion of a buzz number 0 haircut
  • 2-3 sessions are recommended for best coverage
  • Frontal hairlines can also be created with SMP

What is scalp micropigmentation?

SMP or scalp micropigmentation is essentially tattooing ink dots on the scalp. These dots give the appearance of tiny hair follicles or short hair stubble. Great for thinning hair to add density. I can also be used on a bald head to give you the buzz cut look. It can be used to disguise unwanted scars from previous hair transplants. 

How natural does it look?

It really depends on the artist. Good tattooists with heaps of experience will give an outstanding result. SMP artists require two skill sets-

  1. Knowledge of tattooing, including the art & craft of ink.
  2. The science of hair loss & reconstructing a natural hairline.

Can scalp micropigmentation create a new hairline?

Yes, an experienced artist can customise a bespoke hairline & style that suits your facial feature & your age. Skilled artists will know exactly what is achievable & what looks natural as they will know that the end result will look like. Be guided by them. 

What are the advantages of scalp micropigmentation?

This procedure does have many benefits, including-

  • It makes it look like you have a fuller, thicker head of hair
  • Results are instant
  • It only costs a fraction of the price of FUE
  • It can actually cover up the donor site of FUE transplantation
  • It combines well with a hair transplant to offer additional density

How long does it take to perform?

1-4 hours, depending on the extent of tattooing. Your artist has their own way of working. Some like to do mega sessions, others prefer shorter ones. Be guided by them.

Davin’s Viewpoint on Scalp Micropigmentation

Any hair transplant surgeon needs to know this procedure (when to use, when to refer). It can make a significant difference in hiding FUE scars, especially white-lighter scars in the occipital donor area.

SMP is a good choice if you are on a budget, full coverage is only a fraction of the cost of FUE or FUT hair transplants. Never underestimate the power of a good tattoo artist. In the ideal world, SMP is combined with medical therapy to help halt progression of hair loss. 

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