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The fastest growing hair loss solution since the 1980’s, scalp micropigmentation, often called SMP, a hair tattoo or hairline tattoo, has been chosen by nearly a million men and women worldwide to hide thinning hair and even conceal total baldness.
Other hair loss options, treatments and procedures like hair transplant surgery, hair systems, concealers and drug-based remedies still have their place, and are often used in combination with scalp micropigmentation.
However, what makes SMP unique is the success guarantee. When executed by a skilled artist, scalp micropigmentation remains the ONLY hair loss treatment to offer 100% guaranteed, instantaneous, permanent results.
“Scalp micropigmentation is the only cost-effective and widely accessible hair loss fix to offer guaranteed results, backed by thousands of before and after photos. It is easy to understand why so many men and women worldwide have opted to have an SMP procedure.“
Numerous terms are used to describe this process. These terms include scalp pigmentation, micro scalp pigmentation, SMP, MSP, hair follicle replication, tricopigmentation and hair tattoo. Please note that all these terms refer to the same basic scalp technique.
For most treatments on men, SMP involves replicating the appearance of shaven hair, by introducing thousands of tiny pigment deposits into the epidermis of the scalp.
Scalp micropigmentation is non-invasive, has almost universal appeal and offers instantaneous, permanent results. A shorter duration variation known as tricopigmentation is also available to further broaden its appeal.
When applied by a skilled technician, the recipient appears as if they have a full head of hair shaved to a very short length, hiding the appearance of pattern baldness or even complete baldness.
For many people, both male and female, who do not want to shave their hair and wish to keep their hair at a longer length, the scalp micropigmentation process is different. These procedures are often referred to as ‘density treatments’.
During the procedure, specialist carbon-based or colored SMP pigments are applied to the scalp between the bases of the remaining hair shafts. The purpose is to reduce the contrast between the color of the bare scalp and the remaining hair, to make thinning areas less noticeable.
Not all clients are suitable candidates for longer hair density treatments. For scalp micropigmentation to provide the desired outcome, sufficient hair must remain to complete the illusion.
SMP artists must be honest with the client and manage expectations carefully, to ensure that any procedure carried out is going to deliver an achievable and acceptable result.
Not just for regular genetic hair loss, scalp micropigmentation is commonly used to conceal imperfections such as hair transplant scars and burns, as well as long term recurrent hair loss conditions like alopecia.
All hair restoration scars can be concealed with SMP including FUE (dot), FUT (strip), plug and scalp reduction scars. The extent of concealment depends on many factors including the scar itself, the surrounding skin tissue and the skill of the artist.
Conditions like alopecia areata, alopecia totalis, traction alopecia and telogen effluvium plague many people throughout their life. Scalp micropigmentation is a solution that provides camouflage and relief that traditional alopecia remedies simply cannot match.