What is Scalp Tattoo? (Scalp Micropigmentation)

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Scalp micropigmentation(SMP), involves tattooing thousands of tiny dots on patients' heads to give the illusion of shaved hair.
It is a non-surgical, cosmetic tattoo that gives the illusion of a close buzz cut hairstyle on a bald head or adds density to a thinning hair line The procedure can also be used to for scars from hair transplant, hide the visual impact of burns or to treat hair loss through skin conditions such as Alopecia.
Scalp micro pigmentation can be performed on all skin types and colours.
This procedure involves local anesthesia to avoid any pain during procedure. In contrast to other tattoos, the procedure does not penetrate the epidermal level of the skin as deeply, and the inks (or pigments) used are less prone to color change over time.
The advantages of this procedure is that the hairline can be adjusted and freshened up with relative ease.

The cost of scalp micropigmentation depends on a variety of factors, such as where you live, the type of clinic you choose, the treatment area required and how many treatments you need. The procedure takes about two or three sessions, which usually last about three hours each. Clients can choose from hundreds of shades of ink to match their original hair color and skin tone. Whilst scalp micro pigmentation is a permanent treatment, it can be removed with a correctional procedure or laser treatment.

How Long Does Scalp Micropigmentation Last?
Eight to ten years, with touch-ups every three to five years.

Does Scalp Micropigmentation Hurt?
Overall, scalp micropigmentation can hurt, but the pain is usually very mild. Some patients require a little break before the procedure is continued.

Does Scalp Micropigmentation Damage Hair Follicles?
The Scalp Micropigmentation procedure is done by going in between your existing follicles to create depth and density so it does not damage hair follicles.

If you have not enoughe donor zone for hair transplant, Scalp Micropigmentation can be good option for you. This method is widely used and a safer non-surgical hair loss treatment.