Whilst other hair loss solutions are not necessarily suitable for every type of hair loss, scalp micropigmentation (SMP) can be an effective treatment for anyone.

This non-surgical, permanent solution to hair loss was pioneered in the UK by Ian and Ranbir Rai Watson, and we are world-leading experts in the SMP procedure.

Scalp MicroPigmentation FAQs

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.

Camouflaging hair transplant scars

Scalp MicroPigmentation is an effective way of camouflaging hair transplant scars and improving density to achieve a great combination treatment. Together SMP and a FUE provides real texture to create the perfect 3D effect. Check into the Hair Ambulance and speak to one of our experts.

SMP hair transplant camouflage after

Addressing alopecia

Alopecia areata is an autoimmune condition that results in patches of hair loss. SMP can safely blend these patches with your existing hair – alopecia areata sufferers often experience hair regrowth and SMP will not affect this.

SMP alopecia areata before

SMP for darker skin tones

Scalp MicroPigmentation is suitable for all skin tones and can produce incredibly natural results, with false scars to mimic a natural hairline if required.

SMP on darker skin before
SMP on darker skin after

SMP for medium skin tones

Scalp MicroPigmentation works really well on medium skin tones. The results we produce are bespoke to the individual; this client wished to keep two scalp scars to produce a natural result.

SMP on medium skin tone before
SMP on medium skin tone after

SMP to add density

Scalp MicroPigmentation can be used to add density to the crown so the client doesn’t have to shave his hair. SMP works as a permanent concealer, similar to the temporary spray-on powders and hair fibres.

SMP to add density before
SMP to add density after

SMP combined with FUE

A hair transplant is a highly effective method to restore hair, but results aren’t always predictable. A hair transplant can be combined with Scalp MicroPigmentation to achieve the look of full density.

SMP combined with FUE before
SMP combined with FUE after

Get in touch

    The Hair Ambulance is our mobile service where you can be seen by one of our experts but if you prefer you can attend one of our private hair loss clinics. Fill in the contact form and one of our team will be in touch to find out how best we can help.

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