What Is Scalp Pigmentation?
Scalp pigmentation (SMP) is a non surgical procedure for men or women suffering from hair loss. Scalp micropigmentation is the most modern and advanced permanent makeup technique today and delivers immediate results. By replicating hair follicles on the scalp you can restore hair line, bald areas, camouflage a hair transplant scar or simulate a full head of shaven hair. This hair tattoo also creates more volume to thinning hair and benefits alopecia sufferers. 2 – 3 sessions are recommended for best results and treatment time will depend on the size of the area to be treated.
This technique is done with a cosmetic tattoo machine that implants fine dots in the upper layer of the skin (epidermis). The hair simulation result is a natural, realistic appearance to boost your self confidence.
We also offer a microblading treatment for the hairline. This technique is done with a manual hand tool by adding hair strokes in between thinning hair on the hair line and is more suitable for longer hair.
Things To Remember Before Your Treatment:
– Avoid sunbathing, waxing or laser treatments at least 2 weeks before your treatment.
– No alcohol, caffeine or blood thinning (for example aspirin) medicines 24 hours before your treatment.
– Inflamed skin (on the scalp)
– Do not discontinue any medication without your doctor’s consent.
– You cannot donate blood up to 6 months after your treatment.
Scalp Pigmentation Consultation
Before Annette starts doing any cosmetic tattoo treatment she has an in depth consultation with her client to make sure we meet your expectations. We offer a number of scalp techniques and we will discuss what treatment will work best for you. She will guide you through the semi permanent makeup treatment process and answer all questions you might have. You will have the option for a patch test if you have any concerns of an allergic reaction. If not, your scalp pigmentation procedure can be done on the same day.
We will select the colour pigment to match your hair and skin colour. We use high quality scalp pigments that are hypo allergenic and sterilized needles for single use only.
You can expect the area to be slightly red immediately after the procedure and this will disappear after a few hours. The scalp tattoo will appear slightly darker immediately after the treatment and will lose up to 30% of the intensity of the colour after 1 week once the scabs/dry skin have cleared up. During this time (1st week) it is recommended to avoid touching the area, use cosmetic creams on the scalp area, sunbathing or wet the scalp area. Do not pick the scabs as this will result in pigment loss.
It takes up to 4 – 6 weeks for the colour to settle and completely heal. We will book in your next scalp pigmentation appointment 4-6 weeks after your initial treatment. A scalp tattoo typically lasts 2 – 3 years (In some cases even longer). Oily skin, skin texture, exposure to sun (use SPF while sunbathing), exfoliation products and skin lightening products like Vitamin A and retinol can affect the longevity of your scalp tattoo. Avoid applying these creams on the cosmetic tattoo.
We recommend a colour boost every couple of years to keep your cosmetic tattoo at its best.
Candidates Not Suitable For Scalp Micropigmentation:
– persons under the age of 18 years
– pregnant or breastfeeding
– viral infections
– roaccutane in the last 12 months
– prone to keloid/hypotrophic scarring
– auto -immune disorders
– chemotherapy treatment in the last 6 months (unless with doctor’s consent)
– any medication that have blood thinning properties
– any person with a pacemaker, ICD or heart conditions
– skin inflammation around the treatment area
|Treatment per session||Price|
|Crown only (depending on size)||from £150|
|Hair line (depending on size)||from £200|
|Full head||from £800|
Deposit refunds will only be given with 48 hours notice. Cancellation less than 48 hours will incur a full charge for the scalp pigmentation treatment.