How Does Scalp Micropigmentation Work?

SMP is a ground-breaking treatment that is both innovative and contemporary. It is rapidly changing the hair restoration industry and has firmly established a household name for itself. But how does scalp micropigmentation work? And how does it differ from other hair loss solutions?

What is Scalp Micropigmentation?

Also known by its abridged version, SMP, it is an aesthetic treatment that conceals the damage that hair loss leaves behind. It is guaranteed to provide you with results and differs from other hair loss solutions in that it doesn’t claim to promote new hair growth.

How is Scalp Micropigmentation Administered?

The techniques employed in scalp micropigmentation treatments are tantamount to tattooing, albeit with some significant differences. It is administered by a practitioner who has been specifically trained in SMP. The said trained practitioner will implant natural pigments under the skin’s outer surface using a machine that has been fitted with a specifically designed microneedle. The pigments are implanted in a series of tiny dots that, once healed, leave the receiver with imitation hair follicles which sit gently underneath the surface of the skin of your scalp. The finished look is one of a freshly barbered and iconic buzz-cut, or in the case of diffuse thinning, will add the appearance of volume to your existing hair.

How Long Will Scalp Micropigmentation Treatment Last?

As mentioned above, the techniques employed are tantamount to tattooing yet with significant differences. One of those differences is the depth of your implanted pigment. Because of the need for a realistic hairline, the implant depth is notably shallower than that of a tattoo. If it is placed too deeply the “dot” with misshape and discoloration will occur. This means that fading will occur after approximately three to five years. Albeit you won’t need a whole new treatment after this timescale, if you wish to maintain your look, top-ups will be required. The upside is that top-ups are considerably cheaper than newly administered treatments.

Does Scalp Micropigmentation Look Realistic?

The whole idea is to receive a treatment that is ultimately natural and indistinguishable to that of a real hairline. So yes, it does look realistic. However, this is also dependant on the choices you make. It is recommended to ask the advice of your technician when choosing your hairline and avoid any linear or sharp edges if you wish to maintain an authentic finish.

How Does Scalp Micropigmentation Work for Scar Concealment?

Whenever scarring is visible it is a psychological complexity for the owner of the scar. Concealing the site requires a specific skill-set which our technician at SMP Georgia is proud to own. Natural pigments are blended seamlessly and with a razor-sharp precision across, and surrounding, the location of the scar, implanting pigments of varying shades. The result is the linear aspect being evened out deeming the scar invisible to the eye.

We often get asked not only how this ground-breaking procedure works but also does scalp micropigmentation treatment work as a hair restoration solution? It absolutely does work and is also guaranteed to provide a successful result. If you have further questions surrounding this article then please don’t hesitate to reach out to us to find out more about treatments.