What solutions are available for hair loss?

The most common hair loss solutions are over-the-counter treatments. These include pills like finasteride and liquids like minoxidil. The key issue with these is that they needed to be applied daily, making them an ongoing commitment and expense. Hair transplants are also popular but they’re also incredibly expensive surgeries and the results are not guaranteed to make you happy. A low budget alternative is to look into what’s causing your balding and focus on fixing that instead. This might mean quitting smoking, reducing stress or eating healthier. Improving your lifestyle is a great place to start not just for your hair loss but general health.However, sometimes you’re just at the mercy of your genetics and no amount of habit changing can fix that.

SMP is a great treatment for hair loss that can be undertaken by almost anyone who suffers from hair loss. Its low health risks, natural results, versatility and minimal maintenance make it one of the most popular solutions.


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Can SMP cause hair loss?

SMP does not cause hair loss itself, as the procedure does not involve any cutting or removal of hair follicles. SMP doesn’t interact with hair follicles at all. Hair tattoos simply replicate the appearance of hair growth, through the thousands of dots. The microneedle used is only injected 2mm deep while hair follicles are located at 4mm. The precise nature of the procedure means that the needle will never reach or interfere with functioning hair follicles.

SMP may be used to conceal hair loss caused by other factors such as male or female pattern baldness, alopecia areata, or scarring alopecia. In these cases, if the underlying condition causing the hair loss continues to progress, more SMP may be required to cover up the additional hair loss. Consult Jackson Cross your hair loss specialist to determine the underlying cause of hair loss before deciding on any hair loss treatments, including SMP. SMP may be a suitable option for some people, but it is not a cure for hair loss and may not be appropriate for everyone.

Can hair grow on a tattooed scalp?

Absolutely! Hair will continue to grow as normal though you should expect a few days break. After your SMP treatment, your body has just been physically damaged by thousands of miniature stabs. Your scalp is essentially a wound and like any wound, it needs time to recover. This period of healing is even shorter than normal tattoos as hair tattoos penetrate less of the skin. 

In general, the initial healing process of SMP takes about 3-5 days. During this time, the scalp may feel tender and there may be some redness or minor swelling. Patients are advised to avoid exposure to direct sunlight, excessive sweating, and contact with water or shampoo for at least 4 days after the procedure. As a hair fall treatment, hair tattoos have no lasting impact on your hair growth. After a short recovery time, your hair will continue growing again as usual.

Will I regret getting SMP treatment?

When you have your first consultation with Jackson Cross, it is important to follow the aftercare instructions provided by the SMP practitioner to ensure proper healing and optimal results. It is also important to note that the longevity of the SMP treatment may vary depending on factors such as skin type, sun exposure, and skincare routine. Jackson will ensure he understands your expectations, the share with you his past skills as a SMP practitioner, and demonstrate portfolio of results.

There are a few things you can do to avoid getting a bad finish:

  • Understand the process
  • Research the clinic
  • Chat with your practitioner

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Understand the Process

It’s important that you understand what you’re actually doing. Learn more about treating hair loss through SMP and what the actual process looks like. SMP can be an effective solution for those looking to create the appearance of a fuller head of hair or to conceal areas of thinning or balding hair.It is important to keep in mind that SMP is a cosmetic treatment, and the results may not be permanent.

Research the SMP Clinic

Then do some research about potential clinics. Do they look trustworthy? Are their reviews positive? f you have realistic expectations about the results of SMP and choose a skilled and experienced practitioner, you are less likely to regret the treatment. It is important to do your research and choose a reputable practitioner who uses high-quality pigments and follows proper hygiene and safety protocols.

Chat with Your Practitioner

You should feel like you can trust the person you consult with and feel comfortable with them. Feel free to ask any questions you might have. You want to be able to trust the practitioner and their knowledge. This will help you feel more comfortable undergoing the treatment. SMP is a personal decision, and what works for one person may not work for another. If you are unsure about SMP or have concerns about the treatment, it may be helpful to speak with a hair loss specialist or SMP practitioner such as Jackson Cross to discuss your options and expectations.

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Jackson Cross - Owner / Award winning SMP technician / Master trainer

A wealth of knowledge and a passion for both barbering and tattooing Jackson has all the skills and capabilities to deliver award winning Scalp Micropigmentation results. Years of industry experience combined with Determination to strive for nothing short of excellence and perfection is the perfect recipe for his success within the SMP industry!


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