What is Scalp Micropigmentation (SMP)?
Scalp Micropigmentation (SMP) is an innovative solution that replicates the appearance of thicker, fuller hair. Trained (SMP) technicians apply a proprietary formula pigment (ink) to the scalp with micro-fine needles to create thousands of tiny impressions, giving the illusion of hair. This affordable solution can also be used to enhance an existing hair restoration or provide an alternative to individuals who want a non-surgical treatment. (SMP) is suitable for all types of hair loss.
How many treatments should I expect?
SMP should never be considered a one treatment process. Most clients can expect between 2-4 sessions to complete their treatment depending on the extent of hair loss or scarring. These treatments are usually spaced about 10-20 days apart.
How much does SMP cost?
Our pricing is based on the level of hair loss, which is different for each client. Treatments focused on small areas may range from $1,500 to $2,000 . More extensive procedures may cost between $2,000 and $4,000. We recommend setting up a free consultation so our team can evaluate your case and provide a personalized price quote based on your hair loss needs.
Does the treatment hurt?
Since we are only treating the outer layer, scalp micropigmentation is less painful than any traditional tattoo. We all experience pain differently, so certain parts of our scalp may be less sensitive than in other areas.
How long do the results last?
After completion of your treatment, SMP can last anywhere from 1-5 years. We, nor ANY provider, can guarantee how long the SMP treatment will last because everybody is different and no one can estimate how long the pigmented dots will last before needing a touch up. However, with proper aftercare (i.e. applying sunscreen, moisturizer etc.), SMP will last many, many years.
Why does the SMP treatment only last 1-5 years?
Because of the placement of the pigment in the epidermal/dermal layer within the scalp of the skin, the pigment naturally fades over time as part of the body’s natural exfoliation process. As well, pigment is a foreign substance in the body, and thus your body works to remove it. Sun, metabolism, diseases, chemicals, etc, all work to fade the pigment faster, thus, taking care of the pigment will make the pigment last longer.
Are there any side effects?
Most common cases are redness and slight itchiness.