Scalp micro pigmentation falls under the heading of cosmetic pigmentation or permanent make-up. It is also sometimes referred to as a cosmetic scalp or hair tattoo, although this name is often incorrect. A tattoo is made much deeper with a chance of running out and/or thicker points. With our experience and expert eye, we put it in the right skin layer. We use special organic and safe Carbon based pigments so that this treatment usually lasts for a number of years. Over time, a customer may experience some fading, which one can come back to for a quick Touch Up touch-up. This cosmetic solution will not wash off but can be adjusted over the years. We always recommend meeting our experienced team of experts to discuss your treatment options.
Do I Have To Be Bald For Pigmentation? Should I Shave My Hair?
Depending on the pattern and amount of thinning hair, some customers may be able to maintain a longer hair length. Scalp micro pigmentation can help optically 'densify' areas so that less of the scalp is visible. However, if there is a strong pattern of hair loss or simply too little hair density, the client is recommended to trim it shorter for the most natural result. In a personal consultation we can best advise you about the possibilities.
SMP for hair thickening or hair density – FAQ
1. What is Scalp micro pigmentation hair thickening?
As a result of hair loss, a full head of hair becomes less full. The appearance of the scalp is also a result of hair loss. By injecting colored pigment into the areas where the hair has thinned, the hair becomes optically fuller. Your hair will look fuller after an SMP treatment than before.
2. Is Scalp micro pigmentation in hair thickening painful?
The treatment does not really hurt, but can be experienced as irritating or sensitive. You can rub your scalp with an anesthetic cream beforehand, so that the feeling is further limited. Napain is rare.
3. Will black pigment be used?
No, the color of the pigment used is matched to your natural hair stubble color.
4. Is the result permanent?
Long-lasting results are achieved with Scalp micro pigmentation. If your hair falls out afterwards, the skin can become visible again and you can consider a follow-up treatment. You can also have a touch-up done to update the hairline, for example.
5. Is the pigment applied in the same way as a tattoo?
Despite the fact that both techniques are similar, they are two different treatments. The pigment used in SMP is applied in the top layer of the scalp and is intended to be unobtrusive. Tattoo ink is injected into the deeper tissue layers and is meant to stand out. The needles used for Scalp micro pigmentation are finer and shorter than tattoo equipment.
6. Is Scalp micro pigmentation noticeable with complete baldness?
No, the pigment makes it look like you have a shaved haircut. The pigment is hardly distinguishable from real stubble.
7. How long does it take to compact my hair?
Depending on the number of main zones that you have treated, an SMP session lasts 5 to 8 hours. A second and third treatment session usually take less time.
8. Isn't a hair transplant better?
Not everyone with hair loss is eligible for a hair transplant. Scalp micro pigmentation can be a solution for many people for both temporary and permanent hair loss. The procedure is safe, non-invasive and has hardly any downtime. SMP is an excellent treatment for optically compacting a thinned head of hair or camouflage a scar. The costs for Scalp micro pigmentation are significantly lower than if you are considering a hair transplant.
9. How many treatments do I need?
An SMP treatment usually consists of 3 treatment sessions. Occasionally this is not sufficient and an additional session will be advised.
10. Is Scalp micro pigmentation safe?
Yes, as long as you have the treatment applied by a trained, experienced specialist, the risk of side effects is small. The pigment used is hypoallergenic and of high quality. To rule out allergic reactions, a test piece can be placed. Swellings and discolorations of the scalp are temporary. Occasionally infections arise. This is often a result of not or insufficiently following the advice that the specialist gives you.