What is Scalp MicroPigmentation?

Scalp Micropigmentation (also known as SMP) is more than just a hair tattoo. It’s a popular non-surgical hair loss treatment during which natural pigments are applied within the dermal layer of the scalp, replicating a natural shaved head look, hence making it a great solution to hair loss.

When it comes to hair loss, there are a range of options available for those seeking a solution. From hair transplants to advanced hair systems for men and women, the technology and care behind dealing with baldness is constantly progressing and improving. One of the more recently developed solutions is Scalp Micropigmentation but the question is: what exactly is it? To make sure you’re up to date with this revolutionary treatment, Optima Hair have explained the process of micro-pigmentation.

The Basics of Scalp Micropigmentation

The best way to understand Scalp Micropigmentation is to see it as a form of scalp tattoo. During this non-surgical procedure, a natural pigment is applied to the epidermal layer of the scalp, effectively replicating the appearance of natural hair follicles. Practitioners aim to camouflage the surface area of the scalp where hair loss has already occurred and, in turn, creates a new hairline for the client.

Further benefits of the Procedure

As well as the obvious boost to a client’s confidence, Scalp Micro-Pigmentation also offers a way to cover any surgery scars from past procedures. For example, if a client has previously had a hair transplant procedure which brought with a few complications, SMP can be carried out in order to help camouflage any scars and imperfections. 

Before and After Results 

Below you can see the before and after results of scalp micropigmentation treatments:

See more results from scalp micropigmentation in our results section.

When would I see results? 

Although the effects of SMP can be noticed immediately, for optimum results, around 2-3 sessions are required with a practitioner. Each session is carried out within a sterile, comfortable environment ensuring that the patient’s experience is a positive one, meaning clients are assured that their results will be of a high quality.

Damon, Optima’s SMP technician says “Having experienced losing my own hair and experiencing this procedure first hand I can personally attest to the benefits of this treatment. I no longer have to worry about covering any bald patches or feel embarrassed about what others may think of me. I liked the treatment so much I decided to become a practitioner myself, and have been performing this procedure for almost 10 years.”

How to get started with Scalp Micropigmentation? 

If you’re experiencing hair loss or baldness and would like to talk to one of our hair specialists, don’t hesitate to get in touch today and book a free consultation!