We understand, there is a lot to consider before getting scalp micropigmentation done. that is why we have compiled a list of our most frequently asked questions, so you can have more piece of mind before making the decision to get smp.

Scalp micropigmentation (also known as a hair tattoo, hair pigmentation or SMP for short) is a form of cosmetic tattooing for balding & thinning men and women. SMP gives the realistic appearance of hair follicles. Whether you are worried about your thinning hair, suffer from male pattern baldness or want to recreate your hairline with a buzz cut look. Scalp micropigmentation can be the non-surgical hair loss solution for you.

SMP, when done by an experienced practitioner, gives hyper-realistic results. Clients say that even up close in the mirror, they can’t distinguish where their real hair ends, and the pigmentation begins.
Scalp micropigmentation is classed as a permanent cosmetic treatment. Although the results are permanent, they can fade slightly over the years to a lighter color. For advice on avoiding premature fading, visit our aftercare instructions.
A full treatment includes 3-4 sessions and a 12-month guarantee. Price ranges from $1500-$2500
Scalp micropigmentation is a permanent treatment but may fade to a lighter version over the years. Typically, we recommend a touch-up session to freshen up the treatment every 3-6 years.
Yes. Scalp micropigmentation works well on grey hair, as when any color hair is shaved short it has a grey tone it already. So it will not make a difference if your hair is already grey or your hair turns grey in the future.
Yes. We offer a finance option where you can split your treatment cost into affordable monthly payments.
After 5 years your scalp micropigmentation treatment will look a lighter version of how it did when it was first done.
It’s normal to be a little nervous, but there is no need to be! We will work with you using a wax pencil to sculpt and craft a hairline that you love. Some clients will want a firmly defined hairline, others prefer soft and natural, or perhaps even a mature, slightly receding effect. Generally, we advise a soft line at the first treatment with adjustments made to reach your perfect hairline during the following treatments.
Yes, clients are allowed to wear a hat straight after the session. We do advise to wear it as little as possible and to take it off when at home to allow the skin to breathe and aid the healing process.
The needle used is a sterile, single-use, 1 or 3 point micro needle specifically designed for Scalp micropigmentation.
Yes, there is a 12-month guarantee from your first session for full treatments, just in case any area of the treatment is not quite perfect. Simply give us a call and we will book you in for one extra session at no extra charge. However, any style or color changes to your original treatment are chargeable.
It is a treatment suited to all ages. We have treated clients in their 60s and 70s. At the other end of the scale, we can treat clients as young as 18, no younger I’m afraid for insurance purposes. We’ll make sure you have full verbal and written after-care guidelines, but in reality, after-care is remarkably straightforward. Sweaty exercise is not recommended in the 5 days after treatment nor is shaving or washing the scalp and you’ll need to wear a good sunscreen and avoid chlorinated swimming pools for a month. That’s it!

If you have had hair transplant surgery then you may have been left with scars. We can camouflage all forms of HT scarring, Strip/Punch/FUE, so you can wear your hair as short as you like.

Not only can we cover your scars but we can also enhance your results of your transplant surgery by adding density to the thinning hair.

You can expect to see visible results and even a new hairline instantly. Straight after each session, there may be some redness. Redness on the scalp usually lasts between 24-48 hours after each session. During the healing process, the scalp pigment dots will typically appear darker or larger for up to four weeks- this is normal, as then the pigment softens to its desired color and natural size. All of our full treatment quotes include 4 sessions. Like in the example below, there is a gradual build-up of coverage, density, and color to get the perfect result.
Yes, when done by an experienced practitioner, is totally safe and non invasive. As Scalp micropigmentation is non-surgical, like a regular tattoo, it does not affect the real hair follicles and cannot cause hair loss.
The human head has an astonishing 2000 follicles per square inch. Not surprising then that it usually takes around 1.5-2.5 hours per session, and a minimum of 3-4 sessions to achieve the final desired look on a mainly bald head. As part of our diligent, results-focused approach, we apply a lighter pigment during treatment number 1.Session 2. We adjust to obtain a perfect match, whilst adding density and blending into your remaining hair. In Session 3 we focus on completing the appearance and adding detail. Session 4 if needed for a perfecting session.
Our clinics adhere stringently to the health protection unit’s standards for infection control practices. Sterile medical gloves are used and single-use needles are disposed of immediately after use into sharps containers.
In most cases, yes. For a standard SMP treatment, you will need to shave your hair using hair clippers. We recommend the best length to shave your hair for your treatment to look natural would be a 0.5-grade length or shorter.
Scalp micropigmentation can work on long hair to give the appearance of thicker hair. A density treatment works the same as on a shaved head by mimicking the appearance of hair follicles so that less of the scalp is visible on thinning areas. To ensure a natural result, we would ask that you visit for a consultation so we can assess in person and talk thought your options. If there is not enough existing real hair for the treatment to blend with, we may advise that you would need to shave.
The procedure could not be described in any way as painful. Using a pain scale (see below) – pain is usually in the 1-3 mark rating No Pain 1-3 Mild Pain 4-6 Moderate Pain 7-10 Severe Pain
If you are needing to minimize any pain, we recommend you take ibuprofen an hour before treatment.
Happily, no. The discomfort is only during the actual medical tattoo procedure and it is considered to be discomfort rather than pain.
The normal scheduling would be something like: • Initial Consultation: Initial free consultation and patch test if requested. • First Session: Lasting between 2-3 hours depending on the complexity of your Micro Pigmentation needs. • Second Session: Roughly 1 week after the first, lasting 2-3hours where the colour is gently perfected and the hairline refined. • Third Session: 1 week after the second, lasting 1-2hours to perfect the shade and hairline for your perfect result. • Fourth Session: 1 week to 4 weeks after the third. Usually a quick perfecting session.
Following the treatment, the hairline tattoo treated areas will look slightly red for roughly 24 hours, a lot of our clients can go back to work the next day. Scalp micropigmentation requires no downtime as it is a non- invasive treatment. Compared to a hair transplant surgery that can take up to one year to recover from, the results from SMP are almost instant. Once the redness goes away, it takes about a month for the pigments to settle in and fade to the desired shade. The entire healing process only takes about seven days.
Yes! We do not just treat the areas that are already bald, we blend well into your remaining hair so when you lose more hair in the future you won’t even notice. If a few years down the line you feel you need more treatment on bald spots, you can pay per session for a touch-up session.
Although classed as a permanent treatment, scalp micropigmention is reversible. We’ve never had a customer to date want a reversal process however the removal process would be similar to that of tattoo removal. The difference is that scalp micropigmentation is only situated within the 2nd dermal skin layer compared to a conventional tattoo being almost twice as deep. A full reversal could easily be achieved with a laser within two sessions. To soften a hairline is possible with only 20 minutes of laser treatment.
After 3-6 years you may feel the need for a touch-up. Whether you want to adjust your hairline, change up your treatment style or just want to go a bit darker. Touch-ups are charged at an hourly rate which of $300. A touch-up is usually only one hour long, sometimes two hours depending on the size of the area needing treatment.
Your scalp will be red and mildly irritated for up to 48 hours. No sweating profusely for one week. Your SMP needs time to settle into your skin. As a precaution, we ask that you keep sweating to a minimum to ensure it has ample time to “cure” or lighten to the desired shade. No saunas or swimming in chlorine until your scalp is completely healed. (30 days) Rinse with just water for first 3 days then wash with gentle shampoo or baby shampoo. This should be the only thing applied to the scalp for one week post procedure. I recommend lightly dabbing with baby wipes for the first few days. The sun is your worst enemy! Your SMP will last a lifetime if you take proper care of it. Sun damage can cause the implantation micro pigments to fade. Use discretion and wear a clean hat or sun block when exposed to the sun. Please refrain from all topical hair products for one week. Do not pick at your head. If it itches, do not scratch – just pat it lightly.

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