Frequently asked questions

1What is SMP (Scalp Micropigmentation)?

Scalp micropigmentation is safe and non-invasive treatment for thinning hairlines. We use detailed micro-needles to deposit pigment onto your scalp, creating the appearance of hair follicles. This restores the look of fuller hair and a stronger hairline.

2How long will it last?

SMP is a Permanent solution to hair loss and will last a lifetime with maintenance touch ups along the way. How often you require touch ups depends on various factors such as your immune system, how you look after your treatment and UV exposure.

Some clients may require touch ups around every 4 to 6 years where as others may require touch ups around every three years. Some clients may never need a touch up. It really does differ from person to person.

3How much does SMP cost?

We charge $500 per session. There is a $250 deposit at time of booking that will go towards your first session.

After your final session, small touch ups or any small changes you decide to make are free up to one year after your last session.

If future touch ups are needed, they are usually completed within 1 – 2 hours, and cost $250.

4How many sessions will it require?

Most density sessions for people who want their hair to look fuller will take 1 to 3 sessions. If you are bald expect 3 to 5 sessions.

5How long is each session?

We book you for 4 hours, each session is typically 2 to 4 hours.

6Is scalp micropigmentation s tattoo?

No. SMP can be referred to as a medical tattoo but the treatment is performed using a completely different technique to regular tattoos. The treatment is performed by our highly skilled SMP trained practitioner using specialist pigments created for the scalp only, not tattoo ink. The needles and equipment we use are also different to those used for regular tattoos.

We strongly advise against using regular tattoo inks or seeking treatment from anyone other than a highly trained SMP specialist as this can result in an undesired outcome which would only be removable by laser treatment.

7What if my hair turns gray as I age?

If your hair was to turn gray later on in life, this would have no affect on your look after having Scalp Micropigmentation. Our pigments are specially formulated to settle into the scalp over time. This means that over the years, your SMP treatment will slowly become a lighter shade, whereas others may require a touch up to freshen or darken their SMP treatment, if your hair was to turn gray, you may never require a touch up session as you would simply allow the pigments to lighten naturally as your hair turns gray.

8Will my scalp be red after treatment?

This varies depending on your skin type. Usually any redness will subside within a few hours to 24 hours after your SMP treatment. Some clients may experience redness for the following few days although this is quite rare.

Your scalp will not necessarily be sore after your treatment but you may experience slight itchiness at times as your skin is healing.

9How long between each session should I wait?

We wait at least 7 to 10 days between sessions. This gives us the time to see how your skin has taken the pigment and what shade to use next. We use different shades to add depth which gives a more natural look. The first session is always the lightest. We then use darker pigments to add density until completion.

10Can I have the SMP after a hair transplant or to cover scars?

Yes. Many of our clients have undergone hair transplant procedures and have not received their desired results. In these cases we use our Scalp Micropigmentation treatment to create a thicker look to any thinning hair.

We also treat clients who have head scars including those from Hair Transplants.

11What is treatment after care?

After each treatment you can return to work immediately. For the 4 days after each treatment we advise that you do not exercise or excessively sweat. You can return to light exercise after a 4 day healing period. Excessive Sweating of the scalp can cause the treatment to migrate or not hold. Normal exercise can resume 10 days after treatment.

For the following 4 days after each treatment it is important not to allow your scalp to get wet or wear hats which may rub on your new SMP treatment. After the 4 day period you can then wash your head and shave your hair.

Full aftercare instructions will be given to you after your first treatment.

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