What is SMP?
SMP is a non-invasive procedure involving thousands of micro-injections of pigment into the scalp. The most popular use of the treatment is to create a highly realistic simulation of a closely shaven full head of hair, but it can also be used to disguise thinning areas, with the pigment giving the effect of micro hairs across the scalp.
How does the SMP procedure work?
The SMP procedure itself is usually performed over two to three sessions, spaced about a week apart. The pigments used will be matched to the colour of your natural hair, with two or three different pigments often used to ensure a natural-looking result.
The pigment is deposited into the upper dermis and at different angles across the whole scalp, so as to create as realistic a representation of natural hair growth as possible.
There is no surgery or scarring involved and, once finished, the result requires very little upkeep, making it the ideal hair loss solution for those with a busy lifestyle.
Who is a suitable candidate for SMP?
SMP is a great solution for anyone suffering from hair loss, but it is particularly suited to those in the early stages of male pattern hair loss.
This point in the hair loss journey can be tricky to treat – hair transplants are not generally recommended until hair loss is more advanced, as the hairline will continue to recede behind the line of implanted follicles.
And whilst hair loss products such as shampoos and hair loss concealers can be effective, they also require a lot of daily input from you, which is not always convenient for men with heavy workloads and busy lives.
With scalp micropigmentation, you can present yourself to the world with a new, modern hairstyle and no one needs to be aware of the hair loss you have experienced.
What if my hair loss continues after the SMP procedure?
SMP can be performed not just on the area of hair loss, but across the whole scalp to ensure a realistic, natural look. This means that if you do suffer from further hair loss after your SMP treatment, the thinning areas will already be covered.
Is SMP suitable to treat hair loss in women?
Absolutely. Women tend to experience diffuse thinning across the whole scalp and scalp micropigmentation can be used underneath your hair, to camouflage thinning areas and create the illusion of a full head of hair.
If you would like to find out more about scalp micropigmentation and discuss whether it might be a suitable solution for your hair loss problem, please contact us to book an appointment with one of our hair loss specialists.