What is it?
Scalp Micro Pigmentation (SMP) is a cosmetic procedure that involves the tattooing of tiny dots on the scalp to mimic the appearance of hair follicles. The objective of SMP is to create the illusion of a fuller head of hair, and it is often used as a solution for hair loss, alopecia, or for those who have undergone hair transplantation and want to enhance the results. The process involves the use of specialized equipment and pigments to mimic the look of a shaved head or buzz cut, and can be customized to match the individual's hair color and skin tone. The result is a natural-looking appearance of a fuller head of hair.
If you have 60% or more hair loss, (or if you are on this path), we recommend you try the MicroBarber™ buzzed look.
Want to keep your hairstyle but need a boost in the roots? We recommend you try the MicroBarber™ density treatment.
HOW MANY SESSIONS DOES IT TAKE?
It typically takes 3-4 sessions. We will guarantee any touch ups needed within one year of the service.
HOW LONG BETWEEN SESSIONS?
Sessions can be booked 7 days apart or longer.
CAN I MAKE PAYMENTS?
Payments can be split up between 3 sessions.
WILL IT FADE?
After 4-5 years you will have the choice to let the SMP fade back into natural, or have a quick touch up to maintain the look. A touch up would cost approx. $500. (Every 4-5 years).
HOW LONG DOES EACH SESSION TAKE?
Each session takes approximately 2 hours, depending on the size of the area.
IS IT LIKE A REGULAR TATTOO?
SMP is only deposited into the very top layer of the skin, unlike a traditional tattoo that is deposited 5-7 sublayers deep.
IS IT PAINFUL?
It is not painful, the depth would't even pop a balloon.
IS THERE RECOVERY TIME?
There is no bleeding, scabbing or scarring. You will feel back to normal just one hour after the service.
WHAT IS THE AFTER CARE?
For best results, you will be advised to leave the treated area clean and dry for 3 days after the service, and then you can get back to your normal routine of shampooing, exercising etc.
You can give it a good rinse with water 3 hours after the service to clean any excess ink and debris before leaving it for the 3 days.
WHAT TYPE OF PIGMENT DO YOU USE?
The pigment shade we use is customized for your hair and skin type. We use a vegan, carbon black with a touch of brown for soft, realistic, natural results that don't change color over time.
WILL IT WORK ON GREY HAIR?
Yes. Many of our clients have grey or salt and pepper hair. Our pigment is grey scale so we can match your grey hair colour, or create depth under the hair and frame the face.