What is Scalp Micropigmentation

Scalp micropigmentation treatments are a hair loss concealment solution for both men and women.

Scalp micro pigmentation is used to replicate the appearance of shaved hair in most male treatments by introducing thousands of tiny pigment deposits into the scalp’s epidermis. When properly applied by a trained technician, the recipient appears to have a full head of hair shaved to a very short length, concealing the appearance of pattern baldness or even complete baldness.

The process is applied to the scalp to reduce the contrast between the scalp skin and the remaining hair for women of various hair colours, or for men who are not experiencing complete baldness and wish to keep their existing hair at a longer length.

The client typically requires 2-3 cosmetic pigmentation sessions, each lasting approximately 2-3 hours, but time varies depending on individual needs. Longer sessions will be required for those with bald heads. The procedure is repeated until both the technician and the client are satisfied that the hair semblance cannot be distinguished from the surrounding natural hair.

The skin must heal after the pigments have been deposited. A one-week recovery period is recommended so that the micro-wounds created during the procedure can heal and close while the pigments are assimilated into the dermal layer.

Scalp micropigmentation is a versatile hair loss treatment

This amazing hair restoration technique can treat a much broader range of hair loss conditions than hair transplant surgery or other traditional hair loss treatments.

From general baldness to hairline recession, to hair loss caused by burns or surgery, and, of course, alopecia (most commonly alopecia areata). It can also be used to conceal hair transplant scars or blemishes caused by head trauma. The technique can even be used to blend visible birthmarks into the scalp.

This process is described using a variety of terms. Scalp pigmentation, micro scalp pigmentation, SMP, MSP, hair follicle replication, tricopigmentation, and hair tattoo are examples of these terms. Please keep in mind that all of these terms refer to the same fundamental scalp technique.

Why Choose Scalp Micropigmentation for Hair Loss

This is the fastest growing hair loss solution in recent history. It is non-invasive, appealing to almost everyone, and permanent. Tricopigmentation, a temporary option, is also available to broaden its appeal.

Furthermore, it is the only low-cost hair loss treatment that provides immediate, guaranteed results, as evidenced by thousands of genuine before and after photos. It’s easy to see why over 300,000 men and women worldwide have opted for this procedure.

The cost of treatment varies from clinic to clinic and is heavily dependent on the client’s needs. However, keep in mind that the best results can only be obtained by an experienced technician who has received adequate training and has a number of positive client reviews.

Who Invented Scalp Micro Pigmentation

There are numerous claims about who was the first to ‘invent’ SMP. Some of these claims date back to the 1980s and 1990s, when permanent makeup artists and paramedical tattooists began experimenting with scar concealment and hairline reconstruction techniques based on basic dot techniques.

The earliest record we’ve found is a newspaper article from Rocklin, California. Ultimate Image Studio’s Nina Ragan performed a hair loss camouflage procedure in 2003.

Two companies are responsible for the complete commercialization of this service: HIS Hair Clinic in the United Kingdom and Beauty Medical in Italy. In 2009, HIS Hair Clinic standardised permanent SMP, whereas Beauty Medical’s Milena Lardi launched a tricopigmentation (shorter duration SMP) service that she’d been developing for some time, and worked with the hair transplant industry to gain recognition for this new technique.

Soon after, two new service providers debuted: Artistry Concepts in Florida and Headstyl in Spain. Then came Good Look Ink and Vinci Hair Clinic, and the industry exploded.

Today some of the best Scalp Micropigmentation services and information come from:

  • HD Hairlines
  • Scalpa
  • Scalp Art
  • Luxe SMP
  • Get Scalp Micropigmentation
  • SMP Daily News

Is Scalp Micropigmentation An Effective Treatment

Scalp micropigmentation is a viable option for most people who are experiencing hair loss to hide or even completely conceal the problem. It is entirely dependent on the technician’s skill, the client’s expectations, and the suitability of the treatment plan developed during the consultation process.

This treatment may be virtually undetectable to the untrained eye, allowing the client to return to their job and family without fear of being discovered. However, it depends on the situation, as a previously bald man, say a Norwood 7, is likely to be questioned when they suddenly regain their hair. It is critical that the client understands what to expect when they return to their normal routine.

Female clients’ treatments are usually undetected because any woman who is losing her hair has usually done a good job of concealing the problem prior to their treatment. Because the procedure is not intended to mimic shaved hair, but rather to reduce contrast between the hair and the bare scalp, the visual difference between before and after treatment is less dramatic, and thus less noticeable.

The vast majority of male and female clients are never discovered to have undergone any type of cosmetic procedure, and fears of being discovered are frequently unfounded. Furthermore, SMP is becoming more common and, as a result, more socially acceptable than it was previously.

Are Scalp Micropigmentation Results Detectable?

For the vast majority of people, the primary goal of scalp micropigmentation is to achieve an ultra-natural appearance. They don’t want to make a statement with their new look, on the contrary.

Of course, there are exceptions, as I mentioned in a recent post about straight hairlines. However, the majority of men and women who have SMP simply want to go about their daily lives without anyone noticing their procedure. Their treatment must be virtually undetectable in order to accomplish this.