What is SMP?
A hair tattoo, Scalp Micropigmentation (or SMP for short), is a non-surgical, superficial cosmetic tattoo that gives the illusion of a close buzz cut hairstyle on a bald head or density to a thinning crown. The procedure can also be used to conceal scars from hair transplantation, and hide the visual impact of burns or scars on head. Scalp Micropigmentation can be performed on all ethnicities. This procedure does not involve local anesthesia during the procedure. In contrast to traditional tattoo, this treatment is superficial when it penetrates the epidermal level of the skin, and ink is deposited in the upper dermal level of the skin in order to avoid macro impressions. The advantages of this procedure is that the hairline can be adjusted or touched up with relative ease.
The cost of Scalp Micropigmentation depends on a variety of factors, such as size of the affected area, type of treatment, and the severity of hairloss. The procedure takes two to three sessions which usually last about two hours each. The ink chosen color matches the current color of the hair follicle. Although Scalp Micropigmentation is a permanent treatment, it can be removed with laser treatment. There are no scientific data on whether people have suffered side effects over the past 10 years as long as the ink used is from a reputable distributor. Practitioners may opt to perform a small patch test on an inconspicuous part of your scalp before performing the full treatment to rule out allergies to the ink. When researching a location that offers this service the hairline is one of the most crucial aspect of the treatment. If this procedure is not done properly, it can, in some cases it can leave the patron with an un-natural finish.