ADVANCED HAIR AESTHETICS
Melinda Galloway HPT, a board-certified Hair Practitioner of Trichology, has been providing beauty and wellness services throughout San Diego for over 20 years. Her meticulous nature and commitment to client service ethics separate Melinda from the average SMP technician.
Melinda actively attends national seminars, conferences, and trainings to stay current in all new techniques and advancements in hair loss remedies and current styles for men and women. She completed her SMP training with industry experts such as HIS Hair Clinic and is Guru Certified with Scalp Guru. Her extensive knowledge in hair and scalp disorders paired with her years of experience in cosmetic and medical hair restoration make her the ideal specialist for your scalp pigmentation procedure.
At Melinda’s treatment clinic, Advanced Hair Aesthetics, a free consultation allows patients to ask questions and fully understand what to expect. Together we develop the most customized approach based on individual needs and expectations. Some patients benefit from combined services that optimize their hair recovery success and confidence.
WHAT IS SCALP MICRO PIGMENTATION (SMP)?
It is sometimes referred to as a “Hair Tattoo”, Scalp Micro Pigmentation is a mostly permanent treatment that offers instant results after a single treatment. The standard treatment plan requires 3-4 sessions and should last for years. The result is a the appearance of a restored hairline and a shaved head look. Your specialist plays the most important part in a successful SMP treatment so make sure you are comfortable and confident in your choice. At Advanced Hair Aesthetics we use specialized pigments that are medical grade and hemp infused to maximize results and recovery for a safer and healthier SMP experience.
Who Usually Gets SMP?
We welcome our patients from all different backgrounds. They have a variety of needs which are all met with careful consideration and planning for customized results. A full healthy and natural looking hairline is sought out by businessmen and women, engineers, actors, Moms and Dads, Military members, and even college students alike. You would be surprised to know how many of your favorite celebrities have enhanced their image with SMP.
Hairline Design and Restoration. At Advanced Hair Aesthetics, SMP treatments are carefully planned out to restore your hairline in a way that is most fitting to your lifestyle, genetics, and hair type. There is not a one size fits all solution.
SMP Assist with Hair Transplant – Oftentimes we work directly with doctors who refer their patients to AHA after a successful hair transplant. Choosing hair transplant surgery as a solution is most effective for some patients. SMP assist gives the patient the appearance of a denser hairline that some cannot naturally achieve, even with a successful hair transplant. You do not need a doctor referral but we recommend talking to your Hair Transplant Surgeon about seeking SMP after your transplant.
Camouflage Scars with SMP– Most commonly FUT and FUE hair transplant scarring can be remedied with Scalp Micro Pigmentation. Other types of scaring can also be successfully camouflaged. Treating scar tissue is more demanding and can require more sessions than average to maintain the best result.
Hair loss for Women – One of the biggest concerns for female patients with thinning hair is having a bald spot or a large spaced part that shows more scalp than you are comfortable with. SMP can help close the gap and create the visual appearance of thicker hair. In some cases we can work with a “see through scalp” to create a more dense look. Alternatively, there are also women who have embraced the short shaved look and have the smile and gained confidence knowing they no longer have to worry about a long haired style.
Military Special– Being located in San Diego, home of some of the finest military service members, affords us the opportunity to give back. All Active Duty and Retired Service Members will receive a 20% discount on SMP services.
Melinda is involved as an active member, has been certified, trained or is a volunteer of the following professional organizations:
American Association of Drugless Practitioners
National Cosmetology Association
National Alopecia Foundation
National Hair Society
American Hair Loss Council
National Hair & Skin Council
Certified with Scalp Guru