Top 5 Reasons to Get SMP
Posted on 17th February, 2022
As a relatively new treatment for hair loss, scalp micropigmentation was first used in 2001 on multiple patients with head scars.
Since then, the procedure has become available for everyone who struggles with hair loss - men and women, young and old.
By definition, scalp micropigmentation is a non-surgical, superficial cosmetic tattoo that offers the illusion of a close buzz cut hairstyle on a bald or balding head or a thinning crown.
Performing scalp micropigmentation entails depositing a special pigment that is as close in terms of color as the person's natural hair as possible underneath the skin on the head where the balding or thinning occurs. Many people can benefit from this procedure, including men with male pattern baldness, cancer patients, individuals with head scars, and women with thin hair.
However, because it is a semipermanent procedure involving tiny needles and depositing ink in the skin, there are numerous people who are skeptical about scalp micropigmentation or who downplay the results it can have on a person who experiences hair loss. The fact that it is quite expensive also gives the skeptics more reasons to doubt the effectiveness of scalp micropigmentaiton. Nevertheless, the treatment actually has plenty of benefits, and here are only five of them.
1. It Is a Safe Procedure
There are many hair loss treatments, some involving chemicals, medication, and even surgical procedures. Perhaps the first thing people think of when they head about hair loss treatment is hair transplantation, which is a surgical procedure that removes hair follicles from one part of the body, the donor site, to a bald or balding area of the body, the recipient site. Needless to say, it is invasive and often leaves people who undergo it with scars on their heads.
On the opposite side of the spectrum, we have scalp micropigmentation, which is achieved by depositing a special, non-toxic pigment under the skin on the head of the person by using technology similar to that used by tattoo artists. Furthermore, scalp micropigmentation does not imply the use of chemicals in any way. At most, the practitioner will apply a mild anesthetic on your scalp to ease the discomfort and prevent infection.
2. Long-Term Solution to Hair Loss
While scalp micropigmentation typically lasts for about 5 years, a person with a hair transplant, for instance, has to go to follow-up appointments once every 4 to 6 months to keep the follicles in good condition. Not only is this time-consuming, but it is also very expensive. With scalp micropigmentation, you do not have to change your lifestyle once your scalp is healed, and you can enjoy a greater level of confidence due to your new look.
Once the pigment starts to fade, which is a natural process, you will only need touch-ups. The cost of the touch-ups will be nowhere near as high as the cost of the initial procedure, and you will only have to get touch-ups once every 4 to 8 years. Furthermore, as you age, the artist who performs scalp micropigmentation can adjust your hairline to make it look as natural as possible, a thing which cannot be achieved with hair transplantation or other treatments for hair loss.
3. It Is a Minimally-Invasive Treatment
Scalp micropigmentation is also referred to as acupuncture for the scalp, and for a good reason. The process does not involve making any incisions in the scalp or breaking the skin, as scalp micropigmentation is achieved by integrating the pigment seamlessly with the skin tone by using small needles. Moreover, the high-level software we employ and the precise instruments make the procedure as quick and painless as possible, with minimal discomfort.
After scalp micropigmentation, you will not have to spend days or weeks recovering, as you will only have a bunch of restrictions meant to protect your scalp while it is healing and to keep the pigment in place. Some examples are avoiding pools, tanning beds, and saunas for a month following the procedure. You will also have to wear sunscreen on your scalp every time you go outside, as ultraviolet radiation can damage the pigment to a great extent and is dangerous for your skin anyway.
4. Realistic and Natural Look
When licensed and certified professionals perform it, scalp micropigmentation will look incredibly real and natural. No one will be able to tell you underwent the procedure unless you tell the person. The procedure gives the impression of natural hair, providing a nearly perfect replication of the hair texture, color, and skin tone, and producing a look of cropped hair. It will also enhance density over thinning areas of the scalp.
In fact, scalp micropigmentation can look so real that most clients tell our professionals that their co-workers or family members said they look younger or asked if they got a new haircut because they cannot pinpoint the exact change. The realism of scalp micropigmentation concerns the blending of your existing hair follicles with fake pigments that mimic hair follicles. Our artists can strategically blend the pigments into your existing hair to help create a seamless look on the entire scalp.
5. It Will Give You a Youthful Appearance
Unfortunately, people often associate going bald or having your hair starting to thin with getting old, which is not always the case. This can make the person who experiences hair loss feel self-conscious and have a negative self-image and lower their self-confidence. Luckily, scalp micropigmentation can solve this issue once and for all, and your family and friends will be pleasantly surprised to see you in a new light.
The goal of scalp micropigmentation is to help boost the confidence of people suffering from male pattern baldness, alopecia, and receding hairline. Consequently, if you feel that your hair loss or thinning affects your self-image, scalp micropigmentation might be the perfect solution. As we have just emphasized, it is safe, minimally invasive, yields long-term results, and will boost your self-esteem.
We Offer Professional Scalp Micropigmentation to People of All Ages
For several years, our artists, Macy and Rob, have been providing people who struggle with hair loss or hair thinning with quality scalp micropigmentation that lasts for years. By virtue of the cutting-edge technology we employ, we can perform this procedure safely, and our work environment is always sterile and spotless. Whether you would like your hair to have more volume or to get rid of male pattern baldness, Coast SMP is the perfect salon for you!
If you are uncertain about what style of hairline you should choose, do not worry. We are here for you to guide you throughout the entire process of scalp micropigmentation, starting with the preliminary steps of the procedure. Our artists will thoroughly assess your hair situation to find the best solution for you and which type of hairline would make you look younger and compliment your appearance. For any questions, please feel free to give us a call.