Scalp Micropigmentation (SMP)
A highly detailed process that creates an incredibly natural looking simulation of micro hairs.
SMP (Scalp Micropigmentation)
SMP is a highly detailed process that creates an natural looking simulation of micro hairs. Our sophisticated scalp application is administered to the head, usually over 2-3 sessions spaced ten days to 2-weeks apart. This process is considered the ultimate solution for hair loss for both men who are balding and for women who have lost density in their hair. When done correctly, SMP can also remedy surgical scars from hair transplant and facelift surgeries.
For those experiencing hair loss or alopecia, SMP offers an effective cosmetic hair loss solution. Competent application of the SMP technique results in the appearance of a buzzed hairstyle, regardless of your hair loss situation. Even clients who are completely bald can have a natural looking hairstyle again. Hair lines can be re-established for receding hair line in both a soft, natural look or a stronger edge for that trendy male look.
At Beautiful You, our SMP services can address:
- frontal hairlines, neck and side profiles creation
- camouflage of hair transplant scars from strip or FUE (follicular unit extraction) surgery
- birthmarks and accident-related scars or burns
- combination solution with a hair transplant to provide additional density
Frequently Asked Questions
What do I need to do before the procedure?
The clients’ scalp must be healthy to receive SMP treatments. No active lesions from hair pieces can be present when receiving SMP. There should be minimal to no scaling at the time of treatment. Client must have healed hair transplant surgical scars with at least 12-months from the time of their surgery.
A sugar scrub on the scalp is recommended 48 hours before any SMP procedure to produce a flake free scalp for procedure.
Brushing the scalp with an old fashion bristle brush helps to bring blood flow to the scalp, assisting the follicles in producing hair growth. It is also good to do for the weeks leading up to any SMP procedure.
We will clean the area to be treated but avoid makeup the day of your appointment, if possible.
How long does it last?
SMP can have results that last up to 10 years before one needs a top off. The average is between 4 and 6 years.
How many treatments will I need?
Clients usually need 2 – 3 treatments, spaced 7 to 14 days apart.
Is the treatment painful?
Most clients are very comfortable during the procedure, stating the sensation as no more than a 2 on a scale of 1-10, with 10 being the most uncomfortable.
Does the procedure cause new hair growth?
SMP does not grow real hair. Our technician mimics hair follicles using by tattooing the scalp.