IS SCALP MICROPIGMENTATION (SMP) RIGHT FOR ME?
In order to start a scalp micropigmentation (SMP) process with me, we’ll first have a very thorough interview, so you can learn about the procedure. You’ll tell me your story and why do you think this is the right technique for you. I’ll encourage you to share your doubts and expectations related to this process and we’ll sort them out together. One of the biggest advantages of SMP is that it lasts up to three years, so we can always perfect your results during that period of time, if needed.
CAN SMP BE DONE IN WOMEN?
Every day, more and more women are becoming prone to hair loss, due to a number of factors that need to be taken into account before deciding if scalp micropigmentation (also known as tricopigmentation) is the right way to go.
WHICH DESIGN SHOULD I CHOOSE FOR MY SMP TREATMENT?
Choosing the right design is one of the most important points before starting the treatment. Since SMP effects can last anywhere between 6 months and three years, depending on your skin type and aftercare. You might need a touch-up depending on several factors to prevent pigments from fading or changing. I will always test the design on your scalp first, looking to achieve a natural look. We will only move forward once you are 100% sure about your choice.
HOW DO I SELECT THE RIGHT SHADE FOR MY SMP TREATMENT?
Both the design and the shade we’ll apply to your scalp depend on the result you’re seeking, and many factors are at play. Sideburns, crown and forehead are the areas of your scalp that show your natural shade. We’ll also look into things like:
Your skin type
Hair loss cause
The shape of your scalp
Hair thickness and density
WHAT IS THE SMP STIPPLING EFECT?
What I like the most about SMP is its ability to mimic real hair follicles. We are talking about a relatively new technique that can achieve amazing results. In SMP, microdot tattoos are placed in a stippling pattern to mimic hair follicles that are cut close to the scalp, and that’s what we call the stippling or shaved head effect, something that most of our male clients ask for.
CAN SMP HIDE OR SOFTEN THE APPEARANCE OF SCARS?
For women who want to keep their long hair SMP can also be useful to soften the appearance of certain scalp scars, to hide bald spots in women suffering from alopecia, or to create an effect of thicker skin. You must know that the SMP will not eradicate the scar, but it will hide it, mimicking hair follicles and, thus, achieving a very satisfying optical illusion.
HOW LONG WILL THIS PROCEDURE TAKE?
It varies from 3 to 4 hours, depending on the extent of hair loss or scarring. It is a considerably longer process than permanent or semi-permanent makeup but, given how effectively it can solve problems such as alopecia and scarring, it is definitely worth it.
HOW LONG DOES SMP LAST?
It can last up to three years, when properly maintained. Depending on skin type, age, extent of hair loss or scarring, the effects of the procedure can fade over time and might need a touch up a few months after it’s done. During the procedure, pigment is injected to a depth of 0.30 to 1.90 millimeters under the skin. Proper aftercare is essential for recovery and for the procedure to have lasting results. I’ll guide you through the process after you go through a Scar Micropigmentation procedure.
AFTERCARE: ARE THERE ANY LONG TERM CONSEQUENCES?
No. Have you ever had a tattoo done? Just like with a tattoo, you must take special care of your skin after an SMP procedure; slight redness or small scabs may appear after the procedure. If you want the ink on your scalp to set properly, you shouldn’t even touch those scabs. Remember: until the pigment has set (3-4 weeks), the color tone will be darker than the final color. Besides basic aftercare, you won’t be required to put aside any of your usual activities, and you won’t experience any long term side effects.
CAN IT BE COMBINED WITH OTHER TYPES OF HAIR TREATMENT?
Absolutely. Pilexil, Aminexil, Quinoral, Neogenic, Arkocapil, Quinoral, Priorin, Tricobell, Nioxín, and hair mesotherapy or intradermotherapy are some of the oral and topical treatments that can help with hair loss, and they are all compatible with SMP.
DOES SPM WORK ON SHORT AND LONG HAIR?
The answer is yes. Hair micropigmentation can be used in both men and women, and in short and long hair. It can cover any area of your scalp.