What is Scalp Micro Pigmentation (SMP)?
Scalp MicroPigmentation is a non-surgical solution for hair thinning in men and women. SMP helps thicken and restore the look of fuller hair. It is an advanced method of cosmetic micro pigmentation. We use micro-needles to deposit pigment into the epidermal layer of the scalp creating tiny hair follicular shaped dots, distributed all over the scalp giving the illusion of fullness. This procedure replicates the natural hair follicles by adding density to thinning areas. SMP decreases the contrast between the scalp and the hair, it is natural, subtle and non invasive.
Who can benefit from SMP?
Any client who suffers from moderate hair loss can benefit from this cosmetic camouflage cover-up that SMP offers. It can be useful for people who experience all forms of hair loss:
Correct scars: these can be caused by accidents, burns, or invasive surgeries.
Females with thinning hair in the part of the head or the crown
Males with thinning hair on top of the head and the crown
Total alopecia or shaved head men can benefit from the hair follicle replication on the scalp
People who do not want to undergo surgery. SMP has no downtime.
Scalp Micro Pigmentation Gallery
Male pattern baldness, also called androgenic alopecia, is the most common type of hair loss in men. According to the U.S. National Library of Medicine (NLM) , more than 50 percent of all men over the age of 50 will be affected by male pattern baldness to some degree.
Male Pattern Baldness can benefit from SMP by adding density to the thin areas. These tiny deposits of pigment on the scalp itself, decreases the contrast between the scalp and the hair giving a dense hair look.
The reason for female pattern baldness is not well understood, but it may be related to aging, changes in the levels of androgens (hormones that may stimulate male features), or a family history of male or female pattern baldness.
As with the male case, it is the most common type of hair loss in women and can benefit significantly from the increased density that this technique allows.
Shading for extreme thinning
Over time, our hair follicles may stop producing new hair, making our scalp more and more visible. Still, active follicles can produce healthy fibers, but if a significant number of them slow down or even stop altogether, the hair will look thinner.
In some extreme thinning cases, it can be added a shadow on the scalp with a lighter pigment to decrease the contrast between the scalp and the hair. This will create a camouflaged look that will offer the feeling of greater hair volume, giving a much more robust style.
In scar alopecia, hair follicles are destroyed, atrophied and replaced by scar tissue, making hair loss irreversible. It can affect both men and women of any age, although it is rare in children.
The inflammation that destroys the follicle is not seen with the naked eye because it occurs under the skin, and there are usually no visible scars on the scalp.
SMP is a great tool to camouflage these types of scars, resulting from hair transplants, plastic surgeries, or burns.
Main advantages of SMP
Better than a tattoo. Safer than a transplant.