Scalp Micropigmentation (SMP) is the fastest growing cosmetic treatment for hair loss. As the procedure is non-invasive, low maintenance, permanent and relatively low cost (compared with a hair transplant) it’s popularity is easy to understand.
The procedure is very effective at creating the illusion of real, layered hair and works equally well for partial as well as total baldness.
Over the course of two to three sessions a skilled practitioner will inject organic pigments into the scalp, developing a close cropped, buzz look that is almost indistinguishable from the real thing.
Of course some patients still have concerns about the procedure and we’ve answered three of the main ones below:
1. Won’t it be obvious it isn’t my real hair?
No it won’t be obvious. SMP practitioners are highly skilled in creating the illusion of real hair and many men report an instant boost in confidence when work colleagues and even family are completely unaware that the SMP is anything other than the real thing.
2. What if I don’t like the way I look with a shaved head?
You don’t necessarily have to shave all your hair off to have SMP. Where the hair is just thinning then the procedure will convey the illusion of a thicker head of hair by reducing the contrast between the scalp and the hair follicles.
Generally, it is recommended for most men to shave off the hair to allow the practitioner to create the most appropriate style.
3. What If I don’t like the hairline I choose?
It is important to spend time face to face with the SMP practitioner before undergoing the procedure. Most practices will have a large portfolio of styles and will be able to advise what works best for you.
Although the procedure is permanent it is possible to change the hairline at a later date. This may or may not involve laser treatment depending on the requirement but many clinics will offer this as part of the package.
SMP is a great way to restore confidence for men who’ve struggled with hair loss. Like any permanent procedure it shouldn’t be rushed into without some thought and advice. Check out one of the many sites offering or advising on SMP on the internet.