What is Scalp micropigmentation
Your Questions Answered
The Frequently Asked Questions and Our Process Explained
How will you design my new hairline?
I take time to design your new hairline during your first treatment session. So we add 45 minutes to your first treatment session for hairline design. We discuss your preferred hairline, whether it be a defined hairline, natural receded look, or a subtle, soft hairline, and I will advise you along the way. I begin by drawing your new hairline using a wax pencil and we can make any adjustments as necessary. Although you will have a new hairline in place from your first treatment, it will be a subtle result. I build the density over your following treatment sessions.
What if my hair turns grey?
If your hair was to turn grey later on in life, there would be no effect on your look after having Scalp Micropigmentation. The pigments are formulated to settle into the scalp over time. This means that over the years, your SMP treatment will slowly become a lighter shade. So, if your hair was to turn grey you could simply allow the pigments to lighten naturally.
How many sessions will I require?
This will vary somewhat depending on the desired results. We usually recommend and quote for 3 sessions.
Is SMP the same as a tattoo?
It is not the same as a tattoo. SMP uses a completely different technique to regular tattoos. A SMP trained practitioner uses specialist pigments created for the scalp, different from tattoo ink. The needles and equipment used are also different to those used for regular tattoos.
How long will SMP last?
SMP is a permanent solution to hair loss and will last a lifetime with some maintenance touch ups along the way. How often you require touch ups depends on various factors, including your immune system and UV exposure. Some may require touch ups around every 4 to 6 years. Others may desire touch ups around every three years. Some clients may never need a touch up. It really does differ from person to person. Touch ups are usually completed within 1 – 2 hours.
Will my SMP treatment be noticeable to others?
Scalp Micropigmentation treatment is designed to match and blend in with your existing hair. If you look closely at the hair of a shaved head, the hair looks like lots of small dots. We use our micro needles to replicate these dots using a specialised technique. The SMP treatment is blended into the existing hair resulting in a completely undetectable result. For clients with longer hair, these micro dots would be built up over your treatment sessions for the required density. SMP is a change which completes your look, giving you back your hairline.
Do I have to keep my hair shaved?
This varies from person to person. We can use Scalp Micropigmentation to create the look of a full, shaved head of hair. We can also use the treatment to add density to thinning hair. For example, a client suffering from severe pattern baldness or alopecia would usually opt to shave their hair to a short length to match the SMP treatment. Whereas a client who is suffering from thinning hair, but still has a majority coverage may be able to keep their hair at a longer length, this is usually the case for our female and post hair transplant clients. I will discuss this with you in more detail during your consultation
Which qualifications do you have?
I am fully qualified in Advanced Scalp Micropigmentation. I undergo extensive training to Level 4 standards with Scalp Culture, this is the highest independent qualification available. They are also at the forefront of any new techniques and changes in the SMP Industry. Scalp Culture is one of the industry’s longest serving SMP providers. Scalp Culture is Scalp Guru Gold Certified. I also hold full practitioner insurance and registered with the local authority.
What Pigment do you use?
The pigment I use is specially formulated for Scalp Micropigmentation. It has been used in thousands of treatments worldwide producing excellent results each and every time. Pigments are guaranteed to never change colour in the scalp throughout their lifetime. They do not consist of any colours unlike some tattoo inks and permanent make-up inks. Pigments are 100% safe with no side effects and do not contain any harsh chemicals.
Which needle do you use?
I use Scalp Culture needles. They are designed with absolute precision to match the size of a hair follicle.
Will the SMP treatment damage my existing hair growth?
No. The scalp micropigmentation treatment does not damage existing hair growth. Nor does it damage hair growth from hair transplant procedures. Some clients use SMP and hair transplants together to create their desired density. In fact some reports suggest that micro needling of the scalp can promote hair growth.
Is SMP Painful?
SMP is not a painful treatment process, but at times may cause mild discomfort to some. The level of any discomfort would be a 3 out of 10 at most. The majority of our clients report no pain whatsoever. Some describe the feel of a small pin prick on their scalp, others even say it feels relaxing.
Will my scalp be red or sore after the SMP treatment?
This can vary depending on your skin type. Usually any redness will subside within a few hours to 24 hours after your treatment. Some people may experience redness for the following few days, although this is quite rare. Your scalp will not necessarily be sore after your treatment, but you may experience slight itchiness at times as your skin is healing.
How much does SMP Cost?
The cost of your SMP treatment will depend on the extent of your hair loss. The price for treatments starts from £400 up to £2500. We determine the exact cost of your treatment after assessment during your free no obligation consultation. Payments can be made in full on the day of your first treatment or spread across your 3 treatments at no extra cost. Payments can be made using all major credit and debit cards or by cash.
What is the cost of a touch up?
After several years you may feel that you want to have a touch up session to slightly change the style of your treatment. Or to give it a darker look. Touch ups are £250 per hour and usually last around 1 – 2 hours, depending on the area and coverage required. Touch ups can be booked by telephone or email.
How are the treatments scheduled?
How do I book a treatment appointment?
I will always work with you to book dates and times to best suit your schedule. Once you are happy with your appointment dates, I ask for a non-refundable deposit of £250 to secure your dates. Appointments can be booked during your consultation and by email or telephone.
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SMP For Male Hair Loss
Male Pattern Baldness: SMP can treat all types of male pattern baldness at any stage, from thinning of the crown and receding hairlines to to complete baldness. The treatment is completely safe, undetectable and blends into your existing hair to create a seamless result. I create natural hairlines to suit your look and requirements including slightly receded hairlines, scattered and natural hairlines and the sharp edge up look.
Treatment for Balding Of The Crown: Male Pattern baldness of the crown, this is effects a lot of men. After your first treatment your crown will look more dense giving a natural look of a shaved head.
Hair loss Treatment for a Receding Hairline: A micropigmentation procedure for a receding hairline can be a relatively straightforward and hassle-free way to turn back the clock.This treatment is excellent for bringing back your hairline to its natural position, once the treatment is done it makes you look more younger, brings back confidence and you will be walking out of the clinic smiling! Regaining your hairline takes years off of your look!
Scalp Micropigmentation offers flawless results to males of any age and skin type.
Thinning Hair: Its not always a necessity to shave your hair to receive SMP treatment. If you are suffering from thinning hair and would prefer to keep your hair at a longer length. I can use Scalp Micropigmentation treatment and techniques to create the look of density to your existing hair. This is done by depositing pigments underneath your hair to create a fuller, thicker look. You are not even required to shave your hair to have the treatment!
SMP For Scars or Alopecia
SMP For Women
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