Here at Scalp Revive, we offer both scalp micropigmentation and tricopigmentation from our clinic in Leeds. Today, we’re going to focus on scalp micropigmentation, or SMP for short, addressing some of the frequently asked questions (or FAQs) about the hair loss treatment.
What is Scalp Micropigmentation?
SMP is a treatment where minute dots of pigment are implanted into the skin, stimulating hair follicles and appearing as a kind of medical tattoo that offers a shaved head look. The standard scalp micropigmentation treatment longer lasting than tricopigmentation, so whilst they offer the same solution, the latter is a temporary option, which can allow you to see if it is right for you. Those who try it often opt for scalp micropigmentation afterwards, once they are sure it is suitable for them.
How Long does Scalp Micropigmentation Last?
One of the most asked questions is often ‘Is Scalp Micropigmentation permanent?’ Whilst SMP is considered a permanent treatment, it technically lasts between three to five years (compared with tricopigmentation, which lasts 12-24 months). After this point, you will most likely require a top-up treatment.
How Much does SMP cost?
If you’re wondering about the cost of scalp micropigmentation, this can vary as it is dependent on your level of hair loss and your individual needs. During your consultation, we offer you a free no-obligation quotation for your treatment plan. As a guide, the SMP treatment carries a minimum cost of £700.
Can you treat longer hair and women?
SMP is not only available for those suffering from male pattern baldness or those who are willing to completely shave any hair off to carry out the treatment. Using highly advanced technology, we are able to treat those with longer hair that may be thinning, who want to maintain their hair length. The aim of SMP in these cases is to reduce the contrast between the skin and the existing hair, giving the appearance of greater fullness and density. This means we are also able to treat women with SMP, offering a discreet service that looks completely natural. Women may suffer from traction alopecia, alopecia areata and telogen effluvium, but whatever the issue, SMP can offer a way for you to restore your hair confidence.
What are the Side Effects of SMP?
The great thing about SMP is that there is an extremely low chance of infection as all equipment is fully sterilized according to medical standards. The only possible issues that could occur aside from the cleanliness of the needles used is if someone had an allergic reaction to the ink used, which is why we carry out a patch test first. As SMP is such a new treatment, there have been no known cases of side effects, so you can feel safe and secure throughout the course of your treatment.
For more information about scalp micropigmentation, please get in touch with us by completing our online contact form, or send us an email at [email protected]. Alternatively, you can speak to a member of the team directly by calling us on 07392544998. We will be happy to answer any further questions you may have for us.