Scalp Micropigmentation, also know as SMP or hair tattoo is a modern non- invasive hair loss solution done by depositing specialized pigment using a micro needle to replicate the appearance of natural follicle, an illusion of a closely shaven scalp or the appearance of a fuller thicker hair. It is suitable for most men and women suffering from any form of hair loss.
The price will depend on the level of hair loss. Typically, it ranges from $1800-$4000. It is best to contact our office and schedule a free consultation. We offer in person consultations at our Seattle office, FaceTime/Phone or you can simply text pictures to 206-305-1895 for an accurate pricing.
It may sometimes be referred to as a hair tattoo or hairline tattoo, it is actually a form of a cosmetic tattoo. SMP is done by using specialized pigment, needles and tools created specifically for this application. It is important to know that we are not implanting pigment as deep as it’s done when performing a regular body tattoo, hence why SMP will start fading overtime requiring a one session touch up every few years.
Highly unlikely! It’s imperativethat the treatment is done by trained and licensed specialist. SMP treatment might turn blue or green if it’s applied incorrectly by a technician, wrong pigment selection for clients skin tone has been used or incorrect after care by a client. Luckily, we have had an extensive training in color theory and have corrected many blue or green hues with a simple pigment modification.
Hair is only gray when it gets longer, buzzing to the appropriate length gray hair does not appear as gray. SMP will also become lighter over time, so gray-scale pigment can be adjusted in shades when you come in for a touch up should your hair turn gray in the future. Adding density to gray hair is also very common, it actually gives a nice illusion of that salt and pepper look.
Treatment will never completely disappear, however a client will experience some fading over the years in which case they will require a quick one session touch up to bring the treatment to its original standard. Most people will come in for a touch up every 4-5 years. Over exposure to the sun will result in fading sooner, applying sunscreen to protect and prolong the life of the treatment is very important.
On average a client will need 2-3 sessions, 10-14 days apart to complete the treatment depending on the level of the hair loss. However, some clients might need an extra session depending on the condition of their skin and other factors. Someone with oily scalp might need an additional session, but don’t worry we charge for the entire job not by the session. Natural looking SMP is done by slowly building density over multiple session in order to create an illusion of 3D follicle, SMP is never a one session treatment.
Every client is different and requires different approach to get the natural look that blends well with their existing hair. We always use 3RL needles ranging from .17mm-.30mm. We often use different needle size at each session.
It depends on the individual. In most cases clients do notexperience any pain and another will experience some discomfort on some areas of the scalp. It is a lot less painful than a traditional tattoo. Numbing the scalp is not necessary and you are allowed as many breaks as you need. You are welcome to immerse yourself into your favorite Netflix show while you are getting a treatment to distract from any discomfort.
SMP is a non-invasive procedure that takes a lot less time to heal than a hair transplant surgery. Healing process in very similar to that of getting a tattoo. You will most likely experience some level of redness that looks like a mild sunburn after each session. Most people will go back to work the same day, it is ok to wear the cap/hat immediately after the session. It is important to properly follow after care instruction received after the treatment to ensure proper healing.