Scalp Micropigmentation for Hair Restoration
Scalp Micropigmentation (SMP) is a minimally-invasive technique that can create the appearance of increased hair density. SMP is essentially a medical-grade tattoo, but it is not something that your neighborhood tattoo artist is qualified to do. SMP uses specialized materials to give patients a natural-looking hairline and accurate scalp density. SMP uses very small, medical-grade needles, designed to deliver a precise amount of ink, one-fourth to one-third of a millimeter beneath the epidermis. Our hair restoration experts use this technology to create thousands of dots on the scalp, creating the appearance of hair.
Scalp Micropigmentation works by minimizing the contrast between the patients scalp and their hair. A pale scalp can be very noticeable, especially against dark hair. SMP camouflages the scalp, making hair look thicker and denser. It can be used on patients who are completely bald and desire a buzz-cut look to their entire head. And for patients who suffer from thinning hair. SMP can also be used to improve the appearance of scarring from previous hair transplant surgeries.
SMP is done by our highly trained Hair Restoration Experts, who specialize in using this technology and have years of experience performing various restoration procedures. SMP should only be done by a seasoned Hair Restoration Professional who understands how to achieve the natural looking results patients want and deserve. SMP is less painful than a traditional tattoo due to the specialized materials used during the procedure. However, we do use local anesthetics to decrease pain for our patients.
The color and position of Scalp Micropigmentation is customized to match each patient and usually requires 2 to 3 treatments over the course of a few weeks. This allows for the ink to settle into the scalp and will allow your provider to ensure consistent and natural results.