The anti hair loss industry has grown immensely throughout the years, generating business revenues amounting to over £1 billion. It can be attributed to manufacturers and service providers of good quality though the other side of this equation also exists. Great marketing schemes coupled with skillful concealment of pertinent information have been the formula for its continued rise. How effective a product or service actually is has sadly and sometimes hazardously taken a backseat in the name of cashing in on this lucrative field. Misleading information has made numerous consumers and clients fall prey to fruitless, often expensive products and procedures that can sometimes do more harm than good.


A good example of this is finasteride. It is a drug that can help slow down the onset of androgenic alopecia in its earlier stages. Though highly effective in most people, there is still the likelihood of being susceptible to the adverse risks in taking this medication. There have been efforts to downplay this possibility by a leading manufacturer of the drug to about five percent through its own clinical tests. Some independent studies however have found that the probability can range up to 15%. There has yet to be a more conclusive, impartial and sanctioned evaluation of its side effects.

There have been many reviews highlighting the positive effects of hair loss products and services. These business owners have a right to do so, in the name of good product promotion. Hand in hand with this however is the responsibility to inform the public of any probability that could put their health in peril. This has permeated almost every sector of this industry. Even one of its more reliable solutions is not exempted.

A scalp micropigmentation treatment is a very technical procedure that requires skilled technicians, quality materials, specialised equipment and modern facilities to successfully complete. To take away any of these components would risk the quality of its final outcome. This has been the bane of the industry for quite some time now with providers offering their haphazard services to the detriment of the unsuspecting patient. They are not all to blame however since there has yet to be an official standard for quality SMP treatment much less a regulating body to impose sanctions upon them. The only real determining factor available is if the final result successfully creates an illusion of hair that is undetectable to the casual observer.

Reviews about SMP services have proliferated the market in varying degrees, both positive and negative. The thing to look out for here however is accuracy. Some online reviews tend to be manufactured. Anybody, even the service provider himself can easily post great feedback about his own clinic while masquerading as a different person. It only takes a matter of minutes to create one and there are no checks in place to verify the veracity of such claims. There are also competitors that post negative reviews about their business rivals without any substantiating evidence. This has become a common practice in the SMP community and something to watch out for when researching for a good clinic.

There are some potential red flags to alert a prospective SMP patient about any outright misrepresentations outside of common exaggerations in advertising a service. A quality treatment goes beyond one session before it can be completed. Even the leading SMP clinics are in agreement on this matter. Any review that says otherwise should not be taken seriously. Another thing to be aware of is the skill of the technician. There should be solid proof of his experience through satisfactory feedback coming from impartial sources.

The best way to trust a review is to meet actual people who have undergone the service. This provides the potential client with real evidence of the work that was performed. It is a good opportunity to learn first-hand, removed from any self-serving motives about the work of the SMP provider.