Scalp Micropigmentation

Scalp Micropigmentation (SMP) is a sophisticated and artistic cosmetic treatment that disguises balding or thinning hair.
Whether you’re a man in your 20s or a woman in your 50s, hair loss is a distressing experience. As well as affecting your appearance, it can also harm your confidence and cost you a lot of time and money to find a solution. This is where SMP can help.

Frequent Asked Questions

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Yes, very. The cosmetic tattoo machine is one of the most hygienic available, a small, pen-like device that uses completely disposable parts. All needles, tubes, chambers, caps, casings – anything that comes into contact with clients, are brand new and sealed prior to your treatment. Our clinic is clean, hygienic and compliant with all Department of Health Regulations for Skin Penetration. Allergic reactions to the pigments are incredibly rare. In regards to patch tests, this can be arranged, and is recommended if you are concerned/are a highly allergic individual. Most clients do not request a patch test.
My application method will not smudge, however, any pigments applied to the scalp will eventually lighten over years, even though the materials I use maximizes the life of the pigment. The wearing of sunscreen is important, since ultraviolet radiation from the sun or tanning beds breaks down the pigment if it’s not protected.
Pain tolerance depends person to person. Some people can take a constant poking of the scalp of a needle but some do not, and that is okay. Generally speaking most of our clients have compared the sensation to more of minor irritation than abject pain. I personally, never rush treatments and encourage our clients to take frequent breaks throughout each session. Numbing cream is applied to minimise discomfort.
The first session is typically the longest as a majority of the surface area is having pigment deposited, you can expect about 2-5 hours.

I can definitely camouflage all forms of scarring with SMP! I take into consideration that scars can stand-out on the head, but with SMP, we blend in the scars into the overall look.

SMP can be used on all sorts of color to blend with the natural color of your head. I have experience creating custom blends for other natural hair colors such as blonde, brown to red.

Immediately after the first session you will have results of what SMP is. However there will be some redness for a couple of days, and I’ll provide an aftercare guide on how to maintain the scalp. I assure you, you will look great!

SMP lasts a lifetime with proper care, however, there are maintenance required such as touch ups to maintain the dark pigment color. Touch ups depend on client to client basis but on average we should touch base every 3 to 6 years to schedule a followup.

Typically to maintain the “buzzed cut” look, we suggest our clients to shave every 2-3 days to have that optimal look. If your hair grows too long then it won’t maintain that natural look and won’t look seamless.

No worries! I provide treatments that add density to the scalp and ensure all noticeability of hair loss is taken away while blending pigments in certain areas where we suspect hair loss will happen.

Yes the SMP process can be reversed with an electro-optic Q switch laser. The process consists of a laser using heat to break down the pigmentation and causing absorption by the phagocytes in the upper dermis of the scalp. Since SMP is less intense than a normal tattoo, in terms of depth of application, electro-optic laser generally gets the job done.

After 3-5 years is when you might notice that the color starts to fade away from the dark shading, we recommend a touch up that will give it that natural dark look you had after your latest session. It’s a flat fee of $500 which will take about an hour to two hours max.

I will create a look that is fitted to the hair you have. During the consultation and reviewing photos, we will have better advice on what needs to be done to your hair and what length to keep it to achieve a natural look.

During in the consultation I’ll inform you of specific after care procedures and exactly what to expect but generally you should plan on not getting your head wet, touching it or sweating from physical activity for 4-5 days.

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No. The only similarity is that color is applied into your skin, so if you see ANY tattoo parlor or artist offering a similar service, run the other direction. SMP is a totally different technique practiced by trained SMP professionals using totally different pigments or “pig” using different techniques with different, state of the art equipment. This is the question I’m asked most often, so here’s a quick breakdown.