What is Scalp Micropigmentation?

Hair loss is just one of the devastating occurrences that life can throw at you. It a disorder that will hold prisoners to all and affects both men and women alike. Statistics have shown that over half the male population will suffer noticeable hair loss by the time they reach 50 and just a shade below this figure in women. Scalp micropigmentation is a contemporary treatment that works by masking the devastating effects of this crushing disorder and is breaking new grounds by the day.

The scalp micropigmentation process involves placing minute dots of ink just below the surface of the skin to create the illusion of a shaved head effect. The ink is matched to your existing hair colour and you will be able to wash and swim as usual a week after the procedure

Scalp micropigmentation (SMP) can also be used on areas of the head where the hair is thinning and you need densification to give the illusion of thicker hair. This process is ideal for alopecia areata patches, or any kind of diffuse thinning caused by other conditions.

Scalp micropigmentation is a system whereby pigment is placed just under the surface of the skin with an extremely small needle. This creates ‘dots’ of pigment, each designed to replicate a shaven hair follicle. When combined with thousands of ‘dots’ applied by a skilled practitioner, the result is the appearance of a full head of shaven hair.

This process is ideal for anyone suffering from male pattern baldness, alopecia or hair thinning. It is also possible to maintain a longer hair length in some circumstances. Contact us so we can assess your suitability for this option.

Our team understands that a loss of hair equates to a loss of confidence. All consultations are confidential and are carried out in private at our discrete salon, or by phone and email when this is more convenient for you.

The Process

Stage 1

Our expert technician will sit down with you and discuss the look you wish to achieve. This includes answering any questions you may have and discussing the short and long term benefits and implications of having a scalp micropigmentation treatment with us.
We will then map out the perfect hairline with your approval, and prepare for treatment.

Stage 2

The technician will discuss the right pigment shade for your skin and hair tone, blend the pigment as necessary and prepare your scalp for the procedure.

Stage 3

Your treatment begins by starting at the back of your head in the crown area to replace lost density, before moving forward and applying scalp micropigmentation throughout the area where hair has been lost.

The first session typically lasts for 2-3 hours and is generally comfortable for most clients. Some mild discomfort can be experienced from time to time but this is not usually an issue. The pain level is nothing like having a body tattoo, in fact many clients fall asleep during the procedure.

Stage 4

Your second session usually lasts 2-3 hours and is scheduled about a week after your first session. During your second session we build significantly more density with the aim to complete your look.

A touch-up appointment is also arranged for 30 days post treatment. This is to correct any fading and ensure your final result is perfectly in line with your expectations.

Following your procedure, top ups are required every 2-4 years depending on your skin type and how well you follow our aftercare guidelines.