Scalp Micropigmentation (SMP)

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Do you feel bad when you look at yourself in the mirror and get mad about the way your hair or scalp looks? Or, maybe you have a scar on your scalp after going through an injury or surgery?

These days, there are several ways to modify how your scalp looks. One of them is a light layer of micropigmentation. Its popularity is growing with people who have lost their hair. And lastly, it gives them back their self-confidence without any of the challenges that come with surgery. 

If you’re unhappy with how your scalp looks, maybe it’s time to try a new way of doing things. Scalp micropigmentation is becoming more and more popular. We’ll tell you why that is so, and why people are choosing to do this instead of other treatments. Continue reading to learn more.

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Scalp Micropigmentation (SMP)

What Is Scalp Micropigmentation (SMP)?

There are many ways to help with hair loss. One newer way is a hair transplant. And, there is also an advanced hair system for men and women that keeps getting better and better.

Scalp micropigmentation, or SMP, is a popular way to cover up bald spots. It is also used to make hair look like it is thicker and fuller. A type of tattoo, the natural pigments go into the skin of your scalp below the surface. It can be done in many different colors and styles. It works by using ink to create an appearance of hairs growing on your head.

SMP is a procedure that can improve the look of eyebrows, lips, and eyes. Of course, it also helps people who are losing their hair. SMP can also be done on the scalp, which lasts for years and can help with boosting your confidence.

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How Is Scalp Micropigmentation (SMP) Performed?
Who Can Benefit From Scalp Micropigmentation (SMP)?
How Long Does Scalp Micropigmentation (SMP) Last?
Does Scalp Micropigmentation (SMP) Hurt?
What Are the Advantages of SMP?
How Do You Prepare for the SMP Procedure?
How Much Does Scalp Micropigmentation (SMP) Cost?

How Is Scalp Micropigmentation (SMP) Performed?

Scalp micropigmentation is an innovative way used at the Hair Transplant Center – Sarasota to make your hair look fuller. It is a non-surgical procedure. Our specially trained professionals will place ink on the epidermal layer of your scalp. First, they use needles that are less than a millimeter long. It creates thousands of dots, replicating the appearance of natural hair follicles. 

This technique is to cover the scalp where hair has already fallen out. It takes two to three treatments (of four to five hours each) for it to work. You will want the color of your new hair to match your natural color and skin tone. 

This affordable hair loss solution can also be used to help people with thinning hair. It does not require surgery, but it will make your hair appear thicker and fuller. It is a quick way to fix the look of your hair by giving it a buzzed appearance.

Who Can Benefit From Scalp Micropigmentation (SMP)?

Scalp micropigmentation is a good way to fix hair loss. It is best for those with alopecia areata, male and female pattern baldness, people who have had hair transplants before, and people with uneven hair loss. The results are natural and they work quickly.

It can be stressful to care about your appearance when you have other things to worry about, but scalp micro pigmentation could help alleviate concerns. It is a type of tattoo that can make hair look fuller or cover up a receding hairline. You will feel better and have more confidence!

How Long Does Scalp Micropigmentation (SMP) Last?

Scalp micropigmentation is a semi-permanent way to change your hair color. It will last for up to six years. But with time and continued shedding of skin cells, it can fade. Make sure you’re looking out for any follicles beginning to fade away from their original colors when deciding on another treatment.

Does Scalp Micropigmentation (SMP) Hurt?

Scalp micropigmentation is a procedure that can help cover up hair loss. It has little to no pain, but there are some side effects. It starts with itching and scabbing, which will go away on their own in time. The discomfort you may experience from this process depends on how tolerant of pain you might be. So before the procedure takes place, our skilled practitioner applies a topical numbing solution.

What Are the Advantages of SMP?

  • A non-invasive procedure. It is a conservative treatment requiring no surgical incision, which means there is none of the typical scarring.
  • Less pain and discomfort. The whole process usually has minimal pain and discomfort for most patients. Numbing agents are applied before treatment, which decreases the chance of feeling any pain or discomfort.
  • Low-maintenance hair loss solution. SMP is a low-maintenance solution to thinning hair every three to five years. It offers the convenience of not having any unwanted side effects.
  • Quick recovery time. This procedure is a nonsurgical method, meaning you can get back to living your normal life shortly after the procedure.
  • Concealing scars. SMP can camouflage any scar with its natural appearance.
  • Low cost. SMP is much more affordable than a hair transplant, which can cost between $4,000 and $15,000. It also has the added benefits of being an in-office procedure that generally takes less than two hours.

How Do You Prepare for the SMP Procedure?

When you decide to have a scalp micropigmentation done by an experienced hair restoration expert, you will need to schedule a preliminary consultation. During this meeting, your SMP Specialist will brief you on what it’s like and how the preparation process goes before they start any work.

Here are some general guidelines:

  • You must take a shower before each treatment because washing your hair is not allowed for a few days.
  • A treatment session typically takes between 2 to 3 hours each.
  • The number of treatments you need will depend on the area to be covered; even if it’s only a small area, two to three sessions are still needed since scalp micropigmentation requires layering of color.
  • Treatment sessions will be scheduled a few weeks apart.

After Your Final SMP Treatment Session 

Here are guidelines to follow after your final session: 

  • Avoid swimming pools, saunas, and steam rooms for several days after your final treatment.
  • Try to keep out of the sun for several days after treatment; after which, use SPF with 30–50 sunscreen protection. 
  • Avoid strenuous exercises for five days after your final treatment.
  • Moisturize the treated area after the fourth day of your final treatment (this also applies in between treatments).

How Much Does Scalp Micropigmentation (SMP) Cost?

SMP is a great option for those who are looking to treat their hair loss but want an affordable alternative. Unlike more expensive procedures, such as transplants that can cost upwards of $6,000 per session, SMP will only cost around $3,000-$4,000+ because it doesn’t require anything implanted into your skin like a transplant does.

The cost of hair restoration treatments is also determined by the expertise of your doctor. They will be able to design a desired look that suits you, even as time goes on and wrinkles appear or other physical changes take place.

Are There Any Risks Involved in the SMP Technique?

While the procedure is low risk, there can still be side effects. Before you decide to move forward with anything, make an initial appointment for a consultation. You can talk about the risks involved in this treatment process. 

Tattoos and eyebrow microblading are both popular cosmetic procedures, and they have their own set of side effects that come with them. This includes a redness on the skin that usually lessens as it heals for up to three days before disappearing completely.

Are You Ready?

Now, are you ready to address your issues with thinning hair or bald spots? Are you looking for a doctor to provide the best hair restoration treatment that is available?

At the Hair Transplant Center in Sarasota, Florida, we are experts in hair transplantation and scalp micropigmentation. Our experts, Dr. Hamwi, Clinician Gieger, and Clinician Daniels will provide clients the best service possible. Whether you live nearby or are planning to travel, give us a call!

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