What is Scalp Micropigmentation?
Scalp Micropigmentation (SMP) is an a non-invasive treatment that creates the appearance of tiny hair follicles to your hair, giving the illusion of thicker and fuller hair. Not only that, scalp micropigmentation is also good for:
Using your natural features, we rebuild your hairline as a team. This is perfect for Male Pattern Baldness that has reached a more advanced stage.
Creating the appearance of a denser head of hair by combining pigment and real hair. Perfect for diffuse thinners.
Effectively camouflage any natural or surgical scars you may have on your scalp.
SMP can create the appearance of follicles where there are none - perfect for somebody suffering from alopecia.
How Does it Work?
The treatment is performed using a tattoo machine with various micro-needles for depth and definition to give a natural look. We use SMP pigments designed specifically for the scalp.
How Many Sessions Are Required?
Normally, 3 - 4 sessions are required. Each sessions adds density to your scalp, giving an illusion of a natural and dimensional hair follicles.
The amount of sessions will be discussed during the consultation and the sessions will be included with the given quote.
How Long Will It Last?
Scalp Micropigmentation will last up to 8 years, depending on the client’s body, skin type, lifestyle, and proper aftercare.
If you have very dry skin, fading is likely to happen more quickly.
How Much Does It Cost?
The costs of the procedure can vary considerably, depending on the size of area to be treated. The treatment typically runs between $240 for small areas such as scars or hairline/crownwork to $1,000+ for whole head.
Please email firstname.lastname@example.org with a clear picture of your scalp for a quick consultation and estimated quote.
Does It Hurt?
Pain levels vary from person to person. A tropical numbing agent can be applied upon request to ensure comfort.
How Long Does It Take to Heal?
It will take about 7 to 10 days for the scalp to fully heal.
How Long Between Sessions Can I Book?
You'll have to wait 2 weeks between session for the skin to fully heal. After the 2 week mark, you can book your next session.
Scalp Micropigmentation is suitable for most clients of all ages and lifestyles. However, it depends on your overall health, medical conditions, and skin quality. These need to be taken into consideration for the safety and best possible outcome of the semi-permanent tattoo. To ensure if you are a good candidate for the procedure, you MUST NOT have the following:
Under 18 years of age
Transmittable blood conditions like HIV or Hepatitis
High blood pressure
Undergoing antibiotic therapy
Undergoing blood thinner therapy
- Undergoing the influence of drugs or alcohol
Whilst the above list is by no means exhaustive, it will give you a good idea of the types of contraindications relating to scalp micropigmentation. Please do your research to verify if you can proceed with the treatment or not.
You know your health condition better than anyone else. If the above list does not provide any conditions you may have, verify with your Doctor and email us prior to booking.
- Avoid any supplements or medications with blood-thinning effects such as Advil, Midol, Fish Oil, Ibuprofen, Vitamin E, etc. for 48 hours leading up to the appointment as it may increase pain sensitivity and excessive bleeding.
Avoid alcohol and caffeine 24 hours before the appointment as it can affect excessive bleeding and worsen the pain.
- Moisturize your scalp, preferably with a water-based moisturizer. This is especially important if you suffer from dry skin as skin flaking can remove some of the pigments deposited after the first session.
- Make sure to shower before your appointment and arrive with dry hair. You will not be able to wet them for 3-10 days.
- If you are required to shave/ cut your hair, please make sure to do so before your scheduled appointment as we do not offer any hair cuts.
1 to 3 days: Keep your scalp dry for 3 days. That means no water or sweating, avoid saunas and swimming. and working out. You could wear a hat as longs as it's clean and comfortable to not irritate the skin. NO cutting or shaving hair.
3 to 9 days: You might begin washing your scalp with warm water (no soap). You may exercise lightly as long as you do not experience heavy sweating. If you have excessively oily skin or sweat, take a clean paper towel and pat your head to prevent the sweat from pooling. You can start cutting your hair with clippers again but be gentle.
10 days forward: You may resume to your normal routine. Try to use sunscreen, or avoid direct sun on the scalp, as well try to avoid as much as possible swimming in a pool as it contains too many chemicals and this could accelerate the fading process. You can cut your hair as normal and keep moisturizing daily.
A patch test is optional and can be done for a cost of $50. If you decided to do a full treatment, the amount will go towards the cost of the full treatment.