This is a hair restoration alternative for people who seek a non-surgical solution. Many shades of pigment are applied to the scalp with disposable micro-fine needles, through thousands of tiny impressions on the skin, giving the appearance of real hair.
For men can give the illusion of a close buzz cut hairstyle on a bald head or adds density to a thinning hair line. The procedure can also be used to conceal scars from hair transplantation, hide the visual impact of burns or scars on head. Scalp micro pigmentation can be performed on all skin types and colors.
This procedure involves local anesthesia to avoid pain during procedure. In contrast to other tattoos, the procedure penetrates the epidermal level of the skin and pigment is deposited in upper dermal level and pigments used are less prone to color change over time
This is a comfortable, semi-permanent procedure, offering full results in as few as two or three sessions, I recommend a touch up every three to six years depending on your desired results.
This process may be useful for people who experience all forms of hair loss. This includes folks with:
male and female pattern baldness
Does it hurt? What’s the process like?
Before the procedure, your SMP practitioner will apply a topical numbing agent to your scalp. That said, it’s good to keep in mind that there may still be some discomfort. However, how much discomfort largely depends on your pain tolerance.
People with scalp acne or other skin sensitives like psoriasis should avoid getting SMP during a breakout or flare-up, as it will be difficult to apply pigment to the inflamed areas.
If you’re prone to developing keloids, which are more common in darker skin, you may also not be a good candidate for SMP.
Shower before each treatment. You won’t be able to wash or wet your scalp (this includes sweating excessively) for four days after each appointment.
Each treatment typically takes between four and five hours.
How many treatments you need will depend on the amount of scalp getting SMP. Even if it’s only for a small area like a widow’s peak, Cohen says three to four treatments are still needed for long-term retention since SMP is a process of layering color.
Treatments will be scheduled a few weeks apart.
In the weeks between treatments, don’t go swimming, use steam or sauna rooms, or take extremely hot showers that may cause a steam storm.
Avoid exposing your scalp to the sun for the first four days (wearing a hat is fine). On the fifth day after treatment, you can expose the treated skin to sun for one hour, or 45 minutes if you have very fair skin.
Keep in mind, though, that less sun exposure to the treated area means better long-term retention.
After your final treatment, it’s essential to:
Avoid swimming, saunas, and steam rooms for 28 days after your final treatment.
Keep out of the sun for 28 days after treatment. Thereafter, use SPF 30–50 sunscreen.
Avoid heavy exercise for five days after your final treatment.
Begin to regularly moisturize the treated area after the fourth day of your final treatment (this is also true between treatments).
Pricing: $650 PER SESSION
( The prices do vary depending on the degree of work that needs to be done. For example, a procedure covering severe hair loss would cost more than one for a mild receding hairline.
The SMP professional r will need to assess the patient in person to get a better idea of what they need to do. The practitioner takes everything into account and then provides the patient with an overview of the most appropriate treatment plan that will work for them).
3 SESSIONS: $1500
Before your treatment:
*Do not drink coffee, alcohol or energizing drinks on the day of the treatment.
*Do not take aspirin, niacin, vitamin E or ibuprofen 24 hours before treatment.
*Do not take omega 3 (fish oil) one week before treatment.
*Do not tan or have intense sun exposure 3 days before treatment.
*No waxing 2-3 days before treatment
*No chemical peels, dermabrasion, laser or any other intense treatments 2 weeks before treatment.