SMP Scalp Micropigmentation by Tomi

What is Scalp Micropigmentation?

Scalp micropigmentation, often referred to as SMP, is a highly specialized technique for cosmetic pigmentation of the scalp. Although it’s similar to conventional tattooing, SMP is also unique in many ways. It involves the use of advanced techniques and equipment to inject certain pigments into the scalp; therefore, it is mainly used as a treatment for hair loss.

Technicians are trained to use intricate procedures that ultimately mimic hair follicles in patients suffering from conditions such as androgenic alopecia, hairline receding, balding, thinning, and hair transplant scarring, among others. With the proper equipment and skill training, SMP specialists can provide patients cost-effective and cosmetically pleasing results.

Is treatment painful?

This is the most frequently asked question about SMP. The truth is there is no right answer to this question. Some patients will say it’s just an uncomfortable feeling, while others will describe it as a painful procedure. Because tolerance to pain is a very subjective matter, it’s impossible to tell a client in advance how much discomfort they will experience during the process.

However, some factors can influence pain tolerance, such as skin thickness, the area of the scalp being treated, pre-existing conditions, the existence of scar tissue or other skin conditions. For instance, a client with dermatitis or fragile skin will likely feel more pain than average clients.

How many sessions I need ?

How Many Sessions are NeededMost clients will only need two to three sessions. Additional treatments might be requi-red if the client wishes to increase the density in one area, which will require the injec-tion of more ink dots. It’s important to tell clients that adding more density will result in a more natural, darker look that will allow to blend the results with the remaining hair.

However, it’s probably better to work conservatively without adding too much pigment too quick so that it’s up to the customer to request for a darker tone. In fact, adding too much density can result in having to laser away part of the job, which imposes a more significant cost for the client.Scar tissue absorbs ink more quickly resulting in more significant fading, so these types of patients can require more sessions to achieve excellent cosmetic results. Alo-pecia patients can be completed after two to three sessions; however, there are likely to take longer, especially if the patient has patchy hair loss (alopecia areata), or total loss of all head