Scalp Micropigmentation (SMP)

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Light layer scalp micropigmentation is gaining in popularity for patients experiencing hair loss problems. This procedure can restore the confidence you’ve lost without the unwanted side effects of surgery. 

Now is the best time to explore hair loss treatment options such as scalp micropigmentation (SMP). Learn more about SMP and discover why this procedure is becoming mainstream.

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Scalp Micropigmentation (SMP) Explained
How Is SMP Performed?
Who Benefits From SMP?
How Long Does SMP Last?
Is SMP Painful?
Does SMP Offer Any Advantages?
How Do You Prepare for an SMP Treatment?
What Should You Do Upon Completion of Each SMP Treatment Session?
What’s the Cost for an SMP Treatment?
How Much Does Scalp Micropigmentation Cost?
Does SMP Involve Any Risks
Are You Ready to Proceed With SMP?
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Scalp Micropigmentation (SMP)

Scalp Micropigmentation (SMP) Explained

If you’re searching for solutions to your thinning, balding, or receding hairline, a selection of different hair loss treatment options are now available. Hair transplants and advanced hair systems for men and women are continually progressing and evolving thanks to state-of-the-art hair restoration techniques and technologies. 

Scalp micropigmentation (SMP) is a nonsurgical hair loss solution. Hair restoration specialists use natural pigments within the dermal layer of the scalp to create a natural shaved head look. More than a hair tattoo, SMP lessens the appearance of thinning, balding, and bald spots, producing a 3D effect to give hair increased thickness and fullness.

Today, SMP is a popular hair loss treatment for those experiencing hair loss concerns. At The Hair Transplant Center – Dallas, we ensure you stay up-to-date with this revolutionary hair loss treatment.

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How Is SMP Performed?
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Who Benefits From SMP?
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How Long Does SMP Last?
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Is SMP Painful?
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Does SMP Offer Any Advantages?
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How Do You Prepare for an SMP Treatment?
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What Should You Do Upon Completion of Each SMP Treatment Session?
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What’s the Cost for an SMP Treatment?

How Is SMP Performed?

Scalp micropigmentation is best described as a scalp tattoo. This groundbreaking innovation duplicates the appearance of thicker, fuller hair. 

When performing SMP, our hair transplant physician applies a natural pigment to the epidermal layer of the scalp using ultra-fine needles that yield thousands of microdot tattoos that offer the appearance of natural hair follicles. This stippling pattern creates hair follicles that look like hair has been cut close to the scalp.

This procedure involves significant attention to detail. The purpose of this technique is covering the surface area of hair loss at the scalp to form a new hairline. Typically, you need approximately two to three sessions, about four to five hours per session, for scalp micropigmentation to occur to achieve desirable results. During your initial consultation, you should discuss with our hair transplant doctor the color you desire that closely matches your natural hair color and skin tone.

Who Benefits From SMP?

The “shaved style” of scalp micropigmentation allows you to determine the position of your hairline. This positioning affects the structure of your face, and it makes thin hair look thicker and bald areas denser. 

SMP is ideal for people dealing with the following hair loss problems:

  • Thinning hair.
  • Alopecia areata.
  • Male and female pattern baldness.
  • Those with previous hair transplants.
  • Those with uneven hair loss.

How Long Does SMP Last?

Over time, our skin regenerates and sheds its outer layer. As a result, the pigmented follicles in the scalp fade. 

An SMP treatment can last between five to six years, depending on the treatment desired. You should understand that if the procedure is performed properly, artificial follicles will fade but the color will remain the same. 

Is SMP Painful?

Some individuals may experience discomfort from SMP. The amount of pain depends on your pain tolerance. Nonetheless, before the procedure takes place, our hair transplant surgeon will apply a topical numbing solution to your scalp to alleviate the discomfort. 

Does SMP Offer Any Advantages?

SMP can can offer several benefits for individuals who want to proceed with this procedure to address their hair loss:

  • It’s a noninvasive procedure. SMP does not require surgical incisions into the scalp.
  • It doesn’t involve significant pain and discomfort. A hair restoration specialist applies numbing agents to the scalp before treatment, which decreases pain and discomfort.
  • It’s a low-maintenance hair loss solution. SMP only needs to be completed every three to five years to maintain a consistent look.
  • It can conceal scars. Hide scars on your scalp by working with the natural form of your hair.
  • It’s a low-cost procedure. SMP is more affordable than hair transplant procedures and long-term, over-the-counter or prescription drugs that treat hair loss.

How Do You Prepare for an SMP Treatment?

During the initial consultation, you will be advised on what to expect and how to prepare before an SMP treatment occurs.

Some general guidelines include the following:

  • Shower before each treatment. You won’t be able to wash or wet your scalp for four days after each session.
  • Typically, each treatment session requires four to five hours of time.
  • Even if you’re addressing only a small area, three to four sessions are required since SMP involves layering of colors.
  • Treatment sessions are scheduled to occur several weeks apart from one another.

What Should You Do Upon Completion of Each SMP Treatment Session?

After each SMP treatment, you’ll receive specific care instructions. Your post-treatment care includes the following:

  • Avoid swimming pools, saunas, and steam rooms for several days.
  • Avoid sun exposure for several days after each treatment. Use sunscreen with SPF 30 to 50 protection thereafter.
  • Avoid strenuous exercises for five days after each treatment.
  • Moisturize the treated area following the fourth day of each SMP treatment.

What’s the Cost for an SMP Treatment?

Scalp micropigmentation depends largely on the extent of hair loss. Treatment may cost more in extensive cases that require several sessions to complete. SMP is more affordable compared to other hair restoration techniques such as hair transplants. 

Cost also depends on the expertise of the hair restoration surgeon. A professional with years of experience may be able to charge more because the individual can create a hairline tailored to your facial features that can look appealing even as you age.

Does SMP Involve Any Risks?

Like other popular cosmetic procedures such as tattooing and eyebrow microblading, scalp micropigmentation treatments can result in potential side effects. Most often, these side effects include redness and itchiness, conditions which generally go away after a few days as the skin on the scalp heals. 

Make an initial consultation with our hair transplant physician to discuss the risks involved in the treatment process before deciding to undergo SMP treatment.

Are You Ready to Proceed With SMP?

Scalp micropigmentation (SMP) can help you regain your self-confidence by achieving the look you desire. Gain natural and immediate results in line with your goals and expectations. 

If you’re looking for a competent and reliable source to provide hair restoration treatment, The Hair Transplant Center – Dallas is your trusted source for SMP treatment. Together with our hair restoration team, Dr. Stefan Thiele has treated thousands of clients with hair and scalp concerns. 

Let us share our skills and expertise with you. Contact us to schedule a consultation and learn more about how this hair loss treatment could benefit you.