How does scalp micropigmentation work?



Scalp Micropigmentation (SMP) generally speaking is a type of cosmetic tattoo. At the same time though SMP is also different from a tattoo in the following ways;


• The pigment used is different so it cannot change colour.

• The pigment is deposited at half the depth of a tattoo.

• The needle are half the diameter of tattoo needles.


More on the difference here.





Pigment is deposited into the skin to replicate real hair follicles. The final result is a shaved head look.


In addition, scalp micropigmentation is also useful for thinning hair. The artist works between the hair to add density as a result the clients hair appears thicker and fuller.


The SMP practitioner uses a rotary SMP pen with tiny nano needle cartridges to skilfully deposit pigment into the skin. Most treatments are carried out over 3 separate appointments. These are specifically spaced ten to twenty days apart. This allows time for each treatment to settle and heal.


At each treatment appointment the SMP artist builds on the density of the previous session. They will use several different shades and needle sizes to give a 3d natural look to the finished result. It is a subtle build up over the three sessions.





The tiny impression created replicate the size shape and shade of real hair follicles almost flawlessly.


Once complete the treatment is very natural looking and indistinguishable from real hair even up close.  If you don’t tell anyone you have had scalp micropigmentation they won’t know.


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Scalp micropigmentation close up form the left handisde of the face
scalp micropigmentation close up from the front of the face
scalp micropigmnentation result from the right hand side of the face

Results image taken immediately after final treatment before settling and healing.